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If you are looking to engage a buyers’ agent, it pays to do your research.  Investors must be cautious of the motivations of the person they choose to act on their behalf. A buyers’ agent should only be paid by one party – the investor, they should lend their expertise to the benefit of the
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While a growing proportion of Australians believe the ‘Great Australian Dream’ of property ownership is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve, it is not impossible. 72% of Australians believe if they don’t get ‘money-smart’, they will be left behind financially, so many buyers are using different tactics to get on the property ladder and, eventually, into
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There’s a lot of fuss at present about how expensive property is. Truth is it’s even more expensive than most buyers think because there are a number of costs associated with buying an investment property that many investors fail to take into consideration. So let’s take a look at eight of the most common costs
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Understanding Stamp Duty

Stamp duty is one of those extra costs that is rather easy to forget when you’re buying property but can really add up to your total cost. It is tempting to dismiss it when deciding what you’re willing to pay for your next Investment property but don’t fall into a trap. Depending on the property,
Selling your home has now become about much more than just location and a great paint job. You’d want to hope the property doesn’t have any signs of mould according to research conducted last year by finder.com.au. A staggering 87% of house hunters would be put off buying a property because of mould, followed by structural decay
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We’ve all seen those listings that promise that a property will be sold on auction day or before, haven’t we?   The question is: will it really be sold before auction? There are many tools in a selling agent’s kit-bag and one of the most successful is to create competition for a property. More competition means a
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How small is too small?

We like things big in Australia. Big homes, big cars, big meals, and big characters – everything’s got to be larger than life. Or does it? Have you, for example, looked at new car sales lately? Fuel efficient, small to mid-size cars are flying out of the showrooms almost before they’ve been off-loaded from the
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Selling tactics

Are you looking to sell your home fast and at a the top price? Well, let’s look at some strategies you need to know before putting your property on the market. It’s no easy task to set the price for your home. It’s likely you’ll think your home is worth a mint and the estate
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That’s because buying or building a brand new home means that you have access to the latest house designs as well as sparkly-new fixtures and fittings. First home buyer’s house and land packages are always popular but it’s important to understand what to look for and what to stay away from. So, let’s have a
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Young Australians, eager to stand on their own two feet, are facing the harsh reality of having to rely heavily on their parents to help them buy a home. A survey of 1,006 people nationwide, conducted for non-bank lender State Custodians Home Loans, found one in three respondents who don’t own a home admit they’ll