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Feb 16, 2024

The Most Affordable & Expensive Pockets in Footscray

Click on the Interactive Suburbs Map to find the priciest and most affordable pocket in your suburb. A new analysis of the price differences within suburbs shows that a typical home buyer could save about $365,000 by searching in the most affordable pockets instead of the priciest areas. But in particularly exclusive enclaves, buyers pay a multi-million dollar premium to secure the best real estate in town, with the data highlighting just how much home values can vary in certain suburbs. The PropTrack analysis of home values by SA1 regions — small neighbourhoods made up of a handful of streets and typically home to a few hundred residents — has revealed each suburb's most affluent area, as well as where homebuyers might find pockets of affordability. Source: Realestate.com.au

Sep 1, 2023

Australia's most tightly held suburbs: Where people buy and never want to leave

Homeowners are holding onto properties for longer than ever, with new research revealing the suburbs where people buy and stay put for decades. With owners retaining properties for longer, options have become increasingly limited for buyers hoping to get a foothold in suburbs so desirable that people rarely sell. Click here to read further and find out how tightly held your suburb is.

Nov 25, 2022

A Decade of Data - September Quarter 2022

Has your home DOUBLED in PRICE in the last 10 years? Find out HERE.

Oct 13, 2022

Vision Magazine - October 2022 Edition

Our October Vision magazine is now available to view and/or download! Click HERE to view the full edition.

Aug 20, 2020

Get Your Home Ready for Post COVID action

You may be considering selling your home. Perhaps it doesn’t offer what you want or you have outgrown it. Can you guarantee you will find a home you love as much with those things you need added? You may discover upgrading your current home is a better option than selling it and buying another. What Needs to be Done? The depth of the renovations has to be considered. If you live where your home is located but you need an additional bedroom or a home office, get some experts to come offer you a free consultation. They can tell you how long it will take and the cost. They can also take care of the permits and legal aspects of the job. Sometimes, you can do the work on your own and save on the labour costs. Do you have the expertise to get the work done? Do you have the time to make the changes and to get the work completed in a timely manner? Do you need to take out a loan with either scenario? You may find you can get a home equity loan for a low interest rate to pay for what you need. During the Renovations Are you ready for the disruption that will occur during a renovation? There can be noise, dust, and people coming and going from your home to get the work done. If you are doing the job on your own, it is going to take far more time. Can you do without that area of your home while the work is being done in segments? If you are renovating your kitchen or bathroom, it may prove difficult to get along without those areas of the home for long. Selling your Home If you think there is too much your home needs to meet what you are after, it is time to move. Perhaps you bought it as a couple and now you are ready to have children and you want a large yard along with more bedrooms. Maybe you want to have a home closer to your job or with access to better schools. The current market value of your home should have plenty of weight in your decision. You don’t want to sell it for less than you owe on it. Ideally, you should be able to sell it, pay off the loan, pay the real estate agent, and have a good amount of money to use as a down payment on the new home.

Feb 25, 2020

Don’t let Emotional Attachment Sabotage your Decision to Sell your Home

The good memories you have in your home will always stay with you, however you need to make sure they don’t hold you back when it is time to sell. Being emotionally attached to your home can ruin any potential sale offers. Allow logic to determine the selling price and not the value of the great memories you have made there. Professional Pricing Points This is why you should turn to a professional for pricing points. They can take the size of the home and the quality of it into consideration. They can evaluate the neighbourhood and the selling price of homes similar to yours in that area. This can help to determine an asking price that is logical for your home. Memories It is understood you have wonderful memories in your home. Your children grew up there and partook in various milestones. However, you may have a home that is far too large for you now that the children have left home or perhaps you can’t get up and down the stairs well, so a one level would be better. Maybe you are ready to move to a new area but the memories are holding you back. You don’t have to give up those memories when you sell the home. They will always be with you! Really Consider Offers Emotional attachments can cause a homeowner to decline reasonable offers. They may not be willing to let the home go for less than the asking price due to those memories. Keep in mind the potential buyer doesn’t share that same sentiment. They are looking for a home they can afford and that is why they are offering you less for it. Don’t take it personally and it doesn’t mean they don’t think your home is worth it. Higher interest rates on home loans can make them feel they have to offer less to be able to keep the payment in a reasonable area.

Feb 18, 2020

Don’t let these Mistakes Prevent you from Selling your Home

Selling your home is a big decision, and it can also be frustrating if it isn’t moving quickly. Yet there are mistakes you may be making that prevent people from making a reasonable offer. Eliminating these mistakes can help you to get your home sold and help you to make the most profit from the effort. Poor Advertising In order to sell your home successfully, you need to advertise it widely, yet you need to have the right elements in place before you advertise. A well-staged home that is clean and free of clutter is going to get attention. Take plenty of pictures of the inside and outside of the home. You also need to set a good asking price. Advertise locally as well as online. This helps you to reach more people who are interested in your home. Make sure you mention all of the details including the square footage, number of bedrooms, and number of bathrooms. Your agent can help you to expand your advertising efforts. There should be a way for those interested to contact you or your agent for further information or to schedule a viewing. Not Trusting your Agent Invest the time early on to find a great agent you can trust. You should feel you can rely on them to get results. They are the go between for you and potential buyers and they should have the right skills and communication methods. They should be motivated and organised. If you can’t trust them to do their job, it is going to make selling your home very difficult. Too High Priced Don’t let emotional attachment force youinto asking more for your home than it is worth. You will end up with people going to a competitor to get a similar home for a better overall price. You need to be competitive within the market for that location and that style of home. Take your time to get your home ready for the sale, as that investment will help you to sell it in less time. People don’t want to buy a home where they have to paint or make lots of changes before they can move in.

Feb 11, 2020

Staging your Home with Feng Shui

Getting your home properly staged before you put it on the market is very important. You may be familiar with the benefits of Feng Shui and it can help you to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. You want them to feel an emotional connection to your home. It needs to give them that warm, inviting feeling and create a space where they can visualise themselves enjoying its comforts, day after day. What is Feng Shui? If you aren’t familiar with it, Feng Shui is a type of energy and it allows your home to give off a positive atmosphere to those that enter. It is a way to cleanse the home of negative energy and for it to find balance. Those looking at your home may just feel it fits them, even if they can’t put their finger on why. This plays a very crucial role when it comes to the home they decide to purchase. Professional Assistance You may think you don’t know enough about Feng Shui to do this or you don’t have time to read books and then implement the information. If so, you can hire a professional to assist you with getting the set up correct. The better your home looks from the outside leading in, the more demand there will be for it. Take care of what needs to be fixed up and get rid of items that are cluttering up the appearance. Focal Points Your home needs to have comfortable focal points in order to sell for a good price in very little time. The front door should offer them plenty of positive energy as they enter the home. Each room should also have a focal point such as a painting or other attractive elements that immediately draw the eyes.