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Pain or Profit? Unlocking the next 12 months of Australia’s financial future

Event April 23, 2019

Pain or Profit? Unlocking the next 12 months of Australia’s financial future

PAIN OR PROFIT? What do the next 12 months hold for you? How will Government policies impact your back pocket? Are you prepared for the proposed changes? What strategies do you have to consider now? What we'll be discussing at this event... Let us help you prepare for the future and understand the implications of the following: An overview of the 2019 Federal Budget The fallout from the Banking Royal…

PEXA E-Conveyance Vs Paper Settlement

Conveyancing Property Law April 11, 2019

PEXA E-Conveyance Vs Paper Settlement

Deciding on the most efficient and best value option for settling your property transaction is at the front of mind to most people and with the onset of modern technology, this decision now includes the option for electronic processes. So which is better? A traditional paper settlement or a more modern approach by way of e-conveyancing? Let's discuss. What is a Paper Settlement? A “paper settlement” is the traditional method…

The Importance of Updating Your Will and Next-of-kin

The Importance of Updating Your Will and Next-of-kin

An undervalued, but most critical items, to at least consider, is updating your will, next-of-kin and any power of attorney documents you may have in place In fact, if someone has been divorced for many years and they’ve not updated their will documents and something happens to them, their assets could potentially go automatically to their ex-spouse. It’s also important to update your next-of-kin will details on all key documents.…

BREAKING NEWS: Vendor Finance Contracts are NOT illegal

BREAKING NEWS: Vendor Finance Contracts are NOT illegal

That's correct... Vendor Finance Contracts are NOT illegal. If you haven’t done so already, take a look at our previous article “What is Vendor Finance and Is It Worth It?”. With obtaining finance from banks and other traditional lenders becoming increasingly more difficult to obtain, we are receiving a growing number of inquiries about vendor finance. The most common comment clients make when enquiring about vendor finance is that they…

Do I need to find a Solicitor before I sign a Contract?

Do I need to find a Solicitor before I sign a Contract?

In most conveyancing matters, the first time a solicitor sees a Contract is after it has been entered into and fully signed. So should you find a lawyer first? In today’s fast pace society and through fear of missing out on a purchase or losing a sale, you can often feel pressured into signing a Contract before your Solicitor has had a chance to review it. In some cases, the…

Just bought a House? What happens next?

Just bought a House? What happens next?

Once you have a Contract, signed by both the seller and the buyer, one of the first things you should do is contact an experienced property conveyancing Solicitor. The conveyancing process in Queensland can be a complicated process and runs on a strict timeline. For example, under the standard REIQ Contract, as soon as the Contract is signed and dated you only have until 5:00pm the very next business day…

The Seller’s Conveyancing Checklist Made Simple

The Seller’s Conveyancing Checklist Made Simple

Selling your home? Here are some important things to remember to get you through the process without breaking a sweat. Stage 1. Contract of Sale Often your real estate agent will prepare the contract of sale using a standard template. Whilst it is tempting to just sign on the dotted line remember that it can be costly (and may not always be possible) if you decide to not proceed with the…

Selling your Home? Who Pays the Council Rates and Water Bill?

Selling your Home? Who Pays the Council Rates and Water Bill?

When selling your home, Buyers and Sellers often question who pays the council rates and the water bill. Solicitors will ensure adjustments are made at settlement so the council rates and water bills are paid by the appropriate party.    Council Rates When you sell your property you are required to pay council rates and levies for the period you are the owner of that property. The settlement date for…

Family DNA Profiling: The gift that keeps on giving

Family DNA Profiling: The gift that keeps on giving

With Christmas approaching, many people may be considering giving as a gift a DNA ancestry kit for family DNA profiling. These are an interesting way of undertaking research into your family history and finding out the background of where your ancestors might have come from. This is often used in association with various websites, where the results of the DNA testing can be uploaded to help trace other family members and…

Can’t afford your First Home? Flat Pack Housing FTW

Can’t afford your First Home? Flat Pack Housing FTW

Flat Pack Housing Saves Money With house prices seemingly on a "never-ending price rise", buying your first home may seem out of reach. However, buying your first home might not be as impossible as it seems.  There are companies within Australia who are now supplying “flat-pack” style housing from as little as $35,000.00. These houses are built by producing pre-fabricated panels in a factory and then installed on site. This…

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