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General Interest

Clause & Affect

Clause & Affect

If you are thinking of buying a property you may want to consider adding a clause on the contract. Clauses, also known as ‘conditions’ can make a big difference, not only potentially saving you money but also avoiding some big issues. Let’s just remind you that as a buyer the real estate agent isn’t working for you, they represent the…

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If it ain’t nailed down

If it ain’t nailed down

They say you can’t take it with you when you die, but how about when you move? Some say that if it ain’t nailed down it’s yours to take, but is this true? What’s the general rule on what you can and can’t take? Section 9 of the REIWA Joint from of General Conditions talks a lot about the “Seller…

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“Selling is no laughing matter”

“Selling is no laughing matter”

Ever wondered why there are so many differing opinions on what your property is worth? This mystery can best be explained in a short little story that goes a little like this… A real estate agent, a banker and a valuer walk into a bar… The bartender, having served a few agents in his time, instantly spots the woman with…

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WA Property Stimulus Submission

WA Property Stimulus Submission

The AICWA is calling on the State Government to assist with targeted policy measures in support of the established residential property sector. The AICWA has identified 3 key initiatives 1. Raising the Duty concession threshold rate for first homebuyers for established properties to $550k ceasing at $750k 2. First homebuyer grants of $20k for purchasing established properties 3. Duty concessions…

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