Events

Newrybar bonfire and fireworks night is back!

Newrybar fireworks night is all set to light up the night sky on Saturday 3rd August 2024 with its annual fireworks and bonfire spectacular. This popular fireworks and bonfire night takes place in the…

Building & Design

Congratulations to Atlanta Building

Big congratulations to the Atlanta Building team for their remarkable achievement at the Master Builders NSW Northern Regions Builders Awards last Saturday night. Atlanta Building dominated the event…

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Much loved hat store for sale in Byron Bay

Meet Nerida, the heart and soul behind Byron Bay Hat Company, an iconic hat store that’s been a part of the Byron Bay community for almost three decades. Nerida has been at the Byron Bay Hat Company since 1995.

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Byron Bay Bluesfest

Bluesfest Byron Bay will celebrate 35 years of bringing outstanding blues and roots music to Byron Shire every Easter long weekend since 1990. This year’s festival takes place from…

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Byron Bay Triathlon

The Byron Bay Triathlon is a fun and challenging race that sees triathletes travel far and wide to compete. Spending a long weekend in beautiful Byron Bay is undoubtedly all part of the attraction!

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A design enthusiast’s guide to Byron

For design lovers with time to explore Byron Bay and beyond, there’s a lot to discover.Here’s a list of must-sees and the best new local experiences recommended by the team at Ed Silk Byron Bay…

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Bangalow & Mullumbimby Country Shows

It’s showtime again on the far north coast of New South Wales! Mullumbimby Show is in the calendar for the weekend of the 10th, 11th, and 12th of November, while the Bangalow Show will take place

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Plans for future housing on public exhibition

Are you interested in finding out where new houses will be built in Byron Shire over the next two decades? Last week, the Council formally confirmed their support for the broad strategies contained within

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New holiday letting rules announced in Byron Bay

It’s been a long wait, but last week, the NSW Government announced that they have granted a 60-day cap on non-hosted short-term rental accommodation for most of Byron Shire. The good news for investors…

Building & Design

Australian Institute of Architects Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects 2024 Country Division Architecture Awards at Stone & Wood Brewery, Byron Bay We’re proud to be sponsoring this year’s Australian Institute of Architects

Building & Design

Get your property ready for sale this spring.

As the real estate spring selling season kicks in, you may be thinking about listing your property for sale. And if you decide that now is the time to enter the market and find the perfect spring

Property News

How to come out on top at an auction

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…

Events

Byron Bay Writers Festival

It’s time to get ready for Byron Writers Festival 2023! Now just days away, this year’s theme, “Wild Imagination”, promises a program where leading storytellers direct creative and daring conversations that will envision our world anew and bring the…

Real Estate

Spotlight on Ewingsdale

Ewingsdale is a peaceful, rural suburb on the outskirts of Byron Bay. Just six kilometres west of Byron’s CBD, it’s a quiet community that sits at the foot of the St Helena ridgeline, making it a peaceful alternative to living in town.

Lifestyle

Byron Bay Ocean Swim a Daily Event

Every morning at 8 am, a group of hardy folk gather on the Byron Bay Surf Club deck. Some carry goggles, snorkels, and fins, but most just sport swimmers as they troop along the beach toward the Byron Lighthouse until they reach The Pass

Events

Have a very Merry Christmas in Byron Bay

The run-up to Christmas may be known as the ‘Silly Season’ to some, but here in Byron Bay, it’s a marathon of fun activities and events. This year, we have a new event to look forward to

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Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary

We may have a brand-new hospital in Byron Bay, but that doesn’t mean annual government funding provides everything they need. That’s where Byron Bay Hospital Auxiliary comes in. They’re a volunteer community

Events

Splendour in the Grass Returns to Byron Bay in 2022

With one of the most important dates of the year coming up, it’s time to shake off the winter chill and get ready for the return of Splendour in the Grass Festival. After being forced to cancel for the last two years…

Lifestyle

How To Succeed At A Tree Change

Here are some handy hints that will help make sure this huge change in lifestyle kicks off to a positive start. Every day the team at Ed Silk Byron Bay take calls from people who are thinking about relocating to Byron. The dream is real, but if you’re thinking of making a move

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A new independent Council for Byron Shire

December’s local Council elections saw Michael Lyon, an independent, voted mayor of Byron Shire with a clear 54.32% majority. This outcome means that the Greens’ primary vote more than halved, indicating a…

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2021: The year that was

As 2021 reaches a close, we leave a year behind us that’s seen words like “crazy”, “mad”, and “insane” used to describe the prices being paid for property in Byron Bay. At the start of the pandemic, everyone feared the economy would take an enormous hit.

Real Estate

Everything you need to know about a virtual auction

It’s no surprise that we’ve seen the rise of virtual auctions over recent months. With public auctions and open homes on pause due to lockdowns and social distancing rules restricting face-to-face meetings, the real…

Property News

Digital reforms cancel out Certificates of Title

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…

Lifestyle

In the spotlight: Byron Bay Tea Company

Byron Bay Tea Company was born out of Sarita Merlo’s passion for the medicinal power of tea and the healing magic that emanates from the land around Byron Bay. A naturopath, herbalist, and tea enthusiast, Sarita has delighted health-conscious…

Lifestyle

How the Danish concept of hygge can help you through lockdown.

If you’re not familiar with the Danish idea of “hygge”, it’s an attitude that focuses on embracing the small things in life and taking the time to appreciate them. Pronounced “hoo-gah”, this philosophy is central to the Danish way of being. And it’s…

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Byron Bay commercial real estate sales

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…

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Selling your home by expressions of interest (EOI)

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 seller gets…

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5 tips for a stress-free property purchase

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…

Building & Design

How Covid has changed what we want from our homes.

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

Building & Design

Is now the right time to downsize?

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

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2020. What a year!

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

Property News

Off-market property sales on the rise in Byron Bay

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…

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Virtual technology brings property listings to life.

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

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Creative industries make Byron Bay even better

City-born creatives have been making their way north to Byron Bay for a while now. Many come because they’re looking for a change of pace—a simpler life without the traffic. A life where you surf before work, ride your bike

Lifestyle

What is it about Byron Bay?

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

Property News

Selling your property? 9 things that will turn off buyers.

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

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Suffolk Park – Byron Bay’s Best Kept Secret

Life in Suffolk Park is Byron locals best kept secret – its tree lined streets are named after local Byron Bay identities and it’s been said that the majority of Byron Bay residents choose to live in this area. It has everything that’s

Lifestyle

How to unwind in Byron Bay in 24 hours: A Locals Guide

By the Ed Silk Team People the world over have heard of Byron Bay, and for good reason. Local building covenants preventing high rises and over-development has ensured Byron Bay has retained its beach town charm and reputation for an escape from the

Lifestyle

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but it’s also no light touch when it comes to the stress levels. Without prior planning and research, the number of tasks you need to complete to ensure your move goes off without a

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North Coast Cultural Feast

There is way more to the North Coast of NSW than sun, sand and beautiful beaches…yes sirrreee…we are a total cultural hot spot. Sooo what better way to kick off for November than to keep you informed of what’s on offer.

Lifestyle

8 Ways to Spring-ify Your Home

Well, it’s almost that time of year again. You know the one, you’ve been hibernating all through winter, snuggling up on the couch under a blanket, cosying up and getting comfy in your cocoon (that’s code for home). And then it’s spring! Lovely,

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Wategos Beach French Connection

Byron Bay is such a bustling little town in the middle of a growth phase that it can sometimes be hard to imagine that it was ever any other way. And Wategos is such an integral enclave to Byron Bay it’s also hard

Building & Design

Tiny Houses For Byron Bay Real Estate

There’s lots of reasons to buy a tiny house, particularly when you have Byron Bay real estate. Plenty of people in the region need granny flats, want accommodation on their property or simply want to live small for environmental reasons.

Building & Design

Quick Chat With Oscar Mira from Mercabarna Architects

Q.  Why did you choose architecture as your profession? A.  When I was a kid I dreamt about being an inventor, not a fireman. I was always on the creative side of life: drawing, designing artefacts, creating graphics for video games, writing, programming,

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Quick Chat With Ed Haysom of Mode Haysom Architects

Q.  Why did you choose architecture as your profession?  A.  My Uncle was an architect in Auckland and I was encouraged to follow him. It seemed like an interesting career as it combined art with science. Q.  How would you describe your style?

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Recycled House Built By Skye

In the humble words of Skye…”If a 42 year old mother of two young children with no building experience and no training can build a tiny home then it goes without saying that anyone who has the desire can.”

Building & Design

The Latest Trends In Sustainable Homes

Living in the Northern Rivers we have access to water, sunshine and good soil. Utilising these natural resources while not wasting them, is key to sustainable living.

Lifestyle

How To Succeed At A Tree Change

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

Lifestyle

Support The Oceania Project At Go Fund Me.

Through a process of community interaction along with ongoing conservation and protection, The Oceania Project is looking for funding to continue their valuable work.

Real Estate

The Best Way To Find Byron Bay Real Estate

So you’re on the internet, visiting local websites and doing the groundwork searching for the property that fits your needs. But how can you be sure this property is worth the time to visit in person?

Building & Design

How To Dress Your Byron Bay Real Estate For Autumn

Changing a few key things in your home will increase your chances of selling your Byron Bay real estate during the cooler Autumn months. Following these simple steps will see your property sold in no time.

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Find A Beach Side Bargain Near Byron Bay

A beach side home is the great Australian dream. A home where you can take a walk down to the ocean, perhaps go for a surf, but still be within reach of schools, transport and shops. For some that dream may seem out of reach but there’s still great suburbs to invest in within driving distance of Byron Bay. So for your stake in the great Aussie dream, take a look at the suburbs we’ve listed below.

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Summer in Byron Bay

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.

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Splendour in the Grass

It’s time to shake off those mid-winter blues as Splendour in the Grass heats up Byron Shire from 25 – 27 July.  Promising three days of action packed entertainment with 75 bands, 50 DJs and producers, forums, food, camping and comedy.