Every market in the world operates on the basis of supply and demand. The same is true of the real estate market. When demand is strong and supply is low, then prices increase. When demand is low and supply is high, then prices decrease. Writing to you from Brisbane, Australia, I can confirm that it’s… Read More Serious Sellers Need to Hear This
It’s over. The much talked about the election is behind us. And it couldn’t have come a moment too soon. Since December 2017 the country has been in a state of limbo and unable to deal with the economic pressures facing everyone. For whatever reason, everything was said to have hinged on this election. It… Read More Knock Knock!
Not all estate agents are created equal. So just how do you tell which ones you can trust and will do a world-class job? In answering that question you will need to look both at the estate agency and the individual agent. For most people, selling a property means selling one of your biggest assets.… Read More How To Choose an Agent You Can Trust
Buying a property, especially a home for your family, is thrilling. For most, the journey, whilst a little stressful, usually results in securing the purchase of a home that allows you to start the next chapter of your life. Not only can the process be filled with emotion, but there is also a considerable amount… Read More 5 Regrets to Avoid in the Purchasing Process
It’s hard to believe another year is almost over. It’s definitely been a challenging year in the property market, amongst other things. As we predicted 12 months ago, there was a sharp decline in the number of buyers with an appetite to purchase. This was in stark contrast to the increase of property owners who… Read More Reflecting on the 2018 Property Market
Two of the most common forms of property ownership are Freehold and Sectional Title. It’s important for a purchaser to understand the difference between the two, and what to consider when purchasing a sectional title property. Freehold is where you purchase a piece of land and the improvements thereon. You have title to the property,… Read More What to Consider When Purchasing a Sectional Title Property
Making the decision to purchase a property isn’t one that you take easily. For most of us, our property is our biggest financial asset. Searching for the right property is important, so here are some tips on how to go about it. The very first thing you need to do before you start shopping is… Read More Where To Start When Searching for Your Property
The most important questions that need answering in real estate are: when is the best time to sell? And when is the best time to buy? The best time to sell is when there are lots of buyers, fewer competing listings, and prices are increasing. This is the most common of markets that we experience,… Read More The Smart Time to Buy Property
It’s the question many tenants ask themselves – do we continue to rent, or is it time to purchase a property? There can be advantages to renting a property. For one, your monthly outgoing expenses will be less than if you purchase. You don’t have costs such as insurance, rates and taxes, and the maintenance… Read More Do I Rent, or Is It Time to Buy?
It’s a cause for concern when you are listed on the market and your property hasn’t sold yet. If properly managed though, there is no need to panic. It’s important to realize that you will need to evaluate the situation and make some decisions if you want a result. Research shows that the quicker a… Read More Why Isn’t My Property Selling?