Residential

Whether to buy or rent
Whether to buy or rent
Let’s look at whether to buy or rent and which one has really worked out better over the long term in Australia and maybe demystify the adage “Rent money is... Read more
Fred Haggar September 14, 2017
Renovating an apartment to sell
Renovating an apartment to sell
Renovating an apartment to sell has as much price-pushing power as it does in free standing homes but the process requires more forward planning. Before leaping into renovating an apartment... Read more
Fred Haggar July 4, 2017
Strata meetings
Strata meetings
When you invest in a strata property, it’s important that you are aware of the strata meetings that occur which dictate changes to the complex. Getting involved in these meetings... Read more
Fred Haggar June 1, 2017
First Home Buyers
First Home Buyers
Changes to first home buyers grants from July 2017 NEW SOUTH WALES First home buyers of new homes in NSW have a full exemption from stamp duty up to $550,000... Read more
Fred Haggar May 1, 2017
Desktop valuation
Desktop valuation
Sydney’s booming property market is not only impacting first home buyers or home makers for that matter, it is also affecting the manner in which lenders conduct their valuation for... Read more
Fred Haggar March 1, 2017
The Auction lingo
The Auction lingo
Having to bid at auction can be intimidating if not confusing when listening to the auction lingo, also known as the Auction Chant. I will only take rises of $10,000... Read more
Fred Haggar February 1, 2017
NSW land tax
NSW land tax
While NSW land tax does not form part of our guidance as a buyer’s agent when engaged by both home owners and investors, we wish to familiarise our clients with... Read more
Fred Haggar January 2, 2017
Lender’s Mortgage Insurance
Lender’s Mortgage Insurance
What you need to know about lender’s Mortgage Insurance While requirements may differ from lender to lender, in general if you have to borrow 80% or more of the value... Read more
Fred Haggar December 3, 2016
Title Deed
Title Deed
Title Deed and Lenders’ ineptness A NSW buyer (owner of a small business) was referred to us by her accountant with the intention to buy two investment properties. As per... Read more
Fred Haggar November 1, 2016