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How to be the winning bidder

Wednesday 27 May 2020

In areas like Frenchs Forest, Davidson and Beacon Hill, house prices are holding strong in spite of COVID-19. If you want to move into this area, you may find you have missed out on your dream home, your backup house and your plan C.  It can feel so frustrating to constantly visit open homes but never be the buyer. However, with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can come out on top, especially right now when a lot of buyers are holding back. Take a look at some helpful advice from your loca ....

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COVID-19: Great news for home sellers on the Northern Beaches

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Just when real estate agents and property sellers/buyers had begun to adapt to conducting inspections and auctions online, things have changed again. But it’s good news. Low transmissions of COVID-19 have allowed the NSW Government to lift the restrictions on the real estate industry. It’s now possible to inspect homes in person and attend auctions across NSW and including our local areas of Allambie Heights, Frenchs Forest, Davidson and Beacon Hill. If you have been preparing your ....

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Who is delivering or offering pick up on the Northern Beaches during COVID-19?

Wednesday 29 Apr 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has seen many of the Northern Beaches’ favourite bars, stores and restaurants shutting their doors. At JDH Real Estate we are very much looking forward to seeing things return to normal soon.  However, despite the closures, many businesses have managed to find ways to keep serving their customers. Take a look at how a few of your local Northern Beaches favourites are operating during COVID-19.    Cafes and restaurants You can always look up your favour ....

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Financial health check: How to be mortgage ready

Wednesday 22 Apr 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused a great deal of change and has forced us all to reevaluate many things.  One of the biggest changes to the community on the Northern Beaches as a whole is being unable to visit the beach, go to our favourite restaurants or hang out with our friends. This is frustrating but the silver lining is the opportunity it presents to save a bit of money and pay down some personal debts.  If you have been thinking of taking on your first home loan or refinancing ....

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How JDH is supporting tenants and landlords during COVID-19

Wednesday 15 Apr 2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak, JDH Real Estate is open. We are a small team with 35 yrs of combined experience with the latest property software, which we are using to make these times as easy as possible. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been able to rapidly adjust to our new working conditions so we can support our many property management clients and their tenants. More than ever, we want people to have peace of mind and feel completely supported by our team. Here’s what we are do ....

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What to do if you need to sell your home right now

Wednesday 08 Apr 2020

What a start to the year it has been. In January and February we were gearing up for an exciting and productive 2020, with no idea of what was around the corner.  Come March, things changed rapidly. At JDH Real Estate, we were just as taken aback by the sudden impact on the real estate industry as our clients.  However, we are still absolutely here for you. Should you need to sell a property in Frenchs Forest, Allambie Heights, Davidson, Belrose, Beacon Hill or surrounding suburbs, yo ....

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Move in: how to attract tenants quickly

Wednesday 01 Apr 2020

Sydney’s Northern Beaches and suburbs like Frenchs Forest, Allambie Heights, Beacon Hill and Davidson are in-demand areas but you can still find yourself with an empty investment apartment or home on your hands very suddenly.  Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the appeal of AirBnb has plummeted. Unfortunately, recent job losses also mean many young tenants have had to move back in with their families.  If you have suddenly found yourself looking for a tenant, here’s how ....

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How to prioritise your home projects

Wednesday 25 Mar 2020

It feels like a century ago that many of us were wishing for more time to spend at home. Suddenly, this is the reality for thousands of Australians. However, that in itself is a silver lining, especially if you have a long list of jobs to get to. There is no better time to roll your sleeves up and work through your household to-do list. Here are some tips on what to tackle first and how to really make the most of your sudden forced ‘staycation’.   Start with a clearout and clea ....

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How much does it cost to buy and sell?

Wednesday 18 Mar 2020

People share stories all the time of making huge profits from real estate and while Sydneysiders have certainly seen the value of their properties go up over recent years, many fail to realise the costs involved when it comes time to sell. If you need to upsize, downsize or cash in an investment, selling makes sense. However, to be prepared and avoid disappointment, take a look at some of the costs involved with selling one home and buying another.   How much does it cost to buy and sell? ....

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Five quick ways to improve the value of your home

Wednesday 11 Mar 2020

To the north of Sydney, Frenchs Forest, the Northern Beaches and surrounding suburbs have some of the most sought-after property in the country. Even though it is a popular area for buyers, there is plenty of competition between sellers. To make sure your home stands out from the rest, there are a few simple techniques to improve its value and appeal. Many of these can be achieved without a huge cash investment. Take a look at five ways to improve the value of your home in Frenchs Forest or sur ....

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