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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

March 21, 2016

This Months Market Report

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 […]

February 9, 2016

Preparing your home to sell

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 entry […]