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What is equity and how can it benefit me?

Simply put, home equity refers to the difference between the market value of your property and how much is still owing. Equity is the unencumbered interest an owner has in a property. For example, if your property was worth $500,000, and you still owed $400,000 on...

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Numero Uno. What is the meaning behind your house number?

Always drawn to a certain number? Are you playing your cards right when choosing your new home? Our numerology article could give you that lucky edge, or break a run-of-bad-luck in the home. There are numerous beliefs floating around the cosmos so we’ve narrowed it...

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Why you should consider rentvesting

Eager to enter the property market but can’t afford to buy where you want to live? It might be time to consider rentvesting. With headlines in the media often touting rising living costs and housing unaffordability, it is no surprise that many young people feel like...

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Home Safety Tip – Do you have a fire extinguisher?

There has been much talk about ensuring that your property is adequately fitted with smoke alarms (and is law in many states), but what would you do if a fire did occur? Investing in a fire extinguisher can help protect your property in the event of a fire. Following...

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Should you renovate before selling?

With TV shows such as The Block and Reno Rumble gaining immense popularity in the last few years, many homeowners have been inspired to carry out their own makeovers and add value to their homes. A question our sales team at Wilson Real Estate often get asked is,...

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ONE SHEEP PLEASE

Imagine you’re planning to cook a lamb on the spit.  A Greek delicacy.  You visit your local butcher and ask him for a lamb and he replies, Butcher:   “Sorry mate, I’m all out of lambs but give me $200 and I’ll go to the market tomorrow and try to get you one”. A day...

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Purchasing off-the-plan?

Three things you need to know before purchasing an off-the-plan development as an investment property. 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...

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Open 7 days – Benefits in action

Hear from 2 delighted clients, Glen and Julie, buyer and seller of 72 Kerr Street, Mortlake. Sold within a week, with all the action happening on a Saturday afternoon and Sunday, when Wilson Real Estate are open for business, and the others are...

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40+ Years of Wilsons

In 1976 real estate agency Mark Wilson and Associates began trading in Warrnambool. The business strategy of putting the customer’s best interests ahead of their own has assisted in the longevity and success of this family owned and operated real estate agency. 40+...

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Property investing tips

5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN INVESTING IN PROPERTY: 1.     Not doing your research. When purchasing an investment property, it’s important to do your research about the location, local amenities, rental yields, vacancy rates and the property itself. While it may not...

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SOLD – no stress, no risk

Jak and Brooke talk about their recent successful sale, the good communication they had from their agent, peace of mind offered by a risk-free system, and the fact that they found what is often a very stressful process,...

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Expensive web advertising drives off market transactions.

Real estate agents across the country are increasingly moving toward off market transactions. An off market transaction is defined as one where the agent only markets the property to their database and known buyers rather than listing on prominent media websites....

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Living in the Future

Imagine this! Your home is totally self-sufficient for all its energy needs! – No more power bills! Buildings in the future will not only be designed for living and working in, they will incorporate mini-power stations, producing and storing clean, renewable energy,...

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Are those ads real?

John Downie explains his successful sale, after ringing up Wilson Real Estate when he saw a couple of "property wanted" ads, initially wondering if they were a made-up...

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Rejecting the first offer

High offers often come early during the selling process, however owners will often hold out in the hopes of a better deal coming along.  Sellers can be lulled into a false sense of security making the assumption that a good offer in the early stages of selling can...

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Inspection Etiquette

Much has been written about the pros and cons of Open Inspections versus taking individual buyers through properties by way of personal inspection with the agent. Without opening up a can of worms, the salesperson in me favours personal inspection because it is a...

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A fishing tip for landlords.

When trying to attract a super tenant make sure that you use good bait.   Generally we have noticed that the tenants you attract are as good as the property you’re offering.  Nice people want to live in nice properties, not dumps. Experience also shows us that owners...

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Top 3 ways to prepare for Real Estate photos.

High quality photos have become an integral part of marketing your home when selling. When searching for a property, almost all buyers will turn to the internet to find their next home, with buyers perusing many listings before making their final decision. Excellent...

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Appraisal or Valuation?

What would you do if you wanted to find out what your property is worth in today’s market? Would you ask for an appraisal or do you get a valuation? They may sound like they are the same but they’re not. Do you know the difference? A valuation can only be conducted by...

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4 letters that can change your life

4 LETTERS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME.  These four letters stand for HIGHEST PRICE NEGOTIATION SYSTEM! And that’s what we now use at Wilson Real Estate. A brand new negotiation system written and researched by Australia’s trusted consumer...

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Cheap isn’t always cheerful.

Why budget property management costs landlords. A common mistake that many property investors make is assuming that all property management is the same. This assumption can often lead to landlords choosing the cheapest service on the market, as they feel there is...

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Your chance at a stress-free sale

Matching your property to one of our existing buyers can be the most effective way to sell your home, both in terms of achieving a great price as you can rest assured these are genuine buyers ready to pay good money for the right property, and also in terms of...

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Nobel Prize-Winning Concept

If you are like most sellers, the thought of selling your home can be daunting. Selling your home is not usually something you do more than once or twice in your life. So how do you know what to expect or more importantly how to sell for the highest price? When it...

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Is this the one for me?

Knowing when to move on the right property. Written by Peter O'Malley. Buying a home is one of the most important and largest financial decisions that you are likely to make. Getting it right will result in years of security and happiness from your home. As happy as...

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Pricing your property

Pricing your property: Why overpricing as a selling tactic does more harm than good. Setting a price for your property is one of the biggest decisions you will make during the selling process. Choosing the right price gives you the greatest chance at selling your home...

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Our latest happy buyers

Ashleigh Porter and Ben Martin are our latest happy purchasers - having just bought a block of land in Koroit with the assistance of Percy Eccles, we wish them all the best with their plans for the...

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Present Your Home – Selling

If you’re looking to sell a property, presentation is paramount. Here are some top tips from the team at Wilson Real Estate on how to stand out in the crowd and appeal to potential buyers. First Impressions count When a buyer approach’s your house, the exterior makes...

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Don’t wait until it’s too late

Article by Paul Kounnas Unfortunately many elderly people put off selling their family home until it’s too late and the decision to sell is no longer theirs to make, it’s made instead by others. It is sad to see this happen to many of our elderly. Generally the reason...

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5 Tips For First Home Buyers

Buying your first home can be daunting – both financially and emotionally. It’s likely to be one of the biggest investments you’ll make, so the team at Wilson Real Estate have compiled their top 5 tips to guide you. Start saving now House deposits can take a while to...

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