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

There are so many things to consider when buying property, not the least being when to take action. Property buyers are often faced with the dilemma of deciding when the best time to buy is: when to call it a day on their search and make an offer. The fundamental question they ask themselves is: […]

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When should you make an offer on a property?

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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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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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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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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How to bid at auction: when is the property “On the Market”?

Most auctioneers these days don’t use the words “on the market” during an auction, so you often hear buyers calling out, asking “is the property on the market yet?” Auctioneers don’t like buyers expecting them to announce when the price has climbed higher than the reserve because they want you bidding BEFORE it hits the […]

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