Renovations Market Recovering, Slowly

Renovations market recovering, slowly More homeowners are considering renovating over upgrading as the renovations market slowly recovers. Renovations activity is slowly getting its momentum back after slumping to a 10-year low in 2013 following the global financial crisis, the Housing Industry Association says. Strong property prices have boosted demand for renovations in markets like NSW,

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

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

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

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