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Has the full-time whistle gone on Sydney’s property market?

A bit like a party where no one wants to leave, but the sun rising the next morning kind of makes them do, there is some talk of late about a new dawn approaching for market conditions in Sydney.    On the ground, over the past few weeks, it does feel like some of the market heat has cooled, with a slight …

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Why the highest price doesn’t always win the day

Many buyers falsely believe that sellers are only after the highest price for their properties, when this is often not the case at all – even in strong market conditions.  In fact, whenever a buyer is aiming to secure a private treaty negotiation, while price is always important, it’s not the only factor that they should consider when they’re preparing …

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The reality of buying in lockdown in Sydney

Did you know that compared to the first lockdown in Sydney last year, there are actually fewer properties for sale now than there was back then?  According to SQM Research, total property listings are down six per cent compared to April last year, which was a time of extraordinary unease for all of us.   Back then, the pandemic was so fresh, and …

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How to recognise gentrification before it’s too “latte”

 We’ve all heard the classic yarns from our grandparents about when Richmond in Melbourne or Balmain in Sydney was working class and property prices were cheap.    Part of the reason for that, back in the old days, the landed gentry were exactly that – living on acreage far away from the inner-city where the factories and the population …

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What I look for when buying Sydney apartments

Like many growing global cities, Sydney has a very short supply of available land close to the CBD.    The Sydney basin is flanked by mountains, national parks, and the sea, so when looking to booster our supply of well-located housing, we’ve had to go ‘up’ instead of ‘out’. Even with this geographical reality, Sydney apartments have seemed to …

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