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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]