Posts Tagged ‘First Home buyers’

The costs when buying a house

Have you been searching domain and realestate.com, looking at houses, dreaming that you could buy one?  Have you wondered where it is that you start?  What steps you need to take to make it a reality? Whilst the tools to find the house have never been better, the process of actually buying a property can be…

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First Home Saver Super Scheme

I was recently at a function where I was talking with old work colleagues. We were all lamenting the ‘if only’. If only we’d bought that terrace house (in Newtown in 1991 for $198,000) or that unit with water views (in Mosman in 1996 for $300,000). The reason that we didn’t buy those properties is not…

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Why you could use a buyer’s agent

  Welcome to our guest blogger, Kylie Frearson, Director Property Solutions 101 Have you found yourself recently at another open house viewing with at least another 20 potential buyers, all aiming for the same property? Are you getting priced out at each and every auction you’ve attended? It’s hard work when you’ve been pre-approved for a loan,…

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What’s wrong with Rydal Street New Lambton?

Everyone wants to live in New Lambton, Don’t they? (Well unless they want to live in Merewether – which seems to be where lots of people aspire to live) And why not? New Lambton has a great reputation as a place to live. Its close to everything, it has great cafes, recreational facilities, pubs, schools…

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Gateshead, the Newcastle property market gateway

It’s Friday again, where did the last week go? Today I thought we would look at a suburb in Newcastle that offers entry points to the Newcastle property market but is still within the bounds of Newcastle/Lake Macquarie areas and reasonably close to everything. Despite these highlights, Gateshead is perhaps one of the more unloved…

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Waratah – The first home buyers friend.

I have decided that each Friday I will write an article about a suburb of Newcastle and what is happening in the property market of that suburb because whilst the property market is often referred to as being one big market the reality is that every suburb is its only little market. Last week I…

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The 1st step to achieving your 2014 New Year’s Resolution

As we come to the end of one year and the beginning of another, it is the one time of year that many Australian set themselves money goals for the next year. It’s sometimes called a New Year’s resolution! Few of us stick to them generally, due to the fact that the next time we…

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Saving for a deposit can seem like climbing a mountain

I was reading twitter the other day and having a twitter conversation with @thekouk who stated “the cost of a gap year is more than a decent deposit on a house“. Well nice if you can get someone to shout you a gap year but what if you can’t. I guess the deposit will have…

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Essentials of house hunting

Its Friday afternoon and for many looking for that dream home, tomorrow will mean getting up early, having a look in the paper and heading out the door to inspect open homes. For those of you that are organised, you might already have a plan and have gotten today’s paper which lists all of the…

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