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2021 Outlook, According to the Property Cycle Clock

Not the end of the cycle, not the beginning of a new one, just the middle… It is fair to say most people would agree, that since 2019 we have been in a down or sideways market. What we have just experienced, is in fact, a Mid Cycle Slowdown (MCS), not an End of Cycle…
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They want to pay 12 months rent upfront

“We wish to advise; we have taken an application for your property. The proposed tenants are willing to pay 12 months up front, with a 13.3% rental price increase from last tenant.” The rental market has gone bonkers! Earlier this week one of our properties had a rental application delivered to our rental manager. The…
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Top tips I have learnt as a Buyers Agent

Since 2004 I have been buying property for other people as a job. This job is called a buyer’s agent. Over this time, I have seen some key things that many buyers do to put themselves at a disadvantage when buying a property. A good buyer’s agent will alleviate these problems, but as a buyer…
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The RBA has been Crystal Balling!

The reserve bank just told you what is going to happen for at least the next 3 years. On the 15th of October this year, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor, Philip Lowe, delivered a speech. The is not particularly unusual for him to do, but the content of this speech was unlike anything I had…
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Do rising rents mean rising house prices?

Last week I talked about how investors will accept a lower yield. You can read last week’s article here and should do so before reading this one. Today I wanted to discuss how house prices will increase because rentals yields are increasing. What I am saying is that we are seeing rent prices go up,…
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Why investors will accept a lower return

I was asked this week “when will investors come back into the market”? The facts Investors buy property for one reason; they want to make money. Either capital growth or cashflow, no one does it for love or charity. It is then fair to assume that investors will not be in a market where it…
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2019 Property Investor Sentiment Survey Results PIPA

Each year, PIPA conducts a survey on the sentiment of property investors and the property market perception for the year ahead. If you would like to download the report Click Here. Key points: 1200 people surveyed Most comprehensive snapshot in Australia People more ‘positive’ than same time last year Two largest concerns were access to…
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You want to be a landlord?

Being a Landlord is great Investment property; where a tenant pays the mortgage as the property goes up in value. What a great way to make money!!! We all know that one investment property owner with long term tenants who look after the property, maintain it like their own home and do the gardens and…
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Negotiation Tips Series – Introduction

Our top ten tips on negotiation series begins here. This video discusses some strategies when negotiating through a sellers agent and how to choose the best buyers agent for your negotiation. If you are buying, selling or investing in property, you always need to know how to negotiate. In fact we all negotiate almost everyday…
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