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About Bernadette Janson

Bernadette Janson loves renovating and shares generously the wealth of knowledge and “tricks of the trade” she has developed over 20 years. If you would like to stay “in the loop “ sign up for her free newsletter .
6 02, 2016

How to Create A Luscious Living Room

By | February 6th, 2016|Renovating, Tips|2 Comments

The living room is where families relax and spend time together. It is important that the living room in our renovated house sends the right messages, is welcoming and warm while remaining  contemporary .  Here are some tips that help to tick all the boxes. Less is More.   Don't over furnish. The room will look small [...]

26 01, 2015

Hannah’s List : Good Renovation Advice From The Tenant Of Your Investment Property.

By | January 26th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Have you ever considered getting renovation advice from the tenant of your investment property? In researching investment  properties  with renovation potential  I was compiling a renovation template to help with the calculations. I  asked my eldest daughter Hannah,  who has been renting apartments for a couple of years what she felt was important, her response was gold. We [...]

12 01, 2015

Why New Year’s Resolutions Suck and How You Can be In The Top 3% Achievers (Part 2)

By | January 12th, 2015|Articles, Blog|0 Comments

If you missed part 1, you can read it here So once you have your goals written down and you have developed a plan, the step is to " work the plan" Organise your list of goals in order of priority, and  start with the top goal because that one is going to impact many of the [...]

31 12, 2014

Why New Year’s Resolutions Suck and How You Can be In The Top 3% Achievers (Part 1)

By | December 31st, 2014|Articles, Blog|0 Comments

So its New Years Eve and we are already being bombarded with headlines like “The Best of 2014” followed closely behind by “New Year's Resolutions for 2015.”  Yawwwwwn….   Most people forget their resolutions within a month of having made them   Actually the concept of committing to improvement is not a bad one, the problem [...]

29 12, 2014

3 Ways The Humble Credit Card Can Be A Powerful Tool In The Renovator’s Arsenal.

By | December 29th, 2014|Articles, Renovation Costs|0 Comments

Thanks to widespread misuse the credit card has got itself a bad name with stories of users falling victim to the lure of easy buying and rising personal debt. Even if you are responsible with your spending, missing the due date with the monthly payment is a mistake that most of us make at one [...]

19 12, 2014

3 Ways To Overcome Fear In Renovating?

By | December 19th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

It was a warm sunny day and as I pushed the pram carrying my beautiful baby girl on a morning walk I noticed the third house from ours was on the market.   It was a very ordinary house on a big block and I immediately sprung into developer mode, dreaming of what I could do [...]

7 12, 2014

The Lazy Renovators Way To $1200/hour

By | December 7th, 2014|Blog, Creating Wealth|0 Comments

  There was a time when I approached a renovation like a marathon. In my mind it was a huge challenge to be conquered and there was going to be a lot of blood sweat and tears , no matter what. That has been a hard habit to shake. I often find myself thinking about [...]

24 11, 2014

Can you really make money from renovating?

By | November 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Hi Renovators! I received this question wanted to share it with you, and also my response, to help encourage anyone who might feel like they are facing too many obstacles. I am 60 years old and am only now starting on my ambition of trying to financially secure my future by doing what I really enjoy [...]

13 11, 2014

Property Adviser Stranger Danger- 3 Tips To Save You Getting Burnt .

By | November 13th, 2014|Articles, Blog, Creating Wealth|0 Comments

It is one thing to be able to make a profit from renovating but to create true and lasting wealth it must be part of a bigger strategy. Most renovators favor property for long-term investment but many rely on others to advise on what to buy. There is A LOT of conflicting information out there [...]

12 10, 2014

Last New Rules Of Renovating Free Training for 2015

By | October 12th, 2014|Articles, Blog|0 Comments

Hi its Bernadette Janson, so I am shooting this video in one of the paddocks on my family's farm in central Victoria.  I have been down here for the last 10 days, my mother had some surgery and I came down to take care of her, as you probably know family always comes first for [...]