Reserve Bank Retains Current Official Interest Rate of 1.50%

Already using Social Media? Follow WendyChamberlain.com.au for the latest about tips and tricks when it comes to buying a home and hiring a buyers advocate. Today marked two years since the Reserve Bank of Australia has moved interest rates and its record-breaking run of inactivity is not predicted to end anytime soon. The RBA earlier left the interest[…]

Melbourne Auction Results | 11th August 2018

Melbourne’s auction market remains to be slow performing with a clearance rate below 60 percent. Over the rainy and windy weekend, it recorded a 58 percent clearance rate. The number of scheduled auctions was 642. The number of reported auctions was 492 while the number of properties sold was 296. Total sales recorded was more[…]

Buyer’s Agent Coburg – Suburb Profile

Buying a property in Coburg can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives. A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment[…]

What is Negative Gearing?

In real estate, negative gearing is when the cost of buying and maintaining an investment property is higher than the income you gain from it. With this loss, it is then possible to offset the income you earn thereby allowing you to pay less tax on the property. For a rental property, for example, negative[…]

Melbourne Auction Results | 28th July 2018

Melbourne’s auction market slightly improved over the weekend recording a clearance rate 58 percent. The number of scheduled auctions 687. The number of reported auctions was 507 while the number of properties sold was 320. Total sales recorded was $223,223,000 while the median price in the area was pegged at $766,000. Properties that performed the[…]

Buyer’s Agent Fairfield – Suburb Profile

Buying a property in Fairfield can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives. A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment[…]

Buyer’s Agent Heidelberg – Suburb Profile

Buying a property in Heidelberg can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives. A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment[…]

Melbourne Auction Results | 14th July 2018

Melbourne’s auction market was steady over the weekend achieving a clearance rate 56 percent, similar from the previous week. The number of scheduled auctions was down to 484 from 526. The number of reported auctions was also down at 377 while the number of properties sold was 220. Total sales recorded was $149,977,000 while the[…]

What is Equity?

Many people are aware of their home equity but do not understand very well how it is calculated and its other uses. Basically, equity is the difference between a property’s current market value and the outstanding balance of any debt held against it. It is an asset from a homeowner’s point of view and it[…]