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  • First National Real Estate Australia - First National Real Estate Media Releases
    one of the most expensive property markets in the world and excessive property taxes like stamp duty is making it incredibly difficult for new entrants to gain access to the market or for existing home owners to upgrade According to two independent studies the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey 2011 and the Housing Industry Association s most recent survey residential property in Australia has become increasingly unaffordable According to Mr Ellis the situation with the Australian property market is becoming untenable and needs to be addressed at a national level We have a chronic shortage of supply worsening home affordability and an increasingly tight rental market which could all be partially addressed with a more realistic approach to property taxes such as stamp duty Mr Ellis said In some cases the one home and land package could be levied three times with stamp duty I can t think of another situation where the one item can be taxed three times The people who come off the worst in this situation are hard working Australian families Mr Ellis said that at a time when rents are soaring vacancy rates are tight and there is a shortage of supply there is a real potential that more Australian families will be forced onto the streets increasing homeless rates and welfare payments and further adding economic stress to the Australian economy Serious consideration needs to be given to addressing the problems with the Australian property market if there is going to be hope for future Australians to realise home ownership dreams Mr Ellis said Plus as the Henry Review points out transaction taxes such as stamp duties reduce economic efficiency either by discouraging turnover or being embedded in the cost of production which just increases the problem Inefficient property taxes including stamp duty are

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  • First National Real Estate Australia - First National Real Estate Media Releases
    and First National Real Estate the largest independent real estate network have joined forces to deliver a new alternative in finance and home lending The partnership means First National Real Estate agents will be able to offer customers the support of experienced accredited local mortgage brokers in a way that will make the buying process as smooth as possible Access to a professional mortgage aggregation service is crucial for all property investors first home buyers and families said First National Real Estate chief executive Ray Ellis The complexity of mortgage products and their ever changing nature means that only brokers with a broad panel of lending options can provide balanced advice Even the most seasoned property investor would find it difficult to stay on top of the ever changing range of products available Our goal is to ensure that buyers dealing with First National agents are given prompt access to comprehensive advice and are able to quickly gain approval so they can purchase with a minimum of delay and fuss said Mr Ellis Each month Australian Finance Group AFG helps thousands of families move into homes using its network of 2300 brokers around Australia With access to more than 800 home loans from 34 of Australia s lenders AFG offers the largest range of mortgage products In addition AFG will provide First National Real Estate with administration technology systems software education training as well as communications and marketing support In turn First National Real Estate agents will refer customers to local AFG brokers for efficient expeditious service at no charge to the customer To be selected as an alliance partner by a business with such an extensive network of real estate agencies is a strong endorsement of our product offering said AFG general manager Mark Hewitt We are looking forward

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  • First National Real Estate Australia - First National Real Estate Media Releases
    struggling to come to terms with their loss They need to give themselves the time to consider all the options that are available to them before deciding whether they wish to rebuild or move elsewhere According to Mr Ellis the best advice he can offer is to talk to their local real estate agent who may have some helpful tips on a variety of forms of assistance the renegotiation of loan arrangements or other options they may not have thought of These tips may include things such as Look at whether there is a council buy back scheme for properties in disaster zones and if so whether you are or may be eligible now or some time in the near future Banks and other mortgage providers may be prepared to provide interest holidays or other financial relief Tenants and landlords should review their rights by visiting the respective residential tenancy authorities in each state there may be options for rent relief or early termination of lease agreements Seek the assistance of non profit organizations that providing housing and construction skills such as Architecture for Humanity Recent home buyers who entered an unconditional sale contract may also have options depending on the definition of habitable or not habitable in the contract It may be worth considering waiting a while before deciding to finally leave the area While there is often an initial reduction in home prices following a natural disaster event prices have been found to mostly recover within 12 months and so the financial impact could be substantially reduced Review and update insurance cover to ensure the property is protected from similar disastrous events in the future Look for discounted services and goods which can generate significant savings for today and the future i e www flooddiscounts com au Picking

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  • First National Real Estate Australia - First National Real Estate Media Releases
    Real Estate Burton Groves was named among the state s Top 10 Sales Offices of the Year on Friday night at the network s South Australian Northern Territory Gala Awards dinner held at the Intercontinental in Adelaide where members were rewarded for their shining achievements over the past year The elegant affair celebrated the best of the State s real estate performances which according to First National Real Estate Burton Groves Principal Russell Burton has been exceptional given the market conditions of 2010 Last year was a relatively slow market for property but our staff were still able to deliver services beyond customer expectations and were kept extremely busy evidence of how good systems and hard work pay off Mr Burton said Their results over the last year are testimony to their persistence and commitment to ensure they do their best at all times especially in difficult market conditions Mr Burton said the First National Awards are an important event as it presents an opportunity for members to come together and share their thoughts and views on the industry and events that affect them such as the recent disasters across Australia During trying times like the recent floods and cyclones our members band together and help each other where they can but often in large states and territories like ours it is only at these types of social events that they are able to come face to face with each other Mr Burton said The same resilience we show to overcome these types of challenges is the same approach we take to our everyday work While each member works autonomously we know we are part of a larger group and collectively we are all striving for the one goal a better network which can weather any storm and put our

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  • First National Real Estate Australia - First National Real Estate Media Releases
    Assurance Real Estate First National Foundation Join First National Jobs Careers in Real Estate Energy Efficiency Real Estate on Facebook First National Competitions Competition Winners Contact Us First National Real Estate Media Releases Australian Floods Appeal First National Real Estate has launched a fund raising appeal through the First National Foundation pledging that all funds raised will go to Australian Red Cross Emergency Services in support of people affected by the Queensland and Western Australia floods First National Foundation is committed to the support of Australian Red Cross Emergency Services and through the fund raising efforts of First National Real Estate agents nationally has already donated over 1 million towards the preparation of Australian communities for natural disasters such as those currently being experienced Funds donated provide real assistance on the ground such as helping Red Cross Emergency Services to coordinate the National Registration and Enquiry System that assists families friends and relatives to locate each other 3 919 people have already used the NRIS system currently being operated by Red Cross in Queensland Red Cross is also assisting with recovery in Bundaberg Dalby Warwick Chinchilla Emerald and is on standby to provide additional support where necessary Red Cross is also distributing practical resources and useful tips to help Queenslanders and Western Australians begin cleaning up after floods The Cleaning Up After Flooding booklet helps households start the process both practically and emotionally but with a firm eye on safety Donations can be made to First National Foundation s Australian Floods Appeal by visiting www firstnationalrealestate com au 11 January 2011 You are here National Real Estate News Also in this section Local Real Estate News more Let s Talk Real Estate more Real Estate Video Transcripts more Twitter Auction Action more RSS Feed Get the latest news Click here

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  • First National Real Estate Australia - First National Real Estate Media Releases
    of assistance sought by tenants living in rental properties As the Queensland floodwaters begin to recede real estate agents will be swamped with calls for assistance from thousands of tenants living in rental properties damaged or destroyed by rising water First National Chief Executive Ray Ellis said As well as responding to the needs of our customers we will also be grappling with the dislocation caused to our own businesses either as a direct result of flood damage to computers and records or as a result of the same sorts of staffing issues that will affect many Queensland businesses in the days and weeks to come The network also launched a national Australian Floods Appeal last week using its First National Foundation which supports Red Cross Emergency Services The purpose of the National Volunteers Register is to identify which other members within First National s network are able to contribute resources in support of recovery efforts in the hardest hit offices such as Dalby Toowoomba Toowong Oxley Ipswich Gracemere Chinchilla and many Brisbane suburban offices We anticipate that once our tenants are able to return to their homes our property managers in flood affected regions will come under extraordinary pressure Ray Ellis said Some of our property managers will face astronomical challenges finding trades people to help with the enormous clean up and repair tasks There may also be additional challenges posed by issues of electrical safety structural stability health threats or problems such as insurance companies who may refuse to pay claims as a result of rising water damage Using the register First National will be able to direct the expertise of property managers and estate agents in unaffected offices to where it will be of greatest help to customers in expediting their recovery Given that some First National offices are currently dealing with power outages equipment losses or staff are simply cut off from their place of work First National Real Estate has provided a 24 hour emergency hotline for tenants in flood damaged properties who cannot reach their local First National member Tenants seeking help should contact Network Property Manager Dahlene Qama on 1800 032 332 We re doing everything we can think of to support our agents in the process of supporting our customers said Ray Ellis The camaraderie shown by the members and staff of our network has been exceptional throughout this crisis Our flood affected agents have received calls of support from our real estate agents nationally and our call for donations to the First National Foundation s Australian Floods Appeal is rapidly raising funds While there are multiple organisations now fund raising First National Foundation has pledged to give all the funds it raises in this appeal to Red Cross Emergency Services so the money gets straight to where it is most effective the response and recovery efforts Ray Ellis said The First National Foundation Australian Floods Appeal has raised over 18 000 in the past 24 hours but the network is calling

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  • First National Real Estate Australia - First National Real Estate Media Releases
    the Right Loan More About Tax Depreciation about us History How We Put You First Quality Assurance Real Estate First National Foundation Join First National Jobs Careers in Real Estate Energy Efficiency Real Estate on Facebook First National Competitions Competition Winners Contact Us First National Real Estate Media Releases Queensland Floods As floods the size of Germany and France wreak havoc in Queensland First National agents are doing their bit to contribute to recovery efforts Initially First National members will be very busy securing tenanted homes and managing their repairs in the days weeks and months to come At times such as these our first priority must be the safety and security of the many families and individuals residing in flood affected properties under First National s care Electrical systems must be checked interiors refurbished roofs repaired and pools restored to healthy conditions Additionally the First National Foundation s support of Australian Red Cross Emergency Services will help assure that Red Cross has the capacity to assist all Queenslanders in need The Emergency REDiPlan programme has already invested considerable time and resources making sure that Australian communities are well prepared for natural disasters such as those unfolding in Queensland right now At this stage Red Cross officials are responding to the flooding and will move into recovery phase at the appropriate juncture In December 2010 First National Real Estate members passed the 1 million mark with donations to Red Cross Emergency Services 5 January 2011 You are here National Real Estate News Also in this section Local Real Estate News more Let s Talk Real Estate more Real Estate Video Transcripts more Twitter Auction Action more RSS Feed Get the latest news Click here for a direct feed of our latest news and updates more Twitter RealEstateCast more Facebook Latest

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  • Energy Efficient TV - First National Real Estate
    Leaf At First National Real Estate we recognise that energy efficiency and sustainable living is a part of our future As one of Australasia s largest real estate networks First National helps thousands of people find their dream home every day Making small changes to the way we live in our homes the appliances we choose and the renovations we might be planning can all play a role in reducing

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