The auctioneer tells the assembled crowd that the property is going once, then going twice, and then the hammer falls for the final time, and hey presto—you've bought a home. The immediate results of purchasing a home at auction are in sharp contrast to the more traditional process of making an offer on a listed property, after which the vendors take time to mull over your offer before (ideally) accepting, after which you have time to undertake the necessary steps of finalising your financing.
Have you noticed how easy it is to transact business online these days? You can buy virtually anything digitally and never have to visit a high street store, so long as you have a credit or debit card and can receive the goods from a courier. Is this the ultimate scenario for the lazy Australian, or is it simply the way that life is intended to be in the future? Maybe it's a little bit of both, but digital transactions are becoming prevalent in all walks of life and even in the house-buying cycle.
When two people file for divorce, it's often very difficult to unravel their financial affairs and come to an equitable conclusion that satisfies both parties. Indeed, satisfaction is often one-sided in this situation as a court of law may have to judge against one of the parties in favour of the other. Nevertheless, if everyone is prepared to be reasonable then there's no reason why long-term damage should be caused to the individual who loses out following a verdict, and lawyers for this party should always present their case on this basis.
Unassailably, family law is one of the broadest legal practices. Thus, it is uncommon to find one lawyer focusing on all the diverse legal topics, as they will just be too much to cover. Instead, law firms will specialise in one aspect of family law, and this enables them to accrue the extensive experience that they require to provide you with the proper legal representation. Therefore, if you are looking to hire a family lawyer, it is essential that you base your search on the legal services that they provide rather than blindly hiring a lawyer with the hopes that they handle your speciality case.
Buying property is one of the biggest and most important decisions in your life. And with a hefty average price at $656,800, you cannot afford to make any rookie mistakes. If you are keen on a particular property, get the real estate agent to send you the sales contract. Your conveyancing solicitor can help you review it, so that you can better negotiate for the property. Here are some strategies to help you do just that.