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What a down and up year! Volatile!

What a down and up year! Volatile!
Welcome to our final Marketnews in 2019. We have really enjoyed the year, hope you have. This is our Bumper Summer Edition. Big Stat: Today only 1 in 10 auctions were tearaways! ARMADALE, 17 Seymour Avenue. John Manton (Marshall White) Under the Hammer $3,570,000, 6 Bidders GLEN IRIS, 3 Malvern Avenue. Daniel Wheeler (Marshall White) Under the Hammer [...]
What is THE ISSUE right now in 2017?

What is THE ISSUE right now in 2017?

It’s 6.00pm Saturday and the James Clearance rate for $M+ Inner Melbourne was 78% on the 23 Auctions we covered this weekend. Bidderman was back hovering where it has been for several years now – at 2.7 bidders per auction and on big auction numbers – meaning whilst 151 bidders bought, there were still another 313 bidders [...]
Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue

Solutions for Young Homebuyers – Bumper Winter Issue

6.00pm Saturday June 20th – Mid Term Report Market is in wind down mode re new stock, as most good agents are beginning to break for winter school holidays. Next week is the last serious week of auctions, until early spring. Any market read on any winds of change, won’t be meaningful until September, when larger numbers [...]
Is the Top End easing a smidgen?

Is the Top End easing a smidgen?

Week Ending Saturday, September 13: Market Summary The Market is splitting as it normally does when adjusting to the Spring Influx of properties. This week the market has sent buyers and sellers two very clear messages. If you’ve got a well priced, ready to move in home with some WOW in the $1m to $5m  range, then you have [...]
Northern Weekly

Northern Weekly

One auction we were looking forward to this weekend in the inner north-west was 19 Richardson Street in Essendon (Christian Lonzi, Frank Dowling Real Estate – Essendon). This is a grand looking home, although not overly large, but it was well-renovated and had a lovely feeling. It lacked an ensuite and the flats to one [...]
Property vs Shares

Property vs Shares

You may have seen an advertisement recently talking about the benefits of Shares Vs Property. Essentially the advertisement comes to the conclusion that “shares can work harder than property only with a lot less work”. The ad compares the results of investing $31,000 in 1993 either in a diverse range of Australian Shares or used as a [...]
The 4 key risks in Off-plan purchases

The 4 key risks in Off-plan purchases

Some people think buying off the plan is an easy way to buy property and a fast way to make money. You put down 10 per cent now or, in some cases, as low as 5 per cent, with the balance payable in six, 12 or 24 months. This gives you additional time to save and the [...]
The Truth about BOOM! Suburbs

The Truth about BOOM! Suburbs

There is always a great deal of talk about “Boom” suburbs! The media love it, some so-called property experts love it, and it is a hot topic at dinner parties. “Where are property prices going to BOOM next? ” The word “boom” creates a buzz and gets everyone’s attention Unfortunately, a ” boom suburb ” can be like a [...]
The WOW Factor

The WOW Factor

In smart real estate investing, we look at three major components – position, property (land and building) and price. However there is another factor that is not as black and white and that we call the “Wow” factor. The “Wow” factor is what attracts people to a certain property. It assesses the [...]
Managing Risk

Managing Risk

Property is Like Any Other Investment – It Can Go Up as Well as Down. Not buying can actually be a bigger risk than buying – but evidence shows that if you buy well your risk is dramatically reduced. We love buying properties and have made a great deal of money by buying the [...]
Cashflow over long periods.

Cashflow over long periods.

When talking to prospective investors, the most asked question is where to buy. Probably half of our investor clients like to know the area they are investing in; it just gives them some comfort and if the numbers stack up, they prefer the devil they know versus the [...]

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