1. Work Partner Series: 4 Mortgage Broker Cairns

    In our fourth work partner series installment, we cover the role of Mortgage Broker.
    The Mortgage Broker has a big part to play in the process of purchasing a property and a good one can save you significant money.

    We recently worked with Kin Fei Chan from Astute based in Cairns, North Queensland.

    Kin Fei was recommended to our buyer from a friend.

    First Home Buyer Mortgage

    We were helping a first home buyer purchase a 2 Bedroom unit in North Ryde, Sydney. Kin Fei was helpful from the start and guided the buyer through the process.

    The buyer spoke to Kin Fei first to organise the pre-approval

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  2. Work Partner Series: 3 Property Styling Sydney

    Property styling can have a huge impact on the look and feel of a property as well as how quickly it sells.

    We have been working with Jeanine Michel from The Styling House,
    based in Riverstone Sydney, for around 2 years.

    She was introduced to us by a fellow agent from another property company.

    Jeanine has a background in interior architecture which gives her a unique edge. She is able to use lighting and colour to emphasise or soften features in a property to show it at its best.

    The Styling House has a warehouse of furniture at their disposal so they are able to use different pieces to suit v

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  3. Work Partner Series: 2. Property Conveyancing Melbourne

    The second part of our Work Partner Series: Property Conveyancing.

    Property conveyancing involves the transfer of a property title from one person to another.

    This is a key part of the property buying process and either a solicitor or conveyancer can fulfill this need.

    Melbourne Property Conveyancing Partner

    Desmond Khoo from Rennick & Gaynor Solicitors has helped some of our clients who have bought property in Victoria.

    Desmond is highly knowledgeable about the legal aspects of the property industry.

    Unique Property Expertise

    He has worked for property developers as well as buyers so he

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  4. Work Partner Series: 1. Property Management Melbourne

    Property Management is one of the most important steps within the property investment lifecycle.

    It’s all about working with the right people to look after your wealth.

    Although we provide property management services in Sydney, we use partners to help us manage our client’s properties in other states.

    Melbourne Property Partner

    Beller is a Melbourne based property management company who has been working with us for over 3 Years.

    Luke Spence, from Beller, has provided us and our clients with an exceptional service.

    We have found him to be thorough, professional and transparent at all t

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  5. 14 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

    Buying a Home

    Buying a new home is a very exciting time and there are many things to consider when choosing which property to buy.

    Here we’ve put together a list of 14 things you may want to consider when buying a home.

    1. Property Location

    Property location is one of the most important points to consider.

    Transport

    Do you need to be close to public transport for work?

    If so find out how long it will take you to get to your local train station or bus stop and how long it will take you to get to where you need to be.

    What will it cost you to get to work? If you can’t take public transpo

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  6. Should I Use a Property Management Company for My Rental?

    Whether to use a property management company for your property comes down to individual circumstances.

    Factors including:

    • How busy your life is
    • Your location
    • Your experience
    • Whether you are actually willing and able to do the work yourself

    can all come into play.

    Proximity to the Property

    Are you close enough to arrange inspections, carry out regular checks on the property and respond in a timely manner to tenant requests?

    Location doesn’t have to be an issue, but it can make things a little harder if you aren’t close by or have someone to do the necessary ‘in person’ chec

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  7. Property Development Sales: Q&A with Ajay

    There are several strategies and tactics that drive sales in property development.

    In this post, I talk to Ajay Valanju about how Location Property Group helps developers to sell their product.

    How does Location Property Group add value and make sales as well as the various options a property developer may consider depending on the market.

    How Does Location Property Group Approach Property Development Sales?

    We go and look at the development project, visit the site and look at the floor plans and price to see which ones might make a good investment for our clients.

    We would then meet with the

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  8. Sydney Property Market 2018 – Tips in a Cooling Market

    One of the big talking points in the media this year is the cooling of the Sydney Property Market.

    Read on to find out why we are in the current climate and what opportunities exist for sellers, buyers, developers and agents.

    Why Has the Sydney Property Market Cooled? Why Are We Seeing a Decline?

    The ingredients for a strong property market still exists as interest rates are low and there is a supply shortage of dwellings in Sydney.

    Changes to finance rules have made it more difficult to borrow from the bank.

    This along with negative media about the marketplace has caused the drop.

    What Are th

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  9. How to Find the Right Property Manager: 5 Practical Tips

    Entrusting your property to someone else means doing thorough research and making sure that your property manager is both experienced, reliable and proactive.

    A Property Manager or Property Management Agent is there to facilitate maintenance of the property, to screen and select appropriate tenants, address tenant concerns and to assist in creating a stable rental income for the client.

    Here are our top 5 tips.

    1. Local Knowledge

    Check that the Property Manager has local knowledge, this will help when you need a guide to setting a rental price, hiring reliable local tradespeople, providing inf

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  10. St Leonards: A Sydney Suburb Guide

    St Leonards is located on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, only 3 stops on the train from Sydney CBD which makes it a very appealing suburb to live in.

    With access to excellent local amenities including the Royal North Shore Hospital and The Royal North Shore Hospital School as well as its proximity to local shopping centres in Sydney’s CBD and Chatswood, St Leonard’s is an enviable location.

    Aerial view of Longueville, Riverview, St Leonards, Sydney 2009-03-06

    Aerial view of Longueville, Riverview, St Leonards, Sydney

    By Andy (originally posted to Flickr as Sydney) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

    Parks an

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