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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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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 decide when to make an offer before auction

Property buyers tend not to like auctions because they fear being outbid or they are daunted by the thought of having to perform in public. Often people prefer to try to make an offer before auction. But is this always the best strategy for a buyer? Here’s a sign to look for: if the sales […]

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Real estate auction bidding strategies – Are you standing in your own way at auction times?

It’s really interesting talking to property buyers at the moment. The market has been booming for quite some time now and there is a considerable amount of angst being experienced by those who can’t seem to seal a deal. Quite often when I hear buyers talking about their frustrations I can tell immediately where they […]

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Auction advice that applies to both buyers and sellers

Know your price before the auction. Don’t wait until the stress and pressure of the auction before making your mind up on what your bottom sale price or top dollar is.   If you are selling your property it is vital that you understand what it is worth. Sounds pretty basic, doesn’t it? But this […]

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A behind the scenes look at an auction

The Inner West of Sydney is a very auction oriented area and there are certain rules of the game that you need to bear in mind in such markets.   Firstly, you need to be aware of how a quoted price or price range comes about. Basically it is the lowest price that the agent […]

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