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Roger Loughnan Real Estate MontvilleTips for Buyers

There are 14 common mistakes buyers can make when purchasing a property.  We have compiled the following to assist you in buying a property, these include borrowing, inclusion costs, instinct neglect, initial costs. market influence, running costs.

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iStock_000018673060XSmall.jpgTips for Selling your Property

» How to get the best price for your property

» Choosing an Agent


Roger Loughnan Real Estate - no auctions Auction

  • Auctions get a lower price

  • Auctions encourage unfair tactics such as dummy bidding and vendor ‘conditioning’

  • Most buyers are scared of Auctions

  • Most buyers who buy at Auctions openly admit they would have paid more

  • Use an agent who has proven knowledge and training in negotiation to ensure you get the best price, with a personal sale


iStock_000014090005XSmall.jpgOpen Homes

  • These are restrictive, inconvenient and dangerous

  • Don’t allow strangers to wander through your home

  • Sticky beaks will not buy your home.  Only BUYERS will buy.  Therefore, only buyers should inspect.

  • Don’t restrict genuine buyers to one or two hours a week.  Allow these people to inspect at any time.

  • Ensure that your agent  thoroughly qualifies the buyers before they are shown your property


Roger Loughnan Real Estate pool Selling a Property with a Pool?

From 1 December 2010, most pools, including pools on properties where there is a house, townhouse or unit, need to comply with a new pool safety standard within five years, or earlier if the property is sold or leased before then.  If you require further information, please follow this link to the Queensland Government's Website.

» Department of Local Government and Planning - Pool Safety


Roger Loughnan Real Estate icons  Ready for the Move?

Planning and preparing down to the last few details will make your move easier. Following a schedule that organises tasks within a time frame will keep you on track.

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Roger Loughnan real Estate - Stamp Duty Calculator   Stamp Duty Calculator

Use this tool from Smartline to calculate the amount of Stamp Duty you'll have to pay, this is dependent on which state you reside.


iStock_000001016853XSmall.jpg   Guidelines for Overseas Investors buying Australian Real Estate

All contracts by foreign persons seeking to acquire interests in Australian Real Estate must be made conditional upon approval by the Foreign Investment Review Board.  We strongly advise all interested parties to visit the link below to their website for further information.

» Foreign Investment Review Board Website


books.png  Books - We highly Recommend

Don't Sign Anything - Neil Jenman

Real Estate Mistakes - Neil Jenman

The Gift of Fear - Gavin De becker

The Sweet Spot - Peter Hartcher


Neil Jenman Website