How to have a successful open for inspection

When you’re selling your house, the key to a successful open for inspection is to make potential buyers feel comfortable. You want to show your property’s best side, and allow people to see themselves living in their new home. We’ve put together some handy tips to help increase your property’s attractiveness on inspection day. Put on a good face Potential buyers will be inspecting your house from the moment it’s listed. They’ll drive by to check out the neighbourhood and see how things look from the outside – so this is the moment to make a good first impression. Tidy the front garden, keep the verandah clear, hide the garbage bins and remove junk mail from your letterbox. You can add plant

Fixed, variable, split – find the right fit for you

In Australia, there are a number of ways to structure your home loan repayments. Finding the best option may save you time and money on your mortgage. Here is some information to help you choose the repayment structure that works best for you. Variable rate loans Variable interest rate loans are all about flexibility. Essentially, with a variable rate loan, the interest rate moves up or down as the market moves. This means your loan repayments may also change month-to-month. If the interest rate drops, then your repayments may drop as well. However, in the event of an interest rate rise, your repayments could also increase. Many variable rate loans come with additional features, which can re

Herron Todd White - Month in Review October 2017

We’re into October and forgive the cliché, but it feels like the year is flying by. Our property markets are proving dynamic as we venture towards the end of 2017. Numbers show Sydney and Melbourne are running at a slower pace while Hobart has proved to be a shining star​,​ based on its latest results around capital gains. In the same way our markets continue to shift, so too​, our housing evolves. Given how varied landscapes, economic bases and population demand are across this country, it’s no wonder housing is also a mixed bag. The team have taken the time to tackle the evolution, and future, of housing in their service areas. Anyone interested in the office sector won’t want to miss th

RBA Interest Rate Decision October 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved. Labour markets have tightened and above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, although uncertainties remain. Growth in the Chinese economy is being supported by increased spending on infrastructure and property construction, with the high level of debt continuing to present a medium-term risk. Australia's terms of trade are expected to decline in the period ahead but remain at relatively high levels. Wage growth remains low in most countries, as does core inflation. Headline inflation rates are generally lower than at the start of th

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