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Plant an edible summer garden

Living on the Northern Beaches, whether you’re in North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, comes with many benefits, and one of them is having the space for a garden or at least room on your balcony for a few pot plants. The temperate climate means it’s generally easy to get things to grow…

3 architectural gems of Mona Vale

The Northern Beaches are known for, well, beaches. However, there are many impressive man-made structures that bring character to the area. If you live in surrounding suburbs like North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood or you are visiting the Northern Beaches from further abroad, here are three pieces of architecture that we love:…

Making the most of a room with a view

Saying there are a few hills around North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside and Warriewood is an understatement, but the advantage of hillside living is incredible views. Whether it’s glimpses of the ocean or tree-filled vistas, many postcode 2101 homes are blessed with beautiful look outs. A view is relaxing and impressive at the same…

Best spots around Narrabeen for spring picnics

Spring has sprung, and for many of us that means picnic weather. This summer is set to be long and hot, so whether you’re in North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, why not make the most of the milder spring weather to get out and enjoy some Narrabeen picnic spots? We have rounded…

A pocket history of leafy Terrey Hills

Along with North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside and Warriewood, Terrey Hills is one of the leafy suburbs that we love. The pretty little suburb is soaked in just as much history as the rest of the area so let’s take a look at some interesting facts about this best-kept secret. Where is Terrey Hills?…

Why Northern Beaches homes will always find a buyer

The Northern Beaches has some of the most desirable postcodes in the country. North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside and Warriewood are all extremely popular suburbs and look set to remain so despite current interest rates and economic conditions. From our perspective (and we live and breathe property in this area), it is very difficult…

What the latest federal budget means for homeowners

The latest Federal Budget was handed down in May, and some of the decisions may impact homeowners around the Northern Beaches, North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside and Warriewood. There are three major real estate-related changes that you need to be aware of, so read on to find out what you need to know. Increased…

A smart time to sell on the Northern Beaches?

If you’re on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, be it North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, 2023 is actually shaping up as a great time to sell your home. The property market has had its ups and downs over the past few years. However, there is little doubt that selling your Northern Beaches property in…

Make your Northern Beaches home glow this autumn

This autumn, spruce up your Northern Beaches home with the latest season’s fashions. Wherever you live in the Northern Beaches, North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, your home could no doubt do with an autumn refresh. So what are the trends, and how can you use them at your place? Look at your…

What to do before selling in the current market

With the recent tumult in the real estate market, it can be a nerve-racking time to put your home on the market. But there is no need to get cold feet. While headlines may say one thing, the Northern Beaches remain a stunning and highly covetable place to live. The lifestyle and bushland surrounds mean…

Soak up some history at these local spots

Spanning from Manly to Palm Beach and with some of the best real estate in Sydney, including North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside and Warriewood, the Northern Beaches are full of historic and iconic spots. Here are a few places that are instantly recognisable and have been for many years. Add some to your list…

Easy ways to reduce energy costs this winter

Winter is on its way, and cold weather brings higher heating bills. But right now, with the cost of living skyrocketing, most of us need to keep a closer eye on our energy costs. Reducing power use is also much better for the environment, and with Earth Day happening this month we’ve put together some…

Selling? How to make your home stand out

Wherever you are on the Northern Beaches’ 2101 postcode, whether it is North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, if you are looking to sell your home in the next few months, you need to put in the effort to achieve the best possible price. There’s no denying the market has changed. There are…

Plan a fun-packed weekend around 2101

Wherever you are in postcode 2101, be it North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, there is always something fun to do on the weekend. Of course, how you spend your time is your choice but here are some ideas for the perfect weekend without straying too far from home. The perfect weekend in…

Selling in 2023? What to do now

If you live in North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood and are hoping to sell your property next year, it’s never too early to get started. Take a look at some tips for selling your Northern Beaches property in 2023. Selling your Northern Beaches property in 2023 One way to begin your preparations…

Creating a subtropical Northern Beaches garden

Whether you live in North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside, or Warriewood, a focus on sub-tropical plants can be a smart and great-looking solution for your backyard. Why choose a sub-tropical garden on the Northern Beaches? There are solid reasons behind the growing popularity of sub-tropical gardens on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. To begin with, they…

Get out on the water this summer

Summer is here and the weather is warm so why not make the most of the stunning water all around Sydney’s Northern Beaches? Whether you’re in North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Ingleside or Warriewood, you’re never far from numerous bodies of water and all sorts of fun activities. Water sports in Sydney are always popular,…

Light up your home this Christmas

Christmas is on the way, and what better way to spread the joy than to light up your home. There are plenty of neighbours across our 2101 postcode who love getting into the Christmas spirit. Plus there are lots of streets worth visiting to see houses lit up like Christmas trees! Christmas lights are a…

Landlord responsibilities: the top 8 things to know

As a landlord in postcode 2101, you have responsibilities to your tenants. These include strict and enforceable rules and regulations laid down by Fair Trading NSW. Whether you own an investment property in Elanora Heights, Ingleside, North Narrabeen, Narrabeen or Warriewood you must comply with the tenancy laws. The rules and regulations around providing a…

What is Equity?

The word ‘equity’ is used in a lot of conversations about investment. But what does it mean? And how can you get more of it? Put simply, equity is the difference between what your property is worth, and what you still owe on it. The best part about investing in property or owning a home…

Tips for growing your investment portfolio

Investing in property is a great way to build wealth and, over time, reach a point of financial freedom. Having a solid property investment portfolio will lead to a passive income stream, which will allow you to either retire early, take more holidays or just use it to supplement your current income. With property prices…

2022 property market performance for postcode 2101

The pandemic saw phenomenal jumps in house prices throughout 2020 and 2021, as prices increased on Sydney’s ever-popular Northern Beaches. After growth of over 20 per cent, the Sydney property market, in general, has cooled for the first time in 18 months. This has some home sellers (who are preparing to put their home up…

Your Guide to Bidding at an Auction

Auctions are a popular way of selling houses in Sydney. For someone who has found their dream home, it can feel like a nerve-wracking way to go about purchasing property, but there are many benefits to buying this way. One of the best things about it is having a set time and day that the…

Finding Your Dream Home

Everybody has a different idea of what a dream home might look like. For some it might be a flat block in a quiet suburb, for others it could be an apartment overlooking a bustling city street. A white picket fence might make one person swoon while another just cringes at the idea of maintaining…

5 Reasons Why Your House Isn’t Selling

In the current market where houses seem to be selling almost as fast as they are being listed it can be incredibly frustrating having a house for sale that isn’t budging. You’ve listed what you think is a good home in a great seller’s market but it’s not selling, so what’s going on? Perhaps you…

Optimising Your Open Home

Ask any real estate agent and they will agree that having no clutter in a house when it is on the market is one of the most important things you can do. Take some time to do a clear out of your items. You don’t need to throw away or donate everything, they can simply…

How to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

No longer just for Hollywood, Smart Homes are here, and they are now accessible to most people. Lights that switch on by voice command, robots vacuuming the floor and self-cleaning toilets might sound like something out of a James Bond movie or an 80’s cartoon but they are fast becoming a part of regular homes.…

How to maximise your rental income

If you increase the rent on your investment property by only $10 a week every year, in ten years you will be earning an extra $5,000 annually. Not bad for passive income, right? There are many things you can do on your investment property to start charging more rent. The upgrades will also mean you…

Prepare Your House for Sale

With the property market running hot, now is a great time to sell your house. Take the time to get it shining in the best light before listing it on the market in order to maximise your sale.   Declutter There is no greater motivation to spring clean than when you decide to sell your…

Give Your Garden a Makeover for Less

When preparing your house for sale, the garden may not be on top of your list of things to work on. However according to landscape economist John Harris, it can be a costly mistake to overlook this area. He says that landscaping can increase the overall value of a house by up to 28%. Of…