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New year, a new home in Western Sydney

January 17, 2018

Buying

When talking about property and the best suburbs in which to live and buy, conversation usually turns to the topic of affordability and housing prices. Sure, these are easy and valuable ways to grade the ‘best’ suburbs within a city, but there’s considerably more that contributes to the value of a suburb. While Parramatta’s rapid […]

Understanding the housing market in Western Sydney

December 5, 2017

Buying

From city centre apartments to detached properties out of town, homes come in all shapes and sizes – and they all have their own unique set of benefits and limitations. As a first-time home buyer, navigating your options can become a little overwhelming, so we’ve put together some of the pros and cons of some […]

The value of a property appraisal

November 15, 2017

Best Value Real Estate Selling

Your home is your biggest investment, but with today’s house prices having risen at lightning speed in recent years, do you really know what it’s worth? We all have things we need to prepare for financially. Perhaps you would like to upgrade to a bigger house? Invest in a new business? Help your ageing parents […]

Rental stress: what is it, and why should investors be aware of it?

October 29, 2017

Property Management Renting

Rental stress is on the rise in Australia. Data released earlier this year detailed a big shift towards renting—31% of Australians now pay a landlord, which is more than the number of Australians who own their homes outright. With this shift towards renting comes a sobering statistic—according to the same study, a third of tenants […]

Key questions to ask your agent and why

October 18, 2017

Selling

Selling a house is a colossal task—and for many people it’s a very foreign experience. Smart consumers interview potential agents to find the best fit for them and their property. A little like buying a second-hand car, you don’t pick the first one you see in the car yard and drive it out the door […]

The Best Value guide to buying your first home

October 2, 2017

Buying Top Tips

A home of your very own. It’s a quintessential Aussie dream, but navigating the ins and outs of the home buying process can be an overwhelming experience for a first-timer. There are home loan applications, pages of contracts full of legalese, building inspections, taxes and grants to consider, not to mention a fiercely competitive marketplace. […]

How to be the ideal tenant

September 25, 2017

Renting

The best relationships start with clear expectations and open lines of communication—your relationship with your landlord is no different. Establishing a positive, stress-free relationship with your landlord can go a long way in helping you feel at home in your rental, getting you the fastest responses to maintenance requests, and even keeping your rent at […]

How to style your home to maximise profits

August 22, 2017

Top Tips

The old saying ‘you never have a second chance to make a first impression’ is as true for houses as it is for people. First impressions are everything in real estate; the right styling and presentation can do wonders to lift a property’s appeal and with a little attention to detail and some TLC, you […]

How to sell your home this spring

August 18, 2017

Top Tips

There’s not much we don’t love about spring—longer days, warmer weather, flowers in bloom, lazy picnics and beach days on the horizon. Spring also happens to be the best time of year to sell your home. Traditionally known as the ‘spring blitz’, you’ll see the number of houses on the market ramp up over the […]

The Best Value formula

August 13, 2017

Best Value Real Estate

How do we deliver best value for all customers? Best value means delivering outstanding results, at a fraction of the cost. The average agent commission fee across Australia sits at around 2–2.5 per cent, but we think that’s too high. Selling your home should be a rewarding journey, that’s why we offer to beat the […]