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

June 2, 2017


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 […]

Eco-friendly renovation tips

May 4, 2017


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, […]


April 3, 2017


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Reflecting on 2016 & our thoughts on the year ahead

February 24, 2017

Urbane News

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. […]

Selling in the colder months

August 10, 2016

Urbane News

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, […]

Negative Gearing in the news

April 5, 2016

Urbane 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 […]

This Months Market Report

March 21, 2016

Urbane News

Urbane has enjoyed a strong start to the year with seven out of nine properties selling at auction and achieving prices that were in our expected ranges, though down on last year’s prices. One of our notable sales last month was a four-bedroom house at 217 Denison St, Newtown. The two-storey terrace on 253sq m […]

Preparing your home to sell

February 9, 2016

Urbane News

  We believe that preparing your home to sell is an extremely part of the selling process,   that’s why we have an interior stylist in-house,  helping our vendors stage and prepare there home before we go to market.  This month she shares some of her tips…   First impressions do matter!   A welcoming touch to an […]

2015 Market Wrap up

January 11, 2016

Urbane News

Growth conditions across the national housing market for 2015 can best be described as diverse. At the end of 2015 we have seen the total value of Australian residential property reach an estimated $6.3 trillion, up from $5.7 trillion a year earlier, easily making residential property the nation’s single largest asset class. Approximately $283 billion […]

a new look, a new website

August 2, 2015

Urbane News

This month we have some exciting things happening at Urbane.    It’s been a hectic month but we are proud to launch our new website and our new marketing look. The website has been designed to suit the fast changing pace of the net,  we have been particularly focused on making sure our new site looks […]