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  • Rainy days causing Leaking / Flooding

    If you are a tenant of Ray White MetroWest and have issues due to the current weather please refer below: FLOODING & LEAKS Do whatever you can to minimise water damage to the property and your belongings. Use towels and buckets etc. Move your belongings out of the way of … Read more

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  • What’s it like to be a real estate agent? Jo Langstaff

    Experienced sales consultant, Jo Langstaff, describes what it’s like to be a salesperson at Ray White MetroWest real estate in Chapel Hill, Brisbane after having commenced her career at another nearby agency. If you’re thinking about changing office, speak to Craig Sharp today! Q What’s your highest … Read more

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  • Looking back at Ray White MetroWest in 2017

    Looking back at RayWhite MetroWest in 2017 REIQ Awards for Excellence The team at Ray White MetroWest were pumped to be announced as finalists in the REIQ Awards for Excellence 2017! We had a great night at the glamorous Brisbane City Hall with fantastic music, and lots of industry identities … Read more

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  • Christmas Trading Hours – Property Management

    Christmas Trading Hours The agency will be on skeleton staff between Christmas and 2 January 2018. SALES – Please contact sales agents directly – find them here PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 23 December – Properties will be open for inspection by the Leasing Agent who can be contacted on 0407 670 499 27-29 … Read more

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  • How much deposit do I need for the bank?

    Craig Sharp: I might, or I’m wanting to go out and buy myself a 500,000 dollar home, how much have I got to put down? Terry Christo: As a very minimum, you’d want to have approximately 8% of the value of that property, so about 40,000 dollars. Terry Christo: If … Read more

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  • Why Interest-Only Loans?

    Craig Sharp: If I’m paying interest only, I’m not paying any of the asset, am I? Terry Christo: Correct, for a period. Eventually, you have to pay off the asset. You can’t go interest only forever because no one will lend you the money, but you may go interest only … Read more

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  • What’s mortgage insurance? How much does mortgage insurance cost?

    Craig Sharp: Mortgage insurance. Tell me about that. Why am I paying mortgage insurance? Terry Christo: Mortgage insurance is incurred if you borrow more than 80% of the value of the property, so there’s no real way around that. There are some exceptions for certain fields of work, like medical … Read more

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  • Interest Rates : Fixed or Variable?

    Craig Sharp: Interest rates, fixed or variable, what does it mean? Terry Christo: With a fixed rate it’s fixed for a term, you can’t fix for 30 years, but you can fix for three, five, seven years. Craig Sharp: My payment each month is going to be exactly the same? … Read more

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