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Matures what they want

March 26, 2014

         A leading Architectural practice has combined with a property research company and an advertising agency, to identify what types of homes this generation will be looking for over the next five to ten years. The matures were born between 1925 and 1945. The matures are typically selling up to buy smaller [...]

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What do Baby boomers want?

March 25, 2014

      A leading Architectural practice has combined with a property research company and an advertising agency to identify what types of homes the four key generations will be looking for over the next five to ten years.  For example Baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 fit into the following category. -They are [...]

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So what’s trendy at the moment?

March 25, 2014

    So what’s popular at the moment! Flip through a series of home decorator magazines and you’ll find the focus is on light, space, clean lines and overall de- cluttered. Most purchasers these days are attracted to neat and simple, economical and efficient properties that are clean and bright. Low maintenance properties are very [...]

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Auction Winning Techniques

March 24, 2014

Auctions can be very stressful and confusing for both buyer and seller on the big day. The real estate agent is trying to get a realistic reserve off the seller, and the buyer is trying to purchase it under that reserve. At the end of the day both buyer and seller hopefully meet in between, [...]

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Shares verses property

March 23, 2014

If it’s not shares it must be property. And if it’s not property it must be shares. Throughout the last seven years we have had a property boom, and also experienced an accelerating share market that even had the mums and dads investing for the first time. As soon as the share market came off [...]

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The family home, still a great investment.

March 22, 2014

One piece of really good news to come out of all the recent bewildering tax changes is that the family home is still firmly enshrined as the only tax free investment. If you are smart with your family home purchase, you will have an asset that grows a lot quicker than inflation and still pay [...]

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Building your dream home

March 21, 2014

Every one has dreams and expectations of building their ultimate home, but sometimes don’t realise how time consuming a project of that capacity can take. In my column today I will be taking some time to outline some pitfalls to be avoided when building a new home, and will be sharing some hot tips from [...]

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Buying before Selling

March 20, 2014

You’ve been living in the home you could afford to buy for some time and now you are ready to upgrade and buy the home of your dreams. What happens when you find your perfect home but you haven’t sold your existing one? How are you going to finance your purchase? There are a number [...]

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Buyers Agents & Negotiating tips

March 19, 2014

    Since introducing Buyer’s agents into Sydney back in 1997 and after purchasing more than 150 properties Peter Kelaher Director of PK Property Search & Negotiators says there are now more than 80 buyers agents operating Australia wide. He said it only made sense to create a level playing field in the negotiation.  Purchasing [...]

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Buyer’s agents are particularly beneficial for busy people

January 23, 2014

Just as you would expect a selling agent to represent your interests when selling, a buyer’s agent will act with the same level of professionalism in helping the buyer achieve their goals.There are several characteristics that you should look for when selecting a buyers’ agent but the three key areas include communication, expertise and negotiation [...]

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