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

Property buyers are often faced with the dilemma of knowing when to call it a day on their search and make an offer. The fundamental question they ask themselves is: how many houses should I look at before buying? This is a serious issue (so bear with me here), particularly when there is a time […]

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When should you make a quick offer?

You’ve found the house of your dreams, you want to buy it, the agent seems receptive, you make an offer… And then nothing happens. You are in the dark and getting frustrated. Is your offer accepted or not? Has the agent even given it to the vendor? Are they using it to get another buyer […]

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5 Signs The Sydney Property Market Is Turning…

Try not to get too excited, for what you are about to read is something you have probably been waiting a long time to hear: the Sydney property market has probably reached its peak. Why do I think this? Well, there are some definite signs of buyers losing confidence. This lack of confidence breeds uncertainty […]

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Sydney property investors – what are you waiting for?

We hear it all the time, would-be property investors who are waiting for the Sydney property market to slow down before they buy something. And some of these people have been waiting for a couple of years and have now been left behind. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not an advocate for jumping […]

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Capital growth or yield? What will make you rich?

When it comes to investing in property, I am a firm believer in QUALITY, not quantity. I really don’t see the point in building a portfolio of properties that deliver high rents yet fail to grow in value. (I will put in a caveat, however: there is only one exception to this rule*, and you […]

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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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Home buyers’ agent: what else you need to know

Last week an article appeared in the Australian Financial Review* about buyers’ agents and it made a lot of good points. However, I felt there was more that needed to be said to help readers make more informed decisions. So I “borrowed” the title and decided to fill in the gaps myself. The article starts […]

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Why locals pay less for some properties

Here is a little story about buyers from Brisbane and buyers from Melbourne trying to secure property in Sydney’s heady real estate market. Just before Christmas one year we had a client come to us after finding a property they liked in Rozelle. These buyers had recently moved to Sydney from Brisbane and, although renting in […]

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