Morphett Vale RLA 144653 Blog


What is the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme?

Published 27 days ago

If you're one of the many Australians dreaming of owning your first home, you were probably thrilled to hear of the new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme announced during the Federal Election campaign. But with the dust now settled on the politics, what does the new policy mean for you and what imp...


How can I winter-proof my home?

Published about 2 months ago

Your home is your most valuable asset, so it’s important to take action now to protect it ahead of the winter weather. The colder months can take a real toll on your home, inside and out, so here are some steps you can take to make sure as you incur as little cost or damage as possible. The roof...


Why is excellent photography an essential ingredient in the successful marketing of a home?

Published 4 months ago

When it comes to marketing a property this autumn, its 'pix appeal' is a fundamental element in enticing prospective buyers.  Many buyers will judge a home within seconds of looking at the photos online (or on Facebook for that matter) – and if they are not enthused, they'll quickly shift their ...


Strategies for saving on your summer electricity bill

Published 7 months ago

Summer has arrived and for many households that means the shock of an oversized electricity bill will soon become a painful reality. Unfortunately, surging energy bills are often unavoidable as temperatures hit 30°C and well beyond in January and February. However, by following a few simple...


Is spring a good time to downsize?

Published 9 months ago

Yes! There is a whole range of reasons why empty-nesters should take advantage of the market this spring to downsize.To begin with, the federal government has introduced valuable financial incentives for downsizers to act now. The cornerstone of the new scheme, which kicked off on 1 July 2018, is...


Selling in Winter

Published about 1 year ago

You might think autumn and winter aren’t the best seasons to sell a property. It’s cold, wet and not the ideal time to be moving house.  Here are five reasons why you can still obtain a great result without the sunny help of spring and summer.   Less Competition There are less homes on the mar...


End of year tax planning tips

Published about 1 year ago

One of the advantages of owning a rental property is the many tax deductions available to investors. The cost of expenses incurred by a landlord including maintenance and repairs, property insurance, accounting fees, and more, can be claimed as legal tax deductions. While the tax rules are mostly...


Do Sellers Always Accept the Highest Price?

Published over 1 year ago

Hints & Tips - By Jennifer Drabic   Although most people would assume the answer to this question is a very definite YES, in reality, it is not always the case. A good offer is made up of the most favourable terms & conditions to the seller, which doesn't just include the price. You also must t...


Your essential real estate glossary

Published over 1 year ago

If you’ve ever wondered what all those real estate terms really mean, here we’ve compiled a useful glossary to help you decipher ‘agent speak’ and navigate the real estate landscape. Your essential real estate glossary Agent: A registered person contracted to act for another in the selling, b...


Raine & Horne Pet People

Published almost 2 years ago

Our staff here at Raine & Horne are all pet lovers with fur babies of our own! What a "pawsome" achievement we made on Monday 21st August 2017 with our fundraising for RSPCA! We even had a kids colouring in competition, some door prizes and a few full bellies by the end of the day. A HUGE thanks ...


Market Report: May 2017

Published about 2 years ago

South Australia Real Estate Overview The median dwelling price in Adelaide continues to grow, with the latest from CoreLogic indicating it hit $430,000 in April. At the same time, the Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) revealed recently that the suburbs which have seen the largest...


Raine & Horne Morphett Vale honoured to receive four awards at the recent State Awards

Published over 2 years ago

Raine & Horne Morphett Vale honoured to receive four awards at the recent State Awards  Raine & Horne Morphett Vale was honoured to receive four awards at the recent State Awards held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. The awards recognise the performance and efforts of Salespeople, Princi...