Experienced investors have seen it all before...

It was terrific to see such a large crowd at our Downsizer workshop last night. It was refreshing to see that their reaction to the current softening market and associated media hype was... " no need to panic, we have seen it all before!"

It was very evident that most of the wealth that Downsizers had accumulated was from real estate that they had ... Read more »

Rates hold, economy strong, real estate still selling!

Tuesday was plenty of fun for the punters, lunchers and anyone else who could take a sneaky afternoon off work. What we all nearly missed was the RBA announcement to hold interest rates steady for yet another month, on the back of positive economic data.

The Reserve Bank has pre-empted its own quarterly report by revealing new forecasts,” wrote ... Read more »

Keen Vendors + Buyer Incentives = Terrific Deals!

JLL released their Apartment Market Report for Quarter 3, and to me it made perfect sense.

Some of the key observations that they made for the Sydney market include...

  • Restrictions to credit continue to dampen demand for apartments in Sydney.
  • Developers are incentivising buyers by offering stamp duty rebates, lower deposits, strata ... Read more »

Sydney Real Estate Roundup...

The sunshine looks like it might finally be back after quite a few weeks of hiding - lets hope so anyways.

Some news from around the traps...

  • RiskWise Property Research ran a story that demand for units in Greater Sydney has seen them achieve capital growth for the past five years of 54.7%. And while the current downturn shows some ... Read more »

It's Holiday Time!

A super short email today, as I am taking my family on a 2 week holiday, and I have literally run out of time!

2 news worthy stories from the week...

  • John McGrath has labelled the recent 60 Minutes property segment "misleading and melodramatic". Read more.
  • The interim report from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and ... Read more »