How Upsizers and Downsizers Are Shaping the Sydney Property Market

As experienced real estate agents, we have long appreciated the critical role upsizers and downsizers play in the property market. We have seen how they help drive the flow of new listings, as they move along the property ladder. We have also recognised them as a key market segment and a clear target for many…Read More→

Stamp Duty Changes for First Home Buyers

For first home buyers, stamp duty has traditionally made it significantly harder to get into the property market. It typically added tens of thousands of dollars to their purchase costs, which had to be paid upfront. The extra savings required also tended to delay their purchasing plans by at least a few years. Acknowledging this,…Read More→

Body Corporates Cracking Down on Airbnb and Short Term Leasing

Over the last few years, we have seen increasing anxiety among body corporates about Airbnb activity in their developments. In particular, they are worried about the behaviour of guests, the potential for damage, and disturbance of other residents. Many are also concerned about the impact on security, as new people are regularly given access to…Read More→

Property Investment with Rising Interest Rates

With interest rates rising, property investment is becoming more challenging to get right. Each rate rise adds to the cost of maintaining a property and eating into returns. This makes it harder to make the numbers work, and many investors are choosing to put their money elsewhere. That said, there are some benefits to investing…Read More→

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