Articles by Peter Boehm

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Peter Boehm was the Finance Editor for Onthehouse.com.au. & has more than 30 years' experience in banking and financial services - Visit www.onthehouse.com.au


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Unfortunately, not all properties sell the first time they’re listed for sale, even in a hot market.  Those that do sell can go pretty quickly, while those that don’t can languish on the “for sale” register of selling agents for some time. Around 20% to 30% of properties fail to find a buyer. Whatever the…

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When reading articles or listening to experts talk about residential property, you will come across terms likes “average” or “median” prices.  These may seem like interchangeable terms, but they are in fact quite different and it’s important to understand this difference. So, what is the difference? The best way to explain the difference between average…

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Unfortunately, not all properties sell the first time they’re listed for sale, even in a hot market.  Those that do sell can go pretty quickly, while those that don’t can languish on the “for sale” register of selling agents for some time. Around 20% to 30% of properties fail to find a buyer. Whatever the…

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In this series of articles we look at the 10 key problem areas to identify before you buy property. Over the last 2 days we’ve looked at: 1. Water Damage 2. Uneven Floors, Walls and Ceilings 3. Foundation Problems 4. Plumbing Issues This article looks at the next 3 areas: 5. Driveway and Paving Problems…

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You’ve found the perfect location, and property values have shown good consistent growth over the years, but the property is old, rundown and in need of some serious modernising.   So you ask yourself the question – is it better to renovate or detonate? This is the question facing more and more homeowners and home buyers,…

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In my recent article Four Ways to Screw Up a Property Negotiation, I talked about the ways you could mess up a property deal before you even begin negotiations. To recap, if you are under-prepared and unsupported to negotiate sensibly and confidently, you could mess up negotiations before you even begin by: Not doing your research…