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E is for Efficiency – E-conveyancing to Finally Cut the Red Tape…

E is for Efficiency – E-conveyancing to Finally Cut the Red Tape…Property settlements are set to become simpler and more efficient with a company recently appointed to design and build a national e-conveyancing platform.

Acting Treasurer Rachel Nolan said the appointment of Accenture by National E-Conveyancing Development Limited (NECDL) was an important step forward in cutting red tape and simplifying property settlement.

“NECDL is the company responsible for developing a national electronic system for property exchange, and is majority-owned and funded by the Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australian governments,” Ms Nolan said.

“NECDL has also secured funding from the big four banks, who will become minority shareholders in the company.”

Ms Nolan said national e-conveyancing is a key project in the Council of Australian Governments’ agenda to create a seamless national economy.

“It will reduce the need for conveyancers, solicitors and bank staff to meet in one place to complete a property settlement,” she said.

“It will also help streamline the property settlement process, and cut the regulatory and administrative burden for government, business and communities.

“Home buyers also stand to benefit from reduced time and money spent on property coveyancing, and those in the industry will enjoy process efficiencies.

“The system will also deliver increased and enhanced client identity verification and checking processes – welcome improvements in light of a spike in real estate scams.

“The new system will be a big win for anyone who has ever experienced the complexities associated with property transactions.”

National e-conveyancing will commence in 2012 as NECDL will be working closely with key stakeholders in the coming months to determine their needs.

 

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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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Hot Topics Property Management-The New Australian Dream

Hot Topics Property ManagementHi,

I came across this podcast from Lee Woodward of Real Estate Academy Australia (www.realestateacademy.com.au) which I believe will be very helpful for anyone in the real estate industry.

The New Australian Dream is an opportunity to purchase property using a Self Managed Super Fund. On this audio Lee Woodward, has tested the strategy and interviews the Westpac Banking Corporation and a Financial Planner to give you a clear, concise plan in 10 simple steps to achieve the new Australian Dream.

Enjoy this audio and learn the new investment strategy taking the nation by storm.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

If you don’t have iTunes, you are able to download the podcast as an mp3 from this link.

I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did.

Regards,

Christina

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Our New Listings to Keep You Busy This Week

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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!

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New Listings for this Week, Available Now!

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Don’t forget about our New Listings email, sent out every week which features interesting articles and the list of properties open or inspection. Click here to check it out, you can always subscribe to recieve it!

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