Your Home

Buying, Selling, Renovating, Building

Dominic Ogburn and Harvey Grennan
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Answers all the questions people ask when they are buying, selling, building or renovating a home or an investment property.

Why are renovations booming? What is gazumping and is it legal? How long does it take to build a house? What is a reverse mortgage?

All the answers are here, in an easy-to-read Q+A format that clearly explains all the information you need to know before you buy, sell, renovate or build a home or investment property.

Find out:

* why location, location, location is the golden rule

* whether to build, knock down or renovate

* what you don't get in a standard pre-purchase inspection report

* how to handle the bidding process at an auction

* how to become an intelligent investor.

Don't get burnt in the property game - have the knowledge and confidence to make the right decision on the biggest investment you may every make. Happy house hunting!

Author bio:

Harvey Grennan has worked in journalism and corporate and political media relations for 40 years. He has bought, sold and developed properties all his life and worked briefly as a real estate agent. He is currently a writer on real estate and local government with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Dominic Ogburn is an independent building consultant with Sydney-based firm Access Property Services P/L, and the bane of developers and insurance companies who try to dodge their responsibilities to home owners. He has been a builder and project manager and is an expert witness in building disputes, an adviser on national building standards and the author of an Internet course for owner-builders.

Category: Lifestyle
ISBN: 9781865088914
Table Of Contents: Acknowledgments


Section 1: Buying your property

1 Selecting a home

2 Buying an investment property

3 Pre-purchase inspections

4 Making an offer and bidding at auction

Section 2: Building or renovating

5 To build, knock down or renovate?

6 Selecting the right builder or architect

7 Owner-building

8 Contracts and variations

9 Getting problems fixed in new units

Section 3: Legals, finance and insurance

10 Legals

11 Organising your finance

12 Insurance

Section 4: Selling your property

13 Auction or private treaty?

14 Choosing an agent

15 Advertising and presentation

Contacts, websites and further resources
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: May 2004
Page Extent: 200
Format: Book
Subject: Home renovation & extension

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