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Due Diligence

Before you buy a home or vacant residential land, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it. This checklist aims to help you identify whether any of these issues will affect you. The questions are a starting point only and you may need to seek professional advice to answer some of them.

https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/duediligencechecklist

https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing/buying-and-selling-property/checklists

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Harcourts Related:

Landmarkharcourts.com.au

Find out all about Landmarcourts Harcourts, the history, where we're at today, search for property Australia wide, search for offices/agents and much more...
The Harcourts Foundation
After asking our Harcourts team in 2008 if there was a better way to invest in the communities where we work, live and play, their overwhelming response led to the launch of The Harcourts Foundation in Australia and New Zealand.Our Purpose:

To provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.

As we grow the Harcourts real estate brand across new countries and markets, we also look forward to building this exciting legacy that is The Harcourts Foundation.
Harcourts Connect
Harcourts Connect is dedicated to helping you move home more easily. They have been successfully connecting customers to their utilities for over 10 years now. They can also arrange your disconnections and other moving necessities.
Harcourts International
Whilst the proud legacy of Harcourts goes way back to 1888, our total focus is firmly on the future. We are constantly asking how we can improve our systems; how we can offer our clients even higher levels of personal and professional service, and how we can train and equip our people to achieve the best possible results for their clients.

Finance:

Mortgage Express
Mortgage Express have Mortgage Consultants & Insurance Advisors throughout Australia ready to talk with you and discuss your needs.

Their brokers and advisors will come to you and provide you with informed advice on your options, and take care of all the paperwork for you!
Loan Repayment Calculator
Find out how much your loan repayments are going to be.

Conveyancing:

Strand Conveyancing
Strand Conveyancing Victoria are industry leaders in providing conveyancing and property related services.

Their dedicated team of professionals have many years of experience assisting vendors and purchasers with their property transactions. Their team make purchasing or selling a property an easy and straightforward process for their clients.

Their team also comprises experienced lawyers - no matter how complex or technical your transaction may be, they have the necessary professional expertise on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Duties & Taxes:

Stamp Duty Calculator
When you buy Victorian land, which may include buildings, you are liable to pay duty. The duty payable is based on the market value of the property or the purchase price, whichever is greater. This calculator applies only to contracts entered into on or after 21 April 1998.
State Revenue Office Victoria
The State Revenue Office (SRO) is the Victorian Government's major tax collection agency. The SRO administers Victoria's taxation legislation and collects a range of taxes, duties and levies.

The SRO also administers the First Home Owner Grant and the First Home Bonus. Since October 2004 the SRO has also administered the Unclaimed Moneys function. The SRO also administers several subsidies and exemptions.
Land Tax Calculator
This calculator will determine your land tax liability including any joint ownership deductions. However this calculator does not take into account capping and trust situations.

First Home Buyers:

First Home Owners Grant
If you are a first home owner you may be entitled to receive one or more of the following:
  • First Home Owner Grant (the Grant),
  • First Home Bonus (the Bonus),
  • First Home Owner Boost (the Boost) (for contracts entered into on or after 14 October 2008 and before 1 January 2010),
  • A regional bonus,
  • A reduction of duty for eligible first home buyers.


Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV)
The Real Estate Institute of Victoria has been the peak professional association for the Victorian real estate industry since 1936.