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Financial tips for first home buyers

Purchasing your first home is a big deal and it’s likely the biggest investment you’ll make. But where do you start? And what do you need to know about finances before you purchase a home? Borrowing money Working out how much money you can borrow from a bank or lender is one of the most...

Should I get a strata inspection report?

Is it worth spending the time and money to get a strata inspection report before you make an offer on a property? We explain why a small investment in a strata inspection report could give you a lot of peace of mind.  What is strata and a strata inspection report? Strata schemes are those that...

5 DIY ways to improve your kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most influential rooms in a home. Not only is it a room that we all use daily, it’s one that can also influence buyers when it comes to purchasing your home. Kitchens are one of the most expensive rooms to completely renovate and buyers will appreciate it being done...

How can I buy a house privately if it’s going to auction?

If you’ve fallen in love with a house but you don’t want to risk losing it at auction, you can always offer to buy it privately. Auctions can be a daunting experience, especially for first home buyers. Not only do you have to be well researched on the property and your own financial position, you...

What is a sinking fund?

A sinking fund is an essential pool of money established by the owners’ corporations to cover the costs of future maintenance expenses of a strata building. In a strata building, such as a block of apartments, there are a range of expenses which include the repairs and renovations to common areas that need to be...

How your agent can reduce the stress of your divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful events in your life, so having the right resources throughout your divorce journey can reduce the stress and anxiety of this emotional rollercoaster! A key resource for your divorce is a Real Estate Agent. You may have to sell your family home, sell investment properties or move to...

How to claim the government’s new HomeBuilder grant

The federal government is giving eligible Australians a $25,000 HomeBuilder grant towards building their new home or substantially renovating their existing homes. The grant scheme has been announced as an effort to boost demand in the construction sector, and keep builders and tradespeople employed as the country braces for an economic downturn as a result...

Why you should invest in a property video

More and more house hunters are using the internet to research homes before they commit to attending an open home inspection. As a result, sellers are investing more in video tours of their homes to attract potential buyers. While including video in your online property listing can attract more buyers, there are multiple benefits to...

Is winter a bad time to sell your property?

Winter can be a challenging season to put your property on the market. Winter months bring darker days, cooler weather and fewer hours of warm sunshine. Any deciduous trees you may have will have lost their leaves, beautiful flowers will not be in bloom and the interior of your house may appear darker overall. As...

What does a strata manager do?

You’ve heard of a strata manager, but what do they actually take responsibility for? And is their role the same as that of a property manager? While they might be similar, strata managers actually have a very complex role to play in managing a block of properties.  What is a strata manager? A strata manager...

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