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ADVICE - SELLING

IT IS WORTH USING AN AGENT TO SELL YOUR HOME?

To reduce costs, some homeowners may be thinking about listing their property themselves, rather than making use of a real estate professional. On surface value, this may seem to be an excellent way to cut down on expenses during the homes sales proc... Read more

WHAT TO AVOID WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

It is good to be able to learn from your mistakes, but it is far better and less costly to learn from other people’s mistakes so you can avoid them altogether. When it comes to major financial decisions, such as placing your home on the market,... Read more

BUY OR SELL, WHAT’S THE RIGHT ORDER?

The answer to whether homeowners should look to buy first and sell their current property later, or sell before looking at other homes will largely depend on their circumstances and unique situation. There are a few aspects that first need to be cons... Read more

DEALING WITH DEFECTS

Patent and latent defects The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) was introduced to protect consumers engaged in commercial transactions with businesses to avoid the consumer being treated unfairly. Unless you are purchasing a home from a developer or s... Read more

SELLERS: DECIDING BETWEEN MULTIPLE OFFERS

When you receive more than one offer on your home, how do you decide between them? While it might be tempting to accept the offer with the highest monetary value, it is essential to assess each of the offers based on its own merits. At first glanc... Read more

AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE

Once you have narrowed down the search and found the ideal home, the next step is to put pen to paper and make an offer to purchase. While this may seem overwhelming at first, there are a few simple guidelines that will make it a far less daunting ex... Read more

THE LOWDOWN ON DOWNSIZING

The kids have flown the nest, and you no longer need a large high maintenance property – maybe it’s time to downscale? For some, this could be a tough choice to make, especially if they have lived in the home for many years and seen their... Read more

ENSURE YOUR HOME’S VALUE

According to research most homebuyers only take a few minutes to decide whether or not they like a property. Often there are certain factors that influence buyers’ decisions of a home before they have even walked through the front door. Most... Read more

WHAT GOES AND WHAT STAYS?

It is not out of the ordinary for a homeowner to install an item that they intend taking with them if they sell the property. Even if the item would traditionally be regarded as a fixture, the seller is within their right to take the item, as long as... Read more