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Is The Sydney Property Market Slowing? 5 Signs To Look For…

How long have hopeful buyers been looking for signs of the Sydney property market slowing? Well, try not to get too excited, for what you are about to read is something you may have given up hope of: the Sydney property market has probably reached its peak. Why do I think this? Well, there are […]

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5 Golden Steps To Follow When Buying A Home

Recently Veronica chatted with Inside Out Magazine about the exact steps you need to take when buying a home or an investment property. You see we find many people haven’t spent the time following each step and come auction day things go pear-shaped rather quickly and they miss out on a great house. Here at Good […]

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What’s the best way to handle auctions?

  We speak to so many buyers about auctions – most hate them – and there’s a myriad of opinions on how to best handle them. When bidding for our clients we take into account many variables including who the auctioneer is, who the selling agent is and how clever they are at auction negotiations, […]

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The 5 people most likely to bid big at auction

  I have been to hundreds of auctions in my time and find it fascinating to watch the ways different people bid. Auctions can be stressful for everyone involved and often buyers surprise themselves: either by bidding more or less than they thought they would. Some buyers register for auctions and never even end up […]

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Making an offer: the sure fire way to avoid being gazumped

In a competitive property market, often buyers find themselves either trying to gazump or being gazumped. And with many people, the moral code is that gazumping is fine if you are the one doing the gazumping but unethical if you are the losing party! In NSW, if you have had an offer accepted on a […]

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Buying a house and the timing dilemma

It is difficult when you have found two properties that you like and they are both on different timelines. Especially if one is for sale by private treaty and the other by auction in a few weeks. The temptation is to think that the private treaty property will be more straightforward since there is an […]

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Guide to understanding real estate auction underquoting laws

Will the new auction quoting laws change anything in NSW? The NSW government’s new year’s resolution for real estate agents and quoting laws for 2016 was to make them all quote realistic auction price guides. Isn’t this great news? Real estate auction underquoting has driven buyers crazy for years. If all goes to plan, buyers will now […]

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Bidding at auction – Is it best to have somebody else bid on your behalf?

Bidding at auction, particularly real estate auctions, can be terrifying, especially if you have your heart set on buying the property. Even worse in a hot market when prices are rising almost on a daily basis. Many buyers, left to their own devices get scared off by aggressive bidders and stop bidding prematurely. Many others […]

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