Posts by Jim Mcdonald

Auction vs Private Sale? A Critical Question In A Cooling Market

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Melbourne’s softening real estate market has put the spotlight on Melbourne’s obsession with Auctions. Unlike the rest of the world, the default position for Melbourne’s real estate agents is to sell the property by Auction. However, there is often a huge difference in selling price between auctioning a property with a real estate agent and using…

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Can Recent Developments In St Kilda Increase Property Prices ?

St Kilda Junction Oval Development

There are 2 major developments taking place in St Kilda, Melbourne at the moment. In addition, there is a 3rd significant development due to take place in 2019. All 3 developments could have a huge effect on property prices in St Kilda, and the surrounding suburbs of West StKilda, East St Kilda, Elwood and Windsor. This Blog post…

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Melbourne Property Boom End – Vendor BEWARE!

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Property prices across Melbourne have weakened for an 8th consecutive month, putting an end to the 5-year property boom. So how should you respond to such news if you are planning to sell your property? Jim McDonald, the owner of JMAC Vendor Advocacy, doesn’t mince his words: Vendors need to be very careful. These are…

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Families Swoop on ‘Green’ Brighton East Property

Brighton East is peeking out from Brighton’s shadow and property prices are attractive. It has an emblematic colour – and it’s not blue but green. Large swathes of parkland give it decidedly bucolic character and make it a magnet for families. In the 19th century, it was the home of the market gardens and farms, and…

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A Buyers Advocates View Of 5 Melbourne South East Suburbs

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The job of a Buyers Advocate includes working through the hard cold facts on everything and anything related to the purchase of a property. To that end, we’ve listed some of the more basic considerations relating to 5 of Melbourne’s more popular southeastern ‘Bay-Side’ suburbs – Brighton, Cheltenham, Beaumaris, Sandringham & Hampton.

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Melbourne Property Auctions Rising In August

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The Melbourne property market will begin the final month of winter supported by unequivocally strong results reported over the month of July. This weekend well over 700 homes will again be offered for auction in Melbourne which is similar to the 776 auctioned last weekend and well ahead of the 612 auctioned over the same…

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