How to refresh your home this summer

When gentle summer breezes beckon, it’s time to provide a sunny-side facelift to your home. This can be an inspiring project, but it might also seem daunting, at first.

If you feel the need to makeover a particular room, you might not know where to start. Lifestyle and wellness company Tonic Australia steps in to provide invaluable tips — offering easy and affordable ways to bring your room or entire home … Read the full post »

Getting your property primed for spring sale

Selling your home or investment in spring is certain to attract keen buyer interest and vendor competition. But this ever-promising selling season also ensures your property is presented at its blooming best.

Expert opinion points to the longer, warmer days of spring not only boosting local foot traffic in the best-dressed houses for sale, but equally suggesting an increase in potential offers. … Read the full post »

Lockdown Update

As we enter our second lockdown, we want to assure you that Robinson Property is still here to assist our clients during this time.We do advise that we can no longer provide open house inspections and any previously advertised open times have been cancelled.
We are permitted to provide private inspections, pre-settlement inspections along with rental ingoing/outgoing inspections with strict rules and precautions.  Note these rules are provided by … Read the full post »

Your end-of-financial-year property tax checklist

It’s that time of year again when many property managers email their landlords about the rental deductions available as tax time rolls around.

COVID-19 may have transformed the market, but little has changed in terms of how the Australian Taxation Office treats investors’ deductions. 

The evictions moratorium in place during the pandemic placed many landlords and lending institutions in unfamiliar … Read the full post »

Budget encourages young buyers and single parents and rewards retirees

The Australian Federal Government’s May 2021 budget offers positive signs for first-time buyers in the real estate sector.

In terms of a recap and brief overview, the budget makes allowance for an extra 10,000 places to be added to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. The scheme enables first-home buyers to purchase a property with a deposit of five per cent…. Read the full post »

What the Federal Budget did for Newcastle real estate

The Federal Budget delivered on October 6 included $98 billion in new economic support to help us deal with the pandemic and recession. It included personal tax cuts, tax breaks for business and a new wage subsidy for young people.

What it’s done for property so far is raise confidence, with Westpac Chief Economist, Bill Evans describing an “extraordinary” surge in Westpac’s monthly consumer confidence index released a week after the … Read the full post »

Thank You!

We picked up plenty of gongs in Australia’s largest real estate awards last night. Winning a title recognises our outstanding results and excellent customer service throughout 2019 and puts us in the top 6% of agents and agencies in Australia. ROBINSON PROPERTY…Agency of the Year, Newcastle – Property SalesAgency of the Year, Merewether – Property SalesTop 5 Agency, Newcastle-Maitland Region – … Read the full post »

How to determine whether it is time to sell your property

If you are trying to decide whether or not now is the time to sell your property, here are some things to consider before you take the plunge.
One of the main reasons people choose to sell their property and move is because they either want more or less space. Maybe you have teenage children who need more space, leading you to look for a home with extra bedrooms and living … Read the full post »

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

A new garden can be quite
expensive. It’s easy to spend up to $10,000 and beyond on paving, landscaping,
planting and reticulating a typical home. … Read the full post »

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 your research and shop aroundMake sure you research rates through traditional banking … Read the full post »

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 in a home. In other words, the ideal property if there … Read the full post »

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 there were some surprises in this year’s ranking, and that stats reveal … Read the full post »

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 to keep a record of) can include:
– advertising for tenants
– bank … Read the full post »

Robinson Property Office Consolidation

Ben Robinson in front of Robinson Property OfficeRobinson 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 … Read the full post »

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 has to offer. Watch the video below to see why Novocastrians … Read the full post »

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 Flook has been kind enough to let us join him for … Read the full post »

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 Property Market.

Click … Read the full post »

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 properties in Adamstown and Adamstown Heights. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the … Read the full post »

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 being the biggest. Or the most glamourous.

We here at Robinson take … Read the full post »

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 … Read the full post »

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 few things you can do to help your mortgage application … Read the full post »

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 a born and bred Novocastrian or an out-of-towner considering a weekend … Read the full post »

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 sale. Having renovated many properties in the past, Mike emphasises … Read the full post »

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 is buying in Newcastle?
One … Read the full post »

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 presentation. We have a new … Read the full post »

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 Merewether with mum, dad and my 6 siblings. My entire family … Read the full post »