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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...

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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...

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Four (strong) reasons to avoid an out of suburb agent

Four (strong) reasons to avoid an out of suburb agent

by Melbourne buyers advocate Carly Susic  When you are selling your home, you may be tempted to consider an out of suburb agent. But beware the pitfalls. When you are selling a home, the right agent can make or break your campaign. So it’s important to choose the best...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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