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Should You Bid Prior to Auction?

Across most blue-chip suburbs in Sydney, the vast majority of properties sell through the auction process. However, it’s important to understand that many properties never go all the way to auction day. While a

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The One Thing Buyers are Getting Wrong

Despite some recent headwinds, property markets across Sydney continue to remain very strong. That’s highlighted by fierce competition for good quality properties in blue-chip areas. In markets that are strong, we are still seeing

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Speculation vs Investment

As property investors, we all want to build a substantial property portfolio that can hopefully set us up for life. The problem many people run into is just because you’ve managed to build up

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Why are Stock Levels So Low?

One of the key property themes we keep hearing about is that there are no good properties for sale. While COVID has played a role in this, it’s not the main reason it’s really

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Why Use A Buyer’s Agent?

When property markets are strong like they are currently, finding a good property is not an easy process. Enlisting the help of a buyers agent is a great way to give you the best

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Renovating vs Asset Selection

With television shows like The Block, that highlight Aussie’s love of renovating, anyone would think flipping property is a great way to make some money in real estate. However, when you break it down

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Why Buy and Sell Off-Market?

 If you do what everyone else does, you’ll get what everyone else gets. If you want to attend auctions on the weekend and fight it out against ten other people to try and secure

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Playing the Long Game in Property

When markets are running hot like they are now, most people’s first thought is about making some quick money on a property in the short term. While it’s nice to see our balance sheet

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The Two Levels of Due Diligence

Most home buyers understand that they need to perform a certain level of due diligence whenthey purchase a property. The problem is that many are doing either the wrong type of duediligence or they’re

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KNOW WHY: Leverage in a Negotiation

It’s often said that the person who needs to make the transaction happen the least will ultimately come out best. One of the biggest mistakes homebuyers make is failing to understand the vendor and

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How to Buy When Markets are Rising

Across Australia and in Sydney in particular, property markets are back at boom-time levels. We’re consistently seeing auction clearance rates above 80%, a lack of quality listings and buyers competing to try and secure

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Clever Ways to Buy Property Off-Market

With the property market across the country hot at the moment and with quality listings incredibly scarce, buyers are having a hard time finding properties to meet their needs. When faced with a seller’s

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The Housing Affordability Myth

With house prices now growing at the fastest rate we’ve seen in 32 years, the media have been quick to suggest that we are now facing another housing affordability crisis. Just last month, property

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KNOW WHY: Buying Off-Market

Buying property off-market has grown in popularity in recent times thanks to the unusual circumstances we’ve found ourselves in over the past 12 months. However, it’s important to understand that if you are looking

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KNOW WHY: Determining a Property’s Value

One of the biggest issues home buyers and new investors run into is determining the real value of a property. Many properties are often listed with a ‘price guide’ or offers above a certain

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Rentvesting

Rentvesting is a great way to expose yourself to the market with a low amount of capital, yet still live in a desireable area to faciliatate the lifestyle that many young people seek. Rentvesting

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Sourcing Property in a Tight Market

If you’ve been looking to buy a property recently, you’d know just how tight the market is at the moment. One of the reasons we’ve been seeing house prices increasing in the last few

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KNOW WHY: What drives high priced property

 On the surface, most people understand why one property might be priced higher than another. We all know that properties that are the most in-demand will generally be worth more than those where

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Why You Should Never Trust the Median

 Across Australia at the moment, we’re starting to see some very impressive house price increases. This year alone, we’ve seen median house prices increasing in every city in Australia at a rapid pace. While

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KNOW WHY: Low Stock Levels

House prices in Sydney are rising once again and while demand is strong, one of the other important factors driving values higher is the low stock levels that we’re currently seeing. Stock levels across

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Maximising Your Return on Investment (ROI)

 We all know just how important it is to buy a property that is going to perform over the long term. We regularly speak about buying high-quality properties in blue-chip locations as these have

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The Importance of Sunlight

We all understand the importance of a properties location in determining how valuable it is, but did you know its value is also largely determined by the property’s access to sunlight. The importance of

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The Hidden Value in Apartments

 Anyone who has been thinking about property investment for any length of time has likely heard the mantra ‘always buy land.’ The reason land has value is that the land component of any

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Finding the Perfect Investment Strategy

Despite what the property ‘experts’ out there would have you believe, there’s no one perfect investment strategy. We often hear about whether to buy positively or negatively geared properties, buying in regional areas or

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Income vs. Growth Investing

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about positively geared properties and why you need to chase higher yields so you can grow your property portfolio. While on the surface this makes sense, is

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How to Buy at Auction the Right Way

An auction is an effective way to sell a property as it is an environment, that effectively manufactures tension and emotion and can lead people to overpay for a property. From the perspective of

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Dealing with Emotion When Buying Property

If you’ve ever been involved in any type of negotiation, you would know that emotion is something that can quickly cloud your judgement. It’s long been accepted that when buying property, you need to

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3 Surprising Mistakes Homebuyers make that lead to over paying on a property.

When analysing behaviour retrospectively, there are 3 surprising mistakes homebuyers routinely make when purchasing properties. These 3 mistakes each have the potential to cost house hunters significantly. Buying property can be fraught with danger

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The Hardest Part of Investing in Property!

What’s the hardest part of investing in property? Most people think that it is finding the right property that is going to perform well over time. However, the reality is that the hardest part

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The Three Elements of a Great Property.

What is it that makes a property worth investing in? For the most part, if you can answer that question and then execute it effectively, you are well on your way to success in

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3 Things That Put Buyers Off?

Why is it that some properties hit the market and sell within days and some sit there for months on end and really struggle to sell? For the most part, properties that don’t sell

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Should You Buy an Apartment or Land?

One of the most common things we hear in the property world is to always by land. Land, land land. Never an apartment. However, are we looking at this in the right way? I’ve

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Should You Buy a “New”​ Property?

Buying new has really fallen back into focus in recent months thanks to a host of Government incentives which are making newly constructed properties both affordable and very appealing. But is buying a new

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How to Choose a Buyers Agent?

Something we get asked quite regularly is why would I choose you over another buyer’s agent?  I think a lot of people would answer that question by banging their chest and telling people

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The Fallacy of the $10 Million Property Portfolio

If you’ve paid attention to the host of property experts out there, you’ve probably heard more than one suggest that it’s possible to build a $10 million property portfolio, where you can then sit

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The Hidden Costs that Are Hurting Your Borrowing Capacity

While most new investors understand that their borrowing capacity is related to their income, most wouldn’t realise that there are a couple of hidden costs that almost everyone has that can seriously impact your

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How to Best Position Yourself to Get a Loan

While it’s critically important to pick a good property in a good suburb when you’re looking to buy or invest, it’s equally as important to make sure you’ve got the finance side in order

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Safe as Houses – The Government has Got Property’s Back.

For most Australian’s, the vast majority of their wealth is tied up in their PPOR. Real estate as an asset class is the largest in Australia and it’s for that very reason that it

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The Value of Blue-Chip Tenants

On the back of the COVID-19 crisis, the Australian property market has been thrown into focus and for many investors, they’ve never experienced anything like this. While no one can tell you what will

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