Selling a property

Many older Australians are sitting on substantial wealth to fund their downsizing purchase. They have seen the value of their homes grow 412% over the last 25 years.   Of the older homeowners who have not yet downsized, about 15 per cent have strong intentions to...

With the market stabilising and owners of large homes now selling, expect to see more stock come to market. As confidence grows, downsizers will be listing to sell and seeking quality apartments that offer lifestyle benefits in prime locations, minus the maintenance. Adrian Wilson specialises in...

I’m sure you have seen the home improvement shows that feature a green wall or a green roof.  A great idea but I can see how it could go horribly wrong. Let’s face it plants do die and could become a fire hazard let alone...

Patrick Bright says buyers who are serious about buying well at auction should base themselves at the front near the auctioneer.  I don’t know about you, I would find that a bit daunting.  We ask Patrick what that does to other bidders....

Australia and New Zealand have experienced significant natural disasters in recent years. When you’re at the whim of Mother Nature, having an appropriate level of home and contents insurance is an absolute necessity. Nevertheless, living in a hazard capital means insurance comes at an ever-increasing...

After a stormy couple of years, the sunshine appears to be breaking through for Melbourne’s property market once again.  While much of Melbourne is set to benefit from renewed confidence and a return of buyer demand, there are a handful of pockets where all of...

Negative gearing - a term you hear a lot in investor circles, but what exactly does it mean? This clever, and now widely used, investment strategy could make a huge difference to your yearly tax returns and future gains but many investors are not aware...

The growing number of families with children living in apartment complexes face challenges not only with the lack of family friendly communal spaces in some buildings but with adapting to the strata community by-laws governing resident activity.  Grant Mifsud takes a look at the challenges...

Many every-day investors are put off commercial property because they believe it’s too complex. But, with careful research and planning, it needn’t be. Andrew Crossley will dispel a few of those myths that could be holding you up....

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