My Real Estate Mate

First home buyers and the property ladder

17th Sep 2015
Climbing the property ladder – it is a term used to depict a consumer’s ability to enter the market on the first rung of affordability, climb the ladder over time through capital growth and finish at... Read more

Property Hotspots: Fashion or Affordability?

27th Aug 2015
’The next property hot spot!’ is a real estate catchcry used to unveil a suburb in which there is a window of opportunity to purchase property prior to that suburb experiencing a rise in capital... Read more

State of the market in Victoria: apartment demand and supply

7th Aug 2015
Question: Where is the source of Victorian apartment demand? Answer: Local Victorian owner occupiers and increasingly investment demand is coming from New South Wales driven by value proposition and... Read more

Mo'Money Mo'Money - Where is the money coming from?

17th Mar 2015
Do you have a 10% cash deposit? 90% have, 10% have not. Apartment Register has received and qualified 238 first home buyer (FHB) enquiries to date in 2015, so where or who pays for the deposit and... Read more

Buyer sentiment: What the market is telling us

4th Mar 2015
2015 has kicked off with an abundance of off the plan apartment enquiry on Apartment Register , across Melbourne’s inner city suburbs. Following our article on overseas buyer demand drivers , we... Read more

My Real Estate Mate: Overseas buyers and the allure of Australia

23rd Feb 2015
“Fresh air and fresh produce” was the response from the managing director of a major Mainland Chinese company who enquired on Apartment Register this week when I asked him “what was the main driving... Read more

My Real Estate Mate summer reading series: Buying off the plan - the finished product

7th Feb 2015
As crazy as it sounds, settling a new off the plan apartment requires you to be even more organised then when you purchased. It is an exciting time and you are well on your way to reap the advantages... Read more

My Real Estate Mate summer reading series: Buying off the plan: the nitty gritty

31st Jan 2015
Calculator ready! In our third instalment of Apartment Register’s Summer Reading Series we will identify key investor considerations. You will often hear the term ‘vacancy rate’ which is a... Read more

My Real Estate Mate summer reading series: Buying off the plan - the first move

24th Jan 2015
Time is of Essence ! Have you ever enquired for an apartment project on the Internet, only to discover by the time you speak to the real estate agent - or visit the display suite - the project is... Read more

My Real Estate Mate summer reading series: Purchasing off the plan apartments

17th Jan 2015
New off the plan apartments are increasingly becoming the first choice for first home buyers, owner occupier and investors. Buying off the plan property is very different to established property... Read more