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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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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New season, New property?

With autumn having just arrived, the weather is starting to change and get a little cooler. This season makes for a perfect time for inspecting those potential property purchases. So to be prepared, here are some handy tips to consider when inspecting a new property: The average length of a property inspection is about 30 minutes. If you are serious about purchasing the property, ensure you look at the property more than once &/or make a time for a private inspection. Ensure you not only inspect the property and the street to which it...

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Thinking of selling your home this winter?

Thinking of selling your home this winter?

There are some real advantages to selling your home in the winter months including less competition from other sellers who often choose to wait until the busy spring selling season to list their home, which can result in stronger demand from buyers. Another positive is to showcase the warmth and cosiness of your home, enticing buyers to fall in love with your property.  The following ideas will help you maximise the appeal of your home to buyers if you are looking to sell your home this winter: Create curb appeal and a lasting first...

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