By Rich Harvey, CEO & Founder, propertybuyer.com.au
Our expert property buyers' have many years of proven success in locating off-market opportunities and suitable listed properties, including investment, commercial and prestige properties throughout Australia's eastern seaboard. Our licensed buyers' agents will work from your property brief to search for Darlinghurst property and conduct purchasing price negotiations to save your the time, money and stress of doing it alone. Team up with PropertyBuyer to super-charge your property investment portfolio or secure your dream home.Our Award-Winning buyers' agents can help you secure the following:
Darlinghurst is conveniently located 1.5 kilometres south-east of the CBD in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Darlinghurst borders Hyde Park and is walking distance to the CBD. Alternatively, Kings Cross station is just to the north and Museum station is on the south- western corner of Hyde Park. Buses also travel along Oxford Street to the CBD at least every three minutes and in the opposite direction to Sydney’s southern beaches including the famous Bondi Beach via Bondi Junction.
Apartments are the most common type of housing in Darlinghurst, however they vary widely from studio apartments to spacious four bedroom units with panoramic views and costing as much as a freestanding house. Many of the terrace homes in busy locations such as Crown Street have been converted into apartments, however some grand old homes that were constructed prior to the gaol in 1841 remain.
Many apartments in Elizabeth Bay enjoy breathtaking views across the Harbour. Combine this with the relaxed lifestyle, tree-lined streets, easy access to cafés and quality restaurants in Macleay Street and proximity to the CBD and you can see why purchasers pay a premium to buy into this market.
Since the gaol’s conversion into the National Art School, the suburb has gradually evolved into a popular inner city hub for artists and trend setters. There are a host of popular cafés, restaurants, pubs, bars and shops in Darlinghurst including the almost cultish Gelato Messina, where you will often see a queue out the door and down the street. The local café scene is cutthroat and many try to differentiate themselves and appeal to the health conscious demographic by offering vegan and unconventional menu options such as chicken and fish dishes on the brunch menu.
Entertainment options are abound in Darlinghurst with the Darlinghurst Theatre Company, numerous art galleries and shops along Oxford Street including vintage and record stores. Hoyts cinema is nearby at The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park and major events are frequently hosted at Allianz Stadium and Moore Park Showground.
Darlinghurst residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to fitness options. Hyde Park, Rushcutters Bay Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Cook and Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre are all nearby. There are also many gyms and health clubs to choose from. Centennial Parklands and the Moore Park Golf Club are a little further but still within reach.
Darlinghurst provides access to a wide range of schools for every need. Schools in the suburb include Darlinghurst Public School, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, Sydney Grammar School and East Sydney High School (specialist needs). Secondary or combined primary/secondary schools in the area include Sydney Boys and Girls High Schools in Moore Park, St Mary’s Cathedral College, Macquarie Grammar School and St Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney CBD, St Vincent’s College (for girls) in Potts Point and Ascham School in Edgecliff. There are a number of primary and pre-schools in the area. Nearby specialist schools include Conservatorium High School (music), Brent Street (performing arts) and Cleveland Street Intensive English High School. Nearby tertiary institutions include Australian Pacific College in Sydney (English and business courses for international students) and Sydney TAFE. The University of Sydney is only two train stops away (near Redfern Station).
The median house price in Darlinghurst is $1,605,000, which is 7.8% higher than a year ago. For this price you can buy a three bedroom terrace house in central Darlinghurst with parking. The median unit price increased by 13.9% last year to $784,000. This price straddles the border between modern one bedroom apartments in a high rise with modern facilities and older two bedroom apartments in smaller blocks with parking.
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
You will save yourself money, time and stress when you engage a professional buyers’ agent to help you with your next investment property purchase. You will be empowered with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about the value of a property without all of the sales “hype” often associated with property purchases – we protect you from making an emotional decision. You will have the benefit of our extensive research and analysis into past sales and comparable market data and will be protected from paying too much. You may also gain access to properties not yet advertised, otherwise known as “silent listings”.
Investors will gain access to our wide network of excellent investment opportunities and also get the inside knowledge of the best areas to invest. As property investors ourselves we understand the strict criteria required to buy high performing properties.
Our testimonials describe the ways we have been able to add value to our many clients. Most of our increasing client base stems from glowing referrals given by clients who have been impressed with the value and service we provide.
Yes! We regularly save clients far more than the fee we charge, through our understanding of the property market and our skilled negotiation techniques. We offer a fixed fee service. The advantage of the fixed fee structure is that you only pay the same fee regardless of the price of the property. There are three key areas you will get great value for money by engaging P
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.
Yes – as long as your buyers brief is realistic. We guarantee to give you personal and professional service and a detailed analysis
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