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How to make the most out of the Sydney spring property market

I look forward to spring every year for some obvious and some not-so-obvious reasons. The warmer days, longer evenings, budburst and blossoms seem to get everybody in a good mood. And then there is the increased activity in the property market as we gear up for the annual “selling season”. This will be my 18th […]

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When is the best time to buy property?

If you haven’t asked this question yourself, I bet you have heard it asked. And the classic answer is: “20 years ago”. However, even if you did buy 20 years ago, you could still ask the question, since by now you should have plenty of equity to utilize in buying another property! Many people are […]

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Here is why you need to be careful buying property in September

Sydney property buyers beware of September! Let’s face it, it’s been pretty difficult for property buyers in Sydney over the past few years and the beginning of spring is the trickiest time of all! You see, September brings the perfect storm for real estate agents: when low winter stock levels and extreme FOMO collide. Buyers […]

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Make sure you get what you think you are buying

This is a story about a property search I did in an episode of Location Location Location Australia. We were searching for a sea change home in Byron Bay for “farmer Dave” and found a strata property in a small complex of five villas. Inside, the layout and condition were pretty simple and functional and suited his needs […]

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Price is what you pay – Value is what you get

Warren Buffett is an American investor, industrialist, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world (ref:Wiki). “Price is what you pay, value, is what you get” is one of his many wise sayings. And this principal applies with property, just as much as it does with the share market. […]

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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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How to be a smart first home buyer

No property buyer is more nervous than a first home buyer. Generally scared about what having a mortgage is going to do to your quality of life, there are also the dauntingly high stakes of deciding where to get onto the property ladder.   A bad decision can cost money and cause angst in a […]

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Do you have these property questions on your mind?

Here at Good Deeds HQ we regularly get asked the same questions about buying and selling a property. Have you had one of these questions on your mind? When it comes to investment, where are the best areas for capital growth? We like to play it safe with property investment and get very concerned about the risk […]

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