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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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  • Are interest-only loans more expensive?

    Craig Sharp: And what’s the approximate difference between those fixed and variable rates? Terry Christo: So, sorry, between fixed and variables are pretty well aligned at the moment. Where the differences occur is that when you decide to go interest only on either of those products, you’re looking at paying … Read more

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  • WE’RE A FINALIST! The REIQ 2018 Awards for Excellence

    Ray White MetroWest is excited to announce we have been selected as a Finalist in The REIQ 2018 Awards for Excllence – Medium Residential Agency of the Year. The Awards will be announced on Saturday 3 March 2018 at a gala black tie event which also commemorates the centenary anniversary … Read more

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  • The Sharp Report – Rentals October 2017

    Hi, I’m Krista Sharp and this is the October 2017 Sharp Report for RayWhite Metro West Rentals. We’re in the middle of spring selling season and the interesting thing is, it’s not just a selling season for sales, for properties for sales, October has certainly proven to … Read more

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  • Brand New Benchmark for Taringa

    Hi, my name’s Craig Sharp from Ray White MetroWest and this is the Sharp Property Report. I brought you here to Darvall Street in Taringa today just to have a quick look at this house here. We sold it two weeks ago. What makes this style … Read more

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