Why now might be a good time to buy property before the next federal election.


What is the ALP proposing? Labor is proposing to scrap negative gearing on any investments in established property that are made after a yet-to-be-determined date. Existing property investments will be grandfathered. Negative gearing on new-build properties will still be permitted. If you do invest in established property after the yet-to-be-determined date, you will be able […]

Where to buy next?


I have come to the view, from handling a significant part of the enquiry we get as Buyer’s Agents, that people do not know “where” to buy next. Putting Sydney & Melbourne aside for the moment, what are the Capital City options? Brisbane – jobs? If you were an international business wanting to set up […]

Inner West Update


An interesting series of events noticed from the front line over the past few weeks. I am noticing (and so are the selling agents), reasonable numbers attending the auctions and some either registering or not registering to “wait & see” what happens. It is also apparent in a few cases that the expectation was 5x […]

Watch For Underquoting – Again!


The stats don’t lie. Auction clearance rates are down. There is more stock coming on to the market and days on market are stretching. Not exactly Doomsday, but certainly undergoing a correction with balance being restored to the Sydney housing market. I believe there will be at least only single digit growth and possibly double […]