How is Melbourne changing?

Melbourne is fast becoming the biggest economic centre in Australia, and soon it is projected to overtake Sydney’s population. How does that bode for investors?

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 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

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

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

What to keep in mind when buying a home

Cohen Handler founders, Simon Cohen and Ben Handler, offer up their top five tips for potential home buyers in the Inner West Courier.  Have a plan in place; the search for your dream home can be painstaking and takes time and research, having a plan that includes attaining a “strata and building/pest report, contract reviews and

Sydney’s secret sales: one in 10 homes are never listed

———————– The Vendor has a skilled negotiator. Shouldn’t you? Negotiation is like riding a bike. It takes practice and you’re likely to fall off a number of times before you get it right. The problem is of course that drawing the short stick on a property negotiation can leave you with more than just a

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