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Saying thanks for the Thirroul library – School holidays and beyond, what’s happening in the heart of the community this month

April 11, 2019


One Agency Downie Denison-Pender is based just opposite the Thirroul library. Seeing the hustle and bustle through the doors, we know just how much our library offers to our community. We suspect most of you make it through those doors at least couple of times at month. Is that right? Just about every person would […]

A few of our favourite local things to help you get through your busy April

April 4, 2019


April is always a busy month for local families. As daylight savings ends and the first school term draws to a close, it feels like we’re all trying to make it through unscathed. These are a few of our favourite local things to remember to help you keep you on track this April in the […]

March Wrap: The Sea Changers drawn by unique family homes

March 28, 2019


The beauty of our beach lifestyle has attracted many families to our shores this month, with buyers drawing from towns and cities further afield than you’d expect. While we’ve still seen many Sydney-siders making the move, we’ve also sold to those from Canberra and as far away as Mudgee. 4 and 5 bedrooms popular for […]

State Election: To scrap or not to scrap the Medium Density Housing Code?

March 21, 2019


While One Agency Downie & Denison-Pender don’t have a political persuasion, on a few occasions this blog has tried to encourage debate or consideration about issues affecting our local property market. The State Election is on Saturday, as you know. One of the best times to assert your opinion on how we can manage our […]

Bushranger, Butcher, Bulldog or Dragon? Who the big contenders are for this League season?

March 13, 2019


League season is due to kick off again for the year. From under 6s all the way up to opens, families right around the Northern Illawarra are tying up their boots and slipping on their jerseys, ready to run onto the footy field for another season. Which team are you on? Thirroul Butcher Our Mel […]

Labor or Coalition win? How will it affect the market?

March 6, 2019


The May federal election may be the spark needed to ignite action among an indecisive investor market. We know when the property-cycle is on downward trend, investors feel uncertainty. Investors are unsure whether it’s a good time to buy or sell, second guessing decisions. But depending on if you think Labor or the Coalition will […]

February Market Wrap – Sunny weather brings warm reception to northern Illawarra real estate. Our predictions for Autumn.

February 27, 2019


It’s is the last day of summer and the sun is shining, just like the month past. Higher than average numbers at open homes We’re happy to say this month saw improved numbers to open homes, not just compared to the typically slower month of January, but also compared to late last year. A positive […]

How to make the most of the last days of summer – get back to nature in the northern Illawarra

February 21, 2019


The count down begins. Yesterday was the first chilly day for ages. It was a big reminder that summer days are drawing to a close. We need to make the most of the outdoors before we’re all hauled up in front of heaters. So, the team at One Agency Downie Denison-Pender have put our heads […]

Valentines Day in Northern Illawarra

February 14, 2019


Since you’re reading this now, Valentines Day may have crept up on you. It’s Valentines Day today and if you haven’t got your plans sorted yet, don’t worry. There are still ways to save the day. Just because it’s last minute, doesn’t mean it can’t be worth a big smooch from your lucky someone. Best […]

Are new bank watchdog rules going to affect house prices? Investors are hopeful as lending restrictions are scrapped

February 7, 2019


  Every January brings hopeful enthusiasm for the year to come. Thanks to the recent announcement from Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the year will see no further bank restrictions on the amount of interest-only residential loans they can write. This signals positive things for investors in 2019. Here’s a snapshot of what experts are […]

Australia Day – Where in the Illawarra will you be?

January 23, 2019


Hasn’t it been a fabulous summer?! An overdose of beach-time and busy goings-on with family and friends. And, what do you know, Australia Day long weekend rolls around again as a nice bookend to the school holiday. Seems like more than just a long weekend. For many of us here in our office it feels […]

Top 4 places in Wollongong to keep cool with the kids this school holiday

January 17, 2019


Yes, it’s hot out there. Thirroul’s temperature each day this week is all above 30 degrees! As much as we’ve loved the beach this school holidays, there’s only so long we can stay out in the hot sun. Of course, we could pop to the airconditioned shops. But, let’s get creative. There’s plenty of local […]

New Year’s resolution to sell your house? This is what you need to do

January 10, 2019


New year, new adventure So, you’re nursing a bit of a headache and you’re wiped out from a busy holiday celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with family and friends. But with the new year, comes exciting prospects ahead. Moving perhaps? Starting afresh? If that’s the case, now is a good time to role up your […]

Very Merry Christmas Party Top Tips

December 18, 2018


So, we hosted the One Agency Downie & Denison-Pender Christmas bash last week to celebrate the year with our friends and families. It was a great occasion at the Thirroul Surf Life Saving Club. No doubt, you’re all doing your best to get through the busy silly season too. Seems like everyone’s hosting a party. […]

School assemblies

December 12, 2018


How many school assemblies have you been to? At least a few, I bet. And it’s that time of year again. Have you been to your kids’ yet? How did it go? Kids all squish and wriggle into the hall like tinned baked beans. Mums, Dads and Grandparents congregate in the back, waving paper programs […]

How does your Christmas tree stack up?

December 6, 2018


What’s that you say? You don’t have your Christmas tree up yet? Gasp! Don’t you know it’s 19 more sleeps till Christmas? There is some serious twinkling time you’re missing out on. You really need to get your Santa hat on this weekend and roll up your sleeves. There’s one person in our office who […]

Wild weather in the Illawarra

November 29, 2018


From unruly work-day umbrellas to the number 1 best thing ever to do with the kids in the rain Has this been the craziest weather we’ve seen all year? It’s been a week of wind storms, thunder and lightning, flooding, and buckets of rain that make us want to curl up under the covers and […]

Where are the best gardens in the northern suburbs of Wollongong?

November 22, 2018


So, I was walking to Thirroul Beach via McCauley St and was blown away by so many beautiful blooms. Spring has well and truly sprung. Gardens all around the northern suburbs have come alive. I’m not a gardener, but I wish I was. Especially at this time of year. Gardens transform our suburbs. Everything just […]

Zach’s mission to cure kid’s cancer

November 14, 2018


Zachary is a local ten-year-old with a heart of gold. He’s a little different to most his age. He’s on a mission to help cure kid’s cancer. You can see on his Facebook page @zachsfundraising. Have you met Zach before? If so, you’ll know he’s an amazing kid. Late last month Zach was looking to host […]

Get advice before building a duplex due to new planning laws

November 7, 2018


GUEST BLOG: Alex Kelly, Director and Lawyer for PDC Lawyers and Planners, Accredited Specialist in Planning and Environment Law. PDC have offices based in Wollongong and Nowra. Homeowners and developers wanting to convert larger blocks around the south coast into a duplex or medium-density housing will have to wait at least another year for a […]