How to read Australia’s housing market

Australian housing values grew 22.1% last year and the market is showing signs this extraordinary rate of growth – not seen since the 1980s – is slowing across most of the capital cities. Yet as the rate of dwelling value appreciation slows, capital city and broad ‘rest of state’ markets are yet to peak, causing…

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Landlord’s guide to finding a great property manager

Finding a competent property manager is a matter of knowing the right questions to ask. You’re on the lookout for a good partner, someone who will look after your needs, attend to the small details and generally have your well-being at heart. What you don’t want is indifference, unreturned calls and problems swept under the…

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Is there a best time of year to buy a house?

Are you house hunting and want to know when the best time of year to buy a house is? Timing your purchase can be critical, as depending on the season, you could be bidding against innumerable hordes, attending scores of listings or be scraping the barrel, with hardly any homes to view. Buying a home:…

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LOOKING TO SELL? 10 things to consider before choosing a real estate agent

Choosing an agent is the most difficult and daunting decision a home seller will have to make before listing. Why? Because the difference between a good agent and a bad agent can be hundreds of thousands of dollars. At the same time, property marketing has changed dramatically. The days of sticking a signboard up and waiting…

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