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Keep up to date with the latest news in Mudgeeraba, Tallai and Worongary.

We will provide useful tips on buy and selling your property and latest market trends in your local area.

Articles & Resources for Selling Your Home

How Much Is A View Worth?

Yes, it’s true, many buyers love a view! But how much does a view add to the value of a property? Pricing a view is not an exact science and as more and more properties are constructed in an area, the chances of finding a great view are becoming increasingly...

How Is My Home Valued

‘The property down the road is on the market for $750,000 and that property isn’t as good as mine. So my property must be worth around $900,000… do you think we could get that?’Whilst there is some logic to this argument, it may not be accurate. Firstly,...

5 No Cost Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

You decided to sell your house, and you want to sell fast. Here are five tips from property staging experts that are proven to reduce your home’s time on the market. Use Your Inner Neat Freak As recommended on the television shows, pay particular attention to common...

Sale Methods

There are a number of sale methods you can choose from when selling your home.  Your agent will take many factors into account when recommending the best method of sale for your property and circumstances. Here is a simple guide to understanding the...

Which Emotions Drive the Real Estate Market?

We know the real estate market moves in cycles, but what causes the market to go up and down? Humans are a sophisticated animal with a range of emotions that drive our decision making away from certain things or towards other things, as below.In a seller’s...

The Property Clock

When talking about property cycles, I find a lot of people are surprised to learn that prices can and do fall! However, over a ten year period or longer, property values have increased in our capital cities.   In Australia, the property cycle usually...

Seven Tips to Prepare for an Open Home

Buyers typically find a property online, then Google it to see if there are any power lines or busy roads nearby, then they will do a drive-by to check out the neighbours plus how your property looks from the road.Your opportunity has finally arrived to make a...

Articles & Resources for Buying a Home

Why is Median Price so Confusing?

What is the median price and why is it so confusing? You may have noticed that median price is often used to compare property values. When people say house prices in an area have increased or decreased, they are usually referring to changes in the median value. But...

Etiquette at Open Homes

Open Home Etiquette – A Buyer’s Guide   Looking at photos, video and floor plans of a property can be entertaining, but it’s not nearly as useful (or fun!) as walking through the real thing. We recommend that buyers attend as many open homes as possible, so they can...

Real Estate Terms Explained

Real Estate Terms Explained We know how stressful buying and selling a property can be and it doesn’t help that there is so much jargon to deal with! To make things easier we have created this index of terms you will likely come across as a buyer, seller or renter....

How to Save Thousands off Your Next Home Purchase!

There are few experiences in your life that are more stressful than buying a home. To save you time and money, here are three tips from an experienced real estate agent on how you can make a substantial saving off your next home purchase. Tip 1. Do Your Research!...

Do I Need a Solicitor When Buying a House?

When you are buying property, engaging a solicitor or conveyancer will protect you from costly mistakes. Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property from one person to another and there is a lot of your money at risk! Typically, a solicitor will have a...

12 Most Common Reasons People Move House

Growing familyAs a family grows and children need more space, a larger home is often necessary. Some people may consider extending their house as an alternative, but often it is more practical to find a new home that meets everyone’s...

7 Costly Mistakes by Home Buyers and How to Avoid Them

Find out from a mortgage broker how much you can comfortably borrow, including costs such as stamp duty and solicitor’s fees. It’s a good idea to have pre-approval before beginning your property search. Not only does pre-approval provide peace of mind, but it helps you with negotiations because the seller knows you are ready to buy.

Seller’s Market or a Buyer’s Market

When you are planning to sell your property, it is important to consider which type of market we are in because this will determine which marketing strategy you should use. The market is driven by human emotions 3 – we tend to make decisions emotionally and then justify them with logic.

Karl’s Personal Updates

Camping at Woody Head

In April we enjoyed a family camping trip to Woody Head in Bundjalung National Park, near Iluka. My family love staying at Woody Head for Easter because the weather is comfortable, the scenery is spectacular and it’s good fun catching up with friends around a...

Recent Camping Trip to Kosciuszko National Park

In January we went camping at Kosciuszko National Park. It took several days to drive along the coast and we caught up with friends along the way at Wauchope (near Port Macquarie), Glenbrook (Blue Mountains) and Yass (near Canberra). We set up camp at Tom...