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  • Calling All Investors!

    The first quarter of 2015 has seen some strong turnover in what is the peak period for Residential leasing’s. With stock levels up and demand down most investors are asking why The vacancy has risen and what has driven demand down.  There are 3 main factors at play;   Interest Rates –  interest rates are…

  • Interest Rates On Hold!

    The Reserve Bank of Australia held interest rates at a steady 2.25% for the second month in row on Tuesday. The decision to hold the cash rate keeps the way clear for a possible cut in the first week of May, just before Treasurer Joe Hockey hands down his second budget on May 12.   The…

  • Easter Is Here!

    Thinking of doing some baking for Easter? Here is a delicious Hot Cross Bun recipe from Donna Hay!   What you’ll need: 1 tablespoon active dry yeast ½ cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar 1½ cups (375ml) lukewarm milk 4¼ cups (635g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted 2 teaspoons mixed spice 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 50g unsalted…

    Easter 2015!

    If you’re thinking of ways to celebrate Easter at home this year, and you’re a bit worried about how you will store everything in the kitchen before all your guests arrive then keep reading! No matter the size of your kitchen, it always seems like there’s never enough space. Maybe at one time you thought…

  • Thinking Of Selling? Autumn may be the right time!

    Selling in autumn could mean there are fewer properties on the market to compete with – as many people hold off selling their property until the warmer months.One of the main advantages when selling in autumn is that you’re busting the myth, the myth that you should only sell your property in spring.   Here…

    Tips To Remember When Moving!

    There’s nothing like the excitement of seeing a ‘sold’ sticker on your new home, or your name on the rental property lease, but there’s a lot to do when you’re moving to a new home!   Here are 5 things you can do prior to moving so you don’t leave things to the last minute…

  • Autumn Is Here!

    You only get one chance to create a first impression when marketing your most valuable asset. We strive to help you maximize your price while minimizing the time your property is on the market. Autumn is here and the leaves are starting to fall and gutters and drainpipes will start to get filled, ensure you…

    Are you a first home buyer?

    Are you looking for your first home? In this weeks blog we have outlined tips & tricks for first home buyers. Dowling Mayfield can help you every step of the way. We have helped hundreds of clients in the Mayfield and surrounding areas and are here to help you with any questions you may have.…

  • Are you an Investor?

    Are you an investor? Are you considering becoming an investor? Investment properties in the Lake Macquarie area compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, has had an increase in the median house price of 12.95% If you are new to the business, it can be daunting, but in this blog…

  • Low maintenance garden tips

    To spend the least amount of time possible mowing, weeding and watering, it helps to get your garden design right by starting with a clear plan. Ensure your landscape design avoids straight lines and formal hedges. This will ensure that plants don’t look scruffy even when they overgrow boundary edges. Another trick is to layer…