4 easy ways to make your rental property more appealing

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 20th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments

Looking to achieve maximum rental return on your investment property and not sure where to begin? There are quite a few things you can do to help make a rental more appealing and you don’t need to spend a fortune. Try focusing on some key elements that renters are looking for to help get your […]

What’s it really like living in Blacktown?

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 17th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

What do you think about all of the growth and change going on in the Blacktown LGA? Is the city transforming into a place you’ll want to live in the future? The Blacktown City Council is currently inviting residents to have their say on what it’s like living in the area as part of their […]

Should you sell via auction in a cooling market?

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 15th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Deciding whether to sell by auction or private treaty is a common conundrum for home sellers, particularly when the property market is softening. Auctions are often a no-brainer during boom times, when strong buyer competition and the fear of missing out helps ramp up buyer’s bids, however they can prove to be an effective method […]

How to know if you should knockdown and rebuild your home

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 13th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments

Looking to bring an older home into the future but aren’t sure whether to remodel or knock the whole place down and start again? It might seem a shame to knock down an older building, particularly if it holds memories or is still in decent condition, however sometimes it makes more sense to rebuild a […]

What will we see in Western Sydney’s ‘smart city’?

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 10th, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments
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Autonomous vehicle technology may still sound like something that is decades away, but developers are looking at building it into the design of the upcoming Sydney Science Park in Luddenham, which is set to become Australia’s first smart city. Delivering the project will be Sydney developer Celestino, who has met with the University of Technology […]

Fear of auctions is causing buyers to miss out

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 8th, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments
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Property affordability is improving across the nation, however some buyers may be missing out on some great deals because they don’t want to bid at auctions. New research from Westpac’s Home Ownership Report has revealed that over half (56%) of home owners looking for their next property purchase admit they are too scared to buy […]

5 ways to get your garden ready for winter

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 6th, 2019 in Property Tips | No Comments
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Dreaming of a beautiful garden to escape to in winter? Spending time in the garden doesn’t need to be reserved for just summer and spring. In Australia we are blessed with relatively warm winter climates that mean we can enjoy a garden in winter that not just survives, but thrives as well. Even if your […]

Find out about Penrith’s grant programs

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 3rd, 2019 in Outer Western Sydney News | No Comments

Penrith Council will be holding a Grant Information Session next Friday 10 May, ahead of this year’s release of grant funding. The session will be held at 10am-11am at the Civic Centre and will provide information to help people learn more about how they can be supported in investing in community projects. Council grant programs […]

Do voters want negative gearing to change?

Posted by Terry Hansen on May 1st, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments

Everybody has been given the chance to find out where they sit on the political spectrum thanks to the popular ABC Vote Compass survey, which has provided some useful insights about how Australian voters view particular policies. One of the highly contentious policy debates of this year’s election is undoubtedly negative gearing, with the Labor […]

Aussie borrowers are confused about basic mortgage concepts

Posted by Terry Hansen on April 29th, 2019 in Real Estate News | No Comments

Despite property being one of the biggest financial investments that many will make in their lifetime, new research has found that almost half of property seekers don’t understand some common mortgage terms. Westpac’s Westpac’s latest Home Ownership Report, which surveyed over 1,000 Australian home owners looking to purchase their next property, found that almost half didn’t […]


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