Archive for December, 2013

Choosing the right home loan: Fixed versus variable rate

If you’re considering purchasing your first home in the coming months, now would be the time to do so. With the official cash rate currently sitting at such a low level, securing a competitive home loan right now would be a great move to make.
However, regardless of whether you’re a first home buyer or a seasoned investor, there are a … Read more »

Tips for selling your home during the New Year period

If you’re resolving to sell your home in the new year, there are a number of things to keep in mind about selling during the holiday period. This can be an extremely lucrative period for sellers, as there are just as many people aiming to buy their own real estate during this time.
For starters, a lot of people could still … Read more »

Booming population needs more housing options

With the new year almost upon us, now could be the perfect time to begin evaluating any potential property investment strategies for 2014.
With the latest release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) highlighting the projected population growth of New South Wales is higher than originally thought, indicating the need for more houses to be constructed in the region.

Urban Taskforce … Read more »

Sydney blueprint aims for 100 per cent sustainability by 2030

Sydney could be set to become 100 per cent sustainable in by 2030, with the latest plan released by the city highlighting renewable energy sources for electricity, heating and cooling needs that could be utilised by the New South Wales capital.
The final renewable energy master plan has highlighted how 30 per cent of the city’s future energy can come from … Read more »

Sydney vacancy rates drop during November

Vacancy rates in Sydney have dropped to the lowest point since March 2012.
The latest Vacancy Rate Survey released by the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) has shown that the availability of residential properties for tenants in Sydney dropped by 0.1 of a percentage point down to 1.6 per cent.

REINSW President Malcolm Gunning said the later half of … Read more »

REIA: Growth phase for Australian capital city property

Australia’s capital cities are in a period of growth when it comes to the real estate market and housing conditions across the nation, according to the latest Bendigo Bank/Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) release.
The report found median prices for properties were increasing across the country, with the median prices in the capital cities increasing by 3 per cent for … Read more »

Tips for finding an investment property in Sydney

Sydney is a veritable smorgasbord of property investment options. Being one of Australia’s most populous famous cities, there are a wide range of different areas and properties to investigate and consider when looking to begin or expand your property portfolio.
However, if you’re a newcomer to the industry, you’d be forgiven for feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the wide range of different … Read more »

Further development for Sydney’s inner city in the works

Sydney’s inner city is set for further redevelopment in the near future as plans for a $709 million revitalisation of Haymarket has just been given the green light/go ahead, which could be great news for the city’s overall growth in the coming years.
Located at the southern end of the central business district, Haymarket is adjacent to Darling Harbour and includes … Read more »

Sydney property values increase year-on-year during 2013

Sydney has undergone great property value growth over the last 12 months, with the latest RP Data-Rismark International Home Value Index detailing a 12.5 per cent increase in values over the last 12 months for the New South Wales capital.
This has contributed to a combined capital city value increase of 8 per cent over the last year, which could be … Read more »

Green rooftops and walls being encouraged in Sydney

Those looking for a sustainability-minded city to move to will be happy to know that the City of Sydney is fully dedicated to helping reduce its effect on the surrounding environment through a number of government-run initiatives.
One of the latest plan to be announced by Lord Mayor Clover Moore is the expansion of green roofs and walls in buildings across … Read more »