Posts Categorized: Realestate

How to make your home fantasy a reality!

You open your door, drop your keys into the basket on the sideboard, turn, hang your coat, kick your shoes into the cupboard and move through to your kitchen. Your feet instantly relax as they massage the luxuriously wide timber floorboards that feel warm and familiar under foot. Your fingers hook into the hand carved… Read more »

10 Reasons to use a “professional” property manager.

 1. Market Appraisal: A property manager will be able to give an independent assessment of the correct rent for a rental property. Many first time investors tend to overestimate the weekly rent they should charge resulting in lost income through a high vacancy rate. 2. Tenant Selection: Landlords need to make careful background checks on… Read more »

Which Month is the Best Month of the Year to Buy a House?

The Answer is: January 2014. And it is your time to make lower than usual offers! Why ? 1) Unsuccessful Sellers – that have not sold from the end of 2013 have made the New Year’s resolution/ decision to sell and move on.The seller’s motivation is enormous at this time because their higher expectations earlier… Read more »

Housing Affordability Report

Every quarter we receive a housing affordability report that is commissioned by Adelaide Bank and the Real Estate Institute of Australia. As mortgage advisers we particularly like this document because it details the total number of loans taken out in each state. However, from your perspective we thought a summary of the affordability data would be useful.