How to create the perfect home office

Friday 29 Mar 2019

It can be difficult to decorate a home office in a way that makes it both homely and an efficient working space. Below are some of our top tips for striking the balance and creating the best working environment possible.    Lighting A task light – for example, a desk lamp or wall light – is essential and should point directly at your work surface. If possible, place it partially behind your screen to offset screen glare and reduce eye strain.   If your ....

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Savills St Ives wins Agency of the Year

Thursday 21 Mar 2019

Savills St Ives has won the Agency of the Year for St Ives and Sales Executive James Yahl has won the title of Agent of the Year for St Ives in the RateMyAgent Awards. The awards, which are the largest real estate awards in Australia, recognise agents and agencies that have ranked the highest based on customer reviews and feedback.    Charles Caravousanos, Director Savills – Residential said, “I am delighted that our St Ives office, under the leadership of James Levy, has ....

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Styling to sell

Wednesday 13 Mar 2019

Guest blog post by Furnish and Finish.   When preparing your home to go to market, outsourcing the styling can make a serious difference to the price buyers are willing to pay. But with so many companies now offering home staging and styling services, you'll need to sift through a myriad of options first. And while Google is definitely your friend when it comes to scoping out potential interior stylists, be sure to look beyond the pretty pictures.   Here are five strategic moves ....

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Property Market Outlook for 2019

Friday 14 Dec 2018

Residential real estate underpins Australia’s wealth with the gross value of sales this year exceeding $286.4 billion from 438,277 sales. After five years of incredible growth, the property market fell lightly into a correction phase; an essential part of the market cycle. Both capital city and regional dwelling values have fallen with Sydney house prices now 8.1% lower than they were in November 2017. The reason this correction was felt more, was due to the pace at which it happened; val ....

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Savills Seven Sizzling Spring Sales in 1 Day

Monday 03 Dec 2018

Savills real estate with five offices on Sydney’s North Shore sold seven residential properties in one day, Thursday 15 November, proving buyers are hungry for properties before Christmas.   An early morning deal saw 15/132 Junction Lane, Wahroonga sold by Leonie Piper from Savills Turramurra who had been marketing the glorious sun-filled over 55’s apartment with an epic 127sqm treetop terrace.   Thomas Skelly from Savills Gordon sold 701/170 Ocean St, Edgecliff prior to au ....

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Now’s the time to find your new home before Christmas

Friday 30 Nov 2018

By Stephanie Hearne, Licensed Real Estate Agent. As we move into December, house hunters have been influenced by the negative media hype surrounding the property market and many have decided to hold off buying a property until next year. This often happens as buyers get fatigued and simply give up on their search.   However, with the Sydney market in the middle of its price correction, there are fantastic deals to be had, as vendors are motivated to sell before the property market shuts do ....

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Proudly supporting The Smith Family's Toy & Book Appeal

Friday 23 Nov 2018

Sadly, many children living in financial disadvantage will not receive a gift this Christmas. Savills invites you to donate a new toy or book to The Smith Family's Christmas Appeal. Simply purchase the item, leave it unwrapped and drop it into any Savills office listed below. Together we can make a difference and bring a smile to children's faces. Office locations: Lindfield - 9 Lindfield Avenue Roseville - 21 Hill Street Gordon - 785a Pacific Highway St Ives - Shop 25D, St Ives Shopping Villag ....

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Create your own ‘tree house’ in the English Countryside

Tuesday 06 Nov 2018

Ewen Tree House is the extraordinary vision of celebrated architect, Richard Hawkes, known for creating some of the most inspirational and sustainable dwellings in the country.  Set within seven acres of mature woodland on the edge of a conservation area, close to the popular village of Ewen in Gloucestershire, UK, the property will offer complete privacy and an unparalleled standard of living. This one-of-a-kind ‘tree house’ design boasts considerable architectural merit. With ....

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The Story Of Halloween

Thursday 25 Oct 2018

Celebrated annually on the 31st of October, the tradition of Halloween dates back to an ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). It was said that the veil between the Otherworld and our world thins during Samhain, making it easier for spirits and the souls of the dead to return. In an effort to ward off ghosts, people would light bonfires and wear costumes or make offerings of food in order to get on the good side of these spirits. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designate ....

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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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