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July 2019 Leasing Results

Welcome to our July leasing results and happy last month of winter! Our office took a pretty heavy hit in the sniffles department this Winter and we can’t wait for the flowers to start blooming! 🌻 Leasing Results Our leasing team has been able to lease out 1.5x their regular amount of properties and our days on …

Easter Colouring Competition 2019

To Enter: – Download the Easter Bunny Artwork here: METRO REALTY EASTER COLOUR IN – Colour the in the Easter bunny however you like, get creative! – Post on Facebook and tag @metrorealtyofficial – Make sure you like the Metro Facebook page too – [Option] you can email us a photo of your entry – …

Just Sold Case Study: 102/267 Castlereagh St Sydney

102/267 Castlereagh St Sydney NSW 2000 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Car Space Sold: March 2019 Sold Price: $1,160,000 Sold By: Joseph Fairchild We’ve had the pleasure of selling this beautiful blank canvas 3 bedroom apartment in Museum Tower last weekend. We had great interest from the market (despite the current market sentiment), ample turnout at …

5 Hot tips for landlords: How to get more rent

Location! Ensuring you purchase a property in an area where high rental yields are possible is paramount. Don’t fall for buying a property just because it looks nice & new. Make sure the area isn’t over stocked, research rental prices in the area and see what else is out there. Seek out areas with public …

Darling Square: Darling One 65 Tumbalong Boulevard Hay...

Darling Square is a new neighborhood that’s gradually taking shape in Southern Sydney CBD/Haymarket. The square precinct is located on the site of the former Entertainment Centre. The location is heaven, located within Sydney CBD’s entertainment district Darling Harbour, the building is in walking distance from the harbor, museums, The Convention Centre, universities, countless restaurants, …

Sydney CBD Property Market Update – 2018 Quarter...

Watch our latest market update video to find out how the Sydney CBD property market is changing leading up to Spring.  Spring is fast approaching! Although we’ve seen a small decrease in property values (less than 1% in the last 12 months), there is still steady demand for Sydney properties that are presented and …

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Sydney Real Estate Market Update – 2018 Quarter ...

  Welcome to our quarter 2 real estate market update. Our depiction of market update is done by our real estate agents straight from the front line. As Sydney’s property values continue to stabilise, different areas of greater Sydney are experiencing varying price growth. Although the media will paint a gloomy picture, overall it’s a …

Updated 2018 Apartment Prices for Century Tower: 343-3...

Winter is coming and since 2018 started there has been no reported sale in Century Tower. Here is why: Century Tower is a one of Sydney CBD’s most well maintained buildings and owners generally like to continue to hold their apartments – hence there’s low turnover of owners in this building; Compared to other city buildings, …

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Apartment Building Profile: Century Tower Sydney CBD

Century Tower is a residential apartment building in Sydney, Australia. It was completed in 1997 and held the title of Australia’s tallest residential building until 2002 with a total height of 183 metres. What We Love: Century Tower is one of Sydney’s older style buildings which means you are more than able to get a …

Regis Towers: 303, 317 Castlereagh St and 414 Pitt St ...

Regis Towers is Australia's largest strata complex: made up of 653 lots over 3 towers: Castlereagh Tower, Campbell Tower and Pitt Tower. Building Address: Castlereagh Tower: 303 Castlereagh St Haymarket Campbell Tower: 317 Castlereagh St Haymarket Pitt Tower: 414 Pitt St Haymarket Building construction completed: 1998 Strata Fees: Moderate Strata Plan: 56443 (Pitt Tower) 58946 (Castlereagh Tower) ...

The Summit Apartments: 569 George St Sydney

The building was redeveloped (former site for BuckleHouse) by Meriton however, the lower level external facade of the building has been classified as heritage by the National Trust. Majority ownership in the building are investors. Building Address: 569-581 George St  Sydney NSW 2000 Building in use since: 2001 Configuration:  33 Levels 335 Residential Apartments Comprising of 1, ...

Victoria Tower Sydney: 197-199 Castlereagh St Sydney

Been occupied as of 1997, Victoria Tower is one of Sydney City's oldest high-rise residential tower. We have noticed that Victoria Tower attracts more owner occupiers and often owners in the building like to keep buying more in Victoria Tower. What is great for investors about Victoria Tower is that there are no common facilities ...

Updated 2018 Apartment Prices for World Tower Sydney: ...

Activity in World Tower has been somewhat decent since the year started (3 reported sale up to April 2018). Buyers are still interested in buying in World Tower Sydney despite many new apartments now being available for sale in Darling Square and other new developments in Sydney CBD. We’re finding that so long as vendors …

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Updated 2018 Apartment Prices for Aspect: 2 Cunningham...

Since 2018 has started activity in Aspect has been relatively low (only 1 reported to sale up to April 2018). Serviced apartments which have gone on the market before the year started are still on the market however, regular residential apartments continue to sell as per normal (averaging about 45 days to sell). Right now …

Buying Serviced Apartments in Sydney

Serviced apartments are great property investments in Sydney and you’ve got many pros going for them – however, you’ve got to do your homework and understand what you are buying and whether this type of investment would suit your needs.  Let’s start with the technical definition of a serviced apartment: It is a self contained apartment …

The Ultimate Bond Cleaning Checklist

  Let’s address the elephant in the room by stating that cleaning is the last thing anyone would want to be stressing about during a move. But if you want to receive your full bond back, your real estate agent or landlord will expect for you to return the property to its initial condition, often …

Case Study: Just Sold 3501/2 Cunningham St Haymarket N...

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Car Spaces Sold: October 2017 Sold Price: $1,860,000 Sold By: Joseph Fairchild The nature of the Aspect building is slightly unique: it’s a mix of residential and serviced apartments. Every apartment below level 13 is strictly serviced apartment, currently run by APX World Square. What’s really attractive about this building is …

Case Study: Just Sold 1105/50 Murray Street Sydney

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Car Space Sold: October 2017 Sold Price: $1,500,000 Sold By: Joseph Fairchild We were referred to the owner of 1105/50 Murray St Sydney by her neighbour, who happened to be one of our landlords. The owners had the property on the market for over 6 months with 3 agencies and …

Case Study: Just Sold 24/137 Bathurst St Sydney NSW 20...

2 Bedrooms + Study, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Car Space Sold: November 2017 Sold Price: $1,080,000 Sold By: Joseph Fairchild We’ve had the pleasure of selling this beautiful apartment right in the centre of Sydney City, late last month. What we loved about this apartment structurally was that it was very spacious and had a study room. What …

For Landlords: 4 Tips that will save you money in the ...

Tip 1: Always Have Landlord Insurance Landlord insurance is not optional – you MUST have landlord insurance regardless of whether you own an apartment in a strata complex or you own a house/townhouse. Many investors in Sydney make the mistake of thinking strata will cover everything. There are great insurance products available on the market ...

Spring Sydney CBD Real Estate Market Update

Watch this video to see how Sydney CBD real estate market is performing this Spring. Metro Realty | Spring Real Estate Market Update | Sydney CBD

3 Foolproof Quick Tips to Prepare for your Home for Op...

Tip # 1 Leave the property Despite how tempting it is to want to “help” your sale by being home while Buyers tour your property, it’s actually really uncomfortable for the Buyers if you’re present. Trust us on this. Tip # 2 Make sure sight and smell senses of Buyers are in your favour.  Avoid cooking …

NSW Property Capital Gains Tax Withholding Provisions ...

Capital Gains Withholding Provisions change as of 1st July 2017, in respect of both the sale price threshold and the withholding percentage. For the sale of all properties where: – The sales contract is entered into on or after 1st July 2017 and – The contract price is $750,000 or more (previously it was $2,000,000) …

Understanding the cooling-off period

Buying real estate can be an emotionally charged process. If you’re buying your first property or feel under pressure, it can be an even more emotional experience and you can make serious mistakes. That’s why most Australian states and territories allow a cooling-off period after a sale is completed. Before you breathe a sigh of …

Simple Strategy To Sell A Tenanted Investment

  If you’re a seller looking at selling your Sydney real estate which is tenanted, take notice. A property sales campaign is a very narrow window of opportunity, so it is in the best interests of landlords to remain on good terms with tenants throughout the sales process. Points to understand: – Although the property …

RBA Cuts Interest Rates

The Reserve Bank has, perhaps predictably, decided to cut official interest rates to a new record low of 1.75 per cent – the first change in rates since May last year. The Bank has acted to stimulate an underperforming local economy with growing concerns regarding the prospects of the national and international economy. The latest …

Where To Go For Real French Pastries In Sydney

It sounds incredibly cliché but for French people patisseries are of utter significance. It’s incredibly important for us to find good bread and pastries wherever we live hence I’m writing this post –  sharing my knowledge and experience. If you have any more questions or want to catch up for a croissant feel free to call me. I’d be more than happy to talk …

6 Mistakes Many Owners Make When Selling Their Homes

Being a homeowner has its joys and pains but becoming one is definitely a life achievement for many of us. However, when it comes down to home there’s an emotional anchor and people’s perceived value of their home is generally higher than the actual market value. That being said, price is only one of the …

Big Investment Lender Blacklists 13 Sydney Suburbs

Apartments in 13 Sydney suburbs are on a confidential black list because of growing concerns about oversupply, off-the-plan sales, and, in some areas, falling prices, according to leaked documents.   AMP Bank, the banking division of the largest financial services group that compiled the list, claims it is a “prudent” response to managing risks of …

Tips For Overseas Buyers

Sydney is one of the world’s most desired locations with its beautiful beaches and iconic city skyline – so why not consider purchasing an investment property on our shores? If you are a non-Australian resident, you are still eligible to invest in an Australian property. The Australian Government welcomes foreign investors and examines investment proposals …

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