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June 24, 2018

Dream Home or Dream "Burb"

Recent research shows that for most Australians, location isn’t always everything and instead the majority of home buyers are searching outside of their dream suburbs for a more affordable abode.   It’s the million-dollar question for house hunters– how do you choose the right suburb to buy in?

While there’s no one answer, there is a well-tested formula for success, many factors go into selecting a suburb, but regardless budget must always come first....

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June 09, 2018

Downsizing decisions: Which type of home is best for low-maintenance living?

Downsizers have become a major force in the real estate market, with the combination of an ageing population and peaking property prices leading many empty-nesters to trade their properties for homes better suited to a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Government incentives allowing eligible homeowners to contribute up to $300,000 from the sale of their home to their superannuation are expected to cause a wave of downsizing when the measures come into effect in July.

For buyers seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle, not just...

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June 01, 2018

HIGHEST AVERAGE SALES PRICE AND SHORTEST DAYS ON MARKET

Realestate.com.au statistics confirm that Define Property Agents are  Mooloolaba’s  No 1 achieving the highest average Mooloolaba Sale Price and Mooloolaba’s Shortest Days on Market

When you’re getting the highest prices with the shortest amount of time on market what more could you want!

At Define Property Agents we are ranked the highest average selling price agent across Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland, what this means is we get more money for our owner. At Define, your...

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May 25, 2018

Finding the next investment property hotspot

It might appear that some investors have the knack to predict the next property hot spot….but the truth is, in most cases they are methodical and detailed in their approach to buying.  By analysing the market, getting a feel for the local area, talking to experts and considering their ‘must-have’ list they increase their chances of making an educated decision. 

There are some tell-tale signs that can indicate when a...

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May 11, 2018

Important First Home Buyer Lessons

If 2018 is the year for you to step on to the property ladder, the following tips will get you off on the right foot.

Be realistic as to what you can afford
Many people have grand ambitions when it comes to their first house, far above what they can (and should) borrow to purchase.  Create a budget so you know exactly what you can afford.The trick is then to  look within your budget .

Make sure you...

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May 04, 2018

Why use a real estate agent?

Real estate trends have shifted since the rise of digital marketing and online agencies. Market knowledge is more accessible and some sellers think they can save money on commission by doing it themselves or using a budget or fixed price agent.  These “cheaper” alternatives often see sellers costing themselves thousands on the sale of their home.

So why use a Professional Real Estate Agent? The magic formula is the sum of client knowledge, market...

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December 15, 2017

Should you Invest in a Unit or a House?

Many property investors are torn between investing in a unit/apartment or a house. Both options have benefits and drawbacks. Here’s a quick breakdown for you

Units|
Units are often a better option, or the only option, for first time investors because of their affordability. The median house price on the Sunshine Coast is currently $555,000 while for units it is $390,000.  Units can be easier to let because they tend to appeal to...

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September 22, 2017

Auctioning can be a great way to sell Real Estate but thinking it's the only way can be costly, the first step in deciding to go to auction is choosing an agent that has lots of experience selling via auction, an agent without experience or an experienced team can be disastrous.

Last week we were working with buyers that were interested in buying a property going to auction with one of our opposition agents, before...

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September 15, 2017

The question being asked right now is where is this property market heading and what’s going to happen with interest rates moving forward, the answer is complex and in my opinion the market is going to vary across different geographical areas on the Sunshine Coast. 

If you’re buying in any new land development (other than Bokarina Beach) then you should have a long term strategy and don’t expect big gains in the first decade,...

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