Buying off the plan can be a rewarding strategy for property investors and those looking for their own home or city base. However the strategy does come with certain risks, careful consideration is required when buying off the plan. It is very important that you do all the research necessary to be confident with the…

Although expert commentators are confirming that Sydney’s booming property market is starting to slow down after five years of red-hot prices, expectations are that property demand and prices will remain steady. The main contributors to the anticipated settling period are the tightening of lending conditions, new tax regulations and a slowdown in foreign investment in…

It’s little wonder that property buyers avoid properties with higher than normal strata levies but this could be a very big mistake! There can be a number of reasons for a strata building having high levies. The most common reasons are: + Rectification work + Regulation upgrades + Poor or corrupt strata management + Improvements…

Why are more and more people feeling that their new home is out of reach? Is it actually out of reach or does the human psyche come into play more than we realise? I spend a lot of time talking to buyers, and I have noticed a pattern begin to emerge. A lot of buyers…

At an industry function AgentOPS was pre launched. It was a sunny afternoon on the bay at Dobroyd Aquatic Club – a venue where they race remote controlled yachts. What a fitting venue for a function launching time saving property listing technology – AgentOPS. AgentOPS is a platform soon to be released to market. The platform…

This week I had the pleasure of attending a seminar with a man I would describe as a futurist or a scientist who uses demographics to pick future economic trends. Harry Debt Jr. of Dent Research has written many books with many predictions and a lot of what he’s said has come true. His latest…