Prepping your home for sale

The most important thing about presenting your home for sale is allowing the potential buyer to see the home as theirs. This means decluttering! Remove your much-loved family photos, put away the trinkets and decorations that mean so much to you but to someone else may just be dust catchers, do whatever is needed to simplify and create space and allow the buyer’s imagination to take over. Buyers are probably going to look in all those cupboards too and if they’re cluttered and messy they’re Read More +

Are you ready to buy?

There’s one thing that can really make you stand out from the rest in a hot market. And that is having your finance ready. If you’re down to the wire and it’s between you and one other person who both want the property, if your bids are in the same ballpark, the fact that you’re ready to sign, without fear of finance being rejected, then, most of the time, your offer will be taken more seriously than the buyer who is yet to organise finance. Read More +

Are you watching the property market with interest?

We’re seeing record high property sales prices, auction clearance rates and open home inspections combined with record low interest rates and it’s creating some real energy in the property market. The result is that the market is going a little bit crazy right now. Seachangers are flocking to regional and coastal areas, people are upsizing, downsizing, investing, rent-vesting. Home owners and developers are buying and selling their homes and investment properties and the market is gobbling them up. If you’re not in the property market, Read More +

The property market is hot right now

2021 certainly rolled around fast and we’re already into our third month. How did that happen? There’s a whole lot going on in the property market with huge demand growing right across Sydney and prices rapidly on the rise. If you’re in a position to buy an investment property, now is a great time to do it. If it’s time to upgrade your home, give me a call and we can help you run some numbers to see what your budget allows. If you’re a Read More +

Getting your finances organised

The last 12 months have been different. We have adjusted to working from home, not working at all or being chaotically busy at work. Parents have had to figure out how to home school, entertain kids and keep them mentally and physically fit. We’ve all had to find new ways to socialise, stay connected, keep in touch with loved ones, shop and even take holidays. It’s been a year of doing things differently and changing the way we think about things. Now that we’re figuring Read More +

Is now a good time to buy property?

That’s a question we’re asked all too often and the answer is always the same at its most simple form. If it’s a good time for you to buy property, then it’s a good time to buy. There will always be exceptions and factors to take into consideration – such as the economy and the property market – but it really all comes down to you. If you have a deposit saved or equity in your existing home, if you have a steady income, minimal or managed Read More +

Commitment and motivation

How are yours? When it comes to achieving a goal, what do you do to keep your eye on the prize? How do you keep yourself moving in the right direction – even through the temptations and challenges? Whether you’re working towards a health and fitness goal, a career goal, a relationship goal or a savings goal, the chances are slim of you achieving it if you don’t have commitment and motivation to get there. For me, the first step that I must take is Read More +

Black Friday – a day to spend and save or refrain and save?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the days in between are great days to save money – and to spend money. My advice… don’t get carried away by the bargains if you weren’t planning on buying them anyway. Especially if you’re saving to buy your first home. It’s important for first home buyers to keep their eye on the prize and diligently save towards their goal. My advice is to spend wisely, plan what you need for Christmas gifts etc and make the most of Read More +

Investing in property

The Great Australia Dream has always been to buy a home. In more recent years, it seems to have progressed to “buy two homes” – or more. Property investing is now such a highly desirable goal of so many Aussies that it’s become pretty commonplace and it seems that everyone is an expert on the subject. There are lots of opinions about where to invest, the next “hotspot”, what type of property to buy and whether it should be positively or negatively geared. The thing Read More +

Buying your first home

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone in life. You’ve usually saved and worked towards this goal for ages – sometimes years! You’ve often made sacrifices to cut back on your spending, go on fewer holidays or stayed local, skipped expensive nights out. You’ve had a goal and a purpose and you’re now at the point where you have a deposit saved that will buy you a home in the price range you can afford. So, what’s next? Talk to me to arrange pre-approval for Read More +