The house down the street just sold, but yours is still on the market. Why can’t you attract a buyer?
It’s a common question and the answers aren’t as much of a mystery as they might appear.
These are seven of the most common reasons why houses don’t sell: Continue reading 7 reasons your house isn’t selling →
Property Professor Peter Koulizos explains why Autumn could be the best time to sell your home.
Spring time was considered the best time to sell as the football season was over and more people would attend weekend home opens. Spring time is also a great time to have the garden looking wonderful as the weather is getting better.
The problem with selling in the Spring is if everyone else thinks that this is a good time to sell, they too will put their property on their market, thus increasing supply and possibly dampening demand.
However, a 2010 study by RP Data showed that the best time to sell a residential property is in Autumn. This makes sense for a number of reasons. Continue reading Why you should sell your house in Autumn →
Smart investors have a small window of opportunity to nab festive-season property bargains, says a leading market commentator.
CPREA (Certified Practicing Real Estate Agents) chairman Geoff Baldwin said whilst there is no doubt that the market has slowed as we approach Christmas, there is now a “short but attractive opportunity for property buyers to negotiate harder and save thousands”. Continue reading Property buyers could save thousands before Christmas →
By Cate Bakos
As a trained auction bidder and experienced property buyer, I’ve bid at hundreds of property auctions over the years and have learnt many tricks along the way.
Being based in the country’s auction capital, Melbourne, means that I’m exposed to auctions every single weekend, from the beginning of February until the week before Christmas. Melbournians, Sydneysiders and even Brisbane shoppers understand that the chances of a good property being taken to auction are high. So why do so many people fear auctions? Continue reading The top 10 tips for auction bidding →
Summer is just around the corner and, before we know it, another sweltering hot Mudgee summer will be on our doorstep.
And what’s better than being able to cool off by simply jumping into your backyard pool?
How many of us look back fondly at the years we spent in our youth lounging in the family backyard pool and having summer pool parties with friends?
Does having a pool on your property help or hinder when it comes time to sell your home? How about if it’s an investment property?
The answer is neither simple nor straightforward as investing in a pool can benefit one home owner while not adding an ounce of value to the next. Continue reading Swimming Pools – Added value or Limited appeal? →
Investment properties should make money for you; not work.
If you manage your own investment property, you’ll know that one of the biggest stresses can be collecting (and chasing) rent.
Using a professional Property Management team definitely makes life as a landlord easier however, if you decide to go it on your own,
here are ten tips to ensure you always get your rent. Continue reading 10 Essential Tips For Collecting Rent →
Many property investors are a little intimidated by the thought of bidding for a property at auction.
It’s understandable – auctions are an emotional and exciting event. Continue reading Tips for buying at Auction →
With the property prices where they are today, it could be a good time to buy your first home. But getting onto the property ladder is still hard for first home buyers.
Many think that they need 20% of the purchase price as a deposit before they can get a loan and whilst this is true if you want to avoid paying mortgage insurance, there are still ways to buy your first home with little or no deposit. Continue reading Buying Your First Home With Little or No Deposit →
Just flick through the pages of any Investment Property magazine, and you’ll come across tale after tale of ordinary people who have built – or are in the process of building – substantial property portfolios. Million-dollar figures are bandied about with regularity as investors talk about how they’re moving towards financial independence. It’s an enviable position to be in, but how do you join the club?
The answer is that it’s surprisingly simple – whether you already own property or not. Each and every property investor started exactly where you are now – with no experience and worried about making a wrong move. Continue reading A Guide for Property Investors →