Not a home open goes by where I don’t get cornered by a home buyer with an iPhone (or Galaxy) showing me the internet based valuation for the home we are selling. More and more often when I sit in people’s homes, the family I am representing have done their own research on the internet … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER TRUST ONLINE HOME VALUATIONS
Can you believe it’s only 9 weeks to Christmas!! ...and for many buyers a house is most definitely on their Christmas wish list. But, at this time of year, with the festive season almost upon us, many sellers are considering the all-important question when it comes to going to the market. When is the right … Continue reading ‘TIS’ OR ‘TIS NOT’ THE SEASON TO SELL?
Selling your home is a huge undertaking, after all its your biggest asset. So before handing over the keys to your castle and putting your financial future into the hands of someone you may have known for less than 60 minutes you need to do your due diligence. After all, if you bought a new … Continue reading 5 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK AN AGENT BEFORE SIGNING YOUR HOME AWAY!
How do you know what’s best when buying a home. A good deal of passion and an ounce of common sense? Maybe it should be the other way around, but that is not what happens for most buyers. Many different influences are part of the process when purchasing your first or even your last home. … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First House
So you’ve decided to sell your home. Preparing and getting ready can be a daunting and thankless job. Selling a house even under the happiest of circumstances can be stressful and the preparation exhausting. So, what can you do to minimise this? Every year I am fortunate enough to help many families through this process … Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR A HASSLE FREE 1ST HOME OPEN
Regardless if you are going to be buying your own place or renting a property, moving to a new home belongs to the group of big decisions that you make only a handful of times in your life. While the moving experience can be made simple, I do not know anyone who wants to do … Continue reading HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT NEIGHBOURHOOD FOR YOU
Lets face it we all buy with our eyes first! I myself have been known to choose a bottle of wine just for the label - heaven forbid. Selling your home is no different to selling any other product. A house that is visually attractive and "sparkles" on the surface will sell faster than its … Continue reading TIPS & TRICKS TO SELL YOUR HOME
Rising property prices across Australia over the past decade has forced many Australians, young and old, to re evaluate their dream of traditional home ownership. Prohibitively high rental costs have also contributed to the strain on affordable housing for governments across the country and has prompted a rise in the approval and construction of granny … Continue reading THE GRANNY FLAT – IS IT A SOLUTION TO THE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CRISIS?
If you ask ten people who have recently bought or sold a home in the past 12 months, the chances are that at least one of these ten people will tell you a real estate horror story. There are many mistakes home sellers make when choosing a real estate agent. It’s possible that it’s only … Continue reading 10 SIGNS YOU’VE HIRED THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT
Well you have searched for months, found the perfect home and negotiated the perfect price. Then your real estate agent asks you that final question....."so who will you be using for settlement?" Settlement Agents, or Conveyancer's as they are also called, are responsible for transferring a property from one owner to another – so every … Continue reading WHAT IS A SETTLEMENT AGENT AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?