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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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 a good time to buy property in Sydney?

The Sydney property market bounced back in February with clearance rates well over 70% after it spent the last couple of months of 2015 in the doldrums. Which leads to a question: is the market seasonal and when is a good time to buy property in Sydney? February can be a bit of a red herring […]

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Is there time to grab a property bargain before Xmas?

There are only a couple of weekends left before Christmas, so is it time to give up the property hunt? After all, it’s been a pretty exhausting year in some markets (particularly Sydney and Melbourne) with crazy price growth and soaring auction clearance rates, so should we just know when to give up looking for […]

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How To Buy A Good Property In A Seller’s Market

Last year I wrote a piece on the property cycle and how it looked as if we were moving into a hot market – my advice then was to buy before the heat hit. Unfortunately, our often conservative human nature holds us back when things are slow and the market feels unsure so I don’t […]

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