4 People to Get Acquainted with for Your First Home Purchase


So you’re ready to buy a house. Your first home purchase is a big deal. Congratulations on reaching this major milestone in life. The next few months are going to be a learning experience for you. But you don’t have to navigate the world of real estate entirely alone. Here are some of the people that will help you as well as some important tips to keep in mind: A Banker The right financial approach is important to help you get approved for financing and to help you get as favourable an interest rate as possible. It’s wise to get […] Read more »

7 Ways to Lower the Risk of Being Declined for a Mortgage Application

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Deciding that it’s time to buy a home of your own is an exciting time, indeed. But what if you’re ready and lenders think that you are not? Read on for some tips to prepare yourself for the best outcome with a mortgage application possible. Check your credit before you apply. Know what others will see when they look. This can help you see yourself as a potential borrower and if there are errors, you can work to correct them. Don’t have too much debt. If your debt ratio is high, you’ll look like you’re not ready to qualify for […] Read more »

Some Pros and Cons of Rent to Buy Schemes

If you are thinking about buying a home, a rent to buy might be an option you’re interested in. The big pro is that this can be a way to buy a home sooner, rather than later, because you can get into your own home without having to save for forever for your down payment. But there are some cons to be aware of as well… No Down Payment Home Buying Buying a home is a monumental occasion but for many Australians, saving the down payment is no easy feat. That’s why many people look at rent to buy schemes. […] Read more »

What Help Can I Get if I’m Not Happy with My Real Estate Agent?

Are You Unhappy with your WA Real Estate Agent? If you’re dealing with an Australian real estate and you’re really unhappy with the results, there are things you can do about this.  The legal system is designed to protect consumers! Beyond complaining to a company or beyond sacking a real estate agent and hiring someone else, there are other things you can do when you feel that your transaction isn’t being handled properly or when you feel like you’ve been the victim of fraud. The Australian government has a set of standards for the real estate industry in order to […] Read more »

6 Real Estate Internet Marketing Tips

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Do you have a piece of Australian real estate you want to sell? Whether you’re getting help from a real estate agent or not, you can help get the property sold through some successful real estate internet marketing methods. Here are some real estate marketing tips: If you hire an agent to help (the commission payment you have to pay could be well worth the ability to sell faster and get the maximum offer possible), choose carefully. Work with a savvy real estate agent who leverages the power of the internet for selling real estate. Consider use of the web […] Read more »

Pay Your Australian Property off Early

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For most adults, their first major goal in life is to buy a home. Once they do choose a home, save a down payment, and obtain a mortgage, all of a sudden, the next major goal is to pay off that huge debt. It doesn’t have to take the 25 or 30 years that most banks offer. A mortgage is a positive debt, of course, because it’s not like most credit card debt that results in a lot of interest with nothing that’s appreciated at the end of paying off that debt. If you buy a good property, it should […] Read more »

Room by Room Home Staging Advice

Are you looking to sell your Australian home? If so, you might be considering professional staging to help present your home in the best light possible. If you’d rather save a bit of money, perhaps you’d like to try doing some staging on your own. Read on for some tips that can help you present each room in your house in the best light possible, increasing the chance of selling your home fast and getting the sort of offer you’re hoping for. Kitchen Staging A clean and bright kitchen can help people envision their special family occasions happening there. If […] Read more »

Australian Real Estate – Tips for Finding a Great Real Estate Agent

There’s a big difference between okay and great realtors. Finding a  great realtor can make the difference between selling your home fast and having it sit on the market until you either drop the price or give up on selling.  Having a great realtor can make the difference for buyers, too. The right agent can make the process of finding a new home, whether for an investment property or your new principal residence a fun and rewarding process rather than one of frustration. The right real estate agent for your needs should stand apart in a crowd. Tips for Finding […] Read more »

Renovating Before Selling Your Home? Some Helpful Tips:

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We try our best to provide comprehensive information for you. Today’s post does a bit of a recap of some of our past posts that relate to helping you make changes before selling in an effort to help you sell your home for the maximum value.  Feel free to contact Richard Colum for help selling your Australian home. If you’re looking at selling your Australian home, getting it ready for viewing might take time, effort, and even a small investment.  You might look at decluttering your house, and at potential DIY and professional improvements. That investment could pay you substantial […] Read more »

Tips for De-Cluttering Your Home Before Your Sale

Planning on selling your home? Perhaps  some de-cluttering is in order. Not only will it help you present your home in the best light possible (potential buyers will look in every nook and cranny of your house so hiding the clutter isn’t a good idea) but it’ll also be better for you when you move to your new home, too. Room By Room De-clutter Begin tackling one room at a time. Start by removing things that don’t need to be there. How do you know if the item should be moved? Will you use it in that room in the […] Read more »