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December 2018

HOW TO: MAKE A PRE-AUCTION OFFER

By |2018-12-10T11:22:58+00:00December 10th, 2018|Property Auctions, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

With auction clearance rates slipping below 50% in some markets right now, vendors are much more open to a pre-auction offer. You’ll also find more vendors choosing a private sale over an auction because it allows them to hold out for their price and save on auction costs. That means, if you’re ready to [...]

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HOW TO: AVOID OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS

By |2018-12-03T10:44:35+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Finance Control, Finance Tips, Money and Wealth, Tips & Guides|

FOUR TIPS TO AVOID TO OVERSPENDING THIS CHRISTMAS According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians splurged a whopping $47.5 billion during last year’s Christmas shopping period. That probably made for a lot of blistered credit cards and debt hangovers come February! As your credit advisor, we'd like to recommend a more [...]

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November 2018

HOW TO: ESTIMATE INVESTMENT PROPERTY RENTAL RETURN

By |2018-11-26T10:56:02+00:00November 26th, 2018|Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Rental Property, Tips, Tips & Guides|

No matter what investment strategy you use, calculating the potential rental return on an investment property is a key step in the purchasing decision process. The rental yield is an important indicator of how a property is likely to perform and the cash flow it will generate. So, whether you’re using a [...]

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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | NOVEMBER 2018

By |2018-11-16T14:31:58+00:00November 16th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

November is an exciting month as the Spring Racing Carnival kicks into high-gear and we begin the countdown to Christmas. (Only 7 weeks until Santa arrives!) It’s an exciting time for property buyers too, as auction clearance rates continue to slide, and sellers struggle to get their price in the Spring property [...]

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CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR TO BUILD YOUR HOME

By |2018-11-02T12:16:42+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Property Purchase|

Building your own home gives you the freedom to design it exactly to your taste, from the ground up. And if you’re a first-home owner, there may be some useful government incentives available to help get your project off the ground. Here’s what you need to know about building your own home [...]

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October 2018

SIX NEGOTIATION TACTICS FOR SPRING PROPERTY BUYERS

By |2018-10-25T11:02:22+00:00October 25th, 2018|Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

With home values and auction clearance rates softening in our Spring property markets, buyers will have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating on price. So, it’s a good idea to arm yourself with some sharp bargaining tactics before diving in. Nobody wants to pay more than the current market value for [...]

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FOUR IMPORTANT PROPERTY INVESTMENT FINANCE TIPS

By |2018-10-18T14:53:58+00:00October 18th, 2018|Loans and Mortgages, Property Investment, Real Estate and Properties, Tips, Tips & Guides|

Since the lenders cracked down on popular options like interest-only loans, finding creative finance strategies for growing your property investment portfolio has become more important than ever. As an investor, how you set up your finances can have a huge impact on the success of your property portfolio. In this article, we [...]

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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATES | OCTOBER 2018

By |2018-10-12T10:11:52+00:00October 12th, 2018|Property Market Updates|

The last weekend in September was a little quiet in our property markets, as buyers took time off to watch the AFL and NFL Grand Finals. We hope your team won and you’re now back on the open inspection circuit – there are plenty of bargains up for grabs in our Spring [...]

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TEN OPEN INSPECTION TIPS FOR HOME BUYERS

By |2018-10-04T17:57:34+00:00October 4th, 2018|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties, Tips & Guides|

Spring is here and if you’re in the market to buy a property during the busiest time of year, you’ll be hitting the open inspection circuit in a big way! Vendors and real estate agents will be using their best tactics to make you fall in love with their properties and entice you [...]

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September 2018

WHY FIRST-HOME BUYERS ARE BACK IN THE GAME

By |2018-09-27T10:48:37+00:00September 27th, 2018|First Home Buyer, Real Estate and Properties|

Remember all the ‘smashed avocado’ media reports about how difficult it is for first home buyers to get into the market? Well now there’s good news! In recent months, we’ve seen a surge in first-home buyer activity in the property market. According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the share [...]

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