REIQ reveals middle ring vacancy rate rising
BlogThe REIQ released its quarterly vacancy rate data today, revealing that Brisbane’s middle ring experienced a sharp rise in vacancies, while the inner ring remained relatively consistent with the June quarter. Brisbane’s inner city (0-5km) vacancy rate for the September quarter has risen from 3.4%, to 3.7%. The middle ring (5-20km) has risen from 2.3% to […]
The property market continues to grow in Melbourne for Spring
BlogMelbourne’s market – one of the best for sellers of houses and apartments in years – with “all the stars aligned” at present, REIV CEO Geoff White said yesterday. Releasing the latest property prices for every Melbourne suburb, he said that the Spring market is delivering everything home sellers need: solid price growth, high clearance […]
Happy neighbours make happy markets
BlogAustralian’s have always had a love affair with their backyards. Sprawling oases with barbeques and a pool along every second property. But what about the front yard? There has always been social and economic currency in the backyard but the strength of any home’s market value also lies in the strength of its surrounding neighbourhood. […]
What is a vacancy rate?
BlogInvestors and renters alike can use facts and figures to their benefit – provided they know what they’re looking for, and how to use them. A case in point is the humble vacancy rate, a percentage that is often quoted in the media, yet one that is frequently misunderstood. So what is a vacancy rate […]
Moving on up – Upsizing your home and the cost involved
AdviceThere are a number of reasons why you might choose to upsize to a larger home – a bigger family, an increase in income, the need for a home work space or perhaps a change of lifestyle. Whatever the reason, there a number of questions to consider before you decide upsizing is the next step […]
Loan scams: what to look out for
AdviceFor those who are looking for their first mortgage, it is probably safe to say that your options for legitimate and reliable home loans are easy to find. Nevertheless, if you are after a smaller loan or want to use an online bank, there is every chance that after googling ‘loans’ you will receive a […]
What the average salary will get you around the country
BlogIt’s no secret that your money can buy you a whole lot more bricks and mortar in some parts of our beautiful country than in others. In Sydney, you can put a six-figure sum down on a home that is near derelict in condition. But in Adelaide, spending that kind of cash could secure you […]
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AdvicerealestateVIEW.com.au Blog The realestateVIEW.com.au Blog provides readers up-to-date expert views, news and insights on the Australian property market. The Blog is authored by a series of property and finance experts who work in the property industry and are passionate about educating home buyers, renters, investors and market observers. We would love to hear from local […]
Understanding the property cycle when buying
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 Understanding the Property Cycle When Buying The Property Cycle The property market moves in cycles. Property values may […]
The ins and outs of setting a reserve price
AdviceSetting a reserve price when your home is going to auction is not always a simple process. It is the fine balancing act between ensuring the reserve is high enough to guarantee you a comfortable amount if reached and low enough that it will not be prohibitive to encouraging bidding on the day. Remember, if […]
How energy- smart is your home?
AdviceThese days energy bills are on the up so it has never been more important to factor in energy costs when buying a new home. Home buyers would be amiss to overlook interest rates on home loans for long term savings, but it’s also worth considering being pocket savy and thinking about the long term savings that […]
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 […]
How Long to Repay?
AdviceSet the amount you’d like to pay per period and calculate how long it takes to pay off your loan.
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Presenting your home for an open house
AdvicerealestateVIEW have partnered with REMAX Central, a top real estate agency in Perth, to bring you the best tips for preparing your house for an open inspection. An open house is your home’s chance to make a first impression on potential buyers, and with fierce competition in the property market, you should do everything in […]
Understanding floorplans and why it’s important
AdviceA floorplan is a useful architectural tool that enables you to see an overhead view of the dimensions and layout of your home. Usually shown as a horizontal split from bird’s eye view at the height of the windows, a floorplan lays out everything from doors and the way they open to staircases and the […]
5 questions you should be asking about your unsellable house
AdviceAre you wondering why your property has been sitting on the market for months on end while we continue to hear about the property boom? Don’t get discouraged; there are many small things you can do that often make all the difference. Here are five of the best: 1. Is it beautiful on the inside? […]
The hidden costs involved in purchasing
AdviceWhen buying a property you need to be considering every cost that you will have to pay, particularly if your deposit is not huge. While many are understandably focused on ensuring they have enough for that initial deposit outlay, usually a large sum amounting to some 5% plus of the purchase price, ignoring your other […]
Shop Around to Save on Your Home Loan
AdviceBy Rates Direct For first home buyers, investors, those upgrading to a bigger home or looking to use the equity in your property, choosing a home loan is a major decision that can make a huge difference to your hip pocket. As with any significant purchase, shopping around and comparing prices for your home loan […]
6 cool pallet furniture ideas for your home
AdviceA home can be an expensive purchase, with the mortgage, stamp duty and removalists, it’s easy to blow your budget. New furniture doesn’t have to add to your money woes. You can make your own. Take a stroll through the trendiest suburbs in your city. Go to the cafes, the bars, and have a look […]
What is a ‘Hot Spot’ and how do you find one?
AdviceIn flat market conditions, it is still possible to make money. A simple, fool-proof strategy is to purchase in a suburb before it becomes popular, otherwise known as a ‘hot spot’. Hot spots are generally those suburbs that are under performing, and which are under the capital city’s median house price. This may seem easier […]
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
Top 5 tips for moving with kids
AdviceWhen moving house, adding kids into the mix has a tendency to stir things up. While we love them, kids can naturally slow down the process of moving day. With so little time to get organised, Kent Removals & Storage have offered their top tricks and tips for achieving the nearly impossible – a stress-free […]
Tips for investing interstate
AdviceSo first of all, why invest interstate? This may be your first major investment and you may be thinking it a safer option to keep your money to an area you know well but this isn’t always true. Many suggest that an interstate investment is best for those who want to expand and diversify their […]
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