Monthly Archives: March 2008

How To Save Your Home

Posted on March 25, 2008 by | 1 Comment
          by Neil Jenman The word ‘mortgage’ is French in origin. It means to make a pledge upon which your life depends – or, literally, an agreement until death.In today’s debt heavy world a mortgage really has one of two meanings. Either you destroy (kill) it or it destroys (kills) you. Around one million Australians are now suffering the most talked-about ‘material disease’ of today – mortgage stress. The symptom of...

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Preventing Estate Agents From Preparing Contracts

Posted on March 12, 2008 by | 10 Comments
by Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.BSolicitorConsumer Advocate   After firing more than a few verbal bullets over recent months at Queensland’s Attorney-General (and Fair Trading Minister) Kerry Shine in The Courier Mail and Gold Coast Bulletin newspapers, on ABC radio and here in the Australian Real Estate Blog, I finally got a response (of sorts). The critical issues, of course, had been the largely unregulated role of legally unqualified real estate agents in the preparation...

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