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 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 »

Moving? Should You Hire a Mover or Do a DIY Move?

Whether you’re moving from an Australian house or an apartment, it’s an exciting time. It’s also a bit daunting to imagine moving everything inside your home and putting it into a truck. Some people hire movers to do some or all of it for them and others call upon their family and friends to help them haul their belongings from their old home to their new one. Some Pros of Hiring a Mover: Hiring a moving company means you won’t have to worry about lifting heavy belongings. You are, in essence, paying for muscle so you can save your own […] Read more »

Having Trouble Selling Your Home? Here are Some Things to Check

Are you trying to sell your  house but are having some trouble? Here are some tips:   Check Your Price Is your house overpriced? Not only might people not be willing to pay for it but they might also have trouble getting approved for financing. A price reduction could not only get you more potential offers but could help generate some buzz.  Of course you don’t want to sell at a loss but the right price is important. Check Your Curb Appeal Have you done any staging for your home both inside and out? Staging can increase the results you […] Read more »