The Most Creative Client Testimonial Of 2015

We asked one of our clients if they’d be interested in doing a video testimonial for us, and he said he’d love to do that – he was so happy with Elaine Davies, his buyer’s agent that he decided he would write us a script to tell us how this video should go, applying some of

From the buyers : Home buyers share their experiences

Being fed up with the long search process, not understanding the ins and outs of how to secure a property or feeling a time pressure to buy are some of the reasons compelling home buyers to seek out Cohen Handler for their expertise.  Having a buyer’s agent, who is working for you, can make a

How to improve the yield on your property investment

Property owners in Australia’s capital cities have benefited from extraordinary capital gains of late. In fact, the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index shows that in the 20 years since 1995 (when the index began), capital city house values have skyrocketed more than 436 per cent. Over the decades there have been many ups and downs,

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

Should you consider negative gearing for your property purchase?

Purchasing a property and taking out a loan in Australia are typically one and the same. Borrowing to buy pricey items is basically part of financial reality, because how many of us could afford a home out of our own pocket? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, we (owner-occupiers and investors) commit to about

The Top 4 Property Investment Research Mistakes

Unless you enjoy gambling with your finances, research is the backbone of any successful property investment. Without it, you’re negotiating your way through the market blind, stumbling and faltering your way to a purchase using your gut and not your noggin. A report from Mortgage Choice questioned more than 800 Australians who had purchased a

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

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

Testimonial: Gratification with the ease of the buying process

Fear of going outside a budget and countless hours spent pouring over listings in search for the perfect home all contribute to the constant stress associated with buying a property. Missed opportunities due to a lack of understanding and connections in the real estate industry are pushing potential buyers to enlist the help of a buyer’s

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