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Viewing Etiquette When Buying a Home

Viewing Etiquette When Buying a Home

Viewings are part of the property buying process. But not everyone understands the etiquette required when inspecting someone else’s home. No one wants to make a bad purchase when buying a property. It is a big investment so you have to inspect a potential buy really well. So a certain amount of looking around is [...]
When Is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

When Is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

For most people, owning a property is high on life’s list of priorities, but when is the right time to go ahead the and actually buy? 1. Current and Future Income A history of a consistent, regular income, with a probability that this will continue into the future is important. Without it, banks can't lend [...]
What is Property Yield and How is it Calculated?

What is Property Yield and How is it Calculated?

In the process of deciding whether or not to purchase a particular property, most property investors will work out the ‘yield' to help make their decision. Although some people buy properties for different reasons, most investors are interested with a property's current return and potential yield. Property Investment Terms Explained Investing in property can be [...]
How to Build a Property Portfolio

How to Build a Property Portfolio

As with most things in life, the perfect property portfolio is personal thing. It will depend on your financial goals, your financial circumstances, and how much risk you are willing to take. So what might work for someone else may not work for you. As an example, someone may have made money buying older properties [...]
6 Signs a Home Has a Great Location

6 Signs a Home Has a Great Location

We all know that location is the most important factor to consider when buying a property - whether for investment purposes or to live in. But what makes a location better than another location? In this Nook article we explore this question. Here are six signs to help you work out whether your potential home [...]
Buying a Condo Checklist

Buying a Condo Checklist

Condos can make the perfect home or property investment, but take into  consideration these important factors. Usually cheaper than house and lots, condos are a great alternative for those who want to live close to the city. But they vary in size and facilities, and some come with hidden fees. So buyers need to look [...]
8 Tips to Make Buying Your Home Easier

8 Tips to Make Buying Your Home Easier

Here are eight tips to help you find, secure and keep your dream home. Finding the Home 1. Look for Investor-Type Criteria and Owner Appeal What does that mean? It means you need to find a home that you want to live in now but will be easy to sell again later if you want [...]
How to Buy Pre-Selling Property

How to Buy Pre-Selling Property

Buying a pre-selling property can be trickier than a regular purchase, but thousands of Filipinos do it every year. Buying off the plan, ie. pre-selling, is when you sign a contract to buy a property before it is finished being built. If you do it correctly it can provide great rewards, primarily in terms of [...]