How the new underquoting laws affect the buyer

How the new underquoting laws affect the buyer As of January 1st , 2016 there will be new legislation that will endeavour to rule out unscrupulous underquoting practices across NSW. I was present at a training session run by the REINSW with 50 or so selling agents and Principals. Underquoting has been a bug bare of [...]

Downsizing in a hot Sydney property market

Downsizing in a hot Sydney property market An exciting brief for us recently involved the searching, selecting and securing of a home for a lovely couple who are downsizing from the North Shore. They had already sold their property in Cremorne at the top of the market and were feeling very nervous about the fact that [...]

How to make money in a hot Sydney property market!

How to make money in a hot Sydney property market! A client came to me wanting to buy a 2 bedroom apartment in the Eastern suburbs. He had a budget of $850,000! His brief was a modern kitchen, parking and close to transport. So, I started looking more on the outskirts of the east – [...]

6 Steps to buying a great investment property

6 Steps to buying a great investment property With the stock market being so hot and cold and interest rates at an all time low, I believe property investing is still a great place to park your money. In 2014 & 2015 there was an influx of investors so much so that APRA had to [...]

Choosing the right buyers’ agent

Choosing the right buyers’ agent Choosing the right buyers’ agent… Mankind’s basic need for shelter has now become a very competitive space. If you haven’t entered the market for a while or are just starting a property search you may consider using a buyer’s agent. In countries such as Canada most buyers only look at [...]

Where is the next area in Sydney property?

Where is the next area in Sydney property? If you have lived in Sydney your whole life you may have heard your parents say that ‘back in our day nobody wanted to live in areas like Paddington or Balmain’. Gen X or younger find it impossible to believe that people would never want to live [...]

What is a Pre-settlement inspection?

What is a Pre-settlement inspection? What is a pre-settlement inspection??? The purpose of a pre-settlement inspection is to ensure that the property you purchased looks the same as it did on exchange of contracts. A good thing to keep in mind is that we are not all the same and cleanliness levels differ from person [...]

Property tricks that could cost you…

Property tricks that could cost you… These days when looking at property what we see is quite often not what we get. Some people often get caught in the trap of buying a property just because it is styled beautifully. Use these tips to make sure you are not falling head over heels with a [...]

Tips that defy the traditional property rules…

Tips that defy the traditional property rules… Even though there are signs that the Sydney property market is cooling the auction clearance rates still do suggest that we are in a strong market. Hot markets actually smoke out great properties as they instigate vendors to sell. Traditionally the advice would be not to buy a [...]

Agent not disclosing buyer’s offers

Agent not disclosing buyer’s offers A new client asked me the other day if it was against the Real Estate Act for an agent not to disclose another buyer’s offer as they had missed out on multiple properties because this kept on happening. The answer is NO it is really up to the agent or [...]