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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sydney Real Estate: Why Are People So Obsessed With Bu...

  With regards to real estate, all five of Australia’s major metropolitan areas, especially Sydney, were “severely unaffordable” for the 12th year in a row. According to the study, a typical property in Sydney is 5.6 times the median household income. So my question is what drives people to keep investing in such an expensive city? …

Selling Your Home In Winter

Selling your home in winter can sometimes be a challenge. And it can be a bit more challenging trying to sell a home in many areas of the country. There are less hours of light during each day and days tend to be darker and drearier, especially when there is the threat of a storm. …

Time To Move. How Will You Handle It?

You’ve sold your home and settlement is rapidly approaching. While you feel as though the biggest burden has been lifted from your shoulders, you’ve still got the monumental task of actually packing up and moving to handle. At first glance around the home, many people think that they can save money by handling a move …

When’s The Best Time To Sell?

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a perfect time to sell your home quickly, for your asking price and with minimal headaches?  Unfortunately, no such magic time for selling real estate exists. It all depends on your individual reason or reasons for selling your home.  If you do your homework prior to putting your …

Office Pooch Project

For some time now experts have exposed the health and well-being benefits of having an office dog.  This is good news for Metro Realty because we all have a soft spot for animals. After some discussion amongst our team, we all agreed that having a dog around the office would be a fun idea. The …

Bathroom Makeover Sydney: Revamp That Bathroom

Perhaps it’s time for a bathroom makeover Sydney style? The average person spends a total of 1.5 years in the bathroom, and that lifetime figure doesn’t include the 14,000 hours women spend maintaining their hair. Homeowners apply cosmetics, take prescribed medications, and soak in relaxing bubble baths in the bathroom. The bathroom is where private …

Tips To Bag Yourself A Brilliant Real Estate Agent

So you’ve probably decided that you’d like to (or need to) put your house/apartment/flat/bungalow/farm/cabin/castle/palace/monolithic dome (yes, the latter does exist!) up on the market. Fantastic! But… You’re not exactly sure where to begin. Well, it’s a good job you’re reading this article because great news, we’re going to tell you! To start with, you’re going …

Why It’s (Sometimes) Best To Leave Your Kitchen ...

Fixing up the kitchen is usually a great idea when you’re trying to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. But there can be times when it’s more trouble than it’s worth to go beyond the basics of cleaning and polishing. If you make the wrong decision, your attempt to make your house more …

Why Managing Your Own Property Is A Horrible Idea

The time has come for you to finally start earning back some of the money that you’ve put into that investment property.  Now comes the One Million Dollar Question – do you really need a licensed real estate agent (or property manager) to handle all of the finer details of getting renters into that property …

Sydney’s Housing Bubble

Talk of a crashing domestic housing market made headlines after international economists claimed a storm cloud was rolling in over Australian property prices. But local analysts have crunched the numbers and say that over the next two years, house prices will not burst, rather linger. The forecast is contrary to explosive claims by economist Jonathan Tepper, …

Should I Buy Or Sell My House First?

“Should I buy or sell my house first?” You’ve decided to move and you keep asking this question over and over. Hmm… It can be a tough call. Buying first and selling first both have pros and cons. What you ultimately decide to do will be based on your particular situation and financial picture. Selling …