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How to Get the Best Value From Your First Rental Property

Are you thinking seriously about buying your first investment property, or have you just purchased one and you are in that first flush of excitement? Residential property is still one of the most popular methods of building wealth in Australia. However, there are a few things you should be aware of to avoid making the […]

How to Avoid Landlord Hassles

We have all heard “bad tenant” horror stories of unpaid rent, wanton property damage, civil disturbance and a legal system that appears to favour tenants, however badly they behave. The due process needed to legally evict such tenants takes so long that by the time they have left, many rental properties are unliveable and their […]

Housing Market Recovery Attracts Buyers

As we are now halfway through 2017, the real estate picture in Western Australia is becoming much clearer. The experts are touting this as a transition year for the state, with most of the past reductions in housing prices now behind us. From an overall point of view, investors priced out of the market in […]

Do Your Research to Get the Right Property

If you are a potential new investor who is looking at property as part of your emerging investment portfolio, you are in good company, especially if residential property is your target. This type of investment has never lost its appeal, continuing to prosper through recessions, growth periods and changes of government. The worst mistake you […]

Thinking of Buying Property? Make Sure You Have Your Reasons Clear

Buying property is such a big financial commitment that most buyers think long and hard about the reasons for taking such a step. This is important because these reasons determine the borrowing strategy, the type of property they choose, and the location in which they purchase. First-Home Buyer Trends First-home buyers, for example, are usually […]

How Sellers Can Botch the Outcome of Their Own Auction

You have spent several weeks getting your property ready for auction. Every inch of it has been washed, cleaned, polished and renovated where needed. The fences are straight and true, paths and driveways swept, there are no weeds hiding in the garden beds and the lawn is immaculate. Is Everything Really Under Control? After putting […]

A Quick Sale Needs a Logical Strategy

Every property owner listing a home for sale wants to get the best price possible in the shortest time frame. Having made the decision to sell, most vendors just want to finalise everything and move on. Often however, the price they want is way above market value for the location and type of property, and […]

What Would Make You Sell Your House?

For previous generations, buying a home was a once-in-a-lifetime event, and selling it a reluctant response to something that left no other choice. As the workforce became more mobile, and social changes redefined the family unit, the notion of a “forever” home was challenged. Home owners are now willing to sell their properties for a […]