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Buying my first home Part TWO

Missed Part One? Click here So you're ready to get serious. Talk to the agent of the property you are interested in and tell them you want to make an offer, subject to your due diligence. Your due diligence is anything at all that YOU need…
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Buying my first home PART ONE

I’ve recently spent time with my 20- something nieces and nephews and realised they know little about how to go about buying their first house. So, if you are 20-something (or 30-something or even 40-something!) and have a vague idea about…
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Help! I want to sell my home and don’t know how to start...

One of the most stressful things we do in our lives is to sell the family home.  It affects so many core parts of our world. ♦Financial (“will I get enough money?”) ♦Physical (“I have to get it ready and how do I ever start?”) ♦Legal…
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Bad Bathrooms and other You-have-got-to-be-kidding-me real estate photos.

Sometimes the competition makes me look amazing because they are so bad. Its no surprise that good photographs are the first step to attracting quality buyers to a property. Get the light right.  Move the furniture around a little.  Get…
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Stories from the trenches: real estate is not for the faint hearted

I totally understand that real estate agents have a bad reputation historically all over the world, not just in Terrigal or North Avoca.  I’m not so sure I understand it but certainly there has been room for improvement over the years. Hopefully…
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7 minimums of standard you should expect from your real estate agent

What is fair and reasonable when you are weighing up expectations for your real estate agent? I mean we all make assumptions of our phone company ( Get good reception... Not have to wait on hold for twenty minutes) and of our schools…
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Tips for buyers

Don't feel that the agent is your enemy.  We don't get paid unless you are a happy buyer so even though legally we work for the vendors, a good agent will make sure the buyer is well taken care of. Make the agent your friend.  If you like…