Day: August 8, 2020

The Ultimate Final Walk-Through Checklist Before You Close on a Home

You’ve nearly gone through the entire homebuying process. From those early days of using a mortgage calculator to see how much house you could afford, to touring homes online or in-person, and then finally and excitedly making an offer on your first home. Now here you are, the home inspection is complete, your bank’s appraiser has submitted their report, and the bank has given the green light to send settlement funds to the title company. All the stars have aligned, and this transaction looks like it’s on track to close without a hitch. Except there’s just one last thing to

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Sydney auctions: demand for multi-generational living pushes up prices for prized homes

Alex and Catarina Kouz, with daughter Lara and fiance Angelo, bought a Caringbah house. Picture: David Swift

Two generations of a Caringbah South family joined forces to beat stiff competition at auction for their neighbour’s house with water views.

The family paid $1.897m for the Cumbee Lane house with views of the Port Hacking waterway and Royal National Park, beating “spirited” bidding from three of the six registered parties.

The price was $47,000 over the $1.85m reserve and well above the $1.59m-$1.75m guide the property was listed at in a previous sales campaign last year.

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