5 property experts explain how election day will affect our economy
BlogThis Saturday as voters from around the country cram into their local Primary Schools, reaping the benefits of the sausage sizzle, some are unaware of the impacts their vote could have on the Australian economy. With the Australian 2016 Federal Election just a week after Brexit, it is vital that Australians educate themselves on the […]
5 questions to ask yourself before taking the leap of buying a home
BlogOwning your own home is often referred to as the Great Australian Dream, but with any major purchase, comes a laundry list of responsibilities. If you’re not buying to invest but buying to live in, the stability of staying in one place often means a loss of flexibility and with the opportunity to build equity […]
Queensland’s most affordable suburbs – March 2016
BlogSun, surf and sand, from the Great Barrier Reef to the spectacular Fraser islands, Queensland has a lot to offer. So if you’re thinking of making the move or maybe you’re just looking to buy your first home…we have revealed the top 10 most affordable suburbs to buy. Mount Morgan – $105,000 Charleville – $110,000 Blackwater – […]
Queensland’s most expensive suburbs – March 2016
BlogEver fantastised about owning a mansion right on the beach? Maybe with marble benchtops, designer bathrooms and a kitchen that practically cleans itself? Well when you’re ready to buy and you want to do in Queensland, here are the top suburbs to find that dream home. New Farm – $1,500,000 Teneriffe – $1,400,000 Surfers Paradise – $1,250,000 Ascot – $1,250,000 […]
What Can I Afford To Borrow?
AdviceUsing what you are currently spending on rent and other surplus cash, your borrowing amount is based on what you can physically afford to pay towards a loan.
What type of buyer are you?
AdviceDepending on how you take to the process, house hunting and purchasing a property can bring out very different sides of buyers’ personalities. Some buyers thrive on being able to negotiate hard, while others find change and moving very overwhelming. What type of buyer are you? Take the following Buyer Personality Test to find out! […]
Tasmania’s most affordable suburbs – March 2016
BlogLooking to purchase a bargain? Maybe you’re searching for your first home? No one wants to waste time in the cold at an auction that is way out of their price range so we have compiled the most affordable suburbs in Tasmania from the quarterly median price. Queenstown – $67,500 George Town – $142,000 Acton – $145,000 […]
AdviceThis calculator will show you how much you will save if you make 1/2 of your monthly mortgage payment every two weeks instead of once a month. In effect, you are making an extra payment each year. This reduced the loan term and interest paid.
Sharing a Property
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 […]
Purchasing with friends
AdviceBuying a property is likely one of the most expensive things you will do in your lifetime. Not everyone has the luxury of having a deposit immediately to hand and it is for this reason more and more buyers are teaming up with a platonic or related ‘significant other’ to secure the investment property that […]
Debunking the myths of the negative gearing debate
AdviceAs the debate on negative gearing progresses forward, what do the experts think? Gareth Woodham, Buyers’ Advisor from WBP Property Group and Katie Pickering, Director of Hodges Real Estate gives us their thoughts.
AdviceUse the equity in your home to receive a lump sum or a periodic payment.
AdviceSee how much money you can save when you make extra repayments throughout your loan. How many years can you cut off?
Buying an ‘investment grade’ property – Part One
AdviceMany investors become confused with what key characteristics they should be looking out for when it comes to purchasing an investment property. As a buyer’s agency, we’ve had extensive experience, and have sold over 2,000 ‘investment grade’ properties for our clients over the last thirteen years. So, what features contribute to an ‘investment grade’ property […]
Home Improvement Ideas – Part 1
AdviceRenovating your home can be a rewarding project both for you and your wallet. Whether you are undertaking the reno’s because you just love throwing yourself into a project and want to improve your home or solely to add value to the property and hopefully add to the selling price. Brainstorming ideas for your new-look […]
5 ways to insulate your windows this winter
AdviceWinter is coming. So, get the fuzzy bunny slippers, hot cocoa and Netflix subscription ready. Because in Australia, winter means two things. One, no more beach bod (hooray for winter comfort food!). And two, enjoying toasty warm nights indoors, while the wind and rain rages outdoors. However, if your home isn’t properly insulated, your winter […]
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, […]
Feeling pressured to impress your friends with a big house? You’re not alone.
Advice1 in 5 Australians have admitted to feeling pressured to purchase a larger home than their friends according to new survey released by Finder.com.au. Of those surveyed, 1 in 10 worry about what others will say behind their back and couldn’t handle not living in as good an area as their friends. Aussies are being […]
Renting or Owning – Baby proofing without screws!
AdviceWhat you once called home is now a baby booby trap. What seem like inconspicuous piece of your furniture and fittings like bookshelves, windows and cords are potential death traps and have baby experts ducking for cover. Babies are curious little creatures and they will find new uses for every gadget in your home – […]
AdviceA Mortgage Offset loan has linked account with a credit balance that can help reduce the interest and time taken to pay off your loan
Key Lessons All Property Investors Must Understand
AdviceI’ve learned many lessons over the 40 years I’ve been investing. In fact, I’ve learned more from the many mistakes I’ve made than from the things I got it right (now there’s a powerful lesson in itself!) But there are 4 key lessons I wish I’d learned earlier. Firstly, the economy and our property […]
Applying for a Home Loan
AdviceUltimate First Home Buyers Guide Contents Should I Buy or Rent? What You Can Actually Afford? Don’t Guess! Understanding the Types of Loans Available on the Market Government Assistance Applying for a Home Loan What a Lender Can Expect of You Your Loan Documents – What to Expect! Understanding the Market Buying Methods Role of […]
AdviceCalculate your payments in advance or arrears.
What Makes a Good Investment Property?
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 What Makes a Good Investment Property? A well chosen property is likely to deliver greater return in the […]
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