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The National Trust has lost its way!

The National Trust has lost its way!
Continued from Marketnews article At first, it’s a little tricky to understand as Community Heritage is a great concept and we support it BUT the “heritage industry” in its quest, has come up with an additional and coincidentally great fee-paying concept, called Individual Heritage Orders (IHOs) which is not about community spaces, it’s about private homes. IHO’s [...]
They are Back!

They are Back!

How was your week? To be frank, I have really liked a lot about our Covid-19 time. There has been more time, my mind is clearer and my focus more meaningful. Relationships for me are better and I love my work even more. Executive Summary Its 6.00 pm Saturday – what a week Street Auctions are back Marketnews Multi [...]
Light on the Horizon

Light on the Horizon

This may have been the last of my regular, really long, walks for a while. It’s 6.00 pm Saturday and what a change in outlook this week from last week. We have moved from pause Pre-Easter, to part-time Post-Easter, to full-time from next week. The phones are ringing again, meetings and walk through of homes are happening and [...]
2nd half up market – here’s how

2nd half up market – here’s how

Executive Summary: Improve our economic situation immediately at NO ADDITIONAL COST to governments through a property market improvement. 3 key components of actionable demand, as opposed to underlying demand where friction and barriers lie: Belief, Trust and Money 3 property market lubricants – the WD-40 if you like –  that will reduce friction/barriers thereby encouraging underlying demand to move to [...]
Some very strong results. Some very weak results.

Some very strong results. Some very weak results.

The Very Strong 4 bidders – Volcano – $4,322,500 – 23 Duke Street, Kew – Walter Dodich This was a home we were intimately involved in the sale management of from start to finish and it was brilliantly sold by Walter Dodich. He priced it well, marketed it well and auctioned it well. Whilst it got slightly more [...]
What a down and up year! Volatile!

What a down and up year! Volatile!

Welcome to our final Marketnews in 2019. We have really enjoyed the year, hope you have. This is our Bumper Summer Edition. Big Stat: Today only 1 in 10 auctions were tearaways! ARMADALE, 17 Seymour Avenue. John Manton (Marshall White) Under the Hammer $3,570,000, 6 Bidders GLEN IRIS, 3 Malvern Avenue. Daniel Wheeler (Marshall White) Under the Hammer [...]
Ducks & Bought Befores & Spring Strategies

Ducks & Bought Befores & Spring Strategies

Spring Summary There is little confusion with the Inner Melbourne Spring market direction right now. The reasons for this sudden, powerful and upward market directional change could be something temporary like an election afterglow, the Early Spring Pep or something more concrete like stock levels or the banks are lending again and the Asian market has returned. [...]
Melbourne Homeless Real Estate Agents

Melbourne Homeless Real Estate Agents

Estate Agents are solving homelessness just like people solved polio, road toll and guns Well done Kay and Burton, Marshall White, Jellis Craig, Fletchers, Nick Johnstone, Greg Hocking and Buxton 28,000 Melburnians are homeless – how many is that? For every working Melbourne agent, there are two homeless people? OMG!  Evidence Good news: Estate Agents REDUCED 253 evictions with early intervention phone calls 253 [...]
Life is good

Life is good

G’day Mal James here. I wrote this piece as I wanted to. I have written about how I feel in this market and I’m not asking you to feel the same way. So it’s ok to switch off now rather than wade through my mud, but there are some sprinkles of gold in here by the way! Life is good I love what [...]
How bad can it get?

How bad can it get?

From all recent news reports, this year is going to be a “bad one” in property. And by definition, a “bad one” is poor quality or not as hoped for. We’re sorry, but we just don’t see “bad”. We see the market, as we left it in 2018, a superior quality one – more sophisticated and better for [...]
New Service – Full Seller Advocacy

New Service – Full Seller Advocacy

The market has changed and so have we at James Advocates. When 67% of homes are not selling at an auction. When you spend $30,000 on advertising for a failed auction and all that’s achieved is you’ve told everybody what your home is not worth. When the market has changed but your selling agent hasn’t, isn’t it time to [...]
Divorce – there is a better way

Divorce – there is a better way

Divorce, the Children and a Better Way. This is an ongoing part of our multi-generational living series. If the unhelpful events of Canberra of this past week have reminded us of anything – it is that the sum of divided individuals is far less than the value of a united group. It’s exactly what happens in a divorce when it comes [...]
The Market Roar – where and when

The Market Roar – where and when

At 6.00 pm on Saturday we found the market, as we have found it all year; B and C Graders down – A-Graders mixed. A-Grader, by our definition – right Position, right Property and right Price – good PPP‘s. Overall, the market as we go into winter is still declining in its mood, interspersed with some strong results: such [...]
A time to think if you want the ink!

A time to think if you want the ink!

Contents: 1. Buy/Sell – 17 Chelsea Brighton, a work in progress 2. Bidderman – Under the Hammer 3. Round the Grounds with agents that know We ask the questions of Campbell Ward, Mike Gibson, Nicole Gleeson and Andrew Campbell 4. Off-Market update 5. Doctor Home – Doctors, Surgeons, Dentists and Anaesthetists, your time to shine! 6. Population, Tax and Tenancy for the Young Good home [...]
Practical Solutions for Younger Homebuyers

Practical Solutions for Younger Homebuyers

At James Buyer Advocates we are looking to help younger homebuyers where we can. We now believe in a PAUSE in rapid population growth through immigration (family reunions excepted) from 2020 to 2025/2030? Why? We would like to see our community have a discussion and consider infrastructure solutions to better house our young people, who already live here. When our community thinks it’s right to [...]

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