Category Archives: Real Estate

Is a holiday home worth it?

Understand how much stamp duty, land tax and other holding costs you are likely to add up on a holiday home. Source: Supplied HOLIDAYS are a time of rest and relaxation and, for some with a real estate brain, a chance to think about making some money. You may consider buying a holiday home near your favourite spot, an apartment ...

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Should you trust real estate agents?

News Corporation real estate columnist Andrew Winter. Source: Supplied DO you trust your real estate agent? Do you really? If you are not selling right now, have you trusted your agent in the past? Before I continue, I must establish I was an agent for 25 years – but now I am a free man and can truly comment without ...

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Inside King Henry’s love nest

Walton Manor is thought to have been built around 1260. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied AN historic house which was once the home of two of Henry VIII’s wives has been put up for sale for $3.5 million. Walton Manor, in Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey, is a 800-year-old country home and was once part of top boarding school Eton College, the Daily Mail ...

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Marina moorings become prime real estate

Ron and Kaye Morgan are among those who bought a berth early on. Picture: Jason Edwards Source: News Limited A NEW class of real estate has emerged in Melbourne that has buyers paying up to $410,000 for a muddy patch of dirt no more than 15m in length. Marina berths may sound more at home in Sydney and Brisbane, but ...

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Agents ‘caught having sex in listed home’

The agents allegedly steered away potential buyers so they could use the house for their “sexual escapades”. Source: News Limited YOU wouldn’t read about it. Two real estate agents have allegedly been caught on camera having sex in a New Jersey home they were supposed to be selling, reports NewJersey.com. Realtors Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan are being sued by ...

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Affordable property gems in 2014

A survey has found 39 per cent of those considering a purchase within the next 12 months are looking at regional or rural areas. Source: News Limited REGIONAL NSW is being targeted by property investors, who believe a number of areas will follow Sydney’s lead with growth during 2014. The Homeloans Homebuyer Barometer, a survey of 600 investors, revealed 39 ...

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Private propagandize land grab

Private propagandize land grab

An artist sense of a new building during Ravenswood School for girls Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied ELITE private schools are gnawing adult properties and branch themselves into Sydney’s wealthiest landholders – notwithstanding still receiving supervision funding. Once they have bought a land, a empire-building private schools are sealed in “an arms race” to build increasingly bigger and improved comforts than ...

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Holidays prohibited auction time

Holidays prohibited auction time

John and Debra Grimes, with son Ethan during their home in Haberfield. Source: News Limited AUCTIONING your home usually 4 days before Christmas might seem like a nightmare, though appearing holidays, or not, hundreds of last-minute properties will be on a auction retard this weekend. Across NSW, 366 properties are going underneath a produce and a whopping sum of 609 ...

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