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Planning my retirement home

I know that this house is going to by way too big for us when I retire. I don't want to have to maintain the house and garden now or have all this money locked up in a house. I want to be able to head off for the weekend without needing to organise people to come around and water the plants for instance! I have been looking into our options for downsizing and have learned about some of the ways we could do that and maximise our retirement income. I hope that the information I have found might be useful for other retirees as well.

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Tips for a Stress-Free Settlement Day
28 November 2016

Settlement day represents the end of a long and (p

Questions You Might Have About Conveyancing and Hiring a Conveyancer
8 September 2016

Conveyancing refers to transferring the deed or ti

Three Things Nobody Tells You To Ask Your Estate Agent
23 June 2016

Buying a house can be a stressful experience, but

How to Handle Pests in a Tenant's Home
29 January 2016

When you purchase rental property, it is up to you

How First-Home Buyers Can Enter the Market Despite Its Growing Unaffordability
25 June 2015

There has been much said about the growing challen

Tips for a Stress-Free Settlement Day

Settlement day represents the end of a long and (probably quite arduous) journey towards buying your own home. During the settlement process, the property's legal title is transferred into your name and the outstanding balance owed to the seller is paid. Additionally, your settlement agent will ensure that all of the conditions outlined in the contract of sale have been met. If you're concerned about the possibility of something going wrong at this stage, here are a few things you can do to ensure the process is as stress-free as possible. Read More 

Questions You Might Have About Conveyancing and Hiring a Conveyancer

Conveyancing refers to transferring the deed or title of a piece of property from one person to another. During the process, the buyer or seller or both may hire a conveyancer, who manages many aspects of the transaction for them. If you're thinking of buying or selling a piece of property, note a few common questions about this process and about hiring a conveyancer so you know the best decision for yourself. Read More 

Three Things Nobody Tells You To Ask Your Estate Agent

Buying a house can be a stressful experience, but it's the job of a good real estate agent to help you manage that stress. If you're a first time homeowner, chances are you have a vague idea of the right questions to ask; you're going to want to know a bit about the local area and have a solid idea of the kinds of problems you might encounter in the fabric of the building. Read More 

How to Handle Pests in a Tenant’s Home

When you purchase rental property, it is up to you to keep it clean, maintained, and safe for all your tenants. This includes keeping it pest-free. If a tenant has complained about pests in their home, it is your responsibility to help get rid of them. Here are some tips for handling this type of situation.  Find the Source of the Pest Problem The first thing you need to do when there is a complaint about pests inside a rental unit or home is to find out the root cause of it. Read More 

How First-Home Buyers Can Enter the Market Despite Its Growing Unaffordability

There has been much said about the growing challenges for first-home buyers in getting their foot on the property ladder. Despite the well-publicised affordability crisis plaguing young home buyers and the dream of owning a home fading, the truth is that there are still some creative ways first-home buyers can get a foothold in the property market. Sure, they may not always be your dream home, but upgrading down the path as you create leverage is what the climbing the property ladder is all about. Read More