With many off-the-plan developments taking years to complete, buyers might want to reconsider how much deposit they put down on a flat they won’t occupy for a long time.
Under the Sale of Land Act, a deposit cannot exceed 10 per cent of the purchase price of an OTP unit but that doesn’t mean the deposit must be the full 10 per cent. Continue reading Make money while waiting →
When you can tick all the boxes, you can rest easy that your home is ready for sale.
There’s nothing like a list to provide motivation.
And when you’re about to sell a home, you need that list more than ever to get things done and give your home that special “Wow!” factor before propective buyers start knocking at your door. Continue reading The Final Checklist →
There are actions every homeowner should take to help maximize the chances they have to sell their house.
The following are the 6 measures that have been found to be most important when trying to sell your house.
These are things that are simple and easy to accomplish with very little or no money at all. Continue reading 6 Quick Things that Help Sell Your House →
Unlike clothing, your home is built to last and styles should reflect that reality.
A trap for the unwary renovator is being seduced by what Robin Boyd defined as the mesmerism of “fashion” and remaking your home into a showcase of the latest, most up-to-datest in design, detailing and decor.
If your house looks like the cover of a “trend” magazine, you’ve possibly already dropped into this expensive pit with big-ticket items that will, in a few years, make your renovation instantly datable. Continue reading Today’s trend is dated by tomorrow →
Moving to a far-flung location can seem like a great idea at the time. Many people consider the impact that such a move will have on jobs, what style / price of house they can get and just how lovely the lifestyle will be.
But then there’s the friends and family factor. Just how hard is it to replace? Those connections that we take for granted, the drop-in chats that family and old friends can comfortably do.
Depending on your stage of life, it’s an issue that can hit home hard. When you are young and can make the move easily with a bag on your back is the time it’s probably easiest to make new friends too. Continue reading Moving is hard to do →
A getaway shack by the sea sounds good but sometimes the numbers don’t stack up.
It’s that time of year again when Australians flock to the coast for much needed rest and recreation.
Seduced by the lifestyle, many will dream of buying a holiday home in their special magical spot – a place they can call their own.
For some the reality will measure up but for others it could turn into a financial headache.
Continue reading Holiday homes – bliss or burden? →
Top selling tips to win a sale
Many so called experts will tell you the Christmas-New Year period is not a strong period in the real estate market. Sure, real estate is not on everyone’s mind at this time of year, but all you need is just one buyer.
Consider that the Christmas-New Year break is actually our longest holiday period and as such it affords the best opportunities for buyers to travel and investigate their property options, particularly those who are being transferred into your area.
Of course, if you’re in a position where you have to sell, then it makes no difference to you what time of the year it is. And if you’re selling a well located holiday or investment property then there’s no better time to sell it than when holidaying visitors are in your neighbourhood.
The bottom line is that there are still buyers in the market at Christmas and it is only at this time of year that they have the time to spend looking at properties. Continue reading Selling at Christmas →