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Pre-Auction Tips: 8 Things To Do BEFORE Auction Day

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Property auctions can be a great place to acquire your next home – if you know what you’re doing.

There are many things you must know and understand before diving into this high-stakes/high-stress process.

Here are some of my best tips. You’ll find one that’s is often overlooked — but not by you — after you read this.

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How To Avoid Emotional Attachment To Property

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It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, you can’t help but have an emotional attachment to the property you are thinking of buying. How could you not, when the location, design, and ambiance of it is just what you are looking for?

As with most investments, it has to be seen for what it is, and not always on how you feel about it. Here are some tips to avoid emotional attachment to property:

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What to look for when buying a house in Sydney

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Sydney is a city of beauty. Not a lot of cities can boast of year-round sunshine, stunning harbour views, and gorgeous beaches.

You’d be crazy not to want to live here and enjoy the unique Sydneysider lifestyle and experience.

But competition for properties here is cut-throat, with potential buyers pulling out all stops just to secure property in this city.

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Do I still need a buyers agent in a housing market downturn?


In a housing market downturn, buyers have the opportunity to snatch up a home among a glut of properties for a much lower price.

With the downturn being played up by the media, you may wonder if you’d even need a buyers agent when you buy a house at this time.

The reality is that there are so many great prices still being achieved for sellers and buyers who think agents are desperate at this time are still missing out.

Find out why it’s smart to hire a buyers agent in a housing market downturn.

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Revealed: Exactly What To Look For In A Buyer’s Agent

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Buying a property in Sydney becomes so much easier with a good buyer’s agent by your side. In fact, even though I am a buyers agent myself, I engage a buyers agent when I buy property, because that takes the emotion out.

However, you want to be careful with who you choose. Not all buyers’ agents are “created equal”.

Here are the most critical elements to look for when you screen your next buyer’s agent:

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Does it really matter if my buyer’s agent comes from the area I want to buy property in?

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We probably all know that a buyer’s agent can be a great asset when it comes to buying a great home.

But does it matter if your buyers agent is local, or is it more important that he or she is a fantastic person, no matter where they operate?

Find out why you need to find someone who lives, breathes, and understands your local area. And why it’s one of the most important things to take into consideration when selecting a buyer’s agent.

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What Kind of Investment Homes Will Retain Their Value Best in a Recession?

recession proof investment homesThe housing market in Sydney is clearly moving lower.

Sydney property prices are now 4.2 per cent lower than in June 2017. Our harbour city is leading the country’s property downturn.

Nobody has a crystal ball. However, given the volatile state of the Sydney housing market, the stakes are getting higher.

Are you sure you are investing in a recession-proof home?

Let’s find out.

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Consequences of buying a “bargain” property

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Thinking of buying a home or investing in a property? There is always that chance you end up buying a bargain property.

Buying for a much lower price, however, often comes with surprises. There are basically three terms you will hear when it comes to low priced properties in Sydney and elsewhere in the country:

  • Buying a discounted property
  • Buying a property under market value
  • Buying a bargain property

Let’s have a look at these in turn, and what to be aware of.

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