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5 things the best apartment in the block will have

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. Let’s consider the first category… Not all buildings are good. Some have been poorly […]

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How to work out when a ‘real-real’ off market property is worth buying

Off-market properties are interesting homes to buy. You might recall on my earlier blog I chatted about how to find & buy an off-market house because the reality is they’re becoming more and more popular, especially here in Sydney.  And now, I want to help you figure out if it’s worth buying one. Many of […]

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How to find & buy an off market house

Last year was another tough one for Sydney property buyers, and many came to the conclusion that the only way to crack the market was to find out where the “off market” listings were hiding. And it was an interesting year because we noticed a marked rise in the number of properties being offered for […]

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How to make a seachange work: slow down before you leave the ratrace.

Recently I was invited to chat on the ABC radio nightlife program about how to best prepare for a sea or tree change. This is always such an enticing thought, particularly over the summer holiday period when we take a breather from our often frenetic lives. The program had a talk-back segment and many people […]

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How to get your husband on the same page when buying a home

Buying a home is hard at the best of times and it’s especially difficult when two people need to come to an agreement, and each has a different list of priorities. Where we see this manifest the most is with young families.  In families where there is a bread-winner role and a homemaker role, there is […]

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