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3 Quick Ways To Maximise Your Rental Return

By Albion Avenue May 23, 2017

As a landlord, there are certain circumstances you need to be aware of where you can and can’t increase the rent of a property. The consequences of not knowing what your obligations are can be very costly for property investors. If you know what you…


Things To Consider When Downsizing Your Home

By Albion Avenue March 10, 2017

Anything to do with buying or selling a home where that homes intended purpose is your principal place of residence is fraught with emotion and stress as well as financial and other risks. People often make mistakes when downsizing their principle place of residence, but…


Buying a property isn’t easy. To do it properly requires a great deal of time, knowledge and planning. In fact, a client who came to me after unsuccessfully trying to buy a home on her own in the very competitive Sydney northern beaches market described…


Is It Worth Getting a Pest and Building Report?

By Albion Avenue November 4, 2016

When the cost of buying a property is significant enough it begs the question: why spend more money than you need to? But perhaps the better question to ask is: can you afford to deal with hidden problems down the track? I often have a…


Should You Make an Offer Before Auction?

By Albion Avenue October 21, 2016

Sometimes when a property is advertised for sale by auction it doesn’t end up selling that way. There are a variety of reasons for why that is, but as a potential buyer it is important that you know how you can take control of an…


Buying Property In Sydney – A Guide For Expats

By Albion Avenue August 13, 2016

It goes without saying that buying real estate, especially in a global city like Sydney, is not a simple straightforward process. There are so many things to organise and be aware of as a property buyer and equally as many things can go wrong as…


Buying a property at auction can be a highly stressful experience for would be property buyers who are not familiar with the process. In some cases, the thought of having to bid at auction is so overwhelming a prospective purchaser will outsource the task. Given…


Traits of a Great Mortgage Broker

By Albion Avenue May 21, 2016

Over the years I have been lucky enough not only to work with mortgage brokers but also realise the dream of home ownership by personally enlisting their services. The following are a couple of key traits that I have discovered that set great mortgage brokers…


Often when prospective property buyers are dealing with real estate selling agents they tend to keep their cards pretty close to their chest. Unfortunately if you are a genuine buyer this could prove to be one of the biggest mistakes you will make. By no…


Picking the Right Time to Sell Your Home

By Albion Avenue February 22, 2016

Property and people go hand in hand. But together doesn’t necessarily mean forever. So it’s not surprising that as people go through different stages of their lives that a property that once suited their needs no longer does and the time comes to move on.…


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