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Written by: REI

The latest housing finance figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirm finance approvals for investor housing are on a downward trend, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).  “The value of investment housing commitments decreased by 1.5 per cent in May in trend terms. This follows a fall in the previous month and is well down from its 2015 peak”, REIA President Malcolm Gunning said.   Click here for fu ... Read More

All property sales from July 1 need a Tax Clearance Certificate

Written by: Allan

From 1 July 2017, all Australian and foreign residents selling real estate for more than $750,000 will need to apply for a 'Clearance Certificate' from the ATO Clearance Certificates are not new, however, previously these were only required for properties sold with a value of more than $2,000,000. Click here to read the facts sheet on the Office of State Revenue website    Click here to apply for Clarence certificate  ... Read More

Coldwell Banker South West Realty win multiple awards for Best Agency.

Written by: CB Media

                    Wattle Grove 28th March 2017: Coldwell Banker South West Realty win multiple awards for Best Agency. Awards highlight long established agency’s significant impact on 3 South-western Sydney suburbs    Coldwell Banker South West Realty has received three awards in the RateMyAgent 2017 for the highest amount of positive reviews from customers in Wattle Grove, Holsworthy and Voyager Point. The ... Read More

The latest kitchen trends for 2016

Written by: Sandy Smith

With the average kitchen setting you back around $19,000, according to the latest HIA Kitchens and Bathrooms survey, it is important to get the look and design of your kitchen just right. Keeping on top of the latest trends can ensure that your kitchen is stylish in 2016 and for years to come. Start with knowing what’s out Sydney interior designer Jo Taylor says the trend in 2016 is moving away from glass splashbacks, aluminium kicks and island benc ... Read More

Surviving house-hunting with your partner

Written by: Rob Schneider

You’ve read ‘Seven steps to buying a home‘. You sat down together and worked out your finances. You’ve even started looking at houses for sale online and have a short list of properties you want to look at. Now it’s time to do some serious house-hunting. Are you ready for it? Buying your first home is a three-stage process: Dreaming House-hunting Commitment If both of you are to be happy with the house you commit to buying, you need ... Read More

Are you ready to buy a house with your partner?

Written by: Matt Clark

So you’re living in domestic rental bliss with your partner when the conversation inevitably turns to buying a house together.  Excitement builds as the benefits of entering the property market beckon, but so does the realisation that buying a home comes with big financial, emotional and time commitments. How do you know if it’s the right time? Here are six signs that indicate you and your partner could be ready to buy: 1. You’re ready to settle do ... Read More

7 hot tips for moving house like a pro

Written by: Jacqui Thompson

1. Prioritise security Don’t give too much information away when labelling your packed boxes. Just indicate the room the box should be delivered to and give a broad description of the contents. Consider putting very valuable items, including jewellery and antiques, in secure storage during the move, or give them to a trusted family member or friend. Allocate a helper to watch goods awaiting loading into and unloading from the removal van to avoid items being stole ... Read More