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Melbourne Buyers: Hungrier than the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Melbourne Buyers: Hungrier than the Very Hungry Caterpillar

This is one Hungry Property Market Richard Wakelin’s observations on the current market. “The Hungry Caterpillar saved its biggest meal for Saturday. But the children’s favourite could learn a thing or two from Melbourne property buyers. “This is one hungry property market. Faced with a mammoth meal of around 1700 auctions, buyers tucked into the supply, delivering an impressive 72% auction clearance rate...

A developer wants to buy your home?

A developer wants to buy your home?

How to negotiate with a developer How well do you know your neighbours? Are they over regularly for a glass of wine and a gossip, your kids cheerfully playing with theirs? Is it just a polite nod ...

Should I invest in high rise apartments?

Should I invest in high rise apartments?

Is high-rise a good investment? Avoid off the plan? Have Australians fallen in love with high-rise apartments, our resistance to vertical living finally overcome? The major property developers se ...

Is going off-market a good idea?

Is going off-market a good idea?

Peruse a few buyer agents’ sites and you’ll repeatedly see references to ‘off-market’ or ‘silent market’ properties. The allure of exclusive access to a sunlit worl ...

How to rescue a struggling property sales campaign

How to rescue a struggling property sales campaign

Help. My home isn't selling. Buying your first property is one of life’s more stressful rites of passage. Well, at least until you sell your first property.  It’s only then that you really learn if you bought well in the first place or if your home appeals to the market.  You see, this time your success rest on the choices of others rather than your own. Selling can test the strongest self-esteem...

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