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It's Time To Spring Clean

Tuesday 02 Oct 2018

It’s an age-old tradition, to clear out and clean the house as spring begins. Spring cleaning comes from the days when homes were heated only by fireplaces and doors were kept closed to keep the heat in. It presented the opportunity to air the house out and clean it of soot and grime accumulated over the winter months. Now however, our homes, habits and lifestyles have changed. With central heating and open-plan living we don’t spend winters hibernating the way people used to. The n ....

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The Premium of a Branded Residence

Tuesday 18 Sep 2018

New research report on Branded Residences from Savills World Research Branded residences can offer a solution to residents in emerging markets with immature residential property sectors. Savills World Research has identified ‘emerged’ and ‘emerging’ countries with the best domestic growth prospects over the next decade. The UAE, a safe haven in the Middle East, ranks first and already has the largest pipeline of branded projects outside the US. Pioneering developers and ....

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St Ives Food & Wine Festival - This Sunday!

Friday 07 Sep 2018

On Sunday 9 September 2018, St Ives Rotary presents the St Ives Rotary Food & Wine Festival from 10am-4pm at St Ives Village Green. Featuring 20 spectacular wineries and boutique beers, 30 international food stalls and 30 fabulous lifestyle boutiques, this is a family event not to be missed! Talk to the winemakers and brew masters when they come to the city to showcase their products. Acclaimed wineries on show include Brokenwood, De Iuliis, Hungerford Hill, Petersons, Tulloch and Tamburlai ....

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Scots Baronial Mansion For Sale

Monday 27 Aug 2018

Looking out to Ben Ledi and the Highlands, just a 15 minute stroll from the pretty town of Callander in central Scotland, lies the C Listed early Victorian/Edwardian Scots Baronial mansion, The Gart. Dating originally from 1835 then substantially rebuilt and extended in 1901 after a fire, the house sits majestically above the River Teith and features impressive turrets and an interior that is nothing short of extraordinary. Bought by contemporary artist Stuart McAlpine Miller and his interior d ....

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A property manager is essential for protecting your investment

Friday 17 Aug 2018

Renting a property requires a lot of work and a high level of commitment, which many property owners don’t have the time or inclination to put in. Property managers are highly skilled, licensed professionals who know the ins and outs of the state’s laws and regulations, and advise you on your rights and responsibilities. Having a skilled property manager on your side is the best way of protecting and adding significant value to your investment. Here's five reasons why: 1)   ....

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Moving House Checklist

Thursday 16 Aug 2018

Moving is a necessary evil of modern life, but planning in advance can help alleviate the stress.  Planning 4-6 weeks out from the move will leave you in the best position to make it a stress-free experience.  Download Savills Moving House Checklist.

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Stephanie’s stellar winter, $12.5m of local sales

Thursday 26 Jul 2018

While most agents fear the winter months as it is traditionally a quieter market, Stephanie Hearne approached the middle of the year with all guns blazing. Having been in the industry for over 16 years, she has seen numerous hot and cold winter real estate markets and knows what it takes to attract buyers and negotiate exceptional results. In early June, Stephanie sold 23 Earl St, Roseville at auction – a character home on 929sqm with 4 bedrooms, lots of potential and a huge private garde ....

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Savills sells more properties on the North Shore than any other agency

Tuesday 17 Jul 2018

With five offices on the upper North Shore, Savills has had a stellar start to the year, selling more properties in the first half of 2018 than any other agency in the area. Savills has negotiated the sale of 95 properties on market, compared to the second highest competitor agency selling 76 properties on the North Shore. In addition, Savills sold 45 properties off-market to qualified database buyers. Amidst challenging market conditions and negative media coverage about falling property price ....

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What downsizers need to know about the superannuation changes

Monday 09 Jul 2018

The Contributing the proceeds of downsizing into superannuation measure was one of several announced in the 2017–18 Budget as part of the government's package of reforms to reduce pressure on housing affordability in Australia. As of 1 July 2018, if you are 65 years old or older and meet the eligibility requirements, you may be able to choose to make a downsizer contribution into your superannuation of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling your home. Your downsizer contribu ....

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Preparing your home for a spring sale

Monday 02 Jul 2018

Whilst spring might seem a far off dream as we shiver through winter, it will be upon us before we know it and it’s best to be prepared. If you’re considering taking the leap and selling in spring, here’s a few handy hints to win over those springtime buyers.   Flow From the minute a prospective buyer sees your home from the kerb, they immediately start making up their mind. Ensure that your property shines from all angles; from the street to the entry hall, to the bedroo ....

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