News and Events

Sales & Rental Market Reports – APRIL – JUNE 2017


Our second quarter APRIL – JUNE017 Sales & Rental Market Reports are now completed and found by choosing the relevant suburb, then clicking the links below.


Asquith – Apartments and Townhouses


Berowra Heights

Hornsby – Houses

Hornsby – Apartments

Hornsby – Units

Hornsby – Townhouse

Hornsby Heights

Mount Colah

Mount Kuring-Gai


Pennant Hills


Waitara – Apartments


5 Tips Buyers wished Vendors Knew





Don’t hide or put band-aids over problems or issues at your property.
Be open and upfront, it is easier for a buyer to process and except – or ideally fix it properly.



Buyers feel like they’ve wasted their valuable time when the marketing of a property does not match reality.
One of the strategies we’ve implemented is 360 degree Virtual Tours for … Read the full post »

How many coffees can buy you a house?


Sunday night has arrived and while many people enjoyed a smashed avo on toast and a few coffees down at the local cafe over the weekend, here is some food for thought involving property, coffee and also smashed avo – a hot topic for first home buyers over the last few months.


“How many coffees can buy you a house?”


What an interesting question.

Here is … Read the full post »

Press Release from Leading Property Managers of Australia – 2017 Awards for Excellence

The winners have been announced for the LPMA 2017 Awards for Excellence. Local Property Management professional Bec Reid has won the Excellence in Corporate Support Award.

LPMA is an elite group of professionals made up of the very best property management practitioners and companies. They are at the forefront of Australian property management practice, and their Awards are highly sought after. By … Read the full post »

Are houses a better investment than units?

It’s not about which property type is the best, it’s about which one is the best for you.
Ask anyone and there will always be a huge argument about whether houses or units are better investments because a lot of people think that houses are superior to units and vice versa.

But to me, it’s not about which is the best dwelling type, … Read the full post »

Success at Leading Property Managers of Australia Awards for Excellence

Last Thursday night, some of our team represented John Pye Real Estate at the Awards … Read the full post »

NSW Fair Trading Free Strata Reforms Information Seminar – 17th May 2017

Are you a Landlord or soon to be Investor of a Strata property?

NSW Fair Trading are hosting a FREE Strata Reforms Information seminar for both owners and tenants this month.


Topics covered will be:


Complying with the new laws
Resolving disputes
Maintaining the building’s condition
Role of Strata Managers
Common property and private lots
Owner renovations


Interested? Register by clicking the link … Read the full post »

Press Release for sale at 22 Morgan Street, Thornleigh “Market Wrap” Hornsby Advocate, April 20, 2017

Sales & Rental Market Reports – JANUARY – MARCH 2017

Our first quarter JANUARY – MARCH 2017 Sales & Rental Market Reports are now completed and found by choosing the relevant suburb, then clicking the links below.

If you would like a free customised report specifically for your property, please contact us and we would be happy to provide this for you at no obligation.
Sale Marketplace SYNOPSIS and FORECAST
In December 2016, most property … Read the full post »

Access to Super is not radical: REIA

First-home buyers who use their superannuation to purchase their own home could end up with larger ‘nest eggs’ at retirement than if they continued to rent their whole lives, says the REIA.

He said it is “nonsense” to suggest accessing super to buy a home will erode retirement savings, as both comprise the asset pool at retirement.Giving young people access to their own money in a superannuation fund to purchase their … Read the full post »

Hammer Talk – Best time of day to Auction

Here is a great blog post from Leon Axford, our Auctioneer. Original post can be found here.


It’s the question we get every time our clients want to book an auction. “What is the best time to auction the property?”

At Axford Auctions we always held the opinion that first up in the morning or last in the afternoon were the best times. Our theory was set around selling in isolation just … Read the full post »

Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday, 5th of March, 2017


Clean Up Australia Day is coming in a few weekends time on Sunday, 5th of March, 2017.

It is an amazing opportunity to serve in the community while helping the environment.

There are a number of sites around our area and you can search by postcode on this website.

As an example the 2077 postcode has 4 registered groups that … Read the full post »

Free Event – Housing Futures: How does Sydney grow and the expanding role of Community housing

Link Housing are hosting a FREE half-day affordable housing conference on Friday 24th February 2017, at the Epping Club from 8:15am to 1:30pm. You can register for your free ticket here.

Some of the speakers include Victor Dominello (Minister for Finance, Services and Property and local member for Ryde), Damien Tudehope (Member for Epping), Bill Pickering (Mayor of Ryde Council) Yvonne Keane (Mayor … Read the full post »

Hornsby Council is calling for local input into Hornsby Park


Hornsby Council is calling for locals to give their opinions into the design for the redevelopment of Hornsby Quarry. This opportunity to forward ideas and share views closes 29th of March, 2017 – information can be found here on their “Discover Hornsby Park” website.

Hornsby Council are asking local residents and property owners for comments, sketches, illustrations and photos of ideas of what we would like … Read the full post »

Sales & Rental Market Reports – OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2016


Our fourth quarter OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2016 Sales & Rental Market Reports are now completed and found by choosing the relevant suburb, then clicking the links below. If you would like a free customised report specifically for your property, please contact us and we would be happy to provide this for you at no obligation.

Sale Marketplace SYNOPSIS and FORECAST
The October – December Quarter saw … Read the full post »

Australia’s New Five Speed Property Market

Here’s another brilliant article by Elizabeth Knight in the Sydney Morning Herald about what is happening in the Australian property market.

Australia’s New Five Speed Property Market – Elizabeth Knight

So remember how 2016 was meant to be the year the housing bubble started to seriously deflate? Well in the major city markets of Sydney and Melbourne little oxygen escaped with dwelling values rising more than 15 per cent and more … Read the full post »

The Housing Affordability Crisis

This is a brilliant podcast worth listening to from The Ray Hadley Morning Show.

Steve Price, who is filling in for Ray Hadley here, chats with Cameron Kusher from CoreLogic. He gives some insight into the current state of the Housing Affordability Crisis with national figures and predictions for 2017.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here.




Happy New Year!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas & a Prosperous 2017


With our sincere thanks for your

valued business and continued friendship,

may your Christmas be filled with love and

laughter as we look forward to 2017.


Warmest regards from all the
team at John Pye Real Estate,

 … Read the full post »

Our Top 10 Investor Blog Posts of 2016

We continue to be amazed at the amount of unique visitors to our blog posts, including the old posts that range all the way back to 2010/2011.

Here is the list of the top blog posts for 2016:

10. Six capital gains and depreciation facts for property investors

9. Tips to secure yourself a rental property

8. Strata Schemes – Part 4… Read the full post »

Next Entries »