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Why I love Pittwater Palms

May 15, 2019

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We have just had Mothers Day and the social network was filled with beautiful messages and posts on why we love and your declaration of love to our mums and mothers and grandmothers. Maybe you have just visited your mother and you realised that she is getting a little older and more frail? From experience […]

Winter can be the best time to buy!

May 13, 2019

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As the weather starts to turn cooler and our thoughts start to change from the beach lifestyle to winter activities the property market has often appeared to be part of a slow down. This ”slow down” in the perception of the real estate market is a perfect time to buy. If you are buyer and […]

Retirement Living - The Choices

April 26, 2019

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Choosing to downsize is one of the most important choices we will make in our lifetimes. Retirement can be a concept where we think that retirement will happen one day but not straight away. Living in the family home offers a huge degree of comfort and personal security so when the times comes to downsize […]

What are the pitfalls of buying in strata title unit?

March 28, 2019

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The 10 tips Are they are pitfalls or issues you should be alert to when purchasing a strata title unit?   From our experience we believe there are 10 tips that we are happy to share when seeking to buy a strata title apartment.   How well is the building or strata title complex is […]

Relocating

February 11, 2019

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The journey of moving to a new city can be challenging but moving to a new country on the other side of the world can be daunting. As a Relocation Agent, we take the “daunting” away. We are you partners, in the process of introducing you to your new home. We are here for you at […]

BUYERS AGENCY - Heading Up to the Central Coast

June 19, 2018

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With the all encompassing realization that the Sydney Real Estate market is getting beyond the grasp of many first home buyers one needs to look to areas further a field but where to go?   Last week we closed on a sale at Point Clare on the Central Coast just north of Sydney.   As […]

The Holliday House Investment

September 15, 2017

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Most every week we discuss with potential Sydney buyers of holiday homes which is the right path to follow in regard to renting out the “holiday home” from full time rental versus the weekend and/or holiday rental. Often we find that owners and future buyers of holiday homes like the idea of having a rental […]

"Downsize" to "Upside" on the Northern Beaches of Sydney

July 19, 2017

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“Downsize to Upside ! ” The above sounds ridiculous and illogical but many empty nesters and soon to be empty nesters are taking the step to release some equity in their homes and buy something smaller and perhaps more modern.   There are many advantages and a few challenges to this strategy particularly on the […]

Sydney House For Sale under $700,000

June 21, 2017

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The Sydney real estate market is currently experiencing a strong demand especially for properties at the entry level.   Apartments in Sydney for first home buyers are in high demand with the price ranging from $450,000 to $560,000 for a I bedroom strata title apartment and $650,000 to $950,000 for 2 bedroom apartment.   It […]

How to start online banking before you arrive in Australia

April 6, 2017

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  (日本語は英語の後に) At Kathryn Hall Agency, we understand that, as soon as our international relocation clients arrive in Sydney, they want to secure a rental home, have internet connected, buy a car and enrol kids to school. But to do these things, you need an address and have money in AUD ready. This is why […]

Is that a good school? - Moving to Sydney with family

March 16, 2017

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(日本語は英語の後に) At Kathryn Hall Agency, one of the most frequently asked questions by our clients is about school. “Which ones are good public schools in Eastern Suburbs?” “What is Mosman Public School like?” “Should we choose a private school?” Many of our clients are more concerned about their kid’s school than their new work place. […]

Relocation Story - Mr & Mrs "U"

February 22, 2017

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(日本語は英語の後に) At Kathryn Hall Agency, we help many international families relocate to Sydney. Most of our clients were expats, moving to Sydney for work, but recently we see a change. More and more people who decide on their own to come and live in Sydney are engaging us for relocation services. These people relocate to […]

Beach Safety for Kids. What's the best way to learn?

October 27, 2016

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(日本語は英語の後に)   Much anticipated event “Sculpture by the Sea” opened last week and Sydney siders are shutters by the news that some artworks were destroyed by uncommonly high swells. This is a reminder for all of us that Australian ocean can do unexpected things. It can be quite wild and dangerous. We need to be […]

Moving with small children - have you overlooked one underrated yet important pre-arrival arrangement?

August 24, 2016

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(日本語は英語の後に) Moving to a new city is an exciting but exhausting event. Surrounded by boxes just arrived in your new home, you don’t know where to start as there are just too many things to get through; bank account, mobile phone, bed linen, utility connection, grocery shopping, just to name a few. It is hard […]

Where do you live as a family?

August 18, 2016

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(日本語は英語の後に続きます) Yesterday I was reading a Domain’s article on Sydney’s most livable cities for family and I must say I was a little surprised by the ranking revealed. Out of 555 cities, top 5 were all Northern suburbs lead by Davidson, followed by Middle Cove, Lavender Bay, Killarney Heights and Waverton. As a relocation agent, […]

What is your hobby? Let’s find like-minded people

June 16, 2016

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(日本語は英語の後に) Moving to Sydney is an exciting thing. We tend to only think about exciting aspects of living in a foreign country but you can get lonely after a while. We are a social creature and being a part of community is important. It is also a good place to make friends and/or learn the […]

Swimming pool for toddlers

May 26, 2016

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(日本語は英語の後に) Which swimming pool do you go with your toddler?   It’s nearly June and it’s getting a little too cold to take your toddlers to the beach for water play. I will tell you my favourite indoor swimming pool that I love taking my 3 year old to. Because this one in Maroubra, you […]

Beaches For Kids

May 19, 2016

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(日本語ブログは英語の後に)   Which beach do you go with your toddler?   You are in Sydney. You want to enjoy a beach lifestyle but are you a bit scared to take your 3 years old to big surf beaches like Bondi or Manly? I certainly am. So where do I take my little ones to enjoy […]