Body Corporate Function: How a good Management Partner Can Enhance Effectiveness

Real Estate Blog

If you own a house or an apartment in a unit titled property, you automatically belong to a body corporate. A body corporate is made up of made up of individual unit owners of property within a unit titled property. The members are charged with the management, maintenance and liability of the common amenities shared by everybody within these properties. These can be amenities such as swimming pools, playgrounds, parks or even car parking lots.

7 December 2015

Buyer's Agent | 3 Easy Strategies To Negotiate Commissions With Your Buyer's Agent


When you decide to buy a real estate property, you'll stand to benefit from having a professional buyers agent handle your affairs on your behalf. You can't always rely on the seller's agent to do what's in your best interest, so you hire a buyer's agent to negotiate a property price on your behalf. You usually pay a buyer's agent to search for homes independently and impartially for you. Some buyer's agents may charge fixed rates, while others may charge a percentage of the purchase price.

17 November 2015

What You Need to Know About Building Defects in New Homes in Queensland

Real Estate Blog

One of the most exciting things about deciding to build a new home is knowing you can design the interior of your home to suit your specific needs. The main negative thought many first-time new home buyers have before entering into this type of contract is what happens if things go wrong with the home after the move in date. Unlike an existing home, defects may not be immediately apparent on move-in day.

13 October 2015

Advantages of Enlisting the Services of a Property Management Company

Real Estate Blog

Investing in income property is a lucrative business. However, once you have your property ready for occupation, what next? Some people may not want to be bothered with the hassle of dealing with tenants on a daily basis. Opting to manage your property on your own may not only prove to be arduous, but it could also take your time away from any other business ventures that you may have. The good news is that you do not have to go at it on our own.

12 October 2015

Real Estate | 3 Smart Tips If You Decide to Downsize After Retirement

Real Estate Blog

Owning a large real estate property is especially rewarding as you take care of a young family, but when you're older and retired, large homes can prove to be daunting to maintain. There's so much to consider –– house cleaning, lawn maintenance, patio maintenance, painting, plumbing and all other repair work necessary to keep the house in good working condition. Once you've retired and all your kids have moved away, a large home may simply not be necessary, especially when you're not as agile to handle the maintenance.

18 September 2015

Save Money on a Pre-Purchase Inspection With These Five Tips

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A pre-purchase inspection can save you money in the long run. It can help you negotiate a lower price for the home you are buying, and it can help you avoid costly surprise repairs in the future. However, although pre-purchase inspections are designed to help you save, they do cost money to get completed. Luckily, there are ways to save on the cost of a pre-purchase inspection. 1. Tailor the list of what is being assessed

14 September 2015

Why Hire a Property Investment Advisor?

Real Estate Blog

Owning rental property is a good way to generate an income for yourself and to see your investment dollars grow. However, simply buying a rental home or apartment complex and expecting to always earn a handsome return on that investment is not enough to really generate profits. A property investment advisor like PEB Group Pty Ltd can offer you a number of services that can ensure that you are a success with the property you buy and manage; note a few of those services here.

2 September 2015

Home Improvement Tips: How to Increase the Value of Your Home Before Selling it

Real Estate Blog

Have you been trying to sell your house but so far no deal has gone through? Well, that is perfectly normal in real estate business, but not without a good reason. One reason why that phone has not been ringing might be that you are selling the house at an undeservedly high price. A house that you bought ages ago probably can't be sold at a price that is higher than the original buying price – at least not without making some improvements to the house.

1 September 2015

Tips On How To Fully Utilize The 'Service' In Serviced Apartments

Real Estate Blog

One of the top reasons why serviced apartments are becoming so popular today lies in that one word - 'service'. You can get a lot of value from staying in a serviced apartment, like those at Adelaide Dresscircle Apartments. However, you need to know exactly what to make most of when you're in one of these accommodations. Below, find out exactly how you can take full advantage of the 'service' in your serviced apartment.

31 August 2015

Smooth Move! 5 Tips to Make Your Moving Day Less Stressful


There's no other way of saying it—moving house can be rather difficult. It's a straightforward enough process, and yet it's never as easy as it sounds. To save yourself as much stress as possible, you might want to hire a professional moving company. You will also want to follow these handy hints that will make your moving day just that much easier. 1. First Thing's First Perhaps you should first pack up the room that takes the longest.

3 June 2015