Are you looking to buy a property in our local area this summer?

Are you looking to buy a property in our local area this summer?

The appeal of buying a property in summer is easy with gardens in full bloom, sun and light streaming through homes, plus those homes with great outdoor areas and pools are extra enticing for buyers in this season.   Following the busy spring selling season, traditionally, summer and the Christmas and New Year period is a time when the real estate industry slows down, however the team at Professionals have found over the past few years and in this current market, that there is no real slow down in listings and sales.   Often summer...

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Find your dream property this spring

We love this time of year in our local area as the weather warms, the gardens come to life and the parks are full of kids enjoying the sunshine. Spring is also always a great time for buyers and sellers alike as it is one of the most popular times of the year for property sales.   Here are some tips to consider if you want to find your new home this spring:   Get your pre-approved finance sorted. It’s great timing for new buyers as over 400 home loan products have recently had their rates slashed by 0.93%. Make sure you...

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Getting your home ready for a spring sale

Getting your home ready for a spring sale

If these unusually warm winter days are getting you thinking about a spring sale, then now is the time to get your home prepared and ready to sell come September.   The spring selling season is the most popular time of the year to sell as the weather warms up, gardens come into bloom and buyers are looking to find and move into their dream home before summer.   Here are some tips on how to get your home ready for a spring sale:   De clutter: Start your packing early and focus on creating an easy, clean looking home by reducing...

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First Home Buyers

First Home Buyers

The NSW Government’s First Home Buyer incentives have now come into effect from 1 July 2017. Here are some of the ways in which you can benefit if you are searching for your first home:   – No stamp duty on ALL homes (new and existing) up to $650,000   – Stamp duty relief for ALL homes up to $800,000   – $10,000 grant for purchasers of new homes up to $600,000 There are a number of fantastic entry level homes available in our local area which is great news for first home buyers who want to find their first home...

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Tips for First Home Buyers

The NSW Government has recently announced stamp duty has been abolished for first home owners for properties up to $650,000 and with discounts on properties up to $800,000 from 1 July.   Here are some tips for first home buyers looking to get into the market:   Save, save, save: Focus on saving as big a deposit as possible which will reduce your mortgage and will provide equity.   Fixed or Variable: Take the time to research which type of loan will suit your needs. With the current cash rate sitting at 1.5% since August, it is...

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How to present your home ready for sale

How to present your home ready for sale

Once you have made the decision to sell your home, it is important to get your home ready for those all-important inspections! You need your property to look presentable and be remembered for its clean and tidy presentation.   First impressions are important, so follow some of these handy tips to get you started and get your property ready for sale.   Outside presentation: No doubt your buyer will do a drive by of your house before inspection day. It’s important to have a clean, tidy house and yard every day. Ensure your pathways...

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