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November 2018 Rental Market Update

November has been a record-breaking month at John Pye Real Estate with 20 properties either deposited or leased.

Rental supply has been increasing over the last 4 months.  Increasing supply and average demand have resulted in lower rental prices in November. Now, lower rental prices have had the effect of increasing the demand in the marketplace.
Salient factors explaining the increased supply include:

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Presentation counts when leasing properties too!

Most times when we undertake the leasing and marketing campaign in our property management department, the presentation of the property is a result of the last occupying tenant. Sometimes, it can be vacant or the property might be occupied by a Landlord prior to market.

There is much to gain by getting the presentation of a rental property to a high level of … Read the full post »

Your Investment Property Audit

Does your investment property need a health check?

Can you be certain that the rent you are charging your tenant has kept up with market rates?

Are you 100% sure that your Tenancy Agreement and property are compliant with current legislation (which does change from time to time)?

Are you properly insured?

Have you regularly inspected the condition of your property to make sure the tenants are taking good care of it?

Are your rent … Read the full post »

APRIL – JUNE 2018 – Sales & Rental Market Reports

Our Second Quarter APRIL – JUNE 18 Sales & Rental Market Reports are now completed and found by choosing the relevant suburb, then clicking the links below. If you don’t see the suburb report you would like a report on, please email and we would be delighted to prepare one for you.


Hornsby Houses Sales

Hornsby Houses Rentals


Hornsby Unit Sales

Hornsby Apartment Sales

Hornsby Unit & Apartment … Read the full post »

Rental Market Update with Bec

Want to know what is happening in the market? Here is a quick snapshot plus a good news story!


Rental Market Wrap-up with Bec & Craig

Want to know what is happening in the market? Here is a quick snapshot.




Winner of Small Property Management Company of the Year Award

In early May it was announced that John Pye Real Estate were finalists for the Leading Property Management Association Awards in Innovation, Corporate Support (Bec Reid) and Small Property Management Company (<500 properties) of the Year.

Last week we were presented as the WINNERS of the Small Property Management Company (< 500 properties) of the Year Award at the Annual Conference Gala Awards…. Read the full post »

2018: the year of the Smart Home

Image credit Elite Agent

It’s been billed as the year we’ll all get connected and smart products will simplify our lives. In some ways, that prediction is proving correct, and the internet infrastructure that drives smart tech is becoming a requirement, not just a desire.

But what does the smart home mean for real estate? Is there appeal and value in savvy tech and the … Read the full post »

Online auctions the future in real estate

John Pye Real Estate were early adopters of online Auctions in the sale of properties. We were the first agents in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney to host the first online auction for a home in Marine Crescent, Hornsby Heights. It sold “under the hammer” in 2010 and held the suburb record for sale price for a number of years. The successful bidder secured the property while sitting in … Read the full post »

Leading Property Managers Association – 2018 Awards for Excellence Finalists

What a privilege it is for John Pye Real Estate to be chosen as finalists among some outstanding companies around Australia! Excitingly again, we have been announced as finalists in the Leading Property Managers Association Awards for Excellence 2018.

These are the categories we are nominated for:

Small Property Management Company of the Year – less than 500 properties
Excellence in Innovation
Excellence … Read the full post »

Happy Easter!

To all our incredible Clients and Customers,
Happy Easter!
Should you need any service over the Easter long-weekend, John Pye will make himself available on 0414 914 268.
Our office will be closed from 5pm this afternoon and will re-open for business on Tuesday at 9am.
The Team at John Pye Real Estate wishes you … Read the full post »

John Pye Real Estate 2018 Finalists in Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Well done to the JPRE Team!

You’ve done it again!

We are super proud to share that late this afternoon we were announced as 2018 Finalists in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards.

The judging process of the Finalists now begins and includes the involvement of around thirty individuals from different industries who review the entries to determine the category winners. Judges … Read the full post »

Tips For Sellers – Before The Photographer Arrives

Photos need to be involved throughout the advertising process for selling a property. Getting these right will create a great first impression on potential buyers and possibly even getting you a greater sale price with better competition from buyers.

Declutter and depersonalise
Successful styling encourages potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the property. If the property is filled with personal objects, it will have a negative impact on your photos. Remove … Read the full post »

On-trend indoor plants: what’s the fiddle-leaf fig of 2018?

Ubiquitous in magazine pages and the homes of flora fanatics everywhere, the fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) was arguably the “it” plant of 2017.

Named for the shape of its distinctive leathery dark green leaves, the plant remains a popular option, however, we think it’s time to turn over a new leaf and find out what the experts think is the most fashionable foliage of 2018.

 Enter: the Monstera deliciosa…. Read the full post »

Window safety devices in Strata: install by 13 March 2018

Do you live in, own or manage a townhouse or unit block? To prevent children falling from windows, strata schemes must have window safety devices installed on all applicable windows by 13 March 2018. This applies to openable windows where the internal floor is more than 2m above the surface outside and within a child’s reach (less than 1.7m above the inside floor) – see the diagram below…. Read the full post »

Landlord Obligations – Part 3 – Additional Responsibilities

John Pye’s experience extends over 26 years (and counting!) in the real estate industry.

In this video, he shares with us about Landlord obligations when it comes to the additional responsibilities in residential rental properties. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series for a full run down.

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Merry Christmas from the John Pye Team

The Team at John Pye Real Estate wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with love, joy and peace!

Landlord Obligations – Part 2 – Safety & Security when it comes to residential rental properties

John Pye’s experience extends over 26 years (and counting!) in the real estate industry.

In this video, he shares with us about Landlord obligations when it comes to safety & security in residential rental properties

Follow us over on our Facebook Page to stay up to date with future interviews and other Facebook Live videos.



Strata schemes by-laws review – just two weeks to go!

Strata laws require all schemes to review their by-laws by 30 November 2017.

With the deadline fast approaching, now is the time for schemes to organise a meeting of the owners corporation to review their by-laws (if schemes have not already done so since 30 November 2016).

This is a chance for owners to consider whether their existing by-laws are still suitable or … Read the full post »

Why RBA has kept rates on hold

This is a short 6-minute podcast that will help you gain some insight into why the Reserve Bank of Australia has kept rates on hold.

Here Bill Evans, Chief Economist at Westpac, discusses what interest rates may do next year. His conclusions are very insightful and should give confidence that there will be no rate rise soon and possibly at all next year.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here … Read the full post »

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