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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James Levy of Savills St Ives named one of Australia’s best

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

We are proud to announce that a Savills agent has been named one of Australia’s leading real estate agents in a national ranking of the best performing agents.   James Levy of Savills St Ives secured a position in the Real Estate Business (REB) Top 100 Agents 2018 ranking. The list ranks real estate sales agents across Australia according to a range of 2017 calendar year metrics, including the number of sales, total sales volume and average sales price. Now in its seventh year, the RE ....

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Chatswood Lights up for Vivid

Friday 25 May 2018

From 25 May to 16 June, Vivid Sydney at Chatswood presents Lightscape, an eclectic celebration of food, fashion, light, the planet and the cosmos. At Chatswood Interchange interactive projections transport you to exotic locations around the world. Choose from a fantastic array of international cuisines at District Dining or the Light Market, a pop-up market inspired by the colourful neighbourhood street markets of Brazil and built from scaffold and recycled materials, lit by lasers. From mo ....

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Property Styling – what is it?

Friday 11 May 2018

Guest blog post by Evolve Styling. Property Styling is the process of preparing a property for sale and is an integral part of the sales process. One benefit from styling is it ensures the property appeals to the right target market, inspiring the buyer to act, whilst also aiding the best sales outcome. Styling is a solid investment and many of our clients have achieved above sale expectations in the order of 30 times of the cost to style, which is an exceptional ROI (Return on Investment) ....

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Chicken or the Egg – Bridging Finance Explained

Tuesday 01 May 2018

When thinking of relocating, either to downsize, upgrade or to move interstate, a question often asked is: “Do I sell first then buy, or do I buy first and hope I sell during my settlement period?” Bridging finance may be an answer to this. But, what exactly is bridging finance?  Bridging finance is a loan structure that allows you to fund your new purchase whilst selling your current home. Bridging finance, often called ‘a relocation loan’, lasts between 6 to 12 mon ....

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