Month: August 2021

covering all costs lending fees checklist

Covering all costs: Lending fees checklist

So you’ve finally found the perfect property. Everyone agrees; even the dog likes it! If you’ve done your homework, all you need to do now is finalise the details, because otherwise, your dream home may turn out to be for someone else. Before getting too entrenched in the house hunt, it pays to understand how …

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declining apartment pipeline offset by low density surge

Declining apartment pipeline offset by low-density surge

A leading residential development review forecasts an ongoing decline in apartments. This comes in a year where total building approvals for new apartments dropped below 40,000 for the first time since 2013, with only 34,100 new approvals in 2020.    However, low-density development site sales record strong growth with the share of total sales growing 23.1 …

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getting your property primed for spring sale

Getting your property primed for spring sale

Selling your home or investment in spring is certain to attract keen buyer interest and vendor competition. But this ever-promising selling season also ensures your property is presented at its blooming best. Expert opinion points to the longer, warmer days of spring not only boosting local foot traffic in the best-dressed houses for sale, but …

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garage makeovers geared towards multifunctionality

Garage makeovers geared towards multifunctionality

Remember when a garage was used for parking your car and storing your tools? You can return to this idea with a little thought and plenty of organisation. The New Oxford Dictionary of English defines a garage as: “a building or shed for housing a motor vehicle or vehicles”. But if the current trends of …

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A pet subject: don’t assume in strata developments

With the rise of apartment living, it’s only natural that the issue of pet ownership in strata complexes surface. It’s estimated by the RSPCA that 61 per cent of households own pets so it’s important that strata management firms and owners’ corporations (or body corporates) are aware of their obligations.   Prominent legal cases have sought …

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