Categories for Common Sense

Finance Formally Approved, or Contract now unconditional – what is next?

27/12/2018
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We usually send our clients ALL the required ‘wet-ink’ paperwork with our initial postal package. Sometimes we need to allow for the other party to complete certain forms first, so thanks for your patience and understanding if you receive more than one form requiring ‘wet-ink’ execution. Buyers;That Loan Amount on the Unconditional/Formal approval is usually NOT the exact amount your lender will make Available as Funds (aka funds your lender will bring) for Settlement.The Lender will usually take their fees...

Millennials are the NOW wave

1/5/2018
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Changing the business mindset from Boomer property consumer to Millennial property consumer, is here, Don’t lose sleep,  this article might be of assistance. By: BekHayes Conveyancers – are you meeting the needs of your Millennial clients? By Bek Hayes, CEO AICSAOne of the largest generations in history is about to move into its prime spending years. Millennials are poised to reshape the economy; their unique experiences will change the way we buy and sell, forcing companies to examine how they do...

Selling to someone who is Demolishing

17/1/2018
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Smoke Alarms DMIRS Bulletin #78 Smoke alarms in dwellings proposed for demolitionWestern Australia’s Building Regulations 2012 require owners of residential dwellings to have compliant smoke alarms installed prior to the sale, transfer of ownership, rent or hire of the dwelling.  Changes to the Regulations that come into effect on 22 January 2018 provide an exemption for owners who are transferring ownership to a person intending to demolish the dwelling.This means the current owner of a dwelling that is subject to transfer...

Dial & verify, before you Transfer funds!

23/11/2017
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Another successful middle-man-scam in WA- this time on payment of Contract Deposit to Real Estate office…Would suggest clients ‘Call to verify (only on the known public listed office number -not the one presented in the email-could be altered) before they transfer funds’…“Another Settlement Agent Posted 1 hrAnother successful hacking! 🙁  My client received an email from the Real Estate Agent to transfer the deposit pursuant to the Contract of Sale. Shortly thereafter he received a follow-up email changing the account name and...

Phishing or Hoax email scams?

26/9/2017
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Phishing is an attempt to scam or deceive you into disclosing personal and financial information in an email or online. A hoax email may look like it was sent from a reputable organisation, and may ask you to disclose personal information via return email or by clicking a link. These emails often look genuine, copying a company’s branding and email layout, and using an address that’s very similar to the real company’s URL.Hoax emails may: Be unaddressed, or addressed generically...