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Ed Says – It’s Time to Sell!

It’s amazing the difference just a few months can make!

In the early part of 2019, we had news outlets reporting

doom and gloom for the Sydney property market, that

buyers had all but disappeared and prices were tumbling.

Yet here we are today enjoying an abundance of buyers

flocking into the market, banks loosening their hold over

lending and properties selling like hot cakes!

Having owned and operated one of Sydney South-

West’s most successful real estate agencies for more

than 30 years, we have witnessed time and time again

the changing nature of the market – the time to sow and

the time to grow.

Right now, we are back in a growth market and many

of our recent sales back this up. Once again, we are

witnessing a surge in buyer numbers at Open Homes

– just recently 26 families came through a Premiere

Open Home and the property was sold within two days!

That same week, we had a further five homes go Under

Contract and a prestige property that had been on the

market for some time was suddenly snapped up by a

keen buyer.

So, the message is, if you are thinking of selling, NOW is

a great time to SELL! Don’t hold back!

If you have a dream destination of where you want to be,

let’s help you get there. If you want to upgrade, downsize

or find the perfect vacant block to build your dream home,

let us help you find it!

At United we are more than real estate agents. We are

in the business of helping you achieve your property

dreams or investment goals. Give us a call today and let

us help you get there. Talk to United, you’ll be Delighted!

Edwin Borg

Managing Director

United Realty

Christmas & New Year office closure dates:

The Oaks Office will be closed from December 21st – January 6th.

Our Bringelly office will close from December 24th – January 6th.

We will also be closed on January 27th to observe Australia Day.

Agents mobile numbers will be listed on all properties online

if you would like to inspect during the holiday period.

For all Property Management enquiries including emergencies,

please refer to your Tenancy Agreement for who to contact.

At the time of going to print, all care has been taken in providing accurate information in this publication, however readers are to rely on their own inquiries.


Going Above & Beyond!

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you want to know that the Property Management Specialist

in charge of the property you own, or lease is exactly that, a specialist in their field who is prepared to

go above and beyond to ensure you receive the best service, advice and assistance. Here’s just a few

examples of how our Property Management Team go above & beyond for their clients:

Meagan Borg

Owner & Licensee in Charge (The Oaks Office)

• A landlord contacted Meagan on a Long Weekend Public Holiday (while she was on holiday), saying they

did not have enough money to cover the mortgage payment the next day. Meagan organised a manual

payment the same day, so their payment did not dishonour.

Nathan Fleming

Business Development Manager, Sales & Property Management Specialist

• Organised and delivered at night, a generator to a tenant on a rural property after their electricity box blew

up during a storm. Nathan hooked up the generator that evening so the tenants had power and water.

Emma Bailey

Property Management Specialist

• Works tirelessly in the background, supporting staff and ensuring both tenants and landlord needs are met.

Emma Fleming

Property Management Specialist

• When a landlord gave a tenant a termination notice, Emma organised a new home for the tenant

almost immediately.

• Assisted vendors in finding a rental property after they sold their home through United.

Belinda Caprin

Property Management Specialist

• Spent hours of her own time creating a property video for her landlord, which resulted in a large

scale of enquiry and a successful leasing.

Wendy Weir

Property Management Specialist

• Assisted a tenant in relocating within 36 hours into another property when hers was flooded on a Public

Holiday and deemed uninhabitable.

• Researched, sourced and collected a cooktop from a supplier for a landlord and delivered it to a

property for installation after hours.

Thinking of leasing your home or investment? Here’s what others have to

say about The United Property Management team:

“In my long years of renting, I have never come across a Real Estate Agent as nice as Belinda Caprin. Any issues we had

were dealt with promptly, and Belinda went out of her way several times for us. United Realty has been the best Real Estate

I have ever rented through. It’s our pleasure to rent off people that care.” – Tenant, Austral

“Emma Fleming has gone above and beyond. I cannot thank her enough for getting our new property secured for us - we

absolutely love it. United Realty should be proud to have Emma as one of their employees, she is a great asset to their

company and team.” – Tenant, Rossmore


Refresh & Rejoice!

They say a change is as good as a holiday, right?

What better way to start 2020 than with an update of your home’s furnishings.

The team at The Little Styling Co. has five top pieces you can add to bring new

life into your home.

Ambient Lighting

Adding a floor lamp or table lamp in your living

area is a great way to make a house feel like a

home. Perfect to be used day and night, they

provide a much softer glow than a typical ceiling

light. We always recommend using warm white

light globes as they really soften the mood within

the home.

If you’re like many of us and can’t keep a cactus

alive, then faux plants are the way to go! When

buying faux plants, it’s a worthwhile investment

to purchase high quality, real looking plants.

Remember, quality over quantity.

Rugs

There’s nothing like introducing a rug to make

a space feel warm and welcoming in an instant.

We absolutely love jute rugs for their durability

(great for not looking dirty, particularly with pets),

and they work beautifully in a range of homes.

Alternatively, a woolen rug is luxurious underfoot

and there are a variety of styles and patterns

to choose from. We usually recommend opting

for a simple pattern, sometimes less is more.

Remember, the larger the rug, the larger the room

will look!

Sheer Curtains

This would have to be one of our favourite ways

to make a home feel light and airy. We love how

they gently move in the breeze, how they soften

sunlight coming into your home, and how they

also provide a small amount of privacy. We love

white or off white in colour, as it works perfectly

with most houses. For an inexpensive option,

consider the sheer curtains from Ikea, they’re

approximately $70.00 for a pair – you won’t be

disappointed!

Greenery

Fresh or faux, the options with greenery are

endless! If you’ve got a green thumb, real plants

really do look beautiful! A large Travellers Palm,

Fiddle Leaf Fig or freshly cut Dollar Gum in a vase

is a lovely way to add freshness into your home.


Mirrors

We love a good mirror to brighten a space! We

recommend placing a mirror within a room to

reflect a pleasant view outside. For a timeless look,

opt for a simple frame that isn’t too decorative.

Whatever you do, don’t place a mirror directly

opposite the front door, it pushes away all the

good energy that’s entering the home.

The Little Styling Co.

If you’re selling in the near future, and

would like to obtain an obligation free

quote to style your home for sale, please

contact Beth at The Little Styling Co on

4611 0027 or hello@thelittlestylingco.com

Festive Shortbread

A delicious family-favourite the kids can make with you!

Ingredients

125g butter, softened

150g caster sugar

1 egg

300g plain flour

1 x packet of lollipops

Method

1. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

2. Pre-heat oven to 180 ⁰C.

3. Beat sugar and butter in a bowl using an

electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and beat

lightly. Stir in flour and mix well.

4. Turn mixture onto a floured surface and

knead until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and

place in fridge for approx. 15 minutes.

5. Remove the wrappers from lollipops.

Separate colours, place into separate bags

and use a rolling pin to finely crush.

6. Remove dough from the fridge, roll out

onto a lightly floured surface to approx. 3 mm

thick. Use a Christmas cookie cutter and cut

out desired shapes.

7. Place shapes on lined trays then use a

small knife or smaller cookie cutter to cut out

small shapes inside the cookie shapes. Bake

for approx. 7 minutes or until lightly brown.

8. Remove and fill each shape with a

sprinkle of crushed lollies. Bake for a further

2 minutes or until crushed lollies melt and

biscuit is golden brown. Remove from oven.

Set aside on trays to cool.

ENJOY!


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“Summerfield”

in Denham Court

Timeless, award-winning home offered for the first time. Set on

immaculate sprawling acres, this manor-style home boasts a

championship tennis court, in-ground gas and solar heated inground

pool, manicured gardens, wine cellar, and so much more.

Located in coveted Denham Court, this delightful two storey home

with its striking façade of gables, exudes elegance, with its treelined

driveway and small dam complete with walkover bridge and

feature fountain.

5 4 4 2.47 ACRES

APPROX.

• Four bedrooms, master with

walk-in robe + ensuite

• Large study

• Formal living room with

open fireplace

• Formal dining room + rear

family room

• Separate informal living

space room with bar

• Striking kitchen, open plan

meals

• Guest wing with kitchen,

bathroom + combined living/

dining

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85-93 Gates Road, Luddenham

Prime site near the new international airport site and

just a stone’s throw to the planned Sydney Science

Park Development.

• 5 bedroom home

• Formal & informal living

• Machinery shed + garaging

5

3

9

5.02 ACRES

APPROX.

2560 Silverdale Road, Wallacia

Picturesque family haven on a sprawling parcel

zoned RU2 in South-West hot spot Wallacia!

• Former nursery with workshop + shade house

• Dual living, 3 bedrooms

• Bonus 2 bedroom in-law accommodation

• Less than 15 km from the future Badgerys

Creek Airport

5

3

11

10 ACRES

APPROX.

130 Silverdale Road, The Oaks

Inviting private acreage paradise, perfect for the

horse or nature lover!

• Formal lounge, dining

• Family + rumpus

• Contemporary kitchen, Caesarstone bench tops

• Fenced paddocks

4

2

2

10.03 ACRES

APPROX.

10 Ramsay Road, Rossmore

Potential plus acreage ideal for Investors, land bankers

or those seeking affordable acres in hot spot Rossmore.

• Solid 3 bedroom family home

• Approx. 7 km to Leppington Train Station

• Currently zoned RU4, awaiting future re-zoning

• Central to major South-West infrastructure projects

3

1

2

5 ACRES

APPROX.

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65 Camden Road, Douglas Park

Charming light-filled home oozing character, capturing

picturesque views and offering a peaceful lifestyle.

• Formal lounge, dining + kitchen

• Timber floors, abundance of light

• Master bedroom, combustion fireplace

• 6 fenced paddocks, round yard + stables

3

1

6

5.40 ACRES

APPROX.

Bringelly

Elegant and grand, master built property offering the very

best of rural living, with no expense spared on size or

attention to detail.

• Gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry

• Multiple living & dining areas

• Billiard room, home office

• In-ground pool + pool house

6

5

8

5.02 ACRES

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6/200 Mount Hercules Road, Razorback

Substantial five bedroom plus study home in one of

Razorback’s most desirable addresses.

• Open plan living & dining + rumpus

• Modern kitchen, stone benchtops

• Ducted air conditioning, NBN

• Triple garage + shed

5

2

7

3.15 ACRES

APPROX.

95 Ninth Avenue, Austral

Quality site zoned R2 & R3 ripe for development - astute

property developers should inspect without delay!

• Boasting an excellent indicative road plan

• Sewer available

• Could be ideal for low-density housing and

townhouse developments (STCA)

• Currently housing a 5 bedroom home

5

3

2

3 ACRES

APPROX.

19 Polo Road, Rossmore

Perfectly positioned acreage in the prospering South-West

Growth Precinct, currently awaiting future re-zoning!

• 2 x homes on-site

• Wide frontage

• Close to Bringelly Road

• Close to proposed Badgerys Creek Airport

5

3

4

5 ACRES

APPROX.

7 Polo Road, Rossmore

Fantastic parcel with dual road frontage within the

South-West Priority Growth Area currently awaiting

re-zoning!

• Town water

• Family home on-site

• Approx. 5 km to Leppington Train Station

• Approx. 11.5 km to future Badgerys Creek Airport

4

2

1

5 ACRES

APPROX.

30 Alexander Way, Mount Hunter

Country escape on offer with picturesque views and

space to roam!

• Multiple living & dining

• Master with ensuite, walk-in robe

• French Provincial kitchen

• Ducted air conditioning

4

2

2

4.96 ACRES

APPROX.

1297 Camden Valley Way, Leppington

Favourably positioned within the Leppington Precinct Plan

(pending rezoning), this block offers investors:

• Secure site now and await proposed future zoning of part R2

Low Density & part R3 Medium Density Residential

• Option to secure adjoining approx. 19 acres (7.69 ha)

4

2

2

5.77 ACRES

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260 Bobs Range Road, Orangeville

Fantastic opportunity to acquire a slice of rural heaven

with amazing views!

• 3 bedroom country-style home

• Slow combustion fireplace, split system

air conditioning

• Deer-proof fencing, cattle crush

• Stunning views from the full-length front verandah

3

2

5

53.40 ACRES

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5 Upfield Lane, Catherine Field

Contemporary, family home ideally positioned in

a quiet cul de sac location and central to the New

South-West Growth Precinct.

• Updated walk-through kitchen

• Living, dining + large pergola

• Salt-water in-ground pool

• Dual driveway entrances, tradies shed

4

2

6

3,995 SQM

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295 Ramsay Road, Kemps Creek

Mostly cleared parcel bordering the future Aerotropolis

precinct – act now and reap the future potential rewards!

• Currently zoned RU4 and with great street frontage

• Approx. 70% cleared land

• Approx. 9.5 km to future Badgerys Creek Airport

• Ideal for investors!

2

1

2

6.8 ACRES

APPROX.

40 Justis Drive, Harrington Park

Modern family haven, ideally located in a family-friendly

suburb and offering a fabulous layout for those who love to

entertain!

• Modern open plan kitchen

• Formal & informal family, dining and lounge

• Upstairs retreat + study

• Master with ensuite, walk-in robe

4

2

2

543.3 SQM

APPROX.

8 Greta Avenue, Harrington Park

Beautifully presented property on a landscaped block in

popular Harrington Grove Estate, with stunning French

provincial touches.

• French provincial-style kitchen with quality appliances

• Dining, family, & lounge rooms

• Master with walk-in robe, ensuite

• Large covered alfresco, ideal for year-round entertaining

5

4

2

810.7 SQM

APPROX.

58 Mount Olympus Street, Bardia

Sought-after prestige address housing 3 residences on

approx. 2.5 acres (approx. 1.01 ha) ideal for dual or

extended families

• 3 x Homes

• Modern residences, quality inclusions

• Ideal dual family living + income

• Town water & natural gas

13

8

9

2.51 ACRES

APPROX.


Owners Delighted, SOLD & LEASED by United!

“Shane Brown and Tanya Novek were always polite and

helpful. I dealt with both Agents in our process of buying.

Shane going out of his way twice on a Sunday.”

Susan Richardson, purchaser,

51 Woodlands Way, Orangeville

“Gary Tomlins was easy to deal with and very

responsive to any contact we made with him.”

E & B Moynihan, vendors,

85 Eagles Road, Razorback

“Melinda Bargallie is one of a kind, a true professional

who genuinely cares for her clients. We would have no

hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking at

purchasing or listing a home with her.”

M & J Chenhall, purchasers,

44 Cawdor Farms Road, Grasmer

“Phyllis Scarfone is an exceptional woman that really went

above and beyond for our family. She was so professional

and understanding. We can’t express how grateful we are

for everything she did for us. Thank you once again.”

Helia Yousefi, purchaser,

110 Binalong Road, Belimbla Park

“The sale of our home of 20 years was an impossible task for

us, but with the very friendly and easy approach taken by Edwin

Borg and Chris Bruce, we were made to feel that they cared

for us. I would recommend them to anyone, buying or selling.”

Patricia & Robert Case, vendors,

29 Devitt Crescent, The Oaks

“Belinda Caprin has been managing my property for the

last couple of months. She has been across every issue

and her communication has been excellent. I’ve no

hesitation in recommending her.”

Owner, Narellan

“Tanya Novek has gone above and beyond to

explain the process of selling a property. Both

Tanya and Phyllis Scarfone were extremely

professional. I would highly recommend them

to any prospective purchaser or vendor.”

Kerry Galea, vendor,

190 Braddocks Road, Werombi

“We are extremely pleased with the way Mark

Bargallie handled the sale of our property. This is the

second home Mark has sold for us and we would not

hesitate to contact him and United Realty if the need

arises again.” Leonie & Paul Rowlands, vendors,

23 Market Street, Tahmoor

“Joe Safi was very helpful from the first point of meeting him. He always gave us the right advice and

showed respect and loyalty to us. We highly recommend Joe and United Realty to everyone.”

Mary Borg, vendor,

280 Wedderburn Road, Wedderburn


Summer!

Embracing

Hot Tips for Tenants!

The warm weather is here and while you may be relishing the long hot days, it’s also a great

opportunity to keep a list of “to-dos” on your fridge to help ensure you have a stress-free summer

as a tenant! Here’s 2 hot tips:

1. If you’re leasing a rural property with tank

water, did you know it’s your responsibility to

top up the tank? Drought conditions means less

rainwater in tanks, so put a note in your calendar

to regularly check your water tank levels. If you

see your levels are getting low, book a water

delivery truck well in advance so you don’t run

dry!

2. Drought conditions and ongoing

development in the Macarthur area has seen an

increase in native wildlife moving through some

suburbs, including snakes. To help keep snakes

away from a property you are leasing: Keep

your lawns regularly mown and your gardens

well-maintained and free of weeds. Ensure your

property is free of rubbish and rats/mice. If you

do spot a snake on your property, stay calm and

don’t provoke it. All native snakes in NSW are

protected under the National Parks & Wildlife Act

and only licensed snake collectors can remove

snakes from a private property.

To contact a licensed snake collector, visit

www.environment.nsw.gov.au or call 131 555.

Ladder to Success!

One of our longest serving staff members has just completed seven years with the United Team,

and she is only 22! Belinda Caprin started out in our former Casula office in 2012, working on

reception every Saturday as a Junior Administration Assistant. Over the years, she has diligently

worked up the ranks into her dream job – a full time Property Manager! Congratulations Belinda!

Q: What was your first role at United Realty?

A: I started working at the Casula office on

Saturdays with United at the end of 2012 when

I was 14. I folded letters, created key tags,

did filing, general office cleaning and helped

the agents with anything they needed. Once I

graduated from year 12, I started working full

time between The Oaks and Bringelly offices.

Q: What have your roles been at United over

the years?

A: Junior Administration roles, then I worked up

to the Database Marketing Coordinator role and

Private Treaty Files Coordinator. I have always

wanted to work in Property Management, so I

worked my way into the Property Management

Team on a part time basis and moved into

Property Management full time in 2019.

Q: What’s the advantage of having worked

for one company for so many years?

A: I feel as though I have a very good

understanding of how the whole office works in

every aspect as I have

been trained in most

job roles.

Q: Do you own

property yourself?

A: Yes, an investment

property up near

Newcastle. Working

in real estate makes

you want to get ahead

start for your future.

My next goal is to own

an acreage property.


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