Tips for Selling Real Estate


Does installing a pool add value to a property?

Nearly one in seven respondents said they’d pay $50,000 or more, with 5.8% responding with valuations north of $200,000.

“This would approximately return the cost of the pool and its installation,” Lendi said. Read more

Preparing Your House for Sale

So, you’re finally ready to sell your home! The big decision has been made and now you can sit back, relax and wait for the buyers to roll on in, right?

Ah, not quite – almost every single home going to market needs some attention, probably including yours. There are a number of things to consider once you’ve decided to sell, but initially there are three stages to preparing your home for sale: Read more

10 Steps to a Successful Sale

First National Mooloolaba & Maroochydore strive to maximise the sale price of every home we market. We consult carefully with you on the approach to your sale, and pride ourselves on getting the best results in the shortest possible time. Here's how ...

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If the price is right !

The key to achieving a great sales result is all about price, price, price !

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Four tips to identify the drivers of capital growth

Investors are concerned with a variety of wealth growing factors, but capital growth is undeniably an important factor of your investment. Here’s how to spot areas that are likely to grow.

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Six Mistakes to Avoid When Pricing Your Home

Although residential property prices and market conditions remain favourable as summer approaches, First National Real Estate Mooloolaba & Maroochydore principal, Paul Angell has advised homeowners to avoid the six most common mistakes people make when pricing their home. Read more

Home Buying for Beginners

There is a time in most of our lives when buying a home seems like the next logical step, however, learning exactly how to do this can delay the process considerably. If you’ve never bought a home before, it can be daunting trying to work out where to start but it’s not as complex as it seems - you just don’t know how to do it yet! Read more

Is an apartment your next home ?

If you’re thinking about downsizing, yet want to remain close to the entertainment, you may be considering an apartment in the city. Here’s what you need to know if you're thinking about going urban. Read more

What can set your home apart from everything else on the market?

A few things tend to attach themselves to selling a home; stress, financial uncertainty and other people's opinions. But before you even dream of someone yelling "sold", you have to make sure your property is in tip top shape. Here are the basics on marketing your home so it stands apart from the crowd. Read more

17 Easy Home Exterior Makeovers

Even if you are not planning to sell your home in the near future, a fresh and welcoming exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to each day. From front doors, house numbers and verandah furnishings to colour schemes, landscaping and basic repairs, this smorgasbord of ideas will hopefully inspire a few changes around your own home. Read more

7 tips to make a home buyer instantly fall in love

Everybody has a different idea of what makes a buyer fall instantly in love, but should you really be baking bread? Does there really need to be the aroma of coffee wafting through the hallway? And would these things really make you fall under some sort of buyers’ spell anyway? Read more

These 10 reno tips could save you $10,000 !

If you're considering how you can get the best return for your property dollar, here are ten renovation tips that could be worth up to ten grand. Read more

Five depreciation facts when renovating

As a building gets older, items wear out – they depreciate. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) allows owners of income producing properties to claim this depreciation as a deduction. Here are five must know facts for property investors to help them to understand property depreciation and ensure the maximum deductions are claimed, particularly when a renovation is involved.

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Does renting investment apartments furnished increase profits?

There are a number of advantages and disadvantages an investor can take into consideration before making their decision to rent out their property furnished or unfurnished.

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Sucessful Property Strategies

Are you interested to know the strategies of those who are investing in property successfully? Celebrity millionaires such as Donald Trump, Jennifer Aniston, Kylie Minogue and Brangelina do it to grow their wealth. The good news is you don’t have to be a millionaire to be a...... Read more