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Company Title: What do you need to know?

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So you’ve heard of strata title, but do you know what company title is? Despite being far less common these days, company title is still present in the eastern suburbs, especially in older apartment buildings in Coogee, Maroubra, Elizabeth Bay and Randwick. Understanding property law is a complex process, but don’t let it deter you from entering the market. A concern that commonly arises is…

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Compulsory Acquisition: What Do You Need To Know?

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Compulsory Acquisition has been in the news a lot recently. In 2016 the State Government was forced to make payouts to residents who were not adequately compensated when their homes were acquired for the new WestConnex freeway. But it’s not just roads which can lead to compulsory acquisition, as residents of Randwick have recently found out. The new development at Prince of Wales Hospital has…

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What You Need To Know About Mortgage Brokers

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The Royal Commission into banking has meant that it’s harder than ever to be approved for a home loan, which can lead to low levels of confidence in buyers. Lately, I’ve noticed a trend towards more buyers using a mortgage broker to cut through the red tape and find the best loan. I spoke to Alan Hemmings at Oxygen, our recommended broker, for further insight…

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Is The Royal Commission Affecting Property Prices?

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The financial services Royal Commission established at the end of last year is starting to have an impact on property prices. Here’s your guide to what the Commission is working on and how buyers and sellers can respond to the changes. What is the financial services Royal Commission? The Royal Commission is looking at whether Australia’s financial service companies have been engaged in any misconduct,…

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What You Need To Know About Banks And Real Estate

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Banks are intrinsically tied to Sydney’s real estate market, so it’s vital to understand the obvious and more subtle ways that banks can impact your potential property purchase. There are numerous factors that directly and indirectly influence the Sydney property market. With the endless speculation over the future of the real estate market, it’s important to understand the factors at play, and one of them…

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