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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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11 Questions You Need To Ask Your Buyers Agent

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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Different types of real estate agents

In my experience real estate agents typically fall into one of two categories – “deal doers” and “process people”. The first, and most common, are the deal doers. These are agents who jump to action when they have a buyer on the hook. They won’t let a deal pass them buy. They are opportunistic and […]

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Can you still buy something close to Sydney’s CBD for under $500,000?

  Last month RPData released a report listing median house and unit prices in Sydney. Surprisingly, there are two suburbs within a 10km radius of the CBD where you can still buy a house for less than $500K – Sydenham & Tempe. You just have to put up with a bit of aircraft noise… You […]

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Apartment values growing faster than houses

In September this year, RPData released national property growth figures that showed unit growth had caught up to that of houses around the beginning of 2008. They maintained a level growth rate for several months and since the middle of last year apartments have consistently exceeded the rate of growth of houses. “The equivalent level […]

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What type of property buyer are you?

A sellers market often polarizes buyers. We often come across those who are fixated on prices as they were 6 months ago and will never pay market value. And the market keeps moving and they keep getting left behind. The other end of the continuum is the buyer who panics and pays far too much […]

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Beware the friendly selling agent

  Selling agents, these guys are usually great at their job (these guys are usually, in fact, girls). They are great at lessening your pain threshold when it comes to parting with your money. After all, we buy from those we like. These are the agents who return your calls, answer your questions with sensible […]

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