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Property in Gosford

Our expert property buyers' have many years of proven success in locating off-market opportunities and suitable listed properties, including investment, commercial and prestige properties throughout Australia's eastern seaboard. Team up with PropertyBuyer to super-charge your property investment portfolio or secure your dream home. Our licensed buyers' agents will work from your property brief to search for Gosford property and conduct purchasing price negotiations to save your the time, money and stress of doing it alone.

Our Award-Winning buyers' agents can help you secure the following:
  • Property for Overseas Buyers or Expats in Gosford
  • Real Estate for Home Buyers in Gosford
  • Investment Property in Gosford
  • Commercial Property in Gosford
  • Prestige Property & Luxury Real-Estate in Gosford

To engage one of our Buyers' Agents' to help you find and secure a property in Gosford, book your free consultation today.
 

Area information

 

Where is Gosford Located? 

Gosford is the administrative centre of the Central Coast of NSW and is located approximately 50km north of Sydney (approximately the same distance to Penrith).  The city is a scenic 75-minute train ride from Gosford, however many locals are now working from home or finding jobs in the area as it continues to grow. Others are fortunate enough to retire in this beautiful part of the world and leave the city life behind.

 

What Housing Types are Predominant in Gosford? 

Gosford is an historic city in Australian terms. The rail link to Sydney was completed in 1887 and the Pacific Highway was constructed in 1930. Development took off after this, so there are some lovely period homes spread around, although the majority are post-war brick or clad homes. Development has started to pick up again spurred by the Gosford City Centre Masterplan which aims to increase the number of residents and jobs in the city centre by 10,000 and 6,000 respectively by 2031. This means the council is supporting significant redevelopment of all types including luxury houses, townhouses, apartments and mixed-use developments. This is in stark contrast to many areas of Sydney that are pushing back against redevelopment in an effort to reduce population growth in the area.

 

What Attracts Home Buyers and Investors to Gosford?

Gosford provides major economic, retail, community and cultural facilities for the Central Coast, which is home to over 300,000 people. Demand to live in the city is continuing to grow due to its relative affordability to Sydney and even Newcastle, its enviable lifestyle with proximity to beaches and national parks, and an increasing number of jobs. By 2031, there are expected to be an additional 55,000 on the Central Coast. Industries most in demand include Health Care, Construction, Retail, Education and Accommodation services.

 

Restaurants, Shops and Entertainment in Gosford

Mann Street is the main street though Gosford and has a number of restaurants with cuisines ranging from Middle Eastern to Nepalese and Japanese. The Imperial Centre includes Woolwoths
Supermarket, although head to nearby Wyoming Shopping Centre or Erina Fair for larger shopping centres with department stores and Hoyts Cinema.

 

Sports, Fitness and Health in Gosford

One of the main attractions to living in or around Gosford is its relaxed lifestyle and access to picturesque waterways and national parks. Brisbane Water is a haven for all types of water sports and has several beaches that you can sometimes have all to yourself, which is unheard of in Sydney! There are many walking paths to choose from including the 250km Great North Walk from Sydney to Newcastle via Brisbane Water National Park.

Gosford Hospital is undergoing a $348m redevelopment which includes a new 11 storey tower housing a new Special Care Nursery and Intensive Care Unit. The tower opened last month, however the full redevelopment will not be completed until late next year.

 

Schools and Education in Gosford

There are numerous quality schooling options in the area including Gosford and Gosford East Public Schools. Gosford High is the local secondary school, however other private options include St Edward's Christian Brothers College in Gosford (boys only) and St Joseph's Catholic College in East Gosford (girls only).

 

What can my money buy in Gosford?

The median house price for inner Gosford (2250 postcode) is $663,000, which is up 6.8% on 12 months ago. This looks extremely affordable when compared to inner Newcastle (almost $1.3m) and Greater Sydney (just over $1m). For $660,000, you can buy a four bedroom brick home in need of a cosmetic renovation on 600sqm in Wyoming. Closer to the city in North Gosford, $770,000 will buy you a three bedroom, 2 bathroom home in reasonable condition on almost 1,000sqm! It almost seems too good to be true! These properties would rent for around $500/w as is or $550-$600/w once renovated.

The median unit price in inner Gosford is an even more affordable $482,500 (up 7% on this time last year). This will buy you an older two bedroom townhouse with parking in the prestigious Point Frederick or a spacious three bedroom, two bathroom unit (early 2000’s complex) in Gosford. Get in while you still can!

To obtain assistance searching for and buying real estate in Gosford and to get a buyers’ agent or buyers’ advocate on your side,  please call us on 1300 655 615, email us, or send us your buyers wishlist today by clicking here

 

Meet your buyers' agent(s) in Gosford

Nick Taylor-Fick

PRINCIPAL - BUYERS' ADVOCATE

INNER WEST, NORTHERN SUBURBS, HILLS DISTRICT

With over 25 years’ experience as a qualified property valuer and buyers’ agent, Nick’s extensive knowledge of intrinsic property values and his highly personal approach to buying property ensures you peace of mind and confidence in finding the ideal  property.  Nick has an in-depth knowledge of Sydney’s Inner West,  Northern Suburbs.

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"My wife and I are busy professionals and had been planning to buy our first home for years. We finally had our deposit saved when COVID hit. During this time of uncertainty we weren't sure whether to postpone our dream of buying our first home. It was at this time we decided to use a buyer's agent. We teamed up with Nick Taylor-Fick from Propertybuyer and found him to be a steady calm presence. Nick guided us through the whole process from developing our search criteria, to shortlisting options, all the way through to exchange (all of which happened within a month). He provided us with expert advice, asked the right questions and very quickly surmised what we were after. He was patient, showing us various types of houses across different locations, all the while managing our expectations. As we refined our vision, Nick found the home we wanted and negotiated everything to our satisfaction. We found him responsive and engaging, a true fount of property information. I would recommend Nick to any property novices such as ourselves!"

Frequently asked questions

Why do I need a buyers’ agent?

You will save yourself money, time and stress when you engage a professional buyers’ agent to help you with your next investment property purchase. You will be empowered with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about the value of a property without all of the sales “hype” often associated with property purchases – we protect you from making an emotional decision. You will have the benefit of our extensive research and analysis into past sales and comparable market data and will be protected from paying too much. You may also gain access to properties not yet advertised, otherwise known as “silent listings”.

Investors will gain access to our wide network of excellent investment opportunities and also get the inside knowledge of the best areas to invest. As property investors ourselves we understand the strict criteria required to buy high performing properties.

Our testimonials describe the ways we have been able to add value to our many clients. Most of our increasing client base stems from glowing referrals given by clients who have been impressed with the value and service we provide.

 

Does a buyers’ agent need to have a real estate background?

Yes.  Rich Harvey, Director of Propertybuyer and his team have the expertise, knowledge and real estate background to deliver what they promise – many of the team are ex-real estate agents that have switched sides.  Rich is a property investor himself, with a Masters in Economics, a Diploma of Property and is a Licensed Real Estate Buyers’ Agent. He is also a Member of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales. If you are looking for a buyers’ agent team with exceptional qualifications and over 60 years combined experience, that understands property investment analysis, market trends, and can think creatively and intuitively, then the Propertybuyer team is your smart choice. Read our testimonials and you will be impressed by the results – not only with investors, but also home buyers and corporate clients.

 

Is A Buyers’ Agent worth the money?

Yes! We regularly save clients far more than the fee we charge, through our understanding of the property market and our skilled negotiation techniques. We offer a fixed fee service. The advantage of the fixed fee structure is that you only pay the same fee regardless of the price of the property. There are three key areas you will get great value for money by engaging Propertybuyer:

1. Saving Time:

  • Reduce the time spent searching – You will need to look at between 50 to 100 properties to get a true understanding of the market.
  • Most buyers take between 6 to 12 months (or more) to buy – we can cut down the process to under 60 days
  • Lost leisure and family time due to searching and attending inspections on weekends
  • Time wasted at work calling real estate agents
  • The time it takes you to get full market knowledge

2. Saving Money:

  • Don’t risk making an emotional decision and pay too much
  • Negotiating is an art – we know the tricks of the trade to secure a property at the lowest possible price
  • Leverage your knowledge by tapping into ours
  • Get a professional evaluation done so you have confidence to pay the right price

3. Saving Stress:

  • Remove the stress and pressure of dealing with real estate agents in your search
  • Get the upper hand with a buyers agent by your side
  • Buy with confidence knowing you are getting totally independent advice
  • Remove the frustration of being constantly outbid at auction

A buyers’ agent can save you a packet of money if they are experienced, knowledgeable and have your best interests at heart. They can take the emotion out of the negotiation and auction process and give you accurate advice on property values. They should have an extensive database of agent contacts to help you find off-market properties.

 

How Do I find A Buyers’ Agent?

Apart from searching online, ask a local selling agent if they have seen a good buyers agent in action. You can also ask family, friends and work colleagues about their experience with using buyers agents.

An important question to ask a buyers agent is whether they are truly “exclusive” or “independent”. If they accept sales commission from vendors or developers then they cannot be classified as “independent” as they are acting in the interests of the seller. Only deal with a licensed buyers agent (you can check license via the Office of Fair Trading in each state) and one that is a recognised member of your state Real Estate Institute and the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia.

There are seven factors to consider when selecting a good buyers agent.

  1. Industry experience - ask how long the buyers agent has been operating?
  2. Market coverage - what geographic specialisation do they have?
  3. Results oriented - ask about case studies and testimonials from past clients - what have they achieved?
  4. Network and contacts - can your buyers agent access off market properties easily?
  5. Research system - ask what due diligence and research systems they have in place to evaluate properties and provide real time market insights.
  6. Credentials - check licencing, qualifications and affiliations and if they have won awards.
  7. Cost - confirm the fee structure and check they don’t get kickbacks from agents.

 

Is it affordable to use a buyers’ agent?

Yes. We typically save our clients far more than our fee in the transaction by negotiating well. We assist property buyers of all budgets, saving you money by doing extensive research and analysis, looking at comparable sales and market data, and by negotiating hard to secure the best price, terms and conditions possible. You will make an informed choice and will be confident that you have bought well, whatever your budget. It’s a small investment to make when you consider the savings you will make on your property purchase!

 

Are buyers’ agents fees tax deductible?

If you are purchasing a property for investment purposes, the cost of using a buyers’ agent is generally tax deductible (forms part of the acquisition or “cost base”). Check with your accountant to see if the fee would be tax deductible in your case. Unfortunately you cannot claim the fee as a tax deduction if the property is purchased to live in.

 

Do you offer any guarantees with your service?

Propertybuyer is currently the most awarded Buyers Agency in Australia, and this public scrutiny is an unbiased testament to our integrity, value and quality of service.

We guarantee not to waste your valuable time sourcing inappropriate properties. We will deflect all the stress and detail and save you months of endless searching. We will spend time with you up front so that we clearly understand your needs and will target the search based on agreed preferences. With our help, you will save time, money and stress on your next property purchase. You will gain access to more properties, be better informed about comparable sales, the true value of a property and capital growth projections for the area, and you will make a more informed decision. When you decide on the right property, we will negotiate for you so you will be able to make a rational decision about price without the stress and pressure of dealing with real estate agents or having to negotiate.

 

Do you have professional indemnity insurance?

We have professional indemnity insurance to $4 million.

 

What is the process and how long will it take?

Our average turnaround time for investors is around 30 days and for home buyers between 40 to 65 days. After the initial meeting, where our services are further explained, questions are answered and your “buyers brief” is established, an engagement fee is paid (this amount varies according to the service you choose). Once your finance is pre-approved, the engagement fee is paid, and you are ready to buy, the search begins. We conduct thorough research and then present you with a shortlist of properties. The decision to buy is then yours.

 

If I engage the services of propertybuyer, will you guarantee to find me a property?

Yes – as long as your buyers brief is realistic. We guarantee to give you personal and professional service and a detailed analysis on each property we evaluate, based on your specific criteria. At our initial meeting, we will listen carefully to find out your exact requirements. We will advise you before you engage us if your property brief is unrealistic. You will also need to have your finances ready or be pre-approved for a loan before the search can begin. Once these have been established, the search can take as little as a week (up to an average of about 4-6 weeks) depending on your wishlist and the market conditions.

We work with you in partnership to help you achieve your goals quickly and efficiently. You may cancel the agreement with notice in writing.

 

What happens if I change my mind on an area or a type of property once I engage you? Do I have to pay another engagement fee?

We will always be working in your best interests and realise that your ideas about the type of property you want may change. When we meet initially to discuss your “buyers brief”, we will work hard to ensure that your wishlist is achievable and also realistic, so the likelihood of changing your mind is reduced. However, if you change the initial brief significantly, there may be a review of the fee, and an additional fee would be charged to cover the time already spent searching. We will work with you to make sure you are completely happy with your next property purchase, even if you change your mind.

 

 

 

 

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