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Don’t take it for granted

Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

It is a common refrain but one that I hope will never lose its resonance.  We really are ‘the lucky country’ and the truth behind the statement runs much deeper than just an angle for a tourism campaign. It can equally be applied to our domestic real estate market, and it is important we don’t take it for granted.   This ....

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Time Flies

Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

It’s amazing how you can take things a little bit for granted. Like when you wake up one day and suddenly realise your kids are all grown up and about to leave home. Where did the time go? I had one of those realisations this week when I read some fascinating facts about our economy. How did I not notice before?   I read an article in Th ....

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Good Choices

Monday 09 Apr 2018

One of the things I've heard myself say repeatedly to my kids over the years is 'make good choices'. I consider them wise words but I recognise that with so many options and opportunities it can be daunting and exhausting to determine the good from the 'not so good'. So if you’re considering your options in terms of residential property let m ....

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Quest for Gold

Wednesday 04 Apr 2018

Property is a big deal.  For most of us buying and selling a home is a life changing decision that is the culmination of a huge amount of planning, work and effort. It’s our personal Commonwealth Games ‘quest for gold’ moment, so makes sense that it’s not something you do without the right back-up and support team.  ....

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Steady on

Wednesday 28 Mar 2018

There is so much going on in the world around us at the moment that is tumultuous and unpredictable and makes me shake my head in disbelief that it’s a relief to retreat to the steady world of residential real estate. It feels timely to acknowledge the long-term dependable value that comes from a solid, stable market.  It’s timely ....

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A vacant story

Wednesday 21 Mar 2018

In residential real estate the common wisdom is that the key players are buyers and vendors, with little focus required on anyone else. In my opinion that’s wrong and those who choose to believe it do so at their peril.  It is vital to always consider the end user. That means buyers and sellers need to keep focus on the vacancy rate. How ....

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Changing Territory

Wednesday 14 Mar 2018

We’re entering interesting territory. Stock levels have now finally reached record levels which changes the balance in the selling equation. It means for the first time in years there is a different kind of pressure on agents and I think it’s very important vendors are mindful of that changing dynamic. Being aware can be the difference ....

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Let’s do this.

Wednesday 07 Mar 2018

I’ve always thought of real estate as a profession so I’m thrilled that legislation will soon be passed that will officially raise the requirements around the education of agents to better reflect that status. The best in the business already recognise that to learn is to succeed so in my view, better mandatory standards will deliver be ....

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Vacancy Rate Speculation

Wednesday 28 Feb 2018

News out last week revealed Sydney vacancy rates have hit a six-year high. That shouldn’t really come as a surprise as the rate has been increasing steadily, but it does highlight the fact that the market has reached an interesting point. So what does it mean? It means finally new building projects are coming online. These are developments lo ....

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Stop. Start. Continue

Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

Given the stories out of Canberra that have filled newspapers lately it’s a little ironic that over the last couple of weeks Morton teams have been negotiating their own versions of an office ban. But before your imagination goes into overdrive I should quickly clarify our discussions have been purely around our business and business practice ....

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