For all intents and purposes a property auction is simply a medium through which someone sells a property on a given day. But it’s not quite that simple. Auctions are paid for by the seller and so they cater to their needs not those of the… Read More »

Anything to do with buying or selling a home where that homes intended purpose is your principal place of residence is fraught with emotion and stress as well as financial and other risks. People often make mistakes when downsizing their principle place of residence, but… Read More »

Buying a property isn’t easy. To do it properly requires a great deal of time, knowledge and planning. In fact, a client who came to me after unsuccessfully trying to buy a home on her own in the very competitive Sydney northern beaches market described… Read More »

When the cost of buying a property is significant enough it begs the question: why spend more money than I need to? But perhaps the better question to ask is: can I afford to deal with hidden problems down the track? I often have a… Read More »

Sometimes when a property is advertised for sale by auction it doesn’t end up selling that way. There are a variety of reasons for why that is, but as a potential buyer it is important that you know how you can take control of an… Read More »

Buying a property at auction can be a highly stressful experience for would be property buyers who are not familiar with the process. In some cases, the thought of having to bid at auction is so overwhelming a prospective purchaser will outsource the task. Given… Read More »

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 »