March 7, 2018

Urban Innovators: How to Find a Real Estate Agent with an Edge

It’s one of the most important job interviews of your life – and this time, you’re in the power seat. If you’re planning to sell a property, make time to sit down with at least three potential real estate agents and ask some hard-hitting questions. When your home is your biggest asset, a successful sale […]

March 1, 2018

How I found my agent

Crunching the numbers paid off for Camperdown home owner Tanya Mercer, who ran a statistical analysis to decide which agent would sell her property. Putting her UTS statistics studies to work, Tanya compared sales results of 250 properties in the blocks surrounding her home. Pitting local agents against each other, she found Urbane Property to […]

February 26, 2018

Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2018

The future of house hunting has landed –at least it has in the real estate mecca of Sydney’s inner-west. Our progressive patch is shaping up to be the litmus test for new technologies and fresh mindsets set to revolutionise real estate. Here’s our scoop on the top four trends to watch. VIRTUAL REALITY Virtual tours […]

February 21, 2018

Charles Bailey’s Real Estate Trends for 2018

Join Charles Bailey as he discusses the current market trends and shares his thoughts on the direction of real estate for the early months of 2018

February 21, 2018

Urbane Innovation Series – Ep 12: Dynamic Floor Plans

Catch up with George Nikkos for episode 12 in the Urbane Innovation Series, as he uncovers the latest release of the dynamic floor plan application.

June 2, 2017

‘Passive Design’ – What’s all the fuss about?

Lately, ‘passive design’ has become a buzzword in renovation chats around Sydney.  Simply put, it’s designing a building by taking advantage of the site and local climate conditions to naturally maintain a comfortable temperature-range throughout the year by making best use of sunlight, shade and natural ventilation. This reduces the need for heating/air-conditioning, and helps […]

May 4, 2017

Eco-friendly renovation tips

When you hear the words “eco-friendly home”, you might think of a modern, architecturally-designed property out in the bush, with high-tech features like solar panels and a green roof. However, making our homes environmentally sustainable does not have to be complicated, expensive, or have an unusual design. Every property has the potential to become eco-friendly, […]

February 24, 2017

Reflecting on 2016 & our thoughts on the year ahead

2016 turned out to be solid year for residential real estate in the Inner West and Sydney as a whole. A combination of low interest rates, a shortage of homes, and strong buyer demand continued to add fuel to an already heated market. Affordability, or rather, its lack of, was the topic on everyone’s lips. […]

August 10, 2016

Selling in the colder months

We are now in the last month of winter and it has been one of the strongest winter markets that we have seen in years. A shortage of properties for sale and pent-up demand from buyers has resulted in homes selling for excellent prices and in some cases, well above expectations. Across the inner west, […]

April 5, 2016

Negative Gearing in the news

Negative gearing has emerged as a hot topic of discussion in the lead up to the federal election. It is a contentious issue with both sides of politic announcing plans to alter the rules around it should they win at the polls. The Labor government has proposed abolishing negative gearing on homes bought after July […]