Category Archives: Real Estate

What Stays and What Goes When You Buy a House? AND Making Sure You Don’t Get Ripped Off!

This is so important that you need to question everything you are not sure of AND you need to confirm that everything you expect the vendor to leave is written into the contract under chattels, or fixtures and fittings. “But … Continue reading

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House hunting and Remembering Which Feature Went With Which Room

I remember so many debates over the color of walls, the type of appliances, the wallpaper with a rip in it and other positives and negatives when viewing open homes or homes for sale in general. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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How can people ever get into their first home? Here’s How.

I was thinking in the shower this morning, as I do, about all of the people who feel that they will never be able to buy their first home. It’s just too expensive.   House prices are the highest they … Continue reading

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Traffic Jams, Telecommuting and Real Estate

Who likes traffic jams? If you do let me know on Twitter. I’m @BluesBro, I’m assuming you work for an oil company or are selling hybrid or electric cars. I was reading an article from Qaultrics yesterday about why Utah … Continue reading

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Paying Too Much For a House

I noticed a story in The Australian about people in Australia being worried about paying too much for the property, but unfortunately it was hidden behind a paywall. It’s a bit of a shame really. I research internationally and with … Continue reading

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Finding a Mortgage Calculator AND Why You Need to Borrow More Than You Thought

I think the common denominator is that banks can’t afford for you to fail financially when you are buying a house. Sure they want your business, but they want your successful business, because they know that if you buy a house and can make the repayments. Sometime in the future you will sell it and buy a more expensive home and borrow even more money from them. That’s how they make money, not by you saving money. Continue reading

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First Home Buyers can save a lot of time and grief with Google Street View

A few years ago I was looking for low cost houses that I could invest in as rental properties and I found one that sounded great, going by the story the Real Estate Agent told in their book of current … Continue reading

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