How will first home buyers benefit from the super saver scheme

Smashed avo and takeaway coffee comments aside, how effective will the latest Budget’s First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) be in enabling first time buyers to enter the property market? We look at the benefits and some of the issues to be aware of. With the end of financial year looming and the dust settling

Natalija Tanevska shares her journey: Junior athlete to a property professional

Cohen Handler Buyer’s Agent Natalija Tanevska shares her journey from junior athlete to a property professional. “When I was on the selling side, I would constantly hear about the frustrations buyers experienced when looking for a new home…I wanted to really help these people and I decided to make the switch and become a buyer’s

Finalists Announced for REB Awards 2017

The finalists for the REB Awards 2017 have been announced. Partnered, the REB Awards are the only accolades open to every real estate professional group across the industry. REB editor Tim Neary says the awards will recognise the best operators in the industry, across several categories. Simon Cohen and Simon Tasievski from Cohen Handler

Where is the Next Property Hotspot?

Leon Jacques, Associate –Buyer’s Agent and Property Strategist at Cohen Handler shares his thoughts on ‘hot spotting’ the next boom locations verses the blue chip approach of long-term property investment. One of the most common questions I get asked by property investors is about where they can buy a property that is going to quickly

What Does the Budget Mean for Housing Affordability?

This week’s Federal Budget 2017−18 introduced a raft of measures to address housing affordability. What are the main changes and what impact will they have on different sectors?   Earlier this week, we saw the announcement of nine changes in the Treasury Portfolio as part of this year’s Federal Budget aimed at addressing the housing

Simon Cohen comments on the Federal budget

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s 2017/18 budget claims to tackle housing affordability. Simon Cohen, co-founder of buyer’s agency Cohen Handler said more could have been done to address housing supply, which he said was the root of the housing affordability crisis in Sydney. “The measures in last night’s Budget have the potential to help to a certain

Tips for Buying Art Deco Apartments in Sydney’s Inner Eastern Suburbs

Cohen Handler Buyer’s Agents Michael Connolly and Hugh Murray-Walker each have over 10 years experience purchasing Art Deco apartments in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. They share their tops tips for purchasing these timeless and appealing older-style units. With an appealing character and excellent livability Art Deco apartments make very desirable homes as well as excellent investments.

10 Tips for a Successful Rental Application

Our top 10 tips on how to successfully apply for a rental property will help put you ahead in what is becoming a highly competitive market. With more Australians renting and vacancy rates falling, renting a property in Sydney or Melbourne can be a pretty aggressive game to play. Latest Australian of Bureau Statistics (ABS)

When Will the Sydney Property Bubble Pop?

Leon Jacques, Cohen Handler’s Buyer’s Agent and Property Strategist  discusses the major factors currently affecting Sydney’s housing boom and whether the balloon is about to burst? As a buyer’s agent and property strategist, the most common question I get from my clients is about when the property boom will end. It’s no surprise that there

Walter Nanni Shares his Insight on the Property Market

The key is for buyers to research their options so they have a thorough understanding of what different properties are worth, and can spot a bargain, says Walter Nanni, a Sydney buyer’s agent at Cohen Handler. “Where people fall down is not knowing valuations: when they see it they’re relying on a selling agent, who

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