The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-07-29T17:44:34Z investn.com.au - Start your property portfolio with just $15,000 2021-07-29T17:44:34Z start-your-property-portfolio-with-just-15-000 15/07/2021 Start your property portfolio with just $15,000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Investn Group offers a brand new solution to begin investing in residential real estate with just $15,000 in savings. Those looking for an opportunity to get their foot in the door of the property market but don’t have a deposit - this is their chance.  Buyers now have the opportunity to start a property portfolio with just $15,000. This is a brand new, game-changing strategy for first-time buyers to break into the Australian property market. Scott Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, founded The Investn Group knowing how challenging it is for first-time buyers to break into the Australian Property Market.  “With Sydney median house prices being so high, it’s a very daunting thought for non property owners to consider how many years it will take to save for a deposit” The Investn Group is the first company in Australia to start co-investing with individuals, where the company supplies the 10% deposit. Buyers are not required to have a large cash deposit, but need to cover costs such as stamp duty, conveyancing, mortgage fees etc. The Investn Group researches the best property opportunities via a national property network. They complete due diligence to choose an investment-grade property with good cash flow, in quality growth corridors. Upon settlement, an external licensed property manager is appointed to manage the property. The Investn Group works with individuals that have a gross income of at least $65,000 pa or $110,000 pa as a couple; be under full-time employment; have at least three months in their current employment; have a good credit history and $15,000 in savings.  The company is limited to an intake of 20 new clients each month. The individual's $15,000 is used to cover the initial purchase costs and a buffer for any unexpected costs such as maintenance and repairs to the property if investors fall into financial hardship.  The company’s private investment group, based in Sydney Australia, takes an ownership position with new owners for long term capital growth and rental income.  The Investn Group is the first to innovatively change the game on how to break into the property market for those without a deposit. For more information visit investn.com.au or call 1300 446 445. ### About Investn  Investn helps people to successfully become a Rentvestor,  living in a suburb where they want to live and buying in an affordable growth location. Scott has been doing this since 2015 with only friends and family and has now opened this opportunity to the general public.  Media Contact Scott Fraser0402 90 20 90scott@investn.com.au www.investn.com.au St. Trinity Property Group: Kiama Apartments for Contemporary Luxury Living 2021-07-28T10:28:14Z st-trinity-property-group-kiama-apartments-for-contemporary-luxury-living With sophisticated coastal living, natural wonders and the well-known Kiama Art Trail, it’s no wonder that Kiama is a prime destination for those that seek a home. St. Trinity Property Group is the leading developer of sustainable communities and the company currently has Kiama display suites to view and apartments for sale. St. Trinity Property Group has residential solutions for singles, families, seniors and those desiring a second home. The Ridgewaters Kiama, located at 2 Surfleet Place, features numerous amenities ranging from electric vehicle chargers and NBN broadband to split system air conditioning and spacious courtyards for relaxing or entertaining. Kiama apartments for sale are available with upgrade packages, with seven currently left. An apartment for sale Kiama features three-bedroom apartments. furnished with European Franke appliances, premium Paco Jaanson tapware, and stone bench tops. Residents can take a short drive to the Minnamurra Rainforest, surf, and visit the whale watching platform. The community is also one of the best locations in the world from which to view the Milky Way Galaxy. St. Trinity Property Group also has luxury apartments for sale Wollongong. Currently under construction, the homes are available with one to three bedrooms and individuals can also choose those with a studio. The ground floor has retail and commercial shops for convenience. Located in the heart of Wollongong at 49-51 Denison St., over 60 percent of the residences are already sold. The Wollongong apartments are designed for modern, luxury living. Apartments are highlighted by a communal rooftop terrace for entertaining, Caesarstone benchtops in the kitchen and timber grain cabinetry, along with space enhancing features in the bathroom. Abundant natural light and breathtaking views are enhanced by floor to ceiling glass doors. Residents are just minutes away from specialty shops, fine dining, and exciting nightlife options. St. Trinity Property Group is a development and management firm that’s creating sustainable, cohesive and dynamic communities for discerning, contemporary families. The firm’s luxury apartments are elegantly designed and appointed for modern, contemporary lifestyles. About St. Trinity Property Group St. Trinity Property Group is a leading diversified property group with market leading performance over the last 15 years. Our team has a strong track record, having delivered over $10 billion in projects with another $10 billion to be delivered over the next 24 months. Connect with the firm on Facebook.   Media Contact St. Trinity Property Group Phone: 1300 822 882 5 George St. North Strathfield, NSW 2137 Website: https://www.sttrinity.com.au Boutique Newcastle business wins big at international strata awards 2021-07-25T04:37:40Z boutique-newcastle-business-wins-big-at-international-strata-awards While higher-density living is defining the Newcastle of tomorrow, a local service provider has surprised the incumbents across Australasia by taking out an international title. Up-and-coming Newcastle property business, Vantage Strata, has surprised long-established companies by nabbing the international title at the most prestigious awards night in the strata industry. On-site building manager and Newcastle local Ross Peverill said the team couldn’t contain their excitement when the Strata Community Association of Australia announced the local business as the small-sized business of the year. “We do things a bit differently here, so we were delighted but also pretty surprised that Vantage Strata took this competitive title,” Mr Peverill said. “We’re loud in stating that we believe the standard industry business model is broken.”Team leader Brad Spence, building manager Paul Godinet, strata managers Tereza Mareckora, Sarah Bakker, Bradley Spence, Nakita Richards, and Gidget Palmer and customer service representatives Lea Rugg, Gillian Redmond, Trudy Chisholm, Grace Newton; all Hunter Valley locals, celebrated the big win last week. Brad Spence explained that while the conventional strata manager performs such a high number of tasks that they are unlikely to deliver an adequate level of service, Vantage Strata has developed a different approach. “We’ve deployed industry-leading technology, structured our business on specialised tasks rather than making staff generalists, and allocate considerably fewer properties per manager,” Mr Spence said.“In a traditional model, a manager will look after around 60 properties and it is impossible for a manager to have meaningful knowledge and communication across their portfolio. The Newcastle strata team have a portfolio of no more than 10 buildings per strata manager.”From a standing start in 2018, Vantage Strata Newcastle currently manages more than 1,000 lots and has been appointed on developments currently under construction in excess of a further 1,500 lots.Nearly ten per cent of Australians currently live in strata titled apartments and this is expected to grow to 50 per cent in the coming decades. Newcastle’s residential landscape is being reshaped by sophisticated developments.The growth of the Vantage Strata business has required a move to a new premise in the high profile location at the LUME, a major master planned luxury redevelopment on the waterfront, on Honeysuckle Drive.“LUME is another example of the trend towards apartment living that is prevalent not just here in Newcastle but around Australia,” Mr Spence said.END Landlords needn’t fear lockdown on the Lower North Shore 2021-07-21T08:58:37Z landlords-neednt-fear-lockdown-on-the-lower-north-shore A leading investment specialist, Michelle Lucas of Ray White Lower North Shore Group, is telling local landlords not to panic during the pandemic."The state government’s rental moratorium on evictions has caused investors to needlessly press pause on plans to lease properties. And that's costing them precious yield," Ms Lucas said.Michelle says that the total number of vacancies in Sydney’s rental market has gradually declined over recent months meaning investors are in a strong position, but the moratorium announcement has stirred up uncertainty and that has further shortened rental property supply.“While last year’s lockdowns invoked unknown territories for the rental market, the sentiment this time around has changed. Tenants have adapted to a new way of working and living, and rather than moving out of fear, prospective renters are moving to the Lower North Shore out of desire,” Ms Lucas explained.Renters today are spending more time at home, and living expenses that were originally geared towards overseas holidays are now being invested into the total lifestyle at home. View from 11/17 Shellcove Road , Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 - leased yesterday for $1,300 per week - 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car.Michelle says there is no shortage of decisive renters in the Lower North Shore as tenants are willing to pay more for destination locations. “Upgraders, downsizers and returning expats are continuing to flood our rental market with fervent desires for large open living areas, separate study spaces, ample light and beautiful balconies."The NSW rental moratorium, which includes a 60 day ban on evictions for tenants who lose at least 25 per cent of their income, has addled landlords. “While remote and flexible working remain a semi-permanent reality in this pandemic, Lower North Shore investors risk missing out on property leases and precious yield if they remain idle.”“We have seen investors jump back into the luxury market this year thanks to strong capital growth opportunities, low interest rates and vibrant rental market promises. However, the current COVID-19 lockdown and news of the rental moratorium has perplexed investors, with many hitting the brakes on listing their rental properties.” “Contrary to inner city and eastern suburbs rental markets which rely heavily on international students, vacancy rates in the Lower North Shore are dwindling fast. Active investors are reaping the benefits of enthusiastic renters, while idle investors are missing out.”Ms Lucas says the already rampant demand for local rentals has been accelerated by the recent lockdown. “In the first 14 days of the financial year, we’ve had 582 enquiries for rental properties versus 719 for the full month prior. That means, within a fortnight, we were already at 80 per cent of the total enquiries for June.““Two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments in desirable lifestyle locations are extremely sought after among renters. Increased demand and shortage of stock bodes well for active investors with house rentals prices increasing by around five per cent in some suburbs.” Rental listings at Ray White Lower North Shore Group have declined substantially in July. An average of 50 properties listed online per week has dropped to just 25. “While lockdown restrictions on open homes have caused us to shift to private property viewings, an upside has emerged. Rather than moving rental properties out of panic as we saw in 2020, tenants are moving exponentially faster and taking advantage of lockdown to acquire local rentals.”She says videos of rental properties have transformed the way renters are selecting properties. Accelerated by COVID-19 and the digitisation of real estate, they’ve created a personalised property viewing experience. “After browsing online, tenants are more decisive. As a result of their online due diligence, we’re seeing more pre-qualified private property viewings and applications are flying in fast. Renters are decisive and rental deposits are being paid in less than 24 hours from first viewing the property.”“This isn’t the horror story many have been led to believe,” Ms Lucas said.END prefabAUS appoints Hamann Communication for Australia’s first Hybrid Conference 2021-06-30T00:50:41Z prefabaus-appoints-hamann-communication-for-australia-s-first-hybrid-conference MEDIA RELEASE 29 June, 2021   prefabAUS appoints Hamann Communication for Australia’s first Hybrid Conference - Merging to Mainstream - Offsite: Building Blocks for a sustainable future.   Hamann Communication is pleased to announce its appointment by prefabAUS, the industry hub for building prefabrication across Australia, for public relations activity for the forthcoming conference Merging to Mainstream - Offsite: Building Blocks for a sustainable future.  The conference takes place 7-8 September 2021 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.    The event will be a "hybrid conference", possibly the first of its kind in Australia, offering attendees the option of in-person or online attendance, which is particularly important with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions.    “We are looking forward to working with Hamann Communication on promoting this unique hybrid event to promote awareness of off-site building to a wider audience, and sharing the industry’s transition to mainstream building,” says Brooke Adams of prefabAUS.   The conference will focus on the offsite or prefabricated building industry's increasing acceptance into the mainstream construction sector. Once considered a novelty, off-site building is becoming increasingly accepted as a fast, sustainable and cost-effective way to build homes and commercial buildings.    In-person attendees will have the opportunity to network, share digital business cards for a tailored event contact list, have digital notes app functionality and experience exhibitor stalls. Digital attendees will have access to all speakers through virtual stage access. They will be able to participate in Q&As and live polls and access prefabAUS' live conference app for an immersive digital experience.    Most significantly, if there are COVID travel restrictions, the conference can still go ahead as planned.    “I am delighted to be appointed by prefabAUS, having long been a fan of the benefits of off-site building,” says Fiona Hamann, Principal of Hamann Communication. “It is especially exciting that regardless of what the pandemic can throw at us in terms of border closures or lockdowns, the hybrid event will still go ahead.”   prefabAUS already has an impressive list of speakers and topics (with more to be announced), including:    Ewelina Wozniak-Szpakiewicz - Chief Executive Officer at DMDmodular Ltd, Poland, which offers high-quality volumetric modular solutions focusing on the housing and hospitality industries.   Ben Kehoe  - Author of Innovation in Australia: Creating Prosperity for Future Generations, has four decades of senior business leadership and advisory experience. He will explore innovation in Australia based on the theories he outlines in his book.   Mike King - One of John Holland's most experienced Project Directors, will explore a case study for modular building at Ravenhall Correctional Centre.   David Haller - National Operations Manager of the Masterplanned Communities construction division at Mirvac Group, who will provide an in-depth view of the many projects Mirvac has delivered utilising various prefabricated elements.   Greg Hammond - Assistant Secretary of the Project Management Branch, Overseas Property Office and Services, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), which recently delivered the new prefabricated chancery to support the Embassy of Australia in Rabat, Morocco.    Tim Newman  - General Manager at Timber Building System (TBS), which has grown from a startup to a significant player in prefabricated buildings.   Tamika Smith - Founder of My Bella Casa, Founding Director of TSR Property Solutions, and Founding Executive Chair of Top 100 Women. Tamika will discuss the offsite manufacture of affordable housing, which has long been a priority for State and Federal governments alike.   Dino Vrynios - Architect and Managing Director of Das Studio, which has nation-leading expertise in modular construction methodologies. Projects have included SA Department for Education's $50.8m Modular Program, prototype game-changing Health Infrastructure for remote Australia with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and Line Zero - Factory of the Future, Flinders University and BAE Systems.   Early bird tickets are still available here.    Journalists interested in attending or receiving media information about the conference, please email fiona_hamann@hamanncommunication.com to express interest. -ends-     About Hamann Communication:   Hamann Communication offers clients the full spectrum of communication services from copywriting; media strategy and liaison; internal communication; change management; media training; and incident strategy and crisis management. With more than 25 years' communication experience Fiona Hamann has worked with everything from Blue Chip listed companies to start-up businesses.  Hamann Communication also offers a confidential service to Public Relations (PR) agencies who require additional expertise or just an additional set of hands on a specific project or client.   About prefabAUS:   prefabAUS is a hub for building prefabrication in Australia made up of members from across the offsite building industry. prefabAUS is passionate about the role of prefabrication in transforming our built environment, such as decreasing construction time frames and construction waste while increasing quality, productivity and affordability. Its primary focus is on educating a wide audience about the benefits of modern building prefabrication; acting as a portal for quality information about Australian building prefabrication; exploring and addressing barriers to the uptake of building prefabrication; encouraging research and development programs across the industry and; advocating on behalf of its members. Display Suite is now Open at St. Trinity Property Group’s Villawood Estates 2021-06-29T03:50:26Z display-suite-is-now-open-at-st-trinity-property-group-s-villawood-estates The property development and management specialists at St. Trinity Property Group is changing the way that people approach how they live. The property development and management experts provide luxury apartments to accommodate residents ranging from young professionals to active seniors seeking a retirement getaway, along with investors looking for lucrative investments. St. Trinity Property Group provides market research and feasibility studies, development and design, and sales and management services. The property group is experienced in housing developments, commercial projects and mixed-use endeavors. The firm is well aware of trends in the housing market and what today’s buyers are looking for in a home. Located in the heart of Western Sydney, V1 is the landmark of  villawood estates is destined to be a premier landmark and destination for luxury living. Designed by award-winning architect, Tony Owen, apartments feature highly functional layouts and unique glass balconies from which residents can enjoy a view of the area’s scenic surroundings. It’s minutes away from the train station, Parramatta CBD, and individuals can choose from 1 to 4-bedroom apartments. A display suite is currently open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1/888 Woodville Rd. Villawood NSW. Individuals wanting to buy apartment Wollongong can select the Midtown Wollongong featuring clean and sophisticated lines with cosmopolitan style that’s setting new standards. It’s highlighted by a landscape podium and swimming pool, with ocean and escarpment views. Individuals can choose from 1 to 3-bedroom apartments. The elegant apartments are near the golf club, boutiques, parks and fine dining opportunities. The apartments are within easy reach of the train station, hospital and University of Wollongong, with retail and commercial suites on-site. St. Trinity Property Group is now accepting enquires. For an apartment for sale Kiama, individuals can choose a residence at the Ridgewaters Kiama for leisurely lifestyle living in picturesque surroundings. Residents can enjoy pristine beaches and famous blowholes, ancient rainforests, the city’s iconic lighthouse, and world-class waves. It’s an idyllic location for spending holidays or a retirement.  Apartments are available in 3-bedroom styles and individuals can register their interest now. About St. Trinity Property Group St. Trinity Property Group is a leading diversified property group with market leading performance over the last 15 years. Our team has a strong track record, having delivered over $10 billion in projects with another $10 billion to be delivered over the next 24 months. Media Contact St. Trinity Property Group Phone: 1300 822 882 5 George St. North Strathfield, NSW 2137 Website: https://www.sttrinity.com.au To Regional of Not: Investing in property safely with Anjay Zazulak 2021-06-16T22:42:49Z to-regional-of-not-investing-in-property-safely-with-anjay-zazulak If there’s one thing that COVID-19 lockdown has taught us, it’s that small, convenient city-living apartments aren’t as convenient as we thought. They were great for being close to work, but with more Australians working from home and lockdowns in place, that apartment can feel like a shoebox. What about going regional with bigger homes, outdoor areas, cheaper living costs? A hot topic in property, articles like Domain’s Remote buying on the rise as investors turn to regional areas [1] shout about regional living being the new property hot spot, the best move, and great for investing for that extra bit of cash. But, if everyone’s doing it, how can you invest safely and set yourself up for a healthy financial future? Anjay Zazulak, author of The Homeowner’s Guide to Property Investing: Where to Start, What to Buy, has been buying and investing in regional areas for years. His easy to follow book tackles the most common property investment myths and guides you through his proven purchasing framework. Anjay wrote his book as the go-to for new and old investors alike by drawing on knowledge from his years of investing and other investment professionals. Determined to help more Australians manage a safe and successful property portfolio, Anjay shares a process that removes the common hurdles to investing in property. Practising what he preaches, Anjay invests in regional properties while spending limited time in the city for work. And he is adamant that, ‘If I can do it, then so too can the average Aussie.’ Want to get in touch with Anjay?Mobile: 0410363362Anjay’s email: anjay@anjayz.comCompany email: anjay@oasisskeen.com.auLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/anjayzazulak/Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnjayZazulakPropertyBuyer/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/anjayzazu/ [1] https://www.domain.com.au/advice/investors-are-increasingly-comfortable-purchasing-an-investment-property-without-an- inspection-983353/ The final chapter in farming family’s history closes, as the homestead is listed for sale 2021-06-16T15:21:56Z the-final-chapter-in-farming-familys-history-closes-as-the-homestead-is-listed-for-sale On the back of the sale of “Chain-O-Ponds”, a 828.1-hectare property in the Yass Valley, the final chapter in this farming family’s history is coming to a close, with the property’s last remaining portion holding the main homestead listed for sale.Last month Geoff and Michelle Fountain sold the farm – which was one of the last remaining large-scale properties left in the area - for $1,650,000 to a Sydney buyer.Now the property’s main homestead on 16 hectares, which was subdivided from the rest of the farm when Geoff took over from his parents Elizabeth and John, has hit the market as 94-year-old Elizabeth moves to Sydney to be closer to her daughter Carolyn.Elizabeth and John bought the property in 1969, making the tree-change from Sydney. Initially they lived in an existing cottage before John built the main homestead with a builder from Yass.With six teenage children, the Fountains built a large home designed with the family in mind. Incorporating open plan living, a billiard room, three bedrooms and study, the standout feature has to be the slate tiles throughout.“Dad laid the tiles himself,” Carolyn said. “They also made sure they could make the most of the country views with every single room in the house opening out via glass and timber French doors to the garden.”As the next generation came into the picture, a gable pitched granny flat, housing a loft, living space and bathroom, was built next to the homestead to accommodate the growing family.“Mum taught at the Gunning school and dad, an engineer by trade, ran the farm and was the Managing Director of Goulburn Wool Scours,” Carolyn reflects on her parents’ history on the property.“We had been living in Sydney, but they wanted to give up the busy city life for a quiet life in the country.”“If I was ever stressed out from Sydney, a weekend at ‘Chain o Ponds’ would do the trick; it was just so great to visit and go for walks in the bush and enjoy the peace and quiet.”“It was great we had the opportunity to have somewhere like that to take my kids and grandchildren. They loved helping Grandpa in the paddocks, working with the sheep and taking turns on the back of the motorbike.” “We have such fond memories of the kids making rafts on the dam next to the house, taking canoes out and picking fruit from the orchard.”“You hear of city kids who don’t know where milk comes from or for that matter many of the foods that come from farms, they think it comes from the supermarket, so it was special and important they could have that regular exposure to country life on weekends.”Agent George Southwell said it was the end of an era for the Fountain family who had been an integral part of the community for 50 years.“'Chain o Ponds’ was a wonderful place for the Fountains to raise their family, but the time has come for a new generation to take on this special homestead and create a new book of memories.”“Located only 30 minutes from Yass, 1-hour from Goulburn and 1.5 hours from Canberra, ‘Chain-O-Ponds Homestead’ offers peaceful, country living at its finest.”Agent: George Southwell +61 429 838 345 george.southwell@raywhite.com Chance to own the last piece of a family farm legacy 2021-06-16T15:15:16Z chance-to-own-the-last-piece-of-a-family-farm-legacy It’s not every day an Australian farming family surrenders a piece of its legacy, but in the tightly held Yass River, the last remaining portion of the Johnson family’s Merino property has hit the market – and it’s sure to capture the attention of tree changers and locals alike.The highly productive “Blue Gum Flats” was bought about a century ago when Tim Warden’s great-grandfather got word of his successful bid while shearing up north in Queensland.After clearing the land, leaving one paddock as a timber block, the family built a successful farming business that has been passed down through the generations.Now Tim has moved interstate, he has put the last remaining 66-hectare (163 acres) portion of the farm on the market.Free from any infrastructure and divided into seven paddocks, the property comprises native and improved pastures and a timber block with redgum, red box and stringy bark trees.“The timber block was used as a timber mill for a while, but is now just a firewood source, and the sandstone off the property was used in the farmhouse,” Tim said.Hidden away behind a hill, the secluded and private land is surrounded by a large acreage. Tim said it was “the best of the blocks” when the farm was subdivided.While located in a reliable rainfall area, Blue Gum Flats is also serviced by six good-sized dams and a creek and has been running 200 to 400 Merinos.Agent George Southwell said: “The property has so much potential, being located just 15 minutes from Yass, just over an hour from Canberra and about three hours from Sydney CBD; there is the opportunity to keep it as a hobby farm to run sheep, cattle or horses, or being a blank canvas, build the dream home."“There’s also the appeal to turn it into a weekender – or even just make the most of the creek running through it or the timber bush block for camping.”The time has come for this piece of family history to be passed on to start a new chapter in a family history book.Agent: George Southwell +61 429 838 345 george.southwell@raywhite.com Build the dream on scenic McCrystal in tightly held Lade Vale 2021-06-15T06:03:16Z build-the-dream-on-scenic-mccrystal-in-tightly-held-lade-vale Having been in the same family for 20 years and run as part of an agricultural enterprise, the entry of “McCrystal” onto the Yass Valley real estate market will have heads turning, as the Covid induced demand for rural living continues to boom.The 80-hectare property features the permanent Jerrawa Creek running through two of the four paddocks and, apart from improvements to run stock, “McCrystal” is free from infrastructure, making it the ideal piece of land to build the great Australian dream.Vendor Garth Medway said the property had been in the family for about two decades and had been used for running stock.“It has natural and improved pastures and reliable water thanks to two dams and the Jerrawa Creek running through it.”“The family has used it for grazing sheep and cattle, with the land split into four paddocks by quality fencing and established wind breaks.”“It was sold as part of a 200-acre subdivision about 20 years ago and this is the first time it has been on the market since then.”Agent George Southwell said the Covid induced demand for rural properties was showing no signs of slowing down and “McCrystal” provided the opportunity for someone to build their dream home or weekend retreat on a “picture perfect blank canvas”.“The property has power running through it, a building entitlement is in place and there is sealed road frontage.”“But what is key is its location, being conveniently situated within minutes from the Hume Highway to Melbourne and Sydney, less than one hour from Canberra and an even shorter commute to Yass and Goulburn.”“It’s also just 10 minutes up the road from Gunning where you can immerse yourself in an authentic country lifestyle at the local markets and enjoy one of the best country pub experiences at the Telegraph Hotel.”“Tucked away in gently undulating hills, this is an exceptional piece of productive and scenic land that will no doubt also stay in the next family for generations to come.” Agent: George Southwell +61 429 838 345 george.southwell@raywhite.com St. Trinity Property Group: A Trusted Source in Apartments for Sale Kiama 2021-06-11T08:41:39Z st-trinity-property-group-a-trusted-source-in-apartments-for-sale-kiama St. Trinity Property Group has solutions for seniors seeking luxury housing options to individuals desiring a residence in some of the most exciting communities in the world. The company works directly with individuals and investors. The property development and management experts provide an extensive range of services encompassing feasibility studies, market research, design and development, and sales and management. The specialists have expertise in all types of housing, mixed use developments, and commercial projects. The Group also understands the shifts that have taken place in buyer attitudes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will affect sales for years to come. Those seeking an apartment for sale Kiama can select from options at Ridgewaters with an impressive range of amenities, picturesque escarpment views, and courtyards for relaxing and entertaining that are also easy to maintain. The three-bedroom apartments are just a short walk from the beach. Electric vehicle charging stations are included, along with NBN broadband Internet and instant hot water on demand. Designed by award-winning architect, Tony Owen, Villawood Apartments combine highly functional floor plans with sophisticated luxury interiors. The apartments are highlighted by clean lines, stylish glass balconies, and takes advantage of the abundant natural lighting. Villawood is just minutes from the train station and Parramatta CBD. “Buy apartment Wollongong” is among the most frequent online search criteria for those seeking a home near the beach, parks and shops. Currently under construction, Aire Wollongong offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and is scheduled to be completed in the latter part of 2021. The luxury apartments feature captivating views and there’s an option to accommodate any lifestyle, from families and single professionals to empty nesters and retirees that are downsizing. St. Trinity Property Group is a premiere real estate development and management firm specializing in luxury homes, creating cohesive communities, and transforming homes and apartments into sanctuaries. The company has earned a reputation for dynamic designs that meet the needs of contemporary consumers and the experts have a deep understanding of how the pandemic is influencing housing trends. About St. Trinity Property Group St. Trinity Property Group is a leading diversified property group with market leading performance over the last 15 years. Our team has a strong track record, having delivered over $10 billion in projects with another $10 billion to be delivered over the next 24 months. Media Contact St. Trinity Property Group Phone: (02) 9099 3412 5 George St. North Strathfield, NSW 2137 Website: https://www.sttrinity.com.au Bedroom Hacks To Get You Through Winter With Interiors Expert Stuart Clark 2021-06-01T07:32:25Z bedroom-hacks-to-get-you-through-winter-with-interiors-expert-stuart-clark Want to liven up your bedroom this winter? As the cold season can make your home feel uninviting www.victoryblinds.com.au interiors expert Stuart Clark offers his bedroom hacks to liven up your bedroom this season.  Change your bedsheets  A simple hack for feeling warmer in your bedroom is swapping your current bedsheets for linen, fleece, silk or cotton throughout winter. Also, add extra blankets to create that winter-ready bed and keep down the heating bill.  Add some life  If you have a green thumb adding flowers, succulents and houseplants is a fantastic way to help filter the air in your bedroom and also add some style and color. If you kill every houseplant you’ve ever owned, try a low maintenance plant like a cactus which are resilient to the cold.  Lighten it up If your home struggles to get much natural light during the winter opting for more artificial lighting options such as lamps can brighten your bedroom up. Opting for softer lighting will also make your bedroom feel much more relaxing and comforting.  Layer up  Layering different blinds and curtains is a great way to combine fabrics at a window to create a sense of depth by playing on textures and patterns. If you want to insulate your bedroom try layering a blind with curtains as this will act as heat insulation.  Rugs If you are losing a lot of heat through your floorboards, a simple rug will be the answer to your problems. In addition, your room will now stay comfortable all year round! For more interiors tips go to: www.victoryblinds.com.au Fintech app Fupay launches Australia’s first responsible lending rent payment product 2021-06-01T04:42:24Z fintech-app-fupay-launches-australias-first-responsible-lending-rent-payment-product Fupay, Australia’s first responsible spending and lending app for millennials and zoomers, has launched Fu Rent, Australia’s first responsible lending rent payment product. Announced today at the national real estate summit AREC, Fu Rent helps tenants who fit responsible lending criteria, by spotting them cash to pay their rent on time and avoid falling into arrears. Starr Partners is the first network to offer Fu Rent to tenants. As well as assisting tenants, Fu Rent holds promise for the property management sector as a means of helping tenants pay rent on time, even when they are struggling with uneven cash flow or employed on a freelance, casual or gig basis. Tenants can access FuRent using the Fupay app. Unlike traditional BNPL solutions, Fupay’s responsible spending and lending app uses algorithms to analyse the tenant’s bank transactions and cash flow across multiple pay cycles to forecast their bills, spending habits, and income. It then uses these insights to assess personal micro-lending eligibility, to determine if the tenant is able to access cash to help cover rent in line with a repayment schedule they can actually afford. Responsible lending criteria means eligibility for Fu Rent may vary and as a result, not all tenants will be eligible to use Fupay. Many younger renters experience challenges meeting their rental payments thanks to uneven or short term cash flow crunches. In these times many will turn to skipping meals, paying other bills late or borrowing money from friends in order to ensure they can pay their rent on time and maintain household security. Within Fupay customers the highest demand for millenial credit and payment flexibility is for everyday lifestyle costs, not retail spending. In the broader BNPL sector some 34% of customers report using the eight week BNPL deferral payment service to pay their rent. Betsy Westcott, Chief Revenue Officer, Fupay commented “We've all experienced those tough months when all your major bills arrive at once and cash is suddenly very short. FuRent helps customers to create some payment flexibility around their rent so that they can enjoy some short term cash flow relief whilst ensuring their most important bills are paid on time." Doug Driscoll, CEO Starr partners said “Fupay’s dedication to the financial wellness of Australians is commendable. By offering a money management platform which allows consumers to responsibly borrow funds to pay their rent and know where their money has gone, it allows consumers to know how best to manage it for the future.” About Fupay Fupay is a unique, Australian developed cash flow forecasting and responsible micro-lending product for millennials and zoomers. It uses algorithms to analyse a user’s bank transaction data, and assesses personal lending eligibility based on what a user can actually afford. It offers Australia’s first responsible BNPL lending model that ensures users won’t dig themselves deeper in debt by borrowing funds they cannot realistically afford to repay. For more information, contact: Betsy Westcott, Chief Revenue Officer, Fupay | Betsy@fupay.com.au Pru Quinlan at Einsteinz Communications - pru@einsteinz.com.au or 8905 0995 “Finest” federation home in the district ready for new custodians 2021-05-27T03:14:24Z finest-federation-home-in-the-district-ready-for-new-custodians It is the quintessential Australian yarn, a young man backs a horse at the races, wins big and uses his winnings to build the finest house in all the district for his beautiful wife.However, this romantic story is not just folklore, but the true history behind “Eulacre”, a federation style house on 2.09 hectares in Gunning and named after the horse who raised the fortune to build it.While “Eulacre” has been brought into the modern era with a luxurious modern approach to its recent renovation, its original features have been meticulously restored and help keep its story alive as it goes on the market, ready for the next chapter in its history.Mr Thomas Booth was born at Gunning and was one of the best-known graziers in this part of New South Wales. His brother William was also a local legend, held in high esteem as one of the best racing men in Australia.When William’s horse “Eulacre” won the Gimcrack Stakes in 1915, Thomas walked away with enough winnings to build a house for his wife Isabella, the daughter of Yass River pioneer Mr James Whittaker. It was only the best for Isabella, Thomas building a house that was – and still is - “one of the finest properties in the Gunning district”, according to Booth family researchWith its 3m (11ft) ceilings, original timber floorboards and pressed tin detailing still in impeccable condition, the house has retained its grand glory, which captured the imagination of Jay and Jennifer Gliddon when they bought it in 2016.“We fell in love with the house and the views and the fact that we could have an old federation style house on 5 acres and on mains water, but still be living in town,” Mr Gliddon said.The Gliddons poured “blood, sweat and tears” into renovating the home and while they stripped it back and installed a new kitchen, bathroom and laundry, it was important to them to integrate the modern upgrades with the home’s country, traditional style by retaining as many of the original features as possible.“All the original cypress pine and red stringybark floorboards have been restored, we’ve kept the brickwork and pressed tin ceilings, as well as refurbished the ornate, carved mantelpiece over the open fireplace."“The home was built to such a high standard all those years ago so it was important to us to honour that and apply that same approach to the renovation.”Like the Booths who raised five children in the home, the Gliddons have enjoyed raising their two children at “Eulacre”, which is within walking distance to the main street, schools and day care, as well as the train station for direct access to Melbourne and Sydney.“The house is on 1 acre and there are two 2-acre paddocks with a small holding yard, so we had plenty of room for sheep, chickens and ducks. We’ve also enjoyed growing our own fruit and vegetables; it’s really been the perfect country lifestyle."“We are having to move for work, if we could pick the house up and take it with us we would, but we just can’t! Each room is individually built on blue slate foundations and the house was built using what was called convict bricks, which are double bricks,” Mr Gliddon explained.“It’s not just a beautiful home, but Gunning is a great community with a lot of young kids, sporting groups, two new sub developments and everything you need from cafes to a butcher, in fact, it really has a lot more than you can find in other small towns."“It’s been so nice to have this lifestyle where you come from a busy day and get this feeling of space, with different outlooks from each side of the house onto paddocks and hills, ancient gum trees, a fruit orchard and then on the fourth side a big fire pit area for entertaining.”Agent George Southwell said “Eulacre” was ready for the next custodians to come and create the next chapter in its history.“This is an exceptional property. A luxuriously renovated home; it’s rare to see the original features maintained to such a high standard.“The best part is, it also offers a slice of farm living without the hassle of a farm.”George Southwell 0429 838 345 george.southwell@raywhite.com Grand estate living in Yass Valley wine country 2021-05-27T02:38:13Z grand-estate-living-in-yass-valley-wine-country It’s not everyday the opportunity arises to have space to roam but with the benefits of estate living and it’s been a big call for the vendors to give this up.Their secluded 1.8 acre (7281m2) property with a huge family home in Merryville Estate in Murrumbateman was the first place they put down roots after relocating every few years for their careers.And even though they have put their home of seven years on the market, they aren’t going far – just moving into the village so they can downsize.“Yass is only 20 kilometres up the road for shopping, but if we need to access health services or the airport, they’re only a short drive away in Canberra.“We both work in Canberra, but we love leaving Canberra to come home to the country."“The home is so private and peaceful, when you drive into the property you are fully ringed by trees."“We never shut the blinds as the house just looks out into a big garden surrounded by hedges and there’s even a couple of private nooks in the garden that are great to sit in. You just forget other people are around.“The only reason we’re selling is to downsize to something smaller in Murrumbateman, as our property in Merryville Estate is on 1.8 acres.”Local Ray White agent George Southwell added: “We have noticed in the last 10 years that Murrumbateman has really grown into its own with the additions of many small businesses and expansion of the existing businesses.“We have seen the local Eagles AFL club established and the Scouts and cricket club grow from strength to strength and while you could be a member of the thriving Murrumbateman Men's Shed, the large sheds this property offers will allow you to have your very own Men's Shed."“Merryville Estate is a premium location within the town and the location of this property is very private yet easily accessible."“We see many properties hit the market in Murrumbateman that offer something special, this one is certainly one of them, not because of any stand out feature but because it is a large family home well and truly completed to a high standard."“With formal dining and three separate living areas, plus large established gardens, a family could easily enjoy the spaces on offer.”While the meticulous design in the garden has created a sense of rural retreat, the same attention to detail flows through into the home.“Part of the home features parquetry flooring and ornate cornices that complement the expansive homestead-style verandah that wraps around the house,” agent George Southwell said.“However, while these grand features make quite the statement, the remainder of the home has been built with the modern family in mind with open-plan kitchen, dining and living, as well as four bedrooms, two bathrooms plus separate toilet as well as a formal dining room and extra lounge.“While it’s located only 45 minutes from Canberra on the Barton Highway, the option to work from home is made easy with a lined office incorporated into one of the three-bay sheds and a school bus stop 100 metres from the gate.”George Southwell 0429 838 345 george.southwell@raywhite.com