Good Deeds Blog

Does a slowing market mean time to buy?

Property market slowing down! Isn’t this what we’ve all been waiting for? The headlines are all doom and gloom. We’ve been here before, you know. Back in December 2008 we couldn’t pay people to take the plunge and buy property. The GFC had just hit and there was extreme uncertainty in the market. Then the […]

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What are the risks of buying off the plan?

I want to say, up front, that I am not a fan of buying off the plan because there are a huge number of risks. And, it really bothers me that a succession of Federal and State governments continue to encourage first home buyers and mum & dad investors to buy off the plan just […]

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What is land tax and is it fair?

Why Land Tax is unfair Property investors are often shocked when they get their first land tax bill. The first question they ask is “what is land tax and why do I have to pay it?” It seems that many accountants discuss federal taxes with their clients but little thought is given to this state […]

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What property drops the most value in a buyers market?

It’s interesting to see I first wrote this blog in November 2015 and yet here we are… several years later… in the same cycle of the property market. The question still remains – what property prices fall the most in a buyers market? Well, my opinion remains the same today as it did back then. […]

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Expat property buyers: how to overcome your 10 most costly challenges

At any given time, there are many expats buying property in Sydney and they do so for a variety of reasons. They may be planning to buy a future home to live in when they return in a few years, or they may simply want a foothold in the Sydney market so they don’t get […]

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Emotional property buying mistakes to avoid

The first thing I am going to say about emotion and buying property is that you can’t avoid it. The biggest mistake, therefore, is to think you can make decisions without emotion. The fact is that our unconscious – or emotional – mind drives us more than we realise. Some psychologists estimate that 80% of […]

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How to be a clever analyst of latest property news and the headlines

Recently, we interviewed property journalist Kirsten Craze on The Elephant in the Room property podcast. She was very revealing about the emotive nature of latest property news and specifically why the headlines can’t be relied upon. Kirsten brought along a series of latest property news headlines that had appeared in the space of a few […]

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How to choose a sales agent: good ones work well with buyers agents

When selling your home it is critical that you work out how to choose a sales agent. And a good sales agent will know how to work with buyers agents. It’s like buyers’ agents have finally been discovered by the mainstream media! So, with many buyers now electing to pay for advice, sales agents need […]

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