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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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6 things you can do when there is no property for sale in Winter

Why is there so little property for sale in Winter?   At this time of year, we are used to scarce listings and it’s common for real estate agents to go skiing or take their annual European vacation. This year is no different, with stock levels typically low. Actually, some agents are complaining that listings are down even […]

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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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Should I buy property now or wait for prices to crash?

“My mortgage broker tells me that many property investors whose interest only terms are due to expire will be forced to sell their properties, making them desperate vendors.  So, should I buy property now or wait for this to happen?” Well, this can be a great reason to hold out on buying a property. I’m […]

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What to compromise on when buying a house or apartment

Nearly all of the buyers we come across have had to decide what to compromise on when buying a house or apartment to live in. I think it is human nature to aspire to what we can’t afford, so it can be a challenging process to come down to earth and be realistic about the […]

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