When does It make sense to buy an apartment?
March 28, 2017
Recently there has been some concern in the market that there is an oversupply of apartments which could lead to a fall in apartment prices – especially in large high-rise developments in cities such as Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
How to make the most of open inspections
March 27, 2017
Buying a home is for most of us a very important decision. Therefore, making the most of an open inspection is critical for you to gather as much information as possible about the property, so that you are best placed to make the right decision without wasting time and possibly losing out to another buyer.
How to declutter your pantry
March 24, 2017
Is your pantry organised, neat, tidy and clean? Can you always find what you are looking for without any thought? If like most of us, this is a problem area for you in your home – here are some helpful hints to get you on the path to the end goal.
How to go into property investment with a budget
March 23, 2017
You are thinking seriously about property investment – yet you think that you may not have enough money to start. Here are some pointers which could help to get you started.
Ever wondered if you should renovate or move?
March 22, 2017
Should I renovate or move? At one time or another most of us will have to deal with this decision. Maybe you have had some additions to your family, or a new hobby and need additional space. Do you upgrade your current home? Or do you put your home on the market and look for a new property?
How to give your home a makeover using lighting
March 22, 2017
Putting your home on the market and looking for a non-invasive way of improving the appeal of your home? Try making some changes to the lighting in your home. Poor lighting can make your home look cramped and unappealing, and outdated lighting can also cost you more in monthly power costs.
Common renovation mistakes. How to avoid devaluing your property
March 20, 2017
Renovating your home is a great way to add value – however, you need to take care that you don’t fall into some traps that could land up having the opposite effect – devaluing your property.
Invisible hazards around your home
March 17, 2017
As a responsible home owner, you will no doubt want to ensure that your home is a safe place for you and your family, as well as any visitors. It is sometimes challenging to stay on top of home safety with the host of other demands on ones time.
Why younger people are choosing property investment over home ownership
March 16, 2017
An increasing number of people in the Australian housing market are buying properties to rent out, rather than for occupation themselves.
Auction considerations and pitfalls
March 15, 2017
Are you planning to sell your house, but dread the thought of months of estate agents coming around with potential buyers, and deals falling through at the last minute? Selling at auction is a great idea if you want to sell your house as quickly as possible.
Property investment – how long should you hold onto your property
March 14, 2017
Do you own an investment property or property portfolio, and are you concerned about how long you will need to hold on to these properties to realise the maximum return on your investment?
Strategies to succeed in property investment
March 13, 2017
Are you in the market for an investment property? If so, take a minute or two to review the following “do’s and don’ts”. It is better to be in the know when growing you property portfolio!
March 10, 2017
Renter’s have fears – and as a landlord, it is vital to understand these, as well as keeping your investment properties in tip top shape so that you attract good tenants – retention being key. One way to beat the crowd? Get a property manager to correctly manage the day to day intricacies of your investment properties.
How heat is affecting buyers buying decisions
March 09, 2017
Have you been affected by Sydney’s recent heatwaves? As we are going into autumn things are starting to cool down, but what we have observed is how the recent heatwave in Sydney has had an affect on the housing market. Generally speaking, temperatures are rising higher every summer – and higher temperatures are affecting home buying behaviour.
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.