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Lou Colella has been in real estate now for 10 years, after 20 years working in the corporate world. He left the comfort of a weekly pay cheque to pursue his passion in real estate and has never looked back. He is a proud member of the Eview group Bayside, with his core area being Heatherton, where he lives.

1. Heatherton is known for its market gardens and horse agistment, are many of these gardens and equestrian centres moving to the side for redevelopment of residential estates?

2. 'The Heath' is Heatherton's most famous housing estate, why do people buy in 'The Heath?'

3. Where else can you find homes to live in or invest in Heatherton?

    a. What the percentage of owner occupiers vs investments?

4. What would a 3-bedroom home sell for in The Heath vs the old part of Heatherton?

5. Are there many acreages still in Heatherton that are likely to stay as lifestyle properties?

6. Do many people buy in Heatherton for the golf courses and being close to nature, with the likes of Karkarook Park?

7. Are there any great secrets to Heatherton?

8. As a resident, what do you love about Heatherton?

 

Contact: 

 Lou Colella can be contacted on: 0409 433 513

Website: bayside.eview.com.au

 

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With Melbourne in the threat of constant Covid lockdowns, more and more Victorians are looking to live where the government is more stringent with hotel quarantine and prefers to isolate a small pocket of their community, not the whole state or metropolitan area. Today we are giving you the key to how to access Queensland property, and what you need to understand when it comes to buying in the sunshine state.

Ex professional NRL athlete turned real estate entrepreneur, Matt Srama currently sits in the top 1% of property investors in the country, and has been featured on some of the Australia's most credible media outlets to share his story of how he built his robust property portfolio in his 20's. He is now the Founder and Director of 'The Srama Group' buyers agency. One of Queensland's fastest growing companies. They specialise in helping interstate and local buyers purchase property on the beautiful Gold Coast. 

1. When buyers from Melbourne or Victoria look to buy in Queensland, how is the process in buying property different to that in Queensland?

2. As a buyer's advocate what importance do you put on having a 'team on the ground' when you talk to interstate buyers?

3. What are the main decision points Melburnians make when deciding to buy in Queensland?

4. What should buyers be looking for when purchasing property on the Gold Coast?

5. What's the stamp duty like in Queensland?

6. What's the market like on the Gold Coast at the moment?

7. What are the hot suburbs on the Gold Coast that are popular with Melburnians?

8. What sort of prices could we buy:

    a) an apartment

    b) a suburban family home

    c) a waterfront house

9. How can you help Melbourne buyers, buy property in Queensland?

 

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Contact: 

Matt Srama can be contacted on:  0432 077 175  

Website:  www.thesramagroup.com  

     

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On May 1st 2017, the state of Victoria introduced a new document that must be prepared by all real estate agents with the purpose of being viewed by all potential buyers when buying residential real estate. This document is called 'The Statement of Information' and is there to protect buyers from a situation of underquoting a property to get buyers in the door.  Today, we are going to find out how to understand 'The Statement of Information', and how to read between the lines.

Ash Marton is the Director of Ash Marton Realty, a boutique agency servicing the Mornington Peninsula. Ash and his team are a breath of fresh air when it comes to estate agents. Their marketing style is unique and their approach to selling is highly focused on making things easy for the consumer. Their Frankston office is a notable landmark for passers-by after its new renovation.

1. Can you tell our listeners what is a statement of information?

   a). What are the rules about the comparable properties that have sold?

   b). How does the 2 kilometre rule work? For instance, I'm in Somerville and our median range is around $720,000. Moorooduc is less than 2 kilometres away from my house, yet their median range is $1,700,00. You'd find the same in different pockets of Frankston and it would be the same for many pockets out there, as different pockets demand different prices.

2. Where can we find it when we look for a property for sale?

3. Does a vendor have to accept a price within the price range of that shown on the Statement of Information?

4. If a buyer puts in an offer above the highest dollar part of the price range, and the vendor doesn't accept it, what is the real estate agent obliged to do?

5. Are there any tricks to 'The Statement of Information' that could put a buyer in a better, more confident position to get their offer accepted?

6. Currently, we are in a seller's market. How should buyers be looking at 'The Statement of Information' when the market just keeps moving so fast?

7. What should a buyer's strategy be in a seller's market?

8. What's your best tip for buyers entering a hot market?

 

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Contact Ash Marton on: 0437 754 372, by email at ash@ashmarton.com.au

or check out their instagram page: Ashmarton Realty.

 

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With more and more people looking to move to the outer suburbs, regional Victoria, the Geelong region and the Mornington Peninsula to be on more land and to enjoy the fresh air, the serenity and a new way or life, there is one thing that most people don't know about that will, quite frankly make them a bit squeamish.  Today, we are going to look at the different types of waste systems, septic and sewerage, that could make or break your dream of buying big land. Things are going to get stinky. 

Andrew Butler is the owner of Butler Plumbing, a family owned and operated business that has specialised in plumbing maintenance for over 32 years. Located in inner city Fitzroy, Butler Plumbing has grown to a fleet of 10 vans on the road, to solve all your plumbing needs. 

1. Now today, we are talking about the difference between septic systems and sewerage systems, so for the listeners who don't understand the different concepts, can you explain what the differences are between septic and sewerage?

2. What are the pros and cons of sewerage for the property owner?

3. What are the pros and cons of septic systems for the property owner?

    a). How easy is it to replace an existing septic system?

    b). How often do septic systems wear out?

    c). What are the environmental concerns with septic systems?

4. How much room do you need for a:

    a). Septic system?

    b). Sewerage system?

5. Which suburbs typically have septic systems in and around Melbourne?

6. Is there any word on the street about councils replacing septic systems in some parts of Melbourne?

    a). If the council made the decision to replace septic with sewerage, what would generally be the cost to the property owner?

 

Contact:

Andrew Butler can be contacted on : 0418 549 093

www.butlerplumbing.com.au

 

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Renting property is more vigilant on tenants when it comes to cleaning the property to vacate than it is for those who have sold a property and vacating. When renting, it's best to think of the end at the start than be overwhelmed at the end. Today, we are going to get a few tips from a cleaning expert about how to get your bond back when vacating a property.

The recommended cleaning company for Ray White, RT Edgar and many more, Zhi Goh is the Director of Zecco, and is passionate about getting tenants bonds back as well as saving property managers time when conducting exit inspections.

1. In the intro of this podcast, we talked about thinking about the end before you start your tenancy. What type of properties should we consider to ensure it's an easy vacate clean at the end?

2. What is the expectation of property managers when it comes to cleaning the property when you vacate a property?

3. What are some of the ways you can guarantee to get your bond back?

4. If you aren't going to engage a professional cleaner, what are some things tenants forget to do when cleaning their property?

5. Are you expected to have all the light bulbs working before you leave?

6. How should we choose a vacate cleaner for our property? Should we base it on the price?

7. How long does it take to do a vacate clean?

    a). For a 1-2 bedroom apartment?

    b). For a 3 bedroom villa?

    c). For a 4 bedroom house?

8. Do you also do the gardening or can you arrange the gardens?

     a). Will all cleaning companies offer gardening services?

9. What should listeners be aware of when it comes to carpet cleaning?

 

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CONTACT: Zhi Goh by email at: zhi@zecco.com.au

Phone: 0425 180 800

 

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Partner of Jellis Craig Fitzroy, Charles Atkins is now in his 13th year of selling real estate primarily across Melbourne's Inner North. 

1. Fitzroy is steeped in history, 100 - 140 years ago, it was considered Melbourne's slums. What type of people generally gravitate to Fitzroy now?

2. What attracts people to Fitzroy?

3. What type of property can you buy in Fitzroy?

4. What price ranges are you currently seeing for:

    a). apartments

    b). townhouses

    c). period homes

5. How has that changed from that prior to covid?

6. Are there any particular types of properties that are performing better than others?

7. Is there much development happening in Fitzroy?

8. Which pockets are considered the more expensive pockets of Fitzroy?

9. I went on a crime walking tour with freelance journalist and private historian, Michael Shelford early last year, and he showed us houses have a lot of notorious history to them, like where Squizzy Taylor got shot, which houses were renowned brothels 100 years ago, etc. Do people buy property in Fitzroy because they love the history or the urban legends behind the house?

10. What are the predictions for the rest of 2021?

 

Charles Atkins can be contacted on: 0405 287 112

or via the website: www.jelliscraig.com.au

 

 

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A Residential Tenancy Agreement is a pretty important document, and quite daunting if renting a property for the first time. Today we are going through all the intricacies of signing a tenancy agreement with the lovely Sophie Lyon. 

Sophie Lyon has worked in property management for more than 30 years, and is currently the Director and General Manager of Property Management at Jellis Craig Boroondara. Sophie is actively involved as a Director of the REIV and is an accredited trainer currently focusing on delivering training for the new Residential Tenancies Act. 

1. Say I'm 20 something, my parents have never rented so they have no idea, and I want to rent my own place for the very first time in my life. Scary, but exciting at the same time. There is so much paperwork! What are some of the main things renters don't realise are their obligation when signing a tenancy agreement?

2. What's the go with light bulbs and smoke alarms now?

3. In your experience, what wording in the contract has been confusing to tenants?

4. What part of the contract should tenants pay special attention to?

5. What extra conditions can a landlord impose on a tenancy?

6. How often can my rent be increased?

7. How often can the property manager/landlord do a routine inspection?

    a). If the property manager writes in the contract that it's more often, can we dispute that?

8. Can we negotiate any of the terms and conditions in the contract?

9. I've rented a few times in my life, and I've always chosen to go month-to-month rather than sign a new contract each year. I've found my rent rarely goes up if I do it this way, where friends who want the security of a 12 month or 2 year lease have their rent increased every time they sign a new lease. To me, month-to-month goes under the radar, as long as you pay every month. Is this still possible under the new legislation?

 

For your property management needs:

CONTACT SOPHIE at Jellis Craig - Boroondara.

Phone: (03) 9810 5053

Website: jelliscraig.com.au

 

 

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When you sell you home, more often than not you need to sign an exclusive sales authority with the agent you choose. Today we have one of our favourites, Frank Valentic, to go through all the important parts of the authority, so you know what to look out for when you go through the signing process.

Frank Valentic, from Advantage Property Consulting is a go getting, innovative property advocate that ensures the property deals are done property. He's the colourful character we all know and love from 'The Block'.

1. What is an exclusive sales authority?

    a). Do we have to sign a different one if we want to go to auction?

2. Is there only the REIV version, or do agents who don't belong to the REIV have their own version?

    a). Can the other versions be questionable or do they get their non-REIV version from consumer affairs or another regulatory body?

3. What expenditures should we check over?

     a). Should expenditures include GST?

4. What dates should we note?

5. So what happens if the agent has the property for a certain period of time, we aren't getting the prices we want and we have heard from friends that Joe Blogs down the road is a better agent, and we should use him. Can we cancel the agreement?

6. Are there any other types of authorities we should look out for? For instance, are there still general sales authorities where we can ask a number of agents to work on my property? What are the good and the bad of these types of authorities?

 

Contact:

Frank Valentic can be contacted by calling Advantage Property Consulting:

(03) 9883 8900

or by email: buyer@advantageproperty.com.au

 

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When do you hit that sweet spot in your mortgage that you can think about using the equity in your home to buy an investment property? How do you go about talking to banks and your accountant about the possibilities? Today we are going to find out how you can use the equity in your home to build that investment portfolio you've always wanted, and make your capital worth grow.

Nello Traficante, Director and Founder of Bellmont's Accountants and Advisors has had 35 years experience in structuring and advising clients about how to purchase property.

1. There are a lot of home owners making monthly repayments on their home loans, but not realising that there is plenty of capital in their homes to leverage it to buy an investment. What percentage of equity should we have in our home to start looking at investing?

2. What type of property makes the best investments for first time investors?

3. Who should we have on our team when buying an investment property for the first time?

4. What sort of return should we be looking at?

    a). How much of that return should we be putting aside each month to cover extras, like maintenance, property manager fees, council rates, etc?

5. How do we structure a property purchase to make it tax effective?

    a). Lidia from Sunshine wants to know, do we need to set up an ABN or a trust to invest in property?

6. What can we claim as depreciation?

    a). Can travelling to our property be a tax deduction?

    b). What about when the property is vacant, is there any special deductions?

7. What are some of the common mistakes first time investors make when buying their investment property?

 

Nello can be contacted by email: admin@bellmonts.com.au 

or call: (03) 8849 0090.

 

 

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The shiny big sign that goes out the front when you sell or lease your property can become a nightmare when dealing with the wrong company, owner's corporations or even pesky neighbours. Today, we are going to find out what you should know about putting up a board before you put your property on the market.

Angelo Soldatos is commercial operations manager at Briner and has been working there for 10 years. Briner is a leading sign manufacturer in Melbourne, helping real estate agents for over 70 years. Angelo is a mind of information when it comes to 'signs.' From templated real estate signs through to customised bespoke signage,  Angelo can help provide advice and guide you through the whole process. 

1. What is the importance of a board when it comes to selling a home?

2. What's the difference between a stock board and a photo board?

3. What do we need to consider when it comes to:

    a). Placement of the board

    b). Lighting for the board

    c). Owner's corporations

    d). Neighbours

4. One of our listeners, Karen from Vermont South is annoyed that her neighbour's board light shines through her bedroom window every night, what can she do about it?

5. Peter from Williamstown, has just settled his new house and the board is still on the property. He has so much to do with moving house and he expected it to be gone before he settled. How long after a property has been sold, should a board stay at the property?

6. What are some of the new technologies used in signage boards?

7. What happens if the board damages my fence, or worse, the owner's corporation fence?

8. Are there extra costs if we need a board to be placed up high, for instance on a balcony, or the side of an apartment block?

9. What do we need to do if the wind blows it down during my campaign, or if some thug decides to graffiti the board?

10. Who pays for the insurance on the board? 

 

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Contact Briner on: (03) 8587 0000 Email:  info@briner.com.au

To email Angelo: asoldatos@briner.com.au

 

 

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