What Is The Smarter Investment - Houses Or Apartments?

What Is The Smarter Investment - Houses Or Apartments?

WHEN it comes to making the investment of buying a house or an apartment,

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PEXA Looks To Take Queensland Conveyancing By Storm

PEXA Looks To Take Queensland Conveyancing By Storm

PROPERTY transactions are being revolutionised in Queensland thanks to a new online conveyancing

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PEXA Electronic Conveyancing pt.2

PEXA Electronic Conveyancing pt.2 

In part one of this post, we looked at some of the first hand accounts of a law firm implementing

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PEXA Electronic Conveyancing pt.1

PEXA Electronic Conveyancing pt.1

PEXA has been forging its way across the Australian conveyancing market and completely changing how people

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Hire a Conveyancing Firm that is Backed by a Team of Lawyers

Conveyancing firms need to be chosen after careful considerations. It is a better option to hire a company that is also backed by a team of lawyers.

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Preparing Your Home for Sale

Preparing the house is important before you sell it. This involves a number of things that are to be done to make the house more appealing and attractive for the potential buyers.

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Conveyancing Process: Contract Dates For Properties

Conveyancing process involves a number of things. All intricate details are to be looked upon and handled in a proper manner, such as date of contract.

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Conveyancing in Queensland

When you are in the process of buying your dream home, you will find that the last thing on your mind is the legal aspect of owning your home. You are more interested in...

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When to use an Intermediary to get your Mortgage

When buying a house, it always seems like there is so much red tape to get through to get your mortgage. Lending criteria may change and the average consumer may find their journey to their dream home delayed in a quagmire of paperwork.

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Preparing Your Home for Sale

Preparing the house is important before you sell it. This involves a number of things that are to be done to make the house more appealing and attractive for the potential buyers.

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Conveyancing Process: Contract Dates For Properties

Conveyancing process involves a number of things. All intricate details are to be looked upon and handled in a proper manner, such as date of contract.

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Conveyancing Process: Removal Seller’s Belongings After the Sale

During the conveyancing process there can be an issue regarding removal of seller’s belongings at the time and date of settlement. This is handled according to certain rules and laws of the state.

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Transfer Duty Rates

Buying a new property means a lot of documentation and procedures. The buyer and the seller need to be informed of all the requirements of changing laws and regulations regarding transfer of property...

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Conveyancing Process: Dilapidation Report

Buyers should get a dilapidation report prepared to find out if any damage has been caused to the building as a result of construction works in the adjoining area...

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Valuation Report for a Property on Sale

Valuation reports are highly recommended when buying a property as these will indicate the true worth of the property and prevent the buyer from spending more than the accurate market value.

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How to Deal With Multiple Offers

Often the seller of a property is faced with a problem of multiple offers from the buyers. There are certain rules governing how the selection of the right buyer can be made.

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Essential Elements of a Contract

Contract of property has to be made according to the local rules and regulations. Certain essentials of the contract are important to ensure it is a legally binding contract.

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Importance of Cooling Off Period

When buying a residential property, the cooling off period can be very useful as this gives the buyer an opportunity to analyses the deal more closely and may also opt for a cancellation if the condition of the property is found to be unsatisfactory.

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Importance of Home Insurance

Home insurance is essential in providing the home owner peace of mind that the property is protected against losses such as fire, floods and acts of vandalism.

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Making Foreign Investment in Real Estate in Australia

For foreign investors, purchasing real estate in Australia requires following of certain rules and regulations. Before getting into a contract, it is important to find out in which cases there is a requirement for Board approval.

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Exclusions for Pool Safety Standards

There are certain exclusions to the pool safety laws that must be known by the pool owner. In case of a disability or impracticality, these exclusions can be implemented.

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How to Deal With a Breach of Property Contract

Often during the sale or purchase of real estate, there is breach of contract from by the buyer or the seller that leads to undesirable circumstances. It is important to find out how this breach can affect the rights and responsibilities of both buyer and seller and how a financial settlement is to be made.

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Selling the Property at the Best Price

Selling a property at the best possible price can be possible if you carry out some research and find the best prospective buyers. All procedures can be assisted with the help of qualified property management companies.

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Highlight the Selling Points of Your Home

By taking simple measures, such as cleaning and repairing, a huge difference can be created in the market value of your home. Highlighting the key selling points of your home before the agent and the potential buyer you can strike a much better deal on your property.

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Add a Deck to Increase Home Value

Decks are a very useful and attractive addition to homes and are also able to enhance the property value. Installing decks in the house requires careful planning to make sure that local laws are not violated.

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Legal Effects of a Side Agreement

The option of side agreement can be a very attractive option for the buyers of properties but can have serious implications if all details are not discussed with the financier prior to the deal. To avoid legal issues, qualified solicitors must be contacted to carry out the conveyancing process.

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New Pool Fence Safety Laws in Queensland

QLD Pool safety laws are revised regularly to ensure a safer environment in and around swimming pools especially for younger children. All pool owners are required by law to follow these pool safety laws.

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Obligations Regarding Electrical Safety Switch

Conveyancing can be a complex procedure for most people involved in the real estate business. Therefore, the help of conveyancing solicitors must be sought for the settlement of any property deal to ensure all laws and rules pertaining to the particular region are adequately followed.

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Don’t Let Stamp Duty Charges Catch You Out

People purchasing their first home should become familiar with the requirement to pay stamp duty or transfer duty as it is now known, on the transaction, so they have sufficient funds to settle on the property.

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Can Land Change Hands If It’s Not Yours To Sell?

A “transfer by direction,” where the seller of the property is not the registered owner at time of settlement, is a legal property transfer provided there is a special condition in the contract directing the buyer to accept the transfer, and the buyer acknowledges at settlement that the seller is not the registered owner.

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Changes in Contract Requirements

Recent changes that came into effect on October 1, 2010 have helped to streamline contracts for property purchases. These changes affect the use of the Warning Statement form and how buyers are notified of it during contract negotiations...

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Changes to Contract Process Happening Soon

Currently, it's quite easy to have a contract rendered null and void due to a technicality during the conveyancing process. This type of occurrence needlessly prolongs the process, which is part of the reason why so many people dread it. The PAMD Act makes changes to the law that go into effect on 1 September 2010; read on to learn more.

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Chattels and Fixtures: What's the Difference?

Whether you are buying or selling a house, the conveyancing process in Australia is sure to throw you for a loop. This is especially true when it comes to the terminology that is used throughout the process. For instance, you're sure to be confused when you hear discussion about chattels and fixtures.

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New Versions of Important Contracts Released

Like contracts the world over, conveyancing-related contracts in Australia are often changed, updated and amended. It is crucial, then, for anyone who relies on them to keep as current as possible. Any time a new version of a contract is published, previous versions should be thrown out. Recently, the REIQ and the Queensland Law Society released new versions of a couple of contracts; learn more about them below.

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Power of Attorney: What is It?

Do you know what will happen if you become incapacitated and unable to make important decisions for yourself? Are you getting too old to get around and sign important documents as needed? In either case, a power of attorney may be in order. Learn more about them below.

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Understanding the Contaminated Land Register

Most of us know about the importance of having pest inspections and building inspections performed on property that we want to buy. Another very important part of the conveyancing process in Australia is checking the Contaminated Land Register. Learn more about this step below.

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Understanding Property Boundary Lines

One of the age-old problems that exists between neighbours usually revolves around property lines and boundaries. If you suspect that a neighbour has built something that encroaches onto your property - or if you're just unsure about where your property line is - you should read on for additional information.

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Taking Possession of a Property Before Settlement

Most people wait until settlement is complete before moving in to their new homes. Every now and then, though, it makes sense for the buyer to move in prior to settlement. If you're considering such an option, there are several points that you need to keep in mind; you can learn more about them below.

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Understanding Finance Approval

One of the biggest mistakes that prospective home buyers make is assuming that their financing pre-approval satisfies the conditions of clause three in the Standard REIQ Contract. Find out what the clause really requires - and learn how to make sure that you satisfy it

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Structures Not Approved by Council: What a Buyer Can Do

Before getting too excited about the pool or pergola that's on the property of the new house you want to buy, you may want to ensure that it has been approved by the Local Council. Otherwise, you could end up with more than you bargained for. Learn a few tips by reading on below.

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What Is a Joint Tenancy?

There are so many strange and foreign terms and phrases when it comes to buying property in Australia, that it's easy to become very confused. Still, having a basic understanding of what certain terms entail can be tremendously helpful. One common but unfamiliar term for many people is "joint tenancy," and you can learn about it below.

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The Meaning Of 'Time of the Essence' in Conveyancing

There are many unusual terms and concepts involved in the conveyancing process in Australia. One of the most common ones that makes people scratch their heads is "time of the essence." You can find out what it means and how it concerns you by reading a bit more below.

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New Sustainability Declaration Now Required

In a move that is sure to please home buyers across Queensland, a new sustainability declaration form is now going to be required on every home sale in the state. This new form will help highlight the sustainable benefits of a property, alerting buyers to what they can expect when the time comes to move in.

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Who Can Do Conveyancing, Anyway?

If you've never purchased property in Australia before, then you probably don't know a whole lot about the conveyancing process that goes along with it. Hiring someone to help you out is important - but what is the best option? Learn more about who can perform conveyancing in Australia by reading on below.

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Key Things To Look For In A Conveyancing Firm

Since you probably don't look for a conveyancing firm to help you out every day, you probably have little idea about what to look for in one. Buying or selling property is a major undertaking, though, and having the right kind of assistance is crucial. Learn more about what to look for in a conveyancing firm by reading on below.

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Why Inspections Matter

Rushing through the home buying process is a bad idea for a number of reasons. One of the biggest ones, though, is that proper building inspections absolutely must be done. Sometimes, it's tempting to skip those inspections; doing so can result in buying a home that is riddled with problems - many which will cost you a lot of money.

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What Is Conveyancing?

Going into the conveyancing process without even a basic idea about the things that it involves can be a recipe for disaster. While you by no means need to learn all of the ins and outs of the process, it does help to familiarise yourself with it to a degree so that you know a bit about what to expect.

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Don't Miss Out On First Buyers Home Credit

Buying a home for the first time can be a daunting task. Many times, people are unsure about taking the plunge since they may not have a significant amount of money at their disposal. All of those issues are excellent reasons for taking advantage of the Queensland government's First Buyers Home Grant.

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Use Landscaping To Increase Your Home's Value

Performing a few renovations and other home improvement projects is a smart idea when you want to put your house on the market. By making it look its absolute best, you'll be able to ask for more money. However, focusing only on its interior isn't good enough - you need to take its landscaping into consideration, as well.

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The Benefits Of Selling Your Home Privately

Many Australians save heaps of money by eschewing real estate agents and selling their homes privately. It's easier to do this today than ever before, but there are other things that should never be handled on your own. Is selling your home privately right for you? Learn more.

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Top Reasons To Hire A Conveyancing Firm In Queensland

Even if you think you have a pretty good understanding of the conveyancing process in Australia, it's safe to say that you don't have the necessary level of expertise to handle things on your own. Most people hire a professional firm to handle their conveyancing needs because there are simply too many opportunities for major errors to occur.

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The Trouble With DIY Conveyancing Kits

There's no two ways about it: moving is a costly proposition. Many people try to handle as much of it on their own as possible, but ultimately end up paying more in the long run. DIY conveyancing kits are one prime example of something that may sound good - but that actually creates more trouble than it's worth.

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Mortgage Brokers And Bank Lenders: What's The Difference?

A common choice that new home buyers must make before even looking at options is whether to use a bank lender or a mortgage broker. Yet a great number of people have nary a clue about the difference between these two options. You can learn more about that difference by reading below.

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Why Large Conveyancing Firms Trump Smaller Operations Every Time

With so many conveyancing businesses to choose from, it can become confusing to decide which one would be the best fit and whether they would offer the best possible value for money. It may seem like a no brainer when choosing a conveyancer however, for security you should always consider the business that has the oldest reputation; and the backing of a team of lawyers and solicitors to deal instantly with any issues that may arise.

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Which Conveyancing Firm Is Right For You?

Since conveyancing in Australia is such a complex, intricate process, having the right professionals at your side can be priceless. Figuring out which conveyancing firm is right for you is easier to do when you know what to look for. The following tips can help guide you towards hiring a conveyancing firm that will genuinely help you in beneficial ways.

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Mistakes Avoided By Hiring A Conveyancer

People who try to strike out on their own when buying property in Australia routinely run into major problems and make mistakes that could easily be avoided. Conveyancers serve a very important purpose, and thinking that you don't need one is a recipe for disaster.

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Why You Should Hire A Conveyancer Backed By A Firm Of Lawyers

Property transactions in Australia can be incredibly intricate and involved; all too often, people try to save money by going it alone - only to encounter a great deal of trouble. There's no question that a professional conveyancer is essential to having a smooth property purchase or sale; they are worth the extra expense for the experience and advice they offer.

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Join OWNit Conveyancing Huge List of Satisfied Customers

For more than thirty years, OWNit Conveyancing have been helping clients through the complex and confusing conveyancing process, making it surprisingly simple and wonderfully effortless...

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Key Accreditation Helps OWNIt Conveyancing Outshine The Competition

Several things go into making OWNIt Conveyancing the top choice for people who are seeking assistance with their conveyancing needs. In addition to being backed up by a team of lawyers...

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OWNIt Conveyancing: Offering Queensland-Wide Service

No matter where you live in Queensland - whether it's Cooktown, Coolangatta or any point in between - you can turn to OWNIt Conveyancing when it's time to sell your home...

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OWNIt Conveyancing: Doing The Heavy Lifting For Its Clients

Conveyancing is one thing that the vast majority of people aren't keen to take on themselves. While there are many conveyancing firms in Australia who can help, none bring the same level of personalised service, incredibly low prices or hassle-free assistance to the table quite like OWNIt Conveyancing...

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OWNit Conveyancing: On Your Side For Over 30 Years

While many conveyancing firms come and go in the blink of an eye, OWNit Conveyancing has carved out an enviable reputation for itself over the span of more than thirty incredible years. Customers turn to OWNit...

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Ownit's Expansion Into Gold Coast Exciting News For Existing Clients

The news that Ownit Conveyancing is expanding its presence into the Gold Coast has sparked a great deal of interest in people all over the region. A large part of the reason for the excitement stems from Ownit's impressive roster of satisfied customers, who are pleased to know that they can now rely on Ownit within the Gold Coast region as well...

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Ownit Conveyancing Expanding Services Into Gold Coast

Based on the incredible success of its superior conveyancing operations in Brisbane’s Northside and Southside regions, Ownit Conveyancing are pleased to announce their expansion into the Gold Coast. Since its inception, Ownit Conveyancing...

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