Blog - Seasonal tips

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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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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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 go skiing or take their annual European vacation. This year is no different, with stock levels typically low. Actually, some agents are complaining that listings are down even […]

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Is now the best time of year to buy a house in Sydney?

Property buyers are always wanting to know the best time of year to buy a house in Sydney. Now that clearance rates have dropped, the question on everybody’s lips seems to be: do I buy now or wait for property prices to fall? You see, this is what’s called a ‘transitional market’, meaning that we are […]

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How to make the most out of the Sydney spring property market

I look forward to spring every year for some obvious and some not-so-obvious reasons. The warmer days, longer evenings, budburst and blossoms seem to get everybody in a good mood. And then there is the increased activity in the spring property market as we gear up for the annual “selling season”. This will be my […]

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Is The Sydney Property Market Slowing? 5 Signs To Look For…

How long have hopeful buyers been looking for signs of the Sydney property market slowing? Well, try not to get too excited, for what you are about to read is something you may have given up hope of: the Sydney property market has probably reached its peak. Why do I think this? Well, there are […]

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When is the best time to buy property in Sydney?

If you haven’t asked this question yourself, I bet you have heard it asked – “When is the best time to buy property in Sydney?” And the classic answer is: “20 years ago”. However, even if you did buy 20 years ago, you could still ask the question, since by now you should have plenty […]

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Here is why you need to be careful buying property in September

Sydney property buyers beware of September! Let’s face it, it’s been pretty difficult for property buyers in Sydney over the past few years and the beginning of spring is the trickiest time of all! You see, September brings the perfect storm for real estate agents: when low winter stock levels and extreme FOMO collide. Buyers […]

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