Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Unit

The fiasco with Sydney’s cracked Opal Tower apartment block as well as volatile prices in the unit market is enough to scare off any potential buyer. How can you buy a unit and get it right? Lauren Goudy, buyer’s agent with Rose and Jones, shared her advice on avoiding the common pitfalls and getting the best deal on …

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Capitalise on a Strong Rental Market

Two compelling phenomenon support the ever more prevalent whispers amongst Australia’s development community around the ‘build to rent’ concept.   First and foremost is, of course, the softening of the residential sales market. The second circumstance is the specter of affordability and the rise of the renter generation for whom the dream of home ownership …

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The Tighter Market is a Golden Opportunity for Experienced Developers

Two headwinds face smaller and less experienced developers in the current market. Those being APRA’s continued efforts to exert pressure on liquidity and more moderate buyer sentiment than we’ve experienced in recent years.   The combination of these two factors presents a significant challenge for MANY developers. In the current climate, those who wish to …

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Invite Retail Into Your Residential Development

More and more, retail expansion is making its way slowly and steadily through the neighbourhoods of greater Sydney, extending high streets and around corners into residential strongholds where to date, the only commercial transactions may have been the private sale of a car, or perhaps a cup of homemade lemonade on a summer’s weekend. As modern …

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Why you should buy the worst house in the best street

While ‘renovator’s dream’ is often interpreted as real estate-speak for ‘run down mess’, such homes can actually have unrealised potential. When hunting for real estate, it’s tempting to purchase a property in a pristine condition ready for you to move right in, but sometimes it’s best to fight your initial reservations and be a little …

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Waiting for property can be a waste of time, says buyer’s agent

Waiting for the Sydney market to drop before buying? One buyer’s agent says in doing so, you’ll be doing more harm than good. By playing the waiting game, investors can traditionally buy into a market when it reaches the downturn of its cycle. However, Lauren Goudy, buyer’s agent of Rose & Jones, said those who …

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