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Outside-the-box things to do in Sydney right now

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do in Sydney over the next few weeks, we’ve got you covered. From gin on the lawn to date night jewellery making, there are lots to choose from:   Gin on the lawn Enjoy Bombay  Sapphire gin cocktails and Chiswick canapes on the lawn outside Chiswick Woollahra. Accompanied by live acoustic tunes … Read the full post »

Top 4 renovations to increase your asking price

Whatever the size or value of your home/property, it will always be a big investment. So, you want to make sure it works the hardest it can and gets you the most return. Sometimes we have big budgets and timelines to do this and sometimes we don’t. But if your plan is to renovate so you can increase your asking price … Read the full post »

How to host a hauntingly good Halloween Soiree

If you need an excuse to host a little dinner party, then Halloween is just around the corner. Or maybe it’s something you’ve had planned for months? Either way, we’ve got some tips for you to make it wonderfully wicked; or maybe that should be wickedly wonderful! Whatever you go for, make sure you’re spooking with style at your hauntingly good … Read the full post »

9 creative ways to use wallpaper, even if you want your walls to stay white

For some wallpaper might seem like a scary word, for others it’s a cause for excitement and a reason go by the motto “you can never have too much of a good thing”. Perhaps wallpaper makes you think of your granny’s house in the 80s, with lino floors and patterns galore? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Wallpaper can … Read the full post »

5 reasons why now is still a good time to buy a home

“At Laing Real Estate we believe that all Australians have the capacity to become homeowners in any market. All you need is to focus on being positive about your dreams, which include owning your own home.” Vicki Laing Oct 2018    Every time you open the newspaper, switch on the news or read an article online, it’s starting to feel like … Read the full post »

How to choose your Real Estate Agent

When selling your home you want to feel completely confident in your agent. It can be a daunting process; the market is flooded with agents pitching for your business so it’s not always easy to identify the good ones straight away. Anthony Birdsall shares his tips on how to choose your agent so you can be sure you’ve got the right … Read the full post »

There’s more to mortgages than interest rates

When you start looking to purchase a new home, you’ll need to start looking into mortgages. And in today’s society, it can feel like interest rates are being shouted at you from every rooftop. Despite the constant bombardment of low rate offers, there are other important things to consider. It may shock you to discover that a low-rate … Read the full post »

Potts Point cafes: Where to swing your cat to find the best coffee

We’re all a little coffee-obsessed in Australia. But why wouldn’t we be? No-one makes coffee like we do. Smooth, creamy, divine, you’d be hard-pressed NOT to find a decent one on the streets of any city. However, there is always a chance you may swing your feline companion and end up disappointed – something we … Read the full post »

7 creative ways to save for a house deposit in Sydney

[caption id="attachment_2341" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] One $ at a time[/caption] Tips to beat the overwhelm There’s no denying it, Sydney is an expensive market to buy property in. According to Nerida Conisbee from realestate.com.au, the median price for property in Sydney is $815,000. And when you’re paying Sydney rental prices, the thought of saving a 20% deposit can be daunting. Of course, you could … Read the full post »

Looking at local – Antiques Art Design, Potts Point

There’s a life-size jewellery box on Macleay Street and it’s called Antiques Art Design. Every piece found in it is exquisite and hand-picked by owner, Christopher Becker. Opened in 2015, Christopher brings his extensive experience in the fashion, interior, and brand design to create Potts Point’s very own Aladdin’s cave. Best known for his Georg Jensen collection, Christopher is an avid … Read the full post »

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