Blog - Property Buyers Tip

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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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 property 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 property market headlines and why they can’t be relied upon. Kirsten brought along a series of headlines that had appeared in the space of a few days that perfectly illustrate how […]

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Where can you get fair & honest property advice?

If you’re planning on buying a home or an investment property, you’ll probably look to get some advice along the way. And with everyone seeming to have an opinion on the property market, with real estate agents not having a great reputation and the proliferation of investment “seminars” that are really developer sales pitches, where […]

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7 ways you can lose money in property

It may seem strange for a buyers agent to say this, but you can lose money in property. And not just when the market slows down – but at any time. There’s a report that comes out every three months by Corelogic and it’s called the “Pain & Gain Report”. That’s right, PAIN and gain. […]

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How to make an offer on a house or apartment

Property buyers need to know how to make an offer on a house or apartment so that they don’t act too fast and overpay or, conversely, muck around and end up missing out to another buyer. The fundamental rule to follow under most circumstances is not to make an offer until you are ready to […]

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Who is really making the decisions when you buy a property?

Veronica Morgan, principal of Good Deeds Property Buyers, is fascinated by consumer behaviour. In The Elephant in the Room property podcast, she is joined by Chris Bates, financial planner, mortgage broker and wealth coach and together they’re on a mission to uncover who’s really making the decisions when you buy a property. Hence the elephant: he’s a […]

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