Year: 2020

Roosters coach Trent Robinson buys semi in Bronte, lodges renovation plans

Roosters coach Trent Robinson has bought in Bronte. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson and wife Sandra Stefan have quietly bought in Bronte.

But they continue to rent nearby, after paying $4m for the early 1900s semi which hadn’t traded for over three decades.

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Robinson and his wife Sandra have lodged renovation plans. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

They have lodged $484,000 renovation plans from Randwick-based Chapman Architecture.

It will see the two-bedroom home, single storey house on

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25% of Homebuyers Are Moving Because of the Pandemic

Low mortgage rates, spending more time at home and working from home are driving forces for people moving due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Three-quarters of homebuyers say the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their homebuying plans, according to a survey of more than 1,000 people who are planning to buy a home within the next 12 months conducted by Redfin from July 19-21. Furthermore, one-quarter of homebuyers said it has caused them to move and/or speed up their moving timeline.

Sixteen percent of respondents said the pandemic has caused them to want to move and 15% said it has caused them

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East Melbourne house comes with huge artwork too big to move

The massive painting on the left will be staying put.

An East Melbourne original is on the market for an avid collector.

And the architect-owned house at 63 George Street isn’t the only piece on offer.

The three-bedroom house, on the market with price expectations of $2-$2.2m, features a purposely commissioned artwork over 4m tall that is too tall to be moved.

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No. 63 George Street is in an enviable East Melbourne location.

A welcome

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The Ultimate Final Walk-Through Checklist Before You Close on a Home

You’ve nearly gone through the entire homebuying process. From those early days of using a mortgage calculator to see how much house you could afford, to touring homes online or in-person, and then finally and excitedly making an offer on your first home. Now here you are, the home inspection is complete, your bank’s appraiser has submitted their report, and the bank has given the green light to send settlement funds to the title company. All the stars have aligned, and this transaction looks like it’s on track to close without a hitch. Except there’s just one last thing to

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Sydney auctions: demand for multi-generational living pushes up prices for prized homes

Alex and Catarina Kouz, with daughter Lara and fiance Angelo, bought a Caringbah house. Picture: David Swift

Two generations of a Caringbah South family joined forces to beat stiff competition at auction for their neighbour’s house with water views.

The family paid $1.897m for the Cumbee Lane house with views of the Port Hacking waterway and Royal National Park, beating “spirited” bidding from three of the six registered parties.

The price was $47,000 over the $1.85m reserve and well above the $1.59m-$1.75m guide the property was listed at in a previous sales campaign last year.

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