Blog - Property Selection

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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When Is The Best Time To Buy A Property And Stop Looking?

There are so many things to consider when buying property, not the least being when to take action. Property buyers are often faced with the dilemma of deciding when the best time to buy is: when to call it a day on their search and make an offer. The fundamental question they ask themselves is: […]

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5 Things To Look For When Choosing An Apartment

There are many commonly used rules of thumb when it comes to buying strata property and they can basically be split into two categories – those that relate to the building or complex and those that apply to the individual lot. When choosing an apartment it’s crucial that you know how to pick the best […]

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Storage: an essential thing to look for in a property

If you have read my blog about the 9 things to look for in a property, you may have notice something was missing from the list: storage!! There are basic storage requirements that everybody has and by making sure these have been catered for you will not only increase your rental return but make your […]

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Northerly aspect, is it the best?

Northerly aspect – it’s commonly accepted that the best aspect to have is north. A northerly aspect means the garden will flourish and assuming the house or apartment has been designed to take advantage of the aspect, the interiors will be nice and light. The northern sun really comes into it’s own in winter, which […]

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How to spot a property that has been renovated to sell

I guess the first question to ask is: does it matter whether a property has been specifically renovated to sell? In my experience, more often than not the answer is yes. Especially given the popularity of amateur renovation shows on TV and the amount of people signing up for courses teaching them how to renovate […]

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Nine things to look for in a property

As a general guide, we look for the following features when considering whether a particular property is likely to be an above average performer in the capital growth stakes. 1.  An architectural style that is compatible with the area. For example, a Victorian terrace in Paddington is something that the majority of buyers in that […]

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Not All Sydney Property Prices Fall When The Market Slows

History shows us that not all Sydney property prices fall when the market “corrects”. This case study tracks two houses that each sold in 2003 and again in 2007. Way back in 2003, the Sydney property market was a hot market….red hot actually.  I was a selling agent back then and in April I listed […]

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