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Melbourne Outer suburbs

Investing

The towns outside of Melbourne that are growing in value

If you’re a home owner in 2019, then you will have learnt just how resilient you are. There have been some real nail-biting moments in recent months, but amidst the cloudy days there are - believe it or not - some patches of blue... more
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Selling

When the market peaks, how do you know when to sell and get out?

Property investment requires a unique blend of strategic thought, bravery, patience and nerves of steel. Property market cycles can take 10 years to turn back in your favour, sometimes longer and there are so many variables... more
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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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Selling

5 misconceptions about selling property

There are a lot of things to consider when selling your property, but few of us realise as we go through our ‘To Do’ list, just how many of those action items are actually huge misconceptions. When researching dos and don’ts, the... 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