Blog - Changing geographical location

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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Guide to the Tricky Business of Property and Tax for Aussies Living Overseas

Over the years we have helped many expats buy property in Sydney, either for investment or as a future home. Most of our clients never planned to move away from Australia permanently and they often worried about being left behind financially if they didn’t own a property in Sydney. Without having a set date for […]

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14 Reasons to Think Twice Before Buying a Holiday Home

Real estate in coastal and rural areas surrounding Sydney has enjoyed price rises in recent years on the coat-tails of a booming capital city market. This is due in part to a resurgence of the desirability of weekenders. Buying a holiday home is a bit of a romantic endeavour, so if you are thinking of […]

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

Recently 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 […]

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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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Sydney Market is Hot, Should I buy in Brisbane?

This is a question I get asked all the time by would-be property investors. Whenever the Sydney property market heats up, Brisbane starts looking like a good bet. People were asking it in 2013, in 2014 and now in 2015. I think we are all agreed, Sydney is experiencing unprecedented competition and this has resulted […]

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The Property Search Paradox

Why you need to be both open minded AND focused. In a hot market you need to be open minded about your property search area BUT focused at the same time! If you aren’t open minded you could possibly have unrealistic expectations about what you can get for your money and are likely to keep […]

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How to make a successful Sea Change or Tree Change

There are so many valid reasons for wanting to make a major life change. Often it’s simply so you can slow down. Sometimes it’s been a long held dream about retirement. Or it could be that you want your kids to have a more rural upbringing. Whatever your reasons, the fact is that life out […]

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