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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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Do apartments increase in value more than houses?

So, do apartments increase in value more than houses? It used to be generally understood that houses increased in value at a greater rate than apartments, but it’s not always so anymore. It’s definitely possible for some apartments to increase in value more than some houses. Here, are some examples to show you how this […]

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How do you set a maximum auction bid?

You should set your limit, your maximum bid, before you go to auction. So, how do you set a maximum auction bid? First of all, you need to forget all the other buyers and forget about the vendor, just for a moment. This is about you and the property. It’s about how uniquely this property […]

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What to do when buying a house for the first time?

8 steps to buying a house for the first time: Step 1: Save a deposit It sounds really obvious, I know, but it is the hardest thing to do if you’re buying a house for the first time in Sydney. Ideally, you’ll save 20% of the property’s value and that way you can avoid paying lenders […]

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The Australian property market is NOT going to drop 7.5%!

Are property prices going down? It’s all you read about in the papers at the moment, so it must be true, right? Doomsayer headlines sell papers (and get clicks) and it’s always annoyed me when bank PR people get hold of some economic data and suddenly an impending drop in the Australian property market is […]

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How to choose a mortgage broker: 5 questions to ask

Most people would be surprised at the difference a good mortgage broker can make when they negotiate for a property. They can make or break a deal. So knowing how to choose a mortgage broker is something you need to come to grips with at the start of your property buying process. Let me give you […]

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Can I buy another house before I sell mine?

So many people come to us and ask ‘can I buy another house before I sell mine?’ Well, there is one fundamental rule that I apply when deciding if you can buy before you sell. But, before we get to that rule, there’s two things you need to find out first. The first thing you […]

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How to survive buying a home with a partner

Buying a home is often a challenge because it can be really difficult to work out what to compromise on. Nearly every property brief needs development and every buyer needs to come to terms with the realities of what their money will buy them. When buying a home with a partner this problem is magnified! […]

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