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How to negotiate when a house is passed in at auction to you

How to negotiate when a house is passed in at auction to you

When you’re buying a home and a house is passed in at auction to you, it’s time to negotiate. This can be a bit daunting, as estate agents are ready with a strategy to encourage you to buy.  So you need a strategy too.  When the house is passed in at auction, it means...
Three surprising benefits to selling a house in winter

Three surprising benefits to selling a house in winter

by Carly Susic, Melbourne property advocate  Some say you should avoid selling a house in winter. But I disagree. When you are selling, regardless of the time of year, you should always take advantage of market conditions. Even though the weather is dark and gloomy,...
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...
Buying a house after lockdown

Buying a house after lockdown

by Carly Susic  Are you thinking of buying a house after lockdown? If supply increases and demand drops, so should prices. Suddenly, the home you thought you could not afford may now be within your budget.  It’s an exciting opportunity. We all want to ‘buy low, sell...

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