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The pros and cons of buying an off-the-plan property

Buying off-the-plan can be a very tempting prospect. You get a brand new property to call home without the maintenance and repair worries that older properties bring. But while there…

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The pros and cons of DIY conveyancing

When you buy an off-the-plan property, there are two approaches you can take to conveyancing – you can do it yourself or you can outsource the job to an expert….

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Why conveyancing is a lot more complicated than you think

It’s time to buy or sell your home, but the costs are adding up fast. There’s stamp duty, lender’s fees, conveyancing fees, and any other professional’s fees such as real…

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How to tell the difference between a good conveyancer and a bad one

When you’re buying or selling a home, it pays to have a good conveyancer on your team to guide you through the legal process. They’ll make what can be a…

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How Do Bank Loans Work for Off-The-Plan Property?

Obtaining a home loan for an off-the-plan property operates a bit differently to the purchase of a traditional property. Although you are buying a property that has not been constructed…

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Is buying off the plan a good idea? Three things to consider

Buying off the plan can have plenty of pluses but is it the right option for you? We weigh up the pros and cons and whether buying off the plan…

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When do I pay stamp duty for an off the plan property?

If you are buying a property before any building works have finished, this means you are buying an “off the plan” property. If you are buying off the plan, you…

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Complex tax rules on sales

The Goods and Services Tax or GST as it is more commonly known may in some circumstances be levied on the sale and purchase of property. The rules that govern…

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Micro’s massive impact

An emerging worldwide trend of which Melbourne appears to be at the forefront is that of the ‘micro apartment’ or as it known in the Unites States, ‘aPodments’, and ‘micro…

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Dealing with neighbourly noise

Loud music, late night parties, deafening machinery and noisy air-conditioning units or pool equipment are all examples of what may be noise pollution. Noise pollution is one of the single…