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Whether you're buying or selling a property, you will need someone to do your conveyancing.
But how do you know which one to choose with all the options available on the internet? There are conveyancers and there are solicitors. What's the right way to compare?
I'll share with you a list of some motivating factors when people choose the right firm for them:
LEAD Conveyancing Mackay is a team of highly-experienced property lawyers who provide their legal services at a very affordable price with a fixed professional fee. We are able to deliver 3 out of the 4 points mentioned above and have chosen to get rid of face to face appointments as the company has fully embraced taking advantage of today’s technology going 100% virtual to make our process more efficient and our costs available at a competitive price.
This is called affordable quality lawyer conveyancing at your fingertips!
One of the most important documents in your transaction is the contract of sale.
This stipulates every agreement detail between you and the seller. In some cases, it can be a straightforward standard REIQ (Real Estate Institute Queensland) contract. But in other cases, where there are special conditions and clauses, it can be technical and will require attention to detail by a well-seasoned property lawyer or solicitor.
If you're the buyer, it'll be in your best interest to have the contract thoroughly reviewed before signing. You will be advised of any wording that would post a potential risk for you at any point down the road. Beware though as you might see some companies offering a free contract review. In most cases, these are just conveyancers and they won't take responsibility should anything go wrong due to an overlooked clause in the contract. They usually just glance at the contract and if they see it looks like any other contract, then they'll tell you it's all good. It will always be the best move to have a property lawyer review your contract because that review is guaranteed and meticulously performed.
If you're the seller, indeed it is true especially in QLD that you can just use a standard REIQ contract. However, the advantage of having a lawyer draw up your contract is that they can structure the wording to somehow give you an advantage as the seller. In the property world, there's what's called “buyer's remorse”. You don't want an interested party going away so easily. There are conditions that can be set to protect you as the seller.
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We simplify our process and take out unnecessary steps which in turn reduces costs. The reduction of time spent and having it focused on more important things make our every move and every second of our day more efficient. Therefore, we are able to service more clients and ensure constant communication is maintained.
We only get property lawyers and skip out on those who have other specialisation. They're more expensive. Once you're on the team, we only focus on conveyancing. We have also structured our operations embracing 100% technology through the use of electronic resources. No more paper trails, no more huge piles of documents, no more face to face appointments. Everything is within the reach of your fingers through your computer or smartphone!
“Should I get a conveyancer or a solicitor?”
“Solicitors are more expensive even with fixed prices. Are they worth the difference of a couple of hundred bucks?”
Here's the answer. Keep in mind that we are talking about a potentially 6-figure investment for you. When the deal is on, both you and the seller (if you're the buyer, and vice versa) will be required to get your own representation. It'll be your choice whether you'll get a conveyancer or a solicitor. Of course, you do know that a solicitor will be able to protect you in terms of legalities and a conveyancer cannot, right?
So just imagine if you decided to get a conveyancer because they are cheaper and the other party decided to get a solicitor. If anything goes wrong, do you think you're the one who has the advantage? It's just like going to war bringing a pistol and you get surprised the enemy has a machine gun. It's also the same as being an ASIO agent going on an operation without wearing a bullet-proof vest. There's no layer of protection.
The same logic applies when you buy a property. Protect your asset!
Mackay is a city in Queensland located about 970 kilometres north of Brisbane. With its region producing more than one-third of Australia's sugar, it has earned the nickname, “Sugar Capital of Australia”. Mackay has a tropical climate experiencing generally hot and wet summers with the regular afternoon sea breeze. Winter days, on the other hand, are warm and sunny while winter nights are cool away from the coast. The average annual rainfall is 1585mm.
Mackay got its name from the explorer, John Mackay. In 1860, he led an expedition into the Pioneer Valley and John proposed to name the Mackay River after George Mackay who's his father. Thomas Henry Fitzgerald, on the other hand, surveyed the township and proposed it be named Alexandra after Princess Alexandra of Denmark. In 1862, however, the river was renamed the Pioneer River and the township name was changed to Mackay in honour of John Mackay. The name Alexandra was then decided by Fitzgerald to use instead for his sugar cane plantation and sugar mill which is now the name for the Mackay suburb, Alexandra.
The sugar industry of Mackay draws its roots back to the 19th century where there were only small plantations and people had their own mills to crush cane during harvest. Over the years, the industry in the area grew and developed forming cooperatives to consolidate harvesting, crushing, and distribution of sugar. In the 20th century, however, the industry experienced a decline and privately owned mills started closing one by one until only three remained. These mills are Marian, Racecourse Mill, and Farleigh.
When compared to its neighbouring cities in Queensland, Mackay's tourism industry is small but developing. Several new hotels have opened in 2000 mainly The Clarion International, Quest Serviced Apartments, and the Ibis Mackay Airport. This is a good indication of a growing industry. The marine industry of Mackay also has a lot of potential being located halfway between Cairns and Brisbane. The Mackay Marina is currently the largest base for maintenance, refit, and other related services for all marine craft, specifically Super Yachts. A group of international companies called “The Mackay Whitsunday Super Yacht Cluster” which is focused on providing repair and refit for visiting superyachts was founded in 2001 to support and promote the growth of this sector.
If you are looking for investment properties in Mackay, the median property prices are $328,500 for houses and $178,875 for units. Houses for rent average $340 per week and have an annual yield of 5.4%. Units rent for $325 per week with a 9.4% rental yield. Mackay has a compound growth rate of 6.2% for units and 4.8% for houses, based on 5 years of sales. When it comes to attraction, with its proximity to the Whitsundays and is situated between Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns, Mackay is a nice place for a quick getaway. Here are some of the great places to visit:
With the region's property market defying 2020's pandemic expectations, more and more buyers are looking for properties in Mackay. The Real Estate Institute of Queensland's (REIQ) December report shows Mackay's house prices have gone up by 6 per cent over the past 12 months which makes the region one of the top performers in Queensland. Moving away from its reliance on mining, Mackay is transforming its economy and bringing in more tourism. With unemployment levels decreasing and affordable properties available, Mackay has become a great opportunity for investors seeking properties or acreage for sale in Queensland.
Together with Isaac and Gladstone City Council areas, Mackay's property prices have continuously been rising making its housing market Queensland's biggest growth story. Mackay has delivered the strongest growth over any region in the state for the past 12 months. Around the end of March, Mackay's median house price went up to $339,000 with a growth of one per cent. One of the top performers was Sarina with its median house price going up by 15.3 per cent. Unemployment is also the lowest at 3.2 per cent bringing confidence to the residential sales and rental market of the city.