So you’ve been working hard and saved up a deposit! It’s now time to search for your first home. Before you start its important to consider a few things. Firstly, it is important to know your budget. Knowing your budget means looking carefully at what a bank will approve you to borrow as well as your lifestyle and how much money you actually want to put towards a mortgage.
You’ve decided you’re packing up and moving; now what? The kitchen is original, the bathroom has calcification around the shower screen and there’s that light switch the zaps you every time you flick the switch.
I see it happen time and time again when tenants have rented a property privately, through a friend or family member and they end up being scarred for life. Here are some important facts and tips you need to know when renting in these situations.
Over the last few years, I have seen more and more “specialist” property management companies pop up around Australia with claims of being a better way to manage property – because that is all they do. I reflected long and hard about whether there was anything to this claim, because if there was some truth to it being “better” then I would have wanted to change our way of doing business because I want brad bell REAL ESTATE to give our clients the best.
So you’ve been working hard and saved up a deposit! It’s now time to search for your first home.
Before you start its important to consider a few things. Firstly, it is important to know your budget. Knowing your budget means looking carefully at what a bank will approve you to borrow as well as your lifestyle and how much money you actually want to put towards a mortgage.
Many of us choose to rent our homes for various reasons so when we decide to rent, we need to be realistic about how much we can afford to pay. If we are realistic about it from the beginning, when we are searching for a rental property, we can avoid problems like arrears and having to break a lease, which can be very stressful and very expensive.
Presenting your home is paramount when selling your home and goes a long way to helping you achieve a good price and a fast sale. When presenting your property to potential buyers, there are a few tough love tips you should take on board to help you get the most of the sales process.
Getting your bond back in full is definately something all tenants are hopeful of once they have vacated. As long as you follow the below checklist we are confident you will have no problems receiving a full bond refund from your Lessor / Property Manager.
The Entry Condition Report may well be one of the most important documents you complete this year, yet we often hear that many tenants fail to complete and return their copy in time and this can have big consequences. Larissa Marano of Brad Bell Real Estate provides some hot tips for tenants completing their entry report.