Day: August 22, 2020

How to make an offer on a house that wins the deal

Purchasing your first home is a big move. For some, it represents the independence they’ve been striving for, while others see their home purchase as a path to financial security and a way to create a safe haven for their family. 

As a homebuyer, you have choices about how you approach the transaction. You can go it alone, without representation, or you can have a real estate agent assist you through the homebuying process. During your search, you may also find houses for sale by the owner (FSBO) or many more listed with a real estate brokerage. Either way, you’ll

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Auctions: seller ‘uncomfortable’ with high price for house, pledges charity donation

Auctioneer Damien Cooley at the sale of an Epping home with no reserve. Picture: James Gourley


It was an alluring prospect for house hunters accustomed to the Sydney norm of pressure cooker auctions – a family home going under the hammer with no reserve.

The rare offer meant the home could theoretically sell for just $1 if it was the only bid placed.

The prospect of a bargain attracted 65 bidders who lined up in the cold early morning yesterday to register for the auction.

But any chance of a low price evaporated when the opening bid of $20 was

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