The Importance of Pre-Approvals in the Aussie Real Estate Market

Nov 22, 2023 5:18:00 AM

In the fast-paced world of real estate, securing your dream home or investment property can be a competitive and challenging process. The ability to move quickly when it comes to making an offer can mean the difference between success and losing out. One powerful tool that can provide a significant advantage in the property market is a pre-approval. Read on to find out the key aspects of pre-approvals and why they are crucial in navigating the dynamic Australian real estate landscape.

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Topics: Pre-approvals, Home Loan, Buying and selling

Downsizing The Family Home to Prepare for Retirement

Nov 19, 2023 5:02:00 PM

As the golden years approach, many Aussies find themselves contemplating a significant life change: downsizing the family home to better align with retirement goals. Whether it’s driven by financial considerations, lifestyle preferences, or simply a desire for a more manageable space, downsizing can be a strategic move that enhances retirement. Before deciding to downsize, however, it’s important to understand the pros and cons, why downsizing might make sense, and what factors to consider as you embark on this journey.

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Topics: Retirement, Refinancing, Buying and selling

5 Important Steps to Prepare for Home Ownership

Oct 4, 2023 4:46:45 PM

Owning a home has long been considered the “Aussie Dream”, but for many Australians, the path to home ownership can feel both challenging and overwhelming. Determining a budget, saving a deposit, and arranging pre-approved finance are just some of the first decisions that home buyers will make towards achieving their property goals. To help you financially prepare for home ownership in Australia, here are 5 important steps to take.

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Topics: First Home Buyer, Financial Advice, Buying and selling

What to Know About Property Auctions in Australia

Sep 12, 2023 11:05:00 AM

Auctions have long-been a popular way to buy and sell property in Australia, offering potential buyers the chance to secure their dream home or investment property through a competitive bidding process. To help you make an informed decision about your next property purchase and so you feel confident about bidding at auction, read on to get a comprehensive guide to property auctions and deposit payments in Australia.

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Topics: Auctions, First Home Buyer, Buying and selling

Getting Your Home Ready for a Spring Sale

Sep 7, 2023 11:01:00 AM

As the chill of winter finally fades and the days begin to get warmer, Australia’s property market gears up for one of its busiest seasons. Spring has long been considered an ideal time to sell property, bringing a fresh perspective to potential buyers along with the warmer weather. If you’re considering a spring-time sale, take a look at these tips and ideas to help showcase your property in its best light and secure an optimal sale price.

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Topics: Auctions, First Home Buyer, Buying and selling

Blue Friday: Australia's biggest ever Auction event

Aug 14, 2023 1:39:09 PM

On Friday, 22 September 2023, Harcourts Real Estate will be hosting the nation’s biggest-ever auction event: Blue Friday. The event takes place across various states in Australia and aims to auction 500 properties, all whilst supporting mental health organisation, Beyond Blue. It’s an opportunity for sellers and buyers alike to take advantage of a changing property market. Find out more, register your interest as a seller, and don’t miss this exciting event.

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Topics: Auctions, Australia Mortgage Broker, Buying and selling

Top Tips for Preparing to Buy Property at Auction

Aug 14, 2023 1:38:28 PM

In Australia's competitive real estate market, auctions have become a popular method for buying property. Often fast-paced and intense, auctions are highly competitive which is why buying property at auction requires careful preparation. Whether you're a first home buyer, a seasoned investor, or somewhere in-between, our top tips will help you navigate the auction process with confidence and increase your chances of home ownership success.

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Topics: Auctions, First Home Buyer, Australia Mortgage Broker, Buying and selling

Buying a New Home While Selling Your Existing Home

Jul 13, 2023 12:02:00 PM

When it comes to buying and selling property, timing is often critical. Having to wait while an existing property sells before buying a new one can mean missing out on the ideal property or buying in a favourable market. One solution for homeowners and property investors is bridging finance: a short-term loan that bridges the financial gap between the sale of an existing property and the purchase of a new one.

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Topics: Finance, Bridging Finance, Buying and selling

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Jun 16, 2023 10:28:55 AM

Transform your family home into a showroom for prospective buyers, with a few small improvements that go a long way to ensuring your home stands out in the crowd. Create an immaculate canvas that invites prospective buyers in and allows them to see the potential in your property. From decluttering and de-personalising to updating and refreshing, here are 8 tips from real estate experts on getting your home ready to sell.

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Topics: Home Loan, Buying and selling

Finding a New Home Requires Persistence

Apr 21, 2023 2:55:31 PM

First home buyers and existing homeowners understand first-hand the frustration and angst that comes with finding a new home. Attending property inspections and auctions week after week only to miss out on the one that you want is both exhausting and demotivating. Persistence may be a key factor to successfully buying a home, but how do you keep up the motivation when you fail every time? Here are some ways that could help.

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Topics: Home Loan, First Home Buyer, Buying and selling