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Selling

How to de-pet your home when selling a property

There is always plenty to do to prepare your property for sale, but if you have pets, there are a number of specific things that need to be taken care of to ‘de-pet’ your property before it even goes on the market. Just because... more
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Selling

5 Tips to finding the perfect real estate agent

If you’re thinking of selling your home, then you may already have an agent or be familiar enough with those in your local area to choose one. However, that may not always be the case – too much time may have passed since you... more
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Investing

The rental market as a barometer for property value growth

Barely a week goes by lately without a dramatic headline about the ‘disastrous’ Australian property market. Headlines like “Australia suffering its greatest decline since….”, or “Australia’s housing downturn continues …” and... more
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Selling

How do real estate agent's commissions work?

Many people look at the costs associated with the sale of a property as expenses, rather than as an investment. This simple shift in perspective not only makes the layout of cash less painful, it also motivates you to take a... more
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Investing

If you have an interest only loan, you must read this!

For many Australians wanting to get into the investment property market, interest only loans have provided a convenient and affordable way to leverage the equity in their principal place of residence. This type of loan has been... more
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Selling

5 tips to reduce the cost of home ownership

Getting into the property market is the first great hurdle, but once you are there, staying on top of the expenses and maximising the value of your investment can be just as challenging. Property owners should always try to find... more