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What you need to know about stamp duty
Stamp duty is a tax that affects many residential sales in New South Wales. For large numbers of buyers it's unavoidable, which is why it's so important to be aware of the implications before making those first steps onto the property ladder.Here we've listed...
Thu April 28, 2016
Get your property seen by all the right people
The property market can be a competitive place at the best of times, which is why it's so important to take the right steps when selling your home. SQM Research reveals that in January this year, there were as many as 22,333 pieces of real estate for sale in Sydney...
Thu April 28, 2016
Which mortgage is right for you?
Before most people can get their hands on real estate, they'll need to take out a mortgage. Finding the right home loan is just as important as finding the right property - and in some cases even more so.Here are just some of the factors you'll need to take a closer...
Mon April 25, 2016
How to keep your rental property profitable
So you've decided to try your hand at being a landlord. There are some major decisions that lie ahead, many of which you can't afford to take lightly if you're going to make a success of your investment.Buying the right type of property is just the start...
Mon April 25, 2016
How to decide if a new-build is right for you
New home building has recently reached dizzy heights across Australia, opening up a wider range of property options to anyone hoping to buy a house.The Housing Industry Association (HIA) recently revealed that 2015 was the strongest year on record for home building activity...
Thu April 21, 2016
Make yourself more attractive to lenders
Moving out of a rented house and into a property of your own is something many Australians strive for. In most cases, the first step towards getting onto the ladder is securing a mortgage. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that in February this year, 56...
Mon April 18, 2016
3 key pieces of data any property buyer needs
It's often said that knowledge is power - and this is certainly the case when it comes to making a property investment. No matter whether you're heading to property auctions or hoping to secure a private sale, having all the right real estate data to hand can be a...
Wed April 06, 2016
Why do Sydney buyers have cause for celebration?
New South Wales homeowners and investors have enjoyed exceptional capital gains over the last few years, but this has left those looking to buy a new home in Sydney out in the cold. However, things are changing, and if you're part of this latter group you'll be...
Mon April 04, 2016
Buying | Market News
5 toasty tips for selling your home in winter
Spring has long been touted as the optimal time to sell property in Australia - and for very good reason. A combination of warmth, sunshine and general optimism that comes with knowing summer is on the way is often all the encouragement homer buyers need to commit to a...
Fri April 01, 2016
Selling | Lifestyle
Opinion split on where people want house prices to go
Many experts have predicted a period of weakness for Australian real estate in the months ahead. National Australia Bank, for example, recently reduced its forecast for national house prices from 2.3 per cent to just 1 per cent, with the stunted growth particularly...
Thu March 31, 2016
Buying | Selling | Market News
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