10 Golden Rules of Property Development

With many property markets languishing at present many investors are looking at “manufacturing” capital growth  by getting involved in property development. While the process of property development can be a lot of fun, it is not without some pain and considerable risk. When all goes well the results are fantastic, but if things go wrong […]

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The hidden problems with property purchases

Are you looking to buy a new home or investment property? Well don’t make the same mistake many buyers do and overlook identifying hidden problems that you may overlook in your excitement. I remember reading a survey by St.George Bank a few years ago that showed the average Australian home buyer spends more than seven […]

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5 questions to ask before making an offer

In the current property market we all want to buy our home or investment property at the lowest price possible. On the other hand the vendor wants the highest price he can get.  And you now know that the asking price quoted by the selling agent will usually be more than the owner is willing […]

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7 Timeless Principles to Steer You through Negotiations

If you want a sure-fire way to succeed at negotiations – whether it’s with your partner over who takes out the bins or for your next property investment purchase, then look no further. Here’s 7 timeless quotes to help you out: 1. Negotiating is essentially human way of interacting   It is the way we […]

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10 good reasons to consider renting to a pet owner

Did you know that over 60% of Australian households own a pet?  Now what’s also interesting is that many landlords and managing agents to have a ‘no pets’ policy on rental tenancies. Perhaps it’s because they think it’s easier to manage a property without pets, or they believe pets might cause damage, but I’ve always been […]

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