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Trends to expect in 2018

The property market in Sydney in 2017 saw Sydney’s median house price rise by over $530,000. The following is a snapshot of the trends to expect in 2018:   Financial markets predict the Reserve Bank will lift the official cash rate off the record low 1.5 percent level late in 2018. Cooling of property prices. The following shows […]

Parties and loud noise

When it comes to noise complaints, parties and strata management, it is against the law to affect the sleep of others. Please check your building or states laws, as they may differ: Take a look here.  If you or your tenant wish to lodge a complaint about the noise of a neighbour, calling the police […]

2017 review & Sydney Strata Management

2017 review and the state of Sydney Strata Management. In 2017 Sydney and NSW has seen growth in housing and unit prices and demand. Sydney remains one of the worlds most expensive places in regards to property prices. Sydney Strata Management is changing along with the market trends and changes. Here is some interesting information on […]

NEWS: Redevelopment of Strata Plan

The following is important information regarding the redevelopment of Strata Plans: Owners corporations may receive strata renewal proposals under Part 10 of the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015. What do they need to do? The key steps are as follows: • If the scheme was an existing scheme when the new legislation commenced on 30 […]

Owners Corporation Renewal

Owners corporations may receive strata renewal proposals under Part 10 of the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015. What do they need to do? The key steps are as follows: If the scheme was an existing scheme when the new legislation commenced on 30 November 2016, it needs to convene a general meeting to pass a […]

Repair v Redevelop? What you need to know

At Sydney Strata Specialist we are asked about the new changes in legislation regarding the 75% rule in selling / redeveloping the strata scheme. The strata scheme may be facing repairs either immediately or in the near future –  these could mean that current owners raising tens of thousands of dollars each or even more.  […]

Sydney and Brisbane median unit prices

In this article, we will look at the median unit price trends in the Brisbane and Sydney markets. Here is a graph of the median unit prices in Sydney and is based on approx 500 sales per year: Now let’s compare Sydney to Brisbane: The sunshine state capital Brisbane is set to boom and has seen […]

Pets and strata management

The following is an overview of the basics of pets and strata management. The laws and around keeping animals in strata schemes are often disputed, which normally involves the owners corporation’s refusal to allow animals, however allowing pets is not clearly prohibited in the by-laws of the strata scheme that is in question. If the owners […]

Top 10 desirable suburbs in NSW 2017

What are the top 10 most desirable suburbs in NSW? Interestingly, Port Macquarie is ranked number 1. It is mentioned that this is due to the ‘seachange’  trend in the market and the area has recently attracted a lot of investors. See all of the story here    

Sydney comes in second globally

Sydney Median Property Prices In a recent report, Sydney had placed second globally for the least affordable city and property prices. The recent global report comprehensively ranked middle-income housing affordability using a “median multiple” score, which is calculated by dividing the average house price by the average household income. Any city that has a score […]