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 »

How to Screen Tenants for Your Australian Rental Property

So you’ve decided to invest in an additional Australian property, but now you need to sublet it out to a promising renter. When you were in the market for your new property, the excitement at an additional income source may have overshadowed the fact that you need to conduct research on a person’s background before confidently renting out your property. When you’re a landlord, there’s a lot that can go wrong. You need to make sure that you’re subletting the property out to reputable renters. The last thing you want is for your Australian investment property to become trashed, decreasing […] Read more »

How to Increase the Value of Your Australian Home

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If you plan on selling your home in the future, one thing you need to do is work on increasing the value of your home. Many homeowners, who know that they’re only in a home for a few years, fail to take the necessary steps to increase the home’s value. Many just hope that the home naturally appreciates in value as a result of a good economy. But with the national economy a perpetual roller coaster of good and bad times, it never hurts to be proactive in raising the value of your home. Minor Improvements Everyone knows that the […] Read more »

Real Estate Options for Selling a Home in Western Australia

When it comes time to sell your Australian home, you may be confused on the types of contracts and agreements that are available to you. Most real estate agents in Australia like to use the typical exclusive agreement, but there are other options available. Until you sign a contract with specific terms and agreements, you are free to choose which type of selling option you’d like to use. Exclusive Agency Agreement An exclusive agency agreement is when you sign a contract granting one particular real estate agency the rights to sell your home for a specified timeframe. This means that […] Read more »