Archive for January, 2015

Our Backyard – Torquay

There was good news for Victorian first home buyers from September 1, 2014: the stamp duty discount increased from 40 per cent to 50 per cent.  This means buyers have more money available to spend on their house or unit.
For example, on a $300,000 property, stamp duty is more than $11,000 so first home buyers save more than $5,000.  On a $600,000 property (the cap for the discount) stamp … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Torquay

Greetings from Great Ocean Road Real Estate, Torquay

Who doesn’t want to pay off their home loan as quickly as possible? But it often feels like an uphill battle, with you eating away at what you owe oh-so-slowly over the long haul.

But it’s not just about peace of mind. The faster you pay your loan off, the less money you’ll be paying. So if you can afford to increase the amount, … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Torquay

Greetings From Great Ocean Road Real Estate, Torquay

Adding value to your property: What does it mean and how can you do it ?

Any reasonable vendor will want to get the highest price for their house come open or auction day. It’s a no- brainer. But how can you add value to yours? Or more specifically- how can you add value on a budget? As an agent, I stress to … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Torquay

Greetings from Great Ocean Road Real Estate

When is it best to buy?

Like any great milestone in life, timing is everything when buying a house. When you buy can have an impact on a number of important factors such as the house you buy, the area, and the price you pay for it. So if you’re considering jumping onto the property ladder, you might … Continue Reading »