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Whether you're buying your first home, selling your third or expanding your investment portfolio, get ready for useful advice, tips and resources to support each stage of home ownership and beyond. 

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Estate Planning 101: Unlocking Peace of Mind and Securing Your Legacy 

Life’s a bit like a rollercoaster. There are twists, turns and surprises around every corner – some expected, some not so much. That’s why we’re exploring the world of estate planning. In this post, we’re diving into why estate planning not only safeguards your assets but also paves the way for a legacy that goes…

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Starting Your Investment Property Journey in 2024 

Investing in property can be a rewarding venture. As you move into the new year, there’s no better time to explore the opportunities that the investment property market has to offer. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps to embark on a successful property investment journey in 2024.   Understand the Property…

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7 Reasons to Get Your Affairs in Order in 2024

Can you believe that 2024 is almost here? Where on earth has 2023 gone? Like most people, you’ll probably start to focus on personal goals for the new year, like fitness and wellness. But what about your financial or legal goals? Getting your affairs in order is a great way to start the year proactively,…

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Getting Your Home Ready for a Summer Sale: Ultimate Tips for Success 

As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, summer presents a fantastic opportunity to sell your home. With the sun shining, gardens in full bloom, and buyers eager to move during the school holidays, it’s a prime season for real estate deals. To make the most of this selling window, here is a guide…

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To Buy or Build a House: Weighing the Pros and Cons 

So, you’re finally ready to take that big step into homeownership, huh? Congratulations! It’s an exciting journey, and we’re here to help you navigate one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make – do you buy or build a house?   We get it; it’s a tough call that can cause significant overwhelm! So, let’s…

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9 Tips for Overcoming Buyer Fatigue When Buying a House

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone and marks a significant step towards your independence and financial stability. However, amidst the excitement lies a challenge many first-time buyers face: buyer fatigue. This phenomenon, often accompanied by stress, decision overload, and house hunter overwhelm, can make your property-purchasing journey feel like a nightmare. In this…

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BUYING A STRATA PROPERTY: MUST-KNOW INFO YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS

Strata properties are increasingly popular, offering a convenient and often more affordable housing option. There are more than 85,000 strata schemes in NSW, and around 50% of Greater Sydney will live in buildings with strata schemes by 2040. However, before diving into the purchase of a strata property, it’s crucial to understand the legal framework,…

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Buying and Selling at the Same Time  –  A Guide for Homeowners

Buying and selling at the same time can be an exciting yet daunting experience for homeowners. Balancing the logistics, your finances, and getting the timing right requires careful planning and informed decision-making. In this guide, we explore key considerations to help you successfully navigate the process of selling your current property while buying a new…

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Building Your First Home: 6 Tips for Choosing the Right Builder

Building your first home is an exciting journey that can be both challenging and rewarding. From choosing your block of land, finalising your design and then surviving the construction process, every step gets you closer to turning that key.  It can be a real rollercoaster ride, and the process can be overwhelming for a first…

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Real Estate Wise Up: Breaking Down Property Industry Jargon

The property industry is full of technical terms and jargon, making it difficult for people new to the industry to understand. Whether you’re dipping your toe in as a first home buyer, considering real estate investment, or just someone interested in the property market, it’s important to be familiar with some of the most common…

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Preparing for Auction Day: A Home Buyer’s Guide

You’ve found the house of your dreams and can imagine living inside those walls. But it’s for sale by auction, and suddenly, you feel overwhelmed by the process. How does an auction even work? How will you bid on auction day? Can someone else bid for you? Many people find auction day to be daunting,…

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Savvy Ways to Save Money When Moving House

Whether you’ve just bought or sold your house, moving is not a cheap experience. And it doesn’t matter if you’re moving because of job transfers, family changes or other circumstances; finding the money to pay for everything that comes with the move can be stressful. Did you know that some things won’t cost you a…

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4 Ways Technology and Electronic Conveyancing Make It Easier for Buyers and Sellers

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. Thanks to all the paperwork and legal requirements, it’s also one of the most stressful. Fortunately, technology and electronic conveyancing make buying and selling houses easier. Skip the paper Using technology to buy or sell a house can save time…

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5 Ways to Emotionally Prepare for Selling Your House

Buying and selling property is one of life’s greatest stresses. When you’re emotionally invested in selling your house, it only increases the pressure. As conveyancers, we witness this stress in our clients every week, and we’ve talked to hundreds, if not thousands, of homeowners about the emotions that come with selling their homes.  We want…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Our Stories

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause we hold dear to our hearts. Here’s why: We are a team of 5 women. 2 of our beautiful team members, Kendall and Kelly, are breast cancer survivors. That’s 2 out of 5. The national average is 1 in 7. 2 of us are not old enough…

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How To Budget For Your First Home In 5 Simple Steps

With interest rates and the cost of living soaring, saving for your first home can be challenging. But, if you’re determined to buy, we’re determined to help you get into your first home sooner. Here’s how to budget for your first home in 5 simple steps.  1. Prioritise Your Spending Firstly, prioritise your spending. Cut…

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The Real Cost of Buying a Home in NSW

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. And, the truth is, unlike buying a piece of clothing from your favourite store, the price on the tag isn’t what you’ll end up paying.  In this post, we’re uncovering the real cost of buying a home. You’ll find out about the upfront,…

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Explore Our Top 9 Hunter Valley Suburbs for Home Buyers

The Hunter Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Australia, with lots to offer tourists and locals alike. If you want to plant your feet in a family-friendly area with lots to see and do, the Hunter Valley won’t disappoint.  This post explores our top 9 Hunter Valley suburbs for home buyers. Cessnock…

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Top Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell (and getting top dollar!)[Infographic]

Remember that old saying ‘first impressions count’? Nothing could be truer than when you’re getting your home ready for sale. In this post, we’re uncovering the top tips for getting your home ready to sell and getting top dollar! Is your home ready to sell? Selling your home can be an overwhelming and emotional time.…

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Interest Rate Rise: What it means for homeowners

Worried about interest rate rises? You’re not alone. The Reserve Bank’s announcement on 03 May 2022 to increase the cash rate target has most homeowners on edge. When the cash rate rises, unfortunately, home loan interest rates also rise. But what does all this mean? In this post, we’ll explore what an interest rate rise…

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What to check at an open house inspection

If you’re searching for your first home, you’ll quickly realise how important open house inspections are. As a first-time buyer, weekends will likely feel like an endless effort to coordinate and drive between inspections searching for the ‘the one’. Buying your first or next home is an exciting but daunting time. It’s easy to get…

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7 Steps To Buying a Home

The first steps to buying a home can be an exciting yet daunting time in your life. It’s one of those big moments that you’ll never forget, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start thinking about budgets, deposits, mortgages, interest rates, locations, and the list goes on. The good news is that once…

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What does a conveyancer do?

If you’re on the verge of buying or selling a property, you’ve probably been asking yourself this question – What does a conveyancer do? At Oliver & Co. Conveyancing we pride ourselves on going above and beyond for our clients. We’re particularly committed to ensuring that our processes are transparent and educational so you feel…

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