Posts Tagged ‘lease’

The power

If ever there has been a week that proves the more things change the more they seem to stay the same it would have to be this week. We’re back facing the prospect of a COVID lockdown, we’ve seen a Federal political leadership spill and the masses are hoping the Blues will pull-off a win in the State of Origin. It’s depressingly familiar. It makes me wonder if we have the power to change things? There are so many factors that impact our lives over which we have no control. The last twelve months have demonstrated that reality more than ever before,... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 23rd June, 2021

Residential reform

It is a debate that’s as inevitable as the changes in market dynamics which seem to always prompt the discussion. Any conversation on public policy around residential property is as technical as it is emotional and for those of us who work in the industry, it obviously has wider implications. Here are my thoughts. Look. It’s tough. Home ownership has been an aspirational goal for generations of Australians. It is therefore very relevant to acknowledge the current market makes that goal potentially out of reach for generations of Australians. How to respond is tricky. But it is definitely a debate worth having. The market... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 17th June, 2021

The other FOMO

There are a lot of acronyms in real estate but the one getting significant attention right now is FOMO. Many believe the strong market is being driven by the Fear Of Missing Out. I think there are many factors contributing to the current extraordinary levels of demand, but I also think it is important to be mindful that another type of FOMO may soon begin to influence the market. I think it’s inevitable that at some stage in the coming months the market will start to be impacted by a slightly different type of FOMO. A Fear Of Mortgage Overload. There is no... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 12th May, 2021

Looking for a bargain

If there is one thing I know it’s that 99% of property purchases are the result of lengthy planning and very considered analysis. Very few people happen upon an auction and purchase on the spur of the moment!! I absolutely recommend a careful and considered approach, however, there are times when a subtle shift in the focus of that analysis might be of some benefit. The thing is, regardless of the strength or weakness of the market a key criteria in many…perhaps most…property searches is to ‘find a bargain’. I totally get that. Buying at a price with immediate opportunity for value growth... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 3rd March, 2021