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“From the desk of Ian Barnes. Relevant, topical real estate related opinions, thoughts and perspectives”

Six signs/ indicators of a market at or near the bottom?

July 13, 2011

When is the market at bottom? It is almost impossible to know for sure… There are some tell tale indicators to give clues. It is important to get things in perspective though, and remember property is a medium to long term hold. (7-10 years plus). As investors start to see alternatives to the extremely volatile stock market of late, property does provide many advantages to...

It makes $ sense to move in a down market

July 8, 2011

Are you ready to trade up for a better home? Many current home-owners are strongly considering the possibility of a move up during this current real estate market, as a slow market is one of the best times to buy property. Did you know that if you are trading up, you are better off moving now than waiting for a market to recover. That is...

Aussie consumers keep their foot on the brake

June 21, 2011

Westpac and the Melbourne Institute released their monthly measure of consumer sentiment this week and it showed that confidence amongst consumers continues to wane. The consumer sentiment index fell to 101.2 points in June 2011, its lowest level since June 2009. Despite the fall in sentiment, the index remains above 100 points which indicates that consumers are more optimistic than pessimistic, but only just. The...

Leading Property Managers of Australia (LPMA)

June 21, 2011

Evolution Realty are members of LPMA. Why choose a member of the Leading Property Managers of Australia to manage your investment property? LPMA members are bound to comply with a comprehensive Code of Practice, benchmark levels of service and business practice over and above those required for statutory licensing in the real estate industry. LPMA member receive cutting edge skills based training and advice unequalled...