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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]