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Drawing a Clear Line of Distinction Between Strata Titles and Body Corporates

3 January 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you do not know where to start your home ownership journey, strata living would be a great place to start. As the cost of owning and maintaining residential property continues to soar up with each passing year, many potential home buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to afford a decent home. That is why strata living has gained so much popularity in recent years, as it recognises that not everyone has the budget for a non-strata home, which is generally more expensive to buy and maintain. Read More …

Selling A House With Asbestos? Here Are The Steps That You Should Take

30 December 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Homes that were built before the 80s may contain asbestos in their insulating materials, plumbing fixtures, and roofing materials. If you intend to sell such a house, it is essential to ascertain whether asbestos is present as it can influence the entire sales process. Prior knowledge can help you to take the necessary measures to ensure that the hazardous material is remediated so that it does not affect the value of the property. Read More …

Property Management: Dealing with Common Challenges

19 December 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Managing your property can be a challenge, especially if you own several properties with numerous tenants. The logistics of advertising vacant houses, renting, and maintaining the properties can be tasking. In addition, you may have to deal with rogue tenants. As a property owner, there are several measures you can take in property management to mitigate such eventualities. 1. Know all Applicable laws You have built your property, and you are now looking for tenants. Read More …

Managing rural investment properties

30 November 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Buying a property in a rural location can often be a lot cheaper than metropolitan centres, making it a popular option for investors. However, renting out properties in rural areas with high levels of unemployment or only cyclical employment can be harder. Here are some tips to make sure your property is rented out as much as possible.  Use a local real estate agent to manage the property Real estate rentals and property management in rural areas can be often aided by informal networks, such as knowing when a young person is looking to move out of home or a couple is splitting up and someone needs a new home. Read More …

Investment Property: How To Avoid Getting Caught In A Real Estate Bubble

24 October 2014
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Property prices in Australia have been rising at an attractive rate in recent years, and low interest rates, as well as the opportunity to invest in SMSFs (self-managed superannuation funds), have increased demand for investment properties. Some people fear a real estate bubble is forming, and that prices are rising too high, too fast. So if you're in the market for an investment property, here are some tips to make sure you don't get deflated if the bubble pops. Read More …

About Me
How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

Hello, I’m Marcy and welcome to my tips blog on choosing a real estate agent. Last year, my boyfriend and I decided to sell our home and upgrade to a bigger house. Although we’d had some exposure to agents when we bought our first home, this was the first time we’d had to choose an agent to sell for us. This wasn’t exactly a difficult process as such, but there were a lot of things to consider that we hadn’t even thought about before we started looking at which company to use. I think the things we learned could be useful if you’re looking to choose a real estate agent for the first time too.