1) Advice that renting is financially more sound than buying once prices have risen above rent ratios.
2) Warnings that markets don't always go up.
3) It can cost more than $20,000 to sell your home through a real estate agent. We speak to two vendors who decided to go it alone.OOOPS. It's obvious why the press is captured by the real estate industry: AD$. But rarely do we get to see a full dissection of bullying of the press. Check out this RE industry freak out.
— Sunday Times Weekend, Property, 21-27 August, 2011
Biting the hand that feeds
Can I encourage you to boycott the paper in light of this, or better still this is a perfect reason why we as agents should build our own web site to challenge realestate.com.au and the others who keep putting the squeeze on us. Anyone interested?Hey, I've got a great idea for a boycott. How about of the lowlifes damaging democracy by manipulating the free press?
— Mark Hay, Investment property specialist, 23rd August, 2011
I give you my personal guarantee that The Sunday Times will work hard to restore our relationship to the mutual good health and prosperity that we have achieved together over many years.Watch out Mr. Scott, your "product" (i.e. your readers) may finally wise up and realize they are getting sold.
— Jason Scott, Managing Director, 24th August, 2011