Tools, tips, industry kowledge & market trends.

What to expect from your property management team

Investing can be quite daunting, particularly when you’ve never done it before. Managing your own investment property can quickly become stressful, which is why many landlords choose to hand over management to a property management team. An excellent property management team will provide peace of mind, knowing that your investment is in capable hands.

High quality tenants
High quality tenants are an investor’s dream – they pay on time, stay longer, look … Read more »

Rejecting the first offer

High offers often come early during the selling process, however owners will often hold out in the hopes of a better deal coming along. Sellers can be lulled into a false sense of security making the assumption that a good offer in the early stages of selling can mean an even better offer will come once more people have viewed their property. Unfortunately, holding out for a better price … Read more »

Strata fees weigh on boomers

Baby boomers often sell the family home and downsize after their children have moved out.

Because many boomers have seen a phenomenal increase in the value of their home recently, some have entered the market sooner than they otherwise would have.

They have been able to consider this windfall similar to that of having had a second superannuation fund. Over the next decade, many more baby boomers will enter the market and … Read more »

Is it a bubble? How high can it go and will it crash?

This is the big question about the Sydney property market that everyone is asking but few want to answer. Are house prices in a bubble?

In late 2012, we were told that housing affordability was poor and property was essentially over valued. House prices then shot up 30% over the next 18 months. Has this latest growth taken the market from fair value to being over valued? Or was the market … Read more »

Winter is Over! Structuring the move…

Buying and selling at the same time is stressful. If you accept this, it all becomes a little bit easier. If you carefully plan in advance it becomes easier again.

Buying in isolation is manageable. Selling in isolation is also manageable. However, buying and selling your primary residence at the same time, without proper planning and preparation, can cause you to lose tens of thousands of dollars. There is nothing more … Read more »