The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-22T23:59:43Z Drinking Chardy for a good cause 2019-01-22T23:59:43Z drinking-chardy-for-a-good-cause DRINKING CHARDY FOR A GOOD CAUSE  Vinomofo releases the first Victorian Homeless Grapes Project Back in February 2018, a bunch of vino-loving individuals came together for a community grape picking at De Bortoli Wines. The reason? To create an exclusive drop that could be sold off to raise money for charity. The result? The Homeless Grapes Yarra Valley chardonnay. Last year marked the first year Vinomofo’s Homeless Grapes Project came to Victoria. Winemakers, growers, producers, families, and individuals all came to the party to donate their time and resources to a project that gives 100% of its profits back to the community. This February, The Yarra Valley chardonnay; crafted with grapes donated from De Bortoli, Rochford and Tarrawarra will hit the Vinomofo website for sale to the public. 100% of proceeds - yup, every single cent - will go to St Mary’s House of Welcome, ​an amazing frontline charity with an open door policy for those experiencing homelessness, or those living in poverty in Melbourne. The wine in the glass speaks volumes, even if you didn’t know the backstory. The coming together of grapes from Tarrawarra, De Bortoli and Rochford creates a harmonious whole that seems to have amplified the best parts of each. It’s fine, fleshy and minerally all at once. Its steely backbone is wrapped up in honeydew melon, grapefruit pith and almond croissant flavours. It weaves a long, captivating story on your palate, with effortless generosity that echoes the intent of the Homeless Grapes project. As if you already didn’t feel good about buying this wine. Justin Dry, Vinomofo’s CEO and co-founder is looking forward to seeing Australians stock up on a delish drop to back a good cause. “The Homeless Grapes Project kicked off in Adelaide in 2015 and we’ve been looking forward to bringing it to Victoria ever since. ​St Mary’s House of Welcome is doing a lot of incredible work for melburnians experiencing homelessness and ​to see so many people donating their time to get this project off the ground in the Yarra Valley has been surreal.” “Last year our McLaren Vale shiraz made more than​ $59,000 ​for the Hutt Street Centre in Adelaide. That is truly life-changing stuff for hundreds of people who have been doing it really tough. Over the four years that we’ve been working on this project, we’ve donated more than ​$150,000 t​o local charities and we’re not planning to stop any time soon” “From a Facebook post in 2015, we’ve grown this cause to become a national project, each time working with local frontline charities so we can be hands on in making a difference.” The Yarra Valley regional chardonnay will be available for purchase on ​www.vinomofo.com​ from 4th of February ​at $25 per bottle, sold in a case of six. ENDS For all media enquiries please contact Modern Currency Megan Chambers | ​megan@moderncurrency.com.auErin Sing | erin@vinomofo.com About Homeless Grapes Project In 2015, McLaren Vale vigneron Jock Harvey from Chalk Hill posted on Facebook saying he had three tonnes of beautiful Shiraz grapes that his team weren’t able to pick. He offered them to anyone who was willing to make a donation to Hutt Street Centre, an awesome charity that works tirelessly to transform the lives of the homeless in South Australia. At Vinomofo, we immediately wanted to help out. But instead of picking the grapes and making a small donation, we thought, what if we all rally together to pick the grapes, make a beautiful shiraz, sell it and donate ALL of the proceeds to Hutt Street Centre? What if we could use beautiful wine and this passionate wine community to affect real change? So we did just that. And with the help of a collection of great people, we were able to donate $45,000 to Hutt Street. The donation provided 1500 meals, basic human services for 150 people and jobs for 30 people. And that was that - Homeless Grapes was born. So far we’ve raised more than $150,000 for those experiencing homelessness across Australia and this year, we’re expanding the project into NSW for the very first time. 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The $49 is the cooler rental for the first year which reverts to $90 each year thereafter. The total deal $53.90 including GST.  Our bodies contain a high proportion of water, so when the temperature rises, and the body tries to cool itself by sweating, dehydration can occur, particularly in children. To combat the heat, it is important to increase fluid intake, and pay special attention to children, the elderly and pets. By the time one feels thirsty the body is already dehydrating so it is important to drink often. Staying indoors and using fans and air conditioning to stay cool is essential. Filtered water from Big Wet provides an easy, safe, clean alternative to both tap water and bottled water, with very little disruption or effort on the part of the client. Systems are plumbed directly into the home or office water supply by qualified plumbers, so there is no risk of running out of water nor are there heavy bottles to lift. 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For more information on water coolers Australia, water cooler bottle, water chiller, visit https://www.bigwet.com.au/ Big Wet can be contacted on 1300 699 965 COME TO PLANAR BAR & DINING'S AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY & DARLING HARBOUR FIREWORKS 2019-01-21T22:01:56Z come-to-planar-bar-amp-dining-s-australia-day-party-amp-darling-harbour-fireworks AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY & DARLING HARBOUR FIREWORKSDarling Harbour’s Planar Bar & Dining on the ground floor of the ICC is hosting a spectacular all day Australia Day Party with the best view in Sydney for the 9pm Southern Cross Fireworks over Darling Harbour. Complimentary Vegemite Pizzas are a must try and vegemite is available with all food and beverages served all day on Australia Day Saturday 26th January plus there is Happy Hour $5 drinks specials, $2 oysters and $10 Pizzas and live entertainment from 2pm including a soloist singer and sax and DJ combo.   6PM EVERY THURSDAY!  STAR BEHIND THE BAR with special guest Startenders!  Thursday 24 January     MAFS’s Dean Wells. 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If I do this on a Sunday I know I am going into the week as my happiest, most confident self.” The quick and easy-to-use product provides no smudge, waterproof colour for eyelashes and brows with results that last up to six weeks, and with up to 12 applications per pack, that’s over a years supply in one box. And, the best part is one 1000HOUR kit is less than the cost of one salon treatment! 1000HOUR Lash & Brow Dye is available in up to six colours – Natural Black, Dark Brown, Brown Black and Blue Black in the original formulation. 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Erica Galea, Chemcorp International Marketing Manager says, “Parents are definitely looking for gentler, hypo-allergenic options, especially when it comes to bath time. Plus of course, transforming bath time into some real fizzy fun with new bath bombs by Dr Teal’s, means both parents and kids are left with a smile on their face!” The Dr Teal’s Scented Bath Bombs range includes: BATH BOMB Kids Deep Sea Lavender – RRP $17.99 Beautiful and relaxing lavender scent both parent and bub will enjoy. Pack of 4 bath bombs. BATH BOMB Kids Milk & Honey Reef – RRP $17.99 Kids won’t want to leave the bath with this soothing milk and honey scent. Pack of 4 bath bombs. SheaMoisture Baby Collection is available at selected Priceline stores or sheamoisture.com.au Dr Teal’s Bath Bombs are available now at Big W and www.drteals.com.au For more info, contact 360PR. Hundreds of locals are picking grapes for the homeless 2019-01-21T00:49:15Z hundreds-of-locals-are-picking-grapes-for-the-homeless With a passion to do good in the world, Vinomofo set about to bring its exceptional Homeless Grapes Project to the Hunter Valley for the very first time. Little did they realise as they set the event live that all tickets would be snapped up in just three days.    Three days. (insert mic drop).   More than 150 people are setting upon Dalwood Estate in the Hunter Valley on the 2nd of February to pick grapes and become a winemaker for the morning, creating a Hunter Valley White Blend 2019 that will literally help thousands of people in need.   The local community has graciously and generously donated their time and wineries throughout the region including Hungerford Hill, Brokenwood, David Hook, De luliis and Margan have all donated a selection of their grapes to this wonderful cause, before a community pick at Dalwood Estate on the 2nd of February.   This soon-to-be 2019 Hunter Valley White Blend will truly showcase the very best that the Hunter has to offer and create something truly special for the local community.   All proceeds from the sale of this wine - yup, every single cent of it - will go directly to those experiencing homelessness through a frontline charity based in Sydney that has been selected by the wineries involved in this project.   Vinomofo’s CEO, Justin Dry said the Homeless Grapes Project is one that rallies the community together and makes groundbreaking change.   “From a Facebook post in 2015, we’ve grown this cause to become a national project, each time working with local frontline charities so we can be hands on in making a difference. From McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, the Yarra Valley and now the Hunter Valley, we’re expanding each and every year to do more so we can help more people each year.   “Last year our McLaren Vale shiraz made more than $59,000 for the Hutt Street Centre in Adelaide. That is truly life-changing stuff for hundreds of people who have been doing it really tough. Over the four years that we’ve been working on this project, we’ve donated more than $150,000 to local charities and we’re not planning to stop any time soon” STICK OR SANDWICH? WHAT WILL YOUR ICE CREAM LOOK LIKE THIS YEAR... 2019-01-10T10:26:41Z stick-or-sandwich-what-will-your-ice-cream-look-like-this-year The company’s R&D Director Liz Jones is backing hand held products, in particular cookie sandwiches. Liz explains: “The Australian ice cream market has for the last few years seen a fairly even split between artisan ice cream, impulse buys and take-home tubs and cakes. The market is growing by a steady 2 to 3 per cent every year and in 2019 we reckon much of that growth will be down to hand held ice creams, especially those featuring premium ingredients such as alcohol- and fruit-based variants targeted primarily at adults.” Pecan Deluxe’s confidence in its projections follows the company’s participation in and sponsorship of this year’s International Ice Cream Consortium (IICC) Annual Conference which was hosted by Bulla in Melbourne. The event gathered together CEOs and senior operations & commercial executives of market leading companies, who took part in tastings and a prestigious award ceremony, as well as sharing best practice and examining the latest developments in manufacturing and marketing. Several of the largest home-based brands have recently launched successful premium ice cream sandwich lines and Pecan Deluxe expects this trend to continue. Despite the introduction of innovative flavours reflecting local and Asian influences – think matcha, magnolia, hibiscus, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon - the most popular flavour combinations produced by the ingredients specialist for the Australian market still revolve around more traditional inclusions such as chocolate brownies, caramel sauce, cookie dough & praline nuts. The more left-field ingredients may star on social media but the paying consumer knows what they really want, day by day. That said, the company acknowledges a strong move towards more guilt-free treats: consumers love the premium experience but will compromise with a smaller serving – or with a sugar-free or vegan alternative. Vegan ice cream in particular appears to be undergoing double digit growth in Australia: it’s an area seeing lots of innovation with leading brands introducing new variants into emerging markets to meet demand. In the US consumers are leaning towards nostalgia for their ice cream fix – and we know how quickly US trends migrate to Australian shores. So it’s no surprise that stick ice creams, invented in Ohio in the 1920s, and sandwiches – the modern version of which premiered in New York at the end of the 2nd World War – are making a serious comeback. Liz concludes: “Premium ingredients may be driving growth in the ice cream market but so is clean label and traceability, used to reinforce consumer trust. In Australia the laws on dairy product labelling are quite strict and consumers have now got on board with traceability and provenance. We’re completely confident in our offering, that is premium and indulgent ingredients produced using traditional artisan production methods, backed with full product traceability. Whether you buy a stick or tub next year, if it contains Pecan Deluxe inclusions you know you’re getting a premium experience and you also know exactly where those ingredients come from.” Visit  Pecan Deluxe Candy for more information. P. Princi Food Services Delivers Gourmet Meat and Poultry to Customers’ Doorsteps 2019-01-10T04:53:43Z p-princi-food-services-delivers-gourmet-meat-and-poultry-to-customers-doorsteps Obtaining fresh butchered meat and poultry products is as easy as pulling up a web browser. Discerning customers can simply visit P. Princi Food Services to order their favorite cuts of meat, a Pick of the Week festive hamper, or individual selections and have it delivered directly to their door. The Perth wholesale butcher shop offers prime cuts of beef, goat, lamb, pork, poultry and veal, along with sausage, smallgoods and BBQ packs. Customers also earn points for each online order they make with the company’s rewards program. There is a flat $5 delivery fee on all metro orders. P. Princi creates weekly festive hampers that offer an ideal solution for entertaining, busy holidays and hectic schedules. Selections can include gluten free BBQ sausage, lamb chops, grass-fed beef steaks, nitrate-free cacciatore and beef roast, along with a dozen free soy chicken drumettes and a reusable P. Princi Hessian bag. The Perth butcher shop specializes in gourmet cuts of meat that individuals will be proud to serve their family and friends. Individuals can select from lamb cutlets and koftas, Greek rissoles and kebabs. Those that prefer beef can take their pick of rump and haloumi sticks, oxtails, steaks and ribs, fillet mignon and complimentary sauces. An extensive selection of veal, the company’s prime pork, and award winning Perth ham is also available. For those seeking smallgoods, the company offers a myriad of choices encompassing plain or spiced sausage, smoked speck, pancetta, smoked shanks and coppa, along with Bomba and kangaroo salami. Individuals that prefer poultry will find chicken kebobs, chicken and wild rice cakes, and chicken and leek pies. The wholesale butcher provides everything needed for dining, including side dishes and accompaniments. Customers can choose from family size BBQ packs, Italian style bread crumbs and veggies for roasting. Customers will also find spinach and ricotta cannelloni, shepherd’s pie and lasagna. P. Princi Food Services is a one-stop Perth butcher shop that enables individuals to select their favorite cuts of gourmet meat and poultry from the comfort and convenience of home. The wholesale butcher provides top-quality meat that eliminates exhausting trips to the market and ensures every meal is special. About P. Princi Food Services The Princi family has been working in the butchering industry for seven generations – both in Italy and in Perth. The tradition began when Pasquale Princi immigrated to Australia in the early 1950s. He immediately obtained a butcher’s job and opened his first store in the early 1960s. The company has won dozens of awards in numerous categories across Australia, earning his son Joe, who is currently in charge of the business, a reputation as a pioneer among his peers. The company was the Outright Gold Winner of the 2015 Pork Steak Your Claim Competition; won the Gold in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Gold in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Silver in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; and the Silver in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Foods Awards. Media Contact P. Princi Food Service Phone: (08) 9314 2494 Email: butchershop@princicodservices.com.au Website: https://princifoodservices.com Buy Five, Get One Free - PET Spring Water Bottles on Special at Big Wet 2018-12-21T13:03:42Z buy-five-get-one-free-pet-spring-water-bottles-on-special-at-big-wet Filtered water specialists Big Wet has a special deal on PET spring water bottles. Customers who buy five packs, will get one free. There are 20, 500ml bottles in one pack and costs $10. To claim this offer, customers can add a quantity of six into the shopping cart and the cart will automatically apply a discount.  The discount will be applied after all details have been added to the order. Discounted pallet rates are available. Pallets are packaged 96 slabs per pallet.  Big Wet sources water from two deep underground springs in picturesque hills of Daylesford Victoria. They control the quality of the natural spring water from source to client and with one of the lowest dissolved solids it has no after taste and is very refreshing. They pump, transport and store spring water in food-grade stainless steel at all times. Big We has 11 litre and 15 litre returnable refillable bottles available. The 12 litre PET (one way) is also available. There are also cases of 24 in 350ml and 600ml bottles. Filtered water provides an easy, safe, clean alternative to both tap water and bottled water, with very little disruption or effort for the client. The systems are plumbed directly into the home or office water supply by qualified plumbers, so there is no risk of running out of water nor are there heavy bottles to lift. Big Wet filter products and service is available through an easy-to-understand fixed price system, avoiding any surprise bills or hidden costs. Big Wet believes in providing the best water solution for the customer. 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Large area spaces on high-rise buildings present the opportunity for greening more surface area in total in the one job. Over the past two years the team has seen a dramatic increase in demand for greening the exteriors of high-rise buildings, with a number of large projects lined up for 2019 already. Mark Paul says, “We have been working tirelessly on creating new forms of eco-friendly greenwalls for all types of spaces, including new designs for high-rise buildings. Not only do greenwalls look fantastic on the exteriors of the buildings, but they truly transform the aesthetics and atmosphere of the street, and surrounding areas, not to mention the health benefits. “With the current boom in high-rise buildings around the country, we are excited to be working on some large projects and greening tall, large and prominent spaces with the use of larger ecological systems.” adds Mark. Mark Paul created what is believed to be the very first greenwall in Australia over 30 years ago. Today, green design is an influential part of the public domain and design interest, so naturally if there are more high-rise building developments, other trends often follow suit. Mark’s top 3 tips for green façades on high-rise buildings: Trailing or cascading plants with high biodiversity are best for high-rise buildings in order to create habitats for many native species. Plant examples include: Ficus, Metrosideros, Brachychiton Our greenwall & green roof systems are morphing into more passive gravity fed systems that offer opportunities for black water and grey water remediation with back ups of solar pumping of utilities. The more surface area to green on high-rise buildings, the better, and the more supportive the greenwall will be for the larger ecological systems. In this kind of environment many species are known to reside including over 23 species of birds, geckos, skinks and frogs amongst others.These larger scale applications can provide not just energy efficiency and amenity, but cooling and shading and expand biodiversity and eventually create flora and fauna corridors/ecosystems as part of the built environment. About the Greenwall Company: The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia. An unequalled product, Greenwall can be used like cladding to produce instant ‘greenspace’ both inside and out. The system developed by Mark Paul at The Greenwall Company over approximately 30 years, presents an innovative system based on inorganic media and adjustable substrate depth that retains moisture and simulates conditions resembling natural soil. In addition, by using plants adapted to impoverished environments and seasonal drought, The Greenwall Company achieves water efficient planting that is resilient to inevitable short-term human and mechanical failures. www.greenwall.com.au dermaviduals hosts Skin Fitness Event for Silver Ferns Netball Team 2018-12-21T00:50:37Z dermaviduals-hosts-skin-fitness-event-for-silver-ferns-netball-team Known for their bespoke skincare and makeup ranges, dermaviduals is pleased to share their latest involvement with New Zealand’s national netball team, the Silver Ferns. Last week dermaviduals hosted an exclusive Skin Fitness Event for 25 Silver Ferns players and coaches, built-in as part of their summer training camp at The Spencer on Byron Hotel, Takapuna Beach, Auckland. Simone Vescio, Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals says, “We are absolutely thrilled to be working the gorgeous ladies at the New Zealand Silver Ferns. 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Just like fingerprints, every skin is unique. dermaviduals creates customised skin solutions. dermaviduals is made using only the best ingredients sourced from around the world, together with the very best in science, innovation and proven research. dermaviduals skin treatment therapists Kate Michelmore (Skinography), Liga Berzina (Pure Skin Clinic), Gosia Goljan (Bliss Beauty Body), Margaret Walsh & Jacqui Courtney (Face & Body Therapy) joined Co-Managing Director, Simone Vescio, dermaviduals brand ambassador, Robyn McAlpine and brand team members to share their skin expertise. Kate Michelmore says, “The Silver Ferns Skin Fitness Event was all about spoiling their talented team of women and focusing on their skin health! Your skin needs love & attention, just like the rest of your body! We’re thrilled to be guiding the players on their skin fitness journey and helping them with their skin. The future starts now!” About dermaviduals: Made with pure, natural ingredients, all dermaviduals products are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines, so you can be sure there are no nasties in your skin care routine. dermaviduals is now available in over 60 clinics across New Zealand. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup. www.dermaviduals.co.nz Don’t let your Yuletide joy turn sour… How to cook the Christmas ‘bird’ safely 2018-12-19T21:00:00Z dont-let-your-yuletide-joy-turn-sour-how-to-cook-the-christmas-bird-safely-1 Chook Chat Blog – Don’t let your Yuletide joy turn sour… How to cook the Christmas ‘bird’ safely To keep you informed please see a link to this month's 'Chook Chat', the blog for the Australian Chicken Meat Industry, and a post by Deputy Executive Director Dr Kylie Hewson. This month's blog takes a timely look at cooking the Christmas ‘bird’ safely. In previous blogs we’ve emphasised the importance of adhering to the key food safety principles of ‘clean, chill, cook, separate’(see infographic here https://bit.ly/2QCwsfc) in ensuring your chicken handling skills in the kitchen are up to scratch and that your roast chook doesn’t make you crook – but how does this relate to preparing a Christmas turkey? The bacteria that may be present on raw turkey are basically the same as those that may be found on raw chicken, so the general food safety tips still apply, but the size difference between turkeys and chickens means there are some nuances to preparing your roast turkey. The direct link to the post is https://bit.ly/2PLye8n or visit the Chook Chat blog on www.chicken.org.au. Blog updates are also communicated via the ACMF twitter channel (@ACMFchicken). About the ACMF The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) is the peak body of Australia’s chicken meat industry, representing both growers and processors. Its members are the five State Chicken Meat Councils (NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA), the Australian Chicken Growers’ Council and the Australian Poultry Industries Association. Its blog 'Chook Chat' is aimed at providing an insight into the way the chicken industry does things and why – it is not intended to promote products, but to provide the facts. For more information about Australian Chicken Meat Federation, visithttp://www.chicken.org.au/ Media inquiries contact: Quay Communications, Emma Norgrove, M:0499 688 001, T:02 9386 9161,emma@quaycommunications.com.au 7 Reasons To Avoid Short-Term Rental On Your Property 2018-12-19T03:52:30Z 7-reasons-to-avoid-short-term-rental-on-your-property 7 Reasons To Avoid Short-Term Rental On Your Property By Bradley Jacobs – Boutique Property Agents www.boutiquepropertyagents.com The idea of putting your property on Airbnb sounds great in theory, especially if it’s in a desirable location. But while being a host can make you some quick cash, short-term rental services such as Airbnb might not be worth all the hype – at least not for the property owner. Now, don’t get me wrong, renting out your property is not a bad idea. In fact, property rental is a smart way to get ahead, but perhaps consider the benefits of long-term rental and how by enlisting the help of a real estate agency or an experienced property manager, you could save yourself time and avoid the hassle of dealing directly with renters. Here are some reasons why you should consider long-term rental: Know the people staying in your home. While you may not know them personally, chances are property agents will find tenants with a good rental reputation, so you know your property will be looked after. It’s their job to find tenants for you, so you don’t have to worry about doing the work. Consistent rental income. Most leases are on average 12 months, so you can rest easy knowing you have steady rental income for that period, which provides both security and stability. On the contrary, short-term rentals don’t always guarantee occupancy which, depending on your situation, could put a strain on your financials. Peace of mind. Having an agent manage your property ensures it will be looked after and if any issues were to arise, you wouldn’t be left having to deal with them alone. Consider them a mediator between you and the tenants. Expertise. While it may seem obvious, property agents are skilled and experienced in property management. This means they can offer you advice when needed and can guide you in making the right decisions based on your circumstances and situation. Minimise legal risks. Airbnb might be against the bylaws of your building. Therefore, it could present the property owner with legal implications. Reduce dollars spent on repairs. Short-term rental could cause more wear and tear on items in the property, potentially resulting in more regular maintenance, and possibly costing more in the long run. No insurance worries. Many insurers regard short-stay holiday rentals as commercial use of the property. This means owners may not be protected by home and content insurance if something were to happen. Ultimately, this could potentially leave the homeowner financially vulnerable to financial loss. About Bradley Jacobs: Having leased and managed over 500 properties in the Hyde Park and City fringe, Bradley can confidently give you a rundown of the features of each and every residence in the area. Living and working around Hyde Park over the past five years has allowed him to experience first-hand the transformation of the Sydney City area and evolution from a traditional office workers suburb to the residential playground it is today. He was recently named finalist in the prestigious Real Estate Institute of NSW Awards of Excellence for Property Management in 2018 and is proud to hold a 100% retention rate. With a background in Marketing, Brad brings a unique skill set to lead the Property Management division. His ability to match property and tenant is second to none, providing both landlords and tenants with the best results in the quickest time frame possible. Mark Foy's 2019 Property Predictions 2018-12-19T03:31:55Z mark-foys-2019-property-predictions 2019 Predictions For The Surry Hills Property Market Media Release - December 2018 The last few years have been a challenging time for those wishing to dive into the property market, but with the median house prices in Sydney down 8.1%* since its peak in 2017, experts predict that house prices will continue to fall opening up new opportunities for those who have previously missed out. The Surry Hills market continues to remain relatively steady**, but Mark Foy, Principal at Belle Property Surry Hills, predicts the median house price will continue to fall, but there is light. Mark says, “There’s exciting times ahead for those wishing to buy as they’ll be able to take advantage of the drop in the market – especially for first home buyers. But be warned, it won’t last forever. The first half of 2019 is your best bet for buying, before the federal election.” While it’s said the median house price will continue falling, experts state it could be difficult to determine just how much until after the federal election, which could see changes to negative gearing and capital gains. Mark Foy’s predications for the property market in 2019: First home buyers who have been monitoring the market will immerge to take advantage of the better buying opportunities that will be on offer in 2019. Buyers who have the borrowing capacity to trade up to a higher price bracket will be rewarded by the value the higher end of the market now offers. Investors will seek to purchase prior to the federal election in the likely case that labour is elected and negative gearing is grandfathered. Prices will dip an additional 10% in the next 12 months due to negative sentiment however the fundaments of a strong healthy Surry Hills property market still remain strong. Short-term rental accommodation will continue to be a popular avenue for investors and rents will stabilise. *Corelogic.com.au ** Propertyvalue.com.au belleproperty.com/surryhills For further information or to speak with Mark Foy, please contact: Rachel King @ 360 PR: 02 9571 4448 or rachel@360pr.com.au