13 June 2013

Should I buy before I sell or sell before I buy?

Do you really know what your home is worth?  Are you relying on its likely sale price to fund the purchase of your next home?  It turns out even the biggest stars’ gambles don’t always pay off.  As shown in this

29 May 2013

Renovating – is it as easy as it looks?

Reality shows like ‘The Block’ set off DIY trends where suddenly everyone thinks it’s easy to renovate.  What typically ends up happening is the renovation comes in over budget, late and with an ordinary finish.  Here are just a few pointers that DIY renovators need to think about:

08 May 2013

Don’t let the cold weather put you off

We’ve had beautiful sunny weather the last few weeks but the cold conditions will be on their way soon enough.  It’s quite common for Sydneysiders to put their search on hold during the cooler months of the year – but is this really the best strategy?

29 April 2013

Baby Boomer's having their cake and eating it too!

Where to retire is a big question for the baby boomer generation but if you’re in a financially sound position you don’t necessarily have to choose just one location. 

11 April 2013

Don't get burnt by data reports

House hunters who rely on data reports are likely to get burnt.  These reports generally note land size, sale price, number of bedrooms, bathrooms and parking spaces.

04 April 2013

Investors come out of the woodwork

With variable interest rates sitting at near all time lows, fixed rates even lower, rents steadily rising, vacancy rates consistently below 2% across the board and in many parts of the inner ring below 1%, the immediate impact of the GFC in the rear view mirror, employment strong and a pretty pre

21 March 2013

Are you ready for Super Saturday?

Sydney and Melbourne are primed for the biggest auction weekend so far this year with more than 2000 properties ready to go under the hammer.

14 February 2013

He who hesitates is lost!

A big mistake that many home buyers make is procrastinating when they’ve found a property that ticks most if not all their needs.  They labour too long in making a decision and miss the property that they've been waiting months, sometimes years, to find.  

06 February 2013

Renovating: How much risk is too much?

If you’re embarking on a renovation project have you taken the time to work out your risk profile?

Confused? Let me explain.  Each property type has a varying level of risk and potential rewards which you as a buyer should be aware of.

31 January 2013

Don't become a flood victim

It's devastating to see the results of the floods in Queensland and NSW. Particularly for those about to go through the painful process of cleaning up or rebuilding their property, some who are doing it for the second time in two years.


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