Secrets of the top 100 agents – REB conference
BlogYesterday marked the 2nd Real Estate Business Annual Secrets of the Top 100 Agents Conference. The first of 3 locations, Melbourne had 6 of the country’s top ranked real estate agents providing their expertise to a room full of agents looking for the secret to success. Hosted by the energetic Rik Rushton, the speakers covered […]
The Players’ VIEW Series: Episode 4 – Drew Petrie
BlogHere is the fourth and final episode of The Players’ VIEW Series with North Melbourne Veteran, Drew Petrie. In this episode, the Roos’s forward talks about buying his first investment property and how he learnt the ropes from those around him. Drew states, “I’d heard of negative gearing and it just went straight over the […]
Tasmania’s top 10 most affordable suburbs – June 2016
BlogAccording to the REIT’s latest median release, after a 5.3 per cent decrease in sales for the March 2016 quarter, house sales increased 3.5 per cent in the June quarter. Tasmania recorded over 774 million dollars’ worth of property sold for the June quarter, up 4.9 per cent from last quarter and an increase of 10.2 […]
4 tips for winning in today’s auction markets from Michael Yardney
BlogBidding at property auctions can be stressful, there is no doubt about it. If you’re inexperienced, emotionally attached to a property or not sure how to bid, then you’re likely to feel intimidated. But here’s the thing…auctions are here to stay, especially in our capital city markets and if you avoid them you’ll miss out on many […]
Why first home buyers may consider investing instead
AdviceFirst home buyers are usually in the enviable position of having lower levels of debt than those already on the property ladder, yet may also have lower levels of available upfront capital and savings. This doesn’t necessarily mean that choices should be limited and, in fact, first home buyers are in prime position to make […]
AdviceWhat’s your net income?
The staff at realestateVIEW.com.au share their real estate stories
BlogAt realestateVIEW.com.au, we know what it’s like going through the tests and trials of getting into the property market. Have you moved into a house already occupied by a family of furry friends? Have you moved house…next door? Well our staff have. Meet some of the friendly staff at realestateVIEW.com.au as they share their funny […]
Helping parents downsize
AdviceIt’s normal to hear about empty nesters; parents feeling sad when their offspring move out, leaving them alone in a big, quiet home. Yet we seldom hear how our parents soon recover and come to love having all that room to themselves. After living it up in retirement they enjoy their golden years like Queen […]
Home Improvement Ideas
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 […]
Open for Inspection Checklist
AdviceConduct a thorough open inspection with realestateview.com.au’s detailed checklist.
4 tips to avoiding common real estate traps
AdviceThink board games about property buying and ‘Monopoly’ is likely the first to come to mind. After all it is the quintessential game about real estate, money, and arguments over the rules of free parking. Yet, in reality, property buying is more like ‘Mouse Trap’. It’s a complex mix of competing interests and potential pitfalls, […]
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.
To Renovate or not to Renovate
AdviceIn today’s competitive housing market, vendors understand that to generate buyer interest it’s essential that their house stands out from the crowd. To that end, one of the most common questions vendors ask real estate agents is whether they should renovate their property prior to listing it for sale. To Renovate or not to Renovate […]
How to meet your savings goal as a couple
AdviceIf you’ve ever tried saving money, you know it’s tough. But saving money as a couple? That’s a whole other monster. Here are some simple tips you can do together to stay on the tight a** track. Have a clear goal Start by setting a specific goal. If you’re saving to buy a house, do […]
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 […]
5 questions to ask yourself before you demolish
AdviceKnocking down and rebuilding may seem like a complicated and expensive process. Although, with some research, preparation, and the assistance of the right builder, it could be the perfect alternative to renovating your home or buying a new one. Here are six questions you should ask before you decide to demolish and build your new […]
Open house: 10 small steps to make a small room feel big
AdviceSo you have outgrown your home. It happens. You’ve set your eyes on bigger and better things and it’s time to move on – but before you can, your current space has to go on the market. Careful styling and furniture choices can give your home a lift and help to give the illusion of […]
Furnished or unfurnished?
AdviceWhen it comes to maximising your potential income from your investment property, one decision you’ll have to make is whether to lease it out furnished or unfurnished. This is a key question facing investors, yet there is no right or wrong answer, as it largely depends on your market and current demand. As an example, […]
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 […]
AdviceUse the equity in your home to receive a lump sum or a periodic payment.
Things To Do Before You Move In
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tax for Property Investors
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 Tax for Property Investors The following section should only be used as a guide. We recommend you contact […]
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