The Rise of the Granny Flat

Granny flats are increasing in popularity due to their worth as a high yielding cash cow and as a smart way to enter the investment market. Thanks to government policy reviews, we have seen a building frenzy of granny flats across the nation due to increased demand and changing demographics. Driven mainly by soaring property

Buying bulk – Apartment blocks in Sydney’s East

Investors are scrambling to buy entire apartment blocks to renovate in Sydney’s eastern suburbs making them a great long-term investment but difficult to find. Back in 2015 we saw the emerging trend of buying an entire block of apartments and the renovation of each of its units to either rent them out or sell them

Connor McGregor’s Influence on the Eastern Suburbs Property Market

Cohen Handler Buyer’s Agent and our resident fight expert Riki Tawhara considers what impact the historic fight between Floyd MayWeather and Connor McGregor will have for property buyers this weekend. This week the biggest fight in history is about to take place in Las Vegas between 40-year-old undefeated welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and Irishman

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

Paddington never goes out of fashion

Cohen Handler’s Buyer’s Agent Michelle Chanique looks at why Sydney’s Paddington remains one of the most sought after suburbs in Sydney and shares some of her favourite places. I have always loved Paddington in Sydney’s inner city with its fashion, art and food. What’s not to love about this elegant and creative suburb? Whether you

How Do Iconic ‘Gingerbread’ Houses Maintain Appeal in the East?

Buying a property is not always about making money or up-sizing to accommodate a growing family. Sometimes it’s about the pure passion of owning an ornate and classic piece of architecture – something that is ours to make more beautiful. This is the case for many living in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, with its leafy streets

Why is Investing in Property a Great Long-Term Bet?

It’s no secret that when it comes to investing, Aussies generally seem to favour bricks and mortar over other asset classes, preferring its stability and long-term growth potential. The recently released 2016 Census results confirmed that there is a big shift in the number of people renting with nearly 31 per cent of Australians falling

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

Its Not Always The Highest Bidder That Secures The Property

Cohen Handler buyer’s agent Clive Delmenico, explains how it is not necessarily the highest offer that wins you the property. You may have seen recent media reports on the fact that a lot of buyers were taking the opportunity to buy property prior to the July 1 introduction of the First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS)

Is Brisbane still the place to be for first home buyers and investors frustrated with Sydney and Melbourne’s tight market?

Property buyers and investors from Sydney and Melbourne are continuing to head up to Brisbane – Where the number of ‘affordable’ suburbs greatly outweighs their local options… It’s not just the weather that has people talking about Brisbane as an attractive option for relocation. Property buyers, particularly first home buyers and investors from both New South

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