The Forest Identified As One Of Sydney’s Top Areas

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Sydney’s top suburbs have been announced, with real estate guru and McGrath Estate Agent’s CEO, John McGrath, identifying his top suburb picks for the months ahead. John McGrath selected three suburbs which present buyers with the best opportunities. These top three suburbs were: Forestville, Erskinville and St Ives. John described Forestville as “one of the […]

HOW the internet and social media are changing the real estate industry

In the not so far gone days, the real estate industry was a different world. Looking back to when I started in the industry 15 years ago, agents relied on having an office centrally located in the suburb where they sold homes. Time was spent printing out property lists of homes “for sale” and “rentals” […]

Allambie Heights and Freshwater – The Most Sought After Suburbs in the State for Real Estate!

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The Northern Beaches continues to attract national attention for being the hottest area in NSW for buying a home. According to Australian Property Investor research, 4 of the top 10 most searched suburbs are on the Northern Beaches! Allambie Heights ranked number 1 and Freshwater ranked number 2. Interestingly enough, McGrath is the number one […]

Top Reasons Why People Sell Homes

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1. Personal relationships – Both falling in love and falling out of love often results in the sale of a property or multiple properties. When romances begin, marrying or moving in with a new partner can cause one or both parties to sell their existing property purchased prior to the commitment. Or, on the other […]

Insights into the Northern Beaches Property Market 2013

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2013 is off to a flying start! Last quarter we sold a record 27 sales in three months with an average of 18 days on the market. We have not seen such a buoyant market for a number of years. For a full rundown on why we are seeing such positivity in the market, check […]

Did You Know? 10 Quick Real Estate Facts That You May Not Be Aware Of…

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According to the January 2013 RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index, home values across Australia’s capital cities rose 1.2 per cent in January alone! 43.5% of buyers only looked at 1-10 properties before buying. To vendors this is crucial information as it demonstrates just how important it is to attract all your potential buyers in the […]

10 Quick Tips For Earning More From Your Investment Property

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1. Professionally style and market your property Professionalism with every aspect is crucial. The styling, photos, copy and all marketing strategies must all be done to a meticulous standard. Having your property professionally presented and marketed will attract quality tenants and maximise your return. 2. Perfect timing The rental market is very seasonal. Capitalising on […]

2013 – The Year Of Confidence and Growth

2013 Northern Beaches Property Growth

2013 is set to defy the unlucky 13 myth, with 2013 instead being marked as the year for new confidence and solid growth. On the Northern Beaches of Sydney this is certainly the case. As we enter the second month of the year, we are seeing buyer enquiry on the rise and sales prices becoming […]

Splash Out With 2013’s Luxurious New Colour Trends

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Northern Beaches residents are set to embrace this year’s top colour trends, with Ocean Colours being marked as the hot new thing for 2013! Think of the beautiful hues found in rock pools and ocean ripples all over the Northern Beaches. Emerald Green, Blue Crush, Deep Monaco, Blue Knapped Flint (dark grey), Polenta (sand yellow), […]

Architecture and Design Trends on the Northern Beaches of Sydney

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As a real estate agent, I have the pleasure of viewing an amazing amount of homes all over the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I have seen countless renovations and new home designs, many of which reflect our changing society and beachside lifestyle. So looking ahead for 2013, I wanted to share some of these emerging […]