Fill the gap

Crikey. That’s not what we needed to read first thing on a Monday morning.  The correlation between population growth and housing demand is relatively obvious but it’s tough to see in black and white the predicted potential impact of pandemic restrictions on migration on the bottom line of the residential property market.  So, what are we looking at here? Look, there is no doubt the numbers presented are sobering.  Less migration to Australia and reduced numbers of international students do have real potential to impact rental returns for investors and in turn impact demand for existing residential property.  Motivation to buy... Read More»
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 23rd September, 2020

The numbers

There are a lot of numbers to digest in our profession.  Addresses, contact numbers, appointments, valuations, prices, bedrooms, dimensions, average rates, average levies, and the dates of work colleagues’ birthdays! But there are some other numbers that are just as important that we track very carefully here at Morton and they are equally interesting. Leasing. It is the engine room of residential property a fact was clearly demonstrated earlier this year as a result of the financial implications of COVID restrictions.  The strength of the rental market is a key driver of the investment and sales market so Morton monitors activity... Read More»
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 16th September, 2020

Crunch time…or is it?

Spring.  Traditionally the best residential property selling season of the year, much anticipated by vendors and purchasers alike as each look to escape Winter hibernation with newfound energy, enthusiasm, and optimism.  But it’s 2020, the year of unexpected everything, so the big question is what’s going to happen this year? I am not afraid to admit that I was very worried about prospects for the Spring market this year.  There has been no secret to the widespread concern many have felt at the combined prospect of government financial support ending, or being reduced, and the end of mortgage repayment holidays. But so... Read More»
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 9th September, 2020

Influx of Opportunity

You may have seen a significant number of articles and commentary highlighting the lifestyle changes emerging as people re-evaluate their priorities as a result of COVID isolation requirements.  There is talk of an exodus from the city as people look for more space and less stress in their lives. That might be, but I hasten to add that doesn’t automatically mean the city property market is in trouble. Indeed, it has created an influx of opportunity. I certainly don’t dispute the analysis which shows people are increasingly searching for opportunities to move and recalibrate their lives. And the appeal of a... Read More»
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 2nd September, 2020


The Real Estate Institute of NSW has dedicated 24th July 2020 as Property Managers’ Day. We acknowledge how the real estate industry has come together and worked so hard throughout the crisis, but we also recognise how property managers have gone above and beyond in their duties. We do hope you have felt supported by our team during these difficult days. If you would like to take the time to recognise the work of your Morton Property Manager, we invite and encourage you to provide that feedback via our Google review office links below - Crows Nest Green Square Penrith Pyrmont Riverwood Sydney Wentworth Point Woolloomooloo Read More»
Posted in News on 22nd July, 2020

Diversifying Sydney

3x of our top agents speak with about how the city landscape has changed. Read More»
Posted in Insight on 23rd June, 2020

What, why, how?

It feels like we’re all meant to be ‘back to normal’. Yes, it’s the ‘new’ normal, but now we can watch and play sport, have lunch at a café and go shopping we’re also expected to be getting on with business as usual. That’s fabulous but it’s clear that many of our clients are wondering exactly what, why and how to get on with it when there are still so many unknown factors to consider? Yes, we are getting on with it but I absolutely agree that it is still very tricky to know exactly what is allowed and what isn’t,... Read More»
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 17th June, 2020

The months ahead

My first draft of this blog was one I wrote after looking at some independent market stats. I was surprised and buoyed by what I saw and wrote my blog around the theme that I thought things were going to be all right.  But then I took a breath, took off the rose-coloured glasses of positivity and realised I needed to write the truth, not the hope. So, I started again. To date the numbers flowing in on the state of the market post COVID lockdown look surprisingly good.  The data shows in April across Sydney activity dropped, but fascinatingly, despite... Read More»
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 10th June, 2020

Trick or treat in Pyrmont for Halloween

Family Funstop & Ian Qiu from Morton brings Halloween to Jacksons Landing for all to join! Entertainment and activities include face painting (transforming those angelic faces into “little monsters’’), a jumping castle, giant slide and an energy burner inflatable obstacle course! Pizzas will be available for those who wish to have a night off cooking! Date • Saturday 26th October 2019 Time • 3:00pm -7:00pm (Candy hunt at 6:00pm) Place • ‘The Station’ 58 Bowman Street, Pyrmont BYO • Water bottle and packet of lollies for the candy hunt Suggested Donation • $20 per family Family Funstop was set up by local parents looking for ways to bring the community together. It operates as a not-for-profit and they would welcome... Read More»
Posted in Community on 4th June, 2020

Drinks for a cause • Lord Roberts Hotel

Lord Roberts Hotel is proudly supporting ANZUP with 'Drinks for a cause'. They are generously donating $1 from every drink to ANZUP to raise funds for clinical research and trials for ‘below the belt’ cancers. When • Saturday 7 September 2019Where • Lord Roberts Hotel, Cnr Riley St & Stanley St, DarlinghurstFrom • 10:00 am CLICK HERE to find out more  Read More»
Posted in Community on 4th June, 2020