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  "I think the biggest mistake for first-home buyers is they are gathering their information; it takes them so long to get their heads around it. I understand it, because it’s daunting having such a big mortgage and these days you’re spending $500,000 at least just...

In his recent column in Switzer, John McGrath discusses the decline in rental yields across Australian capital cities. Here's what he said: One of the trends likely to play a role in ultimately slowing Sydney’s market down is declining rental yields. This will start to impact investor sentiment; which...

In his recent column in Switzer, John McGrath discusses the benefits of buying in the inner suburbs of your city. Here's what he said: Want to buy a home or investment in the inner city? So does pretty much everyone else, so odds are you’re going to pay...

In his recent column in Switzer, John McGrath discusses a buyers biggest fear  - ”Will I pay too much?” Here's what he had to say: “Will I pay too much?” This is definitely a question on many buyers’ minds in Sydney today.   After two boom years in 2013 and 2014, the...

In his recent column in Switzer, John McGrath discusses why increasing numbers of parents are getting involved in the real estate affairs of their children. Here's what he had to say: Over the past few years we’ve seen the continuous rise of the bank of mum and dad. Young...

In his recent column in Switzer, John McGrath discusses the growing auction market and how to navigate your way to bidding success. Here's what he said: Sydney auction clearance rates are back to boom time levels, registering above 80% for the first five consecutive Saturdays of the selling...

In his recent column in Switzer, John McGrath explains why he believes the governments proposed foreign investment tax is ill advised. HERE’S WHAT HE SAID: The Federal Government’s proposal to slug foreign investors at least $5,000 just to apply to buy residential Australian real estate is very dangerous and...

In his recent column in Switzer, John McGrath explains why it is a fantastic time to think about selling your property. Here’s what he said: We’ve had two exceptional years of capital growth in Sydney and 2015 is off to a cracking start with clearance rates returning to above...

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