home buying and selling

10 ways to a better valuation
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Sometimes all that stands between you and your next purchase is a property valuation. Here are 10 tips to help you get a better assessment.  For mortgage security valuations, the guidelines are well defined. It’s the price of the property if traded between a willing buyer and seller at the time it was inspected, but…

Here's what an agent will charge to sell your home
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What will an agent charge to sell your home?  While agents fees are deregulated, they tend to vary from state to state. According to an article in The Australian estate agents’ selling commissions are lowest in South Australia and highest in Tasmania which is Australia’s cheapest housing market. Now I’m not suggesting you chose your…

Build it and they will come
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The followers of New Thought philosophy hold that we can actually bring wanted experiences and opportunities our way by feeling and believing that they have already arrived.  In other words, if we engage in a powerful combination of positive thought and belief we will achieve resonance with those experiences and opportunities we desire and “attract”…

How to get your property sold — fast
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Has your property been on the market for a while and you’re not getting the interest you’d hoped for?  Or maybe you’re ready to move on from a underperforming investment, and don’t want your time wasted with a four-month sales campaign? When it comes to marketing your property, there are definitely some tactics you can…

What's the true cost of buying property?
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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…