Where to from here? Get ready for Spring!

From today Wed August 5th 2020, buying and selling real estate will change – for at least six weeks. Real estate agencies will be closed, and physical open for inspections cease. However, online auctions and online virtual open for inspections are permitted. But the Government’s logic for these online activities is unrealistic as onsite preparationContinue reading “Where to from here? Get ready for Spring!”

Brave buyers and vendors can get what they want.

With such different and uncertain times, buyers and vendors today need three ingredients to be successful and get what they want. 1.Patience   Patience is essential in any market but even more so in these uncertain times. Housing stock is low in prime areas, and a significant share of sales are off/pre-market. At times the buyingContinue reading “Brave buyers and vendors can get what they want.”

A-Grade properties are always top of the class!

A recent Vendor Advocacy property we had listed for auction is a good reminder to potential buyers about the need to ensure the property they buy has strong fundamentals or is what we call an A-Grade property. The auction was days away when the Government re-introduced the public auction ban as part of stage threeContinue reading “A-Grade properties are always top of the class!”

Granny Flats/Studios do they add value?

If you are looking for a property with a Granny Flat/Studio retreat there are many practical uses: Grandparent or Aupair lodgings Teenagers Adult children lodgings Home business office Art or craft studio retreat Short stay for family, friends and visitors However, is this structure the best set-up?  What level of supervision will you want forContinue reading “Granny Flats/Studios do they add value?”

Will Covid-19 change commuting attitudes, home ownership and property investment?

Many peoples attitudes have changed dramatically — maybe forever. Working from home and evaluating just how many days you need to be in the office, or even doing that Zoom meeting instead of the sometimes exciting but often arduous interstate trip! We have talked to many clients who have loved the extra time at homeContinue reading “Will Covid-19 change commuting attitudes, home ownership and property investment?”