How To Get The Best Out Of Property Auctions

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Auctions are emotionally charged events for both sellers and buyers alike. But if you get the combination of elements right, you can achieve an exceptional result. To execute an auction successfully, a fine balance of ingredients needs to line up — the property, the marketing, the price, the timing, the agent and the auctioneer. If just one of […]

Tips To Help You Before You Buy

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Joshua Mackow of ratemyagent.com.au guest blogs today, giving us some practical tips to help you when purchasing a property. Joshua’s advice will provide you with some great options that you may not have considered or even realised possible. So enjoy the article and feel free to contact us for more specific advice regarding your particular situation. […]

April 2014 Market Update

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It’s an exciting time in Australian real estate right now! The Sydney property market is the hottest we have seen it in many years. Last year Sydney experienced phenomenal growth with overall values (houses and apartments) up 14.5%.   About 30% of that growth occurred in the December quarter, so we had a very strong finish […]

Northern Beaches Rental Market Update

The Vacancy rate on the Northern Beaches remains in the low 1% band with demand for rental properties extremely strong. We expect this to continue which will support rents continuing to increase over time although increases are likely to be less than we have seen over the last 5 years. Supply and demand is the […]

Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions

Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions

With 2014 on the horizon, many of our clients are beginning to ask a lot of frequently asked questions in preparation for a sale in the new year. So to assist, Tim has answered these questions in six short videos, giving honest and straight forward advice which will guide you in making the right choices […]

Northern Beaches Property Market Wrap December 2013

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Well it seems John McGrath has yet again hit the nail on the head when he predicted 2013 to be the year of recovery and prosperity. 2013 was exactly that, with the market making a strong and steady recovery all year and peaking in Spring, where we saw the strongest property boom we have ever […]

Should I Sell Now or in the New Year?

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Right now the question on everyone’s lips is “Is there still time to sell this year or should I wait until the New Year?” Ordinarily at this time of year we recommend our clients to hold off until the New Year if they are not on the market by the first week of December. This […]

Quick Snapshot of the Spring Property Market 2013

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As we head into Spring of 2013 the property market is heating up even faster than the weather. Buyers are out in force and due to the competition they are being forced to pay big money. Over the last couple of weekends our open homes have actually shut streets down with the amount of traffic […]

What To Look For In A Strata Report

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  If you are considering buying an apartment, duplex or strata managed townhouse, it is crucial to obtain a strata report prior to an unconditional exchange. For private treaty sales this is often done in the “cooling off” period. A strata report provides you with the vital information about the building and overall condition of the property […]

Selling Your Home Privately vs Using A Real Estate Agent

Is using a real estate agent a cost or an investment?

When considering a move, the concept of selling your home yourself can appear very tempting and may at first seem like a great money saving tactic. After all, avoiding paying an agent thousands of dollars is pretty appealing right? The trouble is, whilst it may seem like you are saving money…in almost all cases, running the […]