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What are Conveyancing Searches & Do I Need Them?

Most people buying or selling property know they need a conveyancer, but if you ask the average punter what a conveyancer does, you’ll be hard-pressed to get an answer. A conveyancer’s main responsibility, other than drafting sales contracts, is to conduct...

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The One Expense Home Buyers Always Forget…

 Even though it is one of the biggest ongoing costs homeowners have to deal with, electricity usage isn’t really something that most home buyers think about while researching properties.Fortunately, you don’t have to be a master electrician to tell the difference...

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Landlords: Here’s What You Can’t Do in Queensland

If you’re a first-time landlord, chances are you don’t know the kind of liabilities that renting out a property can expose you to. After all, there’s no crash course on how to avoid litigation, and the government doesn’t supply investors with a pamphlet that explains...

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3 Risks First-Time Land Buyers Must Know About

As Queensland property prices remain high, building on a block of land a little out of town is fast becoming a very appealing option for first-time buyers. And, with the first homeowners grant available to those building new structures, constructing your own home has...

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3 Conveyancing Questions Every Buyer Always Asks

If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, then you’re familiar with how complicated and deadline-driven the process can be. In this blog, we tackle the questions you might be too busy or too embarrassed to ask your conveyancing solicitor. Q: Why does returning your...

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3 Ways to Break into the Property Market

With Brisbane’s median house price at $670,000, the thought of housing affordability is an issue that first-time buyers simply cannot ignore. Fortunately, however, there are ways to secure your next home for less than you might imagine (and no, we're not suggesting...

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What To Ask Before Buying An Off-The-Plan Home

There are many reasons you might be tempted to purchase a house before it has been constructed. When you buy “off-the-plan” you generally only need a 10% deposit (instead of the standard 20%), you’ll probably be eligible for the first home owners grant (if you plan to...

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Should I Buy a House with My Best Friend?

Almost one in five Australians say they would consider buying a house with a friend or family member (according to CoreLogic)! While many of us baulk at the idea of being legally bound to someone other than our spouse, others see this type of an investment as a...

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