808, 2022

July 2022 Roundup

August 8th, 2022|

Market Update. It’s incredible to think that it only took 7 years for the median Illawarra real estate price to double. If you bought a piece of real estate in the Illawarra in 2015, today that property would be worth twice as much. While house prices having still been rising, more

2007, 2022

Should I sell in a buyer’s market?

July 20th, 2022|

One day you are a seller, the next day a buyer. We sat down with Wollongong real estate agent, Tim Bartlett to talk about the state of the market in the Illawarra – and what vendors should know about ‘relative pricing.’   It’s a fact of life that real estate markets more

507, 2022

June 2022 Roundup

July 5th, 2022|

Market Update. After skyrocketing prices the rate of growth is now easing across Australia. The national market has moved into a rebalancing phase, predominately driven by rising interest rates. FOMO (fear of missing out) drove buyers to make quick and competitive purchases last year. With rising interest rates and more

3105, 2022

May 2022 Roundup

May 31st, 2022|

Market Update Wollongong has welcomed a total growth of 32.6% over the last 12 months. In Wollongong, the median house sale price is now $1,065,000 and the median sale price for a unit $675,000.  But it’s no secret that the national housing market has begun to slow. Due to more

3005, 2022

Storm clouds or silver linings?

May 30th, 2022|

With a record real estate run coming to an end, a potted history of housing shows a breather may not all be bad news.   Let’s start by going back three decades.   When Bartlett and Co. Property principal Tim Bartlett started in real estate in January 1990 the more

305, 2022

April 2022 Roundup

May 3rd, 2022|

Market Update Despite declines in the Sydney market over the month of April, the Illawarra has continued its climb with house prices rising 1.4%. That caps off a strong year for Wollongong house prices with CoreLogic putting the year to year growth at 24.3% and the median value of more

1404, 2022

Spotlight on Wollongong 

April 14th, 2022|

The eyes of the world will be on Wollongong when the UCI Road World Championships roll into town in September for eight days of elite cycling.  With the final routes now set, Wollongong’s natural beauty will be on display to the world featuring Mount Kembla, Mount Keira and the more

702, 2021

A home is for playing

February 7th, 2021|

For many of us, fond memories of childhood include paint covered fingertips, dirt smeared faces and the thunder of feet down the hall as a game of tips bursts indoors. In a world dominated by iPads, gaming consoles and candy crush, it’s not a bad idea to install more

1101, 2021

Patio to Plate

January 11th, 2021|

Australians love to get together around food and if you’re lucky enough to live in the Illawarra you’ll know that outdoor dining is a year-round affair. Whether you have an acre or a balcony, an outdoor setting with a creative twist is a worthwhile investment. Think of Christmas more

101, 2021


January 1st, 2021|

If you live in the Illawarra it’s likely you’re familiar with the gritty sensation of trekking sand over tiles as you come home from the beach. Maybe summer isn’t your season. Perhaps it’s the squeak of rubber sole soccer boots tracking mud through the front entrance while you more

1412, 2020

Backyard Cricket Rules

December 14th, 2020|

For some, backyard cricket is the only way to christen a new backyard. Before you dust off the stumps remember no one is exempt from the rules. Not even Nana. The game begins well before the players arrive; with the mowing of the pitch and the removal of more

2211, 2020

Janet and David Colless – 30

November 22nd, 2020|

Real estate is a numbers game. It’s about appraisals, days on the market, interest rates and finance. But for Janet and David Colless one number was more important than the rest: thirty. That was the number of years they had spent in their home. It wasn’t an easy more

2210, 2020

Fiona Green – A very Covid sale

October 22nd, 2020|

When you decide to sell your house in the middle of a global pandemic, it's essential to have experience on your side. As the Green's found out.  It would not be an exaggeration to say that Fiona Green decided to sell her home at a really tricky – more

2309, 2020

David Lincoln – Spot On

September 23rd, 2020|

In 2009 David Lincoln had a chance meeting with Tim Bartlett at an open house which began a decade long real estate journey between the pair. Result? Three purchases, five sales, comfortable retirement.   The first thing you notice when you speak to David Lincoln is that he more

303, 2020


March 3rd, 2020|

Moving home is usually accompanied by the daunting task of decluttering. It’s hard to have missed Marie Kondo’s mantra when it comes to getting rid of excess; If it doesn’t spark joy, get rid of it. Not all of us have the tenacity of Miss Kondo when it more

2802, 2020


February 28th, 2020|

So you’ve made the decision to downsize. Many boomers have. The empty nest feels too…well, empty. The time has come to move closer to family, or medical facilities. A fresh start beckons after a divorce or the loss of your partner. Downsizing can help to reduce your property more

2801, 2020

Something Borrowed

January 28th, 2020|

Moving house can be bittersweet. Especially for those who have that sentimental streak. You love the new house, it’s a dream come true, but your children grew up here, and when it comes down to leaving you have to pry your fingers off the doorway. So why not more