Blog - Sydney Property Market

Loss of CGT Main Residence Exemption for Foreign Residents

Michael Ferella, Director of Momenta Advisors, provides an overview of the loss of Capital Gains Tax Main Residence Exemption for Foreign Residents.  What are the changes? There are special capital gains tax (CGT) rules you need to know if you’re a foreign resident for tax purposes. The government had previously announced a measure to remove […]

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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 will the Coronavirus affect property prices in Sydney?

People in the process of buying or selling property at the moment are understandably worried about what affect the Coronavirus pandemic will have on property prices in Sydney and across the country, particularly in light of the impact it is expected to have on the economy as a whole. Of course, these circumstances are unprecedented, […]

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Moving to a new city and buying a house – Why out-of-towners need expert real estate help

Here is a little story about buyers from Brisbane and buyers from Melbourne trying to secure property in Sydney’s heady real estate market. When you are moving to a new city and buying a house you need to know what you should be looking for. Just before Christmas last year we had a client come […]

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Sydney house prices have stopped falling

Here’s proof Sydney house prices have stopped falling! How many headlines have we read in the past two years that have put Sydney property owners into a cold sweat about the value of their home? It’s hard to resist the panic when headlines scream “15% price falls and more to come!” Let’s take a deep […]

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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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Is it a good time to buy property in Sydney now?

Does history give us any clues about whether it’s time to buy property in Sydney now? This post was first written at the end of 2010. The property market had been pretty flat for the years following the GFC. See if there are some similarities with buyer behaviour in the current market: For the first […]

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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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