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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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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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