Connor McGregor’s Influence on the Eastern Suburbs Property Market

Cohen Handler Buyer’s Agent and our resident fight expert Riki Tawhara considers what impact the historic fight between Floyd MayWeather and Connor McGregor will have for property buyers this weekend. This week the biggest fight in history is about to take place in Las Vegas between 40-year-old undefeated welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and Irishman

Time to Review Fire Compliance Measures

The recent Grenfell tragedy in London, has thrown a spotlight on safety with new buyers and existing owners of apartment blocks urged to fully scrutinise their building’s fire compliance measures. * In the wake of the catastrophic fire at the Grenfell 24-storey apartment building in West London, calls are naturally out for greater safety measures

Victorian Terraces Continue to Charm

Cohen Handler’s Melbourne specialist Scott Hall is a big fan of the Victorian Terrace house. Here he outlines the key benefits of this type of housing as well as some of the issues to be aware of before buying. Given the current popularity of the terrace house, it’s hard to believe that this type of

How Easements Affect a Property Development

An easement gives the right to cross or otherwise use a portion of someone else’s land. Why is this important for developers or property buyers? Well, sometimes it can adversely affect a peaceful living arrangement or prevent a project from moving forward. An easement gives someone the right to use a section of land for

Domain: Brisbane You’ve been friendzoned: why your property market is no hotspot

Domain’s article ‘Brisbane You’ve been friendzoned: why your property market is no hotspot’, they state that Brisbane has been “Watching wide-eyed from the sidelines, Brisbane has witnessed Melbourne, and in particular Sydney, experiencing a housing boom of epic proportions”. General Manager of Cohen Handler Brisbane, Jordan Navybox agrees with the comment that Brisbane hasn’t experienced a housing

Important Things to Consider Before You Start Renovating

Keen to renovate? Before you pick up that sledgehammer, you might like to consider our pre-renovation checklist to ensure you have all the boxes ticked and the right plans in place to ensure a successful outcome. Renovating your house, whether it is a one room refurb or a more extensive remodelling is not something to

Can You Claim a Buyer’s Agent’s Fee as a Tax Deduction?

We open up the discussion as to what can and can’t be deducted as a tax expense when it comes to buyer’s agents’ fees and investment properties. At Cohen Handler we are often asked about whether buyer’s agents’ fees can be considered a tax deduction and for the most part the answer is fairly straightforward.

Paddington never goes out of fashion

Cohen Handler’s Buyer’s Agent Michelle Chanique looks at why Sydney’s Paddington remains one of the most sought after suburbs in Sydney and shares some of her favourite places. I have always loved Paddington in Sydney’s inner city with its fashion, art and food. What’s not to love about this elegant and creative suburb? Whether you

What’s our mid-year forecast for the Melbourne property market?

We look at the current Melbourne market and give our insights into this fastest growing city’s latest property trends.   Population Growth Melbourne’s population is booming. Recent figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that Melbourne had the largest and fastest growth of all the capital cities with its population climbing 107,800 to 4.64

How do you upgrade a heritage home? Off-Market Renovation Part 1

Maintaining and upgrading a heritage home requires tireless work and specialised knowledge to ensure the beauty of its original form and unique features are displayed in all their glory. Earlier this year Cohen Handler’s Buyer’s Agent, Scott Hall – Buyer’s Advocate for the inner city of Melbourne, acquired the pictured Victorian free-standing house off-market from a

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