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Where can you improve energy efficiency at home?
When was the last time you thought about the condition of your home appliances and electronics? More importantly, when was the last time you sat down and had a think about the costs of running your home? For most of us, the answer is quite a while ago.Although it's easy...
Wed May 24, 2017
Buying | Lifestyle
Tips every first time renter needs to know
Renting for the first time is just as daunting as buying. You're moving out of home, competing with dozens of people in the same situation as you, and trying to find a place that suits. Just because you won't be paying hundreds of thousands of dollars, doesn't...
Mon May 15, 2017
3 ways to make a small kitchen work for you
Want to be Gordon Ramsay without a Masterchef-sized kitchen? Not everybody is blessed with great cooking skills, but there's still no excuse for letting every meal be hampered by a lack of space or equipment.It's easy to think of small kitchen spaces as less...
Wed May 10, 2017
Introducing Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro project
Despite all of the different developments and construction projects underway in Sydney, there's undoubtedly one that has dominated discussion for the last few years. The Sydney Metro is Australia's biggest ever public transport project, and when completed, it will...
Sat May 06, 2017
Buying | Selling | Market News
Top tips when decorating your first home
You've done it! After months and in fact probably years of saving, you've finally got enough money saved up to pay for the deposit on your first home, the keys are in your hand, and it's time to move in. There's just one problem - you don't really have...
Fri May 05, 2017
Buying | Lifestyle
Common construction mistakes to avoid when building or renovating
In a recent article, we talked about a few of the pros and cons of building a property instead of buying an existing home. Some of the biggest benefits include exemptions from stamp duty and the ability to customise design, layout and decor to your exact specifications...
Sat April 29, 2017
Buying | Selling | Lifestyle
What do Sydney's high clearance rates really mean?
Anybody with an eye on the Sydney property market will be familiar with the region's high clearance rates over the last year or so. It seems there is an announcement every weekend of a new record being broken, or the city-wide rate taking another leap. But for...
Tue April 18, 2017
Buying | Selling | Market News
Building versus buying property: Everything you need to know
For many buyers, purchasing a home doesn't mean the end of the process. In lots of cases, there's further work to be done on renovating the house to fit in with the particular needs of the new owners. This could be a kitchen alteration, or the addition of...
Tue April 11, 2017
50 years of Laing+Simmons: Bart Doff looks back
Over the past 50 years of Laing+Simmons, our team has been fortunate enough to have some incredibly talented members, with few exemplifying that as much as Bart Doff. As Principal at Laing+Simmons Double Bay, Bart has been part of the L+S family for almost 40 years. For 30...
Tue April 11, 2017
Buying | Selling | Market News
How to avoid over or under staging your open home
For anybody looking to sell a property, open homes are an opportunity to entice buyers, and make them fall in love with the idea of living in your house. It's therefore becoming more and more fashionable to 'stage' a home before inviting the public through...
Sat April 08, 2017
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