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The market is strong but think local when you sell

The market is strong but think local when you sell

If there’s a boom, then pundits claim a bust just around the corner. We’ve heard this a thousand times but the information is too general to help you decide whether it’s a good time to upsize, downsize or buy your first home.
It’s important to shut out the noise and focus on your local area. Australia isn’t one huge market of boom-bust cycles but thousands of micro-markets in which property performs slightly differently.

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6 reasons why you should list your home right now

6 reasons why you should list your home right now

The demand for property during Covid caught many people by surprise as buyers optimistic for the future poured into a market suffering from a lack of homes for sale. 

The supply and demand equation is only part of the real estate picture. We have record-low interest rates supplemented with federal and state government saving schemes, tax discounts and grants of $25,000 and more for first-time buyers.

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What you need to know about APRA’s tightened home loan rules

What you need to know about APRA’s tightened home loan rules

If you are concerned about this new APRA ruling, we suggest that you talk to your bank or mortgage broker and discuss the impact on your situation.
For buyers about to seek a home loan, below are some of the essential documents and details you will need to pull together as part of the application. We hope you find our guide useful.

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Insights for a successful property investment

Insights for a successful property investment

Investing in real estate isn’t just about finding a great property. You’ve got to make the numbers work or you’ll be seriously out of pocket. Many investors choose to be a landlord in their own neighbourhood while others buy further afield to take advantage of strong capital growth and rental yields.

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You’ve sold your home, so what’s next?

You’ve sold your home, so what’s next?

It’s a great feeling when you put the ‘Sold’ sticker across the signboard on your home and have found a motivated buyer who can’t move in fast enough.
Now, you face a big question: should you begin a deadline-driven search for a new home and risk rushing into a deal, or find a rental and take your time.

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Tips to help you sell during lockdowns

Tips to help you sell during lockdowns

Selling your property during this latest lockdown is not “mission impossible”. There are many technologies and techniques to help you maximise the value of your home despite the pandemic.
Buyer demand is still at record highs even though restrictions have been placed on inspections, limiting it to one person at a time.

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9 essentials when selling your home

9 essentials when selling your home

The amount of effort you put into your home will pay dividends when the offers start coming in. Here is a shortlist of necessary activities you should complete to ensure a successful sale.

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Four easy maintenance jobs for winter

Four easy maintenance jobs for winter

Unattended maintenance tasks, such as cleaning gutters or fixing a roof tile, can cause bigger problems and become expensive to fix, especially as the weather deteriorates. 

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Six heating options if you’re feeling the chill

Six heating options if you’re feeling the chill

Mornings and evenings are developing a distinct chill across most of Australia now that we’ve moved from autumn to winter. And it’s at this time of year when we regret having not thought earlier about the type of heating that would best suit our homes.

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How to buy in a booming market?

How to buy in a booming market?

Sudden increases in property prices, such as the one we’re experiencing right now, is not a new phenomenon in real estate. While sellers might rejoice, buyers face an increasing financial challenge.

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