Category Archives: Property Tips

Should you consider buying a renovator?

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 16th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

Many potential buyers will be hitting the pavement this spring selling season and wondering if they should choose a run-down property so they can afford to buy in a more desirable suburb. Purchasing a property that requires a little bit of work can be a great way to save some money, but there are a […]

Buying a home? How to get the edge over your competition

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 9th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

Spring is one of the busiest times of the year for the property market and this year looks likely to be no exception. A lot of first-home buyers are set to return to the property market this spring, enticed by incentives such as reduced stamp duty and government grants. But while this year should prove […]

Get ready for spring selling

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 7th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

The frenzied spring selling season is just around the corner and if you want to get in before the competition heats up you need to start preparing your property now. So what do you need to do to get your property ready? Paint Get out the paintbrushes if it’s been at least 2 years since […]

How to transform a property with paint

Posted by Living in Fairfield on August 2nd, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

There are several ways to spruce up a home before selling and one of the most popular is to add a fresh coat of paint. Painting a home can make it look fresh and modern, and best of all it can add serious property value too. While paintwork can look good for a number of […]

To fix or not to fix your home loan

Posted by Living in Fairfield on July 26th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

The official cash rate may be on hold for now, but as predictions loom of imminent rate hikes and as lenders continue to push up their rates independently of the RBA, many are wondering if now is the time to lock in their rate. Reasons to fix Obviously, the main reason that people fix their […]

How to walk away a winner on auction day

Posted by Living in Fairfield on July 24th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

Buying a property at auction can be an extremely daunting experience for the uninitiated. Everyone who registers is hoping to walk away with a great property, however there can only be one winning bidder on the day. So what can you do to help improve your chances of getting a property, while ensuring that you […]

Can infrastructure improvements boost property prices?

Posted by Living in Fairfield on July 12th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

When considering a new property purchase it can pay to consider the prospect of new local infrastructure projects. Major infrastructure upgrades can provide massive improvements to a local economy. Depending on the type of upgrade, it could create new jobs, provide benefits to local businesses and the community, plus help add to the overall appeal […]

How to prepare for higher interest rates

Posted by Living in Fairfield on July 10th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the official cash rate on hold for the tenth time last Tuesday. Interest rates haven’t moved since a 25 basis point cut in August last year, however many experts agree that we could start to see them go up very soon. Ex-RBA board member John Edwards has used […]

10 quick and easy improvements to get your home sales ready

Posted by Living in Fairfield on July 5th, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

Looking to give your home a makeover before putting it on the property market? The better a property looks while it’s on the market, the more buyers it will attract – which equals a higher sales price! The key to sprucing up your home is to concentrate on the areas that will give you the […]

5 tax time tips for property investors

Posted by Living in Fairfield on June 21st, 2017 in Property Tips | No Comments

Tax time is almost upon us again and while tax time isn’t a very popular time of year for many property investors, it does pay to get organised early. Those who get their items organised early are more likely to maximise their return and make the most of their investment. A few things to organise […]

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