Do you understand property yield?

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 17th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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One of the first things you need to consider before purchasing an investment property is what your return on investment is going to be, or in other terms your yield. What is yield? Your yield is the measure of the future income of your investment and is worked out as a percentage based on a […]

Have your say on the Western Sydney Aerotropolis

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 14th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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The initial planning documents for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis have been released and the local community is being invited to have their say. The documents include rezoning of 11,200-hectares of land around the Western Sydney Airport, to take advantage of the new economic opportunities it will bring to the region. There are plans for nine […]

Why spring 2018 is a great time to buy a home

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 12th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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With the property market starting to head downwards and interest rates on the move upwards you could be forgiven for thinking that now isn’t the best time to buy, but we are actually in a very favourable market for buyers. Here’s why. Weaker property markets After years of strong property demand in cities like Sydney […]

More interest rate rises from the big banks

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 10th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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The Reserve Bank may have kept the official cash rate on hold at their September meeting for the 25th consecutive month, but the same certainly can’t be said for the major banks.  Westpac was the first of the major banks to lift their variable rates for both owner occupiers and investors (by 14 basis points) […]

New university could transform Blacktown

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 7th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Blacktown City’s plans for a university are one step closer to being realised with the council calling for expressions of interest from universities to establish a campus in the Blacktown CBD. A new university will help cater to Western Sydney’s rapidly growing population and is part of council’s plans to transform Blacktown into an education, […]

How to get the property you want this spring

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 5th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Temperatures are rising, flowers are starting to bloom and “for sale” signs are popping up across the neighbourhood, which means the spring selling season has arrived. Spring is a great time to look for a new home as many sellers place their properties on the market at this time of year to take advantage of […]

Calling green thumbs for Blacktown garden competition

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 3rd, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
spring gardens

Spring has arrived which means its time for everyone to tidy up their gardens for the annual Blacktown City Garden Competition. Residents have until 5.30pm this Friday, 7 September to get their entries in, with the Blacktown City Council encouraging all green thumbs to enter their gardens. Judges will pick out the best gardens in […]

Are you prepared for higher interest rates?

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 31st, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
flipping property

Westpac has become the first of the major banks to lift its variable rates, and it might only be a matter of time before the others follow suit. The bank announced that it’s raising its variable rates for both owner-occupiers and investors by 14 basis points, effective from September 19. This will affect new and […]

How to find the best home loan

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 29th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Choosing a home loan isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. While many people looking at choosing a home loan will try to find the cheapest interest rate, there are a number of other factors such as fees and account features that need to be considered too. So what should you look out for? A […]

Building or renovating? Do you require council approval?

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 27th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Building a home or developing a new site can be an exciting time, however you might be stopped in your tracks when you realise you need to get a development application (DA) across the line.  Whether you are building a new extension or starting a building from scratch, you will need to have all necessary […]

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