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What to know for a hassle-free settlement day

If you are buying or selling a property, the settlement period is when you will deal with finances and paperwork to legally transfer ownership of the property. Your financial and legal reps will handle the hard stuff but knowing what is involved is key to a smooth settlement. Here we guide you through it. Before…
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What should you be asking the Agent during open inspections?

If you are buying a new home or investment, chances are you will be attending a lot of open houses and meeting a lot of real estate agents. Asking them the right questions not only shows you are an intelligent & serious buyer but also allows you to obtain the information you need in order…
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Cross Collaterisation – what is it and who does it benefit the most?

Do you know what Cross Collaterisation is? If you have multiple properties and all loans are with setup by one single lender then chances are, your loans may be cross collaterized. When you purchase a property, you usually would chip is 20% of deposit and borrow 80% as mortgage which is secured against the property…
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Auction has just passed in and you are the highest bidder! What happens next??

The hammer falls, the auction has ended, the bidding’s all done… and the property is passed in to you, the highest bidder. You’re standing out the front of what could be your dream home, surrounded by curious neighbours, nosy passers-by and who knows how many other serious buyers. So what now? What happens next?With the…
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Deal of the Fortnight – 14A School Pde, Marrickville NSW 2204

Our pick of the week this week is 14A School Pde, Marrickville in Sydney. Recently purchased by our client for $1.293M, this renovated 2 x 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house sitting on ~250sqm block is a classic textbook style dual living IP offers the following: Location – located in the gentrifying Marrickville suburb with minutes…
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3 must knows for property investors to prepare for EOFY

Crunch time has come for property investors with 30th June fast approaching. If you are a property investor, you will know what a hectic time end of financial year (EOFY) can be. However, with a little forward planning, you will be well on your way to a smooth tax lodgement come EOFY. Read on for…
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Lend Power Deal of the Fortnight – 7 Duchess Court, Loganlea QLD 4131

Our pick of the week this week is 7 Duchess Court Loganlea QLD 4131. Sourced by Simon Loo at Housefinder at $293,000, this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house sitting on 661sqm block offers the following: Location – minutes away from Marsden Park Shopping Centre, Logan Hospital and train station. Building – single level brick veneer…
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Is buying to flip still viable in today’s market?

With the property boom of recent years and the popularity of TV renovation shows like The Block and House Rules, increasing numbers of Australians have been ‘buying to flip’ – buying a property, renovating it and selling it at a profit. Buying to flip can be lucrative when property prices are rising rapidly, but is…
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When should I invest in property?

History has shown us that Australia has a proven record of stable & growing housing prices over the long term. But when should you look at starting the property investment journey? As an established property investor, this is probably one of the most common questions I get asked in particular from new investors – “When…
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Lend Power Deal of the Fortnight – 2 Ballinderry St, Everton Park QLD 4053

Our pick of the week this week is 2 Ballinderry St, Everton Park QLD 4053. Currently under offer, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom highset house sitting on 600sqm block is a classic dual-living potential property with good value add: Location – 200m to EP State School, bus stop nearby that goes to CBD, within 1km…
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