March 29, 2018

Top 10 Indoor Plants

If you are looking for that single, secret ingredient that has the ability to make just about any room look better, it’s a plant. The humble house plant is well and truly back on trend, and for good reason. A splash of healthy greenery instantly lifts a space to make a room feel fresh and welcoming. On top of that, indoor plants are great for purifying the air and creating a healthier home. If you feel like one of your...


March 29, 2018

What’s your loyalty costing you?

Tim Cece | Director, Search Mortgages

In Australia it’s a common misconception that your loyalty counts for something with your bank…So what’s this assumption costing you? Potentially thousands of dollars each year!

Many of our clients say “I’ve been with my bank for 20 years; I opened my first savings account with them when I was 7 years of age – surely they would do the right thing by me?” Well in our experience the answer is – NO!

If you...


March 28, 2018

Bidding to Win!

Auctions… you either love them or you hate them, yet they are becoming increasingly popular due to the transparency and clarity they provide for Sellers and Buyers alike. So as a Buyer, how can you position yourself in the box seat for securing your dream home at Auction? 

Be prepared
When you buy a property at Auction it is a cash, unconditional purchase with no cooling off. With this in mind, it’s critical you have done your homework and...


February 27, 2018

Buying to Renovate?

Let’s face it, finding the ideal property is far from easy. They never seem to tick all the boxes you need or if they do, they’re outside your price bracket! But if you buy to renovate and follow some simple guidelines, you’ll come out on top every time.

Here are our 8 top tips for planning a successful property renovation…

1)      When searching for a property to renovate look for large spaces or a floorplan with that allows you to remove walls...


February 26, 2018

Hot Investments

If you are looking to start or expand your property investment portfolio in 2018, we have some outstanding prospects waiting just for you.
While banks may be tightening up on investment lending, the good news is that if you’re ready, there are so solid investments available in the market right now that are returning above average yields.

Here’s a few of our hottest investments to get you started for 2018…

30 Allman Crescent, Aberfoyle Park
Currently leased to a wonderful tenant,...


February 25, 2018

Want to pay off your home loan sooner?

Tim Cece | Director, Search Mortgages

It’s everyone’s dream – to pay off your home loan quicker.  And with home loan interest rates at all-time lows the opportunity to pay off a mortgage quicker has never been better. Here are some mortgage saving tips that can speed up loan repayments and reduce your home loan balance.

Increase your repayments
The simplest way to quickly reduce your home loan is to increase your mortgage repayments. Simply by repaying more than the...


January 30, 2018

2018 | What’s in store for the Market?

At the start of every year, the real estate experts release their predictions on how the market will shift and change over the coming year.

While some of these views often align, others hugely differ providing conflicting information for home owners and buyers alike. So what predictions seem more solid than others for the 2018 property market?

Let’s take a look…

Property Prices on the Rise

The good news is that every analyst believes there will be some growth in property prices for Adelaide...


January 28, 2018

Home Staging | Is it worth it?

There is no doubt that staging your home for sale can be a significant cost you may not have accounted for when looking to sell your home. At an investment of $700 - $6,000 (depending on the size and scope of your property) is it really worth the time and expense? Does it really make a difference? Absolutely!
Here are 7 reasons why you should stage your house before you try to sell it.

1. You’ll Increase the Likelihood of a...


January 28, 2018

Rents on The Rise

While Investors are continuing to face tougher lending requirements at higher rates, causing yields to somewhat soften, the great news is that our weekly rental rates are on the rise!

According to the latest CoreLogic National Rental Report, rents rose by 0.3% over the quarter; greater than the 0.1% over the previous quarter but the weakest fourth quarter for rental growth since 2014. For Adelaide investors the increase for the 2017 Oct – December quarter came in very positively at 0.9%,...


December 19, 2017

Style Trends | What’s in for 2018

You’ve heard all about millennial pink and you’re 100 per cent across Scandi-cool, but what’s next for the world of interiors? Whether you’re looking to renovate in 2018 or just wanting to invest in new cushions, read over the below before you hit the Boxing Day sales…

Copper has been hugely popular for more than five years, but it has reached its peak. Brass is now the metallic of the moment and in 2018 expect to see a return...


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