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January 16, 2020

How to secure your new home

What security should you have in your new home? The right home security provides you and your family with peace of mind and allows you to live the type of lifestyle you want, at home and away.  Unfortunately for many, home security is an afterthought: It is only considered after a loss has occurred, It […]

December 19, 2019

How to avoid underquoting, and overquoting

No-one benefits from underquoting or overquoting – even real estate agents. Buying and selling real estate would be a whole lot easier if bricks and mortar came with a recommended retail price, but in reality property prices are dictated by the basic laws of supply and demand. Knowing what asking price to put on a […]

December 2, 2019

A Weekend in Newtown

Good morning There’s so much to do in Newtown, so you’re up and at ‘em nice and early. Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, originally the site of the Camperdown Cemetery, is one of the inner west’s best parks. It’s perfect for an early morning stroll. It can get busy later in the day with picnicking locals, […]

September 18, 2019

A beginner’s guide to the smart home

Smart home (noun): A home equipped with lighting, heating and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by smartphone or computer. How smart is your home? Once upon a time, we got quite excited at the thought of being able to change the TV channel without getting up from the couch. These days pretty much […]

September 11, 2019

A Weekend in… Stanmore

Driving along Parramatta Road, you could easily blink and miss Stanmore – a pint-sized suburb 6km from the CBD. But turn off the main drag and you’ll discover what this inner-west neighborhood is really about. From its streets lined with Victorian terraces and century-old trees, to the manicured village green, Stanmore has retained much of […]

September 4, 2019

Get your outdoor lighting right and save our local wildlife

Do you ever look up and think there were more stars in the sky when you were a kid? Well that’s because light pollution – the brightening of the night sky by artificial light – is washing out the dark. Late last year, the inner west council signed a contract to systematically replace streetlights in […]

August 23, 2019

Inner West’s Most Eclectic Streets

Where are the best and most interesting streets in the inner west? Well, that comes down to personal choice, but here’s a selection that we think gives a good flavour of our neighbourhood. Because we think real estate is about more than a house – it’s about community, and finding your niche.

August 6, 2019

How does heritage affect your house?

A heritage-listed property is protected by law, regardless of who owns it. These houses, businesses and other places are given special status because they reveal the story of Australia’s past – and are expected to enrich future generations. Retaining these resources is not only nice for our grandchildren, it makes for a beautiful home and […]

July 31, 2019

Winter Market Report

With winter in full swing, it’s a great time to consider listing your property. While the inner west has felt the slowdown over the past year, media reports of plummeting house prices have certainly not lived up to the doomsday scenario; in fact some of our suburbs have continued to thrive – St Peters (+5.1 […]

July 25, 2019

Can I chop down that tree?

Here in the inner west, we love our trees. Until they’re blocking your view, cutting out your light or preventing you from extending your house, that is. So, is cutting them down always a no-no?  There may not be much in the way of water views around here, but there are still legitimate reasons why […]

July 10, 2019

A Weekend in… Tempe

Inner-westies are flocking to Tempe – and not just to stock up on flat-packed Swedish furniture. As the search for affordability marches ever southward, Tempe is blipping the radar of savvy buyers. Just 9km from the city, the upcoming hotspot is moments from the culture and buzz of the inner west, while to the south […]