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Amazing Tips for Darwin First homebuyers

If you are looking at buying your own home there are a number of things to consider to ensure you make the right choice.

Congratulations! You are ready to buy a home in Darwin. Purchasing a home is an exciting life milestone and is a huge decision with so many factors to consider. Finding the right property can be a challenge. What may seem like a good fit now may not be the best choice for you in the long run.

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Here are a some tips when buying a home

Think about your lifestyle – how you live day-to-day, your plans for the future and your budget will determine the home you buy. Will you need more or less room in the future? Is it important that you live close to family, work, parks, cafes and other recreational facilities? Consider how far you are prepared to live from schools and shops and if there is good access to transport.

Neighbourhood - Do your research before looking at homes in neighborhoods that aren’t convenient for young families. Look into school districts, local parks, neighbours and proximity to doctors and hospitals. Consider the length of your commute to work so that you can maximize the amount of time you have to spend with your family.

Space – How many kids do you want to have? Simple things like sharing a bathroom or closet space can become a hassle in the long run. Families with small children might want to look into an open-concept floor plan for safety reasons. A designated playroom might be a smart idea for your family, or maybe you’d prefer two levels instead of three. List out what your priorities before making the move.

Affordability - Now that you know what you’re looking for, the next step is figuring out what type of home you can afford. A review of your income, savings, monthly expenses and debt will be necessary.

Offer - Once you’ve found your ideal house, it’s time to get started with the financial and contractual side of the purchase. Let your Peter Kafkas Team property professionals guide you through this process. Purchase contracts vary in length and terms from state to state. Multiple offers on the same home are not uncommon, so you may only get one chance to make an offer that the seller will consider. That’s why it’s important to think carefully about your strategy.

Inspection – Once you’ve made an offer, hire a professional home inspector to give the house a standard inspection and make sure that it is a safe home for your family.

The Peter Kafkas team are ready to make a commitment to help you capitalize on current market opportunities and assist you in making an informed decision. A Call2View agent can help ensure you make the right choice for the long term, get a better understanding of different neighborhoods, schools, and market conditions, find a mortgage specialist, and more. Find an agent today!

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Why You Should Use Real Estate Video?
Real Estate Video is quickly becoming the way in which buyers are wanting to absorb property information. Not just slideshow video, real fun themed professional property videos. It allows a buyer to gain an in depth understanding of the property’s features and surrounding area and will create an emotional attachment for the right buyer. Recent surveys have shown that listings with real estate video have up to a 400% increase in enquiry rate and can have up to a 6% increase in perceived value. IMG_1174 Peter Kafkas says "We at Call2View can produce a wide range of real estate video products, as well as photography and floor plans to ensure that your home is presented in it’s best light". Our pricing structure is simple and easy to understand ensuring that there are never any hidden fees or charges no matter what size your home.

Why Real Estate Video?

With as high as 90% of buyers now coming from a digital resource, it’s imperative for agents to make sure they are highlighting their vendors properties to the best of their ability. A real estate video is an excellent way of achieving this because it gets potential buyers attention for 60 seconds or more, gains an emotional attachment and a better feel and understanding for the property. Below are some more fast facts on why video is an imperative tool in the marketing mix. - Listings with real estate video have up to a 400% increase in enquiry rate - Cisco predicts by the end of 2014 90% of internet traffic will be video - A visitor who watched a product video is 85% more likely to make a purchase than if they hadn’t - 46% of people who watch an online advertisement take some form of further action. - Using a real estate video will better conveys the key selling points of a home and the lifestyle of the area - Showcase your home to maximum effect. - Why read when you can watch? http://youtu.be/bcDP68-lyyQ

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Welcome To The Modern Man Cave
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It could just be the abundance of space here in Darwin. Or a case of generous expendable incomes and free time. Or a heightened sense of primal territorial pride and a yearning for our hands-on, built-to-last roots in an increasingly disposable plastic world.

Whatever it is, we seem to have more than our fair share of outstanding mancaves here in Australia - and this week we're glad to bring you nine of the best:

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Maybe you’re a career oriented man who needs a space to completely decompress after an intense day?

Or are you a family man, maybe a stay-at-home Dad who gives every last minute of your energy to others, maybe teetering on the edge of all encompassing duties and desperately in need of time out?

Maybe you’ve just moved in with a partner and are keen to hang on to a masculine vibe that’s not right to run through the whole house?

You need a man cave

The term ‘man cave’ isn’t a new one, and the idea and intent behind it remains the same – to give men that little play room they crave for their inner man-child.

In the past, men have had the garage, the basement or even the garden shed as their escape. What is new however, is the trend towards the inclusion of an actual room within a home, rather than being relegated to some unused, undecorated area. Welcome to the new Man Cave – part of the home rather than a separate mantuary, usually outside.

"Men have always had the garage and the shed – but now man caves are moving inside"

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The Point of a Man Cave

The recognition that a man retreat is a functional, deserving part of the home is a milestone in the relationship between us and our interiors. Making a room that’s focused on you and your interests may sound selfish, indulgent even. But part of modern living means being honest about your needs, and if you enjoy solitary time, a space in your home is a better option than always having to go out of the house to enjoy the things you like to do.

Our homes are an extension of ourselves – the Man Cave is no different.

Why Choose iProperty NT

At iProperty NT we aspire to be innovative. We take pride in our professionalism and integrity, and being an independent boutique agency.

Recognised by industry leaders as one of Australia’s most innovative and forward thinking brands, our dynamic approach toward real estate is breaking the traditional mould to cater for the buyers of today.

“We are social media heavy”

A proud independent agency – we have developed a solid understanding of the ways in which local real estate is conducted.

We like to challenge the status quo of traditional Real Estate, we embrace change and we do things differently to give you the edge by making your property stand out

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AMAZING FEEDBACK FROM AUSTRALIA’S TOP REAL ESTATE COACH ABOUT PETER KAFKAS

AMAZING FEEDBACK FROM AUSTRALIA'S TOP REAL ESTATE COACH ABOUT PETER KAFKAS!

REINT multi award winning sales & video marketing specialist Peter Kafkas has forged an enviable reputation with his out of-the-box video marketing and social media strategies.

Glenn Twiddle

I have trained over 10,000 real estate agents in Australia and internationally, and rarely have I seen an agent, in fact, never have I seen an agent so innovative and quick to implement the latest ideas to get the most money for his sellers !!

If you're within coo-ee of Peter, put him on your shopping list and let him PROVE why he's the one to sell your property in Darwin !!

- Glenn Twiddle Best Selling Author, Speaker and owner Qld Real estate Agents' Summit

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Amazing Facts On Peter Kafkas:

 

REINT 2016 Public Nominated Salesperson Of The Year

REINT 2015 Public Nominated Salesperson Of The Year

Over 350 Properties Sold in NT

Over $500 Million Dollars worth of Real Estate SOLD

38% of Homes SOLD have acheived OVER THE ASKING PRICE

Only agent in NT to sell OVER $15 Million Dollars using REAL VIDEO

82% of his clients see a SOLD SIGN

REINT 2014 & 2013 Innovation Back To Back Award Winner

REINT 2014 Salesperson Of They Year nominee

Social Media & Video Markting Elite Agent

72% of Clients are Referred to Peter – showcasing his experience and results he achieves for all his clients. Something you wouldn’t know – Peter innovated the Darwin real estate industry with his outrageous video marketing ideas, Peter is known as “NT’s Most Innovative Agent”

In 2013 Peter separated himself from the pack” becoming Darwin’s 1st video marketing agent and utilising social media to attract more buyers to your home, selling properties for RECORD prices! His YouTube channel alone boasts over 23,000 views with his innovative reputation now spanning Australia wide.

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  At iProperty NT we aspire to be innovative. We take pride in our professionalism and integrity, and being an independent boutique agency. Recognised by industry leaders as one of Australia’s most innovative and forward thinking brands, our dynamic approach toward real estate is breaking the traditional mould to cater for the buyers of today. “We are social media heavy” A proud independent agency – we have developed a solid understanding of the ways in which local real estate is conducted. We like to challenge the status quo of traditional Real Estate, we embrace change and we do things differently to give you the edge by making your property stand out

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