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Why you need a buyer’s advocate?

Beat Underquoting With a Buyer's Agent! Are you feeling despondent about purchasing a home or investment property? Are you tired of walking a well-beaten path to auctions that go well beyond their quoted price? Why you need a buyer's advocate? You’re not alone. A recent Consumer Affairs Victoria survey into real estate … [Read more...]

Your time is valuable – Use a Buyer’s Advocate

Your time is valuable. Let a leading Buyer's Agent in Melbourne look for your next property. Do you know what your time is really worth? If your time was worth $25 per hour, would you wait in line for 30 minutes to get a $10 gift card? Probably not. With research conducted by UBank revealing that the search for property is taking more than six … [Read more...]

What this Buyer’s Agent thinks of the Negative Gearing Debate

As a buyers agent, I live and breath the state of Australia’s property market. But the recent debate around negative gearing and its potential abolition has had me thinking - do Australian’s know that property accounts for Australia’s largest asset class? And do they know what this means? The facts might surprise you: Property - $5.5 … [Read more...]

Effective Property Management Can Positively Gear Your Investment

Every investor is looking for cash flow positive properties. But the reality is, these types of properties are increasingly few and far between. Generally, if you can find them, they’re out in the middle of nowhere, with little to no capital growth. In the most general terms, an investment property should become neutrally geared within the … [Read more...]

A Buyer Agent’s Guide to Paying the Right Price for Your Next Property

While a Buyers Agent can make it look easy, buying a property can be hard work. And depending on your target property, what often starts as the prospect of a bright new future, can quickly turn into a despondent grind to a seemingly distant finish line. It’s at this point that the ‘budget’ often gives way to emotions and in desperation, many end … [Read more...]

Avoid the Pitfalls of Buying Off the Plan with a Buyers Agent

Whilst there can be HUGE savings in stamp duty when buying off the plan, there can also be pitfalls. A Buyers Agent can help you navigate the off-the-plan waters to maximise your savings and returns. There are scores of professionals at the ready to advise investors to purchase an apartment off-the-plan. Whether it’s for a SMSF, or just as a … [Read more...]

There has Never been a Better Time to Use a Buyers Advocate

With investors absorbing the changes that APRA has made to lending, there’s never been a better time to dive back into the property market with the help of a Buyers Advocate. But with overseas investors becoming a convenient target, and hot media issue for driving capital growth – it’s important to look back, as well as forward before we point … [Read more...]

Let a Buyers Agent help you to “Rentvest” in 2016

With 2016 now well and truly upon us, lots of people are re-assessing their investment strategies and property goals for 2016. With a rise in “Rentvesting”, or renting while you buy an investment property, could this smart investment strategy be for you? While it’s been a popular way for young and first home buyers to enter the property market, … [Read more...]

Avoid the Property Blues with 4 Simple Steps.

It’s not just first home buyers cutting their teeth on the property market that make mistakes when buying property. Even seasoned career-property investors fall into some pretty common traps. To avoid the property investment blues always: 1. Do Your Research You can never over research the subject of property purchasing. Knowing your target … [Read more...]

Property Boom or Property Gloom?

Invariably, most discussions about the property market result in the same two questions; 1. Are we in a boom market? and; 2. Should I purchase now, or wait for a market correction? With interest in the Melbourne property market bolstered by National TV programs like The Block, there is no shortage of speculation and forecasting on property … [Read more...]