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Abolish stamp duty for retirees

Stamp duty should be abolished for pensioners according to the HIA. Picture: Thinkstock. PENSIONERS should receive an incentive to sell up their large family homes to free up the housing market. And the best way to do that according to HIA senior economist Shane Garrett is to remove stamp duty …

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What not to say when you’re selling

Sellers and buyers should really not be talking to each other according to the property experts. EVERYONE wants to spruik about how great their property is when they put it on the market, but according to the experts that’s the last thing you should do. According to Realtor Magazine there …

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More than 80,000 properties don’t have tenants

With vacancy rates on the rise, finding a rental property should become easier. Picture: Thinkstock. RESIDENTIAL vacancies increased across Australia during the last month of 2015, with new figures revealing there are now 81,401 rental properties without a tenant. The figures released by SQM Research put the current national vacancy …

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Banks on notice, refinancing rises

The number of people chosing to switch lenders is increasing as homeowners seek to lock in the best deal while the cash rate is at a historic low. PICTURE: Glenn Barnes MAJOR banks and lenders have been put on notice by wary homeowners, after latest figures showed a jump in …

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To Catch a Thief castle for sale

The French Riviera castle where To Catch a Thief was filmed is for sale for the first time in 56 years. Picture: TopTenRealEstate. YOU can follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty Grace Kelly and Cary Grant with the French Riviera castle where they filmed To Catch a Thief for …

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How to get on the property ladder

It’s not impossible to get into the property market, you’ve just got to have the right mindset according to Nathan Birch. Picture: Thinkstock. YOU don’t need to wait for a Lotto win or an inheritance to get into the property market according to property investment expert Nathan Birch. Mr Birch, …

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Gai and Rob Waterhouse to sell Mosman home

Gai and Robbie Waterhouse, pictured at an event celebrating David Jones’ 175th year, are selling their former family home in Mosman. POWER couple Gai and Rob Waterhouse are selling their former family home in exclusive Mosman enclave Clifton Gardens at auction with a price guide of $6 million. The Australian …

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What couples want more than a wedding

Many young couples are prepared to postpone their wedding if it means getting into the property market. Picture: Thinkstock. IT’S a door bell not wedding bells that many loved-up couples want to hear ringing this year. A new survey by bank ME has revealed almost a quarter of couples delayed …

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Best pads for NYE fireworks

Nothing beats watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks and what makes it even better is if you can rent somewhere to watch it and avoid the crowds. WELL that’s Christmas done and dusted for another year, now it’s time to concentrate on New Year’s Eve. If you haven’t made plans …

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Expert predictions for property in 2016

John Symond from Aussie Home Loans believes the steam will come out of the Sydney and Melbourne markets next year. THE property market had a roller coaster ride in 2015. Values skyrocketed in some capital cities at the beginning of the year, particularly the southern capitals of Sydney and Melbourne, …

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