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Suburb Spotlight: Why Owners And Investors Are Drawn To Kensington

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When you think of the eastern suburbs, there’s a good chance you don’t think of Kensington. But this compact suburb has a lot to offer, making it one of the area’s best for growth and livability. Here’s why I think future homeowners and investors alike will love Kensington. University culture and restaurants in Kensington Kensington is home to the University of New South Wales (UNSW)…

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Best Beachside Cafes In Sydney’s East

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Love a café with a water view? These Eastern Suburbs beach cafes are great spots to get your caffeine fix and snap a few Instagram-worthy pics at the same time. Chapter One Café + Wine Room, Bondi Head to Campbell Parade’s southern end to find Chapter One – a cosy little beachside café and eaterie; equally good for a cuppa and a brekkie plate (options…

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Compulsory Acquisition: What Do You Need To Know?

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Compulsory Acquisition has been in the news a lot recently. In 2016 the State Government was forced to make payouts to residents who were not adequately compensated when their homes were acquired for the new WestConnex freeway. But it’s not just roads which can lead to compulsory acquisition, as residents of Randwick have recently found out. The new development at Prince of Wales Hospital has…

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What You Need To Know About Mortgage Brokers

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The Royal Commission into banking has meant that it’s harder than ever to be approved for a home loan, which can lead to low levels of confidence in buyers. Lately, I’ve noticed a trend towards more buyers using a mortgage broker to cut through the red tape and find the best loan. I spoke to Alan Hemmings at Oxygen, our recommended broker, for further insight…

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Is The Royal Commission Affecting Property Prices?

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The financial services Royal Commission established at the end of last year is starting to have an impact on property prices. Here’s your guide to what the Commission is working on and how buyers and sellers can respond to the changes. What is the financial services Royal Commission? The Royal Commission is looking at whether Australia’s financial service companies have been engaged in any misconduct,…

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Why Selling In Winter Works

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Plenty of buyers wait until spring to sell their property, but there are good reasons to start early and sell over the winter months. Here are some of the biggest advantages of winter sales and ways to make sure your property has winter appeal. Winter sales face less competition (but still find buyers) Because so many sellers limit themselves to the idea of selling in…

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What Low Interest Rates Mean For Sydney’s East

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The RBA recently announced that it will keep the cash rate on hold at 1.50%, in line with our predictions for this year. It’s now 20 months since the rate last changed and there are few signs the RBA has increases planned for the near future. Here’s a look at how these consistently low rates are affecting activity across the eastern suburbs. The RBA’s decision:…

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What You Need To Know About Banks And Real Estate

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Banks are intrinsically tied to Sydney’s real estate market, so it’s vital to understand the obvious and more subtle ways that banks can impact your potential property purchase. There are numerous factors that directly and indirectly influence the Sydney property market. With the endless speculation over the future of the real estate market, it’s important to understand the factors at play, and one of them…

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