Unique House Designs

Could you live in this “Cliff House” perched on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road?

Offering sea views as far as the eye can see, it sounds blissful but not for anyone who is afraid of heights!

The incredible home design has been created by modular home designers Modscape, who remind us a home can be almost anything we can imagine.  This three bedroom five story property  has its main entry via the top-floor carport, where a lift will take you to your desired level.  They have decorated the property with a minimalist touch so that their is no distraction from the stunning ocean views.

Managing director of Modscape  Jan Gyran said “this isn’t a build that would work in a convential building plan” the design itself would make conventional construction prohibitive due to cost and access issues”, he said.

What does Median House Price mean?

The median house price is calculated by finding the midway point of all the properties sold at market price over a set period of time.

This differs from the mean point, which equates to the average price – adding the sales prices together and then dividing this by the number of sales.

The reason the term median house is used rather than mean price, is because it more accurately reflects the market.

I would advise however, for the very best way to get an idea of property prices, it is advisable to  view the median house prices over a period of time and monitor trends rather than looking at the median house price sold over a shorter period of time.

Property prices fluctuate up and down throughout the seasons.




Northern Beaches Property Sales

Sometimes the amazing results that we achieve for our clients become routine for us.

We have for years now obsessed over finding the best photographer to take photos of our client’s houses.  Studied styling methods, studied the market, and using the best marketing plan for home sellers so that they receive the most amount of money on their sale, it works really well. Occasionally I’ll be sharing a story about one of our clients’ results to a friend or acquaintance and they are extremely impressed by the real impact that selling homes for way over the price they initially expected in way under the normal time  has on our clients.

Just recently we sold a house in Collaroy Plateau at Auction for over $100,000 over reserve price with a four week marketing plan.  It was a cattle farmer from Albury’s house and due to the fact the owner could not be in Sydney for long periods of time, we took over the gardening, styling, looked after everything from start to finish while at the same time keeping the family informed  along the way, and finally  achieving  an outstanding result for the family they were absolutely thrilled with the outcome.

If you would like to achieve results like this in your market,  give me a call on 0424 990 885 for a confidential chat.

Bayview Property Prices

View of Pittwater Bayview

The median house price for a four bedroom house in Bayview NSW 2104 is $1,688,000 according to RP Data (Price data updated March 2017 RP Data)

There is average demand as Bayview is one of the Northern Beaches best kept secrets.  Bayview is centrally located near Newport and Mona Vale and is close to water sports and boating as well as spectacular surf beaches.

For more information on Bayview contact Carolyne Hawkes fro Northern Beaches Estate Agents on 0424 990 885

Freshwater Property Prices

Freshwater, formerly know as Harbord is seeing high demand from investors and families.  Located close to Manly with beautiful beaches Freshwater is  an extremely popular area.

Freshwater Beach


The median house price for a 3 bedroom house in Freshwater NSW 2096 is $1,898,000 (Price data last updated March 13 2017 according to RP Data)

The median rental income for a three bedroom house in Freshwater NSW 2096 is $995PW.  There is a high demand in the market for Freshwater.

The median house price is the midway point of all the houses/units sold at market price (or sold amount) over a set period (monthly, yearly, quarterly, etc.). That is, if there were 101 houses sold during the month, the median house price would be the house price in the middle i.e., that has 50 house prices above it and 50 house prices below it.

This differs to the mean price, which equates to the average price—adding the sold prices together and then dividing this by the number of sales.

If you would like any more information on Freshwater contact Carolyne Hawkes at


Collaroy Plateau Property Prices

The median house price for a three bedroom property in Collaroy Plateau is $1,420,000             (Price data last updated Mar 13 2017 RP Data).   This is the midway point of all the houses sold in an area over a set period.

The mean price is the  average price when you ad all the sold properties together and divide it by the number of sales.

Collaroy Plateau NSW 2097 is a very popular suburb for families with over half the population of Collaroy Plateau consisting of couples with children.  Positioned in an enviable area close to beaches, a movie cinema, cafes and great schools Collaroy Plateau is only 16km to the CBD.  If you would like any more information on Collaroy Plateau contact Carolyne Hawkes from Northern Beaches Estate Agents www.northernbeachesestateagents.com.au 



An overhauled Spit Bridge could spur on northern beaches property values

IMPROVED transport access to and from the northern beaches could drive up property prices by as much as 20 per cent, agents believe.

State Premier and Manly MP Mike Baird announced this week that traffic relief from Mona Vale to Wynyard would be a key plan in the budget.  244403-66003a8a-f1f8-11e3-a5bf-19a02e7bca61

If traffic times to the city are improved property owners in Seaforth and Balgowlah Heights can expect big value jumps.  Mr Baird said the northern beaches had been ignored for too long and he is known to support a tunnel under Military Rd to help commuters.


Northern Beaches Hospital News!

Neighbours living near new Northern Beaches Hospital team up to sell their properties to developers

Fiona BradyManly Daily
Residents are teaming up to sell their properties together in parts of Frenchs Forest.

A growing numbers of Frenchs Forest neighbours are marketing their homes as one lot to attract big money from developers.

And real estate agents predict the trend will escalate given developers’ hunger for sites near the new Northern Beaches Hospital.

An artist’s impression of the new Northern Beaches Hospital in Frenchs Forest.