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8 things you must know before you buy a property

Given we have more than 10,000+ mini property markets in Australia, the market you’re planning to buy into could be running slow (like Ceduna) or rapid fire (like Bondi) but there’s a few key pieces of information you should have before you buy into any market at any time.

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How to get your property loan green light

You’ve either been saving for a while and are now ready to think seriously about buying a property, or you’ve had your own property for a while and are ready to use the equity for another purchase.  Things are changing quickly in the finance market so we have outlined a summary of the current process for getting the loan green light.

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Strategic downsizing = live it up option : – )

wine glasses clinked by property beach

While the family home concession announced in the Federal Budget a few years ago was aimed at home owners 65 and over, the rampaging property prices from Sydney and Melbourne have caused a broader group of home owners to consider their options.

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Trouble brewing in property paradise

Finally the truth is starting to come out.  Unfortunately, the reality of what has been happening in the property market is worse than any of us could imagine.  A recent report conducted by financial monitoring firm – Mozo – reveals the extent of poor quality builds and their impact on buyers over the past ten years.

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What’s best first – home or investment?

Trying to decide whether to buy a home to live in or an investment property can be tricky.  Of course, the aim should be to own the property you live in at some point but it may be quicker to invest first, and work your way into buying your home as a second or third purchase.

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How to recognise potential in a property

Those in the know will tell you in relation to property ‘you make your money when you buy’.  So what should you be looking for when making your selection?  Get insights into the less obvious factors that can add huge value to your property’s potential here.

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$100BN smart island city

If you think Australian cities are starting to get a little overcrowded, spare a thought for our island neighbours who are building not one, but four,  artificial islands to house their rapidly growing population.

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Leading indicators for property price direction

If you had to rely on one data source to forecast where property prices were heading, which category of information would you use?  Sneaky insight – the overwhelming majority of property buyers would nominate sales prices.

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