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Buyer’s Biggest Mistakes

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Buying property is the most expensive purchase that most people will make. This is drummed into people’s heads all the time. However many are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, often without carrying out some basic precautions. Especially with the advent of some clever marketing tactics by sales agents.

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Buying Conditions Improving

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APRA’s proposed relaxation of the home loan lending rules will help property buyers even more than today’s interest rate cut, says Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA) president Rich Harvey. Last month the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) recommended a relaxation of the benchmark rate of 7 per cent to assess a borrower’s capacity to […]

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Beware – Free Property Buying Services

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Another email hit my inbox today offering free property buying services. It’s the second message I’ve seen lately from a sales agency and it’s quite alarming. Let’s have a look at it below. No question, buying a home can be a difficult undertaking.  From figuring out what you can afford and finding the ideal property with […]

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Number One Fear Buyers Have Buying at Auction

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A survey of Australia’s peak body of professional buyer’s agents has revealed the biggest fear buyers have buying at auction. The survey by the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA), showed 60 per cent of respondents cited “overpaying” as the number one hurdle buyers face at an auction. The survey also revealed the […]

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Buying in Newcastle May Update

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I’ve lost count of the number of new business enquiries I have had from people from outside of Newcastle looking to capitalise on the benefits our region has to offer. Some are looking to relocate and some are looking to invest. Some are looking to invest then relocate when they find suitable work others to […]

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Why Newcastle?

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Newcastle has had a huge amount of interest in recent weeks with the announcement of the closure of the heavy rail line into the city. So what does this mean for the city? Firstly the construction alone is set to bring in $550 million dollars of investment into the CBD. This will trigger the CBD […]

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How to Buy a Property

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The New Year has arrived, The Lunar New Year has passed and now the kids are back at school its time to contact your Newcastle Buyers Agent to help you secure your next home or investment while you’re busy getting on with your life. Don’t let another year pass by without buying a property, take […]

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Do You Want a Taxi Driver or a Professional?

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Recently travelling to Sydney for my first Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA)  networking event in Paddington, I had to catch a couple of cabs to get around. I am sure many of you would have had similar experiences where you got into the cab, told the cab driver the destination you are wanting to head […]

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How Much Does a Buyers Agent Cost

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When making the biggest investment of your life, an average of $500,000 in the Newcastle Real Estate market, every dollar counts. In NSW, stamp duty makes up the largest cost when purchasing a property. On a $500,000 purchase, stamp duty adds $17,990 and should it be the wrong decision, it gets even more expensive when […]

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Positively Geared Investment – Student Accommodation

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Student accommodation in Newcastle has often been in short supply for students and in high demand by investors for its higher returns, often giving the investor a positively geared investment. However with the new student accommodation buildings at the University of Newcastle Callaghan campus now completed this has changed the dynamic somewhat. While some would argue […]

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Newcastle Real Estate Blog

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Hope your heads aren’t too sore from the Australia Day long weekend? I know I wasn’t the only one disappointed by the abysmal weather. On the topic of cooling, has the heat dropped on the Newcastle Real Estate market? In my opinion I believe things have cooled somewhat. It is fairly common for this time […]

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