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March 19, 2020

Why Sydney’s inner west is booming in popularity right now

We have always loved Newtown, now the rest of Australia has finally caught up –  it’s officially the most sought-after address in Australia. More buyers are looking for their new house in the iconic Sydney suburb than any other location in the country, according to search results from Australia’s No.1 property website realestate.com.au. Also illustrating […]

March 6, 2020

Residential tenancy reforms: what you need to know

Sweeping changes to rental laws that aim to improve the lives of both tenants and landlords will come into effect in NSW on March 23, 2020. According to Fair Trading NSW, these laws will “improve tenants’ renting experience while ensuring landlords can effectively manage their properties”. The main objectives of the news laws are to: […]

January 30, 2020

Six top home seller’s tips for 2020

Making a few small, easy to manage tweaks to your home before you sell can have a big impact upon the price you get. In introducing your home to potential buyers you want it to be as presentable as possible – you need to sell the lifestyle dream as well as you can. You want […]

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 […]

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 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 […]