When working on your investment property there are a lot of things you may be tempted to do yourself, but it pays to stop and ask: “Is it worth it?” … more »
How much notice must a Tenant give a Landlord (or their Agent) that they are going to vacate?
If the Tenant is on a fixed term Tenancy and wants to end … more »
While there are dozens of nasty pests that can have a negative impact on the value of your property, rest assured there are plenty of tried and true methods of … more »
From 1 October 2012, the First Home Owner Grant Scheme was replaced by the First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) Scheme. The new scheme only applies to first home owners … more »
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 … more »
When purchasing a rental property the potential for capital gain is always front of mind. Capital gains however are not normally realised until many, many years after the purchase date. … more »
The frequency of property damage claims – both malicious and accidental – has surged by as much as 46 per cent in the past 12 months, according to a landlord … more »
Probably easier than you think. It just takes a little thought in advance, and the patience to set things aside.
With summer holidays looming and figures from the Australian Bureau of … more »
For some time now, John Pye Real Estate has been proudly supporting Heart for the Homeless.
Founding Director, Leighton Walters, writes “Heart for the Homeless builds the bridge between the real … more »
Recent indications are that buyer activity in the Sydney housing market has improved marginally following a subdued winter. The Bureau of Statistics reports that monthly housing loan numbers are rising … more »
The relationship between consumer confidence and housing market activity is a topic that we often comment on in relation to the housing market. The importance of a positive consumer … more »
Spring is traditionally a busy time in the property market. Approximately 1 out of every 3 vendors believes Spring is the best time of the year to sell a property. … more »
If you are renting or buying a property with a pool or spa, it is important that you check the pool fencing. This is particularly important if you have young … more »
The NSW government will limit full stamp duty concessions to those buying new homes from 1 January 2012.
First-home buyers currently pay no stamp duty on all properties under $500,000 … more »
It is vital that landlords understand the level of cover offered to them by insurances such as landlord and strata as well as standard building and contents policies.
When it comes … more »
The Berowra Woodchop was a day for the whole community in the surrounding suburbs of Berowra to enjoy and take part in. The atmosphere at the event was full of … more »
Here are some helpful tips to consider when applying for a rental property:
1. Turn up to the inspection on time so that you won’t have to rush though the property.
2. … more »
In the past it has been a common practice for New South Wales Real Estate Agencies to commence a new Tenancy with a Fixed Term Tenancy Agreement and at the … more »
From the latest results of RP Data’s Property Pulse, 2011 is likely to be remembered as the year of the million dollar property.
Despite below average sales volumes during 2010, the … more »