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June 04, 2019

Diamond in the rough.

After wasting our time meeting a few of Newcastle’s ‘top agents’ for our area. It was a breath of fresh air to meet Chris. From our initial meeting we found Chris to be a true professional. His market research was current and relevant, sale strategy well thought out and always maintained detailed communication with us throughout the entire process. Chris’s dedication and commitment to selling our family home was flawless. We highly recommend his services.

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June 04, 2019

Credible, clever and charismatic!

Seller of house in Kotara, NSW 4 months ago Credible, clever and charismatic is how we'd describe Chris Rousos. We engaged Chris to sell a property for us in Kotara and were so impressed with his likable and genuine nature, flawless communication and boundless energy which were a deadly combination when selling our property. With a firm grip on the ever-changing property market, Chris was able to use his practical and business-like approach to the real estate sales process to...

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June 04, 2019

Very Professional!

After interviewing a number of local agents in our area it was very clear that Chris was to be our agent. He asked questions relating to our scenario and designed a selling strategy that suited us perfectly! His knowledge and approach was outstanding and sourced a buyer within a week which we were delighted with!

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June 04, 2019

Very Knowledgeable Agent!

Chris was very knowledgeable of the market, the area and easy to work with. Chris went over and above what was expected to make the sale. He has excellent communication skills and always available. Highly recommend Chris and would not hesitate to use him again.

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May 09, 2019

The Your Agency Report- April 2019

You would have to be living under a rock not to know the property market in Newcastle is slowing down. We have certainly been seeing signs of it all year. We know it and buyers certainly know it. The media is certainly playing their part in the negative reporting.

Despite all this doom and gloom we are still selling houses week in week out! It simply means your agent must work harder than ever before and get everything 110% from...

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September 14, 2018

What to look for in a neighbourhood before investing.

Finding the right investment property takes a lot of research and consideration. It’s not just a matter of choosing a quiet, leafy suburb, but finding a property in a neighbourhood that will attract a steady flow of tenants. Here are three key things to look for in a neighbourhood before you invest in a property.

Transport

Proximity to transport is one of the top drivers of rental demand.

 

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It’s easy enough to look into the...

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July 24, 2018

Should you buy a modern home or a period home?

Whether it’s the ceiling roses typical of Victorian homes or bay windows from the federation architecture era, period homes certainly are alluring. However, while some find the unique and detailed furnishings hard to resist, others are turned away by the thought of costly repairs and heritage regulations and prefer more modern dwellings with all the latest bells and whistles.

If you’re tossing up between the charm of a period home or the contemporary comforts of a modern home, here’s some...

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July 24, 2018

What does home contents insurance cover?

The first step in understanding what home contents policies cover is knowing what contents insurance is. Generally speaking, contents insurance covers household items belonging to you and your household and may include things such as sporting items and items not permanently attached to the building. Some policies may require you to take out additional coverage for things like jewellery, cameras and mobile phones. There are also different needs for different types of people who take out contents insurance including...

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July 18, 2018

How to recognise bad investment property advice

Bad investment property advice isn’t always apparent straight away. Remember, property is a long-term investment. Buy well, and your investment returns can be significant.

But if you don’t, a dud investment property could cost you a lot of money.

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For example, an investment property in a poorly chosen or oversupplied area could remain untenanted for long periods (denying you rental income), or its value could stagnate or drop over time (denying you capital growth...

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