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On the Contrary-Everyone Judges a Book By it’s Cover…Improve Your Home

You’re thinking of selling and naturally you want the best price you can get…

The bottom line is, that it all starts with the very first impression. If your home doesn’t appeal from the outside then it won’t entice buyers to view it. Here are some simple tips to improve your home’s street appeal:

  1. Put plants around the boundaries of your front yard to “frame” your home.
  2. Make sure your driveway is presentable. There are a number of products on the market that will transform an old, shabby driveway into something solid and new.
  3. Draw attention to your “entrance” or front door area.
  4. Make sure your letter box is looking good. Appealing letterboxes are readily available and affordable.

For more tips on how to present your home for sale order a free copy of our book “How to sell your home for a dream price in record time!” today, go to http://propertysalesbrisbane.com/our-book/.

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Smart Buyers Check Out the Data…

First Home Buyers are Getting OlderSuburban data offered on the property market is in abundance, but what does it all mean?

Here is our guide to some of the data and terms used:

  1. Median Price – The median price is the middle of a series of numbers where one half of the group is above and the other half in the group is below. For example, if 21 properties were sold in a month the median price would be the 11th price offered from highest to lowest. This is not to be confused with the average price.
  2. Median Quarterly Growth – The percentage change in median price compared to the median 3 months ago.
  3. Median 12 Month Growth – The percentage change in the median price compared to the median price 12 months ago,
  4. Median 5 Year Growth – The median price over the past 5 years of data.
  5. 10 Year Average Annual Growth – The average change in the median growth over a 10 year period.
  6. Time On The Market – The median number of days it takes to sell a property in a particular market by way of private treaty.

Are you interested in all the latest statistics for your area? Just let us know and we will send you a full suburb report. Call, email us or simply sms your suburb and suburb report with your name and email address to 0418 747997 and we will send it to you.

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If You Delay Your First Property Purchase Now, You’ll Pay Later…

If You Delay Your First Property Purchase Now, You’ll Pay Later… Delaying your first property purchase may seem wise during times of uncertainty however it could prove very costly further down the track as over long periods of time property is a proven performer.

Short-term decisions and property don’t mix. Delaying your purchase in hope that prices will drop often backfires and the first homebuyer ends up paying more. When the market is slow and there is an air of uncertainty in the economy, opportunities open up in the market place. This could be the right time to take advantage of conditions and get a foothold on the property ladder.

Tips for first home buyers:

  • Stay within your budget
  • Define your needs and wants
  • Keep an open mind
  • Position yourself to act. Make sure your finances are in order.
  • Seek professional advice

If you are thinking of buying or selling, we would love to help.

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This Week’s New Listings Email is now Available! See you there!

Hi all,

Check out our New Listings email, sent out every week which features interesting articles and the list of properties open for inspection.

Contact us to check it out, you can always subscribe to receive it!

Thanks!

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Super-sleuthing beneath the Surface at Open House Inspections

Super-sleuthing beneath the Surface at Open House Inspections

“Open House Inspections”

Looking for the right home can be an adventure but it’s important not to be seduced by glossy surfaces.

Following are some valuable tips for inspecting properties:

  1. Take The Right Tools
  • Pocket-sized mag light.
  • Note pad and pen
  • Comfortable clothes (be prepared to get down and dirty).
  1. Have the Right Mindset
  • Be prepared and be inquisitive. An inspection is exactly that, you’re not a guest. Don’t be afraid to inspect anything that seems damaged or in disrepair.
  • Don’t overlook the obvious. Why is furniture positioned where it is? Is there anything being hidden?
  • Spend time in the property to really take its measure.
  1. Ask the Essentials
  • Ask for a copy of the contract
  • Why are they selling?
  • If you’re seriously interested, arrange another private viewing so that you can review anything you might have overlooked.
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