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A Life Lost

Posted on 3 July, 2015 at 1:55 Comments comments (6)

Usually this blog is used for Real Estate associated matters but today it would be remiss of me to not acknowledge the loss of the Adelaide Crows head coach Phil Walsh.

It shows how fragile our life is and how we need to live each day as it is our last.

Having been affected by depression I ask you all to speak to your friends and family and offer help if they need it and who knows we may stop the stupid loss of life that seems to go on.

Disadvantages of buying an investment property first

Posted on 30 June, 2015 at 5:30 Comments comments (0)

1. You pay CGT on sale of the property


You pay capital gains tax when you sell your rental property, although if you have held the property for longer than 12 months you will get a 50% concession. The capital gain amount is added to your other assessable income and taxed at your highest marginal tax rate.


2. You have no access to federal and state government grants


Buying an investment property makes you ineligible for the assistance pr...

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Should your first home be an investment property?

Posted on 29 June, 2015 at 0:50 Comments comments (0)

Can’t decide whether to buy your first property as your home or as an investment property? Here are some issues that may help you make up your mind.


With property prices soaring in Australia’s biggest capital cities, the urge to buy a property is stronger than ever.


If you’re buying your first property, the first thing you need to do is decide whether to buy it as a home or a rental property. This decision will impact on everything else ...

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What Can go Wrong & What Happens After

Posted on 26 June, 2015 at 22:40 Comments comments (0)

Richmond says hiccups rarely occur but when they do it is usually be resolved on the same day.


“There have been instances of clerks turning up at settlement missing a document. If those things happen everyone scrambles together to try and solve the problem as soon as possible.


“Sometimes settlement is pushed back to allow the offending parties to rectify the problem. We always work to settle it on the same day that it has been scheduled becaus...

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How do you prepare for settlement?

Posted on 25 June, 2015 at 20:30 Comments comments (0)

According to Richmond, the hardest part of settlement day for her clients is packing up and cleaning the home and disconnecting and connecting the utilities. “We take care of the paperwork so they can get on with the cleaning.”


“Probably two weeks out from settlement we’re trying to finalise our figures in relation to council and water rates.


“We write to the council and water authorities advising them of a change of ownershi...

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What is Settlement

Posted on 25 June, 2015 at 1:25 Comments comments (0)

Settlement is the official process conducted between the legal and financial representatives of both you and the seller.


Settlement day happens on a time and place agreed upon by both parties. Your settlement agent (solicitor or conveyancer) and your lender meet the seller’s representatives. Once all documents are signed by both parties, they are sent to the titles office to register you as the new owner of the property.

What Happens on Settlement Day

Posted on 24 June, 2015 at 1:20 Comments comments (0)

You’ve been looking for months, attended open after open and finally secured  your dream property.


Between the celebrations you try to wrap your head around everything you need to organise – insurance, removalists, conveyancing – the list seems endless.


Before you’ve had a chance to catch your breath it’s settlement day.


If you’re feeling less than settled at this point, you’re not alone. H...

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Prices For Real Estate

Posted on 2 June, 2015 at 20:25 Comments comments (0)

Did you know there are 3 Prices in Real Estate

1. Your Wish Price

2. Market Price

3. What the Buyer will pay.

Many agents will accept a price between Market Price and Buyer Price just to make a sale.

Here at KG Real Estate we will work for a price between Market and your wish Price therefore giveing you a larger price and hopefully profit.

Sales & Property Management

Posted on 6 April, 2015 at 21:05 Comments comments (0)

At KG Real Estate we are always looking for new properties I am looking after the Hills and surrounds while Lisa looks after the city.

As an independent agency and propud of it we dont have the overheads that franchised offices do and so we can give you the same service for less cost. In fact we can give you more service for less cost.

So give us a try and see.

Council Fees

Posted on 1 July, 2014 at 2:10 Comments comments (0)