Insight

  • Diversifying Sydney
    3x of our top agents speak with realestate.com.au about how the city landscape has changed.
  • Culture Kings • Elite Agent
    Creating a positive work enviroment aids employee engagement, performance and staff retention. Morton Joint Managing Director Ewan Morton talks about the ingredients he recommends for creating the perfect mix. This isn’t an article about stress balls, workplace yoga and office zen zones that miraculously transform your business into a place where every employee is eternally happy and shares a united positive energy. 1 LEAD BY EXAMPLE 2 RECOGNISE INDIVIDUAL IMPACT 3 PUT PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT 4 ACKNOWLEDGE WORK IS LIFE 5 LISTEN 6 TELL IT LIKE IT IS 7 OWN IT 8 INVEST IN YOUR PEOPLE 9 HEALTHY IS HAPPY 10 EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY  CLICK HERE to read the full article on Elite Agent.
  • What due diligence for apartments should include
    “It’s brought to light a lot of small-time, dodgy developers that have been cutting corners. They shouldn’t be able to get away with what they have in the past. It’s putting a focus on that side of the industry,” he says. So what can buyers do to ensure the apartment they buy is in a well-built and maintained building?  CLICK HERE to read the full article on realestate.com.au 
  • Sydney apartment has lush treetop views over Hyde Park
    Inner-city living in Sydney has never looked quite as good as it does in this chic apartment. Think modern furnishings, natural light, treetop views and so much more. How’s this lifestyle sound: You’ve just woken up to lush treetop views, streaming natural light pouring through your windows and perhaps birdsong outside. There’s no way you can rush through this experience to get ready for your daily commute to work, and thank heavens you don’t have to as you’re literally minutes from the office. CLICK HERE to read the full article on realestate.com.au 
  • Bumper prediction • Big Sydney auction results warm the future winter market
    While hopes were high for many buyers, auction numbers still remained low over the weekend in Sydney as the weather turned cold and bleak. There were 471 scheduled auctions compared with this weekend last year, when 598 auctions were held. The number of auctions was low, but the preliminary clearance rate of 71% was one of the best results for the year. Domain economist Trent Wiltshire said it was a sign the market was beginning to improve, with the clearance rate at its highest point in more than a year. Other auctioneers were similarly reporting above-reserve sales. One of these...
  • Ranking #6 is a Sydney sports lover’s pad!
    If you’re looking to live near the SCG, Moore Park Golf Course, Centennial Park and Randwick Racecourse, then this penthouse-style apartment in Surry Hills cannot be beaten.  The home features a stunning outdoor terrace that takes in views across the city, plus a heated pool, gym, concierge and glorious modern interiors. CLICK HERE to read the full article on realestate.com.au
  • Historic Millers Point home part of Wentworth Terrace group up for sale
    Built on the site of an 1820s convict cottage, this superbly renovated and historic terrace has one of the quaintest bathrooms in all of Sydney. CLICK HERE to read the full article on news.com.au 
  • Capital gains withholding regime impacts Aussie expat real estate ownership
    Richie Muir says “changes to the law mean expats need to think twice before selling property in Australia whilst living offshore”. Muir advises expats to “sell your home before you leave Australia or after you have returned to keep your principal place of residence CGT exemption”.What’s all the talk about?Legislation was introduced last year to combat low levels of compliance by foreign residents paying tax in respect to Australian capital gains. It meant that when a vendor disposed of real estate with a market value over $2 million, they were deemed to be a foreign resident and the purchaser of...