What’s happening in the Melbourne property market? We give our mid-year forecast and insights into the latest trends.

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

How Do Iconic ‘Gingerbread’ Houses Maintain Appeal in the East?

Buying a property is not always about making money or up-sizing to accommodate a growing family. Sometimes it’s about the pure passion of owning an ornate and classic piece of architecture – something that is ours to make more beautiful. This is the case for many living in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, with its leafy streets

CEO Ben Handler reveals his go-to question for job candidates

Cohen Handler’s CEO and co-founder Ben Handler shares his go-to question with Sarah Kimmorley from Business Insider. Ben revealed that his go-to question was ‘what style of books do you read, and what’s your favourite book?’ This is the number one question I always ask any potential Cohen Handler employee. I know that time is

Why is Investing in Property a Great Long-Term Bet?

It’s no secret that when it comes to investing, Aussies generally seem to favour bricks and mortar over other asset classes, preferring its stability and long-term growth potential. The recently released 2016 Census results confirmed that there is a big shift in the number of people renting with nearly 31 per cent of Australians falling

7 Things Property Investors Need to Do Before EOFY

June 30 is nearly here but our end of year tax tips for property investors can make life a little easier and more profitable. The end of financial year (EOFY) is a busy time of the year for many individuals and businesses but being prepared and having your paperwork in order are the keys to

Investment bought for $530K – Up 22% after 16 months at a 4% yield

Yes, it sounds too good to be true, or like a one-off investment win because it’s nowhere near Melbourne’s average stats – That’s because it’s not an average buyer doing the search.  It is possible to achieve positive capital growth and rental returns if you are willing to invest in proper due diligence and a

Its Not Always The Highest Bidder That Secures The Property

Cohen Handler buyer’s agent Clive Delmenico, explains how it is not necessarily the highest offer that wins you the property. You may have seen recent media reports on the fact that a lot of buyers were taking the opportunity to buy property prior to the July 1 introduction of the First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS)

Are Start-Up Investors Better Off Now or 17 Years Ago?

No matter what year it is, growing a property investor portfolio begins and ends with hard work, long-term commitment and a healthy dose of guts and determination. Many of Cohen Handler’s clients are repeat investors, buying their second, third or 11th property from us to add to their portfolios. You might be surprised to know

Is Brisbane still the place to be for first home buyers and investors frustrated with Sydney and Melbourne’s tight market?

Property buyers and investors from Sydney and Melbourne are continuing to head up to Brisbane – Where the number of ‘affordable’ suburbs greatly outweighs their local options… It’s not just the weather that has people talking about Brisbane as an attractive option for relocation. Property buyers, particularly first home buyers and investors from both New South

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