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Stamp Duty Nightmare

September 2, 2014

Australia’s growing stamp duty tax is taking its toll on Aussie home buyers – leaving them in more debt and eating away at potential retirement funds. A report by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) has revealed that the average Australian home buyer is forking out upwards of $15,000 in stamp duty alone – and that [...]

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How to obtain a strong property valuation

August 21, 2014

Of course you want a high valuation for your property. But how can you get your valuer to give you the best appraisal? Here are five insider tips proven to impress your valuer and lift the value of your property. 1. Focus on good presentationFirst impressions count so when a valuer is approaching your property [...]

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Why chinese investors want Australian Property. By Wlliam Shen

August 1, 2014

Wealthy Chinese property hunters spent $24 billion on Australian property in the past seven years, according to The New York Times*. Despite booming Chinese investment in the residential property market, a significant proportion of this was investments in commercial properties – shops, offices, hotels, shopping centres and development sites. At the end of 2013, I [...]

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PK’s Sydney Property Market Update June 2014

July 16, 2014

It’s been busy at PK Property I am happy to say that the market is flattening out a little in some areas, but still strong in others. Stock is still extremely tight, and I think that might very well be the case for the rest of the year. Recent PK Property Purchases 4/75 Brown St, Paddington $678,000 12/8A [...]

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New purchases this week.

July 10, 2014

Purchased 113 Spencer Rd Mosman for a local client this week at $1,760,000. Also, just bought 4 Sirius ave for $3,375,000 for a Singapore expat client of mine. What a view!

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Auction winning Techniques

May 20, 2014

The complexity of agent versus buyer in a very tense and even somewhat surreal situation can give any human being heart palpitations. I will attempt to calm down some of that anxiety with a few auction tips that could very well help you secure that next dream home, or investment property. -       The first tip [...]

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Buyer’s agent assistance

May 18, 2014

Since introducing the concept of buyer’s agents into Sydney back in 1997 the industry has grown substantially. Today I am going to cover some points that give you the buyer, an extreme advantage in the marketplace by using the services of a buyer’s agent.   First of all you will be exposed to properties that [...]

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Auction Room Pressure

May 16, 2014

Peter Kelaher is the Director of Sydney’s largest buyers Agency PK Property Search & Negotiators and has been buying property for his clients off Sydney’s top Real Estate agents for 17 years now. Peter says that the pressure that is applied to buyers, and selling vendors is over the top and not required.  Most agents [...]

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Expatriates & Foreign Investors Beware

May 15, 2014

When purchasing property from overseas it is extremely important to do your research and make sure that you don’t just rush into buying something whilst on holidays. I have seen many expats and foreign investors arrive on the shores of Australia for their one or two weeks holiday, and purchase a property for what we [...]

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Male or Female, who gets the best price for the seller?

May 13, 2014

Peter Kelaher is the Director of Sydney’s largest buyers Agency PK Property Search & Negotiators and has been buying property for his clients off Sydney’s top real estate agents for 17 Yrs now.   He says he knows them all intimately and if he was to sell his home personally, he would go with a [...]

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