Imagine that your dream home is up for sale and you can’t live without it. The only problem is that your current home isn’t even on the market, never mind sold. But don’t lose hope. Bridging finance can be the answer to your property aspirations, provided you meet certain criteria.
Buyers are being warned not to succumb to temptation and borrow beyond their means. It’s important they are wary of overextending themselves financially because the responsibility is effectively shifting from lenders to borrowers.
Expectations have drastically changed, resulting in conditions that were favourable to buyers but now are equally rewarding for vendors. Careful research and advice from industry experts culminate in the top 10 qualities that Australian and New Zealand home buyers are looking for in 2021.
Whether you’re bidding for a prized piece of real estate or rare work of art, auction results — on the surface — can be a triumph or travesty. The outcome should always depend on the financial discrepancy, rather than an emotional attachment. But how do you navigate the adrenaline-charged auction environment without overpaying, overplaying or missing out?
Dreaming of a chateau in the south of France, coastal villa in Italy or even a hideaway in neighbouring New Zealand? Investing in foreign property often evokes dream-like scenarios, but the reality can vary markedly from idyllic visions.
Widely regarded as a contractual reprieve or biding of time while property inspections take place, the cooling-off period is a short timeline in which the buyer can change their mind about a non-auction home purchase.
The COVID pandemic has dramatically altered the real estate industry, from lifestyle aims to the way properties are bought and sold.
Record highs for Sydney property values are great news for the real estate industry but challenging for potential buyers.
Housing in regional markets may have outperformed their city cousins in annual price rises for the first time since 2004, but results in the prestige market are also helping restore confidence.
Investing in property for the first time can feel daunting. If you make the right choice, your investment property can provide you with a second income stream for life. Poor decisions, on the other hand, might see you taking on overheads that you can’t manage without stress. Before you sign on the dotted line, here are four tips to help you make the right choice.