What Suburbs are set to shine in 2017?

In 2017 housing prices are likely to slow down even more than 2016. Whilst these prices are expected to grow modestly in 2017, over 15 suburbs are likely to see a boom and outperform the average price growth across the harbour city, according to new analysis. Managing Director of Cohen Handler, Simon Cohen has given

Is it possible for young buyers to purchase in the Sydney market?

Assistance from the government for first-time buyers purchasing a home is becoming less likely as the cost of small apartments in the Sydney market is overtaking the maximum price allowed to be eligible to receive stamp duty reductions, according to industry experts. The NSW government’s First Home-New Home Scheme provides no stamp duty breaks for

Smart company finalists, Smart50

The Smart50 class of 2016 features Cohen Handler on their list for the third consecutive year running. Simon Cohen and Ben Handler have experienced a growth rate of 172% over a 3 year period, riding the housing boom in Australia. In the Property and business services industry, Cohen Handler has won the Smart and lasting

Optus My Business Awards Finalists

Cohen Handler are a finalist for the Optus My Business Awards 2016 in the category of ‘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.

How to get more property bang for your buck

Cohen Handler buyer’s agent Felix Taing reveals buyers are looking around Sydney’s outer ring suburbs, from Pittwater to Sutherland. Taing discusses the increasingly shifting buyers focus as buyers are seeking lifestyle over convenience, highlighting the Western and South-West Suburbs of Sydney; “What we have noticed is that Penrith and Parramatta have come up as CBDs,”

Managing Director Simon Cohen discusses prestige buyers

Simon Cohen reveals the two things high profile buyers look for in a property. “Number one is privacy,” Mr Cohen said. “Number two — they like to be lifestyle based. We see a lot of celebrities by the beaches like Bondi and Bronte.” Cohen states prestige buyers use buyer’s agents to hunt for their family

Investor Portfolio: Ben Handler

CEO Ben Handler provides his tips & insights into the benefits of investing in property. Revealing Cohen Handler uses its own buyer’s agents to help them purchase property. Cohen Handler buyer’s agent Jordan Navybox assisted Ben Handler in securing a property in Brisbane. Some people may be content with putting their money into savings accounts and

The first-world property problem

Traditionally, spring is the busiest time of year for both buyer’s and vendors, however, this September we have seen a lack of buying options. Whilst there is an acute shortage of stock available for sale, the issue of the tight high-end rental market has intensified, said Simon Cohen, of Cohen Handler buyer’s agency, which bought

Sydney Bargain Suburbs For Savvy Property Investors

Despite low stock levels and increasing prices, buyer’s are nabbing properties hundreds of thousands of dollars below the asking price, beating the odds in some of Sydney’s top suburbs. Managing Director Simon Cohen reveals Cohen Handler buyer’s agents negotiate discounts of 10% or more for their clients. “There are some sellers that are in la-la land

Simon Cohen Interviewed on Sky News

Simon Cohen joined Sky News to provide his opinion on business success, specifically talking about his own success alongside co-founder Ben Handler in founding Cohen Handler. Starting Cohen Handler with $5,000 dollars, Simon and Ben worked from the ground up. Beginning as a real estate agent, Simon saw a gap in the market and the

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