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 […]
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 […]
Queensland’s top 10 most affordable suburbs
BlogYou’ve seen Queensland’s top 10 most expensive suburbs, according to the REIQ. Now here are the top 10 most affordable suburbs in Queensland. With a mix of Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Moreton Bay suburbs, here are the top places to find a bargain. The top suburbs are: Russell Island – $204,050 North Ipswich – $271,500 Woodridge […]
REIQ offers expertise on Queensland real estate market
BlogQueenslanders, are you ready to get free expertise on the property market? The REIQ will be opening its doors and welcoming property buyers and investors to its free Experts Guide to Buying Property seminar at REIQ HQ, Coorparoo, October 22, 2016. The seminar, now in its third year, offers detailed, helpful information for anyone looking […]
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 […]
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 […]
What the clearance rate means for the property market
BlogWhen you’re preparing to buy or sell a property, you’ll come across plenty of industry lingo that you may not be familiar with. LVR (loan to value ratio), DOM (days on market), ACR (auction clearance rate): these are all acronyms that those in the biz toss around every day. But if you’re new to the […]
Best practices for gutter maintenance
AdviceGood gutter maintenance may not be the most exciting topic of conversation, but it is still really important. Gutters are like Batman. A silent guardian, defending your home from unknown threats while you sleep soundly. And just like Batman, you don’t even know your gutters are saving you most of the time. But how would Batman […]
Should I buy before I sell?
AdviceUsually, a homeowner is either upgrading, downgrading or relocating, which means that you’ll be looking to sell your existing home as well as buy a new one. However, should you buy first and then look to sell your current home? Or should you sell first and buy later? Here’s everything you need to know about […]
Is Your Property Dressed For Success? Top tips to get the best price for your Property…
AdviceAuthor: Anthony Webb – Philip Webb Real Estate The way your property presents itself to potential buyers affects the way they feel about it. Does the property make a good first impression? Does it have a ‘wow’ factor? Has the floorplan and space been maximized? These are the questions buyers typically – and subconsciously – […]
What to Ask Your Builder Before You Buy A House And Land Package
AdviceBuying a house and land package is a major commitment, and when things do not go according to plan it can be very costly and disappointing. Luckily, most building problems and frustrations can be avoided early on – by choosing a great, reputable builder. If you’re uncertain where to start in your quest to find […]
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? […]
How Much Can I Borrow?
AdviceFind out the amount you may be able to borrow based on your income, expenses and number of dependants.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Things to Consider When Buying Off the Plan
AdviceOne of the important considerations you will need to make when buying a property is; should I buy an established home or off the plan? Whilst the excitement of being the first person to live in the home and the flexibility to choose your floor plan and colour schemes may be appealing, there are also […]
Selling property: what time of year is best?
AdviceDo you want the long answer or the short answer? This is the Internet so you would probably prefer the short answer. The answer is – it’s complicated. So here’s the long answer: There is no perfect time of year to sell. Sure, traditionally spring has always been the busiest season for all sorts of […]
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AdvicerealestateVIEW.com.au Advice Centre The realestateVIEW.com.au Advice Centre provides tips and tricks relevant for property seekers (buyers, renter and sellers) and market observers. Blogging is a great way to position yourself a local market expert, and we are more than happy to hear from you if you would like to contribute. We would love to hear […]
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 […]
Lump Sum Payment
AdviceWhat will be the effect on your loan if you pay off a lump sum. The sooner you pay it the more you can save.
5 tips for getting a home loan when your partner has bad credit
AdviceWhen was the last time you asked your partner about their credit history? If you’re like most people the answer is probably, never. It’s not really something you bring up on a first date – not if you want a second one. Despite this, credit history can be very important, especially when you’re applying for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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