It’s time to decorate your home for Blacktown Christmas Lights Comp

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 16th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
christmas

Get out the fairy lights and put up your best Christmas decorations for the neighbourhood to see and you could be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Blacktown City Council is again hosting the ‘Decorate Your Home Christmas Lights Competition’ and this year they have a total prize pool of $4,500 on […]

What to do when your interest-only period expires?

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 14th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
plans

Interest only property loans have been popular amongst investors in recent years, with many hoping to jump on the property bandwagon while making minimal repayments. According to finder.com.au, interest only loans made up 42% of new lending in 2014-2015. With many interest only periods lasting for just 5 years, many borrowers are about to find […]

5 things every buyer is looking for (even if they don’t realize it!)

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 12th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
bathroom

While it’s true that no two buyers are the same, there tends to be some common features that most people look for in a home. Being aware of what buyers are looking for can be helpful for sellers as they can use this information when planning renovations or home staging. Big bedrooms Large bedrooms are […]

Why first home buyers are heading west

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 9th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
home

If you’re a first home buyer tired of Sydney’s high property prices then chances are you’re one of the many that has your sights set on the outer western suburbs. News.com.au revealed that seven of the ten most popular Sydney suburbs for first home buyers in the year to October 2018 were located in the […]

The pros and cons of furnishing a rental property

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 7th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Whether to furnish a rental property is a common question among landlords, particularly as it can help increase rental yields. However, offering a furnished rental property may make a property harder to rent out and affect the types of tenants you attract. The positives of furnishing a rental: Higher rents All other things being equal, […]

Are we in a buyer’s market?

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 5th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
flipping property

Property stock levels have reached the highest levels we have seen since 2012, which means that now could present a great time for buyers looking for the upper hand in negotiations. According to CoreLogic, fresh listings have risen by 16 per cent compared to the end of winter, however they are still tracking 4 per […]

Chance to talk to Blacktown councillors

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 2nd, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
building

If you have an issue you want to discuss with Blacktown Council then you may want to head along to their upcoming pop-up information session at Westfield Mount Druitt. The special event, to give residents the chance to have their say and speak directly with local councillors, will be held from 1pm to 3pm this […]

Why finding good tenants is key to investment property success

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 31st, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
interior

Good quality tenants are worth their weight in gold and may be one of the most important factors in determining the long-term success of an investment property. As landlords usually never get the chance to meet their tenants they may not be bothered by who they are as long as they pay their rent on […]

Typical Australians are richest in world

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 29th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
sydney

Many Australians may not feel it, but as it turns out we are among the richest people in the world according to Credit Suisse’s 2018 Global Wealth Report. Australia has overtaken Switzerland for the title of having the highest “median wealth per adult”, which has been driven by high real estate prices and growing superannuation […]

The major projects set to transform Blacktown City

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 26th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
proposed blacktown uni campus

Two major infrastructure projects have just been given the tick of approval from the Blacktown City Council, with hopes that they will help transform Blacktown into a “city of talent”. An extensive community consultation process will soon begin for the proposed International Centre of Training Excellence (ICTE) at the Blacktown International Sportspark, and the Warrick […]

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