Pain or Gain? Adelaide’s hotspots for property profit and loss revealed

THE Burnside, Prospect and Unley council regions, as expected, are Adelaide’s hotspots for profit-making property sales.On the flip-side, Playford, the Adelaide CBD, Walkerville and Mount Barker are our areas most likely to turn a loss, according to the new Pain and Gain Report released by CoreLogic recently, which looks at profit and loss-making sales across the country….Read More→

Tax return hacks to save you cash

MOST of us dread tax time — but a few simple hacks can help you maximise your refund this year. There are four little-known deductions that could make a big difference, including handbags, makeup and cosmetics, stationery and mobile phone data. It’s all about “turning everyday expenses into tax deductions”. For any of us working…Read More→

North-East tipped for most significant growth

Adelaide’s northeast has been identified as having SA’s most affordable suburbs tipped for significant capital growth. According to property research site LocationScore.com.au, Modbury North, Valley View and St Agnes all offer homes priced below $500,000 and are likely to experience strong capital growth in the future. They each recorded a LocationScore of 74 out of…Read More→

21 steps to D.I.Y selling

Aussies love to DIY, as a way to save on professional fees and to appeal to our inner sense of our “handyness”. It’s a chance show our hard work or creativity, or simply our ability to competently apply ourselves to every craft and task. This is evidenced by the prominence of reality TV shows showing…Read More→

What is Lender’s Mortgage Insurance (LMI) and why do we pay it?

  In a recent study by Core data & Mortgage Choice, it was revealed that 42.1% of buyers had little to no understanding of what the ‘dreaded’ LMI was, while 32% revealed they would need to pay it in order to get into the property market. Put simply, LMI is the insurance used to protect…Read More→

“How’s the market?” – May 2018

Mike Lowrie’s monthly commentary and report on the real estate market in St Agnes, Fairview Park & Wynn Vale. Market in St Agnes With just 27 properties for sale in St Agnes, the suburb is well and truly a “sellers market” with such limited options available for buyers. I’m also meeting lots of investors trying…Read More→

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