Posts Tagged ‘Buying Tips’

The hottest question in property: Apartment or House?

In this article Property Professor Peter Koulizos compares apartments and houses as possible investment options, so far as capital growth is concerned. He explains that they differ in performance for a number of reasons.
Demand v Supply
For those of you that have studied Economics you might remember that price is a function of demand and supply. In other words, the price of something is based on how many people want it … Read the full post »

Keeping your cool

There are opportunities and dangers when surrendering your cooling off period.

In the heat of the moment, the exhilaration of finding and snaring a jewel in the real estate market can be a buyer’s natural adrenalin. But then you sleep on it. And you start to think… Maybe the place will need a bit more work than expected. And how many extra dollars will that cost?

The timber floors seemed a bit … Read the full post »

House Buying Knowhow

“Buying a home can be a bit like buying a carton of eggs. You never know what you’re going to find when you look inside —- bits might be missing, cracked, old, broken or rotten. So you have to check carefully to make sure you are getting what you pay for.” – Sarah Mills (ninemsn Money)

Buying a house can be very overwhelming as there are more factors to consider compared … Read the full post »

Apartment Buying Knowhow

The criteria to evaluate when buying an apartment are similar to those when buying a house – location and aspect, for example. Yet experienced apartment buyers say that there are things to consider that aren’t always obvious the first time round. *
Big or Small Building?
Some apartment buildings are large while some have as few as four apartments in the block. Size is worth considering, depending on what sort of lifestyle … Read the full post »

Top 10 Tips for First Home Owners

So you have reached an exciting phase in your life where you’ve decided to buy your very first home! We go in to this with the best intentions, but for some the journey becomes a nightmare instead of an experience to savour. To help along the way, here are our ‘Ten Top Tips’:
1. Do your homework
Don’t buy the first place that takes your fancy without spending time getting to know … Read the full post »