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The 5 key investing trends to expect this spring

Wednesday 10 Oct 2018

With spring here and the weather set to get warmer soon (we hope!), investors will be looking to emerge from their cozy homes from the winter and get back into buying property. Here are what you can expect from the world of investing for the next three months. With the sun expected to come out, investors are free to leave the comfort of their homes to check out new properties in the warm spring air. Five key trends investors need to keep in mind if they plan to buy property this spring have been ....

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Should You Invest Right Now or Wait for a Better Time?

Wednesday 10 Oct 2018

Investment used to be associated with those with high income or accumulated wealth. Nowadays, that is not the case. The rising cost of living no longer allows us to live comfortably with a minimum wage. As a result, investment has become increasingly relevant for most of us. Rather than a want, there is a strong need and desire to make our money work even harder for us. Putting our money in real estates, shares, bonds, Crypto and other investment vehicles have become one of the many options that ....

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The hidden tricks and traps you need to look out for when signing a building contract

Tuesday 25 Sep 2018

Anyone building a new home has to sign a contract, and while the builder says it is “standard paperwork”, to most people, it’s anything but. Building contracts are written by experts accustomed to building terminology and trade practices. And it’s likely that the people who have put together the document you are told is there to protect you, was, or is, a builder or industry professional. The phrase “you can’t a poacher and gamekeeper be&rd ....

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5 Things to Think About Before Building a Pool

Tuesday 25 Sep 2018

Getting a pool is a big decision and one that you’ve probably been thinking about for some time.  But your decisions don’t end once you have a vision for your pool in mind. In fact, that’s only the beginning of the things you’ll need to consider. Why do you want a pool? Before engaging anyone to start the pool building process, think about how you want to use your pool and where you’ll position it in your backyard. While magazines and Pinterest can be a great p ....

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Spring School Holidays

Tuesday 25 Sep 2018

Spring has sprung, the weather is warming up and school holidays are just a cartwheel away. We’ve got oodles of Council-run FUN for the kids these spring school holidays and you’ll find all activities in one place. From bush walks to basketball, drama to dancing, painting to picnics, stories to swimming and everything in between. http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/What39s-On-in-the-Shire/Spring-School-Holidays  

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What you need to know about upsizing now that the price gap has narrowed

Wednesday 19 Sep 2018

A booming market is brilliant news for most homeowners, but for those looking for an upgrade, runaway prices pose a challenge. Even though upsizers might be able to get a great price for their own home in a seller’s market, they’re still paying top dollar for the property they buy next. When all properties are increasing in value, the gap between their existing home and their dream home continues to grow, making the leap to the next level more difficult. But flat or negativ ....

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The hit list: Here’s how you can make the most of an open home inspection

Wednesday 19 Sep 2018

If you were given an hour to decide whether a property could become your future home, do you think you would make the right decision? The reality is, that’s about how much time most people spend physically inspecting a property before buying it. An hour seems like an absurdly small amount of time to determine whether the home you’ve chosen is the right one. However, given our busy schedules, it’s not surprising that buyers make a decision after spending so little time in t ....

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The Best Time To Sell Your Investment Property

Monday 27 Aug 2018

Property investment is a long-term dedication. Often, it’s the first port of call for Australians looking to build a portfolio of wealth. But it’s a commitment that should be invested in for the long haul and that commitment takes time, effort and money to be successful. If you own an investment property and are wondering whether you should sell now or later, unfortunately, there is no easy answer or one solution fits all. Every investment is different. The good news is, with the rig ....

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Eight pitfalls to avoid when buying your first apartment

Monday 27 Aug 2018

Not only is apartment living convenient and low maintenance, it is also much more affordable than buying a house. But unlike purchasing a home, when you buy an apartment you’re not only buying a place to live, but also investing in part ownership of a building. Here are eight pitfalls to avoid before signing the dotted line. It’s not ticking all my boxes First box to tick is good presentation and a well-maintained complex. Aim for north-facing living spaces and an outlook. Check ....

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Help our farmers this Spring!

Friday 17 Aug 2018

At Cripps & Cripps, we're behind our farmers. This Spring,  we'll be donating $1000 to the Buy a Bale campaign and you can help too. List your property with Cripps & Cripps this Spring, and for every new listing, we'll donate $500 to the Buy a Bale campaign. What does this mean for our farmers? $500 buys five large bales of hay $1000 buys 10 large bales of hay For more information on Buy a Bale or to make a donation yourself

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