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There are several factors driving the market at the moment but the single biggest issue across all categories of property is finance. By this I mean the difficulty for a buyer to borrow money. The banks and second tier lenders have all tightened up there...

You want to sell your apartment but are worried it is perhaps not the right time given the market is weaker. Firstly if you are selling and buying in the same market conditions, then it is a net sum game given you may sell for less...

(Property trading is buying and selling in a 1-3 year period) To the casual observer, Mr and Mrs Bumptious at a dinner party sound super clever regaling stories of how they purchased an apartment for $X and sold it for $Y pocketing a huge profit. Picking...

Underquoting applies mainly to auctions and is  term used to describe when the estimated selling price is below the owners reserve. It does not necessarily mean the estimated selling price is below the sale price. The intention or purpose of underquoting is to encourage more...

For home occupiers of apartments, the decision to buy or sell is driven mostly by life circumstances such as work, family, finances, love (or not) and lifestyle and usually not by economic or market cycles. Property investors have the option to buy, sell or hold available...

It is perplexing for some people selling an apartment when their value changes more or less than the median unit price. It begs the question, “What is the median unit price anyway?” Let’s come back to that … first let’s discuss a couple of brief...

This refers mostly to private sales but has some relevance to auctions as well. Selling your property in a reasonably short timeframe is every vendors’ dream. It is second only to selling for the best possible price. Yet most agents will tell you one of the...