First home buyers are continuing to stake their claim on markets across the country with many usurping their competition by being better prepared to make a solid offer. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that about 18 per cent of all housing finance commitments is to first homebuyers. However, while the percentage of

6 First Home Buyer Myths Busted

Most young Aussies dream about buying their own home one day. Then there are other some savvy first-timers who are opting to invest in a property first and remain renting where they want to live but can’t afford to buy. Whichever type of property buyer they become, far too many find it more difficult than
Selling a property is usually not something that is done lightly. Perhaps you need to sell because your family has grown, and you need more space. Another reason is that you have run your numbers and come to realise that that specific investment property is not growing in value as much as it should, so
Are agents really overpaid? What do they actually do to earn their commission? I can understand how in boom times when properties almost sold themselves, that vendors wondered why they need an estate agent to sell their home. During those heady days a good estate agent could help their clients achieve a premium price and
We’ve all heard the common joke in real estate-  the vendor thinks their home is a castle and the buyer thinks it is a shack. Of course, that’s where a professional real estate agent earns their money, because through the art of negotiation they are able to get these two opposing points of view to agree on
It all sounded so simple… “Let’s move house,” you said. So, you tidied up the garden, gave the lounge a coat of paint and listed your property for sale. And you waited… and waited… and if you’re reading this, chances are you’re still waiting for that elusive buyer to come along with a big fat
Selling your home is always a time of excitement because it often means you’re moving somewhere new perhaps because of a work promotion or even a new addition to the family. Regardless of the reason, people buy and sell in every market, so it’s always wise to do what you can to potentially increase the
There is more education about the property market available than ever before. Yet many first home buyers remain quite clueless about the process. And that means when they are involved in their first property transaction they come across a bunch of unfamiliar terms, which doesn’t help with their stress levels. So, here are five terms
Buying your first home has always been one of the highlights of many people’s lives. It’s something that they’ve dreamed about and had to make sacrifices for to make it a reality. The thing is buying your first home is often imbued with emotion, which is understandable, but it’s not necessarily the best thing when
You’ve found the ideal new home – a beautiful established terrace and then comes the shock. The building and pest inspection reveals rising damp. What should you do? You’ll often be able to tell a home has rising damp when you enter, because there’s a tell-tale sign of a with a musty odour. Fact is,