Sometimes new investors make the decision to manage their own investment property. After all, it seems obvious - why pay an agent to do something as simple as banking a rental cheque? It’s only when they start managing their own property on a day to day basis that they realise the level of expertise required to maximize income and minimize ... Read more »


Many vendors say they find it hard to decide which agent to use to sell their home. Choosing an agent is not very different from choosing a doctor or any other service provider. If you were new to the area and were looking for an accountant or a plumber, you would ask local residents to make recommendations based on their experiences. The best source ... Read more »

Home Buyers Get A Health Check

(Source: its latest Consumer Insight Report takes the pulse of today’s prospective buyers. We’ve discovered they’re in better health than a year ago, and diagnosed why.

The major reason for their rosier outlook is that buyers feel more secure they’re not going to be knocked off-course by rising interest rates ... Read more »

Are You Buying A Good Home Or A Good Deal?

As stock levels surge and sales tighten up, buyers can be tempted to find their motivation split. Are they chasing a good buy or a good home? When sales stagnate, stock levels swell. The excess stock is then in competition against other homes for buyer interest.

In such market conditions, buyers are likely to find what they want within reason. They can get ... Read more »