Predicting Real Estate Hot Spots

In May this year, a parking space in Potts Point sold for $264,000, quickly becoming the most expensive car park in Australia. While this sounds like an exorbitant amount to pay, it highlights the value of even a small space within close proximity to the CBD. As recently as last month, the finale of Australia’s

Why buying a home before Christmas could save you thousands

Buyer’s agent Riki Tawhara, General Manager of Cohen and Handler’s Hills District and Western Sydney office, said now is the “perfect time” to be a buyer. “November and December for our company are the two busiest months of the year – while switched-on buyers are usually clued in to househunting opportunities at this time of the year,

Sydney VS Melbourne property for $700, 000

Simon Cohen – Managing Director of Cohen Handler was featured in a recent article on CBA’s MyWealth commenting on the typical properties purchased in Sydney. Escalating prices of Sydney and Melbourne property have raised the average value to $785, 000 and $580, 000 respectively, with the two cities averaging at $700, 000 together. So, what can you get with

Good News for Sydney Home Buyers – The Frenzy is Finally Over

In a recent article in the Sunday Telegraph, Simon Cohen – Managing Director of Cohen Handler shared his views on the changing tides of the property market, where ‘fear of missing out’ is no longer the driving force behind Sydney’s competitive house prices. The intense nature of the bidding wars in the Sydney property market have calmed

Property Investors look to Brisbane

Property investors are now looking to areas in Brisbane to yield higher growth as property prices in Sydney becomes too expensive. In a recent article with AAP, CEO of Cohen Handler, Ben Handler attributes this shift to the increasing difficulty for property investors to secure a loan, with investors now requiring a bigger deposit. The

Brisbane Launch

Cohen Handler is spreading its wings and expanding nationally with a Brisbane branch. Sydney has been a highly aggressive market and with a median house price now over a million dollars, steadying wages & expected to rise interest rates it is no longer meeting the objectives of all investors. Cohen Handler are now turning their

Are millennials changing the property market?

Millennials are jumping into the property market and changing trends with their increased activity. Buyers in their late 20’s or early 30’s, secure in their career and renting in areas they can’t afford to buy in, are aggressively building their property portfolios by buying in more affordable areas. Ben Handler, CEO of Cohen Handler, lends

Secrets of a buyers agent

A great deal of research, time and effort is poured into finding the right property. Cohen Handler CEO and co-founder Ben Handler, in his article for Money Magazine, reveals four industry recommendations to buyers when acquiring a property at the best price.  Ben’s first tip of getting to know how the real estate agent your

Why first-home buyers want RBA to hike rates

The nation’s housing market remains as competitive as ever as property prices are continuing to soar with interest rates continuing at monumental lows. An interest rate rise would help slow the historic price growth that has been excluding first home buyers from the property scene. Cohen Handler CEO Ben Handler, weighs in on the benefits an

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