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.
We’ve all seen those listings that promise that a property will be sold on auction day or before, haven’t we? The question is: will it really be sold before auction? There are many tools in a selling agent’s kit-bag and one of the most successful is to create competition for a property. More competition means
Falling property prices and interest rate cuts have made it cheaper to buy rather than rent in 388 suburbs and towns around the country, according to a new report. The RP Data Buy vs Rent report analyses the different between monthly mortgage payments and monthly rental payments based on the median value of houses and
The Block was once again a hugely popular TV show. Three gruelling months of sleeplessness and renovations paid off handsomely for the four couples who, on the face of it, sold their terraces for substantial profits. This will no doubt encourage a new generation of property investors to turn their hands to renovation. But did
Last week Nine Rewards and RP Data undertook our second housing market sentiment survey. The first survey was in October last year and we intend to run the survey every three months. The results were stronger than I expected, in the sense that only a very small proportion of the survey respondents expected dwelling values
There is a dark and subversive 1971 novel named “The Dice Man”, in the plot of which a psychologist decides to begin making his life’s decisions based upon the roll of a dice, leading him into all manner of unseemly scrapes and awkward situations. The novel became something of a cult classic – and it’s