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It’s time to get ready for Byron Writers Festival 2022! Now just a few weeks away, this year’s theme, “Radical Hope”, promises a program that celebrates the power of words to help us find new ways to imagine our future....

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...

Newrybar bonfire and fireworks night is officially back in the calendar! After two years of lockdowns and Covid restrictions, this popular annual community event is scheduled to kick off at 4 pm on Sat 6 Aug...

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...

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...

The Byron Bay Triathlon supports our local community. The Byron Bay Triathlon is one of the most popular in Australia, with triathletes travelling far and wide to compete. No doubt, spending time in beautiful Byron Bay is all part of the attraction! The Byron Bay...

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...

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...

It's no secret that when property listings are scarce, auction rates lift. And that's why we're seeing so many properties listed for auction in Byron Bay right now. Here are seven reasons why auction has become the preferred choice for sellers in the...

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 estate auction process has quickly...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Spring is the time of year when many people think about listing their property for sale. And if you decide it's time to make a move, one of the first steps in the process is to get your house ready for the all-important...