News and Market Insights

Find out the latest across the industry.

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...

read more
13 Reasons You Need A Vendor Advocate

13 Reasons You Need A Vendor Advocate

Are you thinking of selling your home in 2021? A vendor advocate may be the game changer you need. Just like a coach brings out the best in the athlete, the vendor advocate manages the smooth sale of the home. Selling a home is stressful. You need to get the timing...

read more
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...

read more
How will coronavirus hit the property market in Melbourne?

How will coronavirus hit the property market in Melbourne?

Many are asking us how will coronavirus hit the property market in Melbourne. Naturally, the current circumstances are unlike anything we’ve witnessed in our lifetime, let alone in our combined 40 years of real estate experience.   We feel for the many people who are...

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more
Buying off the plan? Ten reasons why it’s a terrible idea

Buying off the plan? Ten reasons why it’s a terrible idea

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.  1. You can’t experience the...

read more
Melbourne real estate market review

Melbourne real estate market review

Winter overview and spring predictions by Carly Susic  Watching the Melbourne real estate market is always fascinating, and the winter season is no different. Today, we’re sharing what’s been happening over the market during winter. Plus, we’re giving our predictions...

read more
Buyers: How to avoid pitfalls in the current property market

Buyers: How to avoid pitfalls in the current property market

Although it’s a buyer’s market, there are still challenges if you’re looking to buy a home – possibly more so than before. Here’s what you need to know to avoid the pitfalls in this new compromised market.   What it used to look like......   In a buoyant property...

read more
THE BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION:  What it means for lenders

THE BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION:  What it means for lenders

The Royal Commission into banking has been on everyone’s lips for months and the media conversations seemed to reach fever pitch last week when the final report was handed down by Kenneth Hayne to Government. While the final report has been largely welcomed by key...

read more
HOW TO SPOT THE COMMON PITFALLS (BUYING)

HOW TO SPOT THE COMMON PITFALLS (BUYING)

Don’t let emotions take over when purchasing a new home.  Follow our insider tips and learn how to spot potential pitfalls in a property before you sign on the dotted line! LOCATION, LOCATION Visit the property at different times of day – consider traffic pollution,...

read more

Ready to enjoy a new way of navigating the property market?

Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you to buy or sell today.