Do you know the title of your property?

Strata title vs company title – do you know the difference?

. In 1961 – a full six decades ago now – strata title was introduced to Australia, beginning in New South Wales. Today, strata title is by far the most common type of property title covering apartment blocks and unit properties. This may lead some buyers to think that strata title is the only type[…]

Buyer demand continues to exceed supply at Autumn auctions in Melbourne

Melbourne Weekend Auction Results | 20th March 2021

  The week ending 20th March delivered strong results in the auction market, with volume and the clearance rate both performing well. According to REIV data, the clearance rate for the week was 83%. At the same time last year it was 67%. 943 auctions were reported across Melbourne. 631 homes were sold at auction[…]

Property auction scene with wooden figures, shopping trolley and judges hammer

Melbourne Weekend Auction Results | 13th March 2021

  The week ending 13th March delivered a relatively high volume of properties at auction with a clearance rate of 82%, according to REIV data. Ath same time last year, the clearance rate was 70%. Across Melbourne, 808 auctions were reported. 493 homes were sold at auction, while another 165 were sold before auction, with[…]

Buyer demand continues to exceed supply at Autumn auctions in Melbourne

Melbourne Weekend Auction Results | 6th March 2021

  The week ending 6th March saw Melbourne’s unrelenting buyer demand continue as the city enjoyed a weekend of stellar autumn weather. The REIV recorded a clearance rate of 84%. This result is based on 360 auctions reported across Melbourne. 243 homes were sold at auction and 59 were sold before auction, with 56 passed[…]

Wendy Chamberlain discusses more affordable suburbs in Melbourne to buy property

Melbourne’s most expensive suburbs and where to look instead

It’s well documented that Melbourne Property prices are dropping, however it doesn’t mean every suburb is offering the ultimate bargain. Wendy Chamberlain spoke to Domain regarding more affordable, alternative suburbs to the highly sought after suburb of Toorak. Local suburbs of South Yarra, Prahran and Armadale may offer a similar lifestyle. “Nowadays in Melbourne, you can get the[…]

Relisting for sale: Vendors change their approach as Melbourne house prices drop

As the Melbourne housing market weakens some home owners are dropping their asking prices or making minor updates in preparation to relisting properties that had previously failed to sell. Wendy Chamberlain has spoken to The Sunday Age regarding this topic. “I’ve been seeing this for the past 12 to 18 months where an agent will[…]

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Is what the media is telling you the whole truth?

  As I was preparing for my speaking spot on Midday Panorama (NorthWest FM radio) with Vilma Formosa, I found it interesting to compare how the different suburbs of Melbourne are faring.  What I discovered, of course, is a slightly different picture to what the media feeds you. You’re most likely reading that the Melbourne[…]

The reserve bank of Australia decides to keep rates on hold

RBA keeps rates on hold despite their less optimistic view of the Australian economy

  After a 2 month summer break, the RBA has kept interest rates on hold at 1.5 per cent. In recent times the RBA has maintained a fairly optimistic view on the economy, however they did note in the post-meeting statement that “downside risks” have increased. Today’s meeting confirmed that the RBA hasn’t changed course,[…]

Guide to Buying Your First Home and the Role of a Buyers Advocate

Many first home buyers are overwhelmed about the property market when choosing to buy their first home. With no clear knowledge on the steps to take, they get disappointed not being able to find that dream home after weeks of searching or finding that the advertised price of the property they like has gone up[…]