Open for inspection: Making the most of your inspection time

Sep 13, 2016 8:59:03 AM Share this:

Open for inspections give you a great first impression of a property and you’ll know almost immediately if it’s one you want to pursue. But that first visit can be much more than a “once over lightly” impression. How do you make sure you’re getting as much information from it as possible.


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Topics: Open Homes, Buying, Buying Real Estate, Open For Inspection, Open For Inspections

Buy your home for less

Aug 25, 2016 10:26:44 AM Share this:

Some tips for trimming the cost of your mortgage by our mortgage advice partners Mortgage Express

As a homeowner, paying off your mortgage before you retire is important. Once you hit retirement age, the last thing you want is to be saddled with debt, or to have to continue working to pay off the balance of your mortgage. Here are some ways to help you reduce your total mortgage and help you buy your home for less.


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Topics: Buying, Finance

Five things to consider before buying a holiday property

Jul 20, 2016 1:53:27 PM Share this:

While relaxing and enjoying good times at your favourite holiday location, you stroll past the local real estate agent’s window and browse the offerings.


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Topics: Buying, Buying Real Estate, Holiday Home

Buying? Take four breaths for peace of mind

Apr 28, 2016 3:58:02 PM Share this:

The home is exactly what you’re looking for at the right price. There are other buyers circling with offers, and you feel an urgency to do something or miss out.


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Topics: Residential, Buying

Risks and benefits of buying a house with a granny flat

Mar 8, 2016 2:16:13 PM Share this:

You may be one of the thousands across the country who are considering buying a property with a granny flat.

If so, it could be for a host of purposes, and despite the name, it could be for a reason other than accommodating an elderly parent.


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Topics: Buying, Australia

Leave no room for home buyer's remorse

Feb 19, 2016 3:53:52 PM Share this:

You can return most things you buy if you discover that they don’t fit or don’t work.

But if you buy the wrong home, the chances are that you’ll be stuck with it for several years – or have to pay quite a price to correct your mistake.


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Topics: Buying, Australia, Harcourts

The highs and lows of buying an apartment

Feb 8, 2016 2:25:00 PM Share this:

Home or unit – it’s a choice that looms large in the minds of many first time entrants into the real estate market. More and more buyers are choosing apartments as their first purchase.


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Topics: Residential, Buying, Australia

Four simple reasons 2016 is a great year to buy a home

Feb 4, 2016 2:52:00 PM Share this:

If you are looking for information about what lies ahead for buying property in 2016, you will find an abundance, but as someone once said, “Bad news sells papers. It also sells market research”.

It doesn’t take too much internet research to find a lot of information packaged to sell, focusing on the negatives.


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Topics: Buying, Australia

10 tips for investment success in 2016

Feb 1, 2016 2:43:10 PM Share this:

So 2016 is the year you have decided to start or expand your investment portfolio.

Here are the top 10 tips to making your investment a success.


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Topics: Buying, Australia

Six big picture factors to consider before buying investment property

Jan 22, 2016 3:14:33 PM Share this:

To choose a high performance investment property, and reduce your chance of buying a dud, buyers need to first and foremost focus on, and understand the big picture or macro-environment.


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Topics: Buying