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Best opportunity in years for first home buyers

Wednesday 10 August 2016

It’s the best first home buyers’ market in Australia for many years and young people should take advantage of it, says First National Real Estate chief executive, Ray Ellis.

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Helpful hints in eradicating mould in your home

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Spores are small, often incognito little gremlins that can grow from one to many in a very short amount of time. They can remain invisible for months or even years, but if they are left alone, they can slowly take over your house and effect your family's health.
So, what should you do when you buy a home and need to identify where evil little spores are lurking?
Energy-efficiency expert and scientist Jenny Edwards from Light House Architecture and Science has discovered some mould precautions tips specifically for Canberra.

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Small home decor ideas that can have big results for renters

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Owning a home is a dream for many, but may take a while before you can buy a home. If you are going to be renting for the next couple of years, you can still create a homely feel. Here are some inexpensive ways to make your house feel like a home.

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7 tips to make a home buyer instantly fall in love

Tuesday 9 August 2016

If there’s an art to presentation when selling your home, how can you make sure you’re presenting a Matisse, and not Edvard Munch’s The Scream?

Everybody has a different idea of what makes a buyer fall instantly in love, but should you really be baking bread? Does there really need to be the aroma of coffee wafting through the hallway? And would these things really make you fall under some sort of buyers’ spell anyway?

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Does renting investment apartments furnished increase profits?

Friday 29 July 2016

When an investor first decides to put their property up for rent, often they will weigh up whether it is better to rent the property unfurnished or furnished.

 

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Should negative gearing remain?

Monday 25 July 2016

In Australia, there’s plenty of political debate about negative gearing - whether it should stay or go, whether it should be restricted to new property, and whether the capital gains tax concession associated with negatively geared properties should be reduced. So what is negative gearing? Is it a form of tax avoidance or really just a perk for the wealthy?

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Keep on the right side of the law with rental property

Friday 22 July 2016

It's important to be aware of your tax obligations if you have rental properties, otherwise you could find yourself with a hefty bill, says First National Real Estate chief executive, Ray Ellis.

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Real estate conference an opportunity to share views

Thursday 14 July 2016

First National chief executive Ray Ellis was in Tamworth recently, as the agency mustered regional members from across the nation to discuss issues facing the industry.

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Unfurnished versus Furnished properties and Depreciation

Friday 8 July 2016

When an investor first decides to put their property up for rent, often they will weigh up whether it is better to rent the property unfurnished or furnished.

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Understand low-value pooling

Thursday 7 July 2016

A tool used to increase wealth and maximise property deductions.

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