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A Home Loan Guide For First Home Buyers

A Home Loan Guide For First Home Buyers


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 29 Jun 2018 | Comments

Owning your own home is a goal or dream for most Australians these days, but we all had to start somewhere, but exactly where? No matter your stage of life, if you’ve decided it’s time to take the plunge into homeownership and the responsibility of a mortgage rather than paying rent, there are things you need to know. Here’s some advice that might help you along the way to owning your first home, especially if you are a first-home buyer

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Pride Of Ownership

Pride Of Ownership


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 05 May 2018 | Comments

Like the pride of ownership you will no doubt experience when you purchase your home, we have pride of ownership in our real estate business. Once you become our client we consider you a client for life.

Our goal is that at the end of the buying and selling process, you will be delighted with our services and think of us anytime you, your family, or your friends have a need for a real estate expert. We will work hard to make sure that you are delighted both with the buying process and your new home. You see, we don’t make our living off any one transaction. We make our living off of your referral business. We d...

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Whats my home worth?

Whats my home worth?


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 05 Apr 2018 | Comments

Are you thinking of selling your home? You should know exactly what it’s worth before making such an important decision.

Let us do a quick “Comparative Market Analysis” for you, for free, and with no obligation. Also known as a CMA, this analysis compares your home to others that are currently on the market and to those that have recently sold.

As top real estate agents, We can help you or someone you know determi...

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Our Commitment To You

Our Commitment To You


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 05 Mar 2018 | Comments

Buying or selling a home is a complicated process that involves many people. It’s also one of the biggest financial investments you’ll probably make in your lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to find a team that is dedicated to helping you make the best decisions possible.

As the local Agency of choice, We are recognised as one of the top leaders in the real estate business. We provide you with all the real estate needs you require, above and beyond.

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How you could pay off your home loan early

How you could pay off your home loan early


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 12 Feb 2018 | Comments

You may have signed up to a 30-year home loan. But that doesn’t mean your home loan needs to run the full distance. We show you how you may be able to pay off your home loan quicker and become mortgage-free sooner than you might have thought.

A home loan may seem like a long financial commitment, especially if you’ve signed up to a 30-year term. But there are ways you could reduce the term of your mortgage, sometimes significantly. Here we show you five simple strategies that could help you work towards reducing term of your loan ...

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Not all agents are created equal

Not all agents are created equal


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 30 Jan 2018 | Comments

Having the right real estate agent by your side when buying or selling a home is critical. So how do you choose the right Agent? The most important factor is experience. Find a real estate agent who has extensive experience in your neighbourhood. Don”t just sign up with anyone, ask questions!

A few questions to consider:

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Know someone in the market to buy or sell?

Know someone in the market to buy or sell?


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 05 Jan 2018 | Comments

As real estate agents, we take pride in helping families, friends, neighbours and colleagues buy or sell a home. We’ve always been passionate about it and truly enjoy doing it.

Recently a client asked, what is the best way to refer people to you whom I care about? The reason he asked was that in the past few weeks, he had recommended a friend and two colleagues to us. We asked him the names of the people he referred. To our surprise, only one of the three had actually contacted us.

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Reasons A Home Doesn’t Sell

Reasons A Home Doesn’t Sell


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 20 Dec 2017 | Comments

One of the most common questions in real estate is “why is that home on the market for so long?” We hear it from buyers who assume there is something wrong with the property and we hear it from sellers who are concerned it might not be the right time to sell. The good news is that there are steps that can be taken ahead of time, or to correct the situation and get that home sold. There are definitely reasons why some homes don’t sell.

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When is the best time to sell?

When is the best time to sell?


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 22 Nov 2017 | Comments

Lifestyle changes are often the reason behind our decision to sell. Whether you are relocating, have a growing family or are downsizing, working out when to time your sale can be daunting – especially for first-time sellers.

Your decision to sell your property may not coincide with the perfect market conditions. Therefore it is important to know what is happening in the property market and the economy as a whole, as the real estate market generally reflects the current state of the broader economy.

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Could you sell your own home?

Could you sell your own home?


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 27 Oct 2017 | Comments

When you calculate that your real estate agent’s commission is around 2-3% of the sales price plus GST, you can see the temptation of trying to sell your home yourself. However, you have to ask yourself whether you have the skills and experience to navigate the legal and financial maze of the real estate market and whether the time you spend working at selling the property is worth the money you will save. Many home owners who have tried selling their home privately end up with a greater appreciation of the value of a professional real estate agent, in attracting buyers and setting a fair and realistic price.

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Buyers Beware

Buyers Beware


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 20 Oct 2017 | Comments

Don’t make these mistakes!

The rules of real estate are always changing. On the one hand, affordability is hovering at an all-time high, interest rates remain low, and there is a large number of homes to choose from.

The bad news? Lending practices are tighter and creative financing is, well, a little less creative due to strict regulations. Still, buyer power for those looking to purchase a home is incredible, and there are ...

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Top Tips for Finding a Trustworthy Real Estate Agent

Top Tips for Finding a Trustworthy Real Estate Agent


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 10 Oct 2017 | Comments

Your real estate investments are arguably the most important investments of your life – both financially and personally. You are not just looking for a strong long-term financial return, your real estate investments should reflect your lifestyle choices. So it is essential that you find a trustworthy real estate agent who can help you navigate the market and make the best decisions based on your vision.

So how do you find a trustworthy real estate agent?

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How to choose the right property for you

How to choose the right property for you


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 03 Oct 2017 | Comments

Your home is perhaps the biggest investment of your life – particularly as it is not just a financial investment, you are also investing in your future lifestyle. Yet many people have a tendency to “fall in love” with a particular property, and they forget to remain logical in their thinking. As a result, they find themselves owning a property that does not suit their current lifestyle or their future financial plans.

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Why you need a property inspection

Why you need a property inspection


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 29 Sep 2017 | Comments

Whether you are purchasing a new home or an investment property, you are about to embark on one of the most important financial investments of your life. So it is essential to ensure that you are getting a fair deal. Yet, while buyers can be scrupulous about checking contracts and researching market prices, a surprising number of people tend to skip the property inspection. This means that you are taking ownership of any issues that could diminish the value of the house, even if the property looks perfect on the surface.

Here are five good reasons why you should invest in a property inspection before your purchase:
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How to ensure your renovation will increase your house value

How to ensure your renovation will increase your house value


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 22 Sep 2017 | Comments

There are two main benefits to renovating your property – firstly, you can make it more comfortable and compatible for your lifestyle; and secondly, you can increase the value of your home. The challenge is to find the right balance between these two benefits – if you invest too much into renovations, you risk reducing the amount of profit you would make when you sell.

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Upgrading Your Home Before Selling?

Upgrading Your Home Before Selling?


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 19 Sep 2017 | Comments

Most people have walked through beautiful model homes and wished their own home had all those modern features. Model homes showcase the latest in upgrades and decorating styles. When we get home all we can see is the tile in our bathrooms and yesterday’s details in our kitchens. These things can become overwhelming if we are considering a home sale in the near future.

“Can I even sell my house with granite countertops anymore?”

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5 features that rarely add value when you sell

5 features that rarely add value when you sell


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 04 Sep 2017 | Comments

There’s a rule of thumb when renovating that you should aim to add three dollars back from every dollar you spend.

This three-for-one rule quickly shows if your return on investment (your precious money and time) was worth the effort.

So if you want to inject more dollar signs in your property’s sold price, knowing where not to spend your money is super important.

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Tips for valuing your property

Tips for valuing your property


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 30 Aug 2017 | Comments

As a vendor, you want to get the highest possible price for your property. However, setting an unrealistic price will deter buyers. The value of your property can depend on factors such as:

  • The state of the market
  • Current interest rates
  • The type of property
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Auction or Asking Price? Your sale options

Auction or Asking Price? Your sale options


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 23 Aug 2017 | Comments

There’s more than one way to sell your property – and you may have a preference of how you’d like to go about it. Here are the most common methods of selling a home.

Auction: This is a popular way to buy and sell property. You set a reserve price with your agent (the minimum price you will sell your property for) and the agent conducts the auction on the specified date. There are laws for conducting an auction, so it is better left to a professional! If bids don’t reach your reserve price, your agent may negotiate...

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11 key steps to selling your property

11 key steps to selling your property


POSTED BY Adam Jordan ON 17 Aug 2017 | Comments

Selling a home isn’t quite as simple as sticking up a ‘for sale’ sign and waiting for the buyers to come to you. Here is a quick overview of the various steps involved in selling a property. You can also download our handy checklist of things you need to do when selling a house.

 

1. Deciding to sell. Consider what is happening in the broader market and what is best for your particular situation. Also de...

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