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Should you buy first or sell first?

Let’s face it, buying and selling real estate are both stressful exercises. Especially when you add into the equation the dilemma of whether to sell your existing home before you buy your new one or vice-versa. There is a simple principle to use when deciding whether to buy first or sell first, but there’s a […]

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Buying property – How to know when you know enough to buy, without paying too much

When I was a selling agent I learnt that buyers become experts in their price bracket for the period of time in which they are seriously looking for a property. They have an intimate knowledge of what they can get for their money in a way that a local real estate agent can’t. The agent […]

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What are the risks of buying a bargain?

Is there such thing as buying a bargain when it comes to property? Some experts are fond of saying you make money when you buy, therefore you should try to buy as low as possible. It seems logical, but you should never sacrifice investment fundamentals in order to buy a bargain. Here’s why: Poor quality property […]

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How to be a smart first home buyer

There is possibly no buyer more nervous than a first home buyer. Not only are you scared about what having a mortgage is going to do to your quality of life, but there are high stakes in getting on the first rung of the property ladder. After all, a bad move can cost money if […]

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Three good reasons to buy a bigger house now

Looking for a bigger house but worried your current home may not be worth what it was a year ago? Or are you unsure if now is the right time given the headlines are all so negative? Actually, right now could be the ideal time to bite the bullet and make the move. It may […]

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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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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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Is your first home or investment property really your most important property purchase?

I recently heard a story about a young couple who saved like mad so they could buy their first home. They were buying in Sydney and prices were rising rapidly (this was back in 2016) and they despaired that they’d never be able to save enough to keep up with rising prices.  A solution presented […]

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