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Good News For The Property Market

Monday 27 May 2019

The property market always faces a lull as we head into a Federal election as confidence wanes and policy promises are thrown around. Now that the election has been decided, there have been several fantastic announcements that will benefit buyers and boost the property market.   1. APRA to scrap the assessment rate of 7% Currently, lenders have to assess whether a borrower can afford their repayments using a minimum interest rate of at least 7%. This was a rule introduced by the Australian ....

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Vivid Sydney 2019 - What's On

Monday 27 May 2019

Where art, technology and commerce intersect. Three weeks of game changing ideas and seminars, amazing music and light sculptures that transform the city. 24 May - 15 June 2019   Here’s some local installations to visit with family and friends:   Luna Park Sydney Experience an explosion of colour, light and music as A Kaleidoscopic Tale illuminates more than 3,000 LED lights on the Ferris Wheel every night to reveal the many facets of Luna Park.   Taronga Zoo Your journey be ....

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Finance Update from our partner Pink Finance

Monday 06 May 2019

It has been a very interesting first quarter of 2019. With the Royal Commission, State and Federal elections there has been much attention focused on the finance Industry. Whilst lending growth is at a 10-year low, home loans are still being approved; however, it’s imperative that you know what the market is doing so you can put yourself in the best possible position. To get an insight into what the market is doing and how you can get ahead, here are the top 5 questions I get asked:   ....

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Savills Impacts: Collaborate, connect and share

Monday 06 May 2019

By Eri Mitsostegiou This blog is inspired by a theme in Impacts, Savills global thought leadership publication and research programme. This year is the ‘disruption issue’, looking at how widespread economic, political, demographic and technological upheaval is changing the world of real estate. Real estate around the world is being shaped by a set of values which, while not necessarily new, have certainly not previously been at the forefront of dictating behavior. Brought into prom ....

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Savills Impacts: Why it’s not just about the price tag

Monday 06 May 2019

Author: Sophie Chick, Director, World Research, Savills UK This blog is inspired by a theme in Impacts, Savills global thought leadership publication and research programme. This year is the ‘disruption issue’, looking at how widespread economic, political, demographic and technological upheaval is changing the world of real estate. Owning residential property in a major world city, either as an investment or pied-à-terre, is high on the wish list for wealthy buyers but the a ....

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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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