Blog - Sydney Property Market Updates

Choose a selling agent who knows how to work with a buyers agent

It’s like buyers’ agents have finally been discovered by the mainstream media! Over the past couple of weeks we have noticed a number of news stories about the rising demand for buyers agents in the competitive Sydney property market. Heck, even 7 News ran a story the other night on Buyers’ Agents! So, with many […]

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A glimmer of hope in the spring stock-starved market

Let’s face it, the spring property market this year in Sydney is shaping up to be a bit of a Malcolm Turnbull (in other words, a fizzer). It’s been well publicized that the level of new listings is lower than in previous years. I have seen buyers knee-jerking in their response to this by paying […]

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How to work out if you need a bank valuation

Recently we had a client whose lending manager said they needed a bank valuation to get unconditional finance approval but that they first needed to exchange contracts so that the valuation can come in at contract price. Hmmm, not ideal. On two counts – firstly, the bank places all the risk on the buyer and […]

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When is the best time to buy property?

If you haven’t asked this question yourself, I bet you have heard it asked. And the classic answer is: “20 years ago”. However, even if you did buy 20 years ago, you could still ask the question, since by now you should have plenty of equity to utilize in buying another property! Many people are […]

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Reasons NOT to buy a property

Nine reasons NOT to buy a property. It may seem odd to hear me say this but there are some seriously good reasons why people simply should not buy property. Recently I was listening to one of my old pal Bryce’s podcasts and it got me thinking about this. Bryce Holdaway and his business partner […]

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Here is why you need to be careful buying property in September

Sydney property buyers beware of September! Let’s face it, it’s been pretty difficult for property buyers in Sydney over the past few years and the beginning of spring is the trickiest time of all! You see, September brings the perfect storm for real estate agents: when low winter stock levels and extreme FOMO collide. Buyers […]

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What free advice can you get from a buyers’ agent?

There are a bunch of selling agents out there starting to call themselves buyers’ agents. They say that they can help buyers for free – even if the property you want to buy isn’t listed by their agency. How can they do this? Well, for starters, these “buyers’ agents” are actually junior sales agents. Their […]

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Make sure you get what you think you are buying

This is a story about a property search I did in an episode of Location Location Location Australia. We were searching for a sea change home in Byron Bay for “farmer Dave” and found a strata property in a small complex of five villas. Inside, the layout and condition were pretty simple and functional and suited his needs […]

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