Do you know your home loan ins and outs?
March 08, 2017
Most people cannot buy a home without a mortgage. If you fall into this category, then it is critical that you avoid any of the pitfalls that may reduce the amount of finance that you may be granted, or alternatively cause you to be given a higher interest rate than you would otherwise have been granted.
What is ‘rentvesting’ and why is it becoming so popular?
March 07, 2017
‘Rentvesting’ is the term given to first-home buyers who are buying an investment property while continuing to rent the home in which they live.
Investing in a holiday home
March 06, 2017
Owning a holiday home is part of the Australian property dream. However, when considering such a purchase, it is important to consider the financial and tenant management aspects fully.
Worst things to do when selling a home
March 03, 2017
Selling your home is a big decision and for most of us, a stressful time, and the sooner the sold sign can go up, the better.
What is the ripple effect in house prices?
March 02, 2017
As a property investor, have you heard others talk about the ‘ripple effect’?
How to get on top of your mortgage
March 01, 2017
Managing your mortgage doesn’t have to be complicated – from selecting the right package initially to managing your way through potentially tricky situations that may crop up over the term of your loan. Here are a few tips which may assist you.
How to be on your agents best side
February 28, 2017
As a buyer, market dynamics will often dictate the outcome of your property purchase.
Why real estate photography can make or break a sale
February 27, 2017
“You only have one chance to make a first impression” holds true in many situations – and selling your home is no exception. Often a prospective buyer’s first viewing of a home that is for sale, is of photographs of the home that are viewed online. Eighty percent of people across the country who bought a new home last year used the Internet while house-hunting.
Why autumn is the time to sell
February 24, 2017
Although spring is traditionally the busiest time for estate agencies, autumn is the time that you are most likely to sell your home. Statistics of sales by season over the last 30 years shows that 27% of sales have been made in March, April and May. This makes sense when considering that this is the time of year when the summer holidays are at an end and the new school year has begun. Some people may have started a new job, others may have made a New Year’s resolution to change their home. Some may have had their extended families over to stay over the holidays and decided that their current house is just too small.
What is going to get your home sold?
February 23, 2017
A good understanding of the value of your property and the state of the market
Digital signatures and how they are changing the way we sell homes
February 22, 2017
A digital signature, or e-signature, refers to data in electronic form, which is logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign. This type of signature provides the same legal standing as a handwritten signature as long as it adheres to the requirements of the specific regulation it was created under.
Checking your home after a storm
February 21, 2017
Storms can happen anywhere, at any time of the year, although they are more common during the main period of increased storm activity from September to the end of February. Recently we have experienced some extreme weather out here in Sydney, including heavy rains, hail and of course, the excessive heat.
Energy saving ideas for home cooling
February 20, 2017
On a hot day, sometimes it's necessary to use a cooling system for comfort as well as just to be able to get on with everyday life. But the amount of energy this uses can have a financial impact, which can make using your home cooling system a guilt inducing act.
First time selling a property? Avoid these traps
February 17, 2017
Selling your home can be a nightmare, if you don't know what you're doing. Luckily, many people have already gone through the process and made all the mistakes you don't have to.
How to get the best sale price when selling a house
February 16, 2017
At some point, we all have to sell our house. Whether we are selling for profit or simply because we are moving to a new location, it's always important to ensure that you get the best price possible when making that sale, which for many of us, is the biggest sale of our lives.
Tips for Moving With the Kids
February 15, 2017
Moving with the kids has never been an easy thing, whether you are moving into another country, a new state or you are changing houses, brings a lot of confusion to the kids. Generally, for children, having lived in one place for a long time, they tend to have developed some attachments with the house, the courtyard, the neighbourhood, and the friends they have made along the way.
Things to think about before buying a house by yourself
February 14, 2017
Buying a house is a thrilling life event! When you're solo it can be even more exciting as you don't have anyone else to argue with over what you really want in a home. But before you jump into a contract over the first cute house that you see there are some things to take into consideration.
Tips for a hot moving day
February 13, 2017
Moving day can be a really exciting day. At the same time, it can also be brutal, unpleasant work. Throw in one of those summer scorchers that we always dread? You have a recipe for a pretty bad time.
What are the costs involved with selling your home?
February 10, 2017
To put it simply: There are a number of different costs to consider when selling a home. In fact, it may turn out to be a greater financial investment than you can currently commit to. There is absolutely nothing wrong with such a decision. Too many people move recklessly forward, without even considering the short-term and long-term costs that are associated with buying a house.
5 Most Common Home Presentation Mistakes
February 09, 2017
Trying to sell a home can be stressful. Here are 5 common, but avoidable, mistakes people make with home presentation: