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Key things you Look for in a Contract of Sale

The things that I look for in a Contract of Sale to protect my clients would be the terms and conditions and what Section 32 look like. The contract can set out a range of special conditions that can be adverse to a purchaser. So a contract of sale definitely favors a vendor in a standard sense so when you layer it up with special conditions, it ca...

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The Process of Buying an Investment Property

It may sound relatively simple but what's the process of buying an investment property? If Emma or Uncle Bob told you at last week's barbeque that there is this amazing property near their house up for sale, and they think its a great investment because its in the same suburb that they live in, would you jump straight into it? Well, we certainly ho...

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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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Tips for Buying at Auction – Part 1

I find that lots of buyers are really reluctant to go to auction and to be honest, for good reasons because its largely a process that favors the seller and of course, the auctioneer. But here's five tips that I can give you to help you better prepare for when you're buying your next property at auction.   Auction Tip No.1 The first one i...

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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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Why should you do a Contract Review?

Look in my view, you should absolutely get the contract reviewed by a solicitor or a conveyancer prior to entering into a contract but definitely before you go unconditional on a property. Because let's be honest it's a big decision you're about to make and you going to spend a lot of money and there's a reason why lawyers and solicitors drive arou...

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Sometimes bidding at auction can really pay off

Many buyers like to shy away from auctions altogether, eliminating even the potential for securing that particular asset. It’s fair to say that most buyers tremble at the thought of having to fight it out in a public place, where agent ‘spin’ and underquoting can confuse even the most organised of buyers. But the reality is that most VENDORS...

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Auction: A Love Hate Relationship

Understanding why there's such a love-hate relationship in why buyers and sellers don't really like the auction process but the real estate agents do is really understanding what's in it for the real estate agent and the first thing is basically, vendor paid advertising for them personally and their business's brand. They've got the big billboards ...

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Three Biggest Mistakes Aspiring Investors make

As Buyer Agent, we are often asked to talk about biggest mistakes investors make. The most significant mistake however is not always the obvious one. People associate property investment mistakes with poorly chosen assets in areas which don’t exhibit capital growth, or financial mistakes (like paying too much), or dodgy buildings… or better sti...

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Buying Well vs …well,… buying.

Every aspiring investor is gripped with fear about the impact of their property selection when I first meet with them. Their questions range from “where should I buy?” to “what do you think of off-the-plan apartments?” The answer is simple – there are MANY factors that you need to take into consideration to ensure that you buy well; it’...

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TV vs. Reality – what’s the difference?

I often pinch myself when I think about the blessed professional life that I live! As co-host of Location Location Location Australia, I get the opportunity to travel around this amazing country meeting lots of great people from all walks of life as they invite me into their lives and seek help with (potentially) the biggest decision they will e...

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