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Real life real estate decisions

There are a lot of great blogs out there that can tell you all about the latest luxury houses or that show first home owners shopping with 7 figure budgets. However for a lot of us, shopping for a house has to be a lot more practical and features ideas like being in a good school zone or close to a bus that can you get you in to work each day. This is a blog for people who are real estate shopping on a smaller budget and want a house with practical features (even if it looks bad). Lets' bond over Real life real estate decisions!


Owning a home in Australia as a non-resident

8 June 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Many people come from aboard and fall in love with the Australian lifestyle but cannot become citizens for one reason or another. Owning a house as a foreign resident can be a little more tricky than as an Australian citizen but it's possible if you follow a few simple steps.   Gaining FIRB (Foreign Investment Review Board) approval  Before buying property as a non-Australian citizen you will need to get FIRB approval. Read More …

Ways Property Management Can Be Profitable To You

10 March 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

One of the most lucrative ventures you can opt for is investing in commercial property. These investments provide you with a regular form of income through rent, which also works toward easing your mortgage payments and ensuring you finish paying for the property in a short period of time. It should be noted though that for your commercial property to be successful, you would require a low tenancy turn over. This may be hard to achieve if all sole responsibility of managing the property lies with you. Read More …

3 Things First Home Buyers Must Understand Before Buying Property

6 March 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Buying a home is a stressful undertaking for all buyers, least of all the first home buyers, who have a number of unique characteristics. From searching for suitable properties, competing with other buyers and getting approved for a loan, there are a number of factors that first home buyers need to familiarise themselves with before buying. Before taking the property plunge, it's essential that first home buyers understand their local market, have a good understanding of their financial capacity, and know how to complete the necessary checks and balances to protect themselves. Read More …

Everything You Need To Know About Removalists

17 February 2015
 Categories: , Blog

If you are moving for the first time in your life, and you have too many items to transport on your own, you will likely have to hire a removalist such as Ocean Grove Removals. Removalist is a term for a professional mover who comes into your home or office and carries your furniture into a van or truck for transportation to a new location. But removalists are full-service professionals who do more than just transport your goods. Read More …

The Best Times To Have Your Home Inspected For Pests

5 February 2015
 Categories: , Blog

Pests in homes are a nuisance, and here in Australia, you have plenty of them to watch out for. There are pesky rats that like to hide in the attic, termites that live in the floors, ceilings and walls, cockroaches hiding behind furniture and even bees and wasps that can pitch tent under your roofing vents. This calls for pest control inspections that will identify if your home is safe and what actions to take. Read More …