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Category Archives: First Time Buyers

Understanding the cooling-off period

Buying real estate can be an emotionally charged process. If you’re buying your first property or feel under pressure, it can be an even more emotional experience and you can make serious mistakes. That’s why most Australian states and territories allow a cooling-off period after a sale is completed. Before you breathe a sigh of …

2017 Design Trends You Need To Know About

With 2016 we saw some cool trends like indoor plants, distressed timbers, metallics, marble and mirror splashbacks. But with the new year we welcome some hot new trends to keep your home or workplace up to date and looking fabulous. We reveal what a stylish home looks like in 2017, and without further a due….. …

Invest Smart! Get Landlord Protection

A recent case of water damage reminds me of the importance of landlord protection insurance. We recommended our clients take the insurance however to save a little money, the client said he’d take it next financial year. Two weeks before the insurance was to start, the property’s fire sprinkler burst flooding the apartment and causing …

Tips To Bag Yourself A Brilliant Real Estate Agent

So you’ve probably decided that you’d like to (or need to) put your house/apartment/flat/bungalow/farm/cabin/castle/palace/monolithic dome (yes, the latter does exist!) up on the market. Fantastic! But… You’re not exactly sure where to begin. Well, it’s a good job you’re reading this article because great news, we’re going to tell you! To start with, you’re going …

Sydney’s Housing Bubble

Talk of a crashing domestic housing market made headlines after international economists claimed a storm cloud was rolling in over Australian property prices. But local analysts have crunched the numbers and say that over the next two years, house prices will not burst, rather linger. The forecast is contrary to explosive claims by economist Jonathan Tepper, …

Should I Buy Or Sell My House First?

“Should I buy or sell my house first?” You’ve decided to move and you keep asking this question over and over. Hmm… It can be a tough call. Buying first and selling first both have pros and cons. What you ultimately decide to do will be based on your particular situation and financial picture. Selling …

Buying 101

Buying your first home or an investment is an exciting time and likely be the biggest purchases you’ll make in your life. Although there’s a lot to get your head around – how much deposit you will need, how much you can borrow, your monthly repayments – taking that first step onto the property can …

Off The Plan Vs. Resale Property

Buying an off the plan property is a huge leap of faith, make sure you do your homework to avoid making the mistake I made.   This subject is very near and dear to my heart as I personally lost lots money on an off the plan deal few years ago. With an existing property, …