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Do apartments increase in value more than houses?

So, do apartments increase in value more than houses? It used to be generally understood that houses increased in value at a greater rate than apartments, but it’s not always so anymore. It’s definitely possible for some apartments to increase in value more than some houses. Here, are some examples to show you how this […]

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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 survive buying a home with a partner

Buying a home is often a challenge because it can be really difficult to work out what to compromise on. Nearly every property brief needs development and every buyer needs to come to terms with the realities of what their money will buy them. When buying a home with a partner this problem is magnified! […]

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How to Ensure Your Family is Happy Living in an Apartment

Recently I read that the City of Sydney expects around 80% of its residents to be apartment dwellers by 2030. This is going to take a fair amount of attitudinal shift away from the perceived value of a house over an apartment. Some big issues are already impacting overall perceptions of the virtues of family […]

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Is It Better to Buy a House or Apartment For Your Family?

As Sydney property prices continue to rise and more and more people are priced out of the market, we believe that the demand for three bedroom apartments will create a new “hotspot” within a few years. We see the beginnings of a trend where families are reconsidering previously held assumptions about their needs in order […]

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How to get your husband on the same page when buying a home

Buying a home is hard at the best of times and it’s especially difficult when buying property as a couple. There is always a challenge when two people need to come to an agreement, even more so if each has a different list of priorities. Where we see this manifest the most is with young families. It’s […]

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The Property Search Paradox

Why you need to be both open minded AND focused. In a hot market you need to be open minded about your property search area BUT focused at the same time! If you aren’t open minded you could possibly have unrealistic expectations about what you can get for your money and are likely to keep […]

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Why pre-purchase property inspections are so important – 5 questions to ask your building inspector

Information is power when it comes to buying property, so we surround ourselves by experts in all the fields we need: finance, legal, building inspectors, architects, interior designers, property managers and trades people. Getting the right info from the appropriate professional can help you avoid buying a lemon. It can also assist you in knowing […]

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