How much does it cost to use a buyer’s agent?

A buyer’s agent gives you access to ‘hidden’ properties at a reduced price and many other benefits so rather than asking what they cost, the better question to ask is: ‘What’s the cost of NOT hiring one?’. Those new to the concept of a buyer’s agent might question the value of using someone else to

What is the Melbourne Apartment Market Myth?

Melbourne property buyers need to be aware of some of the ‘myths’ surrounding apartment size, location and tax depreciation in order to decide what is best for them. ‘Housing affordability crisis’ is a term we have heard a lot of recently and it is high density accommodation that is being widely touted as the best

What’s The Best Suburb For Buying A Home In Sydney

Sydney’s auction clearance rate has reached above 80 per cent on Saturday, as hopeful home buyers bid thousands of dollars above reserve to win their slice of Australia’s priciest city. However, whilst vendors in the far-flung reaches of Sydney are rushing to market, an analysis of listings data found it has become extremely tough in

10 Tips for Buying in the Inner West

Cohen Handler Associate, Rachel Cruz shares her best tips for buying in the inner west – a popular location for young couples, families, professionals and downsizers alike. Sydney’s inner west generally takes in suburbs immediately to the west of the CBD and includes such sought after suburbs as the Balmain Peninsula, Leichhardt/Annadale, Stanmore, Marrickville, Newtown

10 Predictions for the Property Market for 2017

To assist with your home purchase and investment decisions, we outline the trends we see dominating the Sydney and Melbourne property markets this year. The recent abolishment of stamp duty for Victorian first home buyers is a significant event in what promises to be another interesting year for Sydney and Melbourne property buyers. While opinions

Switch off the autopilot with these top 10 mortgage hacks

Senior Mortgage and Finance Consultant at Cocalex Consulting, John Maxwell gives property buyers his top 10 ways of paying off a mortgage sooner. While most of us would like to pay off our mortgage before the end of the loan term, a surprising few proactively engage in trying to make this happen. We tend to

AuctionWiz Gives Auctions A New Makeover

AuctionWiz, a new platform engineered by Cohen Handler streamlines the bidding process for buyers. Bidding at a house auction will now be less stressful for homebuyers, with the launch of this new platform, that connects buyers with a property expert who will assist them throughout the process. Simon Cohen joins Kevin Turner on 4BC116 News

Aussie Property Buyer’s Agency Hits $2 Billion Purchasing Milestone

Cohen Handler, one of Australia’s biggest buyers’ agencies acknowledges the way Australians buy property is changing dramatically. Recently reaching a new milestone, purchasing a total of $2 billion worth of properties since launching the company in 2009. Starting with $5,000, Cohen Handler has grown from two people in a bedroom to 50+ staff members across

What’s On The Agenda For Sydney’s Property Market In 2017?

With another year come and gone and the property market making headlines for the past several years for smashing records, 2017 is here already. And industry experts have wasted no time forecasting what’s likely to be on the agenda this year, coming up with five predictions that you should know about for 2017. Buyer’s agency

Why Investing In Holiday Hot Spots Isn’t a Wise Idea

Whilst you might be thinking why you haven’t purchased an investment property at one of your favourite holiday spots, there are a few things to consider before you sip on those Pina Coladas, and start furnishing your newest investment property. Investing in property, or purchasing property in general, should never be dictated by emotion, explained Simon

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