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Simple Saving Tips We Can ALL Benefit From!

Posted by   |   July 26th, 2017   |   Categories: News

Thursday Tips – 26th July 2017

It’s always good to keep an eye out for simple saving tips. Whether you’re saving for a property, a car, a holiday or just some extra cash; these tips will help you to stretch every penny!

  1. Change one habit at a time

Every dollar counts. Keep this in mind and make some simple changes which will add up over a long time. We recommend only changing one or two habits at a time, so you don’t get overwhelmed by your new economizing lifestyle. Some things you can change are:

  • Make your own coffee, rather than buying it from a café
  • Cut down on alcohol
  • Don’t buy single serve meals or eat out every day. Instead, try to cook a large meal twice a week (6 servings). Freeze half, and have the rest as lunch/dinner.
  1. Have a budget buddy

If you AND your friend decide to be more cash-savvy, it is a lot easier to save. It’s always difficult if one party is focused on staying in and saving, whilst the other is always inviting you out for dinner and drinks! If you and a friend are saving, you could enjoy a great night in with some wine and home cooked food, rather than consuming the same amount at a venue for about 7x the price!

  1. Don’t waste your wardrobe

It’s great to clean out your wardrobe every now and then, but keep in mind that a lot of your old clothes could be worth a pretty penny. When shopping, always make sure a generic store doesn’t stock a similar item. Switch clothes with friends. Also, try to avoid clothing that cannot be washed at home – those dry cleaning bills add up!

  1. Plan ahead

Make a groceries list and stick to it. Also, don’t shop for groceries when hungry – everything seems a lot more tempting when you’re hungry. Plan for bills/rent, and budget accordingly. If your bills are getting the better of you, tackle the issue head-on by switching off power points, having shorter showers, rugging up rather than using the heater, etc.

 

These are just a few simple daily sacrifices which can add up to a significant amount of money over time. For example, three weeks ago I started having coffee at home rather than buying it each day. I’ve already saved over $170 (including deductions for home-coffee supplies!).

 

 

Where are they now? Getting In Touch With Past Clients

Posted by   |   October 05th, 2016   |   Categories: News

We recently caught up with some past clients, Jack and Charlotte, at their Elwood apartment.

The Hot Auction Bidders team purchased their apartment last year, well under the couple’s reserve.

Almost a year on, here’s what they have to say about life as a first home buyer:

“We love our home, we love the proximity to cafes and transport, and the fact that we’re just a few blocks from the gardens. The apartment itself is great! We loved it as soon as we saw it, and with every day, mini-renovation, and social gathering we have within the apartment, it grows on us even more. We’ve done minor touch-ups: painting, restoring light fittings, adding storage, and we soon hope to install a modern gas fire place. In a year or so, we plan to renovate the bathroom… We cannot thank David, John and the team enough. They made the biggest financial decision of our lives streamlined and worry-free! We cannot speak highly enough of them to anyone thinking of purchasing a property!”

Sydney Market on Fire!

Posted by   |   February 13th, 2015   |   Categories: Industry News, Market Trends

HAMMERS ran hot on the first big auction weekend of the year, with Sydney leading the sales charge.

The number of auctions staged across the nation’s capital cities jumped to 954, up from 403 last weekend, according to Core Logic RP Data.

The preliminary clearance rate was 66.9 per cent, though there was a wide gap between the Sydney market and the rest of the country.

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AN increasing number of young West Australians – some not even 21 – are buying properties.

Posted by   |   February 13th, 2015   |   Categories: Industry News

AN increasing number of young West Australians – some not even 21 – are buying properties.

Latest statistics show the number of homeowners aged 30 or under has jumped 60 per cent since 2008, with almost 50 per cent of the state’s first-homebuyers now aged 30 or under. That is compared to just 31 per cent six years ago, according to new statistics from Mortgage Choice.

The data also showed one in five homebuyers was now aged 25 or under.

Experts said a new trend had emerged with young people living at home longer in order to skip the rental market and save for a deposit.

Peet Limited managing director Brendan Gore said “Gen Z” buyers were among the company’s most active market sectors. READ MORE +