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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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How a good mortgage broker can save you more than money

What does a mortgage broker do and why use one instead of going directly to a bank? Gaining access to an experienced mortgage broker is an invaluable resource when purchasing a property. The broker will assess your financial situation and has access to a much wider range of loans than any single institution can offer […]

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How to choose a good buyers agent: 11 questions to ask

There’s been a bit of press of late about the rise and rise of buyers agents. In fact, I’ve been asked for comment for numerous stories on the topic over the past few months. Of course, given the heat in the property market over these last few years, it should come as no surprise that […]

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How to choose a sales agent: good ones work well with buyers agents

When selling your home it is critical that you work out how to choose a sales agent. And a good sales agent will know how to work with buyers agents. 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 […]

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Is free advice from a buyers agent worth it?

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? Is engaging a buyers agent worth it if you can get the […]

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Are buyers agents worth the money? What you need to know.

Last week an article appeared in the Australian Financial Review* called “Home Buyers Agents: What You Need To Know” and it made a lot of good points. Fundamentally, the article is questioning: are buyers agents worth the money? I felt there was more that needed to be said to help readers make informed decisions. The article starts […]

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How to find a good buyers agent: ask a selling agent

More and more people are deciding to engage expert help from buyers agents when it comes to buying real estate. It certainly makes sense since property is one of the most complex and expensive things most people will ever buy. It’s inevitable then that increasing numbers of property buyers are trying to work out how […]

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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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