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Lynda McNeill has built a strong career in real estate. She is best known for her honest, hardworking, professional attitude towards providing exceptional customer service to all that she meets.
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The homebuyers’ secret weapon - Having a buyer's agent on your side
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The homebuyers’ secret weapon – Having a buyer’s agent on your side

Normally buying a home is a major experience, filled with excitement, pleasure and pride. But in many instances and without professional guidance, stress and fear can consume much of your precious time, money and energy. Choosing the right property for your family comes down to knowing what you need, knowing what you can afford and…

Buying a home? Why you should use a professional bidder
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Buying a home? Why you should use a professional bidder

It is interesting that for most complicated processes that fall outside of our personal experience we are quick to enlist the help of a professional. There are not many people who will take care of their own commercial accounting or defend themselves in a court of law.  However, when it comes to bidding at a…

Buy or Sell First? Juggling Settlement Without Dropping the Ball
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Buy or Sell First? Juggling Settlement Without Dropping the Ball

It’s a common conundrum – how do you balance buying a home while selling the old one?  If it’s your own home that you’re putting on the market, the stakes are even higher. You don’t want to be paying two mortgages, but you don’t want to lack a roof over your head either. In a…

5 things to consider at open for inspections for your new home.
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5 things to consider at open for inspections for your new home.

Looking at buying a new home? Well…the open for inspection is a crucial time for homebuyers. It is that half an hour or so when they can chat to the real estate agent, turn on the taps to check for water pressure, open and close doors, and mentally move the furniture in to see if…

I’m young - How can I ever afford to buy my first property?
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I’m young – How can I ever afford to buy my first property?

With demand for housing in Australia’s capital cities continuing to drive up property prices.  It’s no wonder we are seeing a big decline in first-home purchases by our younger citizens, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. They are standing on the outskirts of a staggeringly expensive property market, which seems impossible to break into. To all…

7 things you need to know to successfully sell your property
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7 things you need to know to successfully sell your property

It’s a fascinating time to be in real estate.  After 5 or so booming years the market has moved to the next stage of the proeprty cycle, and in many parts of Australia we’ve moved from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market. And with  interest rates set to remain enticingly low, meaning a greater…

What's the true cost of buying property?
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What’s the true cost of buying property?

Some homebuyers and investors make the mistake of concentrating on the price of a property alone. They complete their calculations on the property’s potential sale price and what the mortgage repayments or weekly rent are likely to be. But many fail to include all of the other costs associated with buying property, which can leave…

6 factors that can reduce the value of your property
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6 factors that can reduce the value of your property

Thinking of selling your property? Hoping to sell for the best possible price so you can fund your next purchase? Of course you are – which is why you need to do everything in your power to present the property in its best possible light. These six factors represent some of the common, yet routinely-overlooked,…

What you need to know before buying a residential property
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What you need to know before buying a residential property

Before you buy a home, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it. Consumer Affairs Victoria has created a checklist to help you identify whether any of these issues will affect you. Here are some of the things…

Selling tactics
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Selling tactics

Are you looking to sell your home fast and at a the top price? Well, let’s look at some strategies you need to know before putting your property on the market. It’s no easy task to set the price for your home. It’s likely you’ll think your home is worth a mint and the estate…