Tips to save for your first house deposit
March 29, 2017
Many Australian would-be first-time buyers have the income to afford mortgage repayments, but are not able to save a deposit. Saving for the deposit on your first home purchase can seem like a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help you meet this challenge head-on.
The truth about owning rental properties and what you can do to make your life easier
September 13, 2016
There are advantages and challenges of owning rental properties. When you consider alternate investments, rental properties emerge as a sound strategy to park your money but there are some uphill tasks that you must attend to as well.
Things to know before buying a fixer upper/renovators dream!
September 14, 2016
There are many merits and demerits of buying a fixer upper. You must weigh the pros and cons to make an informed decision. Invest only if you stand to benefit and if you are prepared to handle the challenges. Before we explore some obvious challenges, let us check out the pros and cons of buying a fixer-upper or renovators-dream.
Things to splurge on when renovating to sell
March 30, 2017
You have decided to put your home on the market – but you want to spruce it up a bit in order to get a better price. What can you do that will add the maximum value in a short space of time? Where do you spend the money that you have allocated?
What a home inspection means - what do they check when inspecting your potential house purchase?
September 16, 2016
What is a home Inspection?
Home staging – something to invest in?
March 31, 2017
Many of us have had the experience of viewing a home, and being severely distracted or potentially even offended by the furnishings or other content in the home. Intellectually we can tell ourselves that we are looking to buy the house, not the contents, but emotionally it is so easy to get put off a home because of the way that the home is furnished, clutter in the home or even artwork that doesn’t match our taste.
Moving with pets – here are some handy tips!
April 27, 2016Another category
Moving with pets can be a daunting challenge. But it doesn’t have to be a herculean task. All you need is a planned approach. Make a checklist of sorts for your pet and you would find it effortlessly easy. There could be some surprises but being a pet owner, you are perhaps accustomed with a few unexpected developments.
What is mortgage preapproval and what does it mean when buying a home?
September 19, 2016
A mortgage is typically the largest financial liability of an individual. It is also the biggest financial investment most people make in life. Thus, one has to be extremely meticulous and well informed about everything pertaining to a mortgage loan. You may have come across the term, mortgage preapproval, and you might have wondered what it is all about. In this guide, we shall shed light on the basics of mortgage preapproval, its significance and a few tips.
What is multi listing?
April 03, 2017
A multiple-listing (MLS) agreement is an agreement where you sign with a single agent, but that agent shares the listing with other agents who are members of a multiple-listing network. You are locked into this agreement for the specified time as you would be with an exclusive agency agreement. This method then gives other agents in your area, who are members of the multi-list system, automatic access to your property. All the agents who have access to your listing will market your home to buyers registered in their buyer databases, and the listing agent and the selling agent will share the commission.
Quintessential home buying tips
April 27, 2016Another category
Buying a home is a lengthy process. For most Aussies, a property is the biggest investment one would ever make. Hence, it is absolutely necessary that one makes all the right moves.
Where to spend money when selling
April 04, 2017
Thinking of selling your home? Wondering whether to spend a bit to get the best possible selling price, but not sure where?
How to prepare your house for sale on short notice
April 05, 2017
Where do you start when you need to sell your home quickly, and you have to prepare your home for viewing within a day or two?
How to have a great relationship with your Real Estate agent
September 25, 2016
Property owners and homebuyers have always said to have had a tricky relationship with real estate agents. At times, the relationship is extremely gratifying for all parties involved. In many cases, the relationship is a tedious experience. You can have a great relationship with your agent, provided you choose the right one and know what it takes to have a rewarding association.
Looking to put your house on the market? Follow these simple tips!
September 27, 2016
Have you ever wondered why some properties sell quickly and why some remain listed for what seems eternity? Unless you own a unique home at a breathtaking location, there isn’t much that separates your property from another in the neighbourhood, suburb or perhaps in the entire state. Sure, there can be differences in the various materials, from flooring to the roofing, but then you are targeting the audience that wants to buy a property like the one you own.
House flipping and how to make it work
April 06, 2017
Some people flip houses for a living, making good profits out of the endeavour. If you are interested in getting in to house flipping, have a look at the following tips.
Tips to stop your house from looking dated
April 07, 2017
Have you been in your home for a while, and are you starting to feel that you need a décor refresh?
Top 5 Reasons to Sell your Home
September 28, 2016
There can be umpteen reasons why you may want to sell your home. From financial to personal reasons, there are many possibilities. However, you should weigh the pros and cons of selling a home at a given point in time. Selling a home is not necessarily a rewarding decision. You may lose money; you may make a nice profit or you may sell the property at a value that ends up being a zero sum game. Here are top five reasons to sell your home.
Are you a landlord? Top questions to ask potential tenants!
September 29, 2016
As a landlord, you would always want the best tenants. You would want the rent to be paid on time, you will want peaceful tenants who don’t cause damage to your property, who would abide by the terms of the lease agreement, not engage in any illegal or unsocial activity on your premises and you wouldn’t want any unpleasant developments where you get sued or have to deal with forced evictions. As much as a landlord may need to evict an unbearable or unacceptable tenant, eviction is not always an easy proposition. The cycle of getting new tenants, dealing with a vacant property and hence loss of revenue are not very pleasant experiences for a landlord.
Jobs around the house that really should be left to the experts
April 10, 2017
Fancy yourself as a Blocker? You may consider that you are able to tackle most DIY jobs around your home – but know that there is a lot that can go wrong as far as home repairs are concerned.
What are clearance rates and what do they mean?
April 11, 2017
A clearance rate is a key property market indicator. It is generally used to establish if the market favours buyers or sellers. Clearance rates reflect the proportion of homes sold at auction (whether that is under the hammer, prior or just after) of the total number of reported auctions.