by Carly Susic, Melbourne Buyers Advocate Buying your second home? Moving up the property ladder and upsizing is an exciting time. But your property buying experience is limited, with just one prior purchase behind you, so there are plenty of pitfalls to avoid. Today, I’ll be sharing my best advice if you’re buying your second […]
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 covering what to do when you are getting priced out
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 compare with traditional property auctions and how to
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 ever make. So, we advise you to think very carefully about buying a property sight unseen.
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 offer. Not to mention the stress
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 an offer prior to auction the best
“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.
And what to buy instead by Carly Susic Buying off the plan? Please don’t! We’ve seen so many disasters first-hand. Here’s our reasons why we don’t recommend buying off the plan. Save your well-earned dollars for a safer investment.