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July 19, 2019

What does the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme mean for you?

The newly elected Morrison Government will launch its new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme on 1 January 2020. 

So, what does the new scheme mean for first home buyers (FHBs) and what sorts of rules might apply?

Currently, the Government is working on the detail of its policy so not everything is crystal clear at the moment.

What we do know is that the scheme will help FHBs purchase their first home with a deposit of just 5%, instead of the...

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July 12, 2019

What to expect when buying a home

Inspired By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

Buying a home is both an exhilarating and nerve-wracking process. It can be highly time-consuming and it often comes as a relief to finally find the perfect property. But what are the steps associated with purchasing your new home?

While the process may differ slightly depending on the sale method of the property, the following guideline can help give you an idea of what to expect.

Determine your buying power

Before you start your...

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July 05, 2019

Have you outgrown your home?

By Andrew Trim 
Author of Real Estate Dangers 

How do you know if it’s time to move on? Maybe you have more kids than bedrooms, or you’re getting to an age where maintaining your property is physically demanding. Our lifestyle dictates what we do & don’t need in a home.

Change in family size

The house may be too crowded if you’ve got the addition (or return) of children, a spouse, relatives or even furry friends. If you’ve got children sharing a bedroom,...

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June 28, 2019

First National Supports the Anglicare Pantry Appeal 2019

First National Real Estate Goulburn is proud to announce its support for the Anglicare Pantry Appeal 2019.

The Pantry Appeal is held every winter and seeks donations of non-perishable food and essential living items. The items collected throughout the appeal are distributed to families and individuals in the Goulburn community who are in need of emergency assistance.

Thanks to your generosity, in 2018 we were able to collect more than 600 items to help those in need.

Want to be involved? We...

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June 28, 2019

Neither a rising nor falling market is a bad thing

By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

The real estate market is not a single entity. It consists of millions of people making individual decisions based on their personal needs and opinions. Current real estate trends vary widely from state to state, city to city and even suburb to suburb, making the market virtually impossible to predict with accuracy.

Many sellers base their decision to sell on their own opinion of the real estate market. This opinion is often formed...

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June 21, 2019

Is Winter a Good Time to Sell?

By Peter O’Malley
Author of Inside Real Estate

As the cooler weather sets in, many people considering going to the market will be faced with a conundrum – sell in winter or wait until spring? The winter vs spring debate rolls around every year with predictions of low or no activity over winter and a plethora of new listings ready for the spring market.

Buyers are not seasonal. They buy when the right opportunity presents itself.

The number of listings on market...

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June 14, 2019

What does the result of the federal election mean for the Australian property market?

By Andrew Trim 
Author of Real Estate Dangers

Regardless of who won the 2019 federal election, Australians were promised by both Liberal and Labor that they would be able to purchase their first home with a deposit as little as 5%.

The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, originally pitched by now re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison on May 12th and matched by Bill Shorten a few hours later, will be made available to individuals earning up to $125,000 or couples earning up...

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June 07, 2019

Cheap isn’t always cheerful: Why budget property management cost landlords

By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

A common mistake that many property investors make is assuming that all property management is the same. This assumption can often lead to landlords choosing the cheapest service on the market, as they feel there is nothing to differentiate agencies from one another. What many landlords don’t realise is that choosing the cheapest property management team can become an expensive mistake in the long term. The team at First National Real Estate...

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May 31, 2019

Five Reasons Why Using a Good Agent is a Smart Decision vs Selling Yourself

By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

Selling your home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make, so it’s important to do it correctly. While it can be tempting to sell your house without an agent, saving yourself the fees, it’s important to recognise the advantages you have if you choose a good agent instead.

Time

Selling a home can be a lengthy process. It can take many arduous hours to sell a home – free time an...

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May 31, 2019

Congratulations Brody

Brody Willis has been named Sales Rookie of the Year for the First National Australian Network.

First National Real Estate’s highest achievers were presented with National General Excellence and Marketing Awards at Singapore’s Flower Dome at the First National Real Estate Convention 2019.

Our very own, Brody Willis has been recognised as the Sales Rookie of the Year at the national level after having been awarded with state honours earlier in the year at the NSW awards night.

This result is testament to...

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