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Key Stats for House Hunters

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

The process of buying a new home is certainly no walk in the park, and for the majority of people, it’s a numbers game. If you are thinking about buying a new home, you’ll want to acquaint yourself with the following numbers. Familiarizing yourself with these stats for house hunters can help give you that […]

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Timing The Market: Behind The Scenes Of Your Next Property Purchase

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

If there’s one impact that a booming market such as Sydney often has on investors, it’s to inspire action. Whether you’re a conservative property investor who sits on the fence for the perfect time to invest, or the type of real estate daredevil who thrives on the risk side of the risk-reward ratio, there’s nothing […]

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Understanding Sales And Purchase Agreement

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

While purchasing a property, one will not feel secure by merely signing only the Letter of Offer and Letter of Acceptance, notwithstanding the vendor or the purchaser. This insecure feeling of will persist until the signing of the formal agreement – Sale and Purchase Agreement (‘SPA’). SPA is the main contract governing both parties and […]

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Nine Tips To Buy Well In A Hot Property Market

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Despite predictions that our property markets would slow down in 2016, the year has started strongly with more buyers out there looking for homes or property investments than there are good properties for sale, especially in the hot suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The challenge with buying in a hot market when the competition is […]

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Top 5 Questions Homebuyers Ask Their Solicitor Before Buying A New Home

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Buying a new home can be a legal minefield and, for many, the conveyancing process can be daunting. You may well have a number of questions you wish to ask your solicitor before you embark on this process.  1. How does the conveyancing process work? Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from […]

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10 Things Home Buyers Always Do Wrong

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Getting excited about the home buying process and wanting to jump in immediately is a common reaction to most people. Having the realtor chauffeur you around to look at beautiful homes and neighborhoods, holding the door for you, etc. I mean, it feels like you’re a celebrity for a day! However most buyers make common […]

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Property Search – The 5E Rule

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

You have decided to buy a property. Your obvious next step is to do a property search. People who have bought a few properties before probably know the 5E rule. Others may have used the 5Es without knowing. It is your guide in the jungle of properties. Property Search – The 5E Rule The 5E […]

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7 Tips For Buying A Beach Condo In California

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Beach condominiums can be a fabulous lifestyle investment whether you’re an owner occupier or someone seeking a consistent home away from home to lay your holiday hat. However, buying a beach condo in California isn’t necessarily a straightforward affair. A labyrinth of legalities, fees and “in-house” rules must be cautiously examined and weighed prior to […]

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10 Things To Think About When Buying A High Rise Property

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Here are 10 things to consider before you decide to purchase a high-rise condominium. Dramatic architecture, stunning views, work proximity, resort-style amenities, and customised social activities – these are just a few of the qualities that attract homeowners to beautiful high-rise buildings. However, before you make the decision to purchase a high-rise condominium, here are 10 […]

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Return of the Single Female Homebuyer

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

It could be a good year for women looking to buy real estate, particularly in cities where their incomes are rising faster than those of single men.   For decades, single women played an important role in the U.S. housing market, buying more homes than single men. But after the housing crisis, lenders made it […]

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