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Should I advertise my property in the local paper?

June 14, 2018

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Hello, my name’s Jo Parker from the Max Brown Real Estate group. Welcome to this week’s edge report. With the local paper, I get asked this question nearly every time I pop in and see people about selling their home. Should we advertise in the local paper? Yes you should. But why is that? The […]

Don’t forget to print those precious memories!

June 7, 2018

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Gone are the days of having a cupboard full of photo albums, we now often store our precious memories in the ‘cloud’ and seldom print our favourite snaps to display in our homes. Personal touches are what makes a house a home and incorporating your prints can be the perfect finishing touch to a room. […]

Helping your children prepare to move house

May 31, 2018

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A lot of factors can impact your children’s reaction to moving to a new house. Their age and complexity of the move are some key factors.  For some they take it all within their stride and enjoy the change and for others it can create a sense of loss and confusion. Below are some tips […]

Should I get my conveyancer to look at the contract first?

May 24, 2018

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Once you have found ‘the one’, the legal process of purchasing a property begins. By law, you don’t require a legal representative to navigate you through the steps. However, the paperwork and process is extremely complex and we highly recommend that both sellers and purchasers engage a conveyancer who can assist in the transfer of […]

What are you doing Sunday afternoon?

May 17, 2018

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Probably one of the best kept secrets in our local area is the Redwood Forest and it’s only just a few kilometers outside of Warburton!  Who knew? The following information is from the Victorian Heritage Database to give you an idea of what this magical place is all about: ‘The Californian Redwood trees were planted […]

What is a Section 27?

May 10, 2018

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    Hi, I’m Allan Dowdell from the Max Brown Real Estate Group, and welcome to this week’s Edge Update. The topic to discuss this week is a section 27, and what is a section 27, and how do we go about getting an early release of the deposit? What is a Section 27/Early release […]

How do you make an offer on a property and what happens if there is more than one offer?

May 2, 2018

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Making an offer on a property is an exciting and tense time, at the end of the process you may secure your dream home or continue your search. Our team works with both the vendor and potential buyer to ensure the offer and negotiation process is as transparent and effective as possible. Through enquiry or […]

Luxe homewares without the price tag

April 26, 2018

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There is no shortage for inspiration on interior design and styling your home thanks to social media sites such as Pinterest and Instagram. Even the most novice home stylist can create an aesthetically pleasing room and thankfully retailers have jumped on board, offering luxe décor items without the hefty price tag we were used to […]

Buying off the plan

April 19, 2018

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There are many benefits to buying a residential property off-the-plan, but for a majority, it is a completely new way of purchasing. An off the plan property is one which has not been built yet, or is currently under construction. You are relying on floor plans, concept drawings, price lists and other related property documents […]

What is the settlement period?

April 12, 2018

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What is the settlement period on a property sale and can it be negotiated? Within the Contract of Sale, a settlement date is specified. This settlement date refers to the day ownership passes from the seller to purchaser and the balance of the sale price is paid. Property settlement is a legal process conducted by […]

Spectrum Journeys Inc

April 4, 2018

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Spectrum Journeys Inc Spectrum Journeys supports children on the Autism Spectrum to flourish. They offer a range of services for families and carers including affordable workshops, events, their Blessing Bag initiative and publications. Through their ‘Hub’ based in Lilydale they are able to be the ‘one stop shop’ for families with children on the Spectrum. […]

Auction versus Private Sale

March 29, 2018

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Auction versus Private Sale It is an important question that vendors face when deciding to sell and we are often asked “Should I auction my home or have a private sale?”  There are many factors that often determines the answer such as; the property location, type, style, demand and timing. There are pros and cons […]

Depreciation on an investment property

March 22, 2018

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Often overlooked or forgotten by first time investors at tax time is depreciation. So what really is it? Depreciation is the reduction in the value of an asset over time due to ‘wear and tear’. Just like you can claim depreciation on machinery used for income producing services, property investors can claim the depreciation of […]

Home maintenance in Autumn

March 14, 2018

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With the warm, long days slowly fading and the crisp Autumn leaves appearing, now is a great time to prepare your home for the cooler months ahead. Through allocating different chores over the year, you can keep your property in tip-top shape, whilst spreading the financial cost evenly and not having to complete a large […]

Real Estate Agent Fees and Commission

March 8, 2018

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My name is Tony Smith and I am from the Max Brown Real Estate Group. On The Edge update this week we are discussing agent fees/commissions. With so many different options and structures in the market place we thought it was timely to discuss some common queries we receive regarding fee structures. What is a […]

What is the difference between a conditional & unconditional offer on a property?

March 1, 2018

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A conditional offer made by a buyer is an offer subject to certain conditions – while you agree to purchase the property, you are agreeing to purchase it when specific conditions noted in the contract are met. These conditions may include (but are not limited to) finance approval, building inspection or pest inspection.  A solicitor […]

What's on This Weekend

February 21, 2018

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If you are looking for something just a bit different then why not take a visit to Rayners Orchard? ‘You Pick Orchard Tours’ are available every day, except Christmas Day. When you arrive, buy a ticket and hop on the trailer and off you go! The tractor takes you through the orchard, with your guide […]

What is the Cooling-Off Period on a Property Sale?

February 15, 2018

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The cooling-off period and rules varies for each state. In Victoria the cooling off period of three clear business days applies to private sales of residential and small rural property sales.  The purchaser can exercise this right, not the vendor. This period gives you time to consider the offer.  It begins from the date the […]

What is a Statement of Information

February 8, 2018

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What is a Statement Of Information? Hi I’m Brenan McGann from the Max Brown Real Estate Group, welcome to this week’s update of The Edge where we are discussing what is a Statement Of Information? On the 1st of May 2017, changes to the Estate Agents Act 1980 came into effect to strengthen laws against underquoting in […]

How to Remove Negative Energy From Your Home

February 1, 2018

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Your home is where you are supposed to feel the safest and the most secure, so it comes as no surprise that we all tend to unload a great deal of our emotional baggage within its walls. Below are 5 simple ways to carry out some energy cleansing in your home; Simply open the blinds and windows […]