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State of the market – danger or opportunity?

It’s safe to say that there’s a higher than average chance that Australia will have a Labor government next year, if not before. How, then, will Labor’s policies affect our already anaemic real estate market?

Here, I’m talking about the removal of negative gearing on all but new properties, and the halving of the capital gains tax concession. Will they, as some predict, be the final nail in the coffin, with … Read the full post »

Is this the next eastern suburbs growth area?

Your property has appreciated in the last few years.  But, how does that help you when everyone else’s has too?

The trick is to buy property that out-performs the rest of the market.  We all should have bought in Chippendale 5 years ago, Redfern and Surry Hills 15 years ago, and of course Bondi 30 years ago.  But how do you pick the next big thing?

How about Rose Bay? Not the … Read the full post »

Why Buying Real Estate In Bondi Junction Makes Great Sense

Bondi Junction, in the heart of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, is popular with home owners and investors alike. The location has many benefits – it’s very centrally located to the city and is a major transportation hub for commuters, yet walking distance from Bondi Beach, Centennial and Queens Park, and Oxford Street. The Westfield Shopping Centre and its surrounds provide exceptional shopping, dining and entertainment options. There are many reputable schools, pre-schools, and … Read the full post »

What’s happening with the Sydney property market?

Hart_011So what is happening with the market? That’s what everyone is asking but no one seems to be sure about. There’s been chatter along the lines that the market may have peaked early this year and is sitting somewhere just under this point. However, due to low winter sale volumes, no one really knows if this is right.

Let’s start with some … Read the full post »

Is print advertising worth the cost?

As online real estate marketing becomes more and more pervasive, is print advertising becoming a thing of the past?

A typical sales marketing campaign runs to between $10,000 and $20,000 for a house, and $6,000 and $8,000 for a $700,000 apartment. The vast bulk of this is spent on print advertising. Vendors are increasingly asking if they need all that print advertising, or even any. The answer is not cut and … Read the full post »

CHOOSING A REAL ESTATE AGENT? COVER THESE 8 IMPORTANT MATTERS BEFORE YOU DECIDE

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Planning to sell your home? You’re probably speaking to more than one agent.

How do you decide which one is best?

Make sure you cover these 8 important things before making a decision.

It will help you to determine which agent is best for you and prevent nasty surprises down the track.

Commission … Read the full post »

Should you buy before you sell or sell before you buy?

So you own your own home but you’re ready to move on – perhaps your family is growing and you need more space, or the layout of your current place just doesn’t suit you anymore … Should you sell or buy first?

This can be a tricky question to answer. The risk with buying first is that you may over or under estimate what your current home is worth, and accordingly … Read the full post »