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New Initiatives for First Home Buyers (VIC)

In an effort to address housing affordability, and potentially the political pressure around this topic at the moment; the Victorian State Government has drafted some new initiatives to help first home buyers get into the marketplace. Let's have a look at what they are: If you're buying a property up to the value of $600,000, you will no longer ...

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Today Show – What Home Buyers Want?

If you are buying a home this weekend, do you already have a feature in mind? For example, does it need to have a tennis court or perhaps, a property near a park? This time on Today Show, Ben Kingsley joins Jane to discuss the highly sought after features that Australian home buyers look for when hunting for a property. A few property search websit...

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Home Buyer’s Big Dilemma

With a booming property market and record low interest rates, most home buyers are wondering if they should buy now or wait for the market to correct itself. But what if that never happens? In the February 2016 issue of Money Magazine, Ben Kingsley was given a case study of a home buyer in his early 30s, married, currently renting and is wo...

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The Thought Process when Buying A Home

Hello, in this How To session, I want to tell a story. I want to tell a story that goes through everyone's decision making process when they are looking to buy a home. Now, there's a few things that goes on in your head. You've grown up in area and you know the area well. You know its attractions, its benefits, you know the great coffee shop and yo...

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Things to Do Before Buying a Home

There are few things more thrilling than buying a home of your own for the very first time. Having a decent savings or down payment on the home is just a small part of the process. Make sure you have all of your bases covered and a solid idea of what to expect during your journey of becoming a proud homeowner. So just what should you know about how...

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Why do Character Homes get the Best Returns?

Why is it that character homes or lifestyle homes get the best returns and why is it that they outperform the market place? Well the reason is quite simple. It's based on the popularity. Let me explain what I mean by character homes and also lifestyle homes. So character or period home have ornate features, they represent strong statuses, they n...

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Wanted: First Aussie Home

This globetrotting couple have finally put down roots here and are now searching for the Great Australian Dream - A home to call their own. In the March 2015 issue of Australian Property Investor Magazine (API), Ben Kingsley was asked to provide his professional advice to this couple who are looking to settle down in Australia by buying their Fi...

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Seventh Heaven

Bryce Holdaway is recently interviewed by Sunday Times, Perth on the seven top tips to help make your home ownership dreams come true. Here's a snippet of the article: "There are plenty of would-be homebuyers who are beyond desperate to get a foothold on the property ladder. In my line of work, I see so many people go through the process of buyi...

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Planning your purchase ahead of Christmas

If you’ve been in the property market long enough, you would know that the market is ever changing even on holiday seasons. With around 2 more months to Christmas, we thought it would be best for us to write about planning ahead for people who are currently looking to buy a property and what to look out for.   Owner Occupier The propert...

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When should you do a Building and Pest inspection?

So the question is when should you get a building and pest inspection done on a property that you looking to purchase and in my view, you should always get it done prior to entering into a contract when you're actually in a position when you can do that. But I'm also aware that in some cases you just can't, so for example if it's a really fast movi...

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