In the past decade, internet advertising costs have skyrocketed. Just like the old days of print, agents are asking their vendors to spend big money upfront in the name of finding a buyer.

The recently released best selling book Inside Real Estate blows the lid on agents’ selling tactics. Strategies used to convince home sellers to needlessly spend thousands on advertising can cost the unsuspecting consumer thousands in fees.

 

The book cautions home sellers against the ‘tired cliches’ used to sell newspaper ads which are now being used to sell expensive internet campaigns. ‘Bigger photos means more buyers’ and…

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At Hudson Bond, we love our Mums.

But then doesn’t everyone with a heart just love Mum, the one who does so much for so many with little thought of thanks. Well, this Mother’s Day, we thought we’d remind all of you who are lucky enough to have a Mum to be EXTRA loving to her on this special day. (We think Mums should get a Mother’s Day every month. Once a year is less than she deserves).

So, to help you out, we have got…

500 RED ROSES for 500 Mums in Doncaster!

There is no charge, they are…

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It is hard to believe that in today’s society there is still a stigma around renting a property to an applicant with a pet.

With a nation of pet lovers (Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership worldwide), it begs the argument ‘Why are Landlords closing the door to a high number of potentially fantastic tenants?’.

The figures speak for themselves, the RSPCA estimates that there are approximately 33 million pets in Australia, with 4.2 million of those being dogs and 3.3 million cats. That is 19 dogs per every 100 people and 15 cats per…

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Many investors gravitate towards purchasing off-the-plan developments due to the perceived benefit they offer. Off-the-plan developments are often marketed as an easy way to enter the property investment world and the glossy brochures can certainly make them look an attractive choice. Being new builds, investors can maximise depreciation and minimise maintenance costs, which assists with boosting returns. Although this seems promising, due diligence needs to be exercised before signing the contract. Here are some tips before purchasing an off-the-plan development as an investment.

Be wary of guaranteed rental returns

Many developers offer a ‘rental guarantee’ to entice investors. It can…

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