Posts Tagged ‘sydney’

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

Revealing the value

With the restrictions in place around Sydney at the moment we are focused more than ever before on what lies within our local communities. Perhaps a silver lining of lockdown is that we’re all coming to appreciate the gems we might not otherwise have discovered in our local area. It’s in times like these we see the true value of community but surprisingly it is often undervalued in terms of residential real estate. As it feels like the walls are closing in around us in our homes a little more each day the need to get outside and explore, within our... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 26th August, 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

In the zone…

Does anyone else feel like we’re living in a twilight zone? Days endlessly blending into each other with nowhere to go and no end in sight. It’s tough, but even in this environment, our clients are still looking to the future. They still making plans and doing deals. It is fair to say that lockdown has put somewhat of a dampener on the quantity of queries being received by the Morton team across both sales and property management, however before you panic, let me stress that isn’t automatically a reason to despair. The fact is the QUALITY of the queries being fielded... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 11th August, 2021

Groundhog Day

This time it somehow feels harder. We know what to do. We know how to do it. We know we can do it. But somehow that doesn’t make it any easier. Lockdown life is tough. It feels a bit like Groundhog Day except for one very important consideration. In lockdown, it can be hard to differentiate between the days. It’s been weird to realise the process of dressing for work and then commuting to an office are integral to defining a workday. Perhaps those things are so important because they help differentiate and separate our work and home lives so without them it... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 4th August, 2021

Help.

Help. That’s not a plea. It’s a statement. We are here. There are so many things we’re learning as a result of the pandemic but perhaps one of the most important is the value of community and the importance of truthful, factual information. At Morton, we’re certainly feeling the sense of the community that exists within our team, but we’re also very conscious of the role we can play supporting our community of clients. We are here to help… ‘Our home is our castle’ is an often-used expression but the last 18 months have proved it more than ever before, although over the last... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 28th July, 2021