Blog - 2014

Did Sydney’s property market really slow down at the end of 2014?

If you believe what you read in the media it did.  If you take notice of auction clearance rates you will certainly think it did and if you listen to some selling agents it did (and certainly some suburbs seemed to slow compared to others). The thing is, statistics are useful in many instances BUT […]

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To succeed in a hot Sydney property market, a change of mindset may be needed.

Sydney auction clearance rates have now exceeded 80% for the fourth week in a row, signifying a return to the sizzling hot Sydney property market conditions we experienced earlier this year. Many buyers are frustrated in their attempts to get a foothold in this market. And there are two big mistakes we see so many […]

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Will Sydney house prices fall? Has the market reached its peak?

“Will Sydney house prices fall? How long can this market keep running for?”.  For the past 12 months or so this foremost question has been on most Sydney property buyers lips.  The same question has been the topic of much media commentary and expert opinion yet there has been no consensus. Simply put; while consumer […]

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Current property market conditions – Is the property market in a growth phase or is this just a spike?

Traditionally in the new year we see property prices increase on average 2-5% from the pricing we did before Christmas. We have ascertained that it’s created by a combination of factors: the downtime of holidays, sunny weather and general good cheer that get people thinking. On top of that, one of the most sought-after commodities […]

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When should I buy investment property?

I have often observed that when it comes to buying property, people are sheep. We seek solace in the fact that other people are doing the same thing that we are. We feel that it takes the risk out of an otherwise risky scenario. So at the moment, with buyer confidence on a high note, […]

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SMSF property purchase – Is there an SMSF fuelled property bubble?

Recently a client asked me whether I would personally invest in property at the moment given the negative publicity about a property bubble and investors inflating prices – particularly given the current trend of SMSF property purchase (self-managed super funds). There is a lot of scare media out there at the moment. And so much […]

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