Buying to rent on Airbnb: Pros and cons

There is no denying that websites like Airbnb and Stayz have turned the holiday accommodation industry on its head. Anyone with a property, or even just a room to spare, can potentially make some handy cash from this new segment … Continued

What to consider when buying a second property

Buying your own home remains the great Australian dream – and purchasing a second property may help you take your wealth further. Whether you are building your property investment portfolio, buying a holiday house or supporting a family member, there … Continued

What Is The Spread In The Cost Of Housing?

by Cameron Kusher Housing markets are typically analysed by looking at the median which is the middle value. By definition the median provides an idea of what a typical property is either selling for or valued at, but it is … Continued

What Is Driving The Clearance Rate Weakness In Sydney & Melbourne?

by Cameron Kusher 27 Nov 2017 Over recent weeks, auction clearance rates across the nation’s two largest housing markets (Sydney and Melbourne) have been significantly lower than they were 12 months ago however, they haven’t necessarily been all that much … Continued

How to get the most out of refinancing

refinancing Everyone wants to pay less on their mortgage, and refinancing is one strategy to help lower your interest rates, but is it worth it? We take a look at how you can get the most out of refinancing. Why … Continued

Are your rights sold from under you when you sell?

Attract more buyers and fewer lawyers When selling your home though a real estate agent, there are State Government laws with which agents must comply. If a vendor has any issues relating to the sale of their property, they should … Continued

Another Super Saturday in November

Another Super Saturday Any weekend featuring over 1,000 properties going under the hammer was used to be referred to as a Saturday. It has become so common now that most weekends seem to earn the title. Last weekend was no … Continued

Five Essential pre-auction-day tips

Five essential pre-auction-day tips After months of house hunting, you have found your ideal home or investment property. When auction day is approaching, it’s time to get serious about preparing to bid. Here is a checklist of five essential things … Continued

Buying property with other people: Mine, yours or ours?

When people buy property together, particularly if it’s with a partner or spouse, they often register the title in both people’s names,  especially if they are going to live in the property. But other arrangements are possible, several friends might … Continued

Time to ramp up your search!

Last Saturday was the last day of the Spring racing Carnival, still, auction numbers were still solid, testament to the robustness of the Melbourne market. There were some 924 options with 551 selling on the fall of the hammer with … Continued