The Year That Was, and the Year It Will Be

2019 has seen the market regain stability and it has settled back into a balanced rhythm, and as we head towards the end of the year, we are starting to see local property markets start to increase in value. In November 2019 we have just seen the biggest lift in Melbourne house prices since May[…..]

First Time Home Buyers – A Few Helpful Takeaways.

Is now the time to buy? It certainly seems that way! The market is on a steady rise again, with banks loosening their purse whilst still maintaining a solid serviceability buffer and more responsible lending assessments through greater verification of income and expenses. In a strengthening market, it’s very important that first home buyers get[…..]

Pets Are Part of the Family

With changes to the Residential Tenancies Act due to take effect in 2020, now is the time to consider how these changes may affect you as a Landlord. The Victorian Government quotes “We reviewed the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 because renters and landlords need different laws than they did 20 years ago. This review recommended[…..]

The Importance of Team Culture at Gartland Property

Real estate is a fast-paced, performance-driven industry. Too often, strong business results come at a cost of employee mental health and fatigue. At Gartland Property, prioritising our people is our guiding philosophy. Over the last four years, we’ve consciously implemented ways to ensure that we attract, support and retain Geelong’s top property professionals. This coupled[…..]

Why Now is the Time to Buy!

The 18th of May 2019 was the turning point for our market and this coincides with Macquarie Banks report of a ‘textbook’ correction. This date was Federal election day and all uncertainty associated with what was going to happen quickly disappeared. We have experienced consecutive RBA rate cuts in June and July, a lightening of[…..]

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