Open home checklist — what potential buyers should look for when inspecting a property

Prospective property buyers rarely have more than 30 minutes to inspect a place they could potentially spend the next 30 years paying off. So what should you be looking for during an open home to make the most of that time? Real estate agents know it is pretty much impossible to check everything during the half-hour window.…

What is positive and negative gearing?

When tuning in to media coverage around property and particularly investment properties, there is a good chance you’ve heard the term ‘negatively geared’. Of course, as balance would have it, there is also another relative concept called ‘positively geared’. Put simply, negative gearing is where you’ve borrowed money to invest, known as gearing, where the…