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Will the Australian housing bubble burst? What is fact and what is hype?

It seems the whole of the country is asking the question: will the Australian housing bubble burst? And it’s a fair question. Unfortunately, it seems that everyone has an answer, so who should we listen to? When it comes to gaining quality insights into the Australian property market, I am a particular fan of The Property […]

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How to Make the Most of your Borrowing Power When Every Dollar Counts

Over the past year we have seen the Australian lending landscape change for property buyers. APRA restrictions have been making it increasingly difficult for investors to access funds and this has now had a flow on effect to owner occupiers. Banks and other lenders are scrutinizing all applications and this means that expenses we didn’t […]

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Guide to the Tricky Business of Property and Tax for Aussies Living Overseas

Over the years we have helped many expats buy property in Sydney, either for investment or as a future home. Most of our clients never planned to move away from Australia permanently and they often worried about being left behind financially if they didn’t own a property in Sydney. Without having a set date for […]

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How to Buy Your First Home: Guide for Parents Who Want to Help

I’ve been thinking. How are our kids ever going to be able to afford a house? As parents we not only need to teach them about budgeting, help them get a good education and a start in life, but we need to invest wisely so we can help them financially when the time comes. I’d […]

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The Embarrassed Buyer Syndrome: Causing a Real Estate Buyers Market

Have you ever been in a designer store and really wanted to ask for the price of an item of clothing but were too shy? I have. And it’s all because if it turns out to be too expensive, I don’t want to let on that I might not be able to afford it. It’s […]

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How to Ensure Your Family is Happy Living in an Apartment

Recently I read that the City of Sydney expects around 80% of its residents to be apartment dwellers by 2030. This is going to take a fair amount of attitudinal shift away from the perceived value of a house over an apartment. Some big issues are already impacting overall perceptions of the virtues of family […]

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Expat property buyers: how to overcome your 10 most costly challenges

At any given time there are many expats buying property in Sydney and they do so for a variety of reasons. They may be planning to buy a future home to live in when they return in a few years, or they may simply want a foothold in the Sydney market so they don’t get […]

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Is It Better to Buy a House or Apartment For Your Family?

As Sydney property prices continue to rise and more and more people are priced out of the market, we believe that the demand for three bedroom apartments will create a new “hotspot” within a few years. We see the beginnings of a trend where families are reconsidering previously held assumptions about their needs in order […]

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