April 19, 2017

Buying Mistakes in a Hot Market

With the Sydney Market being incredibly popular at the moment, buyers are scrambling to get their hands on property. Many buyers presumed the market would weaken and have now have a serious case of FOMO (Fear of missing out). 1. BUYING EMOTIONALLY People looking to purchase a home to live in typically will pay more […]

April 19, 2017

What is Capital Gains Tax?

Most people have heard of capital gains tax, but not many people have a true understanding of what it is and how it may affect you, particularly when you are part of a real estate transaction. In a nutshell, Capital gains tax is a tax on the profits from the sale of a capital item. […]

April 19, 2017

Selling in Autumn?

Now that summer is well and truly over the days are getting colder and the sun doesn’t stay up as long. But what effect will it play on the real estate market in the Sutherland Shire? It’s a question we are asked every change of season, the answer is; little to none. We are currently […]

February 24, 2017

Battle of the Disrupters | No Agent v Cheap Agent

The traditional real estate agent is under attack from the left and the right. On the one hand, companies such as Buy My Place are teaching consumers how to sell without a real estate agent. On the other, UK outfit Purple Bricks hit Sydney in recent times to offer home sellers a real estate agent […]

February 24, 2017

What is a Digital Footprint?

The internet has made some amazing changes to the way we buy and sell real estate. Buyers can now easily search for their next home whenever and wherever they please. Also, sellers have the option to include multimedia like videos, floorplans and images to attract buyers. There are some negative elements associated with using the […]

January 30, 2017

Demographic Disruption – Baby Boomers Set to Make The Change

The property market is always susceptible to ‘disruptive’ forces of one kind or another. The last two decades has seen constant digital disruption as websites and databases decimated print. The digital disruption changed the way real estate is purchased and sold forever more. In 2014, there was an influx of foreign buyers into the Sydney […]

January 30, 2017

Sydney Real Estate – 2017 Previewed

The Sydney property market begins 2017 in better shape than it begun in 2016. That fact almost seems counter-intuitive, but it is true. In late 2015, APRA stepped in and enforced tougher lending criteria on residential investors through the retail banks. APRA’s intervention had a noticeable dampening effect impact on the property market in late […]

November 18, 2016

Inspecting the Strata Books

As more apartments are constructed, many people will be moving into strata living arrangements for the first time. If you are purchasing a strata title property it’s crucial that you buy into a good apartment and a well managed building. Many people who buy into a building mistakenly make their purchasing decision exclusively on the […]

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