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Here is what you need to consider when buying a new home

by Greg on April 6, 2018
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Investing in real estate is a significant financial decision. It is also usually a long-term financial commitment. Yet the overwhelming majority of the people rush into this, as a result, end up making a wrong choice. Here are a few things to think through when buying a new home. 1. Budget The real estate purchase […]

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Solicitor of Conveyancer? – Things you need to know Infographic

by Greg on November 29, 2016
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If both of these words sound familiar to you, but you don’t know the difference, and you are thinking of buying or selling a property, you should definitely take a closer look at this infographic made by creative people at Yourcorner.com.au     Save Save

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Learning from my mistakes by Russ Egan

by Greg on February 5, 2016
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I purchased my first property when I was 24 years old. I did huge amounts of DIY renovations and was able to increase the value of that property by 17%. This enabled me to purchase my second property at 25 years old. This property made absolutely zero in terms of market growth but did teach […]

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Is now a good time to buy a house?

by Greg on February 23, 2015
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If you are someone that has dreamt about owning your own home, now is the time to look at purchasing your first house while interest rates are at a record low. The Reserve Bank of Australia has dropped interest rates to an all-time low and so borrowing is becoming that little bit cheaper. If you […]

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How Generation-Y Can Own Their Own Homes

by Greg on January 21, 2015
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It is no great big secret that Gen-Y are finding it increasingly hard to buy a home, and instead of opting for the ‘weight around the neck’ of a home loan, are deciding to spend their money on holidays and shopping, along with other lifestyle-based choices. And why is this? Considering the way that home […]

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Solicitors and conveyancers – what’s the difference?

by Chris Lang on November 26, 2014
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I used to think those two terms (solicitor and conveyancer) mean the same, but they really are quite different. The difference is in what those lawyers can and can not do and even in what they charge you for their services.

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5 Home Buying Tips from the Buying Experts

by Greg on August 20, 2014
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There are all sorts of strategies and advice when it comes to buying property. They don’t all work for everyone all the time, but most people can find value and save time and money by streamlining their strategies in one or two areas. Here are some ideas you may not have previously thought about: Become […]

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Comparing Real Estate Agents: Common Mistakes You Should Avoid

by Greg on November 14, 2013
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Finding a real estate agent that best suits your needs, and who can find you the best price can seem to be a simple affair. However, the process of choosing the real estate agent that is best placed to secure a speedy and profitable sale is a little more complicated than that. Mistake #1: Picking […]

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Readers share: Louise’s advice on buying land

by Chris Lang on March 12, 2013
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Louise P shared 3 great tips on buying land, which in my opinion apply to buying a house just as well. Louise says: “Our dream home is still a work in progress as we are building, but here is some advice on buying land. 1. Keep an eye on the property, any little change can […]

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How to figure out the REAL asking price for a house

by Chris Lang on October 11, 2012
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Most vendors (property sellers) hire agents to sell their homes – and everyone knows that advertising costs a lot. What not everyone knows (or often forgets) is, that vendors transfer the advertising costs on to the buyers. Yes, that’s true – the asking price for the house is usually worked out this way:

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The dangers of falling in love with a house you’re buying

by Chris Lang on August 23, 2012
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In an ideal world buying a house would be a very pleasant and positive experience. Many will agree that a home is the most important place in the world, and as such shouldn’t be associated with any negative thoughts. However… The process of buying a home quite often is far from being peaceful and enjoyable, […]

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