Melbourne’s Lower-End Properties Showing Growth

Melbourne’s lower-end properties are showing strong capital growth presenting opportunities for savvy investors. The Australian recently reported that Sydney’s luxury residential real estate is a better earner than mid-range and budget property but the reverse is the case in Melbourne. According to new CoreLogic data, the top 25 percent of Sydney real estate recorded strong

Victorian Terraces Continue to Charm

Cohen Handler’s Melbourne specialist Scott Hall is a big fan of the Victorian Terrace house. Here he outlines the key benefits of this type of housing as well as some of the issues to be aware of before buying. Given the current popularity of the terrace house, it’s hard to believe that this type of

What’s our mid-year forecast for the Melbourne property market?

We look at the current Melbourne market and give our insights into this fastest growing city’s latest property trends.   Population Growth Melbourne’s population is booming. Recent figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that Melbourne had the largest and fastest growth of all the capital cities with its population climbing 107,800 to 4.64

How do you upgrade a heritage home? Off-Market Renovation Part 1

Maintaining and upgrading a heritage home requires tireless work and specialised knowledge to ensure the beauty of its original form and unique features are displayed in all their glory. Earlier this year Cohen Handler’s Buyer’s Agent, Scott Hall – Buyer’s Advocate for the inner city of Melbourne, acquired the pictured Victorian free-standing house off-market from a

Investment bought for $530K – Up 22% after 16 months at a 4% yield

Yes, it sounds too good to be true, or like a one-off investment win because it’s nowhere near Melbourne’s average stats – That’s because it’s not an average buyer doing the search.  It is possible to achieve positive capital growth and rental returns if you are willing to invest in proper due diligence and a

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

The Trend is Your Friend

Examining the trends that are currently occurring in the Melbourne property market can give buyers, particularly developers, an insight into what features to consider for greater capital growth and rental yields. Cohen Handler’s buyers agents are on the frontline everyday speaking to property buyers about the most sought after features and locations that is driving

Feeling misled on price?  You are not the only one!

Underquoting in Victoria has become such an issue that Consumer Affairs Victoria has cracked down on rogue agents and changed its laws to make it easier for buyers to estimate a property’s price. You are certainly not alone if you have ever turned up to an auction believing you have a chance on a winning bid,

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 are Melbourne’s Growth Areas in 2017?

Last year, Melbourne enjoyed double digit growth and was voted as the world’s most liveable city for the sixth year running, there is no doubt that Australia’s property performance has been recognised worldwide. According to the latest stats in Domain, Victoria’s state capital has plenty of fuel left in the tank to continue to outperform

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