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Tips For Finding The Best Property in a Great Area in Mumbai

Buying a property often involves using your life savings, and it’s always a big decision, but one that you make with the long-term future in mind and the many benefits you expect to be rewarded for. Thus, whether looking for your own home, an investment property or maybe even commercial property, its not simply the […]

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4 Tips Why Location is So Important When Buying Property

We hear it so much it’s almost boring. Location, location, location – that old chestnut! The phrase, after all, has been in use since at least 1926 and still remains vital today. In a nutshell: make sure you buy in a desirable area. Some real estate agents recommend that clients purchase the worst home in […]

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Are Interest Rates in Australia Going to Rise Soon?

Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge” this week looks at where Australian interest rates are heading: It is widely believed that Australian interest rates will increase by a further 0.25% when the Reserve Bank meets on February 2. The markets have already factored in the rise, with positive economic data showing continued strength within the economy.

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The Main Reasons that People Move House

In a recent survey RP Data looked at the main factors which caused people to decide to move between properties. There were some fascinating results which give an excellent insight into what things both buyers and renters are looking for. The main reason for hiring Mayflower movers and moving was tenants purchasing their own home, […]

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Buying Real Estate Throughout the World Has Become Cheaper

Simon Turner of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: With global barriers becoming of less and less importance, we have found that our properties are being purchased by buyers from a different country, or by buyers that have substantial assets externally. Moving funds around the world to purchase these properties can often be expensive, once fees and currencies are taken into account. In recognising this, Marquette Turner Luxury Homes are excited to partner with Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX).

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Buying Real Estate: Is Now a Good Time?

Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: One of the most common questions is when is the right time to buy property? Australians have seen property prices hold firm, relative to many other countries around the World. It’s a fact that more than 70 per cent of Australians aged 25 or over believe that now is the right time to purchase property – this is welcome news for those looking to sell property.

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How to Buy Real Estate without Money

Most properties on the market today have a price tag and it is usually in the form of money. Have you considered the property you are looking to purchase could be sold to you by trading with the property you own? Perhaps the swap of a property because it is in a different country! If the prices of properties vary considerably, a nominal cash component or another item (such as a boat or car) may be an attractive proposition. Marquette Turner Luxury Homes currently have a number of listings for which the owner would accept total or partial exchanges – please contact us to find out more.

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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: How the Banks Control Real Estate Prices

Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes looks at how Australian banks control Australian real estate prices. If one bank lifts interest rates so does the other and so the cycle goes on. We have all witnessed the banks being difficult in lending to business or the huge interest rates charged on credit cards.

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Buying Real Estate: Changes to the First Home Owner Grant – the facts

First home buyers of any type of property in NSW will be eligible for a $7000 grant for the purchase of any property – a new or existing dwelling. This is called the NSW first home owner grant. To be eligible for the additional supplement of $3000 you must purchase between November 11 2008 and June 30 2010. This is called the NSW Home Buyers Supplement.

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Buying Real Estate: Vendor Finance Explained

As Michael Marquette explains, vendor finance is a way of purchasing a property and the seller (or vendor) is actually the person lending you the money. Vendor finance is most common in large developments but can occur in any situation – even the purchase of a single apartment or house.

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