Property News

The NSW Government is introducing changes to transition the conveyancing process frompaper to digital. The ‘eConveyancing’ process will be more secure and efficient, and no longer rely on paper Certificates of Title. This will simplify the settlement process...

Over the last 18-months, new commercial real estate and property sales in Byron Bay have gone off the radar, with several major sales hitting the headlines. First, the iconic Beach Hotel sold in February 2020. Then in May of this year, Justin Hemmes...

Most people sell their home by auction, private treaty or sale by fixed date. But owners of high-end, unique properties often decide to sell their home by expressions of interest. Plenty of benefits The upside of choosing the EOI route is that a...

Airbnb style short-term holiday letting has skyrocketed in popularity over recent years. However, it's fair to say, not everyone is happy about it. Local communities the world over have been impacted by the knock-on effect of a shortage in long-term rentals...

If you're looking to secure your dream home in today's hot property market, you'll probably face some stiff competition. Even if you've had your offer accepted, things may go wrong that are completely outside of...

If you thought your home was big enough in the days before COVID-19, you might not think so anymore. With lockdowns and a new trend towards working from home, we've spent more time at home over the last year...

The recent property price rise in Byron Bay might have led you to wonder if now's the time to sell up and buy something smaller. Whether this is the right move for you is down to your own particular situation. But if you...

We’re almost at the finishing line of a year when “unprecedented” events just kept on coming. From horrific bushfires to a global pandemic, the speed and enormity of change has tested us all.Hopes and plans might have been put on hold. But the...

The popularity of Byron Bay is reaching new heights. City-dwellers are flocking into town. More and more celebrities are buying luxury properties in the area. And the sale of multi-million-dollar businesses such as The Farm, The Beach Hotel, and The Bower mean that...

So, you've discovered that the house you've got your heart set on is going to auction. Don't panic, there's no need to stress. A property auction is all about chance and strategy, so if you focus on preparing for what is within your...

Virtual technology has revolutionised real estate. In fact, recent studies show that today, more than 80% of people start their property search online. And it seems that online tools, such as Google street view and virtual tours, have become indispensable in the hunt...

Byron Bay has long been attracting people who want to get away from it all. From weekends away from busy city lives, to longer stints to try the slower pace on for size; it's fair to say, Byron Bay appeals to a whole range...

Every Agent has their own strategy when it comes to selling a property, and there is no right way to sell a house, however there are a few must-do's to make your property a must-buy on the market. With each potential buyer as...

Throughout the year Byron Bay real estate agents speak to a number of ‘city folk’ yearning to move to the quieter climes of our seaside and hinterland haven. The dream is real but do you have a plan in place to make it succeed?
It's Summer in Byron Bay and the weather is beautiful.  I’m sure it is set to be a busy season with the town already buzzing and most accommodation for the summer season being close to booked out.
The summer weather is here and the beach is calling as we head into the holiday season. It's hot in more than one sense here on the Far North Coast of NSW with the Byron Bay property market picking up steam.
2013 has certainly been a buoyant year in the Byron Bay real estate market. The scene was set in the last quarter of 2012 when there was an upsurge in sales of homes over $1million. This seemed to be the tipping point for the market, and throughout 2013 the upward trend has continued and broadened, with strong activity at all price levels and over a broader geographic area including
Overall consumer confidence levels improved strongly in November. The national Consumer Sentiment Index, compiled by Westpac-Melbourne Institute, is a good measure of how confident Australians are about the future and has been moving up since April this year. At the end of November it had reached 104.3, up from 95 this time twelve months ago. (When the reading is over 100, the number of optimists is outweighing the number of pessimists.)
October has been an extraordinary month in the “million dollar” home market in Byron Bay. The month began with the sale of Cedar Springs in Possum Creek for a price in excess of $5 million, a good omen for the activity that was about to be unleashed. The month ended with the dramatic sale before auction of the iconic Rae’s on Watego’s, for an amount in excess of $20 million, leaving a number of disappointed potential buyers unable to bid.
In a June speech this year, the Governor of the Reserve Bank made the observation that Australia’s economic glass is at least half full. He noted that the Australian economy had grown by over 4% in the previous twelve months. In the three and a half years since the crisis of late 2008, the economy had now reached a level where GDP per capita exceeded the peak it reached in early 2008.
Are we drowning in our own self-induced pessimism?Any overview of economic growth over the last 200 years shows the cyclical nature of growth and how each recession is inevitably followed by a recovery. The reasons for the recessions are usually clear, either a natural calamity or human excess. The reasons for recovery are less obvious.