The Players’ VIEW Series: Episode 2 – Adam Oxley & Ben Kennedy
BlogHere we are at episode 2 of the realestateVIEW.com.au Players’ VIEW Series. In this episode we chat with roommates and ex-team mates Adam Oxley and Ben Kennedy. This blossoming bro-mance is typical of any 2 boys renting in their 20’s and we talked to them about being drafted, living together, their dating lives and playing football […]
Should your first property purchase be an investment?
BlogThe dream of owning your own “castle” has changed a little, with many first home buyers today buying an investment property before they buy a home. In fact, a Mortgage Choice’s investor survey last year revealed 36.6% of investors were first-time buyers – up from 21.1% the year before. The survey found Australians increasingly want […]
Melbourne market stays strong
BlogMelbourne’s property market has shown solid growth this quarter according the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s latest median data. From March through to June 2016, Melbourne’s median house price increased 3.6% to a record high $725,000 – the largest price growth since September 2015. The growth across Melbourne has been wide spread, with median prices […]
School zones and property prices
BlogIt’s no secret the country’s top schools are in high demand, but how does Australia’s most sought after schools affect housing prices? School zones or catchments, are a restriction applied to the enrolment and the number of students a school can take, to a particular area or zone around the actual school. This means that […]
Determining how much equity is in your home
AdviceEquity, or the amount of funds available in your home above and beyond your mortgage, can be a crucial thing to know for any homeowner or investor. Effectively, ‘equity’ is the amount of money that you would receive cash-in-hand if you sold your property and paid off your mortgage today. For those looking to invest, […]
The Responsibilities of the Landlord
AdviceUltimate Rental Guide Contents Renting vs Buying How To Maximise Your Chances Of Securing A Rental Property Key Questions To Ask Before Signing A Tenancy Agreement All You Need To Know About A Bond & Upfront Rental Payment The Responsibilities of Your Landlord Things To Do Before You Move In Your Rights as a Tenant […]
The Players’ VIEW Series: Episode 1 – Jack Riewoldt
BlogWelcome to The realestateVIEW.com.au Players’ VIEW Series. In episode 1, we chat with AFL superstar, Richmond FC’s Full Forward, Jack Riewoldt, as he opens up about growing up in Hobart, moving to Melbourne to play Football and buying his first home. Riewoldt faced the same trials and tribulations of any first home buyer, unsure of […]
Beginner’s Guide to Investing
AdviceJune 2011, First Edition Buying an investment property can be an overwhelming decision. To help you navigate the investment process, this guide has been developed to provide you with everything you need when starting out in property investment. With the help of various tips and checklists, this useful guide will help you to secure the right investment property. […]
Build your own real estate portfolio
AdviceWhat is the key to developing a successful property portfolio? It’s a question Chris Gray, a buyers agent and CEO of Your Empire, is asked on several occasions from many budding investors looking to make their move into the property market. There are several advantages to building a portfolio of properties. A portfolio of smaller value […]
How to Secure a Rental With a Pet – 6 Tips to Get You In!
AdviceBy Cameron McEvoy Recently I’ve found myself back in the rental market. In Sydney where I live; it’s hard enough to secure a rental property these days let alone doing it with a pet. It is even more challenging when you’re looking at apartments versus houses. Firstly, most apartments or units are not advertised as ‘pet […]
Features to look for in a home loan
AdviceWith hundreds of home loans on offer, it’s hard to know which one has the features to suit your current situation, and hopefully save you some cash along the way. If you’re new to the market, or still scratching your head over commonly used terms and phrases, read on. 1. An Offset Account What […]
Do tenants with pets make the best tenant?
AdviceShould landlords rethink the ‘no pets’ clause to gain satisfied tenants interested in staying put for longer? The clause is standard in most tenancy agreements because landlords fear expensive property damage by cats or dogs. However, this is an age where large numbers of urban dwellers turn to the rental market to find their long-term […]
Landlord’s insurance: what to know
AdviceLooking at policies may seem daunting because they all seem to offer different things. But there are four main types of insurance to consider as a landlord and your decision is whether to be covered for just one, a combination, or all of these considerations. So why have insurance as a landlord? Well putting it […]
Offset accounts, lines of credit and when to use these whistles and bells
AdviceWhen choosing a mortgage you will likely notice a number of extra features that may be available to you. These ‘whistles and bells’ can prove very useful if utilized correctly, however not every add on will suit every home owner – particularly if you are paying for the privilege. In this article, we will have […]
How to move house using mobile storage
AdviceLike planning a wedding or visiting the dentist, moving house is one of life’s classic stressful events. We start the day full of optimism, but somehow no matter how much we plan ahead, we’re always in for a day that’s far longer than we expected. You might think your two options are: Moving everything at once […]
What You Need to Know About Your Credit Report
AdviceBefore you begin applying for a home loan, taking the time to get to know your credit report will help you navigate the often-daunting lending process with ease. Too many people don’t understand the details of this important financial report that can make or break their loan application.
The Search for a Rental Property
AdviceWith the competition for home rentals heating up across the country, what is the best way to approach your rental-house search? In many ways, searching for a rental property is like finding a new job. You need to be organized, serious, professional, and make sure you stand out as the best applicant. This means that […]
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Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide
AdviceMay 2011, First Edition Buying a home can be a daunting task and is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. Searching for the perfect home in the right area, organising finance and negotiating the sale is a lot of hard work but if you do your homework and invest the appropriate […]
Achieve My Savings Target
AdviceDo you have something important you’d like to save for? Find out how much you need to save periodically to get there.
Picking the right property manager
AdviceWith more Australians investing in property every year there is growing demand for top industry professionals to handle the day to day management of these investments. Gone are the days when property management was just about collecting the rent money; today’s successful Property Managers are experienced, well-trained, highly skilled individuals, and for those savvy investors […]
Property Valuation vs. Appraisal: The Differences You Must Know
AdviceProperty appraisal and property valuation are not inter-changeable terms, and when dealing with property, it’s important to understand what each means, and when it is applicable. Most simply put, a valuation involves a formal process and may have a legal standing, whereas an appraisal is informal and not legally binding.
Responsibilities as a Landlord
AdviceBeginner’s Guide to Investing Contents Why Invest in Property? Cost of Investing What Makes a Good Investment Property? Understanding the Property Cycle When Buying Tax for Property Investors Managing Your Investment Property Your Responsibilities as a Landlord Responsibilities as a Landlord At the beginning and during the residential tenancy, as the landlord you have various […]
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