Category: Property

Where Does the North Shore Stand amid Housing Crisis?

Eliza Cusack As a direct result of COVID-19, rent across the North Shore has plummeted. This has eventually led to the issue of renegotiating leases on behalf of tenants who are threatening to leave if their rents aren’t reduced. The latest issue of the Domain Rent Report has shown that Sydney units are the sector that’s been hit the hardest. The report showed that in the June quarter, rent prices were the lowest they have been in five years. On the Lower North Shore, rent has fallen by 6.7 per cent. This can be attributed to the decrease in...

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It’s all about timing

Tayla Foster Buying a property is often referred to as taking a leap of faith. Investing a large sum of one’s life savings in order to make a large investment is evidence of such. Even in a booming economic climate with the world functioning as ‘normal,’ the notion of saying goodbye to one’s money and hello to mortgage repayments and debt is enough to make anyone’s nerves go into overdrive! Considering the current economic climate, let’s beg the question on home buyers’ minds – is it truly a good time to be making such a large investment in 2020?...

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Get your Home Ready for Winter

Dipti Singh As the colder weather is fast approaching, it’s the right time to dig out the winter woollies and look forward to warm nights in the comfort of your home. It is essential to prepare your home seasonally to make it more welcoming. The top priority is to ensure that your home is safe, warm, cosy, and comfortable to bring out a sense of ease into the cold season. From small details or drastic shifts in colour, the addition of cosy textures and textiles is one of the main concepts of decorating in the colder months. Here are...

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Appraise the Value of Your Home

Dipti Singh Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments a person makes in their lifetime. Even though if the property market is booming or receding, it is imperative to still make some effort to maintain or enhance the value of your property. If you are looking to sell your home or just want to make your property future-proof, there are plenty of ways to add value without embarking on any big renovations or expensive revamping. Changing Wall Switches Sometimes, it is the nuances that matter and with time, regular wall switches appear to look pale, dull,...

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Benefits of Pet-Friendly Rentals

Isabella Ross Us Aussies love our furry friends. With our country having one of the largest pet populations globally, there is no wonder that many renters seek pet-friendly rentals. Here to break down the benefits that landlords can obtain by promoting their rentals as pet-friendly is Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia. “It just makes good economic sense that landlords and property investors consider allowing their properties to become pet-friendly. Sadly many pet parents feel forced to lie about their pets to gain access to rental accommodation. Landlords and investment owners should not be afraid to ask what type...

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