Simon Cohen lifts the lid on Prestige Property

With a focus on high-end decor, huge rooms and impressive frontages, Australia’s prestige property market is often viewed purely through the glamour of the homes themselves. But there is a different side to the industry — the challenge of buying a dream home at the top end of the market. Prestige properties have been relatively

10 Essential Tips for the Novice Property Investor

You have to consider all sorts of questions when you decide to become a property investor. In addition to asking yourself “how much can I afford to spend on a property?”, you have to think about how you’ll manage the property during your ownership. You have all sorts of options available to you if you

10 Essential Tips for Finding a Pet-Friendly Apartment

Your pet is a member of the family. As a result, you want to ensure they’ll be safe in any property you buy. These tips will help you to answer the question “how do I find pet friendly apartments?” Renting offers you all sorts of advantages. For one, you aren’t tied into the long-term commitment

8 Mortgage Mistakes That Will Cost You Money

The interest rate isn’t the only thing you need to consider when looking at mortgages. You also need to consider the question “what are the additional costs involved in buying property?” If you don’t, you set yourself up to make some terrible mortgage mistakes. What questions do you ask yourself when you search for a

Fall Sparks Declaration of Housing Boom’s Demise

The Australian’s article ‘fall sparks declaration of housing boom’s demise’ reports on the Sydney housing market and its ability to weaken further after the first quarterly, revealing a fall in values since May last year. Managing director, Simon Cohen reveals the suburbs he tips to fall. Read the full article here.  

How to Prevent Budget Blowout During a Renovation

Time and time again in our line of business, we see people embarking on their dream of renovating their homes only to find they have gone way over budget. We look at some of the best ways to prevent this from happening. Fuelled by the many reality TV programs that make it look all so

Brisbane Housing Prices Set to Rise

Next year Brisbane’s property market is likely to experience slightly stronger gains than those posted in 2017 with property prices forecast to rise between 3 to 7 percent, according to a newly released report. The latest SQM Research Boom & Bust Report predicted that the Brisbane price growth would mirror that of Sydney in 2018.

The Rise of the Granny Flat

Granny flats are increasing in popularity due to their worth as a high yielding cash cow and as a smart way to enter the investment market. Thanks to government policy reviews, we have seen a building frenzy of granny flats across the nation due to increased demand and changing demographics. Driven mainly by soaring property

Buying bulk – Apartment blocks in Sydney’s East

Investors are scrambling to buy entire apartment blocks to renovate in Sydney’s eastern suburbs making them a great long-term investment but difficult to find. Back in 2015 we saw the emerging trend of buying an entire block of apartments and the renovation of each of its units to either rent them out or sell them

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