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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 it a good time to buy property in Sydney?

Lately, the press has been full of stories about the Sydney property boom being over. The boom did last for five years, so the end had to come at some point. The thing is, people are talking about this “boom-and-bust cycle”. They’re all waiting for prices to fall, or even to crash before they buy […]

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The Embarrassed Buyer Syndrome: Causing a Real Estate Buyers Market

Have you ever been in a designer store and really wanted to ask for the price of an item of clothing but were too shy? I have. And it’s all because if it turns out to be too expensive, I don’t want to let on that I might not be able to afford it. It’s […]

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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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A glimmer of hope in the spring stock-starved market

Let’s face it, the spring property market this year in Sydney is shaping up to be a bit of a Malcolm Turnbull (in other words, a fizzer). It’s been well publicized that the level of new listings is lower than in previous years. I have seen buyers knee-jerking in their response to this by paying […]

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How to work out if you need a bank valuation

Recently we had a client whose lending manager said they needed a bank valuation to get unconditional finance approval but that they first needed to exchange contracts so that the valuation can come in at contract price. Hmmm, not ideal. On two counts – firstly, the bank places all the risk on the buyer and […]

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