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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 […]

What is a Section 32/Vendors Statement?

January 25, 2018

Buying home First home buyers Information Prepare to Sell Property Investment Real Estate Real Estate Information Selling Selling houses

A common question we are asked is ‘what is a section 32 and what does it contain?’. The Section 32 or Vendors Statement as it is also known, is a document provided by the seller of real estate to an intending purchaser.  The name comes from the Sale of Land Act, in Section 32, which […]

When is the best time to sell

January 18, 2018

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When is the best time to sell? Hi, I am Sue Jackson from Max Brown Real Estate Group and welcome to The Edge update. As we begin a new year we are often asked- When is the best time to sell? Well your decision to sell is personal one. Lifestyle changes are often the reason […]

Introducing The Edge

January 10, 2018

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