Posts Tagged ‘rent’

CASE STUDY – KITCHEN ISLAND BENCHES

More and more I receive feedback from buyers preferring more bench space and storage in kitchens.  The floorplan shows an example of a 1-bed apartment 64 sqm internally including balcony, finished with a kitchenette/galley kitchen with no island bench. The-Henry-4.03-8.03Download Lumina-605Download Lumina-807Download The photos show a custom made eat-in kitchen island bench with storage and table, plus a custom made study nook installed next to the kitchen. Cost approx $6000. Also included are photos of some more custom made kitchen island benches from $3500.  This apartment rents for $430 per week in Penrith and is worth approx $480,000. Does the island bench help gain higher rent,... View article »
Posted in Insight on 10th December, 2021

The power

If ever there has been a week that proves the more things change the more they seem to stay the same it would have to be this week. We’re back facing the prospect of a COVID lockdown, we’ve seen a Federal political leadership spill and the masses are hoping the Blues will pull-off a win in the State of Origin. It’s depressingly familiar. It makes me wonder if we have the power to change things? There are so many factors that impact our lives over which we have no control. The last twelve months have demonstrated that reality more than ever before,... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 23rd June, 2021

Residential reform

It is a debate that’s as inevitable as the changes in market dynamics which seem to always prompt the discussion. Any conversation on public policy around residential property is as technical as it is emotional and for those of us who work in the industry, it obviously has wider implications. Here are my thoughts. Look. It’s tough. Home ownership has been an aspirational goal for generations of Australians. It is therefore very relevant to acknowledge the current market makes that goal potentially out of reach for generations of Australians. How to respond is tricky. But it is definitely a debate worth having. The market... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 17th June, 2021

Nothing to say

I will admit there are some weeks when I struggle to decide what issue is important enough to discuss in this blog. I know those who know me will say that I’m rarely short of an opinion and never short of something to say but this is one of those weeks when I’m not sure what to write about. And to be very honest, I think that is a really good thing. So, here’s what I will say. There is a huge amount going on, but at the same time, there is really nothing extraordinary going on. And that’s great. At Morton, we’re all just... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 19th May, 2021