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Can a garden increase property value?

Over the last decade there seems to have been a real enthusiasm for backyard makeovers, boosted perhaps by TV lifestyle programs that inspire and encourage homeowners to give it a go. Is there evidence, however, to show that a garden itself can lift a property’s value?

A new garden can be quite expensive. It’s easy to ... . Read more

Need a new home loan?

For well over a year now, we have seen a significant credit tightening. To make a strong case in a mortgage loan application, there are a few things you can do to assist. Here’s our list of what you can do to make the strongest case possible and increase your chances of a loan approval.

Do ... . Read more

Natalie

What matters most when you choose housing?

Where we choose to live affects every aspect of our life, whether it is where we work, where our children go to school or the types of friendship and family networks we develop.

An on-line survey by the Grattan Institute asked the fundamental question, “What matters most when you choose housing?” and their recent report listed exactly what Australians want ... . Read more

Natalie

Experience Better

Australia’s top 50 real estate sales offices have been announced and we’re proud to be recognised for the fifth year running! This year on the podium as No. 3 in the country!

The REB Top 50 Sales Offices 2019 ranks real estate offices across Australia; an initiative of leading industry resource Real Estate Business.

REB editor Tim Neary said that ... . Read more

Natalie

Property Investors Get Ready For Tax Time!

Tax time is quickly approaching and we suspect you may have already fished out your calculator, or called your accountant and gotten busy with number-crunching your income and expenses for this year.

If you are a new property investor, “Income” includes the amount of rent you receive for the property on an annual basis. “Expenses” (and the things you need ... . Read more

Natalie

Robinson Property Office Consolidation

Ben Robinson out the front of Robinson Property Office

Robinson Property is undergoing a change that signals a new era of efficiency and collaboration for our organisation. We will soon be expanding our sales office located at 77 Glebe Rd, The Junction to accommodate our property management agents who were previously situated at 205 Union St, The Junction.

Having both our sales agent and property management ... . Read more

Community Vibes and Stunning Scenery- the Many Reasons Why We Love Merewether

Did you hear that our humble Merewether Beach recently beat out all other beaches in Australia to be crowned “Best City Beach”.

We weren’t surprised by the news because it’s not just the gorgeous coastline that makes Merewether so special, it’s the friendly people, the local businesses supporting each other and the proximity to all that Newcastle ... . Read more

Not Your Ordinary Day Job

Have you ever wondered what is involved in the sale of a home? From building inspections to finance arrangements, there are countless different processes that take place before contracts are exchanged.  That is what makes our jobs as Real Estate Agents so much fun, every day is varied and no day is the same as the last!

Our Agent Mike ... . Read more

Mike Flook

Guy Robinson Answers Your Top 3 Questions About the Future of the Newcastle Property Market

Are you curious about the future of the Newcastle property market?

At Robinson, we are lucky to gain an insider’s insight into the local Property Market. We think this information is extremely valuable and worth sharing! Our Director, Guy Robinson has written a free eBook that answers your top 3 questions about the future of the Newcastle ... . Read more

Adamstown is a Beachside Suburb for Sydney Buyers

Now, for most Novocastrians, calling Adamstown a beachside suburb might sound like a bit of a stretch. I’m sure residents of Merewether, Newcastle East, Dudley and Redhead would strongly disagree with the sentiment. But a recent wave of Sydney buyers to the Adamstown area have a different point of view.

Influx of Sydney Buyers

We recently listed two beautiful, large ... . Read more

Tony & Isaac Reville

It’s hip to be square, especially when it leads to a national gold medal!

We have won a gold medal (wait for it!) for being the most efficient sales office in the nation. Yep, that’s right! Robinson has been recognised as the most efficient sales office in Australia.

You may wonder if this truly matters, indeed, if being efficient is interesting enough to warrant this mention. After all, being efficient isn’t as alluring as ... . Read more

Matt Waddell

Tony & Isaac Reville’s 11 Favourite Real Estate Apps

Technology has a huge impact on nearly every aspect of our lives, constantly making everyday tasks easier and more efficient. Real Estate is no different and whether you are buying, renting or selling a home, there are many exciting and innovative apps that can help you with the process.

Apps can help you calculate mortgage payments, check out neighbourhood ... . Read more

Tony & Isaac Reville

Mike Flook’s 4 Tips to Ensure Your Mortgage is Approved the First Time Around

Buying a new home should be one of the most exciting periods of your life so it can be a disheartening blow when things don’t go to plan. Too often I have seen people with a clear plan and vision for what they want in a home, then faced with the heartbreak of a declined mortgage. Luckily, there are a ... . Read more

Mike Flook

Newcastle- Summer in the City

Newcastle in the Summertime is almost unbeatable. We are blessed with stunning beaches, great places to eat and drink and friendly faces passing by. Recently there have been many exciting changes happening in Newcastle’s East End so we wanted to shine a spotlight on the suburb and highlight the best things the small pocket has to offer.

Whether you are ... . Read more

Mike Flook’s 9 Tips on Renovating Your Home for Sale

When making the decision to sell an investment property or the family home, it’s crucial to present it at its very best as you only get one chance to get a great sale result. We want you to get the best outcome for your home so we asked our knowledgeable agent, Mike Flook for his top tips on renovating for ... . Read more

Mike Flook

New Novocastrians

Working in Newcastle, I have observed the property market go from strength to strength. For many years, it was my pleasure to work with buyers primarily from Newcastle and occasionally Sydney, however, over the last few years, there has been a significant shift in the market. I am now regularly speaking with clients from all corners of the globe.

Who ... . Read more

Tony Reville

Robinson Property – a local story of change

These are exciting times we live in. The property market is strong, with some beach-side suburbs recording over 20% growth in the past 12 months. We are seeing construction in and around our CBD, and with this, an influx of new residents.

Robinson Property is also changing. You might have seen our recent rebrand, where we have contemporised our ... . Read more

Matt Waddell

Merewether and Beyond, My Market Insights

Newcastle has seen rapid change and growth over the last few years and I see this reflected in the property market. It is exciting to work in such a dynamic and progressive market and I look forward to connecting with clients, across Newcastle, to achieve a better outcome for their home.

I grew up on Mitchell and Janet street in ... . Read more

Mike Flook