If you’ve moved into a new house, you’ve got a lot of exciting times ahead. You can craft your gorgeous new space into your dream home. You choose everything from the furniture to the wallpaper and even the purpose of each room.
From 1 July 2017, first home buyers purchasing properties valued below $600,000 will be exempt from paying stamp duty.
So, as a first home buyer, should you hold off buying until the new financial year to take advantage of the change?
Most renovators assume success in house flipping is dependent on being smart with your renovations along with the initial purchase price of the property.
Moving house is one of the biggest projects that people will ever take on outside of work. It requires oodles of work and long-term preparation.
As parents ourselves we’d like to help you out with activities to do for the remaining time of the school holidays. The kids are just bursting with energy to burn. Below are a few ideas to get you through the rest of the holidays.
Geelong is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road & Bellerine Peninsula, take a look at just a few things we think are beautiful in our home town, Geelong.
While entering the market has become more difficult in the last few years, it certainly isn’t impossible – you just have to think outside of the box. Enter rentvesting…
Real Estate can be a numbers game. We investigated into the fascinating world of numerology, just for fun.
Off-the-plan developments are often marketed as an easy way to enter the investment world and the glossy brochures can certainly make them look attractive.
Some advice on the first steps you can take to get you on the right path to owning your first home.
Financial stress is horrific. It tears families apart. The most important financial question to ask yourself, before you buy a home, is…
The public world of materialism is often a private world of financial stress. Do you need four or five bedrooms? Do you need to live in the “best” area?
The extra costs of buying a home can add as much as ten percent to your purchase price. In some States, the government stamp duty climbs as high as six percent of the price.
If you intend to live in your home for many years, take some time to check out the area before you buy. Visit the area and make sure you like it.
Before you find the right home, find the right agent – one who will listen to you and one who is prepared to help you find the right home.
Thousands of buyers get their hopes up, only to discover that the home they love was never in their price range. Advertisements which say “price range” or “offers above” or “bidding to start from” are usually misleading.
At auctions, thousands of home buyers lose money through legal and inspection costs for homes they never had a chance of buying. When they realise they have been tricked it breaks their hearts.
Sometimes after you make an offer and it is verbally “accepted”, another buyer will offer more. You have never legally purchased a home until both you and the owner sign a legally binding contract.
If you decide to make an offer for a home you like, be aware that the lower your offer the less chance you will have of buying the home.
Be sure you discover any major faults before you buy the home. The biggest word to remember is the word “INDEPENDENT”. Be careful using anyone recommended by the agent.
The right time to buy a home is when you find the right home at a price you can afford. This can happen on the first day you start looking or it can take weeks, even months
Despite all the negative publicity, thousands of consumers are caught with investment scams. Be very wary of “free” offers
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