Stockdale & Leggo

If you are planning to buy or sell any Real estate Thomastown, then you need expert advice from our experienced real estate agents. For a complete solution in real estate dealing, you can come to Stockdale and Leggo. We can help you to discover a place where you will love to live and get the expected value to your selling or rental property. Our team is capable of handling Property For Sale Ferntree Gully and helping you in every stage of dealing.
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How to know if your investment property is no longer profitable

It's only been three decades since women were first allowed to apply for mortgages on their own, and in that time more women have become homeowners than men. ABS data from 2017 showed that 60% of women owned the house they live in compared to 56% of men, and this is set to continue to be the case moving forward. Of the non-couple first home buyers in 2017, 58% of them were women, according to a survey by Mortgage Choice. While buying a home to live in is still the most common reason for buyi...
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Little-Known Tax Deductions You’re Missing Out On

Want to reduce the amount of tax you pay on your property investment? If so, you’ll be glad to know there are many ways to reduce your tax liability and keep more rental income in your pocket. And we’re not just talking about interest, negative gearing and capital gains tax either… However, tax law can be fairly complex. So it’s no surprise that some investors miss their chance to claim the lesser-known tax benefits. Let’s take a look at some of these tax benefits and find out if you are eligib...
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Little-Known Tax Deductions You’re Missing Out On

Want to reduce the amount of tax you pay on your property investment? If so, you’ll be glad to know there are many ways to reduce your tax liability and keep more rental income in your pocket. And we’re not just talking about interest, negative gearing and capital gains tax either… However, tax law can be fairly complex. So it’s no surprise that some investors miss their chance to claim the lesser-known tax benefits. Let’s take a look at some of these tax benefits and find out if you are elig...
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6 practical ways to help your kids enter the property market SUCCESSFULLY

I’m not going to bore you by explaining how difficult it is for young people to enter the property market, this has been hashed out time and time again. What I will do is give you practical ways to assist your adult kids to take the next step and enter the property market. Limited Security Guarantee If your kids have managed to save enough to even consider starting the look at property, but not quite the full 20% deposit to avoid paying Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI), there is a way to e...
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Not buying into a Buyer’s Agent?

Buying a property can be a fun, exciting time. It can also be stressful and rife with anxiety and for good reason. Trawling through the internet to source properties that peak your interest, for some is real estate porn, for others it is time consuming and inevitably disappointing once you’ve seen the unedited properties in the flesh. The proximity to the train line noise, overlooking by the huge development at the rear or the minuscule proportions of the property can leave even the die hard ...
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5 Major Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

Home transactions are usually one of the biggest purchases made in one’s lifetime. For first-time home buyers, we understand that the process can be nerve-racking, intense, confusing, and exciting at the same time. As a trusted Brisbane Conveyancing firm for over 30 years, our biggest advice for first-time buyers is not to take this process lightly. Regardless if you hire a conveyancing firm to help you or work on the transaction all by yourself, expect everything to go off-rails. This w...
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Is Your Conveyancing Fee Too Expensive?

We all know purchasing a new home is already expensive by itself. This excludes the additional cost of legal processing and paperwork required to complete the transaction. For over 30 years, our team already encountered hundreds of clients asking if their previous conveyancing is too expensive. Being a trusted Brisbane conveyancing firm is one of our advocacy, which is why we always try to answer with the most accurate information we could provide. But unfortunately, a simple yes or n...
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The Costs of Buying a new Home

'Home sweet home', a phrase we have been often hearing since our childhood days. Own home is always a sweet home, but such sweetness is increasingly becoming a pain-in-the-neck due to skyrocketing costs of living in Australia, paralleled with economic challenges of lower purchasing powers in the shape of decreasing disposable income. The costs of buying a home in Australia are high. Experts and analysts suggest keeping a minimum of 10% deposit against your property price. For example, if your...
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Applying for a Home Loan? How banks assess you

Have you ever lent someone a small amount? Perhaps you might have never asked about the history of your close friend or family member, but what about a complete stranger? Won’t you think at least 10 times before handing over the amount to him/her? This is how professional banks and lenders think when clients (strangers) come up to them and ask for home loans. With a plethora of applications clamoring out for the lender’s attention, it is easy for the financial firm to get lost. Banks/lenders/...
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Steps to Investing in Australian Property

The Australian real estate market has become a lucrative arena for several investors. However, investment in properties could be a daunting experience especially if you have no previous clue about it. Here are some steps that can ease down your process of investment and make you an informed decision maker: 1. Developing an investment plan – why are you investing? What are your motives behind the investment? What is your long-term strategy? Do you want to sell at higher prices or r...
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How to keep your mortgage interest rate down with an offset account

Watching your mortgage repayments go toward a mountain of interest can be depressing, but you can lower the interest you owe with an offset account. This exciting prospect can create significant changes to your home loan, however there are fees involved. Here is everything you need to know about an offset account to help you decide if it’s the right option for you. What is an offset account? An offset account is a savings or transaction account linked to your mortgage. The balance of your ...
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Why do You Need Informal Debt Arrangement with Creditors?

Debt can be one of the hardest things to get out of, especially if you are unable to meet repayments. That happens to most of us at some point and to get out of hot waters, it may be a decent idea to arrange an informal arrangement with the creditors, so that they can rest assured what they are owed will be recovered and the debtor can pay on easier terms. If you do not know how informal debt arrangements really work then here is an explanation that is fairly easy to understand. Sometimes th...
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4 Steps To Getting a Mortgage If You Have a Criminal Record

Mortgage lenders in Australia are taking more time than ever looking into an applicant’s past in order to determine their eligibility for a mortgage. After the credit crisis, financial institutions are much more stringent when deciding who they’re prepared to lend money to. They look at credit history, job security and past addresses. And if they discover you have a criminal record, they are likely to doubt your suitability for a home loan. If you’re a cash buyer you can get a house without ...
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Get The Best Deal: 4 Smart Ways to Prepare the House for Appraisal

When you’re getting ready to sell an investment as large as your home, it’s only natural to want to get the best deal possible. Before you get your home appraised, there are a few things you can do to improve your potential outcome. It’s easy to undervalue a home with a lot of potential if that potential hasn’t been realized. If you have a list of things you’ve been meaning to do around your property, now might be the right time to get that list out and start checking some stuff off. 1. Revi...
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