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

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,

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

Testimonial: Making the home buying experience smooth, efficient and effective

Potential home buyers struggle unsuccessfully not knowing how to navigate the real estate industry but our qualified property buyers agents can make all the difference when purchasing a home. Cohen Handler buyers agents have extensive contacts and exclusive access to off market properties and first viewings giving you the competitive edge. Our associates are experienced

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

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

How to: Buy property in a red-hot market

Are you breaking a sweat trying to buy a home in a fiercely competitive market? Caroline James from RealEstate.com.au takes you through a list of things all buyers should consider when buying property in a highly competitive market. Cohen Handler’s Co Founder, Simon Cohen gives his professional opinion on some of these points. “In 2015,

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