Category: Property

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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The Art of Property Styling

Isabella Ross Sydney’s Upper and Lower North Shore are some of the most sought-after locations for home buyers. Yet with most houses on the North Shore excelling in terms of presentation and care, it is important for home sellers to consider the worth of a professional property stylist. Cordony Designs emerged in 2013 as a full-service Property Styling, Project Management (preparing home for sale), Maintenance and Interior Design Company, with Director Kahlia Cordony paving the way. Sydney Observer sat down with Kahlia to discuss the ins and outs of property styling. “During my time working in the Real Estate...

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Easy Ways to Save Water

Nicholas Grant Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology found 2019 to be the warmest and driest year since records began in 1910. Whilst recent weeks of heavy rain has alleviated some stress on drought-affected areas, it is important to recognise that the drought is far from over in New South Wales, with level 2 water restrictions still in place across the Greater Sydney region. Everyone can do their part to help water conservation in these troubled times, and here are several simple and creative lifestyle choices you can make. 1)Fix Problems Immediately It is all too easy to notice a dripping...

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North Shore’s Combustible Cladding Saga

Isabella Ross To the dismay of locals who recently entered into the apartment property market, cases of combustible cladding have been reported throughout the North Shore and its surrounds. The story broke recently that over 1400 buildings across the Sydney basin have been identified by Local Government Areas (LGA) to potentially contain combustible cladding. The LGA found that 30 buildings in Ku-ring-gai, 60 buildings in Willoughby, 10 buildings in Hornsby, 17 buildings in Ryde and 18 buildings in Mosman were at risk. Neighbouring council areas Lane Cove and Hunters Hill declined to disclose their figures. Sydney Observer reached out...

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The Drop in Housing Market Prices

Isabella Ross Now is officially the time for renters to get into the market and search for a good deal. With rental prices at an all-time low, the property market in metropolitan Sydney has dropped by almost 10 percent in the past year. Evidently one of the biggest slides in weekly rent prices has been situated within the lower north shore. The Domain Rental Report released in late 2018 revealed median weekly rent in the area was down $100 to $1000. “Those Sydney regions that were overexposed to investors will be more prone to rental price decreases. That’s already...

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