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Real estate auction bidding tactics: 5 people most likely to bid big

I have been to hundreds of auctions in my time and find it fascinating to watch real estate auction bidding tactics. Auctions can be stressful for everyone involved and often buyers surprise themselves: either by bidding more or less than they thought they would. Some buyers register for auctions and never even end up bidding […]

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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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Should you buy first or sell first?

Let’s face it, buying and selling real estate are both stressful exercises. Especially when you add into the equation the dilemma of whether to sell your existing home before you buy your new one or vice-versa. There is a simple principle to use when deciding whether to buy first or sell first, but there’s a […]

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Sydney house prices have stopped falling

Here’s proof Sydney house prices have stopped falling! How many headlines have we read in the past two years that have put Sydney property owners into a cold sweat about the value of their home? It’s hard to resist the panic when headlines scream “15% price falls and more to come!” Let’s take a deep […]

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3 tips to ensure your family is happy living in an apartment

Recently I read that the City of Sydney expects around 80% of its residents to be apartment dwellers by 2030. This is going to take a fair amount of attitudinal shift away from the perceived value of a house over an apartment. Some big issues are already impacting overall perceptions of the virtues of family […]

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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 go skiing or take their annual European vacation. This year is no different, with stock levels typically low. Actually, some agents are complaining that listings are down even […]

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Buying property – How to know when you know enough to buy, without paying too much

When I was a selling agent I learnt that buyers become experts in their price bracket for the period of time in which they are seriously looking for a property. They have an intimate knowledge of what they can get for their money in a way that a local real estate agent can’t. The agent […]

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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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