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How to go about long-distance house hunting

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Real Estate Tips | 0 comments

How to go about long-distance house hunting

Buying a home in your own neighbourhood can be challenging, let alone trying to find a property half way across the country. Sometimes purchasing a home from far away is required though, particularly if you need to move for work, or are looking to buy in an investment hot spot. But while long distance house hunting can be tricky, there are things you can do to help make your property journey a little easier. Research You’ll need to do your homework if you intend to buy a property located far away, particularly if the...

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Would you delay overseas travel to buy a home?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Real Estate News | 0 comments

Would you delay overseas travel to buy a home?

You may not need to give up your smashed avocado to buy a home, but new research has revealed that nearly half of Australian homebuyers are forgoing an overseas holiday to get into the property market. According to news.com.au, research from InsureandGo has revealed that nearly half of all Australians who buy a home wait more than three years before going on an overseas trip. The insurance company’s survey found that nearly three quarters of mortgagees didn’t go on an overseas trip in the first year of their mortgage, while 44 per cent...

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5 tips for choosing the right builder

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Real Estate Tips | 0 comments

5 tips for choosing the right builder

Thinking about building, renovating or extending your home? While a new and improved home can make for an exciting time, it can also be very stressful and that’s why it’s so important to choose a builder that will deliver the results you want. Ask friends and family With a plethora of different builders to choose from, a good place to start is to ask for recommendations from family and friends. Talk to anyone you know who has had building work done recently and ask if they have had good or bad experiences. If you have seen good work...

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Tips for selling in a cooling market

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Real Estate Tips | 0 comments

Tips for selling in a cooling market

Property prices have cooled across much of the country, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to sell. It’s true that there’s not the same level of buyer competition around as there was pre-2018, but strong property prices can be achieved for those who understand the market they are selling in and are willing to make their property stand out from the crowd. What can you do? Get the right advice from the start When the market is tough you need to find an experienced agent who understands the area and has proven results. You need to feel...

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Will the RBA move interest rates this month?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Real Estate News | 0 comments

Will the RBA move interest rates this month?

The RBA will be holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday and while many predict rates to hold for now, an interest rate cut could be on the cards for the future. A finder.com.au survey of industry experts found that 60 per cent believe that the RBA’s next interest rate move will be downwards, a stark contrast from just 22 per cent who believed that would be the case as recently as December 2018. A cut in the official cash rate would bring them down from their historic low of 1.5 per cent to a meagre 1.25 per cent or perhaps even...

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4 top tips for renovating before selling

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Real Estate Tips | 0 comments

4 top tips for renovating before selling

If you’re renovating your property to get it ready for sale then chances are your top priority is adding as much value as you can.  It’s easy to get carried away with home makeovers and that it why a lot of sellers can end up overcapitalising if they don’t take the time to thoroughly research and plan their renovations. To add the most bang for your buck it is worth keeping the below tips in mind: Think about the target buyer You need to ask yourself who you are renovating for before you get to the fun part of picking out paint...

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Buying your second home? What you need to know

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019 in Real Estate Tips | 0 comments

Buying your second home? What you need to know

There’s a lot of tips and advice out there for those buying their first home, but what about those who are moving onto their second, or maybe even third property? Second home buyers may be more seasoned than their first home buying counterparts, but there is just as much, if not more, to consider when purchasing a subsequent property. How much equity do you have? Before moving onto to property number two, it’s well worth figuring out how much value exists in your current home. This information will be useful in helping you figure out what...

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7 weekend projects that will improve your home’s value

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Real Estate Tips | 0 comments

7 weekend projects that will improve your home’s value

Weekends are precious so if you’re going to spend time improving your property you’re going to want to make sure it counts. There’s often a lot that can be done at a property to improve it’s value, but if you’re limited on time and only want to make a few quick changes then here are a few small projects that could make a big difference. Replace old appliances – Old or mismatched appliances like dishwashers, fridges and stoves in the kitchen can really do a buyer’s head in. It’s best to keep the colours and styles of...

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Household items that won’t spark joy in home buyers

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Real Estate Tips | 0 comments

Household items that won’t spark joy in home buyers

Organisational guru Marie Kondo and her KonMari method have taken the world by storm, and if you’re thinking about selling your home then there’s no better time to jump on the decluttering bandwagon. One of the biggest bugbears of many sellers is decluttering their home. It can be hard to know what to keep and what to throw. It’s also hard to know which regular household items will bring down the overall presentation of a property. Watching ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ on Netflix may be a good place to start if you want to get your...

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Fallen in love with a property? Here’s how to secure it

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Real Estate Tips | 0 comments

Fallen in love with a property? Here’s how to secure it

Found the perfect property that ticks all the boxes and want to ensure that you’re the lucky one that will be able to call it home? Certain properties are highly sought after and when there are a number of bidders involved there’s no guarantees that you’ll be the one walking away with the keys. However, if you put your best foot forward and make your offer as appealing as possible then there’s a good chance that you will be able to secure the home of your dreams. Be ready Ideally you will have your finances and everything in place...

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