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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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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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Choose an investment property that out-performs the median growth rate

The idea of buying an investment property in the next “hot spot” is so compelling. After all, everybody wants to buy in the next suburb to “go off”. It makes perfect sense until you think about it a little… By the time the average investor finds out about a hot spot, it’s no longer hot. […]

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How to Make the Most of your Borrowing Power When Every Dollar Counts

Over the past year we have seen the Australian lending landscape change for property buyers. APRA restrictions have been making it increasingly difficult for investors to access funds and this has now had a flow on effect to owner occupiers. Banks and other lenders are scrutinizing all applications and this means that expenses we didn’t […]

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Is now the best time of year to buy a house in Sydney?

Property buyers are always wanting to know the best time of year to buy a house in Sydney. Now that clearance rates have dropped, the question on everybody’s lips seems to be: do I buy now or wait for property prices to fall? You see, this is what’s called a ‘transitional market’, meaning that we are […]

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When should you make an offer on a property?

You’ve found the house of your dreams, you want to buy it, the agent seems receptive, you make an offer… And then nothing happens. You are in the dark and getting frustrated. Is your offer accepted or not? Has the agent even given it to the vendor? Are they using it to get another buyer […]

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5 Things To Look For When Choosing An Apartment

There are many commonly used rules of thumb when it comes to buying strata property and they can basically be split into two categories – those that relate to the building or complex and those that apply to the individual lot. When choosing an apartment it’s crucial that you know how to pick the best […]

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Is The Sydney Property Market Slowing? 5 Signs To Look For…

How long have hopeful buyers been looking for signs of the Sydney property market slowing? Well, try not to get too excited, for what you are about to read is something you may have given up hope of: the Sydney property market has probably reached its peak. Why do I think this? Well, there are […]

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