I recently had a client give me a brief for his next investment property.  One of the first things that I noticed is that is was identical to the brief he emailed me a year ago.

The problem lies in that the property market in this beach side suburb of Bondi had moved quite a fair bit over the past twelve months. Well not the whole market but rather just the cost of purchasing an identical apartment in the same location.

Continue reading

Share this post

There is no doubt that the property market is heating up in many parts of Australia. Consequently, this has resulted in more buyers pushing the price up as well as more sellers choosing to go to auction rather than selling. So here are seven tips to follow to ensure you secure the right home or investment property in such a booming market.

Continue reading

Share this post

Nobody is an expert at every endeavor. It makes sense to focus your time on what you excel on, while bringing in professionals to help with other tasks and commitments. Most of us don’t bat an eyelid outsourcing to personal trainers, cleaners, even dog walkers – so why wouldn’t you bring in professional help when outlaying significant amounts of money to invest in property?

Continue reading

Share this post

Every vendor wants to achieve the best possible price for their property when it goes to market; however the majority remain confused about the best sales technique to get results. There’s a good reason why everyone is so confused – there is no absolute right or wrong method. As someone who buys properties for a living, I have discovered the best method of sale will depend on the property type, the area you are selling, and your temperament.

Continue reading

Share this post

For most buyers’ agents, “For Sale By Auction” does not mean much. For us, there is very little difference between a property for sale by “Private Treaty”, “Negotiation” and “Auction”.

There are definitely certain properties and times when there will be an auction and nothing can be done to buy the property before the given auction date. With that in mind the two most common situations are the two D’s: Death and Divorce.

Continue reading

Share this post

We’ve all heard the term location, location, location, but is location the biggest factor when it comes to choosing a property?

Often location is the biggest factor, but not for the reasons you may think. Of all the criteria that comes along with owning a property, the location and all its related components – area, position, orientation – are one of the few things that cannot be changed.  A tired old kitchen can always be replaced, a second storey can be added and a new garage can be installed. Even rendering can bring a vintage property into the new century. But buy next to an industrial plant or highway and your choices become very limited.

Continue reading

Share this post