What Will 2012 Hold For Property?

Confused is the word that best describes the real estate market at the moment – at least as far as the media and a variety of gurus are concerned. There are so many different views on where the market is heading that meaningful analysis seems impossibly hard. Sure,...
First Home Buyers – Stamp Duty Changes Could Bite!

First Home Buyers – Stamp Duty Changes Could Bite!

Ross Mason – Director of Mason Lawyers published the following article today on his Newsletter. In my last E-News I spoke about how stamp duty is one of those huge “bug bears” of mine.  Sadly for First Home Buyers, the bear has justed turned into a...
Auctions Out of Favour with Agents

Auctions Out of Favour with Agents

Paul Wrigley of Ray White Toronto comments on the below article from Real Estate Business Online regarding auction clearance rates. Paul says auction clearance rates are flat across most markets and sellers really should consider selling by private treaty. Auctions...
Finance Activity on the Up

Finance Activity on the Up

During March Rebecca Darnbrough from Real Estate Business Online reported the home finance activity is finally starting to show signs of recovery after months of subdued action. Loan Market Group’s chief operating officer Dean Rushton said the company’s home loan...