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 →
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 →
There’s nothing more exciting than buying your first investment property and getting that first slip from your property manager to show your rent coming in. However, rental income is just the start. Around tax time, there are even more ways to help you pay off your investment – and one of those is by getting a property depreciation schedule that you can claim on tax. Continue reading Don’t forget to claim Depreciation →
Christmas is a naturally festive and joyful time.
It falls during the first month of summer, which provides a bright, cheerful and sunny setting for the home. This, combined with holiday cheer, can make your home seem extra inviting.
Home Staging is all about highlighting your home’s strengths and appeal to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers.
You don’t want to lose prospective buyers who arrive at a viewing, only to witness a Christmas explosion. So put away the Christmas tablecloths, dish towels, snowman candles and tinsel hanging over every window.
Here are some simple staging techniques to enhance your home this Christmas to appeal to all buyers! Continue reading Preparing your home for sale over Christmas →
Although the holiday break is coming up, it doesn’t mean you should forget about your investment property.
The last few weeks of the year is a great time to take a good look at your property to see what is working and what isn’t. Continue reading Managing your Investment Property over Christmas →
In what many believe will be the Gillard government’s last budget, there were winners and losers, but you had to look hard to find anything that will affect the average person’s back pocket when it comes to buying and selling real estate.
RP Data has released their list of cheapest suburbs to buy a property around Australia, and there are some serious bargains to be had.