What a year 2017 was! Exactly a year ago I wrote on what to expect in 2017 – and the general message was that it would be a year of stability, not growth. That’s exactly what we’ve seen. Property values have remained mostly stable as buyer demand has declined. The decline in buyer demand has… Read More Real Estate Outlook for 2018
You’ve seen your dream home – the only problem is it isn’t built yet. Is it ever a good idea to buy off plan? The short answer is yes – there are many advantages to buying property before it’s been built. The trick, as with purchasing property of any type, is due diligence – and… Read More Purchasing Off Plan
In any market, correctly pricing your home is critical to you selling for the most the market will pay. Why? Because, if you overprice your home you will attract the wrong buyers to your property. These buyers will be expecting a property worth more than yours. They will vote with their feet – and move… Read More Correct Pricing More Critical Than Ever
To rent or to buy? It’s a huge decision and making it will have a significant impact on your future wealth. Before making the decision there are some important matters to consider. The first issue is affordability. Make no mistake, in almost all cases it costs more to own a property than to rent one,… Read More Renting vs. Buying a Property
There isn’t a person in the country who isn’t watching, with concern, the political developments and their economic impact. We all feel the economic pinch. It’s prudent to plan wisely and avoid living beyond ones’ means. Economists will tell you that things could indeed get worse – so plan accordingly. History will show, though, that… Read More The Banks Want Your Home Loan
Real Estate is the most rewarding career on the planet! OK, I’m biased. More than 28 years in the industry can do that to you. But all jokes aside – the career of a real estate agent is exceptionally satisfying. Real Estate, as an industry, has done a lot to clean up its’ act over… Read More A Career as an Intern Estate Agent
Making the decision to purchase a property is not something to be taken lightly. After all, your property is usually one of your most significant assets. For many buyers, the question that arises is “Do I make the decision to purchase now, or wait and see what happens to the market?” There is a fair… Read More When is a Good Time to Buy?