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Changes to Stamp Duty in NSW Coming into Effect 1 July 2017

On 1 June 2017, the NSW Government announced major changes to NSW stamp duty which will favour first home buyers and target foreign investors. From 1 July 2017 first home buyers who purchase an existing home worth up to $650,000.00 in value will be exempt from paying stamp duty. The threshold for first home buyers […]

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Buying Property within Your Family

So you want to buy the family home from your parents or buy a property owned by other family members and you are wondering what is involved? If you are buying or selling property within your family, there is usually no need for a Contract of Sale to be prepared. The only requirement is that […]

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Working Out What Your Property Is Worth For Sale

Are you are thinking of selling your property and wondering how you work out how much your property is worth? There are several different methods which can help you determine how much your property is worth in today’s market. First, check out the prices of any neighboring properties sold recently. This will give you a […]

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Could Underquoting Soon Be A Thing Of The Past?

Underquoting refers to the behaviour of some real estate agents who tell potential buyers that a property will be sold for a lesser price than the seller of the property has set as a reserve price or the agent’s estimate of the likely sale price. Underquoting is a problem for buyers, as they are the […]

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