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Tips from The Block for a stress-free renovation

Australia has become a renovation nation, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are collectively spending a billion dollars a month on home renovations,a boom that has partly been fuelled by theCOVID government building stimulus.While renovating offers many rewards, both in... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 16 Sep 2021 0
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How to make your garden stand out when selling

We are about to launch a new property listing to the market next week which has the loveliest garden. It makes such a difference to the impression a property makes to prospective buyers as the garden is one of the first things they will see. And we all know how important the first impression... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 10 Sep 2021 0
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4 things NOT to do when selling your home

When you announce that you are selling your home, don’t be surprised if suddenly family members, friends and work colleagues become overnight real estate experts with all the advice under the sun. Everyone will have an opinion, usually based on their own past experience. While your... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 03 Sep 2021 0
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5 benefits of taking advantage of the Downsizer Contribution

Australians over 60 are getting ready for the upcoming changes to super. Expected to become law from 1 July 2022, these changes will make them eligible to make a tax-free super contribution from the proceeds of selling their home to downsize.What is a Downsizer Contribution?Since 1... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Sep 2021 0
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How to prepare your investment property for rent

With the market favourable for property investors and therefore investors returning to the WA market, we thought it timely to share some tips on preparing an investment property for rent. This is useful for first-time investors but also seasoned investors who perhaps have struggled to find... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 30 Aug 2021 0
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Preparing your home for a Spring sale

Spring is just around the corner, and with prices higher than we’ve seen in a long time, many eager buyers on the hunt for their next home and low stock, now is an exceptional time to take advantage of the market.After the 18 months we’ve all experienced during the global... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 Aug 2021 0
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Understanding the property negotiation process

Skilful negotiation is critical if you want to achieve the best possible result in the sale of your property. Fortunately, with a professional REIWA real estate agent on your side, you can be assured of the highest possible expertise in the negotiation process, skills that are regularly... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 06 Aug 2021 0
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How are your rates calculated?

Nobody enjoys receiving their rates notice in the mail. But have you every stopped to wonder how local governments actually calculate the amount of rates we pay as residential property owners? This article answers this question.Councils start by setting an annual budget to fund local... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 30 Jul 2021 0
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How to determine the asking price when selling

How do we come up with the right asking price? This is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear from potential sellers, which is completely understandable given they are considering us to sell what is likely to be the greatest financial asset they own.The agent who tells you the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Jul 2021 0
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Property Finance 101 – 5 common terms explained

There is jargon in most industries and the property finance sector is no exception. In fact, property finance is rife with jargon and terminology that can confuse even seasoned buyers and sellers.Here are 5 of the most commonly used butmisunderstood property finance terms.Cash... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 19 Jul 2021 0