Category Archives: Property Tips

What to do when your interest-only period expires?

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

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, […]

Why finding good tenants is key to investment property success

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

Should you hold out for higher rent on your investment property?

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 22nd, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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All landlords want to receive the best price possible from their rental property, however holding out for a high rental value doesn’t always make for the wisest financial decision. It’s not uncommon for landlords to stand firm on a rental figure, particularly if they have been receiving that amount in the past, however doing so […]

Should you purchase a home with asbestos?

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 17th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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If you’re thinking about purchasing a property then you probably want to avoid asbestos at all costs, however that might not be as easy as it seems. That’s because approximately one in three Australian homes are thought to contain asbestos. What’s more, the majority of homes built or renovated before 1990 have some kind of […]

What you need to research before you buy a home

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 15th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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There are a lot of factors that need to be considered before purchasing a property and every buyer needs to do their own research to ensure that important details don’t fall through the cracks. The amount of research that needs to be done can seem overwhelming, so we have broken down a few key areas […]

3 common mistakes you might be making as a home seller

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 10th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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When it comes to real estate, nothing is for certain and it may feel like whether or not you get a good selling price comes down to the luck of the draw. While a little bit of luck may play its part, there are things you can do to take control and ensure you have […]

How to find the best real estate deals

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 8th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Having a hard time finding a great property in your price range? Are all the good places snatched up before you get a chance to even view them? If you’re finding it challenging breaking into the market then you’re not the only one. It’s not uncommon for it to take months or even years to […]

Should you renew when your property lease is up?

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 3rd, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Gotten a lease renewal letter in the mail and wondering whether to sign it or find something new instead? It can be tempting to start looking for a new home simply because you feel like a change, but if you like where you live now and have a good relationship with your current property manager […]

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