10 May 2013 - Will Gen Y be a generation of renters?
Recent research shows that fewer people than ever under thirty have a mortgage and the majority of those aged between 18 and 29 rent rather than buy. Has our economy made home ownership impossible, or are young people simply choosing not to buy?
In the past, the twenty-something years have been the time in which to settle down. This usually means completing studies, buying a home and planning a family. However, statistics show this scenario is becoming less and less common.
03 May 2013 - Real Estate Negotiation Secrets
While some people can comfortably haggle over the price of milk, not every one is a natural born negotiator. Read on to discover the tricks of the trade when negotiating a property purchase.
You've seen it, you love it and you're ready to buy it. But what's the best way to ensure you're buying a home for the right price? There are many factors that may influence your approach to negotiating to buy a home. These include the method of sale, competition for the property, your location and the estate agent of one is involved.
26 April 2013 - The Rise of Auctions
The number of houses sold by auction is on the rise in Australia and New Zealand, fuelled by low listings and high levels of demand in big cities. Sydney and Auckland are leading the way for auction sales, as sellers take advantage of strong competitive conditions throughout the market. While the rising popularity of auctions is causing some concern among some real estate experts, market conditions look likely to favour auctions throughout 2013.
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