Why is everyone talking about Negative Gearing and how does it affect you?
BlogThere has been a lot of debate surrounding Negative Gearing and its affects recently after the Turnbull Government announced there would not be any changes to Negative Gearing and the Capital Gain Tax. The REIV and REIA have both shown their support for the announcement; with rental affordability and availability being the biggest issue should […]
8 reasons our property markets could crash
BlogFollowing a couple of booming years some of our property markets have stalled, and the latest stats show that house prices have dropped a little in a number of our capital cities. While Melbourne’s median is up 0.7%^ this quarter, not surprisingly the drop in other cities is allowing some of the property pessimists to rub their hands […]
The REIV back new State Government initiatives
BlogThe Victorian State Government has announced significant road and rail improvements across the state in the 2016-2017 Budget. The Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer Enzo Raimondo has backed the new initiatives and said the $10.4 billion investment in public transport and road projects will drive growth across the city and regional Victoria. […]
Turnbull Government’s stand on Negative Gearing is based on facts, says the REIA
BlogThe Turnbull Government have announced there will be no changes to Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax and according to the REIA this is the right stand to take based on a rational evaluation of the facts. “The current tax arrangements, in treating property no differently to other forms of investment, provides an incentive for […]
Preparing to attend open for inspections
AdviceIt’s time to practice that poker face you’ve been working on. Even if you’ve found ‘the one’- don’t let on. Open homes can inspire even the most disinterested of property seekers. Aside from the gawking into people’s wardrobes and admiring color schemes, it can also be a fantastic opportunity to determine what you want, where […]
Things to Ask Before Signing Your Tenancy Agreement
AdviceFor first time renters, the excitement that comes with moving out of home can sometimes mean that important details are often overlooked. Before signing a tenancy agreement, it is important to understand exactly what you are agreeing to. Here are some important questions you should ask your prospective landlord or real estate agent before committing […]
REIV CEO steps down
BlogEnzo Raimondo, the CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria has announced he will step down from his position after 16 years of service. Mr Raimondo started his role as CEO of the REIV in 2000 and is the longest-standing CEO to date. Mr. Raimondo then launched realestateVIEW.com.au in 2001 and propertydata.com.au in 2004. […]
Offset accounts, lines of credit and when to use these whistles and bells
AdviceWhen choosing a mortgage you will likely notice a number of extra features that may be available to you. These ‘whistles and bells’ can prove very useful if utilized correctly, however not every add on will suit every home owner – particularly if you are paying for the privilege. In this article, we will have […]
Why the first week on market is the most important
AdviceNew listings are a source of excitement for buyers in the market, however properties don’t stay “new” for long. In fact, the first week of your sales campaign, where your property moves to being ‘officially’ on the market, is going to be one of the most critical weeks to get right. This isn’t to say […]
AdviceStamp duty, Mortgage Registration Fees and Transfer Fees in each of the states and territories.
Top Methods for Advertising Your Property
AdviceIn tough times we often see sellers tighten their purse strings when it comes to marketing their property. Whilst decreasing your advertising spend can be tempting when the market is not at its peak, investing in that little bit extra upfront can actually pay off in the long run. How? Quite simply, advertising increases the […]
Key Lessons All Property Investors Must Understand
AdviceI’ve learned many lessons over the 40 years I’ve been investing. In fact, I’ve learned more from the many mistakes I’ve made than from the things I got it right (now there’s a powerful lesson in itself!) But there are 4 key lessons I wish I’d learned earlier. Firstly, the economy and our property […]
AdviceInput all your incomings and outgoings to see if you are in surplus or have a shortfall.
Open for Inspection Checklist
AdviceConduct a thorough open inspection with realestateview.com.au’s detailed checklist.
Determining how much equity is in your home
AdviceEquity, or the amount of funds available in your home above and beyond your mortgage, can be a crucial thing to know for any homeowner or investor. Effectively, ‘equity’ is the amount of money that you would receive cash-in-hand if you sold your property and paid off your mortgage today. For those looking to invest, […]
Basic Loan Repayments
AdviceEnter an interest rate, the term of the loan and the amount you would like to borrow, to get the minimum monthly repayment and the amount of interest paid.
A Guide To Packing & Preparing Your Home For Removalists
AdviceWhen you’re moving house, you want to know that the job is in good hands. Finding a reliable Removalist can be hard – and that’s only half the battle. Once you’ve settled on a reputable company, don’t expect them to magically whisk away your stuff. The list of things to do in preparation for moving […]
5 expert advisors who can help first time investors
AdviceGetting into the property market can be a daunting task for first-time investors. There are many things that you need to consider when trying to maximise the return on your investment. Doing your research will go a long way towards preparing you for investing, but it can also be very helpful to get the services […]
AdviceCheck out the exact amount remaining on your loan at any given year
Are you an investor or trader?
AdviceWe hear about the “property investor” all the time, but have you heard of the elusive “property trader” ? Many people often proclaim themselves to be investors, though seldom do they say they are trading in properties. Sometimes known as a property speculator, a person who trades in property is one who tries to […]
What Can I Afford To Borrow?
AdviceUsing what you are currently spending on rent and other surplus cash, your borrowing amount is based on what you can physically afford to pay towards a loan.
Beginner’s Guide to Investing
AdviceBuying an investment property can be an overwhelming decision. To help you navigate the investment process, this guide has been developed to provide you with everything you need when starting out in property investment. With the help of various tips and checklists, this useful guide will help you to secure the right investment property.
AdviceWhat makes a good suburb great? Finding your dream home should go further than looking for the property itself. If you’re house hunting, you need the insider’s scoop. What are the locals’ favourite cafes? Where can I walk my dog? What’s the history of the area? Find out for yourself by checking out the realestateVIEW.com.au […]
What to expect when your home hits the market
AdviceBy the time your property is officially on the market, you will already have a Contract of Sale and a Vendor Statement prepared and have talked through the marketing process and your desired price with your real estate agent. At the beginning of the campaign you have most of the advantages. With more prospective purchasers […]
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