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As Australia’s population continues to expand most of us still tend to gravitate to our main capital cities such as Sydney and Melbourne to live in, resulting in medium and higher density apartment living becoming more common. But owning an apartment in a complex with…


Buying a property should be an exciting and memorable experience and not one you regret later. Making smart decisions before you buy is the best way to ensure that’s exactly what happens. While most people have probably heard of a pest and building report when…


Falling in love fast can see us overlook all the little things that perhaps we should have paid greater attention to before we fell hook line and sinker. And it’s no different when it comes to buying a property. Getting the balance right between using…


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…


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


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…


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…


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.…


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…


There has been much talk of late in real estate and property circles, particularly in Sydney, about the rise and rise of house prices and the issue of affordability. Or should I say lack thereof. According to a recent CoreLogic report Sydney’s median house price…