I’ve said it before: it’s always been difficult to buy your first property. No matter whether it was the 1960s, 1990s or now, scrimping and saving for that deposit takes discipline and dedication. Now I admit that with property prices in Sydney skyrocketing, saving the necessary funds to buy a property has become harder still.Read More
Melbourne’s property market continues to perform strongly with house prices now at record levels and up 19.5% over this latest growth cycle. The latest research by Onthehouse.com.au has revealed that Victoria is the second wealthiest state when it comes to residential property, with 12.4% of dwellings in the metropolitan area valued at over $1 million.
We’ve enjoyed a few good years in property but now as this real estate cycle matures and uncertainty surrounds the extent of the potential for future capital growth, it’s appropriate to remember that it is not so much the outside world that defines our success, but the place we take in us as investors.
You’ve just made an offer to buy a property for your next investment and it’s been accepted. That’s great news, but what actually comes with the property when you settle? Is it everything in that you saw when you inspected the property? Clearly not – some of the items in the property belonged to the Read More
Savvy property investors know how to negotiate themselves a better deal by applying three critical negotiating pressure points. These are at work in every negotiation; either you are applying them to the other party or they are using them on you. So let’s look at them… 1. Options When you’re buying a property it isRead More