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Property Investor News | Smoke Alarms

New Smoke Alarm Obligations for Landlords

Landlords need to ensure that smoke alarms installed in their investment properties are in working order, correct location and the correct number for the size of the house. A penalty will apply for landlords who fail to comply by NSW Fair Trading.

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At the beginning of every new tenancy and every year the landlord must:
• Ensure smoke alarms … Read the full post »

Selling your home in Spring in the Hills

Spring has long been the favoured time of year to sell property

It’s not uncommon to see a rise in real estate listings during the spring months. Historically, it’s the most popular time of year to sell property. We have soft, fluffy associations with spring: blooming trees and flowers; baby animals; fresh air and warmer weather. It’s a time of new beginnings. A time to have a good clear out and … Read the full post »

Luke Baravo & Sam Schwarz | Staff News

We’ve welcomed Luke Baravo & Sam Schwarz to our office this week.

 

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Luke Baravo
As a lifelong resident of The Hills, Luke brings an immeasurable amount of passion for real estate to the Guardian Realty team. Luke’s expertise has been built from the ground up, starting in a junior sales role and moving to become the accomplished sales consultant he is today. Based in … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Water Usage

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Tenancy Water Usage Charges

To charge a tenant for water usage in NSW your property must have the following water efficiency measures:-
• all internal cold water taps and single mixer taps for kitchen sinks or bathroom hand basins must flow maximum flow rate of 9 litres a minute
• all showerheads must have a maximum flow rate of 9 litres a minute
• at the … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | How to bullet-proof your investment property when the market becomes competitive

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The effects of COVID-19 on the property market may take some to be realised. Like everything else that’s affected, which is largely all parts of society, it can feel overwhelming to think about all the possible outcomes. This is why it’s particularly important in the current environment to focus on what you can do to look after yourself, your loved ones and … Read the full post »

Trevelyan Bale | Staff News

Welcome Trevelyan Bale to Guardian Realty!

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Down to earth and relatable, Trevelyan Bale is a Sales Agent in our Castle Hill office. His natural rapport with people from all walks of life and an aptitude for negotiating and business make him a robust property professional.

Three decades of hospitality experience have proven Trevelyan to be steady under pressure and clear about his objective … Read the full post »

Suburb Profile | Dural

Why Dural Real Estate is so desirable
People who buy Dural Real Estate tend to put down roots and stay a while. Why? Well it’s idyllic. It really is. Dural is impossibly green, tree lined and full of blooming flowers. But it’s more than that.

Dural has a unique feeling of community. It has small town vibes but offers everything you could need at its doorstop. If you’ve lived there a while, … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Buying Property with a Friend

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Entering the property market with someone has many perks. You’ve got someone else to help you bear the burden of a deposit and repayments, plus you may have complementary skill sets and knowledge that makes the investment and management process easier. That’s not to say that there aren’t downsides whether it’s a spouse, business partner or friend.

Even if you technically own half … Read the full post »

Property Investor News | Pets

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THE BENEFITS IN ALLOWING PETS INTO YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY

It is becoming increasingly common for landlords to allow tenants to have a pet in their property. There can be many advantages and opportunities of allowing pets on the tenancy agreement, but before you decide, make sure you consider the following pros and cons.

Increase your chances of finding a tenant

In recent years, the percentage … Read the full post »

Pitt Town Record Sale

After just 5 weeks on the market, we’re pleased to report that 18 Wells Street, Pitt Town has SOLD for the highest price in Pitt Town, by Agents Brett Humby & Louis Stapleton from Guardian Realty.

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In a striking showcase of custom design and function, this custom built, 62sq Vermont Estate … Read the full post »

Preston Stewart | Staff News

Welcome Preston Stewart to the Guardian Realty Sales Team!

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An emerging real estate star, Preston Stewart works alongside Joel Green in our Dural office. He provides sales support to Joel, learning the A to Z of real estate from contracts to relationships, managing listings, marketing and servicing vendor needs. Clients find Preston’s communication, calm nature and diligence reassuring as he guides them through … Read the full post »

Can I use my Superannuation to buy a house?

The Answer is Yes, Yes, Yes!
We hear the question, ‘Can I use my Super to buy a house?’, so often, we decided to put together this informative guide to answer that very question.

The good news is there are ways that superannuation can be used to buy a house. But before you jump on the phone to your super fund and demand all your money in crisp $100 notes, we have … Read the full post »

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