Tips for buying a home in an area you don't know

Posted on March 21, 2023

The journey of buying a home often begins in an unfamiliar location. This could come about if you are constrained by budget, moving to a new area for a job, trying to stay close to family or any number of other reasons.Buying in a suburb or town you aren’t familiar with can be daunting. So here are some tips to increase your chances of securing the... read more

Should you buy a cross-lease property?

Posted on March 16, 2023

I often get asked about cross-lease properties. It can be a confusing form of ownership, especially if you are new to the process of buying a home. The purpose of this article is to provide you with an understanding of whether cross-lease properties will provide a good real estate investment and/or whether you should avoid them at all costs.First u... read more

Helpful tips for buying at Auction

Posted on February 09, 2023

Auctions can be daunting for buyers who are new to the process. But once you get past the fear of declaring your buying intentions in a public manner, they can be an absolute breath of fresh air.With an Auction, you can see exactly what other buyers are prepared to pay and decide accordingly whether you are ‘in’ or ‘out’. Experienced buyers appreci... read more

How to avoid underselling your home

Posted on January 25, 2023

When it comes to selling your home, there are 4 common traps that many owners fall into. Avoid these mistakes to maximise your chances of achieving a great result.Mistake 1. Listing with an agent who is only focused on a quick sale.Some agents are focussed on turnover. They want to get your home sold as quickly as possible so they can bank a commis... read more

How to avoid losing money when buying a home

Posted on January 23, 2023

For most of us, buying a home is the
biggest purchase you will ever make in your life, by a long way.

Because the average family only moves every
7-10 years, it is hard to become an expert in something you simply don't do
very often. With the market changing so rapidly the learning curve can be

Here are the key tips I share with my
clients... read more

Tips for upsizing your home

Posted on November 18, 2022

Ready for more space? A second bathroom? Better weather? Or just a change of scenery? Now is the time to make that move and find the home you've been dreaming of.There are more houses on the market right now than we have seen for a long time. And many of those properties are being marketed with attractive asking prices, which makes it easy to work ... read more

If I was a buyer, what would I do?

Posted on August 29, 2022

Warren Buffett once said it is wise to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” This line of thinking applies to the property market just as much as it does to the stock market.The best time to secure a good deal on a home is to buy one when the market has slowed. When prices are falling and demand is low.But that me... read more

If I was a seller, what would I do?

Posted on August 22, 2022

We all understand the market has changed. Prices have moved and buyers are harder to come by. Even still, prices are historically high compared to 3-5 years ago, meaning there is still an opportunity for most owners to sell their property and achieve a significant capital gain.Sell now? Or hold?The decision of whether to sell now, in this market, c... read more

How to decide which home to buy

Posted on July 28, 2022

One of the biggest challenges of the home buying process is deciding exactly which home you want to buy.In an established location with older housing, properties can vary massively, introducing variables into your search that can be difficult to weigh up.Follow these tips to streamline your buying process and make the all-important decision of whic... read more

Finding the courage to buy in a changing market

Posted on June 21, 2022

We're starting to see that old catch-22 of real estate markets...Every buyer says they want prices to drop, but when the market changes and the prices do come down, all the buyers run a mile, scared of buying too early. Everyone wants to wait for the market to 'bottom-out' before jumping back in. This article encourages you to focus on market cond... read more