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  • Security for Vacant Properties

    Security for Vacant Properties

    Homeowners, landlords and real estate professionals should adopt a number of strategies to help make it more difficult for thieves to break into vacant properties.

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  • Do your Research

    Do your Research

    Talking to agents, sales representatives or other professionals can also help buyers get a good feel for the market in a local area.

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  • Fence Disputes

    Fence Disputes

    A shared fence is considered to be part of the land on each side, therefore neighbours have equal say in any changes to the fence and boundary.

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  • Heritage Agreements

    Heritage Agreements

    There are specific terms and conditions which apply to Heritage Agreement properties that practitioners and future buyers should be aware of. 

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  • Security a Bonus when Selling

    Security a Bonus when Selling

    Many buyers will carefully consider the security aspects of a prospective purchase at inspection
    Security is always an issue to consider when you are planning a holiday, whether short or long-term.

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  • Insurance

    Insurance

    One in four Australians with home and/or contents insurance are uninsured which is surprising considering buying a property is one of the largest financial transactions people can make.

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  • Types of Property Ownership

    Types of Property Ownership

    A great amount of property is owned by more than one individual or entity and this is often referred to as ‘joint ownership'. However, there are two different types of joint ownership and real estate salespeople are often asked the difference between ‘joint tenants' and ‘tenants in common'.

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  • Disputing Capital Value (valuation of property)

    Disputing Capital Value (valuation of property)

    If you are a property owner, you would regularly receive notice about the valuation of your property (capital value) on your Council Rates, SA Water and Emergency Services Levy accounts.

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  • Moving House - who to notify

    Moving House - who to notify

    Moving house involves a lot more than just transporting your possessions from one location to another. It also involves rearranging your life and making sure that there is a smooth transition from one home to another.

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  • Torrens Title Explained

    Torrens Title Explained

    The purpose of the Torrens system is to provide certainty of title to land. 

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  • Real Estate Terminology

    Real Estate Terminology

     When entering into a real estate contract, it is crucial to understand the document you are being presented with.

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  • Smoke Alarms

    Smoke Alarms

    The owner of the property is legally responsible for the installation of the appropriate smoke alarms. Not installing a smoke alarm may attract a fine of up to $750.

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  • Strata Property

    Strata Property

    When purchasing a strata property, make sure you understand the operations and finances of the body corporate before signing the contract.

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  • Swimming Pool Safety

    Swimming Pool Safety

    If you are considering buying, selling or renting a property with a pool, take the time to check that the pool complies with the regulations and then you can enjoy the benefits that a pool at home can offer!

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  • Under Quoting

    Under Quoting

    The advertised price must be one that the vendor is willing to consider and the price should also be in line with current market conditions

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