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Top tips when decorating your first home
You've done it! After months and in fact probably years of saving, you've finally got enough money saved up to pay for the deposit on your first home, the keys are in your hand, and it's time to move in. There's just one problem - you don't really have...
Fri May 05, 2017
Buying | Lifestyle
Common construction mistakes to avoid when building or renovating
In a recent article, we talked about a few of the pros and cons of building a property instead of buying an existing home. Some of the biggest benefits include exemptions from stamp duty and the ability to customise design, layout and decor to your exact specifications...
Sat April 29, 2017
Buying | Selling | Lifestyle
What do Sydney's high clearance rates really mean?
Anybody with an eye on the Sydney property market will be familiar with the region's high clearance rates over the last year or so. It seems there is an announcement every weekend of a new record being broken, or the city-wide rate taking another leap. But for...
Tue April 18, 2017
Buying | Selling | Market News
Building versus buying property: Everything you need to know
For many buyers, purchasing a home doesn't mean the end of the process. In lots of cases, there's further work to be done on renovating the house to fit in with the particular needs of the new owners. This could be a kitchen alteration, or the addition of...
Tue April 11, 2017
50 years of Laing+Simmons: Bart Doff looks back
Over the past 50 years of Laing+Simmons, our team has been fortunate enough to have some incredibly talented members, with few exemplifying that as much as Bart Doff. As Principal at Laing+Simmons Double Bay, Bart has been part of the L+S family for almost 40 years. For 30...
Tue April 11, 2017
Buying | Selling | Market News
How to avoid over or under staging your open home
For anybody looking to sell a property, open homes are an opportunity to entice buyers, and make them fall in love with the idea of living in your house. It's therefore becoming more and more fashionable to 'stage' a home before inviting the public through...
Sat April 08, 2017
How the NSW government could drive home affordability reform
The Victorian government has recently announced a sweeping slate of property reforms, all designed to combat the growing issue of housing affordability. Many of these schemes are directed towards first home buyers, who are arguably the most affected by rising prices and a...
Thu March 30, 2017
Buying | Market News
How to prepare your home for winter energy bills
All good things must come to an end, and the Australian summer is one of them. As the days begin to shorten and temperatures creep downwards, many of us find our power bills tend to creep upwards in a similar fashion.Whether you're a renter or a home owner in Sydney...
Thu March 30, 2017
3 of the biggest mistakes that tenants can make
In a recent article, we examined a few of the most common mistakes that landlords make. Common problems such as setting unrealistic rent expectations or being too hands-on can have a significant impact on the success of a landlord-tenant relationship, but there's another...
Tue March 21, 2017
Buying | Investors | Developers
Are rentvestors the future of Sydney's property market?
There's no denying the fact that housing affordability is a major issue in Sydney. The market's rapid growth over the last few years has meant price increases across the board, making it harder than ever for new buyers to take their first steps onto the property...
Thu March 16, 2017
Buying | Investors





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