What are downsizers looking for?

What are downsizers looking for?

Tweet Downsizing has become an increasing trend in many parts of the country, particularly in areas that have seen large increases in value in the past few years. People downsize for a number of reasons, it might be to free up their finances, for a lifestyle change, or to enjoy a property that is fuss-free. Downsizers aren’t just people that are retired, like any other type of buyer they are a diverse crowd and some may just be individuals or families that have decided they want a home that is easier to manage. There are some...

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Tips to help you get a head start on your Easter property hunt

Tips to help you get a head start on your Easter property hunt

Tweet The Australian property may be cooling, but there’s still going to be plenty of buyers around over Easter looking for their dream home. Some buyers may think that they have better odds in securing a home because the market is slower, however competition for a property can become fierce from just one or two other interested buyers involved. To ensure you don’t miss out to another buyer it’s best to get organised before you start your property hunt. Determine your borrowing power It’s not as easy to borrow money as...

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4 easy home projects you can complete over the Easter weekend

4 easy home projects you can complete over the Easter weekend

Tweet With many people having four days off over the Easter weekend (and the ANZAC Day public holiday coming up too!) there’s no doubt that a lot of much needed DIY home projects will be getting underway. Spending some time refreshing your home over Easter is a great idea for those who need to prepare their home for sale, or even for those who are just looking for a simple update. Since there is only so much you can get done in a long weekend you may need to prioritise what gets done. Here are some ideas that will make sure your...

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Is an older home right for you?

Is an older home right for you?

Tweet Whether to buy a brand new home or an established property is an age-old property debate, with many homebuyers firmly on one side of the fence or the other. It’s not uncommon for first home buyers in particular to be attracted to new homes, where they can take advantage of government grants and move in with the knowledge that the home is new and up to modern day living standards. However while an older home may not have all the mod-cons that a lot of people have become accustomed to, there is a lot to be said about buying a...

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What if something goes wrong at my investment property?

What if something goes wrong at my investment property?

Tweet Any type of investment comes with its own set of risks, and property investment is no exception. One of the major issues that landlords worry about is the potential for any type of property damage, which can be costly and cause contention with tenants. Of course it is up to your tenants to look after your property and report any issues they find (which is why you should take your time finding good tenants), but even with the best tenants in place things can go wrong, whether it’s a burst pipe or building materials wearing...

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How to go about long-distance house hunting

How to go about long-distance house hunting

Tweet 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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