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Does a slowing market mean time to buy?

Property market slowing down! Isn’t this what we’ve all been waiting for? The headlines are all doom and gloom. We’ve been here before, you know. Back in December 2008 we couldn’t pay people to take the plunge and buy property. The GFC had just hit and there was extreme uncertainty in the market. Then the […]

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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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Can I buy another house before I sell mine?

So many people come to us and ask ‘can I buy another house before I sell mine?’ Well, there is one fundamental rule that I apply when deciding if you can buy before you sell. But, before we get to that rule, there’s two things you need to find out first. The first thing you […]

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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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Should you buy first or sell first?

Let’s face it, buying and selling real estate are both stressful exercises. Especially when you add into the equation the dilemma of whether to sell your existing home before you buy your new one or vice-versa. There is a simple principle to use when deciding whether to buy first or sell first, but there’s a […]

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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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How to avoid buying a rebound house after auction disappointment

Have you ever met someone who married on the rebound? It’s a messy situation and once they realise what’s happened their choice is either to make the best of it or get out. The same thing can happen with house hunters after they miss out on a home they really wanted. It’s a surprisingly common mistake and one that […]

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Is there time to grab a property bargain before Xmas?

There are only a couple of weekends left before Christmas, so is it time to give up the property hunt? After all, it’s been a pretty exhausting year in some markets (particularly Sydney and Melbourne) with crazy price growth and soaring auction clearance rates, so should we just know when to give up looking for […]

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