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04/05/17: Stamp duty changes from 1 July

Filed under: Industry News

The Victorian government has released a raft of measures which will take effect on 1 July (as long as they are passed by Parliament). A previous blog has discussed the main ones but another one has come to light and that it is that spousal transfers of property other than the principal residence (your home) will attract stamp duty from 1 July unless there is a court order. No need to re-invent the wheel so […]

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26/04/17: How do you get your deposit before settlement?

Filed under: Conveyancing AdviceIndustry News

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01/08/16: Building and pest issues when you are buying a house

Filed under: Conveyancing Advice

The decision to buy a house is a big one. It’s important that you research before you sign or make the contract conditional upon a satisfactory building and pest report (B & P) to ensure the house does not have major structural defects and is not infested with unwanted pests. A building report should highlight areas of concern and a pest inspection lets you know whether or not unwanted guests have laid claim to your […]

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19/07/16: What are conveyancing disbursements?

Filed under: Conveyancing Advice

Disbursements are costs and fees incurred by your conveyancer during the process of buying or selling your home. These are costs and fees above the general service fee that conveyancers charge. Disbursements cover a wide range of activities the conveyancer carries out during the process. These can include, but are not limited to: Registering your mortgage; Performing searches to obtain government and or other public authority certificates (such as a title search and council certificates); […]

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07/07/16: 7 Tips for Buying Property Interstate

Filed under: Conveyancing Advice

When we think about buying an investment home, we typically think about making the purchase within our own state. It’s where we are comfortable, know the area, and it makes it easy since the new property isn’t thousands of kilometres away! But if you are looking to purchase to increase your wealth, avoiding interstate purchases can limit your potential. Buying property interstate doesn’t have to be a trying ordeal. In fact, if done correctly, your interstate […]

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