Archive for the ‘Buying’ Category

John Pye Real Estate Finalists in Hornsby Local Business Awards 2021

Thank you to everyone who nominated us! We are thrilled again to announce we have been chosen as finalists for the fifth time in the last few years in the 2021 Hornsby Local Business Awards in the category of Most Outstanding Real Estate Agency.

This is the Award we won in 2016 and details of that fun Awards Gala evening can be found here. We have also been nominated for … Read the full post »

John Pye Real Estate Finalists in Hornsby Local Business Awards 2020

We are honoured again to announce we have been chosen as finalists for the fourth time in the last few years in the Hornsby Local Business Awards in the category of Most Outstanding Real Estate Agency. Thank you to everyone who nominated us!

This is the Award we won in 2016 and details of that fun Awards Gala evening can be found here. We have also been nominated for this … Read the full post »

Merry Christmas from the John Pye Team

There is much to be thankful for this year and we just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your families. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Our office is closed on all Public Holidays and Sundays, plus some other days between Christmas and early in the New Year.

NOTE: The office … Read the full post »

Celebrating 28 Years Young!


Photo by Nikhita Singhal
 

28 years is an incredibly long time to be in business and we are so thankful to our John Pye Team and the service they provide to our Clients and Customers.

Our Team members work very hard behind the scenes and this week at our celebration lunch, we reflected on the fact that collectively we have over … Read the full post »

What kind of backyards do Buyers like? What kind of backyards do Tenants like?

Interested to know what people in the sale or rental markets like in a garden or backyard?

Call us today to organise a visit where we can offer insight, provide feedback and explore options with you on what people looking for and what they expect when considering buying or renting.

Dulwich Hill Landscape Garden Design… Read the full post »

Outstanding Normanhurst Auction Sale – 20 Hammond Avenue, Normanhurst

Sold $1,610,000, under the hammer. Highest sale in Normanhurst since February 2019.

John Pye Real Estate Finalists in Hornsby Local Business Awards 2019

We are thrilled again to announce we have been chosen as finalists for the fourth time in the last few years in the 2019 Hornsby Local Business Awards in the category of Most Outstanding Real Estate Agency.  This is the award we won in 2016 and details of that fun Awards Gala evening can be found here. … Read the full post »

These will be the biggest home design trends in 2019, according to two interior designers

Interior designer Sarah-Jane Mossop from CLOStudios and Tegan Robbins from Wavetrain share the home design trends that will be big in 2019…. Read the full post »

Empowered Service

By Hedgie Gundry

When John Pye purchased his first real estate franchise back in 1991, he quickly realised he wanted to build a company culture truly aligned with his own purpose-driven values. He went on to rebrand the agency to John Pye Real Estate in 1998 and hasn’t looked back.

“Over the years we’ve been offered several franchises, including some of the big ones, … 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 bec@johnpye.com.au 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Five ways to boost your first home deposit by investing


You’ve saved. Scrimped. Worked hard. Missed overseas trips, delicious and expensive breakfasts and music festivals … all in the pursuit of saving a deposit for your first home.
After all that you’ve managed to save $20,000, $30,000 or even $50,000 – a huge effort! But, unfortunately, you’re still barely half way to where you want to be.

Despite house prices gains in … Read the full post »

The financial Plan B for Australians who won’t buy a home

You’d have to have been living on Mars for the past decade to not be aware that house prices, especially in Melbourne and Sydney, have risen sharply. The combination of extremely low interest rates, a growing population, and in some cases a lack of supply of new homes, has resulted in existing home owners becoming wealthy, at least on paper, and those outside the home ownership club … 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 »

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 »

Top 10 Tips for First Home Owners

So you have reached an exciting phase in your life where you’ve decided to buy your very first home! We go in to this with the best intentions, but for some the journey becomes a nightmare instead of an experience to savour. To help along the way, here are our ‘Ten Top Tips’:
1. Do your homework
Don’t buy the first place that takes your fancy without spending time getting to know … Read the full post »