It may not feel like it right now, but spring is just around the corner. Soon we will be enjoying a little more sunshine, some warmer weather, and what is traditionally one of the busiest real estate selling periods of the year.
Spring is a great time to put your home on the market. The warmer weather encourages more buyers to attend open homes, and the bright, sun-filled days and extra greenery can make your property look even more attractive. Of course, other sellers will realise this too, and there are typically a lot more properties on the market you will need to compete with.
Open homes can be great fun. They’re a vital part of finding a new home. They also provide you with an opportunity to experience a property first-hand that you’ve only seen in pictures. Some buyers though can get caught up in the excitement and potentially miss out on some important information.
An open home isn’t just about taking a look at a new property. It’s your chance to learn more about your future home. We spoke with award-winning real estate agent Andrew Potts, from Independent’s Gungahlin Office, to get his tips on what to look for in an open home.
If you want to get into the real estate market, but don’t have enough money for a deposit right now, pooling your resources with a friend or family member can be a great way to purchase your first property.
Of course, there are certain risks involved when buying a property with someone else that you should be aware of. It’s very important that you weigh up the benefits and the potential drawbacks before you decide to go ahead with the purchase.
In Canberra, it turns out that ACT Policing are the ones who knock. If you’ve been following the news, then you’ll know that they recently seized more than $6 million worth of cannabis from a number of rental homes across the ACT.
The really scary thing is, the police believe it is likely there are more of these so-called ‘grow houses’ out there in our community. Thankfully, if you own an investment property, there is an easy way to avoid being taken advantage of by criminals.