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SIGNS & THERE IS A TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERYTHING.

May 16, 2019

Buying Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… One of my long-standing friends and reader of this blog, let’s call him Jack, sent me a link to some funny, quirky and definitely out there signs for selling properties. However, I’m not sure how they would be received in Australia. 😉 This one made me giggle. Click on the […]

MOTHERS DAY

May 10, 2019

Lifestyle Real Estate

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… This week brings endings and beginnings as each week does and on this last business day of the week, Rene and I simply wish and hope all our Mothers have a very special and honoured day this Sunday! We hope you are pampered looked after and given good care in […]

Another Holiday, Plenty of Reason to Party and Maybe the Market has Bottomed

May 3, 2019

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… Easter and Anzac are over for another year, but they will most certainly not be forgotten and now Steve Dickson is in the news for his misbehaviour and out on his ear and in a while will be totally forgotten and next week will bring new headlines – some good […]

Announcement made and maybe it’s Party Time or maybe it’s not.

April 12, 2019

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… Are you waiting for the election or are you moving forward with your plans regardless? Either way, it’s no longer pending it’s announced – 18th May 2019 – 5 weeks away… https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/apr/11/australian-election-campaign-2019-officially-under-way-politics-live Put your dancing gear on and get set to tap your pencil at the ballot box, or not. […]

Good or Bad Oil as Proposed Change to Negative Gearing Looms

April 4, 2019

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to this week’s ponderings… With the impending announcement of a Federal Election, there’s considerable speculation about many proposed changes should there be a change of Government. Certainly, real estate and current taxation laws will be a huge factor and as I’ve shared before in my digital blog, the proposed changes to Negative Gearing legislation […]

Agent Sounds Warning, Yet Records are Still Being Broken

March 29, 2019

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Well, well. Market has slowed up a bit and one agent is taking the major real estate body to task on their latest report using all the emotive words and phrases which of course sells papers. The essence of the newspaper article headed “Agent Sounds Warning”, was that one agent believes there is (and I […]

Economic Outlook

March 14, 2019

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to my ponderings and hope you like a long read… People have been asking about the future economic outlook and the impact of that on real estate and with that in mind, the financial report below looked interesting from the outset, so I read all the way through. Surprise, surprise, because as you know, […]

Valuer General’s Report

March 8, 2019

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings…. In response to a client sharing the current Valuer Generals Assessments that came out this week, the following conversations were had. First conversation with David who shared the report with me: “Interesting read indeed and looks good. As always it is historical data and relies heavily on market activity in the […]

Transactional or Transitional Agents and Something Embarrassing

February 27, 2019

Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings…. Hmmm, where should we start on this little journey? I know because it’s embarrassing, I’ll leave it til last 😇 Transactional. As the word suggests, it’s all about transaction and a transactional agent is one who is All about the transaction – as many listings, as many viewings, as many sales […]

Barrels, Bad Apples and Beautiful Sunny Days

February 19, 2019

Buying Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings…. I just realised what I wrote at the end of the last pondering and it went like this: “I must say our experience is mostly very positive. But it’s like the apple barrel, just one or two can and often do, spoil a beautiful sunny day. And as one of those […]

The Day After and The Buying Public

January 31, 2019

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to my ponderings…. Well it is more like it is the week after and the immediate future rather than the day after. With the amount of activity around, the days are very busy indeed. Busy Days are Happy Days… They say make hay while the sun shines and all of that and my message […]

Australia Day

January 25, 2019

Lifestyle Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to my ponderings…. Happy Australia Day! Doesn’t matter what religious, political, national or international view you take or belief system you follow, what is undeniably true, we live in a magnificent country full of magnificent people from varied cultural backgrounds that all contribute to the most varied of lifestyles. Is that worth celebrating? You […]

Lying Agents…

January 25, 2019

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to my ponderings…. Let’s face it, real estate agents don’t rank high on the “trust” list and that is due to incredibly dumb agents doing incredibly dumb things like telling fibs (bending the truth) and outright lying. Thankfully they are in the minority these days but sadly, they tarnish the whole barrel. This past […]

First Real Week 2019 Boots n All

January 11, 2019

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to my ponderings…. Well, well, well… This first week has proven to be the opposite of the doomsday predicts. (Must admit though, I’m happy not to be trying to sell in Sydney or Melbourne and especially if I purchased within the past 12/18months) We have hit the ground running with highest levels of appraisals […]

Hello 2019!

January 4, 2019

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to the first of 2019’s ponderings…. We hope you had a peaceful, loving and joyous holiday break and this finds you well. Now that 2019 has arrived, I guess you might be wondering what is likely to happen with real estate over the coming months. Two industry leaders for whom I have immense respect […]

The Year That Was 2018

December 13, 2018

Market trends Real Estate

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Well, well, well. Time has flown by, caught up with most and bypassed some! What a year 2018 has been. We’ve helped people move in move out and on with their lives in and out of their dream homes, units and blocks of land. We’ve engaged new staff some stayed […]

Stumped but Not Out - Skullduggery Abounds

November 22, 2018

Real Estate Real Estate Tips

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Well I’ll be stumped. I’m flummoxed and constantly amazed at some people’s behaviours. A fair amount of skulduggery goes on in any arena and especially where money seems to be concerned – let me hop into it. Just yesterday I was chatting with a delightful gentleman who has been trying […]

Variant Behaviours, The Seasons and Future Prosperity

November 20, 2018

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. This past week or so has seen many things and people’s variant behaviours popping up and not necessarily conducive to either their well-being or future prosperity. “So, what in heaven’s name is he talking about now?” You might very well ask. The information as to market conditions have been rife […]

Holiday Blues and When the Time is Right

November 7, 2018

Market trends Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. So, now the holiday is over the fun begins? Well not immediately anyway. As you know, the first response to coming down from a holiday is a series of ups and downs and doldrums over what was and the inevitable: “Wow was that real or was it just a figment […]

Approval or No Approval

August 24, 2018

Buying Real Estate Selling

Welcome to this week’s ponderings…. Amazing! People are still doing things without getting approval… At times we need some extra space and proceed to convert garages into bedrooms commonly called store rooms, build a garden shed over the sewer easement or install a roof over the patio for better use of the space. Very often […]