Category Archive for "First time buyers"

First Home Buyer

Should first homeowners buy in Hampton?

Imagine this for your first property purchase. Just over 13 kilometres from the city, ready access to transport and ultra-cool facilities and all located right on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay. Hampton may not have been your initial choice...
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Home Value

Understanding house valuations

Understanding the role of the property valuer is crucial to any owner or investor – particularly those beginning their journey and looking to enjoy a lifetime of real estate investment. And, according to recent reports, this cohort is on the...
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Duck

The dangers of investing by following the crowds

In many situations, being part of the crowd can be rewarding.crowd group individual motivation fish win contest race diffferent Outdoor festivals, markets, concerts, stage shows: these are all events that are considerably better when enjoyed with the buzz and energy...
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Rentvesting

Rentvesting gaining traction amongst first-time buyers

Did you know that nearly 10,000 dwellings were financed to first property buyers in August? The bought about the same number of dwellings the month before that and the month before that, too. In fact, the percentage of dwellings bought...
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Land Surveying – what is it and why is it important?

What is land surveying? If you’re buying a property with the intention of developing or significantly renovating it, well you need to know about land surveying. If you’re a first-time small developer or renovator, the only time you’ve probably seen...
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Property Market

So is it doom or opportunity for our housing markets

I was recently asked this question about our housing markets given the hysterical commentary that has been provided around the state of the housing markets in Australia, it’s a good question and the answer is really dependent upon whether you...
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First Home

First home buyers are back – big time

Each time a booming market begins to experience a softening of prices, something interesting happens. When the investors get spooked or can no longer afford the entry prices (per chart below) and when upgraders put off their next purchases, the...
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Sunshine Coast Growth

Is the Sunshine Coast growing too fast?

Popularity is a double-edged sword it seems. While there are plenty of reasons why the Sunshine Coast region is the growth darling north of Brisbane, there’s the threat more people calling the coast home will bring services and amenities to...
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Keeping The Kippers At Bay

Keeping the KIPPERS at bay

They may be both the light of your life and your legacy, but today’s kids include a whole new demographic subset that’s having a significant impact on how parental property owners and pending retirees are seeing out their golden years....
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Lending

What to do in tighter lending conditions

Housing finance is in the news more often than it’s not these days. One of the reasons is that as capital cities move through their respective cycles so does reporting on the property market. One day, strong market conditions were...
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