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Life is good

Life is good
G’day Mal James here. I wrote this piece as I wanted to. I have written about how I feel in this market and I’m not asking you to feel the same way. So it’s ok to switch off now rather than wade through my mud, but there are some sprinkles of gold in here by the way! Life is good I love what [...]
Divorce – there is a better way

Divorce – there is a better way

Divorce, the Children and a Better Way. This is an ongoing part of our multi-generational living series. If the unhelpful events of Canberra of this past week have reminded us of anything – it is that the sum of divided individuals is far less than the value of a united group. It’s exactly what happens in a divorce when it comes [...]
2016’s Opening Market is (…..drum roll)

2016’s Opening Market is (…..drum roll)

2016’s Opening Market is …..drum roll … Pumping…….Strong …….Rocking. There’s no doubt and no other way to really describe it. We’ve had three big auction weekends in a row, with today a virtual Super Saturday and the market has spoken. 2016 has started with a real bang. The only difference between 2016 and 2015 is the [...]
G’day 2016!  The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

G’day 2016! The Peninsula, Melbourne OFI’s and James has started more positively than the newspaper headlines.

Welcome back to James Buyers Agents and Advocates 2016. We have started James Market News a little earlier than planned because we are experiencing solid market interest right here and now in January. SOLID START We have already been involved in substantial buys and sells this year (2016) and currently have seven homes in negotiation; with a [...]
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 [...]
Port Phillip Weekly

Port Phillip Weekly

With what was described as the biggest auction weekend in nearly two years, agents were certainly on tenterhooks as to what Saturday would bring. Their fears turned to relief and perhaps even delight, as Greg Hocking from Greg Hocking Holdsworth,  David Wood from Hocking Stuart and Kaine Lanyon from Marshall White all reported strong results. [...]
Self Managed Super – A whole new ball game for property investment

Self Managed Super – A whole new ball game for property investment

Australia’s love affair with real estate as an investment has paid enormous dividends for investors over the decades. Real estate investment has helped many investors not only protect their wealth but also grow their wealth through much of the Global Financial Crisis. With Australia’s appetite for real estate investment remaining strong and many real estate experts [...]
How to Buy the Right Property

How to Buy the Right Property

Our Fundamentals Buying the right property is a science. And an art. There are a lot of factors which affect whether or not you get a good deal when buying property. For those who love the Art vs Science arguments, let’s say there is an art to finding, matching and negotiating a property. That is [...]
Dealing with Agents and Auctions

Dealing with Agents and Auctions

What are you going to do this weekend on a pass in or a vendor’s bid? In 2009 the rules & strategies have changed. Don’t miss out, don’t pay too much. Many buyers turn up to an auction with little planning having been done, other than “I think I will bid up to …” or [...]
Buying an investment property – in this market.

Buying an investment property – in this market.

If you are anything like me, a real estate tragic, the most exciting thing about a Monday morning is collecting the age from the front yard and looking at the weekend’s results. The figure that I find interesting is the clearance rate (this weekend 63%), and why how [...]

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