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Tips for Buying Property interstate

We know from looking at the data that most investors buy property in their home state. Even though your home state or city may not be the best place to invest in, one of the great advantages of property is that you can see it, touch it and feel it.

Buying close to … Read More

Weaker Sydney auction market sliding again

Sydney’s fading late winter auction market is sliding as the market continues to be flooded by unprecedented numbers of homes for sale.

Sydney reported a clearance rate of 76.4 percent two Saturdays ago – down from the 79.7 percent recorded the previous weekend and now well below the 83.4 percent recorded over the same … Read More

Guide to buying a home or investment property

Buying a home or investment property is not something that people do every day, unless of course you are a buyers’ agent! There are many steps that need careful consideration and lots of time to get the best result. This checklist provides a snapshot of the key steps required in … Read More

Top 10 tips for buying an investment property

What do you need to know before buying an investment property?

Aviate Group managing director Neil Smoli offers his tips.

Leave your emotion at the door

Buying an investment property requires a different mindset to buying a home to live in. Start your property search with a clear head. “Investment property … Read More

Is Australia in a housing bubble?

Steadily rising house prices, fueled by record low interest rates, are sparking fears of an impending crash in Australia’s property market.

Talk of a property bubble is increasing while questions continue around affordability, particularly in the surging Sydney and Melbourne markets.

So what is a housing bubble, are we in one, and … Read More

Buyers gripped by ‘fear-of-missing-out-disease’

As Sydney’s property market “sizzles” homebuyers are catching “fear-of-missing-out disease”.

Property values shot up 2.7 per cent in June, according to RP Data, and Australian Property Monitors auction clearance rates averaged 75 per cent in June.

It’s a far cry from June 2014 when the Sydney average was 54.5 per cent.

Although the improving market … Read More

How does Surry Hills shape up for investment?

Surry Hills is one of Sydney’s most artistically vibrant neighbourhoods, with historic architecture and a creative centre where design, music, wine, food and fashion come together in the most cohesive manner. With its beautiful and buzzing central location, Surry Hills is home to many professionals and creatives, and full of … Read More