How to find an ‘up-and-coming’ suburb

We all have that one dream suburb we’d love to buy in. Perhaps it’s close to the city and all the action. Or maybe by the river or ocean is more your style.However for many people, especially first homebuyers, the dream suburb is well beyond their budget. But all is not lost as there... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 24 Oct 2019 0

The truth about the banks & interest rates

With the cash rate at an all time low and banks being ‘bashed’ for “profiteering” by federal politicians and the media for not passing on the latest rate cut in full, are you wondering where the truth actually lies in all the rhetoric?To understand the truth you have to... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 17 Oct 2019 0

Buying a property? Procrastination could cost you!

Unfortunately, it happens all the time and disappointment is the result. Buyers losing the property they love because they want to think it over or keep looking in case something better comes along is the adult version of letting go of a balloon – you’re never going to get it back.Think about... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 11 Oct 2019 0

Nearing retirement with a mortgage? Follow these tips …

Are you approaching retirement but concerned that you still have a mortgage? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. There are many reasons why more Australians today are still paying off a mortgage later in life ranging from getting into the market later and going through a divorce to changed... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 03 Oct 2019 0

5 Deposit Hacks for First Homebuyers

Whether it’s you or your ‘kidults’ (adult kids) trying to enter the property market for the first time, saving up the deposit can seem like an insurmountable challenge. It’s like climbing a mountain. If you haven’t done your preparation and planning in advance, reaching the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 27 Sep 2019 0

The pros of inner city apartment living

Whether you’re buying your first home, next home or downsizing from the family home, buying an apartment close to the city can bring many benefits, from better health and a more fulfilling lifestyle to saving money and living more sustainably. In fact there are many benefits to an inner-city... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 20 Sep 2019 0

Renovating your kitchen? Consider these 6 tips first.

Most people consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home. It’s where family and friends gather to chat, cook, eat and simply enjoy each other’s company. So is it any wonder that it is one of the first rooms people choose to update in the home?If you are thinking about renovating... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 13 Sep 2019 0

What do Perth homebuyers want most in a home?

They say there is a buyer for every property but the catch is that it often comes down to price.If you are thinking about selling and want to know what features would add the most market value to your property you have to think like a buyer. And not just any buyer, but buyers looking for property... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 06 Sep 2019 0

10 things that could turn buyers off your home

Why do some properties take so much longer to sell than others? While this is a difficult question to answer because every property has its own timeline, there are certain traits that are renowned for turning buyers off a property.With Perth’s average days on market currently hovering around... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 29 Aug 2019 0

Selling a deceased estate? What you need to know

Selling a deceased estate can be a daunting and complex process. For many people it follows the death of a last surviving parent, making it a very emotional time as well. However the right knowledge and support will help make a challenging time easier to handle.Here are the answers to some... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Aug 2019 0