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Property and Buyers remorse

You might know the feeling, you’ve spent weeks searching, and maybe missed out on one or two others along the way, and when you finally found this house, you loved it! But when you wake up the morning after the auction or contract signing, you start second-guessing yourself… did we make the right decision… what […]

  • a couple of weeks ago

We’re losing our built heritage

Victoria’s population is growing at the rate of over 1500 people a week, and this is partly fuelling the level of property price increases and putting pressure on our existing suburbs. As a result, a lot of discussions in the past few years that I’ve been part of have centred on the importance of preserving […]

  • last month

In real estate, you’ve got to know when to hold ’em…

We all know the drill with auction quote ranges, the property vendor and their agent don’t want to give too much away, the buyer doesn’t either… very much like a game of poker where we’re all trying to work out what’s in the other guy’s (or girl’s) hand… it’s bluff and counter-bluff and although the […]

  • last month

How Luke made over 11% on his property in 6 months

An exercise in research and strategy I first met Luke in late 2016 when he was recommended to me in the search for his first property. Luke was a first home buyer, he was working long hours in his role as an operations manager and quite frequently weekends as well; because of this, he was […]

  • last month

Is a better property always just around the corner?

I had an interesting conversation over the holidays with a couple who had been in the marketplace for around 6 months and they’d become quite dejected about their prospects of finding that “right place” again, as they’d missed one very late last year that was in their words “about 85% right” for their needs, but […]

  • a couple of months ago

How to spot the next property “hot spot”… or not

I’ve had a couple of conversations with prospective new clients recently wanting to know where I see the next “hot spot” as being, and my responses have been met with varying degrees of acceptance of my views, the question is an understandable one, let’s face it, we all like to think we’re getting a bargain […]

  • a couple of months ago

Who’s really “disrupting” the real estate market?

I’ve been party to a number of conversations in forums recently where agents are commenting on the various threats to their livelihood – conversations about lead-generator/interceptor sites, vendor advocates and fee-discounters which I think in general are missing the mark slightly when they focus on these types of operation and rail against them and how […]

  • a couple of months ago

Cheering for a property crash? Think again.

I’ve lost track of the number of “experts” who have spent the last couple of years predicting a “massive collapse” of property values, and as the rate of growth is unquestionably cooling, I think it’s time to look clearheadedly at the market and what anything other than a low-percentage slowdown will cause. There is such […]

  • a couple of months ago