Archive for the ‘Buying’ Category

Do you have enough money to invest in real estate?



New investors are always asking how much money they need to buy a property, but there’s no one-size-fits-all with real estate.

Domain spoke to some of the leading property buying experts to find out what they would recommend when getting started.


The size of the deposit and costs

The most significant consideration for most first-time investors … Continue Reading »

6 property settlement tips for home buyers



After celebrating success at auction or negotiating a private sale, the next milestone in your property-buying journey is settlement. Here’s what you need to know.


1. Understand settlement

Property settlement is an official process usually conducted between your legal and financial representatives and those of the seller. It’s when ownership passes from the seller to you, and you pay the balance of … Continue Reading »

Saving strategies for first home buyers in 2017


Tired of renting? There are sensible ways to save up for that first home without giving up everything.

To help you get into your first home quicker, we grilled some of Australia’s foremost property experts for their top tips.

Get into budgeting

Budgeting is not sexy, but it does give you control over your finances and it is one of the surest ways to … Continue Reading »

First homebuyer mistakes to avoid



Empower Wealth’s Ben Kingsley said first homebuyers often broke the cardinal rule of not sticking to their original budget.


The offer of more money from a lender was usually too tempting for a first-timer to pass up, he said.


“The number one is they blow their budget,” he said.


“They normally justify to themselves to actual spend a little bit more. If … Continue Reading »

10 Tips to find the perfect home


Now that you’re ready to purchase a place, you want to make sure it’s the right one for you. Follow these tips to find a home that’s a perfect fit for you:

1. Go for the long haul
When looking for a home, search for one that you could see yourself living in for several … Continue Reading »

How to: Buy & sell at the same time



Selling a home and buying another at the same time may seem daunting, but it can be done. The secret is to be prepared.


Jarrod McCabe, an independent buyer’s agent in Melbourne, says the key to successful simultaneous property transactions, which are popular in spring, is research and preparation.


“The conventional wisdom is that it’s safer to sell a home first, then buy another, … Continue Reading »

Top 10 Turn-Ons & Turn-Off’s by Aussie Home Buyers


See what turn’s us on when we look for property

According to a recent survey of 1,000 Australians by Aussie Home Loans has revealed what buyers look for in a property and what turns them off.

Top Ten Turn-offs

Cigarette smells
Busy road location
Noisy neighbours
Too dark and dank
Dirty/old carpet
Pet smells
No storage
Neighbour’s house … Continue Reading »

Free Suburb Report


Get to know your neighbourhood.

We aim to provide you with the facts, it’s important to have a detailed understanding of you local property market and the factors that influence the value of your home and the suburb surrounding it.

For a limited time we invite you to take a take a peek into our world, so that you … Continue Reading »



Why Video?

When it comes to marketing property for sale in 2016 it seems as though there are almost an endless number of options, however one method in particular is taking center stage… video.

Agents are getting creative with the motion picture and it appears to be paying off. Check out the infographic with some quick facts and stats about … Continue Reading »

Tips & Tricks For First Time Investors


Are you looking at buying your first investment property and not sure where to start?

Then watch this video and take note as veteran realtor and Director of Changing Places, Cameron Fisher explains the ‘tips & tricks’ to ensure you don’t end up with a mediocre or terrible investment.


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