Over the years I have been lucky enough not only to work with mortgage brokers but also realise the dream of home ownership by personally enlisting their services. The following are a couple of key traits that I have discovered that set great mortgage brokers… Read More »

Often when prospective property buyers are dealing with real estate selling agents they tend to keep their cards pretty close to their chest. Unfortunately if you are a genuine buyer this could prove to be one of the biggest mistakes you will make. By no… Read More »

Property and people go hand in hand. But together doesn’t necessarily mean forever. So it’s not surprising that as people go through different stages of their lives that a property that once suited their needs no longer does and the time comes to move on.… Read More »

If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines putting off the decision to buy your first home, maybe 2016 will be your year. The year you choose to focus your attention on entering the property market. In case you haven’t heard, 2016 is the Year of… Read More »

The growth of Sydney and Melbourne house prices over the last 12 to 18 months has been nothing short of astonishing. Surprisingly though, it’s not the first time these two markets have seen this sort of frenzied activity. I have spent over two decades working… Read More »

There are a number of ways to sell a property. In Sydney and Melbourne one of the most common and effective methods of selling is by way of auction. Testament to this is the fact auction clearance rates in Sydney and Melbourne throughout most of… Read More »

Bidding at a property auction can be overwhelming. As an experienced Sydney buyers agent I have seen first-hand how it can leave the most cool, calm and collected of characters shaking in their boots trembling with fear and overcome with anxiety. Problem is Sydney and… Read More »

In the auction capitals of Sydney and Melbourne, auction clearance rates are currently at historically high record levels. For the last couple of months clearance rates have consistently been above 80%. These statistics tell a very simple story. If you’re looking to buy a property… Read More »

Going once. Going twice. What do you mean it’s already gone? In today’s property market, particularly in the auction capitals of Sydney and Melbourne, it is highly likely that when a property is listed for sale by auction it will sell on the day. And… Read More »

I’ve been working in the property industry for over 20 years now and I’d have to say I think I’ve pretty much seen it all. From the early 1990’s recession we had to have through to the 2008 global financial crisis, its fall-out and beyond.… Read More »