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Bank lending is cooling off; what does this mean for you?

This is a must read if you: · Have an existing variable mortgage · Have an investment property · Are looking to sell your investment property; or · Are looking to buy an investment property. As a result of the current economic environment, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has decided to cool investor lending […]

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4 Things you need to know about pre-approved finance

Often when writing an offer, a buyer will inform the real estate agent that finance will not be a problem, or that they have “pre-approval”. This may be true, but it could indicate that the buyer is unsure of the amount they can actually borrow, and therefore offer, on the property. It is important to […]

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July 2015 Market trends

What you need to know and where the market is heading. We are now towards the end of July with morning temperatures providing no incentive to get out of bed there so there is no doubt that we are in winter.  The Perth real estate market is also in winter mode. The market is slow […]

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Buyer beware – before it is too late

A recent court case has ruled that an owner builder who advertised their home for sale as “renovated to the highest standard” was not liable to compensate the buyer despite the house had significant building defects. For more info on this court case please click here If anything this should be a very clear reminder […]

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Easy ways to improve your kitchen

The chances are that in these cold winter months you are spending more time in your kitchen than you would in the summer months. Giving your kitchen a check-up and making some appropriate improvements can make a big difference regardless of whether you are looking to sell your home in the near future or staying […]

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Are you protected when accepting an offer?

When selling a property a purchaser can ask for any manner of special conditions to be included as a part of the Offer and Acceptance (the contract). As a seller (vendor) it is important that you understand what these conditions are and what this means to you. Below, I have included some common special conditions […]

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Style and Flirt your property for sale

When selling a property, one of the most important factors that you have full control over is the presentation. Felicia Olsen from Felicia Lifestyle-Design shares her tips below on kitchen improvements and make overs. When you are out on a first date, don’t you pay attention to your looks to impress and “flirt” with your […]

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Final Call – Tax Planning for Investment Properties

With the end of the financial year fast approaching, if you haven’t already, now is the time to start planning and considering opportunities for ways to minimise your tax. Shane Scott from Ingrilli & Scott Taxation Services shares his tips on Tax Planning for Investment Properties. The first element of this involves the issue of […]

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What to do when a structure is not council approved.

It’s important when buying or selling a property that you check that all the structures on the property have planning and building approval from the relevant local government authority. Quite often home buyers will purchase a property unaware that all the structures on the property might not have the required council approval. James Terenciuk from […]