Make an offer or risk losing your ideal home

As real estate professionals, it is frustrating when we are faced with a disappointed buyer who failed to secure their ideal home simply because they hesitated to put forward an offer.This is made even more frustrating for them when they see the property sold for a price they would have been... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 07 Mar 2019 0

Why overpricing your home is a bad idea

It may seem logical to think that setting the price of your home above market value when selling might be a good idea to give buyers room for negotiation. You may also think that doing so would allow you to pay the agent their commission without compromising what you receive from the sale proceeds.... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Mar 2019 0

How an offset account can help pay your home off faster

Anyone with a mortgage will know that the goal is to pay it off as early as possible in order to pay as little interest as possible.There are many ways you can reduce your debt, including depositing lump sums when you can. One of the best ways however is to open an offset account.What is an... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 22 Feb 2019 0

The pros and cons of ‘rentvesting’

If you have been following our newsletters lately you would probably have noticed the term ‘rentvesting’ in recent newsletters. It’s not a term we made up but a buzzword for an alternative way of getting into the property market and achieving property ownership.So what is... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 16 Feb 2019 0

How to stay cool without blowing out your power bill

As we swelter through another heat wave in Perth, it may be very tempting to crank up the air conditioner or head to the nearest cinema or shopping centre.So when we saw an article on how to keep cool without ramping up your power bill written by an experienced building designer with a Masters... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Feb 2019 0

Chinese New Year facts & what the Year of the Pig represents

With Chinese New Year approaching next week (Feb 5) we thought it would be interesting to share some facts about this festival that marks the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.In 2019 we farewell the Year of the Dog and enter the Year of the Pig, which is the last in line... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Feb 2019 0

Why your first property purchase trumps all others

For those of you who are in your second or subsequent home, you will no doubt have memories (fond or otherwise) of your very first home of your own.No matter how humble, that first home got you on the property ladder. It was an important stepping-stone to where you are now and towards your next... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Jan 2019 0

5 signs you’re ready to ditch the renting cycle

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a renting cycle? How do you know when it’s time to give renting the flick and buy your first home?Here are 5 signs you’re ready:1. You want to own an asset that will grow in value over time rather than fork out money on an asset owned by your... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 18 Jan 2019 0

Planning to invest in 2019? Here are 10 tips for success.

Have you set yourself a New Year’s resolution to invest in property? If so, congratulations! You have selected a great time to buy. However it is important not to jump into the investment market blindly. To get the most out of your property investments and to lessen the associated risks, take... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 11 Jan 2019 0

4 things NOT to do when selling your home

It seems everyone has an opinion on what you should and shouldn’t do when you’re about to put your home on the market – friends, family, work colleagues, everyone becomes a ‘property expert’ at a very important time in your life. After all, your home is likely to be... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 14 Dec 2018 0