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Which neighbourhood suits your pers...

How well do you know your neighbours? Looking at buying property in a different ...

Compromises to make when choosing y...

Despite the obvious pressures decreased housing affordability has on people’s ab...

Investing in student accommodation:...

Investing in student accommodation has both its pros and its cons but there is o...

Knowledge is power: How property da...

When it comes to buying and selling property, knowledge is power. Doing your hom...

How investing in a townhouse could ...

Townhouses are an increasingly popular avenue for investment as downsizers and b...

10 ways to create a green property ...

Sustainable building practices were once of little concern to property developer...

How much does a first home really c...

We’re all aware of rising house prices and staggering medians – $1.1 million in ...

Buying a home as a single parent...

Housing affordability is a much debated and emotionally-charged aspect of public...

How to upsize when you live as a DI...

Don’t be offended. DINK does sound like an insult, but it stands for Dual Income...

Planning for your property’s future...

Purchasing a house that is perfect for you right now is a challenge enough. But ...

What is a Section 32 Statement?...

One of the most overlooked but underestimated parts of the purchasing process in...

Four upsides to moving (you may hav...

If you are feeling a little tentative about your next move, then you may not hav...

7 tiny truths: the reality of small...

Downsizing is for many a lifestyle choice, and for others a necessity. Whatever ...

Homes that don’t cost the earth: 10...

You can play your part in protecting our planet in many ways, some of which star...

Property investment checklist...

Ready to become a landlord? Whether this is your first property purchase or you ...

The downsizing delusion: is it enou...

The decision to downsize is not an easy one to make. Whether it’s from kids leav...

Investment advice: what to look out...

Why get investment advice? Because you’d be mad not to! Are you a financial plan...

5 risks of buying off the plan...

There are measurable benefits to buying off the plan. The most well-known benefi...

Managing multiple properties in you...

Have you ever played Monopoly? The nervous excitement as you make your first swe...

The first steps to investing using ...

Just bought your first home? Congratulations, you have made it inside the club. ...

Auction process insights: going in ...

The auction process can actually be fun; didn’t you know? Yes, it can be one of ...

Give me a home among the gumtrees: ...

Like the age-old sea change that many Australians seek, becoming more and more p...

5 tips for choosing a happy and hea...

When choosing a new home or even a property investment, you don’t just look at t...

The upsizing downsides and downside...

The Australian dream used to be a house with a white picket fence. Is it now a t...

Take me to the sea: How to make a s...

With the days of summer not long behind us, it’s already time to start missing b...

Conveyancing terms explained...

For first time buyers, all the legal mumbo jumbo may seem a little overwhelming....

Buying a holiday house with friends...

Buying a holiday house is for many one of their biggest dreams. But for some of ...

Are you a smart downsizer?...

Are you assessing your requirements logically? Just like a smart investor, a sma...

Starting a share house with friends...

Every man, woman and monkey who hasn’t been living under a rock knows how hard i...

Investing in metro vs regional area...

When browsing through properties for sale do you feel the temptation to look a l...

How to spot the perfect family home...

Anyone who says being a parent is easy may just be plain evil, but it can be mad...

What is a property covenant?...

A property covenant is complicated but its definition doesn’t need to be. In ess...

5 hazardous spills in the home and ...

In the movies, poorly contained chemicals are often the catalyst for adventure. ...

Family friendly streets from around...

In a digital age, raising a family has become largely reliable on technology and...

Choosing the perfect tenant...

What even is the ‘perfect’ tenant? Maybe a mix of Mary Poppins, Mrs Doubtfire an...

Buying a house to subdivide...

As the property investment sector matures in Australia, more investors are looki...

Buying: when is the right time?...

Do you mean, when is the right time to buy, for you? Or do you mean, when is the...

Investing in a holiday house...

Let’s face it, everyone loves a holiday! Whether it’s beachside, countryside, mo...

Owning your own home before you’re ...

Gen-Y rolls their eyes when their parents – who benefited from low house prices ...

School zones and how to buy near th...

School zones are sort of like a giant spider’s web. It is up to you, budding inv...

What do tenants really want?...

What do tenants really want? In an age of Rentvestors and increasing property de...

Upsizing: when and how to do it...

Is your house feeling a little tight around the edges? There comes a time for ma...

Build a multi-property portfolio...

It may seem an unrealistic dream to go from paying the mortgage for one property...

Investing in residential properties...

Commercial properties can be great investments. But they do come with their risk...

4 things you should know about wind...

The condition of window frames tells a story about the condition of a home. Peop...

Children sharing a bedroom: what yo...

Having your kids sharing a bedroom is sometimes a matter of choice, but it is of...

Investing in house and land package...

This seems to be just about the biggest debate for new investors. Do you buy bra...

Understanding floorplans and why it...

Floorplans are a useful architectural tool that enables you to see an overhead v...

All first home buyers’ sticky quest...

There’s no time to waste! Let’s get to it. You, first home buyer, have questions...

Top 5 ‘invisible problems’ your bui...

In the market for a home and about to snap up the bargain of the century? Hit pa...

Tips for investing interstate...

So first of all, why invest interstate? This may be your first major investment ...

Top 5 ways to seal the deal on your...

The time has finally come. After endless searching through property listings, th...

Buying into retirement villages...

Time is one of those inescapable things that just won’t slow down. And with it, ...

Common challenges of a first time i...

The Great Australian Dream is to own your own home but no one said you had to li...

Common challenges with upsizing you...

Buying your first home may seem like a distant memory and now you need more spac...

Best practices for gutter maintenan...

Good gutter maintenance may not be the most exciting topic of conversation, but ...

A guide to meeting the neighbours...

Moving into a new home is exciting in so many ways, but it can also be nerve-wra...

Common challenges with first home b...

Owning your own home is considered the great Australian dream for many people. H...

8 key auction speak terms every buy...

Going to your first auction is a bit like going to your first footy match. It’s ...

How to achieve your investment goal...

So you’re looking to purchase an investment property in the new financial year. ...

Houses of the future...

Without stating the obvious, technology is amazing. It has already revolutionise...

Renting or Owning – Baby proo...

What you once called home is now a baby booby trap. What seem like inconspicuous...

Helping parents downsize...

It’s normal to hear about empty nesters; parents feeling sad when their offsprin...

Finding time to buy a house...

House hunting takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. The idea of being in a ...

5 ways to insulate your windows thi...

Winter is coming. So, get the fuzzy bunny slippers, hot cocoa and Netflix subscr...

Single and ready to mingle…in the p...

There comes a time in life when you’re over living with other people. You’re sic...

5 tips for getting a home loan when...

When was the last time you asked your partner about their credit history? If you...

Protecting your home with the lates...

Do you leave the home and fear the safety of your prized possessions? Technology...

Do tenants with pets make the best ...

Should landlords rethink the ‘no pets’ clause to gain satisfied tenants interest...

5 expert advisors who can help firs...

Getting into the property market can be a daunting task for first-time investors...

Setting your property investment go...

To be a successful property investor, it is crucial to develop a game plan prior...

Presenting your home for an open ho...

realestateVIEW.com.au have partnered with REMAX Central, a top real estate agenc...

Why more people are choosing Reside...

In a competitive housing market residential golf estates have taken on a new all...

Build your own real estate portfoli...

What is the key to developing a successful property portfolio? It’s a question C...

Investing as a young adult – 5 ways...

The word “investing” conjures up a lot of clichéd images about stock...

Key Lessons All Property Investors ...

I’ve learned many lessons over the 40 years I’ve been investing. In fact, I’ve ...

What is a buyer’s agent and do you ...

Many people have bought property themselves or have seen close friends and famil...

Catch the sleeping giant: Tell-tale...

  The one word any home buyer or investor loves to hear: growth. An “up and comi...

Signs you’ve found the right ...

  While finding the right house is of course paramount in any property hunt...

What to Ask Your Builder Before You...

Buying a house and land package is a major commitment. When things do not go acc...

Conveyancing – what is it and...

Conveyancing is the process of transferring the title of real property from a se...

What happens on settlement day...

After celebrating success at auction or the negotiation of a private sale, atten...

7 questions every first home buyer ...

Having your own home is an aspiration for most Australians, but planning and mak...

Are you an investor or trader?...

We hear about the “property investor” all the time, but have you hea...

The ins and outs of using equity in...

Many homeowners think that if they’ve been diligently paying off their mortgage,...

Features to look for in a home loan...

With hundreds of home loans on offer, it’s hard to know which one has the featur...

Gearing: A dummy’s guide...

Without doubt, “gearing”, such as negative gearing or positive geari...

Debunking the myths of the negative...

As the debate on negative gearing progresses forward, what do the experts think?...

How to effectively negotiate a resi...

Negotiating a residential property contract need not be a daunting task. The key...

To Renovate or not to Renovate...

Most vendors understand that to generate buyer interest it’s essential that thei...

What to look for in a real estate a...

The real estate industry is fast-paced and constantly evolving. So, what is it t...

Top 5 Open Home Q’s to ask...

When it comes to making the most of an open home inspection, knowledge is power....

Purchasing with friends...

Buying a property is likely one of the most expensive things you will do in your...

Sealing windows and doors...

Sustainability Victoria has provided their best tips to sealing gaps under and a...

How to achieve a mutually beneficia...

Buying and selling a property is perhaps one of the most emotional and demanding...

Preparing to attend open for inspec...

It’s time to practice that poker face you’ve been working on.  Even if you...

Suburb Profiles...

What makes a good suburb great? Finding your dream home should go further than ...

Helping hand: loans and structures ...

If your children are looking to buy a home, there are a number of things that ca...

Why first home buyers may consider ...

First home buyers are usually in an enviable position. This is because they can ...

What are genuine savings and how do...

Many investors require prospective purchasers to have genuine savings when they ...

Why it’s crucial to know the motiva...

As a buyer, the one person you really need to convince to accept your offer is, ...

Why the first week on market is the...

The first week on the market is going to be one of the most critical weeks to ge...

Should I buy before I sell?...

Usually, a homeowner is either upgrading, downgrading or relocating. This means ...

Five strategies to get your next in...

If you’re looking to purchase your next investment property then you don’t neces...

Mastering the low ball offer...

Often when looking to put an offer on a property you will be told to consider ma...

Step by step guide to your first of...

At some point in your property purchasing journey you’re going to need to put yo...

The hidden costs involved in purcha...

When buying a property you need to be considering all the hidden costs that you ...

Aesthetic v economical features of ...

When you’re wandering the hallway of the open home and determining whether it s...

How buyers can benefit from speakin...

A real estate agent works for the seller, but as highly specialised local expert...

10 Financial Tips For Property Inve...

More and more Australians are building wealth through the property market. Accor...

Property Valuation vs. Appraisal: T...

Property appraisal and property valuation are not inter-changeable terms, and wh...

How To Save Money On A Renovation...

You’ve owned your home for four to five years and while it has been a great plac...

Picking the right property manager...

With more Australians investing in property every year there is growing demand f...

Buying With Confidence- How To Prep...

Preparation for buying a property Buying your first home is likely to be the big...

What type of buyer are you?...

Depending on how you take to the process, house hunting and purchasing a prope...

Feeling pressured to impress your f...

1 in 5 Australians have admitted to feeling pressured to purchase a big house to...

Buying an investment grade property...

The property market is constantly evolving and just like everything in this worl...

Buying an investment grade property...

Many investors become confused when it comes to purchasing an investment propert...

Furnished or unfurnished?...

Do you lease your investment property out furnished or unfurnished?  This is a k...

Buying the right investment propert...

Approximately 20% of the population owns an investment property. Of those invest...

5 Tips to Packing for Your Move...

When it comes to packing, being faced with boxing up your entire house with a lo...

Should I use an Accredited Removali...

The transportation of beloved possessions is a straining process. It is fair to ...

What is a Hot Spot and how do you f...

In flat market conditions, it is still possible to make money.  A simple, fool-p...

How to avoid paying Lenders Mortgag...

No one likes paying extra costs, and a home is one of the cases where many peopl...

Property fixtures – who is entitled...

You may have heard the unfortunate story from friends or family – they bought th...

Save thousands with the right home ...

Whether you are a first home buyer, investor, upgrading to a bigger home or look...

Understanding Architecture Today &#...

Australia’s residential property landscape contains a rich mix of different arch...

Alternative ways to get on to the p...

In a market where the cost of buying a home continues to trend upwards, the grea...

Things to consider when buying off ...

One of the important considerations you will need to make when buying a property...

Your responsibilities as a landlord...

Beginner’s Guide to Investing At the beginning and during the residential ...

Managing your investment property...

Beginner’s Guide to Investing You will need to learn about managing your i...

Tax for Property Investors...

Beginner’s Guide to Investing Property investors  have the luxury of cert...

Understanding the property cycle wh...

Beginner’s Guide to Investing The Property Cycle In essence, the property...

What makes a good investment proper...

Beginner’s Guide to Investing A good investment property is likely to deli...

Cost of investing in property...

Beginner’s Guide to Investing An investment property has many benefits and...

Beginner’s Guide to Investing...

Buying an investment property can be an overwhelming decision. To help you navig...

Choosing a Property Manager...

Choosing a property manager and more than this, choosing the right property mana...

Open for inspection checklist...

Conduct a thorough open inspection with realestateVIEW.com.au’s detailed o...

Tips for Negotiating the Purchase o...

Purchasing a property may well be the biggest financial commitment you will make...

Moving Checklist...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide Things to Do When Moving In Moving into a home...

Things to Consider at Settlement...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide Exchanging Contracts Exchanging contracts is o...

Taking the Next Step...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide Finding out Reasons For Selling Once you have f...

Open For Inspections...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide   Once you have shortlisted some potential...

Locating Properties for Sale...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide Once you have made a list of what you are look...

Role of the Buyer’s Agent...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide What is the role of the buyer’s agent? Es...

Buying Methods...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide Before you venture out in the field to find yo...

Understanding the Market...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide Before you venture out to inspect potential pr...

Your Loan Documents – What to Expec...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide When all your loan documents are received the ...

What a Lender Can Expect of You...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide It is not unusual for a lender to ask you diff...

Applying for a Home Loan...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide Choosing the Right Home Lender Before applying...

Government Assistance...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide   First Home Owner Grant The First Home Ow...

Understanding the Types of Loans Av...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide Every person is different and it is important t...

Home loans: what can you afford? Do...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide Before you begin house hunting the most importa...

Ultimate First Home Buyers Guide...

Buying your first home can be a daunting task and is one of the biggest financia...