Property Appraisals: And What to Make Of Them

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Property appraisals – firstly, what are they? From my experience I have found that property appraisals are very often mistaken for property valuations. So before I go on I first want to clarify what the difference is. A property market appraisal is a real estate agents opinion of what a property is worth based on recent […]

New Trend Alert…Parents Buying Properties For Their Children

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With the property market on the rise, a new trend has emerged for increased numbers of parents buying properties with or for their children. As a real estate agent and parent who personally intends to help my own children with their future housing, I have a very good insight into why so many people are […]

Divorce and Selling Your Home

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  Quick tips to help minimise the stress and maximise your finances… When a relationship breaks down, it can have a devastating effect on your emotional and financial life. All of a sudden the world as you know it is turned upside down, and the comfort of consistency and stability is pulled from underneath your […]

Preparing Your Property For A Building And Pest Inspection

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When it comes to preparing your home for sale, many people understand the importance of styling and presenting their home so it looks its best. But quite often it is the areas of the house that you can’t see (such as underneath the house, storage areas and roof spaces) that get forgotten. Whilst it is […]

May/June 2013 Market Update

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The weather may be cooling down as we head into winter, but the property market is really heating up. 2013 has seen the market go from strength to strength. We have been seeing steady growth in lower end properties for a while now, but finally (after years of little or no movement) the upper end […]

Real Estate Industry Top 100 Agents Announced

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It was a big week in the real estate industry this week. The Real Estate Business Top 100 Agents ranking was announced at the Australian Real Estate Convention (known to most agents as AREC) which was held on the Gold Coast. Agents of all levels of experience flocked to the event to hear some of […]

Mother’s Day on the Northern Beaches of Sydney

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spoil all of the mum’s in your life on Sunday.  Whether it be your own mum, your partner’s, your wife, or even yourself if you’re a mum, there are plenty of great ways to celebrate the amazing role that […]

Setting The Auction Reserve Price

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Auctions can be stressful and emotionally-charged events, so when the time comes to setting the reserve, it can be really overwhelming unless you have the right knowledge and advice on hand. It is an important decision that is best done with logic, so try leaving your emotions aside for a moment and trusting facts in order […]

Finding A Home Near A Good School Is Easy…If You Live On The Northern Beaches!

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After years of helping thousands of buyers, I have noticed that high on the checklist for most families, along with finding enough space, good views etc… is to be within a close proximity to a desirable school or to have easy access to a good school. This is particularly important for Asian buyers who are […]

De-coding Real Estate Jargon Used On The Northern Beaches

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Buying or selling a property can be overwhelming at the best of times, particularly when the real estate industry is full of words and phrases that, to the untrained ear, can sound like a foreign language. So to help make things easier, I’ve helped de-code some of the most commonly used terms in real estate […]