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When is the right time to buy property?

Recently I sold my home It was a cute unit on the water at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. As head of research at Real Property Advice I review all sorts of data and trends and believed that my suburb was peaking at the top of its property cycle. Yes, I am now temporarily homeless,…
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Auction Inaction..

Auction Inaction.. The other week I saw Angela, an old friend of our family who I had not seen in about 6 years. I told her I was surprised to see her as I thought they had moved away from that suburb. The last time I had seen Angela and her husband, they had sold…
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Owning property in a managed complex – Beware

Time to get personal… (Following on from our article about buying in a managed complex, this article focuses on ownership of a property within a managed complex.) In 2004 I had left my last career and was starting our buyer’s agency business. While I was waiting for licensing and other things to get moving, I…
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Buying in a Managed Complex

What is a Manged Complex Buying and owning a property in a managed complex is more popular than ever before.  The words Body Corporate or Onsite Management once sent chills up the spines of many people, including investors. However, by choice or by necessity, managed complexes are now a more common property option and are…
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Try This Simple Strategy – Dollar Cost Averaging Your Mortgage

Dollar cost averaging (DCA) is an investment technique of buying a fixed dollar amount of a particular investment on a regular schedule, regardless of the share price. Do you consider your home loan on ‘special’ when it is a low rate? (www.investopedia.com/terms/d/dollarcostaveraging.asp) Stock market investors use Dollar Cost Averaging as a way to buy a…
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First Home Buyers, I just saved you $100,000 in 10 minutes

I get very agitated at the misinformation and bias in the property industry. Sure, most people start out in the property industry with good intentions. (Yes others do start out with the focus on making the most money possible, no matter what.) Few maintain that philosophy however. Or perhaps it is simply a fact that…
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115 NMR Renovation Complete

Take a look around and inside our small lot subdivision that has recently been finished. This property has come up a treat after the renovation and the two blocks have been leveled and ready for sale. If you want to know more about our projects or would like to be involved in a project yourself,…
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Video – New Property Handover Inspection

In this video we inspect a brand new property as part of the handover inspection. If you think you have a new property and don’t need a handover inspection, then this video might change your mind. A good property handover inspection is an important part of the check process for your builder. If you don’t…
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