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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 property 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 property market headlines and why they can’t be relied upon. Kirsten brought along a series of headlines that had appeared in the space of a few days that perfectly illustrate how […]

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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

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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Buying off market property in Sydney – is it worth it?

Buying off market property is an ongoing trend. You might recall on my earlier blog I chatted about how to find & buy an off market house because the reality is they’re becoming more and more sought after, especially here in Sydney.  And now, I want to help you figure out if buying off-market property is […]

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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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