Real Estate Blog

Buying an investment property?

When buying an investment property there are going to be a number of different things to consider than when buying a home for yourself. Why are you buying this investment property?  Are you are going to fix it up?  Will you flip it? Or are you going to hold onto the property and rent it […]

Shared-Equity Trial for NSW Home Buyers

The state government has revealed plans to trial a shared-equity scheme for prospective home owners in NSW as part of the housing initiatives tied to the latest state budget. The NSW Premier said that during the next 2 years, 6,000 places would be available in the trial which will see the state government contribute an […]

RBA Predicts Inflation to hit 7% by end of year

  The RBA governor, Philip Lowe, is warning Australians to be prepared for higher interest rates, saying inflation will likely reach 7% by the end of the year.  That compares with current inflation of 5.1%. “That’s a very high number and we need to be able to chart a course back to 2-3%.” It was […]

10 Things a Good Handyman Can Do For You When Renovating

When renovating a good handyman is paramount. When you find a good handyman they will be reliable, use their time efficiently, have a great attitude and be cost-effective.  They can also help to provide solutions you may not have thought about too! Over the years I’ve learnt a lot from doing my own renovations, from […]

How to Get the Best Price When Selling Your Home in a Buyer’s Market

  When home sale prices are on a downward slide, it’s generally a buyer’s market. But for those who are buying a more expensive home at this time, they will find that the price difference between their current and their next home has likely gotten smaller. While homeowners are likely to save thousands of dollars […]

An Economist’s View of the Labor Party’s Housing Plans

The Labor Party, which won over the Coalition Party in the recent federal elections, is set to launch a raft of policy changes to address the various concerns facing Australia’s property market, including housing affordability and availability. CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless expects the government’s primary initiative, the Help to Buy scheme, to be popular […]

How to find the best real estate agent to manage your property

Whether you’re a seasoned investor or a brand ‘newy’ to owning a rental property, it can be difficult to know and find the best real estate agent to manage your property. It seems like everyone in the property management business in Newcastle is offering pretty much the same thing, so how do you know which […]

Be Vigilant – Mould is Moving Into Our Homes this Winter! 

La Niña has brought torrential rain and high humidity creating the perfect breeding ground for toxic mould. So what do you need to know and how can you get rid of it? As the east coast of Australia experiences a lashing of wet weather combined with high humidity and a lack of airflow, we now […]

Newsletter May 2022, Issue No. 3

Newsletter May 2022, Issue No. 3

Paint Colour Trends for Living Rooms in 2022

For 2022, there is not one colour or shade that’s currently popular. The trend is simply towards colour in general, or just not white! The trends in home colours change in decades, not years, so it’s too soon for plain white to make a comeback.  With that said, some of the most popular colour trends […]