By Rich Harvey, CEO & Founder, propertybuyer.com.au
The Inner City includes the CBD (including The Rocks, Barangaroo, Millers Point and Dawes Point) and inner city suburbs within the City of Sydney local government area (LGA). Sydney’s CBD is becoming a highly desirable place to call home due to new residential developments and more shops and cafés open on the weekend to service residents. There are also a multitude of existing shops, parks such as the expansive Hyde Park and entertainment venues in the CBD such including the Sydney Opera House and City Recital Hall in Angel Place.
The Barangaroo redevelopment is expected to cost in the realm of $6 billion and be completed by 2023. It will include several new apartment and
Sydney’s inner CBD suburbs such as Pyrmont, Potts Point and Darlinghurst remain sought-after areas to live due to their walkability and proximity to the CBD, which is reflected in the property prices.
Frequent buses travelling to and from all areas of city
Ferries to the city and Manly available from Watsons Bay and Rose Bay.
Bondi Junction train station is a great option to quickly travel throughout broader Sydney.
Homes in Inner City are spoilt for transport options. There are seven inner city train stations, including central and there are soon to be three more once Sydney Metro construction is completed. Ferries service Darling Harbour and Circular Quay and busses travel from the CBD to the inner and middle ring suburbs. Light rail will run from Circular Quay to Central Station via George Street by December 2017 and connect to Kingsford, Randwick and Dulwich Hill from there.
As mentioned above, there are a huge array shops, restaurants and cafés in the CBD and Inner City, which will continue to grow in number as more residents buy property and move into the area.
Pitt Street Mall is the largest shopping area in the CBD and runs between Market Street and King Street. It is home to many flagship chain stores including Myer and more than 400 specialty stores. It comprises four shopping centres and arcades including the 19th century Strand Arcade and Westfield Sydney which was redeveloped in 2014 to expand the centre by 130 stores and become Australia’s third largest shopping centre by lettable area. The shopping centre now fronts three streets including Market Street, Castlereagh Street – arguably Australia’s most exclusive luxury shopping street and Pitt Street – one of the world’s most expensive shopping streets by rent.
Other shopping centres include Queen Victoria Building, World Square, the MLC Centre, Market City and Broadway Shopping Centre.
Countless restaurants are located in the CBD and inner city and range from fine dining restaurants with some of the best chefs in the world to value-focused Asian cuisines in Chinatown. For those who live in the city many of these are just a short walk from home.
A number of Sydney’s highest ranking schools are housed in the inner city or are easily accessible from there. Sydney Girls and Boys High Schools in Moore Park consistently rank highly based on academic results. Macquarie Grammar School, Sydney Grammar School, SCEGGS Darlinghurst and St Vincent’s are not far behind.
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is conveniently located in Ultimo near Central Station. The University of Sydney in Camperdown is easily accessible from Redfern Station and Sydney’s oldest and most highly regarded university.
Sydney is blessed to be home to two major public reserves in the CBD; Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens, which celebrated its 200th birthday recently. The newly created Barangaroo Reserve is also a picturesque spot to stop with panoramic harbour views. Moore Park including Moore Park Golf Club is another popular Inner City park, which is part of the 360 hectare Centennial Parklands.
Darling Harbour is known as the entertainment precinct of the Sydney CBD and has a wide variety of waterfront restaurants and bars and has regular fireworks displays. The Barangaroo development including the new Casino and associated restaurants will extend the precinct to the north.
Event Cinemas have a theatre in George Street which shows all the latest Hollywood blockbusters in Vmax and Gold Class luxury.
Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Pool has a stunning waterfront location looking over Woolloomooloo Bay and Cook and Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre on College Street has multiple pools as well as a comprehensive fitness centre and a sports court. Other options include the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre in Harris Street and the Prince Alfred Park Public Pool in Surry Hills.
Buying a home or apartment in the inner city suits a range of buyers from students to professional couples and retirees. Investors are also attracted to the area due to the high demand for rental properties. Our buyers agents love helping people find property in the CBD and inner city as we can quickly and efficiently sort through the large number of properties available to find one that fits your requirements.
Finding the ideal property in the CBD and Inner-City fringe is an exciting prospect – but you need to ensure you’re buying in the right part of the town. Sydney has some amazing properties that take advantage of the world class views of our Harbour and famous Sydney Opera House.
Our expert inner city & CBD buyers' agent will work with you every step of the way to help you uncover off market opportunities that you'd never discover on your own. The depth of relationships that our local buyers advocates have in the inner-city is unprecedented. Just one call to our inner city Sydney buyers' agent will have you on a path to property ownership in no time - rather than spending your time endlessly searching the internet.
Our team of buyers agents in the inner city & CBD will help you identify the best inner city pockets and the ideal property type that will suit your individual preferences. We can fast track your property search, present you with a short list, evaluate the correct market price to pay, and negotiate on your behalf to save you money so that you can buy with confidence.
Munro Donen is Director and Principal of Propertybuyer East in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Munro has a wealth of experience having worked in real estate in South Africa, UK and the last 21 years in Australia. He's an excellent negotiator with vast knowledge of the local Eastern suburbs property market. His attention to detail and can-do attitude are just some of the traits his clients value most.Speak to Munro
"Munro did a fantastic job and delivered above our expectations. When we began chatting to Munro about potentially working together, one of our key questions was, “how long is all of this going to take”. During this buying period, there was limited stock on the market, and house prices were rising by the day – it was important that Munro could find the property and make the purchase happen quickly. He was frank with us and explained that our brief would be very challenging but was doable. Further, Munro felt reasonably confident that he could meet our brief in three weeks. It only took him two and a half. Munro knows what he is doing. He is very connected within the Eastern Suburbs property market and knows how to cut to the chase. He can refine a brief within days, and it was not long before all of the properties he showed us met or exceeded our expectations. He managed to get everything we wanted, in the location we wanted, for a price below our budget. He is also an excellent communicator and kept us, as well as our mortgage broker and conveyancer, informed of what was going on at all times. Somehow he even made navigating real estate fun. I would happily recommend him Thank you very much, Munro, for everything that you have done for us."
Paul is a licensed real estate buyers’ agent with experience in purchasing residential homes and investment properties for both local and international clients. Through Paul’s exceptional people interaction, open communication and negotiation skills, the journey to find a property with Paul is always highly engaging, professional, and exciting.Speak to Paul
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A buyers’ agent can save you a packet of money if they are experienced, knowledgeable and have your best interests at heart. They can take the emotion out of the negotiation and auction process and give you accurate advice on property values. They should have an extensive database of agent contacts to help you find off-market properties.
Apart from searching online, ask a local selling agent if they have seen a good buyers agent in action. You can also ask family, friends and work colleagues about their experience with using buyers agents.
An important question to ask a buyers agent is whether they are truly “exclusive” or “independent”. If they accept sales commission from vendors or developers then they cannot be classified as “independent” as they are acting in the interests of the seller. Only deal with a licensed buyers agent (you can check license via the Office of Fair Trading in each state) and one that is a recognised member of your state Real Estate Institute and the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia.
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We guarantee not to waste your valuable time sourcing inappropriate properties. We will deflect all the stress and detail and save you months of endless searching. We will spend time with you up front so that we clearly understand your needs and will target the search based on agreed preferences. With our help, you will save time, money and stress on your next property purchase. You will gain access to more properties, be better informed about comparable sales, the true value of a property and capital growth projections for the area, and you will make a more informed decision. When you decide on the right property, we will negotiate for you so you will be able to make a rational decision about price without the stress and pressure of dealing with real estate agents or having to negotiate.
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