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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 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 4, 2019

Can I build a granny flat in my back yard?

Did you know that ‘granny flat’ is one of the top 10 real estate search terms on Google? Yes, you are not alone. More and more people are looking into the possibility of putting up a second dwelling, for all sorts of reasons. Here in the inner west, it is one example of how people […]

June 18, 2019

Look on the bright side (which way is that again?)

Questions you should ask about the orientation of your potential new home ‘North-facing’ is a well-worn description in real estate, but not all north facing claims are made equal. Here are some questions to ask that can have a real impact on a home’s liveability – and value.   1. What part of the house […]

May 15, 2019

Sally’s Pink House

Have you ever fallen in love with a house in your neighbourhood and vowed that one day it would be yours? Sally shares with us the story of how Charles Bailey helped her and her husband find their perfect dream house. At the end of the day, real estate is about people, not just about […]

May 10, 2019

Have we hit the bottom of the property cycle?

Join Charles Bailey for his weekly wrap up, as he discusses where we are in terms of the property cycle and analyse the critical factors that determine if we have hit the bottom of the market. He also takes a closer look at the three key areas that impact house prices.

May 9, 2019

Why winter is actually a great time to sell your home

The real estate business is full of superstitions, and one of them is that the winter months aren’t a great time to sell. The cooler weather plays a big part in this, with the belief that as the nights draw in, people are keen to bunker down rather than get out there looking for a […]