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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhen is the best time to sell or buy? Property cycles explained02:13There are plenty of things that you should do before putting your property on the market. But what about the things you should avoid. The Selling Houses Australia team share their views on what sellers should not do when it comes time to sell.MORE NEWS: Rare seaside estate hits marketHot spots for investors revealedThe big house with its own ‘mini-me’ houseShaynna Blaze, Andrew Winter & Charlie Albone, hosts of Selling Houses Australia. Photo credit: Foxtel / Nicholas WilsonInterior designer Shaynna BlazeSelling Houses Australia co-host Shaynna Blaze1. Don’t think just because you love your home everyone else will. No one wants to buy another person’s life or memories so take your personal life out of your home.2. Don’t strip the house bare. There is de-cluttering and there is emptying a room. Furniture in a room will give potential buyers a sense of balance and understanding of what can fit in the space.3. Buyers don’t want to imagine what the place will look like once it is fixed up so don’t have the attitude “I thought I would leave it and let the new owners put their spin on it’’. I have heard this so many times and then a house will sit on the market while the well-staged houses are snapped up.4. Don’t ignore the wriggly lock, the stuck door or the carpet coming loose that you trip up every day. Buyers notice all the fine details and will instantly think, “what are the hidden problems I have to deal with?’’Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWill house prices rise by 10%?01:17***Landscape designer Charlie AlboneCharlie Albone. Pic: Supplied.1. Don’t leave stuff around. I’m always shocked when I go into people’s houses and it’s a pig sty. It’s the same outside, you want to show off as much as you can and not hide it under junk. Low maintenance gardens are a big pull for buyers so ensure the gardens are trimmed and mulched as this gives the appearance the maintenance is easier than it might be.2. Don’t go crazy and do things just because they are cheap. Often doing something is better than nothing but make sure you don’t add in things just because they are cheap. Consider what buyers are looking at and make changes to the worst parts and think subjectively.3. Don’t block the front door. Just because you know where your front door is doesn’t mean potential buyers do. Knowing where to go when you turn up to a potential home is more important than you first think. It sets up the buyer’s mindset for the whole property. If your garden is overgrown, it’s time to cut it back.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago4. Don’t remove all of the plants. Having a maintained garden is important and people will respond well to lush greenery and manicured plants. If the plants are untidy and scrappy, it’s better to cut them back than remove them.***Property expert Andrew WinterAndrew Winter PIC: Eric Milliken1. Ignore the market at your peril. Be aware of what is for sale right now and know where your property sits in the market. Be prepared to adapt your price expectations.2. Don’t assume a mess will be overlooked. Buyers will often forgive a tired and dated home but if it looks or feels inhabitable, they will assume it is a bigger project than it is. So no old curtains, overgrown gardens or overflowing bins. You have a better chance of selling if people feel they can move straight in.3. Don’t forget about kerb appeal. A lot of people who look online will also do a drive-by. They may also check Google street view so you should know what they will see. Sometimes what they see is years old and can be detrimental so be aware of that and be ready to counter it.4. Don’t be there. The golden rule is that you shouldn’t be there when the open house inspections are on. A lot of people these days will put in cameras so they don’t have to be there, but just make sure your valuables are put away. It is the agent’s job to ensure the house is secure and it can be off-putting for buyers to have the owners present. Sellers just get in the way and while you might love a certain feature, others may not and will talk openly about it. Sometimes buyers get the perfect property, but usually they don’t. *Selling Houses Australia screens on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channellast_img read more

first_imgI turned around without complaint and took roughly a 45-minute detour to my hotel and back. Both times, I was literally the only person on the bus besides the driver.The NBA bubble is a rigid world, and what typically passes as reasonable human error suddenly becomes Serious Stuff. One of the biggest misconceptions people have of the bubble is that the work to create it is already done — that because the NBA and NBPA have recently reported no new positive coronavirus tests, that it’s all smooth sailing from here.But player indiscretions have helped people realize that the work of the bubble is never done — not until a champion is crowned and we all go home.Outsiders have been drawn to the bubble as a novelty: They see the videos of players fishing and playing golf and chugging beer, and they hear players like Alex Caruso say it’s like “summer camp.” There’s a truth to this: Players do have a lot of free time, and the NBA has been attentive to offering amenities for them. But remember that the bubble is, first and foremost, a workplace. And working where you live, away from the rest of the world, is a grind.I experience this as a media member: Before I leave my room in the morning, I’m supposed to take my temperature and read my oximeter to let the NBA know I’m not showing signs of illness. If I don’t do this, my MagicBand won’t work and I won’t be allowed into work areas. I’ve structured most mornings so I get my coronavirus test before breakfast, when the testing areas have been set aside for media in a one-hour window (you can go later, but it might be more congested).There’s a Groundhog Day vibe to this process: telling the tester my date of birth to confirm my identity, bringing my paperwork over to a sample-taker, closing my eyes as I feel the swab brush the back of my throat and then my nostrils. I’ve stopped checking my lab results every day — the league has told us someone will call us if we test positive, so the initial daily suspense I felt has dropped off. Editor’s note: This is the Monday, July 27 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. SCNG Lakers reporter Kyle Goon is in the NBA’s bubble and sharing what it’s like on the inside in posts we’re calling “Bubble Dribble.” To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> It was the second afternoon of scrimmages in the NBA bubble, and I had time to kill before the Lakers tipped off. I set myself up for an afternoon tip of an earlier game just for fun, then grabbed my credential, my MagicBand and my backpack and headed off for the World Wide of Sports complex, about a 10-minute bus ride from the hotel.As I prepared to enter the complex, I was doing a self-check of all these items again — then my stomach dropped. I don’t know how, but I had flown some 3,000 miles with my All-Star Weekend credential from February in my luggage, then grabbed it for this game instead of my all-important green credential. This tells Disney security what level of access I receive — if I’m in “the bubble” or not.In a typical NBA event, you can wiggle out of this: Call the right person, and they’ll have a replacement made up and get you through. But not here on the Disney campus and not with a pandemic. Getting as far as I did already without my credential was a risk that I was going to wind up in an additional quarantine, like Richaun Holmes or Lou Williams. From there, everything is about schedules. Structuring your day is one of the biggest demands there is. The NBA asks for us to RSVP to events two days in advance because every venue has limited space given social distancing guidelines. The 22 teams are spread out across seven different practice venues, which requires planning time often to either walk or take a bus to get there in time. If I ever lose my planner, I won’t be able to function.There is no obvious pattern to these: The Lakers, for example, have practiced late into the evening, and they’ve practiced in the morning. They practice a walk from their hotel, or they practice a bus ride away. It’s worth noting that players and coaches dislike this irregularity as well, but it was determined to prevent one team from gaining any distinct advantage based on time of day or proximity of practice slots. Teams cancel practices or finish early as well. Outside radio and TV outlets want to schedule interviews to know what the bubble is like. Sometimes I’m cramming meals in at halftimes of scrimmages because that’s the only time I have to eat.There’s also tons of security everywhere we go. Their job is to protect the integrity of the bubble, and make sure outsiders don’t wander in, or approved personnel don’t wander off. They’re also there in some instances to protect the private areas of players and coaches. I understand all of this. But it can be grating to be questioned over and over again when you’re trying to reenter areas you just left, or when you run up against a barrier on the Coronado Springs resort. I think of one of Disney’s most famous rides when I run along a kilometer-long stretch of road that’s been approved for media to use before turning around at a gate: “It’s a small, small world.”Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams recently had a memorable quote: “This is not Syria. It’s not that hard.” No one is comparing the NBA bubble to Syria, and the truth is everyone here has access to reliable shelter and food, in addition to being in one of the safest places from COVID-19 there is in the country.But the difficulty of the bubble is not suffering; it’s tedium. It’s feeling simultaneously like you’re hemmed into the same routine every day, while having extremely limited control over that routine. A lot of people, including myself, naturally enjoy breaking up the monotony with say, a dinner out, or a short weekend trip. These are not possibilities in the bubble.That’s why you’re seeing people struggle with it. While Lou Williams was likely warned when he left for his excused absence, he couldn’t resist the siren call of, well, whatever drew him to the Magic City strip club. As a bubble attendee who interviewed Williams in a postgame session in relatively close quarters last week, my immediate reaction was relief that this indiscretion was caught. The pattern of testing sometimes makes the days run together — which might help explain why Paul Millsap and Kristaps Porzingis recently forgot to take tests on the day prior to their respective scrimmages and were forced to sit out. These flaws can, on the one hand, be frustrating, because the NBA is trying to protect a reported $180 million investment into the restart and because everyone’s collective safety here relies on strict adherence to the rules. But on the other hand, as someone in the bubble, these human errors are also relatable in the sense that I, too, desire some control to shake up the routine. I’ve thought over the last week about how these days will feel in September and October, how it will be like closing in on the last steps of a marathon and hoping your resolve doesn’t give out.Time has seemed to validate the NBA’s approach. Major League Baseball couldn’t get its players union to agree to a bubble structure, and now outbreaks on multiple teams threaten its season. But it’s also understandable why people wouldn’t want to subject themselves to this kind of life, even for a lot of money.The rigidity can roll over you like a mill. The isolation from loved ones, especially for those with children, can be painful. You have to worry about an innocent mistake, like taking the wrong credential, thrusting you back into the even more strict experience of quarantine. Taken all together, it’s a weighty process.It’s early days yet, and it has to be concerning that the NBA has already had a few players break protocol in irresponsible fashion. But the bubble was always going to be a grind, and there’s a lot more people than just players here. It’s a bit of an unsettling thought as you consider that it just takes one of us, obeying our human impulses rather than the well-intentioned guidelines, to make this whole thing pop.– Kyle GoonEditor’s note: Thanks for the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.From the BubbleA JaVale-eye view – How the Lakers’ center has become a breakout documentary filmmaker (sort of) in the bubble.Say cheese – Dion Waiters is happy to be here, and based on the bench reaction to his play, the Lakers are happy to have him.Kuz on the rise? – A great Saturday scrimmage puts us in the familiar position of building Kyle Kuzma buzz.Not so Magic – Mirjam had the latest on the Lou Williams situation that has the interest of the entire bubble.The sights and mostly sounds of no fans – You can hear a lot more in the new NBA arenas.LeBron weighs in – A piece that got a lot of strong reaction from readers: What LeBron James thinks of the state of social justice in America.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more