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  • The Do’s And Don’ts Of Becoming A First Homeowner: PART 2

    THE DON’TS Buying your first home is very important and most likely one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. Dowling Property Group is dedicated to making this process as smooth as possible. Below we have included the DON’T’S when buying your first home. 1. GRANTS According to Mincove Homes: Homes For Life,…

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Becoming a First Homeowner: PART 1

    THE DO’S First Step- Make a Plan Take your time with this process. The more planning in this step, the easier the next steps will be. Talk to a sales agent, banker or someone that you can trust with a financial conversation. Start planning what you can and can’t afford, by creating a budget based…

  • Making your home cozy this winter

    Winter can mean shorter days, limited beach visits and no more BBQ’s on the weekend. The transition from Summer to Winter will be different this year as most of us are itching to get outside more. This blog talks about easy changes you can make to your home to make it feel cozier and better…

  • Make your home more stylish

    Here are some helpful tips if you are selling your property or if you want to make your home more inviting! Brighten Up Your Home With Greenery Bring the outside in, with a variety of colours and styles. This will make the house feel fresh, inviting and make your house smell great. You can add…

  • Get Your House Ready for Rent

    Fix It Up Think about what you would look for in a prospective home and use that as a benchmark when you’re preparing your property for renters.It is much easier to fix such problems before renters move in, and will also greatly enhance their comfort while living there. Also, take a good look at the…

  • Should I buy or sell during COVID-19?

    “There are tens of thousands of prospective buyers…some will see this market as an opportunity to finally purchase”- Financial Review   Are you thinking about buying or selling a house, but are confused with what to do during this time? Here are a few reasons why both buyers and sellers can benefit from this uncertain…

  • Should you accept an offer prior to Auction?

    Measuring the potential success of your auction can help you establish whether or not to accept a pre-auction offer. You can tell if your auction is shaping up to be hot by answering these questions about buyer behaviour: Have you had many buyers request information? Have you had a number purchasers request contracts or pre…

  • Auction Day for the vendor

    It’s natural that auction day can cause some anxiety. You can minimise stress by understanding the auction procedure. Here’s how the day’s proceedings will unfold: Before auction day: An auction can happen very fast – so it’s really important you and your agent are clear and agreed on the process of your auction day. Things…

  • Buying a property at Auction Part 2

    What happens the day of the Auction: • the highest bidder is the buyer, subject to any reserve price • the auctioneer is entitled to make one bid only on behalf of the seller • before the auction, the auctioneer must announce that the auctioneer is permitted to make one bid on behalf of the…

  • Buying Property at Auction Part 1

    It is important to understand the auction process and understand the language. Here are a few quick tips: Reserve price – before the auction, the vendor (seller) will set a price with the auctioneer that is the minimum price they will accept. If the reserve price isn’t reached during bidding, the auctioneer will privately ask…