Hidden costs of buying a home

Five hidden costs of buying a home

We are all well aware of the initial costs of buying a home, well we think we are. Often its where the money is spent that comes as a shock to first – home buyers.

It’s not over once the deposit has been saved and the winning offer made. Below are the five areas identified by experts where hidden costs are likely to exist.

Continue reading “Five hidden costs of buying a home”

Independent building inspector performing inspection

Need a property inspection? Consider these important factors first.

A building and pest inspection is a crucial step to purchasing a property. It helps inform buyers about the property’s overall condition and make the best decision out of it. However, as much as the property inspection is significant to the buyer’s decision-making process, the property inspector is as equally important to the quality of the inspection that will be done to the property. If you’re looking to get a property inspection, you must consider these important factors first when hiring an inspector. Continue reading “Need a property inspection? Consider these important factors first.”

Building Inpections Sydney

Things not covered in your inspection

A building and pest inspection is an important thing to consider before purchasing any property. It helps determine existing and potential problems in the house or building and give you an expert’s advice on the property’s overall condition.  Also, with the inspection report on hand, you will be able to negotiate the property price with cold hard facts. The pre-purchase building inspection is indeed a very helpful tool for property buyers, but bear in mind that it also has its limitations. Here are some things not covered in your inspection: Continue reading “Things not covered in your inspection”

house for sale

How a Building and Pest Inspection Can Save You Money

Making the decision to buy a home can be pretty exciting. Whether you want to get an investment property, a place closer to town, or maybe something bigger for your growing family, whatever the reason may be, it’s one of the largest and most significant purchases you can make. It’s important to think carefully about this decision. You could very well be living in it for a number of years (if not your entire life) and you have to know if it can withstand the test of time. A building and pest inspection is nothing unheard of but unfortunately, a number of people choose to forgo it. Continue reading “How a Building and Pest Inspection Can Save You Money”

Townsville property market

How to get into the Townsville property market

Record low interest rates coupled with house prices bottoming out mean there has never been a better time for first home-buyers to enter the Townsville property market. REIQ Townsville zone chairman Damian Keyes said first home buyers were often put off by well meaning but ill-informed advice to stay out of the property market. At some point you have to ignore three-quarters of that advice and just jump in.

Continue reading “How to get into the Townsville property market”

Newcastle Homes

How Do I Find the Perfect Property for Me?

No one wants to let their hard-earned dollars go down the drain by making a decision they will regret. Buying a house is likely to be one of the biggest purchases you make in life, so sitting down and thinking about what your ideal home would be is a crucial step.

Here are a couple of things to consider if you’re in the market for a new home: Continue reading “How Do I Find the Perfect Property for Me?”

Booming Suburb Nerang

Is this booming suburb near you?

The Gold Coast suburb of Nerang is shedding its down-market image with a host of new apartments in the pipeline, making it Australia’s second fastest apartment boom suburb with a 12 month increase of 39%.

Bankwest general manager broker sales Stewart Saunders said while the rest of the country was experiencing huge declines in medium density housing, Nerang was continuing a long-term trend towards apartment living. Continue reading “Is this booming suburb near you?”

Cairns Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017

Cairns Business Excellence Awards Finalist

Darren & Michelle are incredibly excited and humbled to have been nominated by their clients and peers for the Customer Service Excellence Award in the 2017 Cairns Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

This award recognises an organisation who demonstrates excellence in customer service in their industry, field and within the local Cairns community. Continue reading “Cairns Business Excellence Awards Finalist”

Coffs Harbour Aerial View

Welcome to Coffs Harbour

Home to the Big Banana, Coffs Harbour is a major coastal resort on the Northern Coast of NSW. Gorgeous beaches and World Heritage rainforest are just a few of the draw cards for this region that is beloved by backpackers, grey nomads and locals alike.

Whilst the area is popular with young families due to the abundance of activities and outdoorsy lifestyle, it definitely has an appeal with the older demographics. Continue reading “Welcome to Coffs Harbour”