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

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includes a warning on loose-fill asbestos as well as some other additions which will be useful to the buyer.* They have repealed the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2010 and removed

Time to Review Fire Compliance Measures

The recent Grenfell tragedy in London, has thrown a spotlight on safety with new buyers and existing owners of apartment blocks urged to fully scrutinise their building’s fire compliance measures. * In the wake of the catastrophic fire at the Grenfell 24-storey apartment building in West London, calls are naturally out for greater safety measures

Important Things to Consider Before You Start Renovating

Keen to renovate? Before you pick up that sledgehammer, you might like to consider our pre-renovation checklist to ensure you have all the boxes ticked and the right plans in place to ensure a successful outcome. Renovating your house, whether it is a one room refurb or a more extensive remodelling is not something to

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

Are Start-Up Investors Better Off Now or 17 Years Ago?

No matter what year it is, growing a property investor portfolio begins and ends with hard work, long-term commitment and a healthy dose of guts and determination. Many of Cohen Handler’s clients are repeat investors, buying their second, third or 11th property from us to add to their portfolios. You might be surprised to know

Proposed Polycentric Sydney Offers Opportunities For Savvy Investors

  With Sydney’s population forecast to grow by 2.1 million over the next 20 years, dramatic planning changes are underway promising great opportunities for long-term property investors, especially in the West. Released earlier this year, the Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey confirmed what we all know – Sydney property is ‘severely unaffordable’ for middle-income

Tips for Buying Well in the Eastern Suburbs

Known for its vitality and diversity of urban living, the eastern suburbs offers a great location making it a difficult but not impossible property market to buy into. Discover our top tips on how to buy well in this much sought after Sydney area. Sydney’s eastern suburbs have had wide appeal for many decades combining

L.A. Growth and Yield Trends

Opportunity awaits for foreign nationals willing to invest in the recovering US property market. After declining between 2007 and 2012 due to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), property prices in the USA are now in the early stages of a new growth cycle, with excellent prospects for future capital growth and generous rental yields. Foreign

Do I Need a Buyer’s Agent?

In an increasingly competitive market, having a buyer’s agent on your side could be the secret weapon to property buying success. With seemingly never-ending price rises and a shrinking property pool, it is becoming increasingly difficult to ‘buy well’ in the contemporary Australian market. For many it is becoming more a matter of ‘buying anything’

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