Pitch Your Place At The Correct Level

When the property market starts falling — as it is doing now — smart home vendors enlist the services of a vendor advocate. That person is not from or related to the vendor‘s real estate agency but is an independent adviser… …Buyers are also getting into the vendor game with some of them engaging buyer […]

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Melbourne Moderating

In 2011,wiIl the Melbourne property market be like Sydney’s in 2004 or Perth‘s in 2007? Or will it be like, well, Melbourne’s in 2010? Property prices in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane dropped back in those years, after racing ahead of other capital cities. RP Data analysts now expect a similar trajectory for Melbourne house and […]

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Get a buyers agent on side

The founder of JPP Buyer Advocates, Ian James, likes to tell prospective clients the following tale to convince them of the value of engaging him to buy a property for them. “I have had three judges as clients and asked them all this question: if a husband came to the divorce court representing himself and […]

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No sign of bust, Mordialloc-Chelsea agents say

REAL estate agents in the Mordialloc-Chelsea area have dismissed speculation Melbourne’s property price boom is set to burst. With interest rates rising and auction clearance rates dropping this month, many commentators have predicted the start of a market downturn. But Biggin and Scott Chelsea director Andrew Purton said prices would keep increasing because housing stock […]

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