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Are open homes effective in selling houses?

Are open homes effective in selling houses?

When selling your home, inspections with the agent and prospective buyers can be arranged privately or open homes can be scheduled. But are open homes necessary? Open homes are most commonly scheduled on weekends (or outside of working hours) and are a more casual way for potential buyers to view a home without the pressure […]

Buying a Home on a Single Income

Buying a Home on a Single Income

Buying a home on a single income As far as a bank is concerned, two incomes are better than one. But that’s not always a viable for option for those wishing to get into the property market. Can it be done? Yes! However, there are a few things you will need to consider. Here are […]

What Is Stamp Duty?

What Is Stamp Duty?

What is stamp duty? Stamp duty is a tax. It’s applied to several transactions: motor vehicle registration and transfers insurance policies leases and mortgages hire purchase agreements transfers of property (such as businesses, real estate or certain shares). The value of stamp duty varies according to the type and value of the transaction involved. Where […]

Conditional and Unconditional Contracts of Sale

Conditional and Unconditional Contracts of Sale

Conditional and Unconditional Contracts of Sale A contract of sale sets out the terms and conditions agreed upon between the buyer and seller in a clear and concise manner. There are two types of contracts in the sale of a property: conditional or unconditional. Conditional Contracts of Sale A Conditional Contract means there are certain […]

Pest and Building Inspections

Pest and Building Inspections

What is a pest and building inspection? A building inspection is a report on the current condition of the property.  A building inspector will examine all accessible parts of the property both interior and exterior as well as the actual site of the property. A report will be made documenting any possible “deal breakers” like […]

Bidding at an Auction

Bidding at an Auction

Auctions. They can be extremely daunting, especially when you’ve never been to one before, let alone placed a bid at one! However, if you go in prepared, they can be a great way to secure a brilliant home in a competitive market. Here’s our top 3 tips for buying at auction! Do your research! Researching […]

Selling My Home With a Pool

Selling My Home With a Pool

What do I need to sell my house with a pool? Pools are a great asset to a house. And Australia boasts 1.2 million household swimming pools; the world’s highest per capita rate of pool ownership! In recent years there have been many changes around selling houses with pools. When you’re looking at selling you […]

What Is Pre-Approval?

What Is Pre-Approval?

What is pre-approval? Pre-approval can be called different things by different lenders; “conditional approval”, “indicative approval” or “approval in principle” but essentially, they all mean the same thing. It means your loan has been pre-assessed by a bank, and they can confirm with you how much you can borrow.   The Process You, as the […]

Before You Buy Your Next Property

Before You Buy Your Next Property

Are you looking to buy your first home? Or wanting to increase your investment portfolio? We compiled a guide below to help you kick-start your next property search.   Lifestyle Litmus Test Ask yourself those fundamental questions. What’s my long-term job security? How large is my family? Will it expand? How long do I want […]

I’m on a budget, how can I increase my home’s sale appeal?

I’m on a budget, how can I increase my home’s sale appeal?

In a steady market, it’s more important than ever to give yourself a competitive edge over other properties in the market. We’ve compiled some simple and affordable ways to increase the appeal of your home when preparing for sale. Get rid of the clutter “Marie Kondo” your life and get rid of anything that doesn’t […]