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How to find the best real estate agent for you

While everyone approaches the sale of a home differently, there are some key things you should look for when choosing an agent to list your property with.

Here are our six top tips on choosing a real estate agent.

1. Do your research
You should look for an agent with a history of strong results in your suburb. Metrics like average days on market or auction clearance rates are incredibly important when selecting … Read the full post »

What makes a good investment property?

Working out if a property will make a good investment is undoubtedly complicated, but experts say it rests on three simple things; rental yield, capital growth potential and underlying demand.

What is the rental yield?

Rental yield is a key metric for any property investor and is often referenced by agents and vendors. The higher the yield, naturally, the better.

A property’s gross rental yield is calculated by taking the annual rental income, … Read the full post »

Attention First Home Buyers! Free Money!

Now that we have your attention… If you have recently purchased your first home or are looking to get into the market, then you may be eligible for a 50% discount on your stamp duty costs. Of course, there are a number of eligibility criteria, for example; the property purchased must be under $400,000 and settle between February 7, 2018 and February 6, 2019. You must also be at least … Read the full post »

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Seasol is a Launceston based company?

In the very beginning, Seasol used bulk kelp that had washed ashore on King Island, an island situated off the north west coast of Tasmania, to produce their plant health tonic and soil conditioner. Local farmers and commercial growers in the area were the first to see an increase in both the quality and growth of their crops. Initially this was … Read the full post »

Unpacking after moving house: A survival guide

Anyone who’s packed up and moved to an entirely new home knows that, more often than not, things don’t always run smoothly.

Whether your furniture is damaged in the process, boxes of precious trinkets end up lost, or you suffer an injury while packing (lift with your knees, not your back!), there’s a whole host of things that can go wrong in a move.

Here, Jo Carmichael, professional organiser and founder of … Read the full post »

Buying a home that is “winter warm”

One of the most critical factors when buying a home is making sure it’s going to be as warm and welcoming in winter as it is cool and inviting in summer and spring. And there is no better time to do it than deep in winter. One vital area to ensure a warmer home is its aspect or orientation.
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The brightest, … Read the full post »

Tasmanian agents battle the best at national awards

Will Tasmanian agents snag an award or two at tonight’s national Real Estate Business showcase in Sydney?

A dozen Tasmanian real estate industry professionals will represent the state tonight against the best in the nation at the Real Estate Business Awards.

The annual black-tie event will be held at The Star in Sydney.

Now in its sixth year, the REB Awards reflects the “tenacity and resilience” of Australia’s leading real estate operators and … Read the full post »

Five steps to preparing and cleaning your home for a fast sale

They say that selling a home is one of the most stressful events you can go through. There’s a million things to do and the list only grows longer. A clean, well presented home makes all the difference and you don’t need to hire a professional. Simply follow the steps below and you’ll be well on your way to a fast sale.

Step 1. Declutter

Clutter makes people feel uncomfortable, even if … Read the full post »

Affordable Home Renovations

Renovating the whole house can be expensive, but making small changes over time can enhance the look and feel of any home without breaking the bank. From knocking down a wall to giving your home a fresh coat of paint, these are the affordable upgrades that will get you the best return on your investment.

Update key areas with paint
A fresh coat of paint is one of the quickest, cheapest and … Read the full post »

What time of year should you sell your house?

It’s a question contemplated by thousands of Australian home owners each year; when is the definitive ‘right’ time to sell?

According to one property expert, Amanda Jones from Hodges Sandringham in Melbourne, the answer is more complicated than defaulting to the conventional idea that “spring is best.”

Jones says the right time to sell is when the vendor and property is ready. “And this is very individual, based on each vendors’ circumstance,” … Read the full post »

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