It’s hard to believe how quickly this year is moving but Easter is fast approaching us! Get into the Easter spirit a little early this year and try this simple biscuit recipe.
Like most tax and accounting related matters, capital gains tax can be complex and daunting for the uninitiated.
Lisa Haberfield, a partner and director at Queensland-based PJS Accountants, explains how capital gains tax (CGT) impacts on property transactions.
Summer might be winding down but we’re only just turning up the heat at Shelley Auffret HQ with Gold Coast real estate. More and more people are wanting a little slice of heaven on the southern Gold Coast, and it is causing property prices to soar to an all time high. With a phenomenal amount of demand and not enough supply, the market has never been more fertile in the area. Here are the statistics from the past six months on real estate from Currumbin to Miami.
Did you make a new year’s resolution? What are you looking to focus on this year?
We spoke to property experts to see which areas buyers, sellers, investors and renters should focus on in 2017. Here are the key issues and areas your property strategy should address.
As the new year approaches, all of us at Shelley Auffret Real Estate are beginning to set goals for 2017. Some are Gold Coast real estate related, others are not; but what is important is that they are all realistic. The following article from Mind Tools will help you to set achievable resolutions for the year ahead.
In the competitive Gold Coast real estate market, it is crucial you present the best possible version of your home. Of course this can be achieved by giving your house an excellent clean (for further tips on this, check out my Instagram) and ensuring it looks presentable. However, an extra step you can take is styling.
1. Price your home realistically
Home-owners frequently assume their property is worth more than it really is. If you want to sell in a sensible time frame and not have your home languishing on the market for ages with no viewings, it’s important to listen to your sales agent’s advice.
They’re seeing properties day in and day out and can compare yours to others sold in the area or to data which shows local trends and market dynamics.
Here on the beautiful Gold Coast, Summer likes to arrive early. Even though it is only mid October, we are already starting to see the temperature crawling up the scale. Just the other weekend it was 30 degrees – beautiful!
In the first instalment of our selling series, we will be looking at selling your property through an auction. The whole process might be very confusing at first, which can cause apprehension. However, rest assured that you will be in safest and most competent hands selling with Shelley Auffret. Here is how an auction will play out.