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Why manicured lawns are actually bad for your backyard

Home owners are being urged to take advantage of the winter months to make their backyards more environmentally friendly in time for summer by moving away from the perfectly manicured lawn.
It is estimated around 4400 hectares of Australia is under turf, covering an average of 11 per cent of capital cities.

In backyards, much of that is water-intensive, hard to maintain and provides a … Read the full post »

The housing market throughout lockdown

CoreLogic have recently released a report outlining how the housing market is performing throughout lockdowns, past and present. Despite the delta variant of Covid-19 spreading in Australia and forcing strict restrictions within the property sector, the market continues to move forward with strength.

Auction results across Sydney and Melbourne have remained resilient in lockdown, both this year and last year, although statistics are showing a larger than normal number of auctions … Read the full post »

Recent Successes

Sold – 39 Janet Avenue, Thornleigh

4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car
Method: Off Market
Referred from database: 38
Buyer inspections: 7
Days on market: 0
Sale Price: Confidential
What our client had to say:
“We listed our house with Saliba Estate Agents as an Off-book sale to test the market. We SOLD in 6 days with the help of Ryan, Josh … Read the full post »

National prices soar, but market loses momentum

Australian dwelling values finish the financial year 13.5% higher than a year ago, a figure lead by houses which rose 15.6% over the year, compared to a 6.8% lift in unit values. Sydney itself has recorded strong house growth over the past year (19.3%), the bulk of growth recorded in 2021.

According to CoreLogic, this has been the highest annual rate growth seen in the Australian residential property market since April … Read the full post »

Australia’s housing boom continues with a 2.2% lift

Housing markets around Australia continued to surge in May with CoreLogic’s national Home Value Index up 2.2% over the month. This rise was a stronger result compared with April (1.8%), but weaker than the 32-year high recorded in March when values surged 2.8%. CoreLogic’s research director, Tim Lawless, observes that growth conditions remained broad based across Australia and across differing housing types and values. “Values were up by more than … Read the full post »

Australia’s booming prices set to continue over winter

In previous years, the Australian property market usually experiences a slowdown over winter with notably less activity with the cooler change in season. For 2021, however, experts are suggesting strong buyer demand paired with unseasonably high sales volumes indicate price growth will continue throughout the winter season.

Director of economic research at, Cameron Kusher, said while he is not expecting an early spring for the housing market, the COVID-induced property … Read the full post »

What households will need to earn if prices increase by 19 percent

Households in every capital city will need a significant pay rise this year if they are hoping to enter the property market without being in mortgage stress, new analysis shows.

Financial comparison site RateCity has calculated the annual household income needed to buy now, based on current house price medians and comfortable mortgage repayments after laying down a 20 per cent deposit, and compared it with the projected annual household income … Read the full post »

Everything Local – Ryan from Saliba Estate Agents

This episode, Josh is joined by Ryan Sweeney from Saliba Estate Agents. They discuss Ryan’s start in real estate, his role in the company and the importance of accountability in the business.



Home values rise, but pace of growth slows

Australian housing values lifted by 1.8% in April according to CoreLogic’s national home value index, with the monthly pace of capital gains easing from a 32-year high in March (2.8%).  Although growth has slowed, home values are still on the rise, up 6.8% over the past three months to be 10.2% higher than the COVID low in September 2020.

CoreLogic’s head of research, Tim Lawless, reported the pace of capital gains … Read the full post »

Story of the Sale – 60 The Sanctuary, Westleigh

3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
Method: Auction
Enquiries: 110
Buyer inspections: 122
Days on market: 11
Sale Price: Confidential – complex record for a 3 bedroom home!


What our client had to say:
“Josh has maintained contact with us over a number of years – patiently waiting for our planned move to Adelaide. When the time came, the … Read the full post »

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