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Monthly Archive for November, 2014

In a perfect world, we would all be able to sell a property and purchase a new one with the same settlement dates. Voila! No need for any further financing hassles. Alas, this is not usually the case. If you have found your dream home, or you are building a new home, but don’t have […]

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  The Melbourne auction market remained solid in October with nearly 4,600 auctions held in the month (as recorded by the REIV), which is a new record for the month of October. There was also a record auction weekend with 1,680 auctions ending October 26. Following the 2.1 per cent growth in the previous quarter […]

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Clutter bugs

The date of the auction is set…now the fun begins! How do you present your house so you attract the right buyer? When asked this question, Tammy Nathan from Styling Properties. Melbourne lists ‘de-cluttering’ at the top of her list. Your second opportunity to make a big impression after the street appeal of your house […]

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While every buyer is their own man or woman, there are some common complaints from buyers looking for properties that don’t pass muster. Know them and you can avoid them when it’s your turn to sell. Clingy sellers It can be extremely difficult to let go of a property, especially if it’s somewhere you’ve made […]

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Rental market update

Melbourne’s rental vacancy rate continues to ease in 2014 with a September vacancy rate, as reported by the REIV, of 3.1 per cent. This is slightly higher that 2.9 per cent in the previous month. The strongest rental growth in the 12 months ending September 2014 was in Melbourne’s outer suburbs. The median house and […]

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Outdoor sophistication

Is your outdoor area in need of some urgent action? With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, now is the time to focus on the outdoors and concentrate your efforts on revitalising your entertaining areas. Here we look at some simple tricks to update and invigorate without blowing your budget! Sweep and Spruce […]

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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent. Growth in the global economy is continuing at a moderate pace. China’s growth has generally been in line with policymakers’ objectives, though weakening property markets there present a challenge in the near term. Commodity prices in historical terms […]

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Australian homeowners are set to sail through 2014 without a single interest rate change. But the same can’t be said for 2015. There are widespread expectations among finance experts that rates won’t stay steady in the New Year. Determining factors include the heated property markets in Sydney and Melbourne and lifting unemployment rates. But it’s […]

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