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Buying Off The Plan

Fitzpatricks - 29/11/2018

What is buying off the plan? Buying off the plan means you are buying a property off a house plan. The property is advertised for sale but the building is only in early stages of construction or has not yet started construction. There are advantages and disadvantages to this type of transaction with lots of things for you to consider.

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General Inspections: What to Expect

Fitzpatricks - 21/09/2017
General Inspections: What to Expect

General inspections are always scheduled within the first four months then approximately every six months thereafter. We are allowed a maximum of four inspections per year in accordance with legislative requirements. By law we are required to give you 24 hours notice before an inspection takes place but in general try to allow at least a weeks notice. General inspections are not as detailed as inspections at the start …

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Property Styling

Fitzpatricks - 22/06/2017

Property styling, or staging, has become one of the big growth areas in real estate marketing as owners and agents look to maximise a property’s appeal and value. The secret to staging a property is to take away the owners’ personal items and create something that will appeal to the highest percentage of potential buyers. The first impression is what is going to sell a property. …

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Buying at Auction

Fitzpatricks - 15/09/2016

With the spring market heating up, we are seeing an increased number of homes going under the hammer. So what’s involved in buying a home at auction? – To be able to bid at auction you will need to register prior to the auction commencing. You will be asked to give your name, address and show proof of identity. – If you are bidding on behalf of …

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first time investors

Fitzpatricks - 09/07/2015

The number of first time home buyers who are buying to invest is on the rise. There are a few advantages to doing this, the first being that you get onto the property ladder. Other benefits are that you can afford to buy thanks to rent paid and owners can still live where they wish and buy in another area. A big plus is the …

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