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We will provide useful tips on buy and selling your property and latest market trends in your local area.

Articles & Resources for Selling Your Home

Dual Living Adds Value And Rental Income

Dual Living Adds Value And Rental Income

Dual living acreage properties have become increasingly popular, primarily for family members but also for rental income. The 4213 postcode offers many properties with either a separate dwelling or dual living under the same roof. According to Michael Matusik, at...

7 Major Property Trends in 2020

7 Major Property Trends in 2020

  After a decade of price boom and busts, Australia’s property market will see big changes in the 2020s. Interest rates will remain low  Interest rates are likely to remain at very low levels in the 2020s. The decline in interest rates in recent decades was a...

Latest News On The Property Clock

Latest News On The Property Clock

Here is the latest monthly report from Herron Todd White - Property Valuers & Advisory Services.   https://karlgrossman.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Property-Clock-March-2020.pdf

Why February Is The New Spring

Why February Is The New Spring

It’s a common belief that spring is the busiest and best time to buy and sell property. And most years this is true. However, last year, spring was not the huge selling season it normally is due to the extended dry weather and shortage of stock on the market. Late...

More Vacant Land Needed

More Vacant Land Needed

Worongary has just been identified by Queensland Treasury as the leading Gold Coast suburb for land sub-division, to house our rapidly increasing population.   [embeddoc...

Gold Coast + 15% More Jobs & Income

Gold Coast + 15% More Jobs & Income

In a recent book, physicist Geoffrey West has shown that there are both economies of scale (in infrastructure) and increasing returns to scale (in human creativity) from the process of urbanisation. In his words: “Cities are … the cause of the good life.  They are the...

How Much Is A View Worth?

How Much Is A View Worth?

Yes, it’s true, many buyers love a view! But how much does a view add to the value of a property? Pricing a view is not an exact science and as more and more properties are constructed in an area, the chances of finding a great view are becoming increasingly...

How Is My Home Valued

How Is My Home Valued

‘The property down the road is on the market for $750,000 and that property isn’t as good as mine. So my property must be worth around $900,000… do you think we could get that?’Whilst there is some logic to this argument, it may not be accurate. Firstly,...

5 No Cost Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

5 No Cost Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

You decided to sell your house, and you want to sell fast. Here are five tips from property staging experts that are proven to reduce your home’s time on the market. Use Your Inner Neat Freak As recommended on the television shows, pay particular attention to common...

Articles & Resources for Buying a Home

Dual Living Adds Value And Rental Income

Dual Living Adds Value And Rental Income

Dual living acreage properties have become increasingly popular, primarily for family members but also for rental income. The 4213 postcode offers many properties with either a separate dwelling or dual living under the same roof. According to Michael Matusik, at...

7 Major Property Trends in 2020

7 Major Property Trends in 2020

  After a decade of price boom and busts, Australia’s property market will see big changes in the 2020s. Interest rates will remain low  Interest rates are likely to remain at very low levels in the 2020s. The decline in interest rates in recent decades was a...

Why is Median Price so Confusing?

Why is Median Price so Confusing?

What is the median price and why is it so confusing? You may have noticed that median price is often used to compare property values. When people say house prices in an area have increased or decreased, they are usually referring to changes in the median value. But...

Etiquette at Open Homes

Etiquette at Open Homes

Open Home Etiquette – A Buyer’s Guide   Looking at photos, video and floor plans of a property can be entertaining, but it’s not nearly as useful (or fun!) as walking through the real thing. We recommend that buyers attend as many open homes as possible, so they can...

Real Estate Terms Explained

Real Estate Terms Explained

Real Estate Terms Explained We know how stressful buying and selling a property can be and it doesn’t help that there is so much jargon to deal with! To make things easier we have created this index of terms you will likely come across as a buyer, seller or renter....

How to Save Thousands off Your Next Home Purchase!

How to Save Thousands off Your Next Home Purchase!

There are few experiences in your life that are more stressful than buying a home. To save you time and money, here are three tips from an experienced real estate agent on how you can make a substantial saving off your next home purchase. Tip 1. Do Your Research!...

Do I Need a Solicitor When Buying a House?

Do I Need a Solicitor When Buying a House?

When you are buying property, engaging a solicitor or conveyancer will protect you from costly mistakes. Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property from one person to another and there is a lot of your money at risk! Typically, a solicitor will have a...

7 Costly Mistakes by Home Buyers  and How to Avoid Them

7 Costly Mistakes by Home Buyers and How to Avoid Them

Find out from a mortgage broker how much you can comfortably borrow, including costs such as stamp duty and solicitor’s fees. It’s a good idea to have pre-approval before beginning your property search. Not only does pre-approval provide peace of mind, but it helps you with negotiations because the seller knows you are ready to buy.

Seller’s Market or a Buyer’s Market

Seller’s Market or a Buyer’s Market

When you are planning to sell your property, it is important to consider which type of market we are in because this will determine which marketing strategy you should use. The market is driven by human emotions 3 – we tend to make decisions emotionally and then justify them with logic.

Karl’s Personal Updates

South Australia & Great Ocean Road Trip

South Australia & Great Ocean Road Trip

My wife had wanted to drive along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria for some time and October school holidays seemed like the best time of year – not too hot and not too cold. For me, it was a bit of trip down memory lane because when I was 18 years old, I cycled along...

Camping at Woody Head

Camping at Woody Head

In April we enjoyed a family camping trip to Woody Head in Bundjalung National Park, near Iluka. My family love staying at Woody Head for Easter because the weather is comfortable, the scenery is spectacular and it’s good fun catching up with friends around a...

Recent Camping Trip to Kosciuszko National Park

Recent Camping Trip to Kosciuszko National Park

In January we went camping at Kosciuszko National Park. It took several days to drive along the coast and we caught up with friends along the way at Wauchope (near Port Macquarie), Glenbrook (Blue Mountains) and Yass (near Canberra). We set up camp at Tom...