Many first-time buyers are choosing to invest

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 12th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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New research has revealed that one third of first home buyers are choosing to buy an investment property as their first property purchase. According to the 2018 Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Investor Sentiment Survey, 36 per cent of first home buyers are choosing to “rentvest” (buy an investment property while continuing to rent) rather […]

5 tips for finding a great property deal

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 10th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Property markets around the country have softened, which has left many buyers on the hunt for a fantastic real estate deal. Finding an affordable property can be challenging whether it is a buyer’s or seller’s market however, and you really need to be a little savvy and think outside the square if you want to […]

Where is Sydney on the property clock?

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 7th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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There’s no denying that 2018 has been a tumultuous year for the Sydney property market, but what lies ahead for 2019? Will it be doom and gloom or are things starting to look up? Most property experts tend to agree that Sydney property prices have yet to fully stabilise, however a number of factors could […]

Domain predicts property market could stabilise in 2019

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 5th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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After a year of significant property price falls across the country we could see the market start to stabilise as early as next year before moving into a new growth phase, according to new research from Domain Group. Domain’s Property Price Forecast report looked at the likely scenario of capital city prices over the next […]

Quarter of Aussies leave their front door unlocked

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 3rd, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Do you leave your front door unlocked? New research from finder.com.au has found that of the 9.9 million front doors across the country, nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of them are left unlocked. The comparison website surveyed 2,013 Australians and found that fewer than one in three households (30 per cent) use deadbolts on […]

How Penrith is tackling the heat

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 30th, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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After record hot temperatures last year many outer western Sydney residents are planning for another hot summer ahead, but there are things that our local councils are doing to help keep everyone cool. One way that Penrith plans to tackle the region’s heat crisis is by utilising sensors that will be able to monitor heat […]

Aussies think it’s a great time to buy property

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 28th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Most Australians think it’s a great time to get into the property market, despite also thinking that house prices will fall further, according to Westpac’s monthly consumer sentiment survey. The survey showed an 11.8 per cent surge in respondents thinking now is the right time to buy a property — this is 17 per cent […]

Why your credit score might have changed recently

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 26th, 2018 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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There’s a good chance that many Australians would have seen their credit scores go up recently thanks to a national change to credit reporting that happened on July 1. This change, known as Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR), means that lenders are now required to share a customer’s full credit history with each other, both positive […]

St Marys Christmas Tree lights up tonight

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 23rd, 2018 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Santa and his elves are currently hard at work putting the final touches on the St Marys Christmas tree, ready for it to be lit up tonight in Coachman’s Park. The lighting of the St Marys Christmas Tree will mark the start of a heap of fun events in the town centre including special Christmas […]

The 3 ways you can grow your home equity

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 21st, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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The way to create wealth through home ownership is to build up your home equity. Equity is essentially the market value of your property, minus what you owe to the bank. If you‘re paying off the principal of your loan and your property is increasing in value then you should be steadily building up the […]

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