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What to do when you can’t afford to buy a house in Melbourne

What to do when you can’t afford to buy a house in Melbourne

Owning a house is the Australian dream. But for many, it’s increasingly out of reach. Here in Melbourne, many buyers are getting frustrated because they can’t afford to buy a house. Particularly the house they want, a forever home in their ideal suburb.  Today, I’m...
How to bid at an online auction

How to bid at an online auction

If you are purchasing a home in Melbourne in 2021 (or 2022) it’s likely you’ll need to know how to bid at an online auction. Taking away the drama of the in-street auction changes the playing field somewhat—so it’s important for you to understand how online auctions...
Don’t risk buying a home sight unseen

Don’t risk buying a home sight unseen

Are you thinking of buying a home sight unseen? As Melbourne’s lockdown continues, buyers are increasingly purchasing properties without inspecting them first. But in our view, it’s incredibly risky.  Buying property is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll...
Can you buy a house before the auction?

Can you buy a house before the auction?

by Melbourne buyers advocate, Carly Susic  Many home buyers ask me about how to buy a house before the auction. They’ve been to dinner and a well-meaning friend has told them to swoop in early with an offer. The assumption is that the vendor will be delighted by the...
Making an offer prior to auction

Making an offer prior to auction

by Michelle Lee You’re in love. You’ve found the property of your dreams, and it just feels ‘right’. You imagine yourself opening the front door, relaxing in the lounge and entertaining on the deck. You really want this one. Do you wait for auction day? Or is making...
When You’re The Underbidder At Auction

When You’re The Underbidder At Auction

“Going once… going twice… are we all done? … SOLD”  by Carly Susic Wait, what? You started the day enthusiastically optimistic about bidding on your dream home at auction. Now, you’re the sad underbidder. You missed out and someone else is the happy buyer....

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