Archive for September, 2021

Getting ready

As a way of keeping our team motivated and engaged throughout lockdown, we have been running a daily step challenge. It’s been a great way to productively utilise spare time while socialising has been restricted and to get prepared and ready for Summer. Interestingly I think many of our clients have been doing the same thing in terms of their residential property goals. They’re getting ready, and that is exciting.) The team at Morton have spent a lot of time on the phone over the last few months. We’ve been doing what we always do in fielding calls from prospective purchasers and vendors,... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 29th September, 2021

Word on the Street: Thornton – September 2021

The ongoing lockdown has not dampened the activity and enthusiasm of the Penrith Thornton Community Group. Word-on-the-Street-Sept-2021Download View article »
Posted in Community on 28th September, 2021

Bubble Blast

It’s not something you might expect to hear from anyone in the real estate profession, but it’s been so good to hear the positivity around talk of bubbles this week! Of course, I’m referring to COVID-safe bubbles rather than the property version and while I don’t really want to ignite the discussion it has been interesting to note the lack of focus on a possible property bubble. Residential property values continue to rise across Sydney which is great news for homeowners and investors. The Morton team of sales agents are securing strong prices for clients in suburbs including Penrith, the CBD, Pyrmont,... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 22nd September, 2021

Western Sydney’s best mansion has a glass-walled boat shed

A palatial Luddenham mansion with six bedrooms, a home cinema, tennis court and a 16m glass-walled boat shed despite being nowhere near the water is set to break local records. Regarded as one of the best homes in western Sydney, the 5900sqm property also has a swimming pool, four bathrooms, six outdoor entertaining spaces and a triple garage. The spectacular mansion is located at 5 Portrush Cres inside the exclusive Twin Creeks Estate and took nearly three years to be built. CLICK HERE to read the full article in The Daily Telegraph. View article »
Posted in Insight on 16th September, 2021

The risk…

I’m starting to think there is a real risk of staying determinedly ‘on message’ which is that people stop hearing what you are saying. It’s a bit like ‘crying wolf’ but sadly it’s evident even if what is being communicated is based on truth. And I think that’s a risk we might be facing across the residential property market. People might stop listening. I get it. Hearing the same thing over and over can be tedious. It becomes white noise. It’s there but not penetrating. The words lose impact. Hopefully, that’s not what will happen with the message around vaccination and... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 15th September, 2021

How long can it last?

Back in April this year I speculated on when we could anticipate a possible easing of the extraordinary market intensity that was evident at the time. Five months on, nearly two months into a lockdown and still a large majority of my conversations with clients revolve around exactly the same question. How long can it last? There is no doubting the sustained strength of the residential property market despite the economic and social impacts of the pandemic. The growth in home values over the last twelve months in Sydney is now at 20.9%. Over the last three months to the end of August, even... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 8th September, 2021

We’ve got this…

I spoke to our team this week about the importance of finding and articulating positivity despite the challenges we’re all facing. It is therefore incredibly encouraging to recognise a common theme in what I’m seeing around me and what I’m seeing in the market.  And that is resilience.  It makes me feel positive that we’ve got this. It’s perhaps a little risky to announce ‘we’ve got this’. No, I’m not talking about COVID infection, rather I’m talking about the positivity and can-do attitude that I am increasingly seeing around me. It is so encouraging. And whilst I recognise that it might be... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 1st September, 2021