Posts Tagged ‘Tips’

Landlord Obligations – Part 3 – Additional Responsibilities

John Pye’s experience extends over 26 years (and counting!) in the real estate industry.

In this video, he shares with us about Landlord obligations when it comes to the additional responsibilities in residential rental properties. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series for a full run down.

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Tips to secure yourself a rental property

Here are some helpful tips to consider when applying for a rental property:

1. Turn up to the inspection on time so that you won’t have to rush though the property.

2. Treat the property with respect when visiting. Do not slam doors or push anything open with your feet.

3. Submit a neat application. Quite often we receive application forms that are messy, torn, crumpled or have pages / sections missing and … 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 »

Window and Balcony Safety for Children

An alarming number of children present to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead each year as a result of falling from windows and balconies. Children may fall out of a window which is open more than 10cm, even if a fly screen is present.

How common are these injuries?

Over the past 10 years there have been 91 children admitted to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead after falling from windows. Almost all of … Read the full post »

Choosing a Home Loan – Part 2

When choosing a home loan, there are a lot of questions you should be asking yourself before deciding on which loan to commit to. RateCity recommend considering the following questions:
1. Are there Exit Penalties?
When choosing a home loan, most people pick a larger fixed term of about 30 years, as this makes the monthly repayments cheaper; however you need to look out for exit penalties that may apply if … Read the full post »

Choosing a Home Loan – Part 1

When it comes to home loans, there are hundreds of finance companies available to choose from. Deciding which lender to work with can be a somewhat time consuming process, but it is the most important step. Not everybody has the time to do all of the research themselves, and without knowledge of the industry it is even more difficult. For this reason, it can be extraordinarily helpful to have a … 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 »