August 10, 2017

Buying Then Selling?

If you are looking to buy and sell in the present market, we urge caution. In the past 5 years as prices have been rising, those looking to buy and sell their primary residence/s have often elected to buy a new home and then sell their existing property. For a period of time, they have […]

August 3, 2017

Matt Wigger Named Domain Rising Star Finalist 2017

Editor of Shire Values and McDonald Partners long term sales person and marketing manager Matt Wigger has been named 1 of 12 finalists in NSW in the Domain Rising Star Awards. The Rising Star Awards are a recognition of modern marketing, adaptation and innovation in the real estate industry for young people under the age […]

July 25, 2017

Real Estate

APRA’s Power Increased – Policy options now set by postcode

The Federal budget always seems to throw up plenty to discuss. The media understandably pounce on the headline elements of the budget. Sometimes budget measures which are the least discussed can be the most intriguing. The Government has upgraded the ability of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) to curb excessive and poor lending into […]

July 3, 2017

We Don’t Want Your Money! – Government Slams Door on Foreign Investors

Thanks but no thanks, keep your hands on your money and off our real estate. Both the State and Federal Government have introduced budget measures in the past month that will deter foreign investors in the property market. There will be talk about the measures raising new taxation revenue to fund affordable housing. The reality […]

June 5, 2017

Has the Market Peaked?

Sydney real estate has been on an upward trend since the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) begun cutting interest rates in mid-2012. All busts eventually end, as does every boom. Picking the end of this boom has seen many people get it wrong. Investment bank UBS recently came out and called the peak of the […]

June 5, 2017

Client Review – John

Mark Noble & the McDonald Partners Team sold John’s home in Kirrawee. He was over the moon with the result and was happy enough to do a video for us. This is what he had to say about us! Home Call McDonald Partners Real Estate for more information! 02 9525 8066 (24 Hours) Get a […]

April 19, 2017

Buying Mistakes in a Hot Market

With the Sydney Market being incredibly popular at the moment, buyers are scrambling to get their hands on property. Many buyers presumed the market would weaken and have now have a serious case of FOMO (Fear of missing out). 1. BUYING EMOTIONALLY People looking to purchase a home to live in typically will pay more […]

April 19, 2017

What is Capital Gains Tax?

Most people have heard of capital gains tax, but not many people have a true understanding of what it is and how it may affect you, particularly when you are part of a real estate transaction. In a nutshell, Capital gains tax is a tax on the profits from the sale of a capital item. […]

April 19, 2017

Selling in Autumn?

Now that summer is well and truly over the days are getting colder and the sun doesn’t stay up as long. But what effect will it play on the real estate market in the Sutherland Shire? It’s a question we are asked every change of season, the answer is; little to none. We are currently […]

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