Cohen Handler is a finalist in the Optus My Business Awards 2017

It is our pleasure to announce Cohen Handler is a finalist in the Optus My Business Awards 2017. CATEGORY: Property Business of the Year The Optus My Business Awards is the longest-standing business awards program in Australia, and identifies and acknowledges the achievements of Australia’s best business operators. Finalists of these prestigious awards represent the best

Five Property Negotiation Tactics

Work with a Buyer’s Agent in Melbourne to Take Advantage of These Tactics Many first-time property buyers struggle with the idea of negotiating. You may want to get the process done as quickly as possible, but a buyer’s agent in Melbourne could secure a lower price on the property. That makes negotiation a key part

Strata versus Airbnb

With Airbnb’s growing fan base, it is time for strata groups to analyse their options, and the scope of their jurisdiction, to ensure that strata living remains peaceful for everyone.  We explore the regulatory instruments being used to address issues such as property damage and noise from short-term stayers. Since its Australian launch in November

Gazumping 101 – Understanding the Art of Offer and Acceptance

You’ve just made what you think is a great offer on your dream house but then it is sold to someone else at a higher price. You’ve just been gazumped. Find out how you can stop this from happening next time you buy property. ‘Gazumping’– it may sound like something fun from a Dr Seuss

The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

You Need to Think About More than the Purchase Price Did you know that the hidden costs of home ownership will cost you thousands of dollars? It’s true. The more your property is worth, the more you have to pay in fees. These costs even go beyond the property buyer’s agent fees. I want to

Fancy New Changes to Conveyancing Legislation in NSW

The new Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017 introduces changes affecting contracts for land and residential property purchases in New South Wales – it now includes a warning on loose-fill asbestos as well as some other additions which will be useful to the buyer.* They have repealed the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2010 and removed

Things to Do Before Making an Offer On A Property

1. Examining What You Need to Know Before You Make Your Offer So, you think you’ve found the perfect property and you’re ready to buy it? Your buyer’s agent in Melbourne can offer plenty of advice, but there are a few more steps to take before making your offer. It involves a lot more than sending

Things to Remember When Buying Your First Home

Get it Right First Time with these Great Tips Buying a home is a scary process. First timers, in particular, can get lost in a sea of paperwork. Working with a good buyer’s agent in Sydney can help. Even so, there are some things that may trip you up. So, what do you need to

Four Tips to Help You Buy a Home before Auction

You Can Buy a Home Cheaper With the Right Strategy Have you been asking yourself “how do I win at auction”? Perhaps you’re wondering what auction bidding tactics you should bring to the table? I’m here to tell you that you might not need all of those house auction tips and tricks. You may be

Does Size Matter?

From soaring house prices to increased energy costs, there are many factors driving the change towards a smaller sized property. In Australia living in compact housing is becoming increasingly popular due to the demographic makeup and lifestyle expectations. Traditionally, Australians have loved their big houses and the sizeable yard to have ‘somewhere for the kids

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