Category Archives: Property Tips

Boxing Day Home Maintenance Tips

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 26th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Why not give the Boxing Day sales a miss this year and spend the time getting your home up to scratch and ready for the New Year instead? Holidays provide the perfect opportunity to do all of those things around the house that you don’t get time to do through the rest of the year, […]

All I want for Christmas is… a new home?

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 24th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Hoping to wake up and find the keys to a new property under your Christmas tree? If buying a home is on your list of wants this Christmas then it’s a good idea to start making a move now. The majority of New Year property hunters tend to hit the market in late January so […]

Is your home prepared for the holidays?

Posted by Terry Hansen on December 19th, 2018 in Property Tips | No Comments
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The countdown is on until Christmas Day and while we’re all running around trying to get everything done in time it’s important not to neglect our homes. Whether you’re staying at home over Christmas or planning to pack up and visit the rellies, here are some things you should keep in mind. Preparing to head […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
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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 […]

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