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How rookie advice about a structural inspection almost cost a buyer thousands

A recent settlement case has highlighted the need for agents to understand the implications of ‘structural inspection clauses’, particularly, what it addresses and what it doesn’t.   This was clearly demonstrated when a rookie agent incorrectly advised a buyer that some maintenance issues at a property would be covered by a structural inspection clause, potentially …


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Why Title Insurance Might Save You Thousands

Buying a home is a risk. Unapproved alterations, fraud, planning defects, the registration gap and mistakes from the Council all threaten a new home-owner. These risks can’t always be negated during settlement. Title insurance is a new type of property insurance available to buyers and home owners which protects your ownership and use of the …


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6 Inspections to Include on the Offer and Acceptance

Pre-purchase inspections are a common, and necessary, part of the property settlement process. They’re designed to check specific aspects of a home and show you exactly what you’re buying – very useful in uncovering nasty surprises like extensions that aren’t council approved! Here’s 6 types of inspections buyers often choose to include on the Offer …