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Property & Investment2018-12-10T11:50:08+00:00
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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 buy a property in the spring market, you’ll also want to be ready to drive a hard bargain. Here’s some tips on how to make a successful pre-auction offer and negotiate your price like a pro.

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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. In this article, we explain how to estimate the rental yield – an important first step before deciding whether an investment property is the right one for you.

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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 and choosing a contractor.
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Nobody wants to pay more than the current market value for a home. So, it’s a good idea to arm yourself with some sharp bargaining tactics before diving in. Here are six negotiation tactics to help you get the right price on your Spring property purchase.

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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 share a few property investment finance tips that every savvy property investor should know about.

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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!  Here are some tips to help you see past the cosmetics and help you determine the right price to pay for the home of your dreams.