Buying Information

Buying Tips

These simple steps can make the whole process of buying far more enjoyable and successful. By following them when you finally decide to make the big leap to buy you can feel far more comfortable you have made the right decision for you. 1. Speak with your financier or your Finance Consultant to arrange the best loan to suit your needs before you walk in and find your dream home. 2. Prepare a short list of preferred suburbs that suit your lifestyle, bearing in mind affordability and accommodation requirements. 3. Research sales in those preferred suburbs. Inspect every property in your preferred suburb so you have a feel for the prices. Attend all open homes in the area. 4. Develop a relationship with one of our professional team members who specialises in your preferred area. Your RealWay Sales Consultant will be able to advise you of any additional information you may need and also inform you how you can register on our website to automatically receive notifications of a...

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Foreign Invesment Information

Free Foreign Investor Tips & Information to Buy Residential Property in Australia subject to F.I.R.B. Approval What Is The FIRB? The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) is a government authority that reviews foreign interests intending to invest in Australia. The FIRB makes recommendations in respect to these proposed investments to the Australian Federal Government in accordance with foreign investment policies. Non Australian residents are able to purchase residential investment properties in Australia, so long as the purchase is in accordance with the guidelines administered by the Foreign Investments Review Board (FIRB). For detailed up to date information just visit the FIRB website. Who Are Exempted? Australian citizens resident abroad; Property zoned residential by foreign nationals who hold permanent resident visas or who are eligible to hold a 'special category visa' (e.g. a New Zealand citizen); Foreign persons buying, as joint tenants, with their A...

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Property Transfer Duty in Queensland

Stamp Duty, now referred to as Transfer Duty, must be paid on dutiable transactions for properties in Queensland. Transfer Duty is calculated on the dutiable value of a transaction.  Generally this is the greater of the consideration paid for, or the unencumbered value of, the property acquired. For more information about Transfer Duty, from the Government website,

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