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June 13, 2019

THE BEST WAY TO MARKET YOUR PROPERTY IS LOCALLY

Experienced vendors usually know exactly what kind of advertising they want for their property while others, especially those who have never sold a property...

May 30, 2019

YOUR HOME, OWN IT

Bureau of Statistics figures confirm that about two thirds of Australians own their homes. “Home ownership is popular for all sorts of reasons,” Bellarine Property...

May 16, 2019

WOULD YOUR AGENT GET AN “A” FOR COMMUNICATION?

Most vendors evaluate estate agents according to one fundamental criterion – did the property sell or didn’t it? “It’s everybody’s dream to get a quick...

May 2, 2019

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT HOUSE?

Real estate agents are often asked why certain houses stay on the market for months and years while others, seemingly comparable, are sold within...

April 18, 2019

What do the locals say?

Many vendors say they find it hard to decide which agent to use to sell their home. “Choosing an agent is not very different from...

April 4, 2019

Think long-term when renting out

Most investors agree that successful ownership of residential rental property is all about maximising long-term net income. “Novice investors and property managers often simplify what...

March 21, 2019

Keep adding to your portfolio

One of the main reasons that residential property investors sell their properties is that they are impatient to see the fruits of their investment. “Sometimes...

February 21, 2019

Vendors talk, purchasers walk

SOME vendors prefer to be absent while purchasers inspect their property while others feel they want to stay and contribute. “Some stay because they think...

February 7, 2019

Vacancy rate know-how

Real estate buffs use the term “vacancy rate” with knowledgeable flair when talking about rental trends. “But closer analysis reveals that many people do not...

January 10, 2019

Dead dollar rent

Some people argue that renting a home is a better financial proposition than buying one. “They say that renting leaves more disposable income,” Bellarine Property...

December 13, 2018

The charisma factor

Buyers and sellers alike wonder why apparently similar houses sell for different prices. “Two houses of equal size and condition in the same street can...

November 15, 2018

RENTAL REFERENCE know-how

Everybody knows how to check a tenant’s references. Don’t they? After all, secure tenancy forms the foundation of successful investment. “In fact, it’s often a case...

November 1, 2018

Real estate’s boring but it gets results

On a scale of one to 10, residential real estate scores below average for thrills. “If you want an investment that keeps the adrenaline running,...

October 18, 2018

Purchasers are born to look around

How many purchasers buy the first property they see? Ask most agents and they will tell you it rarely happens. Most purchasers stay on...

October 3, 2018

Purchasers say “no hype”

Many vendors think that successful agents use aggressive or “pushy” selling techniques. They believe that an agent who uses such techniques will sell their property...

September 19, 2018

PROPERTY INVESTMENT: the plain sailing guide

Investors who insist on the highest rent the market will bear often end up with a greater level of vacancy once tenants have time...

September 5, 2018

The Midas touch of the median

THERE is a lot of talk that location is usually considered to be the ultimate success criterion of real estate purchase, according to Bellarine...

August 22, 2018

Working out market value

THE purchase of real estate usually has two key components; one is emotional, the other financial. “Most home buyers (as opposed to investors) want to...

August 8, 2018

Investing without megabucks

MYTH has it that property investment is only possible for those on high incomes. The community stereotype of the investor is such that most of...

July 25, 2018

Agents are vendors’ employees

WOULDN’T you like to know that your selling agent is likely to be conscientious, efficient, professional, enthusiastic, tireless and committed? “After all, vendors are in...

July 11, 2018

Healthy debt grows wealth

MOST home owners are so focused on the race to pay off their home loan that they overlook the advantages of staying in debt. “In...

June 27, 2018

Good vibes sell houses

MOST home sellers realise that good presentation will improve the appeal of their homes. Some are even prepared to spend up big in quest of...

June 13, 2018

Get the OK before you buy

IT’S only natural that home buyers want to save money on the costs associated with their property purchase. “They shop around for legal/conveyancing deals, removalists...

May 30, 2018

Need a loan? You’re not alone

IT MAY be easier to get a home loan than you think. “If you’ve never had a loan before, start by making a verbal approach...

May 16, 2018

Follow the market, not the herd

IT’S every vendor’s dream to sell their property in a sellers’ market. “But while catch phrases like ‘sellers’ market’ are easy to bandy around, people...

May 3, 2018

WITH CHRISTIAN BARTLEY FROM BELLARINE PROPERTY SELLING in a reasonable time frame is every genuine vendor’s aim, second only to selling for the highest possible...

April 18, 2018

The Perfect Balance

MANY vendors think that the best way to market their property is to list it with as many agents as possible. The logic is simple...

April 4, 2018

The power in equity

ACCORDING to Bellarine Property managing director Christian Bartley, many home owners are sitting on a significant financial resource and don’t realise it. “Most people are...