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Buying

Five great reasons to upsize your home

Your decision to upsize to a larger family home will be one of the most significant commitments of your life – and it’s essential to be clear on what you want and need. Check out the most common reasons why people decide to upsize. You might be surprised at some of them, but they can help be a springboard to clarify your own thinking.

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The ultimate downsizing checklist

Downsizing is incredibly liberating if you feel like you’re rattling around a large family home that once used to be full of noise and laughter but now sits mostly empty because the children have left the nest. While there’s a sadness to these situations, it can be an exciting time in which you’re able to create space in your life for new adventures.

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Seven hints that it's time to downsize

Your decision to downsize from the family home often starts with a nagging thought in the back of your mind. Perhaps your family home is starting to feel empty, or a little too big, and its maintenance may be becoming a real chore or cause for stress.

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Don't let the pandemic dampen your property ambitions

Buyers and sellers are asking how the pandemic and the lockdown in Canberra is having an impact on prices after a 12-month period in which time the median value cracked the 1-million-dollar mark.

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Why property investors should appreciate depreciation at tax time

At tax time it pays dividends if you’re an investor to spend a little time learning the financial arts of being a landlord. It can be a significant benefit to understand the principles of depreciation and capitalisation and write-offs.

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Nine-point strategy to find your ideal investment property

Finding a great investment property requires due diligence, strategy, and a strong understanding of your financial situation. You need to be on top of the expected outgoings, potential earnings, tax obligations as well as the tax benefits that may be applied through negative gearing and write-offs.

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What you need to know about buying an investment property through your super fund

Buying an investment property through a self-managed super fund has become a popular way to transact, especially for those who aim to retire in the next decade or so. But seeking professional financial advice before committing to a purchase, plus exemplary attention to detail when it comes to the paperwork, are essential to avoid mistakes that could cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and land you in trouble with the tax office.

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8 tips that will help you win when buying at auction

Buying at auction can feel a little like a lottery unless you’re prepared. Being prepared (financially and emotionally) for Auction is the best way to bid with confidence. Here’s how.

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Our top tips for buying property in a heated market

A heated property market can make the experience of looking to buy a home both intense and overwhelming. Here at The Property Collective, we’re well acquainted with strategies that can give you an edge when it comes to getting over the line with a property in a competitive environment.

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Don’t buy a property lemon!

It’s a common fear in almost everyone going through the process of buying property; the nagging question of ‘what if I’m buying a dud, here?!’ The fear of ending up with a sub-standard quality home is fuelled in part by a barrage of negative media about the construction industry, particularly in the new-build space. Here are our tips for avoiding the proverbial lemon.

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