New financial year, new rules

It’s a new financial year and as is usually the case come July 1, certain new legislations have come into effect.We outline the changes that could affect you in terms of your real estate related decisions and actions below.First Home Super Saver SchemeIndividuals can now make voluntary... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 06 Jul 2017 0

Wealth & Home Ownership

An article published on http://www.domain.com.au caught our eye this week. According to the article, a recent survey commissioned by the publicly listed mortgage broking firm, Mortgage Choice, found that almost two thirds of us regard the Great Australian Dream of home ownership to be something... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 26 Jun 2017 0

Can you build wealth through property 10 years from retirement?

If you’re in or approaching your mid to late 50’s and you think you’ve missed the boat to create a nest egg for your retirement by investing in property, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that all is not lost.While it generally takes time to build financial freedom and it... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Jun 2017 0

Tips to heat your home without breaking the budget

As the mercury drops it’s tempting to crank up the heating at home to keep warm and cosy during winter. But the last thing you want is to receive a frightening energy bill come the end of the season.Fortunately there are some budget friendly options to keep you and your family comfortable... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Jun 2017 0

Renovating for profit. 6 tips for success

The DIY property renovation craze has been spurred on in a huge way by popular TV shows like ‘The Block’ and ‘Renovation Rescue’. If you want to purchase a house that needs some TLC with a view to making a profit, here are some key tips that will help to set you up for... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Jun 2017 0

How will the Withholding Tax changes affect you?

A recent change to the Foreign Resident Witholding Tax law has significant implications beyond foreign investors.From July 1 2017 ALL sellers who expect their property to sell for more than $750,000 (applies to most sellers in the suburbs we look after) must seek a clearance certificate from the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 May 2017 0

Tips to shine at the Open House

Just mentioning the words ‘Open House’ to some people is enough to send them into a mild panic. But with a little forward planning and the right information, you can quickly turn the stress into confidence and excitement knowing your home is dressed for success.• Think of the open house as a first... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 12 May 2017 0

Top tips if you’re renovating to sell

Have you been thinking about renovating or refurbishing your home with a view to selling in spring? If so, there is no better time than the cooler months of the year – so right now is a great time to get moving on your project. But where to start and how much to do? That’s (potentially) the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 24 Apr 2017 0

Autumn outperforms spring as the No. 1 selling season

In April last year the Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA) released data which proved what many real estate professionals had observed for some time – that Autumn is now officially recognised as the number 1 selling season of the year, outperforming Spring, which now comes in second.Figures... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 14 Apr 2017 0