Posts Tagged ‘covid’

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

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

Keeping Track

It’s amazing to think how we have adapted to living with COVID. It’s not fun or convenient but wearing masks and checking-in are part of the new normal. They’re an important way we can take some control in these times when it feels like so many things are out of control. And it’s interesting to see that our clients are looking to do the same thing in terms of their finances and investments. During the lockdown last year people shared ways they were passing the days and finding positivity and opportunity whilst activity and mobility was limited. Some started learning a new language,... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 18th August, 2021

Getting on with it – safely

Right. This week I’m not going to give you my opinion. In this blog, I always tell the truth as I see it and I like to present my thoughts on market movement and challenges. But this week I’m just going to give you the facts. How exactly can you go about engaging with the property market safely in a lockdown? Across leasing, listings, and sales, this is what we’re doing. First and foremost, what we’re doing is following guidelines as set by the NSW Government. Our team are following stay-at-home orders, but Morton has the technology and systems in place to... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 30th June, 2021

Cataclysmic to Calm – the rental market

Last week I had the opportunity to reflect on the rental market response to COVID in a chat with Dominic Nesci.  We covered a variety of topics, but it was interesting to dig down into what happened across the rental market last year, where it is now and what we can take from it all. So, what happened and what can we learn? Let’s be frank……around this time last year the rental market imploded.  In the middle of last year, the vacancy rate in the CBD was sitting at an astonishing 14%.  That was a cataclysmic collapse that I worried would take... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 24th February, 2021