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How to make an offer on a house or apartment

Property buyers need to know how to make an offer on a house or apartment so that they don’t act too fast and overpay or, conversely, muck around and end up missing out to another buyer. The fundamental rule to follow under most circumstances is not to make an offer until you are ready to […]

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What to look for in a Strata Report

Tips to look for in your Pre-purchase Strata Report The first thing you need to understand is that the quality of reports are highly variable and can only be as good as the quality of the information that’s made available for the inspector. Not all strata managers are the same and some are terrible at […]

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How do you set a maximum auction bid?

You should set your limit, your maximum bid, before you go to auction. So, how do you set a maximum auction bid? First of all, you need to forget all the other buyers and forget about the vendor, just for a moment. This is about you and the property. It’s about how uniquely this property […]

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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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What does auction price guide mean?

Every state or territory in Australia has laws to prevent agent underquoting. These laws are meant to make sure that the agent quotes a price that is realistic and close to the figure prospective buyers can expect the property to sell for. The thing is, they’re not all that reliable. So it’s really important, as […]

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When to bid aggressively at auction

You only bid aggressively at auction if you want to scare off other buyers, but before I talk about when it’s a good idea to bid aggressively, I want to remind you that you need to know what the property is worth, and what your maximum bid is before you go to auction. So when […]

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How to avoid emotional investing in property – and when to use emotions to your advantage.

Most property investors will tell you that you should make unemotional buying decisions and rely on “the numbers” when buying an investment property. Yet when we see them in action we still see so many reactions to property that are based on emotions rather than rational thought. But is this such a bad thing? The […]

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How to choose a professional buyers agent

You’ve made the decision to get help. After all, purchasing a property is costly and carries huge risks. So how do you find a professional buyers agent and then decide which one will do the best job for you? The first thing to do is make sure you are talking to people who are qualified […]

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