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Talk Like a Property Professional

  Learn all of the property terms and mortgage jargon to make the buying process easier.  We have collected and listed some standard terms you should know when buying a property, so that you can talk the talk. You will find everyone else will use ‘property...

Types of Mortgages and Home Loans

  All you need to know about mortgages, interest rates, and home loan fees.  There are two types of mortgages available to you: fixed rate and variable. Fixed rate means you lock in a fixed interest rate for a fixed yearly term (usually there or five years)....

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Checklist for New Homeowners

  Make sure all the electrical and plumbing systems work.  Before you move in you will need to set up your power and gas accounts, but first make sure everything is in good working condition. Electrical: Look for exposed wires Are there any broken light fixtures?...

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Homebuyer’s Exterior Checklist

  Checklist for the Exterior of the Home You want to Buy  Here's a checklist of things to review on the exterior of the home you're interested in purchasing: Are there cracks in the foundation? Check stairs or steps for signs of cracking, breakage and loose...

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Homebuyer’s Interior Checklist

  Checklist of things to look at when you are buying a home Be sure to bring your checklist, and pen to make some notes about a property’s  interior features (listed below). Record important details and note anything that needs changing, repair, or special...

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The First Home Owner Grant

  First Home Grant and Finance The First Home Owner Grant scheme offsets the effect of the GST on home ownership by providing a grant to first time homeowners. It is a one-off payment to assist eligible first home owners with purchase or construction costs. The...

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A Brief Summary of the Sales Process

  Learn what happens in the sales process The following is a summary of the sales process that will take you to ownership. We suggest you speak with your broker and solicitor about each step. Buying a property is a time-locked process – you will be penalised or...

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How to Decide on the Best Property

  When deciding on the best property for you, consider this... Before putting in an offer, you should consult this list to see if the property is right for you. You should also pose as many questions as possible to the seller - and get important answers in...

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