Greville Pabst Visits The Block – Tips on Renovating to Sell

Last night on The Block, Greville Pabst gave his insights and focused on 3 things when renovating to sell: Design for a modern look Iconic design themes usually bring a timeless appeal, like what Greville said about Carla and Bianca’s penthouse, “There's a New York loft feel and space [...]

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+00:00December 6th, 2017|Buying a property, Homeowner, How to, Investment|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 |2017-10-11T14:05:14+00:00October 11th, 2017|Buying a property, First homebuyer, Investment|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 [...]