Local Leaders
Paul Corazza is no stranger to real estate. He’s just marked his 26th year in ‘the biz’ and has sold...
Property
A leading Canberra real estate principal says first home buyers will have a better shot at home ownership in the...
Property
Vantage Strata’s remarkable growth over its four years in existence is a part of the evolving Canberra story about how...
Building relationships key to property management, says McIntyre’s Jasmine Henjak
Local Leaders
When Jasmine Henjak left high school in 2002, she didn’t know what she wanted to do for a living. She decided to take a year off and make some money, while pondering life. Then, out of the blue, she landed a job in real estate and her future became crystal clear. That was in 2003 and Jasmine has been in...
Canberra lessors, financiers and suppliers urged to check their PPSR registrations
Property
The Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) came into effect on 30 January 2012, providing regulation for personal property that is used as security, and clear reporting of security claims by creditors over particular goods and assets. As a result, the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) was established. The PPSR makes it easy for consumers to check if an item...
The capital market with David Robertson
News
Each quarter, David Robertson, Head of Economic and Market Research for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, keeps us updated on the state of the ACT economy with a quarterly market update drawing on statistics from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Real Estate Industry of Australia (REIA). October to December, 2018 quarter Happy New Year!...
How can you subdivide your rural or farm land in NSW?
Property
Deciding to subdivide a parcel of land is the easy part, it's what follows that can be tricky, with many hoops to jump through, and costs and conditions to be met. Meyer Vandenberg's Property Commercial & Finance Team takes you through the process and answers the key questions. What is the purpose of subdivision? In NSW, any plan that creates new...
What unimproved value means – and why you should care
Property
You’ve received your annual rates from the ACT Government but are puzzled by the ‘unimproved value’ figure. What does it mean exactly? How does the government calculate it? How often is it revised? Should you even care? "These are all good questions," says real estate agent Ryan Broadhurst, from Belle Property. "One thing is for sure, you should take note...
Good fences make good neighbours
Property
It seems simple enough. You want to erect a fence to give you privacy and keep the kids and pets safe when they’re playing in the backyard. You pitch the idea of a common-boundary fence to your neighbour and immediately run into problems. Your neighbour doesn’t want one and they certainly don’t want to contribute to paying for one. What...
Six tips for bidding without regret at a property auction
Property
Canberrans love a good auction, with many ACT home owners choosing auction over other sales methods to sell their properties. In addition to driving competition between potential buyers, an auction provides the opportunity to truly test what the market is willing to pay – rather than relying on assumptions of value. This can be particularly useful in a volatile market,...
ACT Work Health and Safety law changes for major construction projects
Property
On 7 June 2018, an amendment to the ACT Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (ACT)(the WHS Act) was tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly. If the amendment passes the Assembly, it will come into force on 1 January 2019 and impose new Work Health and Safety (WHS) obligations for Canberra construction companies running projects worth more than $5 million. The Work Health and...
Building or buying a new home in Canberra? Beware the pitfalls
Expert Advice
Property development in Canberra is booming, with a swag of new land releases open to the public over the past few years, and new developments popping up right across the territory – from Tuggeranong to Kingston, Braddon, Belconnen and Gungahlin. It’s exciting times for many Canberrans, who have had the opportunity to secure never-before-lived on land, or snap up brand...
Property Conveyancing: What, Why, How?
Property
Buying a home can be so much fun – from checking the listings and visiting properties to imagining your future life and signing the purchase papers – your dreams are coming true and you have good cause to be excited. There are a few necessary steps after house hunting that may not seem as exciting though, and conveyancing is one...
Are you a first homebuyer that wants to know more about the process?
Property
When taking the first steps into the property market, most people are confronted with a lot of legal jargon and might not even know if they are deemed eligible by lenders to borrow money to purchase a property. This is why local law firm Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers and Goodwin Blain Financial are running a series of First Home Buyer Seminars...
Landlord insolvency tips: What you should do when a corporate tenant enters insolvency
Property
No landlord wants to find themselves in a position where a tenant who has recently entered into a ten-year lease with an option to renew for five years, becomes insolvent. However, there is always a risk a tenant will become insolvent during the term of a lease. As a landlord, you need to be aware of your rights if this...
Follow the money
Property
It is my good fortune that one of my best friends also happens to be my accountant. Naturally this means that on any given day I hit my longsuffering friend up for some free advice about all things financial. There is however one noticeable caveat to this arrangement; during the months of July / Aug I can forget about speaking...
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