house value

Why you should not use a valuer who is a real estate agent

by Chris Lang on April 13, 2011
Why you should not use a valuer who is a real estate agent

At the first glance it may seem unimportant whether or not a valuer you have engaged to prepare a valuation of your property is a real estate agent. So a person has two jobs, since when is this a bad thing? But when you look closely, a whole different picture unravels. You may remember how […]

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A Man’s Home Is His Castle

by Chris Lang on March 12, 2009
A Man's Home Is His Castle

The saying “A man’s home is his castle” came from England and is a very precise description of the way people subconsciously feel about their homes. Everyone wants to see their house as a comfortable and safe shelter, where they can hide from wild forces of nature.

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What is the right price for a house?

by Chris Lang on September 12, 2008
What is the right price for a house?

What’s the right price for this house? If you’re looking to buy a house, you are going to ask yourself this question – a lot. This is your task number one in this whole process and here is why. Let’s say you’ve assessed the value of the house, made a mistake and paid more for it – then you have killed any possibility of capital growth on the spot

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What kind of house can I afford?

by Chris Lang on August 25, 2007
What kind of house can I afford?

After the latest interest rates raise everybody are talking even more about affordability crisis. The builders say that people who don’t already own a house (which they can sell) simply can not buy a house. “First home buyers just aren’t buying”, they say.

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