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Not all Units are Created Equal
Across Sydney, we’re finally starting to see people moving back into the inner-city apartments. The latest data from CoreLogic show that over the past six months, the inner Sydney rental market had seen listingskeep reading
Making a Pre-Auction Offer
Despite what the sales agent might tell you, virtually all vendors are prepared to accept a pre-auction offer. When property markets are hot like they are now and with a shortage of high-qualitykeep reading
Growth Over Yield
Over the last few weeks we’ve started to hear more and more about the tightening of credit conditions. Recently, The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has written to banks telling them to increase the bufferkeep reading
Why Proven Performance Matters
The property market is reaching an interesting point in time and investors and homebuyers need to pay attention. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing plenty of positive stories about just how strongkeep reading
Think Like an Owner-Occupier When You Invest
When you look at the way we buy property, there can be a significant difference between buying your own home and investment property. Generally speaking, a home that you want to live in yourselfkeep reading
What Makes a Great Investment Property?
One thing that we all know is that investing in property is a fantastic way to build wealth and set yourself up financially. However, when it comes to what strategy to use and thekeep reading
Not all Property is Created Equal
Whenever I look to purchase a property for myself or my clients, one of the first things I always take into consideration is scarcity. Basic economics will tell you that if there are morekeep reading
Buying in a Tight Market
Despite some well-known headwinds, property markets across Sydney and NSW continue to press higher. The latest data from CoreLogic is suggesting that values are up 1.8% over the month of August and overkeep reading
Negotiating in a Slowing Market
After a roaring start to 2021, property markets across Sydney are starting to cool down. While prices are still moving higher, the restrictions that are in place are clearly adding to a reductionkeep reading
Interest Only Vs P&I: What’s the Best Option?
With interest rates at record low levels, both investors and owner-occupiers have found themselves in a very nice position when it comes to servicing a home loan. There’s no doubt that the current lowkeep reading
Why There’s No ‘Sydney’ Property Market
The latest data from CoreLogic is out and the good news for property owners in Sydney is that property values have increased by 18.2%. On the surface, this looks like a very goodkeep reading
Why You Need to Ignore the Hot Property Market
If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that you really need to stop paying attention to the media headlines and price predictions from the so-called experts. If we look back tokeep reading
The Misconceptions Around Buying Property Off-Market
With the current low levels of quality property on the market, we are constantly talking to people who want to try and find a property off-market. However, finding an off-market property is not likelykeep reading
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 akeep reading
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 seeingkeep reading
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 upkeep reading
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 reallykeep reading
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 bestkeep reading
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 downkeep reading
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 andkeep reading
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 sheetkeep reading
The Two Levels of Due Diligence
Most home buyers understand that they need to perform a certain level of due diligence when they purchase a property. The problem is that many are doing either the wrong type of due diligencekeep reading
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 andkeep reading
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 securekeep reading
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’skeep reading
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, propertykeep reading
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 lookingkeep reading
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 certainkeep reading
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. Rentvestingkeep reading
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 fewkeep reading
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 wherekeep reading
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 pacekeep reading
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 acrosskeep reading
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 thesekeep reading
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 ofkeep reading
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 ofkeep reading
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 orkeep reading
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, iskeep reading
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 ofkeep reading
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 tokeep reading
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 dangerkeep reading
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 partkeep reading
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 inkeep reading
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 sellkeep reading
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’vekeep reading
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 newkeep reading
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 peoplekeep reading
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 sitkeep reading
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 yourkeep reading
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 orderkeep reading
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 itkeep reading
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 willkeep reading