Are Buyers Agents Really Worth Their Fee’s?

You look to your Doctor for health advice, so why not engage a Buyer's Agent for Real Estate advice? With the Property Market becoming increasingly complex with prices at an all time high, Home Buyers are increasingly turning to a Buyer's Agent to help them find the right property , [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:39:06+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Avoid the Top Property Investment Pitfalls

Lately, it feels like in any social environment where the conversation has turned toward real estate I am asked the same question – Is Real Estate still a good investment? My answer is always yes. Having said this, one needs to avoid the classic pitfalls, which could lead to making [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:35:13+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Will New Stamp Duty Changes Raise House Prices Even Higher?

Heard about the new changes to Stamp Duty and thought they were a great idea? Unfortunately, not many are considering the effects on house prices. If you’ve missed the update - The Government has announced a housing affordability package that will remove stamp duty for first-home buyers for properties up [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:32:56+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Are we duping our pensioners?

With new changes to superannuation, Australians aged 65-plus who have owned their home for more than 10 years will be able to make a $300,000 non-concessional contribution to their superannuation accounts from its sale proceeds from July 2018. While it is designed to remove a barrier for empty-nesters to free [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:29:37+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Is the cap on superannuation contributions for first home deposits dangerously low?

With the median house prices in our leading cities exceeding 800k, is the Australian government’s new 30k superannuation contributions cap high enough? I think not. What may be a great idea, has a fatal flaw. It just isn’t enough. Contributions will be allowed from July 1 and will be taxed [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:26:52+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Melbourne’s Surprising Top Growth Suburbs.

There was some serious growth in and around Melbourne in the last year, with the highest growth centring around St Kilda, middle-class Ardeer and flourishing Manor Lakes. These suburbs and ones like them are feeling the flow-on effect from buyers finding more value for money than the expensive inner-city alternatives. [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:24:24+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Are There Really Realestate ‘Hot-Spots’?

We have all heard the term ‘hot-spot’ used time and time again, but are there really property hot-spots? It’s a no from me. Realistically, there is no such thing as a ‘hot-spot’ and if you’re searching for one, you are wasting your time. Although there are many publications who claim [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:22:35+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Should Real Estate Agents Hire an External PR Agent?

All publicity is good publicity, right? Not so much. Especially in the world of real estate where a realtor’s name is the foundation on which his or her career is built. In an increasingly tech-smart, media-focused world, it has only become more important to consider one’s reputation when looking for [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:20:48+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Is Winter Set To Ruin Property Sales?

It is the month many of us Melbournians dread. The mornings begin to crisp and we hear ourselves mumbling, ‘…all seasons in one day’ far too often. Many assume Winter would also see a drop in house prices, but that is rarely the case. This year in particular, we are [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:20:17+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Looking to buy an apartment? Read my top tips before you commit!

There are a huge amount of factors that go into choosing the perfect apartment. From location to size, you have to make sure your purchase ticks all the boxes. With new apartment blocks popping up all over Melbourne, it is also important that you have a strong understanding on what [...]

By |2019-04-09T04:12:56+10:00April 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments