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6 negotiation tactics for Spring property buyers

Posted by Chris Collard on 11 October 2018
6 negotiation tactics for Spring property buyers
With home values and auction clearance rates softening in our Spring property markets, buyers will have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating on price. So, it's a good idea to arm yourself with some sharp bargaining tactics before diving in.
Nobody wants to pay more than the current market value for a home. Here are six negotiation tactics to help you get the right price on your Spring property purchase.   1. Research the market value in advance When it comes t...
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Directors' Report - Oct 10

Posted by Chris Collard on 10 October 2018
Directors' Report - Oct 10
Welcome to the next edition of the Directors' Report The guys are back in front of the camera, giving you an update on the first quarter of the financial year. With the Royal Commission still in the headlines, Chris and Mark provide a balanced view on the findings so far and what to expect from here. All properties and personal circumstances are different and if you need to know what your options are please give us a call on 1300 780 440. Watch Now   ...
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Is the property market about to crash?

Posted by Mark Attard on 2 May 2017
Is the property market about to crash?
Over the last 6 months this is one of the most common questions I have been asked. It's not a new question. It comes around every so often, normally after clients have read an article in one of the daily newspapers or watched a Today Tonight expose' on the crash that has to happen. I myself read an article last week that shared an overseas investment research houses assessment of our property market. For an overseas research house it was quite balanced and thorough but like...
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Investing in property for beginners

Posted by Mark Attard on 2 March 2017
Investing in property for beginners
Don't invest in property before asking yourself these 3 important questions. Have you heard it can be surprisingly low-cost to purchase an investment property ? Well, that's often the case, so why do the majority of Australian property investors stop at just property ? Before you jump in, ask yourself these three questions.
What return do I expect from the property ?
Mistake number one that many people make, is investing in property because they believe it is t...
Posted in: Property Investment Upgrading your Home Retirement Building Wealth Upgrade My Home  

Holiday Saving Tips

Posted by Chris Collard on 1 November 2016
Holiday Saving Tips
Saving for the holiday season Firstly, a holiday budget should include ALL your expenses. Often the biggest holiday spending culprits aren't just the gifts you put under the tree, there are also the annual get-togethers with friends, tickets for raffles around the office to support local charities, teacher gifts, the office Secret Santa - the list goes on. Here are five ways to have a great holiday season on a budget:
Make a list
Make a list of who you have to shop for...
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