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A comprehensive guide to completing your pre-settlement inspection

If you’ve bought a home using a standard REIWA Offer and Acceptance you’re entitled to complete a pre-settlement inspection. But your right to complete that inspection has limits, as we explain below. What is a pre-settlement inspection? A pre-settlement inspection allows you to check that the seller has complied with their obligations under the contract. …

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Why safety should be your top priority when selecting a settlement agent

Why safety should be your top priority when selecting a settlement agent

Caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. So goes the old adage, and a handful of Perth people have learnt this lesson the hard way. A recent ABC News report told the story of one such victim. An elderly pensioner was in the process of purchasing a property in Perth’s western suburbs when internet scammers …

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Smoke alarm regulations are changing for new properties

The Building Code of Australia has been amended to require interconnected smoke alarms in new dwellings. In the past, smoke alarms weren’t required to be connected with other smoke alarms in the same dwelling. The new requirement has been introduced to increase the likelihood of a sleeping person becoming aware of smoke and fire danger …

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3 things we learned from Bali Inspire 2013

Here are three lessons from this year’s Bali Inspire conference that are beneficial to anyone in any industry, particularly real estate agents. Last weekend, Peter Fletcher, Noelene Brown and myself flew to Bali for West Coast Property Training – Bali Inspire 2013. The conference is aimed at real estate agents, but as licensee of a …

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What the new VOI system means for sellers and agents

Property fraud has devastating effects for homeowners and real estate professionals, so this year has seen the introduction of some thorough new laws for identifying property sellers. In the following article, I’ll outline the details of the new system and explain what the changes will mean for sellers and real estate agents. VOI in a …

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4 iPhone Apps to Make Home-Buying Easier

If you’re buying a home, you’ve no doubt discovered how complex the process can be. Luckily, there’s plenty of tools out there to help you with the tricky tasks of finding and financing your ideal home. Here’s 4 really handy iPhone apps to help you through the home-buying process: 1. REIWA You’re Home Purpose: Finding …

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