Category Archives: Property Tips

5 things to do before applying for a home loan

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 14th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Finding your dream property can be tricky, but it can be just as hard finding the most suitable home loan too. Getting approval from a lender can be a stressful process, particularly if you’ve already made an offer on a home and time is of the essence. Once your details are in the hands of […]

5 home maintenance tasks to complete by summer

Posted by Terry Hansen on October 2nd, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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As we head into the warmer months of the year it’s time to start thinking about checking off a few annual household maintenance tasks. A few simple chores will keep your home comfortable and get it ready for the onslaught of heat that’s to come. Inspect air-cons and fans – Once the air-conditioner gets turned […]

How trees can affect the value of your property (for good and bad)

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 25th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Who doesn’t love a large tree in their yard? It can provide much-needed shade on a hot day, block out the neighbours and be generally pleasant to look at too. There’s no questioning that trees can add value to properties for a variety of reasons, however the wrong kind of tree can turn a dreamy […]

How to narrow down your property search

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 18th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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While some people may have a hard time finding just one property they’re interested in buying, others are faced with the problem of wanting too many. If you have been trawling through property websites and have saved 20 or more properties that you could genuinely see yourself buying, then you probably need to whittle down […]

The risks of not inspecting before purchasing a home

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 11th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Everybody knows that inspecting a property before making a purchase is an important part of the property buying journey, but what happens when you can’t physically go to an open home? Some buyers have a hard time getting to property inspections and so decide to make offers on a property before they’ve even seen what […]

Houses versus apartments – is there a real estate winner?

Posted by Terry Hansen on September 4th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Have you long held the Australian dream of buying a house on a quarter acre block with room for the kids to run around in the backyard? Or is an inner-city apartment close to trendy shops and cafes more your speed? Everybody’s property dreams are different. While houses are always going to be a popular […]

4 tips to help first home buyers get their foot in the door

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 28th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Buying a home for the first time can be an exciting experience, but it is usually an extremely daunting one too. There are a lot of potential buyers who are keen to jump onto the property ladder but get overwhelmed by the process and don’t know where to begin. But with interest rates at all […]

10 of the best home staging hacks for spring selling

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 26th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
spring selling

It’s not quite spring yet, but the property market is already starting to heat up. Potential homebuyers are starting to hit the pavement. Many are hoping to make their property dreams come true, while also hoping to take advantage of historically low interest rates and a more stable market. But even if the buyer competition […]

They don’t ring a bell at the bottom of the market…

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 26th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Some people go to great lengths to try and pick the market so to speak, whether that be property, stocks and shares or other forms of investment. I was told many years ago, that there is not a bell at the top and not a bell at the bottom. So when you are happy with […]

What to look for in a family-friendly apartment

Posted by Terry Hansen on August 21st, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
kids room

Houses are what typically come to mind when people imagine where to raise a family, but as property prices go up and land becomes increasingly scarce, apartments are becoming a popular option too. Raising a family in an apartment isn’t going to be for everybody, but it is relatively common in many parts of the […]

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