Property Managers

Historic house with explosive past for sale on northern beaches

Richard and Kate Cale with their son Hunter, the current owners of the historic house in Ingleside.

When the Cale family purchased Ingleside House they quickly realised they were less the owners and more like stewards.

“There is a sense of responsibility that comes with owning a place like this, you are stewards until you pass it on,” Rick Cale explained.

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Gunpowder Storage House

Richard and Kate Cale with their teenage son Hunter, note the parquet floor and French provincial decor.

Ingleside House at 1 Manor Rd, Ingleside

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Adelaide Hills home sells at auction despite COVID-19 restrictions and a website crash

35 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun. Supplied: realestate.com.au

A website crash moments before the live streamed auction of an Adelaide Hills home wasn’t enough to stop it from selling under the hammer.

The house at 35 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun, was one of the first South Australian properties to be sold via virtual means following changes that swept across Australia’s real estate industry last week.

35 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun. Supplied: realestate.com.au

The home had five registered bidders and sold for $405,000, which was within its $385,000 to $415,000 price guide, at auction on Friday.

It was originally scheduled to

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Coronavirus drives spike in auction withdrawals, reducing clearance rate to 47 per cent

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision to ban on-site and in-room auctions caused a major disruption for sellers this week but it failed to halt transaction activity as agents adapted with online auctions and private treaty sales.

Preliminary data from CoreLogic revealed the weekly auction clearance rate for Sydney auctions was 47.3 per cent, down from 58.8 per cent the week prior, with the majority of properties that failed to clear reported as “withdrawals”.

Many of those properties reverted to private treaty sales, with early indicators suggesting at least 400 of the nearly 1260 auctions originally scheduled for the week shifted

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Coronavirus real estate: how to bid at a digital auction

Harcourts Rata & Co auctioneer Tony Lombardi knocking down 16 Sherwood Drive, Thomastown, on Anywhere Auctions.

Melbourne’s auction market has gone digital since sending homes under the hammer publicly and in boardrooms was temporarily outlawed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Auctioneers are rapidly adopting purpose-built streaming and bidding platforms, as well as video conferencing apps, as a result.

Only a small proportion of the 1464 Melbourne auctions originally scheduled this week went ahead digitally, with the others switched to the private sale method or hastily sold.

But Anywhere Auctions managing director Garry Giritharan expected bigger volumes of online-only auctions over the

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Family friendly Lane Cove home offers style, space and tranquillity

Family-friendly – 32 Northwood Rd, Lane Cove.

Don’t be put off by the Northwood Rd address of this Lane Cove home – the orientation, entertaining and the garaging are all at the northerly rear of the property.

Stevenson St is a small access road that serves fewer than a dozen houses and doesn’t even appear on official maps.

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You drive into the property from Stevenson St into a wide drive and a double automatic garage. The actual address is 32 Northwood Rd.

The tri-level home is orientated to

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