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Monthly Archive for November, 2012

Enzo Raimondo, chief executive of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, has revealed that the state government will conduct a review of the Section 32 of the Sale of Land Act. Often referred to as the ‘vendor’s statement’, the Section 32 is a file prepared by a vendor’s solicitor or conveyancer. Contained within the document […]

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Many may not have noticed but the new Frankston Bypass is well progressed and is due to open in the early part of 2013. It is estimated that the new road will cut travel times to the Peninsula by 15-20 minutes making the trip from the City a “stop light free” experience.  No longer will […]

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Light Shining In

Not every home or apartment is blessed with an abundance of natural light. Older, period style homes in particular are often darker than their modern counterparts. But most of us enjoy living in an abode that has at least some areas that allow the sun to shine in. Luckily there are a few tricks to […]

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Recently Sandhurst was featured on Channel 9’s Display program, showing Sandhurst as the quality community it is. If you would like to view the 5 minute segment click on the video below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrCnlFbrCKo[/youtube]

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State Land Tax Laws

Most property investors and holiday home owners will understand the implications of our state’s land tax laws. But the average home owner or first time investor may be relatively unfamiliar with them. Land tax is an annual tax levied on the owners of land in Victoria worth more than $250,000. You may be liable for […]

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Real Estate Hot Topics

As real estate professionals we are often asked a variety of market related questions. Below are four of the most common ones we hear. When is the best time to sell? This is a question most vendors will ponder. And whilst conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time of the year to sell […]

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The next round of stamp duty cuts for first home buyers will come into effect on1 January, 2013, when the current 20 per cent discount is increased to 30 per cent. REIV CEO Enzo Raimondo said “many first home buyers may not realise that homes bought as of this weekend with 60 day settlements will […]

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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 3.25 per cent. Global growth is forecast to be a little below average for a time. Risks to the outlook are still seen to be on the downside, largely as a result of the situation in Europe, where economic activity is […]

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Hang Art Like a Pro

Whilst there are no steadfast rules on how or where you must hang artwork in your home, there are plenty of helpful hints for those wanting to make the most of their collection. Most interior decorators will agree that furniture should be arranged before hanging anything on the walls. Once the room is firmly organised […]

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Westpac Boss Calls for Rate Cut

Westpac’s chief executive Gail Kelly has called for a rate cut before the end of the year to boost consumer and business sentiment. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meets on Tuesday, and it is a "line ball call" if they will deliver a fourth rate cut for 2012, Mrs Kelly said on Monday. But […]

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