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Welcome to some of my more informal insights into the world of Real Estate. Here I’ll introduce some of the hot topics within the industry and add some of my tips to help you make the most of your career in this business.

Weekly Market Update April 19th 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lending for home renovations dropped to its lowest level in three years in February as investors spent less on properties, affordability increased and concerns about growing debt levels likely acted as a further brake. In this weeks market update, I explain what impact this has on other areas of the economy. Read more

Lending for home renovations dropped to its lowest level in three years in February as investors spent less on properties, affordability increased and concerns about growing debt levels likely acted as a further brake. In this weeks market update, I explain what impact this has on other areas of the economy.


Why more Australians are now using the services of a Mortgage Broker

Friday, April 20, 2018

Are you in the minority of people still going directly to a bank, or are you enjoying the benefit of having a professional mortgage broker manage your borrowing requirements? With over 55% of Australian’s now utilising the services of a Mortgage broker – we cover the top 3 reasons why more Australian’s are now benefiting from the services of a mortgage broker. Read more

Are you in the minority of people still going directly to a bank, or are you enjoying the benefit of having a professional mortgage broker manage your borrowing requirements? With over 55% of Australian’s now utilising the services of a Mortgage broker – we cover the top 3 reasons why more Australian’s are now benefiting from the services of a mortgage broker.

Contact Sydney Home Mortgage if you have any questions, or would like further information on getting your pre-approval for refinancing or purchasing a new home or investment

 

March Market Update

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

With Easter only a few weeks away, I wrap Read more

With Easter only a few weeks away, I wrap how the market has performed in the first 3 months of 2018. With an increased amount of listings and prices continuing to soften - what you should do if you are thinking of selling in this current market?



February Market Update

Thursday, March 08, 2018

2018 Read more

They say markets take the stairs up and the elevator down, will this be the case for Sydney's real estate market in 2018? In the first market update for 2018 Andrew Drane talks property prices in the HIlls and interest rates, sharing his predictions for the year ahead. If you have any topics you want Andrew to discuss, hit that message button below and let us know!


The Auction process explained

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A recent survey found that almost one in five Aussies are scared of buying or selling at auction and see the experience as “terrifying”, but is buying or selling property through Auctions as bad as people think? 
In this short video, I  explain the steps involved in an auction campaign, the concept of setting a Reserve price and why the auction process is the best method to market and sell your home in a tightening market to maximise results.

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A recent survey found that almost one in five Aussies are scared of buying or selling at auction and see the experience as “terrifying”, but is buying or selling property through Auctions as bad as people think? 
In this short video, I  explain the steps involved in an auction campaign, the concept of setting a Reserve price and why the auction process is the best method to market and sell your home in a tightening market to maximise results.

Australia Day @ The Farm

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

If you are in and around the Hills Shire on Australia Day - I invite you to come on down to Australia Day @ The Farm run by the Hills Shire Council. We are proud sponsors and there is so much on offer for the entire family. I team up with our Mayor Michelle Byrne to give you a sneak peek on what is on offer.


Castle Hill Suburb Spotlight

Monday, November 13, 2017

A snapshot of Castle Hill - November 2017 Read more

A snapshot of Castle Hill - November 2017


Baulkham Hills Suburb Spotlight

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

With an annual growth rate of almost three times the Sydney average, Baulkham Hills properties are in high demand. 

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With an annual growth rate of almost three times the Sydney average, Baulkham Hills properties are in high demand. 


Why buying in the Hills District is the safest bet you can make

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Next Stop - The Hills District

Monday, October 16, 2017

There are dozens of great reasons to love living in The Hills district, not least of which is the fact that it’s a booming area for investors. Unfolding before our eyes over the last few years has been a project that will ensure the area continues to grow for some time to come: the Sydney Metro Northwest rail link.  Read more

There are dozens of great reasons to love living in The Hills district, not least of which is the fact that it’s a booming area for investors. Unfolding before our eyes over the last few years has been a project that will ensure the area continues to grow for some time to come: the Sydney Metro Northwest rail link.

History proves that nothing brings a suburb, no matter how remote from the CBD, closer to the main game like the good old railroad, and even though the link is not completed, the impact of the $8.3 billion project on population and price in The Hills has been enormous.  People are now clamouring to live in the area. The infrastructure to accommodate such growth is vigorous and visionary.

The “priority precincts” allocated by the State government have been earmarked for townhouses and high-rises. Those whose homes need to be cleared for the rail project stand to make up to three times the market value for their properties.

The buying activity of state-of-the-art developers like Toplace (2400 units at West Pennant Hills) and Sekisui House (1300 prestige apartments adjacent to the Castle Hill Country Club along Spurway Drive) has meant that many residents have had, or will have, their lives transformed by the unexpected windfall. Overall, thanks to all this activity, median prices have leapt over 100% in the last five years!

It’s exciting to contemplate the future of The Hills district. You should be excited, because you are living in exactly the right place. For the next twenty years, growth is assured, and that growth will only accrue to the growing status and privilege of living in the most sought-after area of Sydney.

So to our valued customers and friends in The Hills District: be optimistic about the property market in the area. To investors: be excited about the boundless possibilities presented to you by The Hills District. To everyone: now is the time to get into The Hills area!   

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