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If you have been to an auction and noticed how confident some buyers are when they bid, it is probably because they have done it before and know what they are doing or they have been to the Cate Bakos school of bidding.  Cate is a buyers agent in Melbourne...

At the end of last year, the real estate market showed remarkable resilience. That is predicted to continue this year. ABS data shows that owner occupier lending has now hit an all-time high. Westpac also predicts the market will consolidate its losses between April and June, with the market expected...

If you are serious about buying a property at auction, there are ways you can secure the property before auction day but is it a good idea and is it worthwhile?  Cate Bakos is a buyers agent based in Melbourne.  Cate shares the pros and cons of making an offer...

Cate Bakos is a buyers agent based in Melbourne.  Melbourne is recognized as the property auction capital of the country.  You need to be prepared because believe me the agents will be and they will make sure the sellers are prepared as well.  So what should you do as a...

The season for renovation is upon us and making improvements to your investment property could be on your agenda. Renovated investment properties can attract higher rental yields and better-quality tenants. But you can also use it to your advantage when it comes to maximising your returns. BMT Tax Depreciation is Australia’s leading...

You don’t have to be all at sea when you are preparing to go to an auction to bid and hopefully buy the perfect property for the family or as an investment to fit into your portfolio.  There are some key things you can uncover from the agent before the...

The Federal Government have demonstrated an appetite for propping up the property market with stimulus.  What would happen if the economy stalls?  Would the Government step in with the ‘electronic printing of money’? Hear Louis’s views....

Cate Bakos is a buyers agent based in Melbourne – one of the most prolific property auction markets in the country.  Even though auctions might be well accepted in Melbourne and Sydney, we have to acknowledge that many people will only ever be a bidder at 1 or 2 auctions...