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The ‘Cooling Off’ Period – What You Need to Know

So you’ve found the perfect property through a listing with a company like RealestateVIEW.com.au, and have signed on the dotted line. You’re looking for a good lawyer such as Mahons.com.au in Melbourne or Caputolawyers.com.au in Sydney, and then you’re told your cooling off period will be void if you seek advice from a lawyer. So what is a “cooling off period” and what are the rights of the purchaser?
Cooling Off period: The exclusions
Generally speaking, a purchaser of real estate in Victoria has three days to “cool off” before the contract …

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[19 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Home Owner Associations and the Benefits of Co-ops

Many communities and neighborhoods across the country are managed by home owners associations, or a HOA. A HOA is a community within a municipality that controls property that is bought or rented by consumers. The homeowners or renters within those HOA communities will pay extra fees per month to the HOA. Those fees help the HOA with their administrative costs, the maintenance of all of the properties and the grounds, and several amenities, like gyms, parks, snow removal, garbage service, and on-call maintenance.
One of the best examples of this is …

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[23 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Start Protecting Your Home And Assets From Theft Today

No one wants to come home after a long day at work or after a relaxing vacation and find his or her home vandalized and burglarized. Thankfully, there are things you can do to protect your belongings and family, and it starts with a few common sense tips and installing and maintaining a home security system.
Motion Sensor Lights
One of the easiest and fastest home security upgrades is to install motion sensor lights in place of outdoor porch and patio lights. The sensor activates and turns on the light whenever someone …

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[8 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Mortgage Options

Are you trying to buy a house but not sure how to make the purchase? Have you explored all of your options only to come up with no ideas? You can learn more about mortgages with embrace home loans and other online companies. When looking at a home mortgage company, you need to consider the interest rates. Some companies have low rates that are set for the length of the home, and there are some that are considered balloon rates that will change over time.
A fixed rate mortgage is ideal …

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[21 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Home Remodeling: When Is The Right Time To Start?

For those homeowners who might be considering an extensive remodel or renovation, several factors may contribute to the decision. Regardless of the reason for deciding to add on to an existing home, a carefully planned and executed project will result in more room for growing families, families with an eye on value, and couples who are looking forward to a comfortable retirement.
A Fundamental Need To Grow 
Many homeowners will choose to remodel or build an addition based on pure necessity. When growing families begin to compete for living space, even the …

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[10 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Know the Difference: Realtors, Real Estate Agents and Brokers

Real estate agents, real estate brokers, and realtors. What’s the difference? They all sell property, right? They’re all collecting commissions, and they all know how to negotiate deals. Why bother learning what the difference is? It’s sort of like a red house vs a blue house. They’re both houses, right? Not so fast. There are actually some key differences between all three of these designations. Knowing them might mean the difference between selling your home and keeping it for another year.
What An Agent Does
An agent is a real estate professional …

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[12 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | ]
6 Tips for Finding Your Dream Home

Ready to move out of your too-small apartment? Or maybe you have a baby on the way and you’re looking to move to a nice suburban neighborhood? Whatever your reasons for considering fresh real estate, you’re probably already aware of the difficulties involved in finding and purchasing a new home. The good news is that these six tips can help streamline the process.
1: Understand The Market
As soon as you know you’ll be buying a house, start following real estate companies, subscribing to their newsletters and keeping an eye on industry …

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Australian Property Market Sees Upswing and Price Increases

At the end of this year’s first trimester, the situation of the national real estate market seemed to present a more positive outlook than most experts, buyers, and sellers would have imagined. The more enthusiastic of them even touted words such as “boom” to describe the increase in housing prices, in the clearance rates at auctions, and, most importantly, in the levels of consumer confidence. While it would be overly optimistic do describe this mild, yet uplifting increase in overall market levels as a boom, it does indicate that 2013 …