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Labor’s negative gearing changes & why they won’t achieve what’s promised.

I’m biased, of course, but I do have some serious concerns about Labor’s negative gearing changes. We love to find a culprit for why our kids can’t afford to buy a home. First, we blamed Chinese investors, then SMSF investors, now it’s “the wealthy”, or what I call “attack the fat cat”. It’s a highly […]

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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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What property drops the most value in a buyers market?

It’s interesting to see I first wrote this blog in November 2015 and yet here we are… several years later… in the same cycle of the property market. The question still remains – what property prices fall the most in a buyers market? Well, my opinion remains the same today as it did back then. […]

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When is a good time to buy property in Sydney?

The Sydney property market bounced back in February with clearance rates well over 70% after it spent the last couple of months of 2015 in the doldrums. Which leads to a question: is the market seasonal and when is a good time to buy property in Sydney? February can be a bit of a red herring […]

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What is the best time to buy a property? Have you missed the boat?

We are always being asked what we think will happen to Sydney’s property prices and when is the best time to buy a property. So, instead of polishing my crystal ball, I decided to go and listen to what Bill Evans, Westpac’s chief economist, had to say about the market. Firstly, he is convinced that […]

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