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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 27th, 2017|Buying a property, First homebuyer, Homeowner|0 Comments

Shortlisting properties and coming up with a plan to avoid disappointment

Buying a property is very time consuming and you can spend hours on various property sites, looking for your next house to either live or invest in. Once you have found a house or apartment you find interesting with the attributes you’re looking for, it is imperative to spend [...]

Tips to avoid missing out at auctions

It’s a competitive market and it’s incredibly disappointing to miss out a property that you’ve fallen for. We’re seeing auctions passed in each weekend and a steady increase of sales prior to auction – a sign of the competiveness out there to secure a property. We’ve shared some tips [...]

The Psychology of Buying Property

We all know the mind works in funny ways but when it comes to buying property it can seem outright whacky. Here's a list of some of the strangest habits when it comes to property and the psychology behind them. Sensory sensitivity colours emotions Our perception is derived from the [...]

By |2018-11-30T11:04:18+00:00October 11th, 2017|Buying a property, First homebuyer|0 Comments

Top tips before you ‘spring’ into action

Melbourne’s residential property market has created wealth for many astute homeowners and investors in recent years with figures revealing 35 consecutive quarters of growth during the most recent cycle, representing an increase of more than 42% to the median dwelling price in Melbourne. However, the diverse landscape of Melbourne’s housing [...]

Negotiating for success when a property passes in

Despite strong demand it’s not uncommon for a portion of properties to pass in at auction. Reasons can range from poor interest in a property or unrealistic price expectations, to the timing of the auction relative to other key events, among others. Irrespective of the reason, it doesn't necessarily spell [...]

Median house prices edging closer to the magical $1 Million

Written by: Greville Pabst, Executive Chairman of WBP Group If you ask the average planner, our population is expected to reach 8 million by 2050. But, planners are usually conservative. I believe we will hit this target much quicker and Melbourne is attracting the lion’s share of migrants. We [...]

Street art is driving up home values in edgy inner city suburbs

Property valuation experts say that the growing number of street artworks appearing on inner city homes, inspired by the likes of celebrated English graffiti artist Banksy, have boosted property prices due to the increased foot traffic and interest the murals generate. Greville Pabst, director of property valuers WBP Group, [...]