Buying Your Dream Home

Smoking and Strata Buildings: What Do You Need to Know Before You Buy an Apartment?

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If you’re planning to buy an apartment in a strata building and you’re a smoker, then you should check out if your owner’s corporation has any rules about smoking. These rules may affect where you can smoke, and if you aren’t ready to quit your habit, it may give you headaches and fines that you could do without. What do you need to know? What Are the Current Owner’s Corporation Smoking Restrictions?…

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House Purchase Tips: Handling Critical Documents during Conveyancing

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Proper handling of legal documents during the conveyancing process is critical for the success of your real estate transaction. If the important documents are misunderstood or not deal with appropriately, they could cause unexpected problems after the acquisition of property. Therefore, if you are preparing to purchase a house, you should hire a professional conveyancer to help you navigate the transfer of property. However, you should note that it is possible to deal with conveyancing personally if you are familiar with property law.…

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How to Safeguard a Property You Rent to Others

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Renting out a property can be a smart financial move, but to ensure a good return on your investment, you have to be proactive about protecting the home. This includes taking many of the regular steps you’d take for your own house, but you also have to think about the potential behaviours of your tenants, taking their safety and comfort into consideration. Perform scheduled maintenance checks on time—tenants don’t always report hazards or necessary repairs.…

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