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Free Owners Information Night! You are missing out if we don’t manage your properties...

Property Landlords Information NightOur team at Harcourts Nexus along with Terri Sheer Landlord Insurance invites you to an evening designed to add value and protect your investment properties.

 

We'll look at ways to minimise costs but maximise options ensuring our Landlords have the best insurance policies. Put our expert to the test, compare and save!

 

WEDNESDAY 30TH MAY 7:00PM - 8:00PM | RSVP 23rd May, our team is looking forward to meeting with you!

 

No one loves your property as much as you do... but we come close.

 

Contact Harcourts Nexus on (07) 3804 3555 to book your place now, or If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au.

 

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Want to buy an investment property in Brisbane?

Property Investing Brisbane Take a good look at yourself, just as closely as at the properties you might be thinking of buying.

 

What you need to know to buy an investment that’s going to provide a good flow of revenue, and hopefully show plenty of capital growth by the time you want to sell?

 

- Make sure you do your research

- Don’t just look at the likely rental returns

- Buy near public transport

- Buy something close to the area’s median price for that type of property

- Looking at new apartments, it’s important to research both the developer and the builder

- Buying in an existing building, look for apartments with a nice aspect and parking

- Check out sources of likely tenants in the area

- Historically, areas close to the CBD have always delivered strong returns

- Don’t immediately hone in on an apartment with cheap strata levies

- Never become emotionally attached to a property you’re thinking of buying as an investment

 

Give us a call on (07) 3804 3555 and talk with a Harcourts Nexus property specialist today about buying investment properties. If you’re busy like the most of us then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au.

 

View all our properties for sale online: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/residential

We make life easier for you at Harcourts Nexus

Property Rentals SpringwoodWhether you're a first-time landlord or been in the market a while, it's important to be in the know.

 

Unforeseen mishaps and missed opportunities are two things first-time and veteran landlords can do without, particularly when financial loss is involved.

 

To help you navigate the world of investment property, Harcourt Nexus has put together some things a property manager would look after for you when renting a property out to potential tenants.

 

- The screening of potential tenants

- Before and after property condition reports

- Routine inspections

- How and when tenants pay the rent

- Maintenance and repair issues

- Responding to complaints/evictions.

 

Let Harcourts Nexus take the hassle out of property management, call us on (07) 3804 3555 to speak with one of our property managers today. If you’re busy like some of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au.

 

View all our properties for rent: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/rentals

What is your property worth in today’s market?

Spingwood Real EstateFree property appraisals with no obligation! Register with our Harcourts Nexus service and receive:

 

- A free no obligation appraisal by one of our Harcourts Consultants.

- Access to our online property comparison tool.

- Access to Harcourts Nexus and all real estate services.

- A detailed report the local Property Market.

- Monthly Property Market updates.

- Harcourts Nexus Guide to Buying eBook.

- Harcourts Nexus Guide to Selling eBook.

 

Click http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Home/questions to ask more about what we can do for you!

 

Talk with Harcourts Nexus about property today, call us on (07) 3804 3555. If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au.

 

View all our properties for sale online: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/residential

Why choose Harcourts Nexus to rent a property?

Springwood Property RentalsHarcourts Nexus is absolutely committed to providing exceptional customer service to our clients and we back that up with our unconditional Listing and Service Guarantees. The Harcourts Mission Statement “To create clients for life through the finest service” is the heart and soul of our philosophy and is fundamental to creating positive experiences and the continued success of our business.

 

- Better Reputation

- Better Service

- Better Results

 

Talk with Harcourts Nexus about renting a property today, call us on (07) 3804 3555. If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au

 

View all our properties for rent: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/rentals

Understanding a Market Appraisal!

Market AppraisalsA market appraisal is the first step to beginning the sales process. Harcourts Nexus will:

 

- Tour your property and enable them to take detailed notes.

- Interview you to discuss your needs and discuss their role in the sale of your property.

- Answer questions you may have about Harcourts Nexus & the service we will provide.

 

We will provide you with accurate market research and discuss a suitable marketing programme of how your property could be marketed for sale. This schedule is flexible and I will welcome your input to suit your needs.

 

It is important that all decision-makers involved in the sale of your property are available at the meeting.

 

Talk with Harcourts Nexus about your property appraisal, call us on (07) 3804 3555. If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au.

 

View all our properties for sale online: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/residential

Rent vs buy. Is it better to rent or buy a home? The great housing dilemma!

Home Buyer Vs RentingThere are several advantages to buying your own home, such as the ability to make the space your own, avoid being forced to move, and hopefully build your wealth.

 

1. A mortgage is a form of enforced savings

2. You can make your home your castle

3. It will hopefully build your wealth

4. It gives you reasonable certainty about repayments

5. It gives you certainty of tenure

 

There are several advantages to renting, such as the ability to save money, live in a neighbourhood you might not be able to buy into, and up-size or down-size as needed.

 

1. More money in your pocket right now

2. Upkeep is not your problem

3. Greater flexibility about where you live

4. Greater flexibility about house size

 

Looking at renting or buying a property? Give Harcourts Nexus a call on (07) 3804 3555 and they will help answer all the questions you may have.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then why not send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au

 

View all our properties for rent through Harcourts Nexus: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/rentals

Owning your own home is still one of the great Australian dreams

Brisbane Real EstateWhether you are a first-time property buyer or a veteran of several properties, the excitement of finding the right home and making that successful offer or bid never wanes.

To be a successful buyer of a property, you should research as much information about Real Estate in your area as possible.

To assist in achieving your real estate goals you can take the following steps:

- Talk to the Team at Harcourts Nexus
- Regularly read property pages and publications
- Visit open homes
- Research property on internet sites
- Set your criteria
- Research Financial Institutions to ascertain your lending level
- Look at prospective properties
- Make an offer
- Engage a Solicitor
- Obtain a Building & Pest Report

Talk with Harcourts Nexus about buying a property, phone (07) 3804 3555 and ask one of our professionals to assist you. If your busy like some of us then it might be better to send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au.

View all our properties for sale online: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/residential

Owning an investment property should be a worthwhile and rewarding experience

Investment PropertyThe hardest parts of owning an investment property are the necessary processes in finding the right tenant, and its ongoing management.

 

At Harcourts Nexus, we have created this summary called the 8 stages of Property Management to help you better understand the process of Property Management.

 

1. Preparation of the property ready for rental

2. Marketing for new rental tenants

3. Selection of tenants for the property

4. Tenancy agreement

5. Payment of outgoings

6. Ongoing maintenance

7. Property inspections

8. Rental reviews

 

For more information about property management through Harcourts Nexus give the team a call on (07) 3804 3555 and they will help answer all the questions you may have.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then why not send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au

How to Find the Right Property for You?

Finding The Right PropertyWe’re now well into a new year, and with a new year comes a brand-new set of goals and priorities. If one of your top priorities this year is finding your brand-new home, here are some tips on where to start.

 

Time for a change? A change in homes can also herald a change in lifestyle. Those looking at moving on from their quarter-acre paradise might suddenly discover the appeal of an inner-city apartment, while city dwellers might dream of a lifestyle block in the countryside or a villa in the suburbs.

 

Thinking of investing? If it’s the ‘development potential’ of a property which is your main reason for buying it, check to see what you can and can’t develop before the purchase. Councils limit what and how high you can build, how much and what part of your section can be built on, and activities you plan to do there.

 

Urban development, find out how your new neighbourhood might change in the future. New buildings and businesses and even motorways may be part of the area’s plan. Don’t assume a quite underdeveloped area will stay that way forever.

 

Don’t forget about the view, check your new views won’t be built out, or even disappear behind recently planted trees.

 

Talk with Harcourts Nexus about a property, start by calling us on (07) 3804 3555.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au.

 

View all our properties for sale online: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/residential

Harcourts Nexus Rental Property Requirements

Renting Property SpringwoodWhen you find the right property, you will need to complete a Tenancy Application Form. You may need to provide copies of identification copies to the value of 100 points with your application. For example, a Driver Licence, ATM card, credit card and a bill addressed to you at your current address.

 

You will need to pay a bond on the property you want to rent!

 

The rental bond is requested as financial protection should there be a breach in the tenancy agreement. Your rental bond will be lodged with the Residential Tenancy Bond Authority. The bond is held as security against any property damage, undue wear and tear or in the event there is money owing at the end of tenancy. Once it is established that all conditions of the tenancy have been met, the bond will be refunded promptly. The amount of bond payable is specified in the tenancy agreement. Please note, the bond required may increase where there is a rent increase.

 

Plus, there is more like, Occupancy, Paying the rent, Inspections, Repairs and Maintenance, Emergency Repair, Ending the Tenancy and leaving the Property and Breaking the lease.

 

Read more about renting a property here: http://content.harcourts.com.au/content/the-renting-process

 

For more information about renting a property through Harcourts Nexus give the Property Management division a call on (07) 3804 3555 and they will help answer all the questions you may have.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then why not send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au

 

View all our properties for sale through Harcourts Nexus: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/rentals

Property inspections can give potential buyers a great first impression

Property InspectionsOpen for inspections give you a great first impression of a property and you’ll know almost immediately if it’s one you want to pursue. But that first visit can be much more than a “once over lightly” impression. How do you make sure you’re getting as much information from it as possible?

 

Use the time to perform a thorough first property inspection. Later, you’ll want to engage professionals to inspect the building’s structure and health, but it’s a good idea to use your initial tour of the home to see some things for yourself.

 

Talk with Harcourts Nexus about selling you property, start by calling us on (07) 3804 3555.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au with the type of property you are after and the location you are looking to buy.

 

View all our properties for sale online: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/residential

First home buyer’s checklist!

First Home BuyersIt’s exciting buying your very first home...

Buying your first home is an exciting project, but it can also be intimidating. The best way to turn the dream into a reality is to approach things step by step. Here’s your easy guide to becoming a property owner.

 

Step 1. Research the market
Step 2. Find out how much you can borrow
Step 3. Calculate your repayments
Step 4. Factor in other upfront costs
Step 5. Check whether you can access the first home owner grant
Step 6. Prepare for auctions and private sales

 

And finally, Contact Harcourts Nexus in Springwood to buy your dream property, call the office on (07) 3804 3555, If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au.

Committed to delivering exceptional service

Delivering Exceptional ServiceWhilst we are committed to delivering the same exceptional service you have come to expect, through regular face to face contact, phone calls, emails or text message, we know that these methods don't always fit in with your schedule. You have told us you want your property progress on the go, so we have delivered.

 

As an exclusive client of ours, we offer the benefit of a client login which gives you 24/7 access to everything you need to know about what is happening with your property.

 

This valuable tool will house a copy of Our Promise commitment, the marketing plan and calendar, marketing reports and feedback about your property. In addition to this all the documents relating to the property will be held here, as well as you will be able to see how your property is performing on the various portals in which your property is marketed.

 

For us, Our Promise is all about our commitment to service, our attention to the small details and the clear expectations that ensures we achieve the best possible result for you and your property.

 

Want to talk property, give Harcourts Nexus in Springwood a call on (07) 3804 3555.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au

 

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We often hear "but the agent didn't listen to me!"

Buyers Agent SpringwoodWhile this may be true of some agents, your Harcourts consultant is trained to listen – not to talk.

 

Knowing your requirements early helps us help you. Sometimes however, your circumstances and priorities can change. Often, we will check with you to ensure we remain on track.

 

Facts that help us in find you the right property include:

 

- Suburb/s

- Price range

- Number of bedrooms

- Style of home

- Proximity to childcare/primary and secondary schools

- Garden size

- Drive on access and or garaging

- Special requirements e.g. no stairs

 

Talk with Harcourts Nexus consultant to consider your options on a property, start by calling us on (07) 3804 3555.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au with the type of property you are after and the location you are looking to buy.

 

View all our properties for sale online: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/residential

Partial rental potential attracts buyers looking to capitalise on extra space

Rental Properties“A lot of people are bringing others into the home, whether it is their parents or their kids moving back home,” Ms Elvin said.

 

“Some are also looking to rent parts of their home out to help with the mortgage.”

 

First read on: https://www.realestate.com.au/news/partial-rental-potential-attracts-buyers-looking-to-capitalise-on-extra-space

 

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8 steps to getting started in property investment!

Property InvestingAdmit it, you’ve been thinking about investing in property...

 

You’ve read the books, magazines and reports. You’ve been religiously checking realestate.com.au for properties.

 

Yet when push comes to shove, you get stopped...

 

To help you begin your journey, here’s a quick eight steps to starting a property portfolio on a solid ground, without losing your mind.

 

1. Check your finances

2. Get a pre-approval

3. Set your goals

4. Understand your attitude to risk

5. Start budgeting

6. Create a purchase plan

7. Be informed

8. Stay focused

 

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re starting something new and as massive as property investing.

 

But don’t give up. Just imagine in 10 years, if you buy the right properties this year, you could be sitting back, feeling happy, secure and even proud that you bought properties that more than doubled their values while your peers and everyone else wishes they’d bought back in the day.

 

How good would that feel? Want to talk property, give Harcourts Nexus in Springwood a call on (07) 3804 3555.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au

 

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Buying with Harcourts Nexus... The difference!

Buying with Harcourts NexusHarcourts has been helping people to buy and sell property for over a century. Harcourts Nexus are committed to helping you turn your property dreams into reality.

 

When you come to Harcourts Nexus in search of your perfect property, your personal real estate consultant looks to establish your goals and set about achieving them for you. It is their job to listen to what you want and to work with you with care and consideration always.

 

Your real estate consultant will guide you through the process of buying a house, providing advice on property values, investment potential, finance options and legal requirements.

 

It is all part of the extra-effort service.

 

Talk with Harcourts Nexus consultant to consider your options on a property, start by calling us on (07) 3804 3555.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au the type of property you are after and the location you want to buy in.

 

View all our properties for sale online: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/residential

DAISY HILL - Did you know????

Daisy HillDaisy Hill lies to the north of the South-East Freeway where urban subdivisions nestle into the hills of the Daisy Hill State Forest. The earliest European settlers in the area were the Dennis Family. James and Mary Anne (nee Markwell) Dennis selected 60 acres in 1868 and by 1882, had over 800 acres. This land was fenced and farmed by James Dennis who fathered eighteen children of which thirteen survived. He was also a lay preacher for the Wesleyan Methodist Church and a representative on the Tingalpa Board. Unfortunately, he died unexpectedly at only fifty-one years of age. After his death in 1893 the huge estate was worked and kept by Mary Anne and her children until 1912 when 381 acres known as “Oakey Mountain” was sold. In 1914 Alf Shailer purchased 120 acres and then married Nanny Dennis. Two further portions were retained by the family. At various times owned by Joey Dennis (son of James), Frank Dennis and Sam Dennis (both sons of Joey and Lilly Dennis).

 

The first recorded use of the name Daisy Hill was in 1905 when it appeared on the marriage certificate of Tilly Dennis to Robert Morrow. The name originated from the abundance of native daisies that grew in the area.

 

Other important early settlers were the Usher family who owned the land near Usher Park which was dedicated in 1977. The Ushers first settled in the area in the mid 1880s and called their property Norwich Vineyard. They grew grapes and Thomas Usher produced wine for sale. He also kept bees and grew many varieties of fruit. The Winnett family came to Australia on the same ship as the Ushers and moved to Slacks Creek a few years later. Elizabeth Winnett was teaching at the Slacks Creek School from the late 1890s through till about 1912. George Winnett was secretary at the Kingston Butter Factory from 1920 until the late 1930s. During the 1920s quite a little community had developed in Daisy Hill with Tom Harris' butchery, Fred Mollinhauer's blacksmith shop, William How croft the plumber and Watts timber hauling business supported mostly by farmers and fruit growers. By 1925 Syd Floate had taken over the butchery and his wife was the post mistress. Many more timber getters had moved to the district in the late 1920s and early 30s including Charles Ford, Alex Mullins and Alf Harrison. By 1940 Syd Floate was operating a carrying business and Mr Holzheimer had opened a garage.

 

The Daisy Hill State Forest was originally gazetted as a timber reserve in 1874 and in 1917 was declared a State Forest. During this time the forest overseer managed the forest so that logging caused minimal damage to surrounding timber. Many ironbark’s were felled to provide electric light poles. Other varieties include red ironbark, grey ironbark, white stringybark, tallow-wood, red mahogany, swamp mahogany, spotted gum, brush box, and grey gum. The forest was also used for honey production, gold mining and grazing. The goldmine was started in 1934 with a shaft of 425 feet sunk along the southern boundary of the forest. In 1986 it was declared the first State Forest Park in Queensland.

Saving a deposit for your first home... The facts!

Saving Deposit For First HomeAssuming you want to borrow $600,000 for your first home and don’t have that money sitting in your bank account, first things first: you need the cash for a loan deposit.

 

In an ideal world, you'll need to save about 20 per cent of the property price, plus a bit more to cover any fees or extra costs like stamp duty (we'll get to that later, because you might get lucky there). Banks will still lend if you don't have 20 per cent, but you'll have to pay more in the long run.

 

If you don't stump up 20 per cent, you'll end up paying lenders mortgage insurance (LMI). That's a cost added to your loan to protect the lender if you can't pay it off, and it can total thousands of dollars depending on the size of your deposit. Unfortunately, it doesn't protect you.

 

If you must pay LMI, there's a good chance you'll also have to pay a slightly higher interest rate. So, for a property worth $600,000, you'll need to have at least $120,000 in the bank to avoid LMI and get the best deal.

 

So, what’s next... Get a loan, House hunting (Ask Harcourts Nexus), Stamp duty and grants, Settlement and move in... If you are in the market to buy your first property, then give Harcourts Nexus a call on (07) 3804 3555.

 

If your busy like the most of us, then send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au

 

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Buying your first home is an exciting but big step...

Buying Your First HomeBuying your first home is an exciting but big step, and there is quite a lot to consider. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of things to go through when purchasing a property for the first time.

 

Things you need to consider when buying your first home are;

 

- Drawing up a budget of what you can realistically afford, factoring any additional expenses to home ownership

- It’s vital to do your due diligence before buying a home

- Doing your due diligence when buying at an auction is essential no matter the method of sale

 

Apart from a home deposit and the ongoing cost of mortgage repayments, there are other fees and charges you should be aware of before buying your first home.

 

- Lawyers/conveyancing fees

- Building and pest inspections

- Stamp duty

- Home and contents insurance

 

There is a lot to consider when buying your first home, but it’s also an incredibly exciting time! Remember to enjoy your new place once you’re settled in, and congratulations on reaching this milestone.

 

Talk with Harcourts Nexus today to consider your options on your first home, give us a call on (07) 3804 3555 or send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au the type of property you are after and the location you want to buy in.

 

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SPRINGWOOD - Did you know???

Springwood QueenslandSpringwood took its name from a 614 acre property which was situated along Rochedale Road, between Underwood and Springwood Roads. Local publican William Underwood originally owned it. Brigadier Sam Langford bought the land in 1932. At that time it was known as 'wire paddock' because it was the first fenced property in the area. 

However the current suburb of Springwood lies to the south of the Springwood Road on land originally owned by W Robinson and Robert Grieve. The area was scrub with wild brumbies and plenty of wildlife, but it did have a spring in the middle, hence the name Springwood. Springwood Road was named in 1955. W F Roche suggested the name. At that time the road was known as Priest Gully Road, and confusion existed between it and Priestdale Road.

When the Brisbane Transportation Study was released in 1965, numerous freeways were proposed including one to link Brisbane with the Pacific Highway at Eight Mile Plains. The projected date of completion was 1970.

The Springwood area was planned as a satellite development to be located at the end of the South East Freeway. The first phase of development began in November 1968. Freeway construction proceeded at a much slower pace than originally predicted and the first phase which included the construction of the (Gardens Point) Captain Cook Bridge was not completed until 1970. 

The name Springwood was gazetted by the placenames board in 1972. The final section of the Freeway between Logan Road and Springwood Road was constructed between 1982 and 1985, almost 20 years after the first land sales in the area.

Springwood is an established residential area with three primary schools, one high school and two major shopping centres. Arndale Shopping Centre and the Springwood Hotel opened in 1974, with Springwood Mall being completed during 1986. 

The first Springwood Post Office was opened in January 1985, having been previously serviced by the Woodridge Post Office.

Whether to rent or buy is a hotly-debated question

property investmentWith the housing market continuing to boom in many parts of Australia, it’s no wonder some potential home buyers are wondering if they’d be better off continuing to rent.

 

With rent money often referred to as ‘dead money’ you’d be forgiven for thinking that renting was the inferior choice, but there are transactional costs to do with buying a home, such as stamp duty and home loan interest payments that might be regarded the same way.

 

While the question of buying versus renting mainly depends on each individual’s circumstances and stage of life, which city you live in also has an impact.

 

So here are some reason why buying a property is of benefit to you.

 

- You could own your home within 25 to 30 years, or sooner if you pay your home loan off more quickly, and will own an asset which will hopefully have increased in value.

- Owning a home gives you certainty around where you’ll be living and additional security in retirement.

- Because you own your property, you can renovate it, nail pictures into the wall or even remove the walls if you want to!

 

If you are in the market to buy your first or a property for that matter, then give Harcourts Nexus a call on (07) 3804 3555 or send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au the type of property you are after and the location you want to buy in.

 

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What are your circumstances?

  • First Home BuyerAre you are a first home buyer? 
  • Are you an investor? 
  • Do you require to sell a property to finance the next? 
  • Have you organised a loan or are you a cash buyer?
  • Are you experienced in bidding at auction? 

Harcourts Nexus has been helping people to buy and sell property for over a century and are committed to helping you turn your property dreams into reality. We achieve this by growing to understand your needs and forming our advice per what we find.

When you come to Harcourts Nexus in search of your perfect property, your personal real estate consultant looks to understand your goals and set about helping you to achieving them. It is our job to listen to what you want and to work for you with care and consideration always.

Your real estate consultant will guide you through the process of buying a house, providing advice on property values, investment potential, finance options and legal requirements (see R7). We believe that empowering buyers to be more confident in participating in the sales process is clearly in the interest of our usual client the seller.

If you are in the market to buy a property, then give Harcourts Nexus a call on (07) 3804 3555 or send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au the type of property you are after and the location you want to buy in.

View all our properties for sale online: http://nexus.harcourts.com.au/Property/residential

What is a home assistant, and could it change your life for the better?

Home AssistantAutomated home assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Echo have been getting a lot of attention lately, but what exactly do they do, and are they worth investing in?

 

Here’s all you need to know about the latest wave of electronic home assistants, and if they’re worth the addition to your living room.

 

Read more at https://www.domain.com.au/living/home-assistant-change-life-better

Things to look out for when buying a house?

Buying House The first thing that you want to check is the location of the property.

 

1. The land, this includes the boundaries and the terrain. The boundary of the property might seem indeterminable, but the fence around it pretty much defines the boundaries 2. Outside the house, this not only includes the fences, but the paint, gutters and roof as well. 3. Inside the house, do the walls need repainting? Are the ceilings and light fixtures in good condition?

 

Understanding the type of your property title, the title will tell you what kind of property you own. This includes everything you need to know about the property which includes easements, caveats, covenants and mortgages. Basically, there are four types of property titles – torrens title, strata title, company title and old system title.

 

Finding your dream house is one thing, making sure that you have the budget for that dream house is another thing. After checking everything, the worst part will be to realise you are short of budget for that dream. Before purchasing a house, you should count the cost on how much you need. This includes taxes, ongoing fees and more.

 

If you are in the market to buy a property, then give Harcourts Nexus a call on (07) 3804 3555 or send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au the type of property you are after and the location you want to buy in.

 

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Our approach to customer service

Customer ServiceOur approach to customer service is more attentive than ever. We know buying, selling or renting a home can be overwhelming. Harcourts Nexus provides services you will need before, during and after the move. Harcourt Nexus has done the legwork for you.

If you would like to arrange a free no obligation rental appraisal with our Harcourts Property Manager, then give us a call on (07) 3804 3555 or send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au

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Is your house worth more than you think?

Property Prices Experts reveal the features buyers are looking for this year in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

 

As the property market cools in Sydney, and remains flat in Brisbane, those looking to sell their properties this year might be feeling nervous.

 

Meanwhile in Melbourne, soaring prices may have homeowners wondering whether they are sitting on a goldmine.

 

Some properties could hold more appeal than their owners realise, so what are buyers looking for across the eastern states?

 
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The Harcourts Nexus Promise

The Harcourts PromesisOur mission is to create clients for life. To achieve this, we commit to Our Promise; a written assurance that we will deliver you an exceptional level of service and, most importantly, deliver on your primary objective - to achieve the best possible result for your property.

Research has demonstrated that our clients expect an exceptional level of personal and professional service from our team. Our Promise is our way of being held accountable, and your way of assessing our performance every step of the way.

Consider it a total commitment to working together to make the whole experience easier, less stressful and far more rewarding.

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The 5 upsides of buying an investment property first!

Buying Investment Property1. Cash flow

 

You could earn regular income that will help you better manage your cash flow. Essentially, your tenants are paying your mortgage repayments.

 

2. You may pay lower repayments

 

Lenders often allow you to pay just the interest on your mortgage for several years. This can make it easier to hold your property and will likely put less strain on your budget

 

3. You can potentially borrow more

 

You can potentially get more money from the banks, thanks to the rental income you’ll be getting from your investment property.

 

4. You can claim deductible expenses

 

There are a range of expenses that you can claim as tax deductions in relation to your rental property.

 

5. You can take advantage of negative gearing benefits

 

Negative gearing means your investment property is earning less than the cost of holding it.

 

Call Harcourts Nexus Property Management for advice on tenting out your property (07) 3804 3555 or email: nexus@harcourts.com.au to make an enquire now.

 

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Making Great Australian Dream a reality for many more Queenslanders

Harcourts NexusA new scheme has done away with first home deposits, making the Great Australian Dream a reality for many more Queenslanders.

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Why not ask for an Obligation Free Rental Appraisal today?

Harcourts Nexus RentalsOur approach to customer service is more attentive than ever. We know buying, selling or renting a home can be overwhelming. Harcourts provides services you will need before, during and after the move. Our Complete has done the legwork for you.

 

If you would like to arrange a free no obligation rental appraisal with our Harcourts Property Manager, then give us a call on (07) 3804 3555 or send us an email: nexus@harcourts.com.au

 

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New homeowners’ checklist: What to look for during an inspection

new home owners checklistWhen you think you’ve found the one, it can be easy to overlook the finer details. However, buying a property requires a discerning eye. 

 

Even if you’ve done your fair share of rental inspections in the past, viewing a home that might be yours forever calls for a few key considerations – this list is a good place to start.

 

https://www.domain.com.au/living/new-homeowners-checklist-look-inspection

What happens when you rent out your home?

rent my homeWhile you live in your home you are generally free of any tax consequences. If you sell it, you should get the principal place of residence capital gains exemption. While you own it, none of the expenses associated with owning the home are tax deductible.

But once you decide to rent it out the situation changes. Below are things to consider when deciding to rent out your property.

- Income tax implications
- The home loan may not be entirely tax deductible
- Capital gains tax implications
- Renting out part of your home
- Speak to an accountant

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We will effectively communicate with you

harcourts rentalsYour Harcourts Rental Management Solutions Property Manager will discuss your needs and develop a policy for the prompt response and resolution of matters for you and your investment. 

We sometimes spend a large amount of time away from the office appraising property, inspecting and managing property, however, be assured we will respond.

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Renting with Harcourts Nexus

Harcourt Nexus Property RentalsProperty Management for Springwood, Rochedale, Loganholme, Tanah Merah, Kuraby, Daisy Hill, Shailer Park and surrounding areas. Learn more https://goo.gl/SjqdK5

 

Call Harcourts Nexus Property Management today (07) 3804 3555 or email: nexus@harcourts.com.au to enquire about one of our rental properties.

 

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We look after your Property like it’s our own at Harcourts Nexus!

Springwood RentalsRenting a property requires a lot of work and a high level of commitment, which many landlords don’t have the time to put in. A good property manager will be able to manage all the headaches for you. Harcourts Nexus will screen potential tenants through comprehensive databases, which list tenants who have a history of not paying on time or damage to a property.

 

When appointing a property manager, you will sign a property management agreement, and much like a lease, its terms and conditions form a contract. These agreements vary in length and contain notice periods for termination.

 

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Could Brisbane Take Over As The Best Performing Capital City Housing Market In 5 Years?

Brisbane PropertyBrisbane is well placed to take over as the best performing capital city housing market over the next five years.  

 

Dwelling values across Australia’s third largest capital city have risen at the annual rate of 1.2% of the past decade; that’s half the pace of inflation and dramatically lower than Sydney or Melbourne where annual gains have averaged 6.3% and 5.9% over the past ten years.

 

Brisbane’s housing market won’t outperform other cities simply because the market has previously underperformed, however the relative gap in pricing between Australia’s largest cities is likely to be one of the factors that attracts housing demand to the city.  At the end of November 2017 Sydney house values were 102% higher than Brisbane’s and Melbourne values were 57% higher.  Based on median household incomes, Sydney households are earning only 12.9% more than households in Brisbane’s and incomes across Melbourne are actually 0.7% lower than Brisbane’s.  

 

https://www.corelogic.com.au/news/could-brisbane-take-over-best-performing-capital-city-housing-market-5-years?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social#.WovQbIKYP3S

Sick of not hearing from your Property Manager?

Property Manager BrisbaneHere’s the Harcourts Nexus difference!

 

A property manager from Harcourts Nexus will seek to maximise your weekly rental income and source high quality tenants who will best look after your asset.

 

There are many advantages to appointing a property manager to manage your rental property, including:

 

- We can offer you and the tenant are generally more extensive
- Harcourts Nexus have good local contacts when repair work is required on the property
- Tenants often find it easier to access and discuss matters with property managers
- Harcourts Nexus will act as a buffer between you and the tenant if something goes wrong

 

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Time of year doesn’t matter when selling your home

As the property market kicks back into gear for 2018, homeowners who are considering selling may be wondering which month is best to list their home.

 

But as timing the market is notoriously difficult, deciding when to sell comes down to more than just getting the best price.

 

A fascinating look into why and when...

 

https://www.domain.com.au/advice/why-market-conditions-are-bigger-factor-than-time-of-year-when-selling-your-home-20180131-h0q5c0/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=Insider_05022018_Pixel&utm_medium=email&utm_content=none

Common mistakes to avoid when updating your home’s exterior

Home Exterior FinishWhen it comes to first impressions, it’s all about “wow” at first sight. And the exterior of your home is no exception. 

 

Not only is it the first thing people see when they visit, but it’s often the image that convinces buyers to click on your listing. With this in mind, there are a few pitfalls to be aware of when updating the front of your home. 

 

Number 1 can make a huge difference...

 

https://www.domain.com.au/advice/common-mistakes-to-avoid-when-updating-your-homes-exterior-20171213-h02biv/

The top three renovation projects to do over summer

Summer can be a tempting time of year to tackle a renovation project. Perhaps the extra time at home has made you more aware the parts of your house that need attention, or maybe you’ve enviously eyed off the latest addition at a friend or relative’s house.

 

If sprucing up your home is at the top of your summer to-do list, these are the projects you should be tackling.

 

Number 3 will really help...

 

https://www.domain.com.au/advice/the-top-three-renovation-projects-to-do-over-summer-20171222-h06r0x/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=TrendingThisWeek_20180121&utm_medium=email&utm_content=none

New homeowners’ checklist: What to look for during an inspection

New Homeowners ChecklistWhen you think you’ve found the one, it can be easy to overlook the finer details. However, buying a property requires a discerning eye.

 

Even if you’ve done your fair share of rental inspections in the past, viewing a home that might be yours forever calls for a few key considerations – this list is a good place to start.

 

Click to view the property checklist https://www.domain.com.au/living/new-homeowners-checklist-look-inspection

 

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