Articles by George Raptis

George Raptis

George is a Director of Metropole Property Strategists in Sydney. He shares his 27 years of experience in the property industry as a licensed estate agent and active property investor to help create wealth for his clients.
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There’s no two ways about it: negotiations can become contentious and complex transactions relatively easily, because there are two major factors at play. Firstly, there’s the emotional aspect.  Often, sellers are emotionally attached to their homes and that can lead to all sorts of difficult experiences and tricky situations, if they feel their property is…

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Researching a suburb before you buy a property is clearly important.  However, keeping up the research after the fact is a task that’s a little harder to maintain. But if you don’t know what’s happening in the neighbourhood, how will you know the best course of action for your property? While clearly investment is about long-term capital…

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Bidding at property auctions can be stressful, there is no doubt about it. If you’re inexperienced, emotionally attached to a property or not sure how to bid, then you’re likely to feel intimidated. But here’s the thing…auctions are here to stay, especially in our capital city markets and if you avoid them you’ll miss out…

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We know Sydney is creating more jobs than any other state and this has underpinned its population growth. Recently NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, said that  Sydney’s population is growing faster than predicted, putting more pressure on the city’s already-stretched housing and transport needs. Stokes explained it is a “symptom of Sydney’s success.” Figures released…

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Every property investor wants to pay less tax and increase their income streams, but up to 80% of investors fail to take advantage of one of the big tools available to help them do just that: property depreciation.   A professional tax depreciation schedule can be the difference between a negatively geared property and positive…

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If you’re intersted in property you’ve probably visited one of the 2  big property portals recently. In fact almost a third of Australians aged 14+ access either Domain or Realestate.com.au —including one in nine who house-hunt on both, Roy Morgan Research shows. In the 12 months to March 2016, 5.5 million Australians (28%) visited one or both…

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