Real Estate News


How to (Ethically) Boost Your Property's Sale Price


    Below are the 4 key steps you must follow for a successful property sale. You may be new to the property market and this may be the first property you have sold, or you may be an experienced property seller and just need reassurance that you're on the right path. This guide steps you through the 4-stage process for effectively selling your property to get the maximum possible sale price.     1. Choose the Right Agent Selling your property is an important life event which can be financially and emotionally demanding, and that’s why you need an experienced and trusted professional real estate agent to help you with the process. Find an agent you trust, who you believe will look after your interests and do a great job. Interview as many as it takes to find one you trust. Beware of agents who try to dazzle you with empty promises of an unrealistic price, or an expensive marketing campaign that promotes their agency, but does litt...


5 Simple Tips to Make Your Property Stand Out


Selling your property takes time, effort and a little help from the experts. Showcasing your property in the best light will make a big difference to its value.   1. Street Appeal First impressions count! Mow the lawn, tidy and water the garden, plant some blooms, clean gutters, remove cobwebs, sweep the path, upgrade the letterbox.   2. Minimise Clutter Create light and space. Open the curtains. Remove excess furniture and belongings, family photos and half the contents of storage spaces.   3. Clean the House Make it sparkle, especially the kitchen, bathroom and windows. Remove all trace of pets and banish bad odours with fresh air or fragrances.   4. Interior Update Wobbly door handles, torn fly screens and squeaky doors can be easily fixed. Consider updating flooring or painting in neutral colours but remember that painting one dull room can draw attention to other unpainted rooms.   5. Inspect Through the Eye of a Buyer Walk from ...


Thank You to our Trivia Night Sponsors


Pennisi Real Estate would like to say a huge thank you to the sponsors of our annual Trivia Night, held Saturday February 17th.    Major Sponsors...          Our Other Amazing Sponsors...     FRAMED ESSENDON FOOTBALL CLUB JUMPER Signed by the 2018 team                                VALUE - PRICELESS          LA LUNA VOUCHER Dinner for 10 guests at La Luna Bistro - 320 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton Private dinner room, alcohol included; not valid on Saturday Nights VALUE - $2500.00       4 TICKETS TO THE FOOTY SHOW Four tickets to attend the AFL Footy Show in 2018. (Excludes Finals and Grand Final Shows) VALUE - PRICELESS     RACE PARTY VOUCHER A $250 voucher that may be used ...


Five Mistakes To Avoid When Investing In Property


  1.  Not doing your research When purchasing an investment property, it’s important to do your research about the location, local amenities, rental yields, vacancy rates and the property itself. While it may not always be possible, you should aim to know as much as you can about the neighbourhood you intend to invest in. Be wary of ‘booming markets’ such as mining towns and tourism centres. These may produce excellent returns over the short term, but how will the investment stack up long term if there is an industry downturn? Remember, a good investment is not one based on speculation.   2.  Not having a professional property management team in place  Many people assume property management is simple and think they can do it all when it comes to taking care of every aspect when managing their property. This can quickly become a stressful and tedious task, not to mention the ever increasing legislative requirements that fall upon landlords...


Top 5 Tips For First Time Home Buyers


    Buying your first home can be daunting – both financially and emotionally. It’s likely to be one of the biggest investments you’ll make, so the team at Pennisi Real Estate have compiled their top 5 tips to guide you.     1.  Start saving now House deposits can take a while to save, so it’s smart to start saving as soon as you can. Save the biggest deposit that you can. This not only demonstrates to your lender that you can exercise enough discipline to accumulate a large amount of savings, but you will also have a buffer of equity in the property from the beginning.   2. Buy below your maximum price Your bank may suggest yoqu can borrow up to $400,000 in your initial meeting, but it’s much safer to search for a home that is well below your maximum price. Buy a property that you can afford now so that you don’t overstretch yourself. Many people count on a future job promotion to help keep them afloat &nda...


The Worlds Most Liveable Cities 2017


1. Melbourne, Australia   2. Vienna, Austria  3. Vancouver, Canada    4. Toronto, Canada 5. (Tie) Calgary, Canada   5. (Tie) Adelaide, Australia 7. Perth, Australia 8. Auckland, New Zealand 9. Helsinki, Finland   10. Hamburg, Germany