The Importance of Being Selective

Last newsletter we covered the general softening of the Sydney property market which began over 6 months ago. Many would now agree we have been travelling in a ‘flat’ market for a number of months, and this could be an ongoing trend for a while to come. Much has been made of low auction clearance … Continued

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Sydney Industrial Market Revolution

The industrial investment class has now caught up to the more traditional office and retail asset classes as an asset class sort after by private and institutional investors. Prime industrial investments are now being purchased on comparable yields to traditional prime office and retail investments. This revolution is being driven by a lack of supply … Continued

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Where is the Sydney Market Headed?

After years of consistent price growth, we can safely say that Sydney has finally cooled to a more balanced market for buyers and sellers alike. Auction clearance rates which were recently topping the 80% mark are now consistently sitting around 70%. Last weekend saw Sydney hit a new low of 67%. As it is generally … Continued

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Brisbane Office Market, is it Time to Invest?

The Brisbane CBD office market hit a record high vacancy rate of 16.9 per cent in July 2016 as recorded by the Property Council of Australia. This was the highest rate recorded since the rates have been published in 1990. This record high vacancy rate is a result of the mining slowdown and public service … Continued

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Upgrading Your Home in a Seller’s Market

With the auction clearance rate continuing to surge at 80+% and prices in premium suburbs continuing to grow at a rapid rate, it’s not surprising that many families are daunted by the task of upgrading to a superior home. Some buyers are just biting the bullet and listing their current home, with the optimistic hope … Continued

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The Rise of Off Market Listings

In the decades past, off-market or “silent” listings were generally associated with prestige properties sales. These vendors often preferred to sell quietly, and certainly did not want to open up their homes to the general public. However, in recent years we have witnessed a dramatic increase in the proportion and type of properties sold in … Continued

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The Christmas Rush

Traditionally the last quarter of the year is a busy time for most people in the property industry. In our experience, this quarter presents vendors who wish to sell and have the deal finalised by the end of the year. Therefore making it a great period for purchasers. The pending shut down over the Christmas … Continued

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