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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Places To Visit On The Northern Beaches

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The Northern Beaches – One of the few places where you don’t have to leave home to feel like you’re on a holiday. It’s that wonderful time of year when most of us are enjoying a well deserved break and finally have a moment to really breathe, relax, soak up the warm sun and enjoy […]

The Spring Property Market 2012

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Spring is well and truly underway and as is seasonally the case, we are seeing more properties entering the northern beaches market and more buyers getting out and about. Adding to the buzz is the whisper of interest rates potentially coming down, the end of the first home buyer grant (as it currently exists) at […]

FAQs We Get At Northern Beaches Real Estate

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Tim and I get questions day in and out from Northern Beach residents looking to buy or sell their home and property. Here are just some FAQs we get. Do I sell first or do I buy first? In a perfect world you would be able to sell your property and buy another at the […]

How To Choose The Best Real Estate Agent

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 For most Australians property is their single most valuable asset, so it’s important to deal with an agent that you know you can trust. Many agents prefer to tell you what you would like to hear, rather than delivering accurate and realistic information. It is vital to ensure you don’t miss your one window of […]