Electrifying your title documents – are you ready?

After more than 100 years of managing our property title documents through a meticulous paper-based system, the NSW Land Registry Services (LRS) is stepping into the digital age and has switched to electronic Certificates of Title (eCTs).

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First home buyer incentives update

Recognising the difficulties for first home buyers, State and Federal governments have introduced a broad range of grants and stamp duty concessions to help ease that all important purchase.

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Bricks and slaughter

The producers of the 60 Minutes story on the Australian property market – which aired on Sunday 16 September 2018 – must have enjoyed the reaction from the property industry and the general public.  However, it’s really hard to understand how they’ll avoid accusations of misleading the public when you hear the full story.

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The non binding offer

Ideally, you’re planning to hold your property for as long as possible to continue to enjoy the returns.  In those cases where you’re planning to sell, ensure you maximise your position by avoiding rookie selling mistakes.

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Three portfolio defence tips and how to use them

You’ve done the work and your property is performing well.  Make sure you take the final key steps to ensure you maintain full control over your assets.

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How to survive a property management nightmare

Smart investors know the value of a great property manager, but even the most experienced investor can get caught. I‘m currently still mopping up the damage from our own property management nightmare.

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Top ten property trends for your portfolio

With the market changing, we can already see the trends lining up.  We’ll review all the forecasts soon, but for those of you who plan your purchases during the summer break see below for the top ten influences we believe will impact the market in the coming months.

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Wear and tear versus damage checklist

You’re taking a walk through your investment property and noticed a few issues. What counts as damage and what’s simple wear and tear?

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Key property components and how they fit together

As an astute buyer of property, you’re probably totally across key factors such as infrastructure, pricing, great areas and demographics, but there’s another line of knowledge you’ll find useful.

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Hotspotting is for mugs

When buying a property, there’s plenty of traps to fall into – one of the biggest is using hotspotting reports to chase the next ‘hot’ suburb.

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