Real Estate Blog

The Rising Popularity of Touchless Technology in the Home

Touchless tech is rising in popularity, even more so now as it fits perfectly with our pandemic lifestyle, where the norm is to interact with objects and people at a safe distance. Originally intended to provide efficiency in smart homes, touchless devices are now being used as hygienic measures to prevent cross-contamination. Here are the […]

Newsletter September 2021, Issue No. 5

Newsletter September 2021, Issue No. 5

Can I still buy property during Covid-19 Lockdowns?

Yes you can, as there are no restrictions in place that will prevent you from either buying or selling a home during the current Covid-19 lockdowns, though the home buying process in Newcastle and how you can inspect the property has changed. During lockdowns all open homes are closed and real estate agents are currently […]

Why Real Estate Won’t Return To Normal Once Lockdowns Lift

Many real estate agents and principals are working in lockdown right now, and even though we are still able to list and sell property (under constrained circumstances), we are finding that the majority of sellers are saying they prefer to wait for restrictions to end and consider listing their properties when real estate returns to […]

No Super Spring Saturdays!

Spring is here but the Australian property market and it’s super selling Spring Saturdays are not!  And it’s all because of the Health Orders relating to Covid-19 set down by the Chief Health Minister. The Australian property market is no longer a seasonal market. Typically, spring is a season where we see an influx of […]

How to Choose the Right Listing Agent to Sell Your Home

Home sellers commit the biggest mistake in choosing their listing agent when they base their decision on just two criteria: the highest list price for the home and the lowest commission. On the surface, those two are good criteria because any home seller would want to aim for those things. However, they have very little […]

The Outlook for Australia’s Property Market for 2021 and Beyond

One of the frequently asked questions we receive about the market is: “What is to be expected of the property market for the rest of 2021 and in the next year or two?” In February, Westpac was one of the banks who boldly predicted a 20% increase in house prices over 2021 and 2022. Since […]

Investors From Sydney Ordered to Stay Out of Newcastle

The introduction of the new regional permit system means that for the duration of the Greater Sydney lockdown, investors are not permitted to inspect property in Newcastle and regional NSW as of tomorrow 21 August. Property investors have been ordered to stay out of our regions and wait –  they will not be able to […]

7 Ideas to Add a Touch of Luxury to Every Room in Your Home

There are so many things that remind us of the finer things in life, and those things include experiencing luxury at a five-star hotel and falling asleep between lavish sheets at a top-tier holiday rental. But we don’t need to wait to have that lavish feeling for a special occasion. You can add luxurious touches […]

Important Things To Consider When You Sell a Vacant House

Selling a vacant house can be a challenge. Because it is empty, it feels empty. This makes it hard for potential buyers to envision themselves living there. Furniture provides a sense of perspective, while fittings like curtains, picture frames or art can divert people’s attention from marks on the walls. Buyers may not like your […]