Category Archives: Property Tips

5 tips for finding a great property deal

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 10th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
selling

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 […]

The 3 ways you can grow your home equity

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 21st, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
home

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 […]

Tips for those selling over the festive season

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 19th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
christmas

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway with just five weeks left until the big day! With not much time left until Christmas Day, some homeowners may hold off on selling their properties until after the New Year, however if you don’t want to wait then there are still plenty of eager buyers […]

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 […]

The pros and cons of furnishing a rental property

Posted by Terry Hansen on November 7th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
house

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
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 […]

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

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 22nd, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
house

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
interior

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
property prices

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 […]

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