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How to decide when to make an offer before auction

Property buyers tend not to like auctions because they fear being outbid or they are daunted by the thought of having to perform in public. Often people prefer to try to make an offer before auction. But is this always the best strategy for a buyer? Here’s a sign to look for: if the sales […]

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How to avoid selling the wrong property even though it feels right

Should I sell my investment property now the boom is over? APRA & The Royal Commission into Banking and now COVID have impacted the lending practices of the major banks in Australia and many would-be buyers are surprised to find that their access to funds has been severely curtailed. Now that money is harder to […]

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Buying property in an uncertain Market

3 Big Challenges All Property Buyers Face Real estate is a tricky and expensive business so you really don’t want to go in to a property purchase lightly. Buying property in an uncertain market is even trickier and we have noticed over the years there are three big challenges all buyers face. That’s right, ALL […]

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Loss of CGT Main Residence Exemption for Foreign Residents

Michael Ferella, Director of Momenta Advisors, provides an overview of the loss of Capital Gains Tax Main Residence Exemption for Foreign Residents.  What are the changes? There are special capital gains tax (CGT) rules you need to know if you’re a foreign resident for tax purposes. The government had previously announced a measure to remove […]

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6 things you can do when there is no property for sale in Winter

Why is there so little property for sale in Winter?   At this time of year, we are used to scarce listings and it’s common for real estate agents to take some time off and take some downtime. This year is no different, with stock levels typically low. Some agents are saying that listings are down even […]

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Should you sell or hold investment property?

When headlines are negative and talk is all about falling property prices, investors get very nervous and start thinking about selling. And sometimes it’s a good idea to cut your losses. But before deciding whether to sell or hold investment property it’s a good idea to rewind a bit and look at your original goals. […]

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What are the risks of buying a bargain?

Is there such thing as buying a bargain when it comes to property? Some experts are fond of saying you make money when you buy, therefore you should try to buy as low as possible. It seems logical, but you should never sacrifice investment fundamentals in order to buy a bargain. Here’s why: Poor quality property […]

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Are buyers agents worth the money? What you need to know.

A while ago an article appeared in the Australian Financial Review* called “Home Buyers Agents: What You Need To Know” and it made a lot of good points. Fundamentally, the article is questioning: are buyers agents worth the money? I felt there was more that needed to be said to help readers make informed decisions. The article […]

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