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Downsizing 4 - Create Your Own Path

Remember that you and your situation are unique.  What is suitable for one is not suitable for all.  So put the kettle on and have a cuppa while I recount some case studies to inspire you: So, you want to down scale the size of your property AND you want to stay in the Hills? ...

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What is a Section 27 Statement?

In order to get your hands on the deposit before your settlement you will need a section 27 statement. Here are the 7 steps required to obtain an early deposit release on a property subject to a loan. It should never be assumed or relied upon that your deposit will be released early as this is not always possible. The steps that need to be undertaken are set out below. p1...

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The 4 most popular property types in the Hills

As the common real estate saying goes - "There is a buyer for every property".  In this market, there are multiple buyers for every property.  And for some categories of home the buyers are simply falling over themselves to be in with a chance.  Below, I have identified the 4 most popular type of housing right now in the Hills. The Un-renovated Low End “I’ve been pre...

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Downsizing 3 - Positive Outcomes

As we get older two things happen - 1) we get more and more attached to our things and our home and 2) it gets more and more important to make the right decisions.   The risk factor is higher and our tolerance of risk is lower.  Diametrically opposed forces are at play here.  So what needs to happen?Apple-co...

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Downsizing 2 - Comfort Zone

I have worked in real estate in London and here in Melbourne and the fundamental compulsion that gets me up in the morning and excited about my work is being the catalyst for change.  I mean literally I am all about changing people’s views but also about changing their attitude towards change and that process. ...

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Downsizing 1 - Challenges

The number of Australians aged 65 years and over is forecast to more than double during the next 40 years, reaching 8.9 million in 2054-55.  Yikes! Where are we all going to live? As a nation, we need to start thinking hard about increasing the living opportunities for our increasingly top-heavy population.  I am really invested in this issue (since it will directly a...

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First Home Buyers

Information supplied by George Lambadaridis from Victorian Financial Solutions Buying a new home valued up to $750,000? You may be eligible for First Home Owner's Grant - $10,000 in Metro Melbourne, up to $20,000 in regional Vic  Exemptions & Concessions to paying ...