The Block’s St Kilda backpackers’ makeover tipped to be a goldmine

THE “scummy” hostel revealed as The Block’s newest project has the potential to be the reno show’s biggest ever seller when it’s recreated as five mansions, experts say. Fellow buyer’s advocate and show regular Greville Pabst said the fact show had opted to tackle houses, rather than apartments, for [...]

Buying, Selling and consumer habits of the Property Market

As interest rates remain at record lows and the property market starts to cool, buyers, sellers and spectators are all finding themselves bombarded by information overload. As the playing field levels out, buyers and sellers need to adjust their expectations and learn how to adapt to changing consumer habits. [...]

Tree-changers and bargain hunters cause regional house price boom

Young families were increasingly looking to the regions for a more relaxed lifestyle, WPB Group chief executive Greville Pabst said. “Being able to have a bit of a retreat – it’s quite attractive away from the busy pace of the city,” Mr Pabst said. He said affordability was also [...]

A recap and wrap-up of property in 2017

The year is quickly coming to an end and with less than three weeks until Christmas, we take a look back at the property market in 2017. Looking back at 2017 It has been an interesting year in the property market for many reasons. Rising prices have continued to [...]

By | 2017-12-06T08:46:47+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Buying a property, Homeowner, How to, Investment|0 Comments

Preparing your home for a summer sale

Summer officially starts this week which means there are only a few weeks for buyers to secure a home before the year’s end. With the large number of properties currently on the market, there are a few things you can do as a seller to make sure your property [...]

By | 2017-11-29T10:34:31+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Buying a property, First homebuyer, Homeowner, How to|0 Comments

How to prepare for a pass-in

We have seen lots of properties sold under the hammer, but coming into the final weeks of 2017 we have entered a different market that puts buyers in an ideal position. With plenty of stock to choose from, this could lead to more pass-ins at auction. Vendors need to [...]

By | 2017-11-22T09:57:47+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Buying a property, First homebuyer, Homeowner, How to|0 Comments

How to negotiate purchase price

The year 2017 is quickly coming to an end, and with plenty of properties on the market now is the time to buy. December is usually characterised as a buyer’s market, with plenty of stock to choose from, making it more competitive for vendors. Buyers who have done their [...]

By | 2017-11-15T10:43:07+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Buying a property, Homeowner, How to|0 Comments

The gallop to the finish line

The year is quickly coming to an end, and with Melbourne Cup being the last interruption of the year, there are now six final auction weeks of 2017. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell you better be prepared to act quick.According to CoreLogic the first two weeks of December [...]

By | 2017-11-08T12:01:36+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Buying a property, Homeowner|0 Comments

The value of a Valuation

If you’re in the real estate market, knowing how to estimate a property’s value may mean the difference between buying a property and making a great investment. Between real estate agents and media speculation, there’s a lot of conflicting advice and vested interests. The truth is, there’s big differences [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:07:59+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Buying a property, First homebuyer, Homeowner|0 Comments

Are you eligible for a First Home Owners Grant?

Taking the plunge into homeownership is a thrilling but stressful ride. In the face of rising house prices and cashed up investors, getting your foot in the market isn’t easy. To get you a home sooner, the Victorian First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) is giving first home buyers $10,000 if [...]

By | 2017-11-01T08:07:14+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Buying a property, First homebuyer, Homeowner|0 Comments