My tips for selling your home.

My tips for selling your home. Work that you put into getting your property ready for sale can be the difference between getting a low price and getting a high price, e best part is, it’s not hard to do, it is not time consuming or expensive and the reward can be a great advantage to your bank account. The process of presenting your property for sale is an important one to get right. For most home owners, the sale of a property comes around every 6 to 8 years. Capitalising on an opportunity of upgrading the family home and […] Read more »

Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series Part 10: Settling Everything and Taking Possession

Welcome to the 10th and final installment in our Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series. This week will wrap up the end of the process of buying property in Australia.  (To start at the beginning of the series, read Part 1: Real Estate Industry Professionals Foreign Investors Should Deal With). The day of your closing, often called settlement day in Australia, is the day that you go from being the prospective owner of the property to the actual owner of the property. It’s an exciting day for everyone involved. You’re getting your dream home or piece of land, the […] Read more »

Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series Part 9: Info About Completing the Process

My tips for selling your home and presentation of your property

Welcome to part 9 of our Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series. This week will look at completing the process of buying property in Australia.  (To start at the beginning of the series, read Part 1: Real Estate Industry Professionals Foreign Investors Should Deal With). Once you’ve found the perfect Australian home, it’s only a matter of time before everything’s completed and you’re able to possess the property. While you’re waiting, your agent, solicitor, and lending institution will be busy tying up loose ends in anticipation of settlement day. Part of completing the process is letting a conveyancer or […] Read more »

Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series Part 8: Contracts and Deposits

Welcome to part 8 of our Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series. This week will look at contracts and deposits when buying an Australian property from overseas. (To start at the beginning of the series, read Part 1: Real Estate Industry Professionals Foreign Investors Should Deal With). When you put an offer in on a home or piece of vacant land, you will need to pay a deposit and then, if you’re awarded the property, you will need to fill out the necessary contracts. Your estate agent will let you know the required deposits and help you fill out […] Read more »

Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series Part 7: Your Mortgage

buy property from overseas in Australia - mortgage

Welcome to part 7 of our Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series. This week will look at an important document — your mortgage. (To start at the beginning of the series, read Part 1: Real Estate Industry Professionals Foreign Investors Should Deal With) When purchasing foreign real estate, it’s important to know which types of loans are available to you. Since the Australian government closely regulates the conveyance of real estate between parties, the types of available loans depend largely on your resident status. When acting as a foreign investor you are either a former citizen who still holds […] Read more »

Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series Part 6: Negotiating the Best Terms

Welcome to part 6 of our Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series. This week will look at real estate negotiations. (To start at the beginning of the series, read Part 1: Real Estate Industry Professionals Foreign Investors Should Deal With) A buyer of real estate is left with the burden of negotiating the best price. With foreign investments in Australian property, there are only so many types of property you will be approved to purchase by the Australian government. This can make negotiating a little tricky since developers often like to get the price they set on a newly […] Read more »

Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series Part 5: Property Search Tips

Welcome to part 5 of our Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series. This week will be about searching for your  Australian property. (To start at the beginning of the series, read Part 1: Real Estate Industry Professionals Foreign Investors Should Deal With) Australia leads the race when it comes to destination locations for overseas property buyers. The great weather, beautiful beaches, and friendly people are all a big draw for people wanting to retire, purchase a vacation home, or move permanently to Australia. But how do you search for your ideal property when you’re thousands of miles away? Online […] Read more »

Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series Part 4: Foreign Investments Review Board Info

FIRB Review

Welcome to part 4 of our Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series. This week will be about Foreign Investments Review Board Info. To read other posts in this series, you can visit: Part 1: Real Estate Industry Professionals Foreign Investors Should Deal With Part 2:  Important  Australia Financing Info for Foreign Investors Part 3: Benefit from Mortgage Pre-Approval International investors who wish to secure real estate holdings in Australia must first be recommended to the treasury by the Foreign Investments Review Board (FIRB). Any international investor interested in non-residential land that’s currently unoccupied, residential real estate, shares in land […] Read more »

Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series Part 3: Benefit from Mortgage Pre-Approval

Welcome to part 3 of our Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series. Part 1: Real Estate Industry Professionals Foreign Investors Should Deal With Part 2:  Important  Australia Financing Info for Foreign Investors Mortgage pre-approval is important for any home buyer looking to purchase Australian property. Pre-approval is the process of finding out just how much your lender believes you can afford to mortgage. This lets you know if the properties you’re looking at are out of your budget, or if you can afford more property than -you originally thought. If you haven’t started looking at Australian real estate, getting […] Read more »

Buy Property in Australia from Overseas Series Part 2: Important Info About Financing Your Property

(Read Part 1 of the Buy Property in Australia from Overseas series) Unless you have all of the cash needed to purchase Australian property, you will need to finance your property through an Australian bank or lender. With a number of different Australian lenders available to overseas buyers, you should work with an experienced mortgage broker who can help you find the best loan agreement terms from a reputable bank. Even with professionals on your side, it’s always best to understand the basic process of financing your overseas property before speaking to a broker and applying for a loan.   […] Read more »