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

Proposed Polycentric Sydney Offers Opportunities For Savvy Investors

  With Sydney’s population forecast to grow by 2.1 million over the next 20 years, dramatic planning changes are underway promising great opportunities for long-term property investors, especially in the West. Released earlier this year, the Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey confirmed what we all know – Sydney property is ‘severely unaffordable’ for middle-income

Stamp Duty Exemptions For First Home Buyers

With stamp duty exemptions kicking in on July 1, now is a great time for first home buyers to do their research and identify suitable suburbs and property types. The good news is that you can still get a foot in the door of Sydney’s popular eastern suburbs and inner city if you are willing to make

Understanding and Calculating Property Yield

Understanding ‘rental yield’ is important for any investor wanting to assess the potential income and cash flow of an investment property.   If you are considering buying an investment property, one of your main priorities will be working out what the potential cash flow the property will give you, i.e. its ‘rental yield’.   In

Stamp Duty Boost for first home buyers in Melbourne

Will the impending changes to the first home owners grant and stamp duty help level the playing field for first home buyers? July , 2017, is the magic date for first home buyers in Melbourne and Sydney who are looking to take advantage of a raft of new incentives and stamp duty relief designed to

Is June a great month to buy property?

While buyers and sellers remain obsessed with the ‘spring selling season’, buyer’s agents know that June is actually one of the best months to buy property. A couple of years ago, economics and ­finance gurus from Swinburne, Griffith and Monash Universities analysed 20 years of sales data, and identified the best months to buy property.

Pros and Cons of Using a Self-Managed Super Fund to Buy Property

With more Australians setting up Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF), we look at the risks, benefits and regulations on using a SMSF to buy an investment property. Since the introduction of the compulsory employer contribution scheme in 1992 under the Keating Labor Government, Australians have become comfortable with the concept of setting aside money to fund

Downsizing Trends & Baby Boomer Budget Incentives

As Sydney’s leading property buyer, Cohen Handler is seeing first-hand the downsizing trends being experienced across our capital cities. We explore the impact the recent budget’s downsizing incentives will have on baby boomers and some of the challenges they face. Social researchers and the media, love to make ‘how they fare’ comparisons between millennials and

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