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Consequences of buying a “bargain” property

consequences of buying cheap homes

Thinking of buying a home or investing in a property? There is always that chance you end up buying a bargain property.

Buying for a much lower price, however, often comes with surprises. There are basically three terms you will hear when it comes to low priced properties in Sydney and elsewhere in the country:

  • Buying a discounted property
  • Buying a property under market value
  • Buying a bargain property

Let’s have a look at these in turn, and what to be aware of.

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6 Tips for Buying Well in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Double Bay Harbour FrontIf you love Sydney living at it’s finest, you arguably can’t go past Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

Bondi and Coogee have two of the most famous beaches. And while there are many beaches in Sydney, not all can claim such exclusive neighbourhoods and close proximity to the city.

To buy a home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, I give you 6 tips. And please… take the 6th one seriously.

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5 Key People To Ask for Real Estate Investment Advice

real estate investment advice from financial advisorIn a world where generic real estate queries are just one Google search away, it’s nice to know that there are still people out there who can give you personalised real estate investment advice.

Before buying any property, you need to be well-informed about your personal options. Your financial capacity, the property’s investment potential, among others.

I’ve listed five essential people you should seek advice from before making a property investment:

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When Is The Right Time To Buy an Investment Home?

Right Time To Buy An Investment HomeWhen talking about the right time to buy an investment home, it requires a lot of strategic planning.

A lot of potential property investors fall prey to under planning and fail at the venture. Some people tend to see buying and selling a property as a get rich quick scheme, only to find out later how much strategy and work is involved in making it work.

While there is no such thing as a hundred percent risk-free investment, there are ways to make sure that you can have an advantage in the market.

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Don’t Want To Hire A Buyers Agent? Tips For DIY Property Buying

diy property buyingIn this day and age, there are many ways on how you can DIY different projects and buying an investment property could be one of them.

Acquiring property is in itself a tedious process, even with a buyers agent. But some people want to save some money and don’t mind going the extra mile in research and negotiation.

If you are one of those people who think you can DIY your way to getting a suitable property, here are the things you should do (that can otherwise be done by your buyers agent):

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7 Tips On How to Negotiate For Property Like A Pro

businessman with a burlap money bagWhat is the best technique for negotiating a home purchase? This is something you should know because you’re haggling for a home, not a vacuum cleaner or a toaster or a television set! The good thing is, anything that can be bought with money can be negotiated. You just need to know how.

Buying a property can be a challenging prospect, but like any smart home buyer, you’ve done your research, visited sites and called in for prices. Now, you are ready to purchase that one house you’ve been dreaming of. The question now is: how can you win in the property negotiation?

Here are my fool-proof tips to help you negotiate for property you want:
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How To Master Buying A Home In 11 Simple Steps

buying a homeMoving into a new home is, without a doubt, one of the proudest and happiest moments in a person’s life. Moving in, however, is hardly the first day in the calendar of the home acquisition process. For this day to come, many things have to fall in place first. Buying a home can be a rewarding adventure but the process, in itself, is one which you have to be very diligent about. Each step of the way, there can be hidden traps waiting to give you a sucker punch.

A fraudulent title deed, a strange encroachment, a structural deficit, an overtaxing mortgage structure or a ‘bad’ property could be some of those traps you wanted to avoid. If you can take up the challenge step by step, there is a great chance you will reach the other end of the property purchase process successfully. Let us look into 11 steps of buying a house and also find out that one particular aspect which can become most burdensome for buyers.
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Buying a Home: There Are More Traps Than You Are Willing To Believe

buying a homeBuying a home is one of our top dreams in life, but there are lots of sacrifices that go into the process. You do not become a homeowner unless you put in the hard work. While it can be an emotionally rewarding and a monetarily lucrative journey, there are traps in the way that you have to be beware of. Let us read in detail about how these pitfalls can set you back and how one in particular can destroy all the effort you have put in.
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Why To Buy Small Apartments in Sydney

apartment unitsWhen we went past the USA in terms of homeowners with maximum square acreage all over the world, there was no denying that our penchant for McMansions was not a myth. The objective yardstick proved this clearly. Where the growing population of the world, dispersed around the city and suburbs, dreamt of indulging in small spaces close to the well-heeled zones- full of amenities and facilities, we Australians were quite fulfilled with having big backyard spaces and barbeque zones.
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Research Crucial Before Buying a Home

buying a homeDue Diligence forms the core of a home purchase; and this is irrespective of the fact whether you are a first home buyer or a seasoned investor. There are a few things you aren’t generally told about but from your side, your research should be immaculate in these regards.
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