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  • What Is the Best Way To Sell Your Home? Private Sale or Auction?

    This is a very interesting question…. This is also a question I’ve been asked hundreds of times by sellers, and a debate I’ve had hundreds of times with real estate agents! In fact I’ve even had internal fights with myself on this and changed my mind several times over the … Read more

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  • Spring Market Up and Away!

    There is a real buzz in the air at our office as the real estate market has really kicked into action for spring! Slowly but surely more homes are coming onto the market and buyers can’t get enough! Average open home numbers over the past month have averaged 15 groups … Read more

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  • Advice for First Time Renters

    One of the requests that comes up quite a bit for me is helping adult children of people I know find rental properties. The process is often foreign to the parents and challenging for the future tenants as they have either never rented before, or never rented through a real … Read more

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  • Buyer Interest Surges in Maroondah & Yarra Ranges

    There has been an unexpected surge in buyer interest over the past month, and sellers who have braved the cold weather are being rewarded! The degree of sudden change in the market has truly taken me by surprise. My team and I fully expected a change after the election result, … Read more

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  • Investors Must Get A Tax Deprecation Schedule!

    One of the most costly mistakes a property investor can make is not getting a “depreciation schedule” done by a registered quantity surveyor… it could cost you thousands of dollars each year. As a building gets older and items within it wear out, they depreciate in value. The ATO allows … Read more

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  • POSITIVE NEWS FOR THE HOUSING MARKET!

    There was a great article by Robert Harley in the Australian Financial Review on 6th June that put a spotlight on the housing market after the recent election result. It confirmed my thoughts on where the housing market is headed. Over the past month there have been a number of … Read more

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  • Put Yourself In The Box Seat When Buying

    So, you’ve decided to buy your first home or your next property….. now the daunting task of where to start!? The very first thing I recommend you do is get your finance pre-approved. The banks have really tightened up since the Royal Commission so the process takes a bit longer … Read more

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  • What is professional “Home Staging” and should I do it?

    What is it? Well, it’s when a professional home styler or interior stylist comes into your home prior to selling and “dresses” your home for sale. Often they work with the clients furniture, other times they may furnish and style a vacant property. The stylist may simply add some splashes … Read more

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  • How Is The Real Estate Market Shaping Up in 2019?

    Firstly, Happy New Year! Hopefully you had the opportunity to have a bit of a break and catch up with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year period. There’s a good chance during your catch ups that the real estate market came up as a topic of discussion … Read more

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