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 […]
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. […]
Mortgage Jargon Busting: 5 Important Terms For First Home Buyers
AdviceFirst home buyers are generally inundated with a huge amount of information to process when they’re researching property purchases and home loans. If you’re not sure about all of the lending jargon that’s out there and hope to find some clear definitions to make that first investment less difficult, then read on for five important […]
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 […]
Common challenges with first home buying
AdviceOwning your own home is considered the great Australian dream for many people. However, the process Aussies go through to reach this dream isn’t all that varied. Saving a deposit, searching through hundreds of properties, visiting open inspections and auctions, going through some form of rejection and then ultimately ending up with their first home. It […]
Protecting your home with the latest technology
AdviceDo you leave the home and fear the safety of your prized processions? Technology has progressed in every aspect of life, from smart phones to car navigation. Lock technology is no different. Gone are the days of simple locks where it was a just a barrel and key to lock up your home. Technology has […]
Signs you’ve found the right suburb
AdviceWhile finding the right house is of course paramount in any property hunt, we as agents are being asked more than ever about the area. When you are on the hunt, it is common for well-intentioned people to give advice and ideas about what kinds of people live in your suburbs of interest- you’ve […]
Pay it forward: Creating smart savers
AdviceAny savvy investor should understand the value of money. However, patience, due diligence and saving can often fall on deaf ears when the time comes to pass on investment lessons to your children. Instilling strong saving habits early on can help set your kids up for the best possible chance of financial success in the […]
Complete Loan Comparison
AdviceCompare two different loans with honeymoon rates, upfront fees, monthly fees and discharge fees.
How to achieve a mutually beneficial sale
AdviceBuying and selling a property is perhaps one of the most emotional and demanding experiences one can undertake. In order to minimise some of the stress and emotion that comes with selling, vendors should seek to employ an agent who can act as an intermediary and devise an airtight negotiated agreement prior to the sales […]
Catch the sleeping giant: Tell-tale signs of a suburb about to boom
AdviceThe one word any home buyer or investor loves to hear: growth. An “up and coming” suburb conjures up ideas of snatching a bargain and reaping the rewards of your investment in years to come when house prices soar. So how exactly can you spot a suburb about the boom?
Top 5 Open Home Q’s to ask
AdviceWhen it comes to making the most of an open home inspection, knowledge is power. Here are some top tips to getting a competitive advantage by asking the right questions. Dig deep If you are serious about purchasing the property, you need know all the nitty, gritty detail. Ask about its structure, insulation, whether there […]
Taking the Next Step
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 […]
Throwing the best housewarming party
AdviceOnce you have moved into your new pad, first things first. Throw the best house warming party anyone has ever seen! Everyone gets exciting about showing off their new place to family and friends, and what better way to do that but a little get together. Putting in a bit of extra effort can be just […]
Should I use an Accredited Removalist Company?
AdviceMoving house can often prove to be quite a stressful and emotional experience. The transportation of beloved possessions is a straining process and it is fair to say that nobody cares more for their belongings than the owner. A registered member of the Australian Furniture Removal Association (AFRA) has been fully trained to the highest […]
Ultimate Moving Guide
AdviceMoving can be tough. Especially if you haven’t moved before or if you have no idea where to start. This guide has been designed to assist you in the moving process, from start to finish, making your move as smooth as possible. We’ve put together some tips that will help you have a stress free […]
How to effectively negotiate a residential property contract
AdviceNegotiating a residential property contract need not be a daunting task. The key is to anticipate each phase of the private treaty transaction and the contingencies that may arise along the way. Negotiating price Before beginning to negotiate price, the savvy buyer should calculate an upper price point, never to be exceeded, no matter […]
How refinancing your home loan can benefit you
AdviceAs you journey through life, your financial circumstances change and your home loan can benefit from a review. Home loans are not the most exciting dinner table conversations, but saving money to spend on things you enjoy should be shouted from the rooftop. Refinancing your mortgage might seem like a daunting process, but a little […]
What is a buyer’s agent and do you need one?
AdviceMany people have bought property themselves or have seen close friends and family do the same. As such, it’s a very common question to ask; ‘Why do I need a buyer’s agent when I can do it myself?’ It’s a good question to ask and there are many reasons why you should consider one. A […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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