Archive for the ‘Selling’ Category

Could another rate cut be on the horizon?

When the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to cut the cash rate in May, there was a collective sigh of relief – from those buying a house or apartment, at least. Housing finance has become incredibly cheap, allowing households to pay off their loans more quickly and encouraging others to make their first, crucial steps into the property … Read more »

Is it the right time to sell your home in Sydney?

If you’re on the cusp of selling your house but aren’t quite sure if it’s the right time to make the leap, then new figures from CoreLogic RP Data could give you all the incentive you need. While it’s hardly a secret that the price of a home in the New South Wales capital has continued to soar high … Read more »

What type of market is occurring in Sydney?

When on the lookout for real estate in Australia, the type of market you search within is crucial. Buyer’s markets, seller’s markets and balanced markets occur depending on the different levels of supply and demand, and can shape affordability and price rises as a consequence.

Working out where the buyer’s markets exist can aid you significantly when purchasing a property, just as … Read more »

Sydney sellers cross finish line first

When you are buying or selling property in Sydney, there are a few things to be aware of. With house prices ever-rising and investment interest soaring, it can sometimes be difficult to keep on top of the latest developments in the housing market. One important thing to keep in mind, however, is the condition of the market.

Understanding whether the property … Read more »

What is in store for Australia’s taxation framework?

Tax is a necessary cost of buying, selling or investing in property in Australia. Whether its a levy on the price of the property, or an additional charge when you take out a home loan, there are a number of taxes that need to be paid. The federal government is making some headway towards changes in the country’s tax structure however, … Read more »

Interest rates buoy Sydney prices

Being a property investor, you’re likely always on the look out for profit-making opportunities, and there are any number of avenues you can take for this purpose. If you want to improve rental yield or purchase a property for long term gain, for instance, buying an investment property requires a fair bit of forward planning and strategy. But if you fall on … Read more »

Potential housing shortage for Sydney

With construction soaring to new peaks throughout New South Wales, and Sydney’s population booming, property industry commentators have warned that a lack of supply could undermine the strength of the housing sector. The Property Council of Australia has gone one step further in this regard and forecast that Sydney could potentially see a 190,000 shortfall in houses in the next two decades.

Demand … Read more »

Sydney property listings jump in February

The number of property listings can give a good idea of selling sentiment and it looks like Sydney vendors are jumping at the opportunity to sell their property. Data from SQM research shows that the number of Sydney homes placed on the market climbed upwards in February, while listings across the country remained relatively steady from the month before.

Nationwide, the … Read more »

Interest rates put spring in the housing market’s step

The Reserve Bank’s decision to trim the official cash rate down by 25 basis points in February was met with a round of applause in February, but there were some questions surrounding their most recent move. Keeping the cash rate steady at 2.25 per cent was not roundly welcomed, with many industry commentators pointing out that mortgage holders would relish … Read more »

How should I prepare my home for an open inspection?

As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression and this is something that’s certainly worth considering when selling your home.

An open inspection is a good way of getting people through the door and showing exactly why they should buy your property, but some careful planning could be just what you need to increase … Read more »