Archive for March, 2013

Property management update

We’ve had a great start to the year in leasing. There are an unusually high number of people looking to rent for this time of year, so well presented properties are leasing quickly to quality tenants. Our hard working leasing agent, Sophie Tesoriero, says this is the busiest February in rentals she has experienced. Twelve of her properties were leased after only one open for inspection, all bringing excellent rental … Read the full post »

A new planning system for NSW – power to the people as promised?

A key election promise of the O’Farrell Government was to return planning power to local communities. Two years later, the process to overhaul NSW planning laws is well underway and is attracting both praise and criticism from various interest groups.

The Government says that the reforms will make the system more simple, user-friendly, and better suited to the needs of the community and industry. The Green Paper states that the reforms:

“will … Read the full post »

State of the market

If you’re a market watcher, you’ll have seen much talk about the strengthening Sydney sales market, with some even heralding a new boom. Fairfax media, in particular, publishes articles almost daily talking up the Sydney market and making much of changes to visa regulations that ease immigration to Australia for wealthy foreigners.

Here at Hart, we are cautiously optimistic. Confidence in the global economy is improving, Wall Street is in record … Read the full post »