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Is your first home or investment property really your most important property purchase?

I recently heard a story about a young couple who saved like mad so they could buy their first home. They were buying in Sydney and prices were rising rapidly (this was back in 2016) and they despaired that they’d never be able to save enough to keep up with rising prices.  A solution presented […]

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4 types of property buyers who benefit most from a buyers market

There are 4 types of buyers who can benefit most from a buyers market, but there are also some common mistakes each of them must avoid making. 1. Upgraders The gap between what they sell and what they buy shrinks in a buyers market. This is a good thing! The opportunity you have been waiting for! […]

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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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Three good reasons to buy a bigger house now

Looking for reasons to buy 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 […]

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How to be a clever analyst of latest property news and the headlines

Recently, we interviewed property journalist Kirsten Craze on The Elephant in the Room property podcast. She was very revealing about the emotive nature of latest property news and specifically why the headlines can’t be relied upon. Kirsten brought along a series of latest property news headlines that had appeared in the space of a few […]

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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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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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How to avoid selling the wrong property even though it feels right

Should I sell my investment property now the boom is over? APRA & The Royal Commission into Banking have impacted the lending practices of the major banks in Australia and many would-be buyers are surprised to find that their access to funds has been severely curtailed. Now that money is harder to come by it’s […]

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