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September 28, 2020

Investment-worthy suburb features

You’re keen to splash your cash on an investment property. But how do you choose which area to buy in? one which will appeal to plenty of people and ensure strong rental yields? Investment starters Investment purchases are a considerable leap away from an owner-occupier one. Both types of buyers obviously want a great cash flow but the latter is also concerned with their personal needs and demands. But with an investment property, you’ll be hunting for a place offering a strong rent yield and an […]
September 25, 2020

Dressed to impress for inspections

Your home looks perfect to you but when it comes to open inspections, potential buyers may beg to differ. So, how best can you impress these crucial people? Calling all objective opinions When you live at a house all the time, it’s easy to miss dirt, mould and cracks as well as pet smells and general clutter. So, well before your first inspection, invite a second opinion – in the form of a friend or family member – into your home. Preferably, someone who has a […]
September 23, 2020

Buying as a single lady

You’re a single lady and you’re content not have a ring on your finger. Not so when it comes to buying property on your own though – you may prefer the emotional and financial back-up of a spouse. Married women may have this back-up but they’ll also need a larger house both she and her partner agree on. They have current or future children to consider as well. In comparison, single ladies responsible only for themselves can go wild when buying – to an extent. Smart […]
September 22, 2020

What can go wrong when building or renovating?

September 21, 2020

How do online auctions work?

COVID-19 is not only about border closures, face masks and half-empty supermarket shelves. Depending on where you live, house hunters and us, your real estate agents, have been forced to think outside the box and rely almost solely on digital technology. Trembling at the thought of doing this, when you haven’t ever used Facetime or Skype? Never fear! That gorgeous dream home up for auction can still be yours.  New auctions explained For starters, you’ll most likely have already inspected the home via a virtual tour […]
September 18, 2020

Clarifying real estate jargon

You’re stressed and concerned about buying or selling your property and now you’ve bumped head to head into a load of odd terms and phrases. Read on to avoid a muddy puddle of real estate confusion. Appraisal This is where sellers usually begin their potential property transaction. Usually available for free, house appraisals involve a real estate agent coming to your home and checking both its exterior and interior along with the local area. The agent can then give you an estimate of how much your […]
September 16, 2020

What makes a kid-friendly suburb?

It takes a village to raise a child – and here’s hoping your new village will offer these key places so your child can play, learn, shop and more with ease.  Schools Yes, you guessed it! From kindergartens to Year 12, your child should be educated in the best school you can find. And with the majority of state schools requesting kids live in local catchment regions, the more education possibilities in the vicinity, the merrier. Alternatively, Catholic and independent schools may take into account those […]
September 15, 2020

Selling your home? Why property styling is your new best friend

To say that the property market we experience today is different from what previous generations experienced is an understatement. On the backs of home improvement shows and competitions and the increasing demand for a picture-perfect lifestyle, the need to impress has become all-consuming as purchase prices continue to climb. They say that you know within eight seconds of walking into a property whether or not you want to buy it. Eight seconds! If you’re selling your home, how can you possibly hope to attract the eyes […]
September 14, 2020

Ins and outs of buying a tenanted property

There can be big benefits for investors in buying an already tenanted property. But don’t forget to consider both sides of this opportunity, as well as exploring the fine print and particulars.  From high goals… One of the most difficult – and longer lasting – issues in landlord life is finding a great tenant. So, finding an already tenanted house is a big relief. A great way to begin an investment collection, a tenanted property can save you time and money. You’ll be enjoying cash in […]
September 11, 2020

Selling virtually

We’re all living in a whole new world, thanks to COVID-19 – especially residents of metropolitan Melbourne – and those selling property need to tread the trail of virtual or online appraisals and inspections. Read on to clear the path between you and these strange new possibilities. COVID appraisals explained As as any smart seller should do, you’ve asked your local agent for an appraisal – except you need to get your ahead around virtual appraisals (depending on where you live, of course).  Here’s what you […]
September 10, 2020

September 2020 – Matthew Rosie

September 9, 2020

Setting up an ideal home office

Even when COVID-19 wasn’t the be all and end all of our lives, home offices were a necessary feature for freelancers and self-employed businesses. Now, more than ever, these rooms are crucial. Yet while offering great freedom to work – and wear – just how you like it, without battling hours of trains and traffic, the ideal combination of comfort and productivity can be difficult to create. Space and storage A smart set up is the best way to blend comfort and productivity. Spend time and […]

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