How do you choose the right buyers’ agent?

The property market in Australia has become increasingly competitive, which has lead to more people seeking that winning edge. Statistics from CoreLogic RP Data show the effects of this rivalry, as between December 2008 and June 2015, property prices in Sydney and Melbourne surged 68.8 per cent and 54.1 per cent respectively. This growth can also

Why first time buyers are becoming investors instead

More and more Australians are making their first step on the home ownership ladder an investment property. Mortgage Choice conducted a widespread survey on a number of property investors around our country in July 2015. More than 36 per cent were, in fact, first-time buyers, a substantial increase from 21.1 per cent at the same

What is an off-market property?

  The long-term benefits that come with investing in brick and mortar make it a popular money-making venture. Provided you make an informed decision (a buyer’s agent can help here) it is generally seen as a safer long-term commitment rather than a short-term gamble. In fact, CoreLogic RP Data recently released a report that showed how

Buying A New Home At Auction?

Purchasing a home under the hammer can be a daunting and emotional time – especially so if you are looking to buy a property in Sydney or buying a new home in Melbourne. It’s pretty safe to say that given the sheer amount of money involved in the traditionally competitive environment of an auction, it’s

5 common property investment mistakes

Investing in property can be finicky business. Every state has fruitful cities, every city has profitable suburbs and every suburb has gainful properties, but it can take a lot of elbow grease and footwork to ensure you’ve got all three lined up. Without a crystal ball, knowing what property will provide you with profits further

Cohen Handler Launch First Home Buyer’s Package

First home buyers can now receive a 10 per cent discount on services and a 12-month payment plan at Cohen Handler. Ben Handler, co-founder of Cohen Handler, has seen first home buyers continue to be unsuccessful in securing a property, often being out priced by seasoned investors and foreign buyers. “We think it is so

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