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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
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