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May 27, 2020

Suburb Spotlight: Beachside Living in Bronte

Wills Property's suburb spotlight series visits the most in-demand areas of sunny Sydney and examines the allure of these neighbourhoods. Today, let’s take a closer look at the picturesque beachside haven of Bronte.

Where is Bronte?

Bronte sits right between Bondi and Coogee, giving you the best of both worlds but with more of a local feel. It’s seven kilometres east of Sydney’s CBD and within minutes of Centennial Park, Allianz Stadium and EQ at Moore Park. With its smaller and cosier...

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May 20, 2020

Get it Before its gone

In the midst of great market uncertainty, Wills Property has leased a unit in Bondi in less than 24 hours. This was only possible through the combination of proactive marketing and diligent care of the properties managed by Wills Property.

Unit 4/132 Francis Street is located in the cosy back streets of Bondi Beach. Its prime location makes it very popular with renters seeking the laidback eastern suburbs lifestyle, however, in recent times even the most appealing properties have proven difficult...

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May 13, 2020

The 30-Minute City: Why Connectivity Counts in Sydney

Did you know that the average daily Sydney commute is around 71 minutes? According to the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, our city tops the nation’s cities for the time it takes to get to work. While this won’t surprise many of us, it has prompted a new vision for Greater Sydney – the idea of a 30-minute city, where residents can all reach work opportunities and essential services like shops and healthcare within...

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May 06, 2020

Pitt Street - a new place to call home in regis towers

Sydney is a city of paradoxes. The Australian Dream calls for a spacious home, access to open spaces, and freedom of movement, while Sydney’s global citizenship inspires a fast-paced life and provides many lifestyle opportunities to enjoy in the heart of the city. The average Australian feels they have to choose. Do you have to give up proximity to bars and shops to get a back yard? Or give up a spacious home to be connected to our work and...

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April 29, 2020

Yes – You Can Still Rent or Buy Property While Social Distancing

By now, you’ve probably heard about the  Australia-wide restrictions on house auctions and home opens in an effort to minimise the spread of Coronavirus. So what does this mean if you’re currently looking to rent or buy a property in Sydney? Well, the good news is that we’ve been taking extra steps to ensure you can inspect properties in a way that’s safe for you, for residents, for property owners and our staff.

First of all, all listings include clear...

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March 03, 2020

What's the plan for Bondi Junction?

Having recently looked at completed residential developments in Bondi Junction, this week we delve into projects currently in the planning stage.

In contrast to the majority of development underway in Bondi Junction, a low rise development at 111-113 Bondi Road is forecast to provide 10 residences once completed.

However, we will continue to witness high rise, high-density offerings in the Junction.

Capital Bluestone currently has a 13 storey high rise with 124 residences in the planning stages. The development will span several shopfronts...

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February 26, 2020

Bondi Junction Shoots for the Sky

If you have visited the popular transport and retail hub of Bondi Junction recently you would have noticed a significant amount of development in the area. At our count, there are approximately 40 new developments on the go in Bondi Junction. A walk through the busy suburb, where Wills Property offices are located confirms high rise developments are shooting up everywhere. The high volume of construction work is beginning to pay returns to potential buyers looking for convenient, luxury...

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February 18, 2020

A Black Swan for the Property investor?

Having bottomed out in 2019 the property sector has been on an upward trajectory. Annualised Australian housing values have increased by 4.1% pa, ending January 2020.  Auction clearance rates have also surpassed 80%. However, all may not be as rosy as it seems.

We are constantly scanning the environment for ‘Black Swan’ events that could impact you and your property exposure.  Having weathered impacts of recent bushfires and storms, we are of the opinion that the full impact of the coronavirus,...

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December 05, 2019

THREE WEEKS UNTIL SANTA!!! 🎅

With Christmas on our doorstep we are already casting our minds toward 2020.

Macro view

Looking at the macro economy we are witnessing an array of mixed signals, for example strong labour markets and consumer spending vs a drop in global trade and manufacturing. At the forefront is the ongoing trade war between the US and China.

The data hints towards a 'weakness' that will likely result in a slowing of global GDP. What does this mean for australia? September 2019 figures show...

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November 05, 2019

A Safer Bet Than The Nags

With the Melbourne Cup upon us I thought it would be fun to look at the famous Race 7 at Flemington.

By the numbers: 

  • On average Australians spend $350 million in betting on race day.
  • To date there have been 89 Melbourne Cup winners.
  • Saddle cloth numbers 4 and 12 are the most successful in the race’s long history. Each number has 11 Cup wins to its credit.
  • The most successful barrier in cup history is number 5...

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