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How will the Liberal win will affect the property market: A summary of experts’ opinions

May 23, 2019

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Regardless of your political preference, the election result was quite a surprise for just about everyone. Though, as of Sunday morning, the election promises made by Liberal are now to be put to Parliament, including those impacting property investors and renters. Here’s a snapshot of what experts are saying about the property market, with Liberal […]

Starting a fresh – The 5 biggest reasons we think the Northern Illawarra is the best place to live

May 16, 2019

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Nearly every day the team here at Downie & Denison-Pender speak to those wanting to move to the northern Illawarra. They often live in Sydney, but more and more they draw from further afield. Just last month we sold to a young Mudgee family. There are countless reasons to move here. But, time and again […]

The two of us

May 9, 2019

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Kane Downie and Andrew Hedley finally said ‘I Do’ to each other last month, with the reignition of a long and fruitful business partnership. The bromance started more than 15 years ago. Kane remembers the day they first met. “My wife, Monica, took me along to an open house in Scarborough and that was when […]

The call of the ocean wins hearts of buyers and a new sales agent this April

May 2, 2019

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In a month dominated by school and public holidays, it was a pleasure to still see strong market results this April. Ocean views always capture buyers’ hearts. We saw this again in the $1.8million sale of the wonderfully spacious three storey family home at 816 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coledale. The feeling is the same when […]

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

April 11, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]