Archive for the ‘Buying’ Category

Landlord Insurance


What is it? Should I have it? What to look for when choosing a policy?  So many questions to consider!
Michelle talks about Landlord Insurance here.
What is it?
Landlord Insurance is really about protecting you as an Owner for the more common risks that may arise when renting … Read the full post »

No More Certificates of Title in NSW


From 11 October 2021 there will no longer be any paper Certificates of Title issued AND existing Certificates of Title will be cancelled.  That’s right – the NSW government is going paperless!
The NSW government has advised that removing the need for paper Certificates of Title to settle … Read the full post »

Rentvesting


Rentvesting is a great opportunity to enter the property market.
So what is it?
Rent-vesting is when you rent where you live, however you own an investment property that you rent out to someone else.
Let’s say, you want to live in a three-bedroom home in Sydney’s Northern Beaches however … Read the full post »

The impact of the 2021/22 Federal Budget on Real Estate


The Federal Budget 2021/22 had one goal “Keep the recovery going”.
It outlined several programs that target first home buyers, while also trying to attract empty nesters to downsize by extending access to a superannuation contribution scheme.
Downsizer scheme
The government is pushing to free up more homes for younger families … Read the full post »

Things to consider when buying an apartment to live in


When looking for an apartment or a unit to buy, it is important that you ensure that you select a property that is suitable for you and your lifestyle if you are planning on living there yourself. Here are a few things to consider.
Location, location, location
When looking … Read the full post »

Working from home?


The work-from-home experiment during Covid-19 is expected to accelerate an already growing trend in more people escaping cities to work remotely in regional lifestyle locations.
Almost 50% of Australian workers were based at home during the lockdown and the success of this has opened the eyes of company … Read the full post »

Stamp Duty relief for First Home Buyers


Last week (27 July 2020) the NSW government announced a financial boost for first home buyers for the next 12 months where stamp duty is paused on new homes below $800,000 and subsidised for properties up to $1,000,000.
These changes to stamp duty apply to first home buyers … Read the full post »

How to claim the new HomeBuilder Grant

Northern Beaches residents interested in substantially renovating their homes can now access a $25,000 grant from the Federal Government if they meet certain conditions.  We have put together a rundown of the new HomeBuilder grant to help you … Read the full post »

Open homes permitted from this weekend


From this Saturday 9 May 2020, the restrictions on holding open homes will be relaxed. The NSW government treasurer Dominic Perrottet and the Minister for Health Brad Hazzard have celebrated the progress made so far and warned that there was still no place for complacency.
“Real estate agents should limit … Read the full post »