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What happens to property when interest rates rise?

Over my property career I’ve observed that the impact of rising interest rates may well be greatest before they’ve actually risen. By that I mean that when headlines start suggesting that rates might rise, buyers start knee-jerking. What happens to property when interest rates rise? Well it usually means price growth slows but it doesn’t […]

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How do I find a good buyer’s agent?

When the property market is hot, buyers look for an edge and one very logical edge is to get a buyer’s agent on their side. It’s understandable and, in many cases, a great idea. But not always… So, you may well ask, how do I find a good buyer’s agent? I’ve long been an advocate […]

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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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Sea change success: slow down before you leave the rat race.

I was invited to chat on the ABC radio nightlife program about how to best prepare for tree or sea change success. This is always such an enticing thought, particularly over the summer holiday period when we take a breather from our often frenetic lives. The program had a talk-back segment and many people called […]

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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? This post was originally written back in 2018 and the thought process outlined below is relevant for today. Over 2021 we experienced such unprecedented price growth, even in traditionally slow markets, and many investors are now wondering whether it’s time to cash in. Back […]

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Challenges 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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