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Before you buy

Before you buy a property you need to ask yourself two key questions, how will you buy the property and what exactly are you buying? Getting answers to these two questions can make all the difference in a property investment.

Buyer beware - the risks of illegal building works

Illegal building is a common risk for property buyers, but most aren’t aware that their new home may just come with a disastrous DIY job. It is reported that as many as 30% of buildings in Australia have some form of illegal building, and as a buyer, it’s important to arm yourself with the knowledge of the risks that illegal building works pose.

Avoid the traps when buying interstate

It is becoming increasingly popular for investors to buy property interstate to take advantage of opportunities that may not be available in their own state.

Proposed reforms to underquoting laws in Victoria

A recent survey of REIV members found more than 70 per cent of agents indicated underquoting laws require change. Consumer Affairs Minister, Jane Garrett, has proposed significant reforms to the Estate Agents Act 1980 (‘EAA’) to address this sentiment and tackle rogue operators within the industry.