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A bit of a topsy turvy start for everyone in this neck of the woods trying to celebrate Xmas and New Year without friends and family due to the COVID merry go round – but hey we survived.
Australia – the lucky country.
We were thrilled to see that Clyde Campbell received his appointment as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) in recognition of his significant service to people living with Parkinson’s disease. Clyde is a founding director of The Shake It Up Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and devotes much of his time and personal finances to facilitate the research into finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. We have been supporters of The Shake It Up Foundation since its’ inception and the honour is so well deserved. Clyde, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is an incredible individual and both he and his wife Carolyn, along with their children are a beacon to us all.
2021 is here and looks set to continue on the highs of 2020. The magic recipe of low stock levels mixed with low interest rates and a plethora of buyers, offers the perfect ingredients for a strong market for vendors on the lower north shore.
If you are thinking of selling and would like some honest and sensible advice on how best to achieve the maximum possible in the current arena, please call me. I offer 100% personalised service - rare around here, I know. Something else...I actually care!
No one can predict how this year will turn out, but it is looking like a promising growth period again for housing in our area in spite of COVID. As they say, you have got to be in it to win it – and the same goes for all you buyers out there too. I think we are all having to get used to unpredictability being the new norm! Acting now rather than planning for months or years later – COVID has shown us that we just don’t know what is around the corner and that goes for property prices too.
Our first cab off the rank for 2021 is a superb two- bedroom semi-detached home in Belmont Road, Mosman. Offering the opportunity for one lucky purchaser to move in and enjoy or add value and reap the rewards. With a due North aspect at the rear and with a level flow out to a large private garden – this one is sure to attract interest.
Launching online soon with a first scheduled open home on Saturday 6th February.
At Galetto Real Estate our doors stayed open over the Xmas period. We were busy leasing and then settling in new tenants on Xmas Week and then also between Xmas and New Year.
We are blessed to have well-presented and well-maintained rental properties which are always well- received irrespective of market conditions.
A big welcome to all of our new tenants who were really appreciative of us working through that holiday period. We do what it takes!
7/57 Prince Albert Street, Mosman is now available. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and undercover parking, it is quietly positioned overlooking Mosman Bowling Club. $620 per week. Call me for further enqiures.
Till next week. Be mindful of others. Stay safe.
Schools have broken up, kids are at home, parents are ready for a long summer break. This Christmas, it is more important than ever to be a part of the local community and get involved in activities and events. Sharing is caring, and that means sharing holiday spirit with others!!
Whether that be with purchasing a property, leasing out your home, or snatching up the latest rentals at Galetto Real Estate, it is this community process that makes Mosman a warm and enriching environment to live in!
Firstly, The Mosman Village Markets are INCREDIBLE! They are held on the first Saturday of the month, from 8am – 3pm. Offering a wide range of stalls, from food stands, to Christmas decorations and presents, plants, and jewellery. Get involved, take part, and walk along the markets, supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs.
Have you been along to a Mosman Art Gallery Event yet? Monday 14th December 11am to Tuesday 15th December 3pm, a Live Mural painting by Wendy Sharpe, visitors welcomed to come along and enjoy the artists talents!
Mosman Organic Markets are on every Wednesday 8am-2pm at Middle Head!
Need something for the kids to do during the holiday period? The Classic Cupcake and Co run cake decorating workshops as an opportunity for children to get involved with baking and impress their family and friends! https://theccc.com.au
Have you tried the New Cali Press yet? You won’t be let down, offering the tastiest health foods, including salads, sandwiches and acai bowls, you must give it a go! It has become a Mosman gem already!
Enjoy the festive season, and relax during the Christmas break. Be sure to call Kate Galetto 0417246687 for any enquires of simply a chat, she is the Santa Claus of Real Estate in our local area!
Galetto Girls, signing out …
A sunny Saturday in the heart of the lower north shore proved to be a productive day for the property market, with inspections and auctions bustling with prospective buyers and excited vendors.
The auction results on Saturday 14th November, showed an 83% clearance rate across NSW. The property market has held its own in spite of the pandemic, with buyers and sellers keen to engage. Of course, accurate appraisals and sensible guiding, are hugely important in times like this, clearly demonstrating the importance of hiring a STRONG, DETERMINED and LOYAL agent to assist you through the process. Now we know who that is….. of course…. Kate Galetto!!!
If you don’t believe me, check out our recent success stories, the proof is in the pudding, the Xmas pudding. haha!!
During the course of the campaign, 22A Waters Road, Neutral Bay received close to 200 email enquiries and over 120 parties inspecting this magnificent property. A two-storey semi, in the heart of the village, it was well received across the board, and offered all the attributes for a low maintenance but highly convenient lifestyle. Auction Day lived up to expectations with the successful purchasers coming from the Northern Beaches to snatch up this one!
Last week saw another great sale by Kate Galetto at 4/437 Alfred Street North, Neutral Bay. A three-story town-home offering open-plan living and with plenty of light and space - an entertainers dream. The convenient location close to North Sydney and Kirribilli, alongside the Harbour Bridge and Opera House views, clinched the deal. This home was snatched up prior to auction, by a lucky young family looking to settle into their first family home. Another successful sale for the Galetto Girls…. There is no stopping us now!
Both properties were listed in the Mosman Daily as 'top auctions'.
So… what does this mean…well if you are thinking of selling your property, now is the time to action. Interview agents NOW, prepare the home NOW and be the first cab off the rank at the start of 2021. So why wait? The best thing you can do is chat to Kate and get all the advice you need. One thing Kate offers that NO other agent ever seems to do, is that she goes above and beyond for her clients offering sensible advice and guidance on all property matters. You will often find that regardless of whether you use Kate as your agent or whether you just need a chat, she is always there to help, in a kind and non-judgemental manner. Her number one priority is to focus on the best interests of her clients and not self-interest. This surely is the differentiating point between large conveyor-belt agencies and personalised boutique agencies like Galetto Real Estate and Kate Galetto.
SO, what are you waiting for???
Call Kate on 0417246687
The Galetto Girls, signing out,
With Christmas fast approaching, and a new year ahead of us, it is time to put on your property shoes, and discover the latest homes on the market.
Are you looking to sell your home before Santa comes? Do you wish to rent a local gem in-time for Christmas celebrations?
Take a look at what Galetto Real Estate currently has available for you!
4/437 Alfred Street North, Neutral Bay, 2089
For Auction - 14th November 11:00am
3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car
A character-rich, split-level town-house, offering spacious and stylish design, with a convenient central position, close to Kirribilli shops, the train station and North Sydney centre. The entry level is detailed with hard-wood polished floors and an open-plan kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Adjacent from the luxurious living room, is a full-length terrace which spans across the property, offering a relaxing area to enjoy the Harbour Bridge and Opera House views. The upstairs loft is the perfect space for a rumpus room, in-home office or a second lounge area, fitted with a Velux window, enjoying the view, the ideal entertainers dream. The ground floor of this beautiful town home is fitted with three well-proportioned bedrooms, including the king master and ensuite, as well as the separate laundry, under-stair storeroom, and fully-tiled main bathroom. Additonally, the property has newly installed blinds, newly laid carpet, a lock-up garage and split-system airconditioning… offering everything one could dream of. Further features include secure parking and garden irrigation. Do not miss out on this superb lifestyle friendly property that screams luxury and convenience, all in one.
22A Waters Road, Neutral Bay, 2089
For Auction – 7th November 12:30pm
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
Private, convenient and quiet, a superb semi in the heart of Neutral Bay, filled with a luxurious and relaxing aura, this recently refreshed property is the key to spacious but cosy living. The open-plan living and modern kitchen flow through bi-fold doors to a North-East facing Courtyard, filled with sun and warmth, lemon and olive trees, it is a true home. The outdoor area accommodates dining and entertaining, and is the perfect sanctuary to enjoy throughout the year. On the upper level are three generous sized bedrooms, fitted with carpet and plantation shutters, with two of the bedrooms enjoying airconditioning. The master-bedroom is brimming with natural light, and enjoys a large ensuite, compact balcony and walk-in robe. The floorplan offers exceptional versatility, perfect for any lifestyle. Additional features include a European laundry fitted with a new Washing machine and dryer, a large attic for extra storage and gas heating. This executive home is a retreat that offers peaceful living, mere moments away from the bustling Neutral bay village, where cafes, shops and restaurants are easily accessible. The semi has undercover parking for two cars and a shared visitor space, and is in the catchment area for Middle Harbour Public School. Very few homes can offer this much character, convenience and size in such a popular location, this special home will not go unnoticed.
5/824 Military Road, Mosman, 2088
2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car
A boutique security block of nine apartments, set back from Military road, offering quiet and peaceful serenity, moments away from the bustling strip of shops, offering all the benefits of village living. This beautiful apartment sits on the North-East corner, with Balmoral Beach views, and offers two well sized bedrooms and a naturally light-filled space. The modern kitchen features glass splashbacks, Miele dishwasher, stone benches, Westinghouse Stainless Steel fridge and an Electrolux washing machine. A communal Alfresco BBQ area is situated at the rear of the property overlooking the private Post-office lane. A lock-up garage and dual access are extra features of this property. This apartment is one to get your hands on quickly, as its convenient location and charming character are ideal for any lifestyle.
3/8 Punch Street, Mosman, 2088
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
Located in the heart of Mosman, only a short walk from the village, Balmoral Beach, buses to Sydney CBD and the Mosman ferries, this beautiful apartment screams luxury and tranquillity. Positioned in a prized address and immaculately maintained boutique building, this apartment spans 230m2 of indoor and outdoor space, and a further 33m2 of secure parking and storage. This stunning property features a large terrace and garden, with a designer Kitchen that offers European appliances, double sinks and a 5 burner gas cooktop. All three bedrooms are generously sized and fitted with built-in robes. The master suite features a luxurious ensuite and the main bathroom enjoys a large bathtub and a glass shower. Additionally, the master bedroom shares an expansive courtyard with bedroom two, offering multiple entertaining areas. This modern property has a double security car space with storage, intercom and lift access, timber flooring and reverse cycle air-conditioning, the perfect apartment for contemporary living.
Stay tuned for more to come, including a beautiful home, 93 Cowles Road Mosman. A three bedroom, renovated home, for lease, flowing out to a North-East garden. First Open 7th November. For further details contact Kate Galetto on 0417246687.
Another reminder to keep in touch with friends, check in on each other daily and support the local businesses as much as possible. Let’s be a team and stick together through these unprecedented times.
The Galetto Girls Signing out,
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COVID-19 hit, everyone is stuck inside and working from home. A small one bedroom apartment is no longer feasible for the young couple who have adopted 3 elephants, 2 rabbits and the newest addition of a pandemic puppy.
How do we manage this? With so many members of the growing family, more time in the home has proven difficult. Having your own private space is no longer possible, and you find yourself cramped into the corner of the balcony, if there is one. Your partner is playing with the numerous animals to keep them entertained, and your zoom meeting is continually interrupted by the sound of the neighbour’s lawnmower.
To solve this, selling your unit and finding a larger home, to fit all eight of you, is on the cards. But you have always lived in this little place, and you do not know how to go about finding the ‘perfect’ home. Confused, and sleep-deprived, you are in desperate need of an agent that will go the extra mile to guide and assist you with your buying decisions. But how on earth will I find an agency that will dedicate their time to my needs… my many needs?
Well I think we know the answer here…
At Galetto Real Estate, we pride ourselves on helping everyone find their ‘dream’ property. Our customer service allows clients to relax and enjoy the exciting journey, no pressure, no hidden fees, no extra stress. We, as a team, are dedicated to looking after every party involved, going above and beyond to ensure everyone’s wishes are met, with pleasure and ease.
I think you know what you need to do…
Call Kate Galetto @ 0417246687 … unless of course… elephants in a unit are not a worry for you.
*pandemic puppy: a beautiful Spoodle adopted at the height of the COVID 19 pandemic, at an extraordinary cost, against Husband's wishes… meet our little Pandora, welcome to the Galetto family!
With the current climate being a challenging time for all of us, it is important to stay connected with those around you, including the businesses that are here to support the locals – Galetto Real Estate!
Take this time to reflect on what you want, is it a new house? An opportunity to downsize or expand your property portfolio? What tickles your fancy?
As a community orientated agency, we understand that everyone’s wants and needs are different, and every client should receive the best possible service. Now I know you probably hear this all the time… blah blah blah… those agents talking up nonsense… but we can guarantee you that our company is UNIQUE, and we can prove it.
Below is a recent review from one of our lovely clients. Take a read, the proof is in the pudding.
“I know that there are alot of recommendations here but I gotta put in my two bobs worth. I am sure they are all great agents cause they all want thier money and alot of it. I just want to do a shout out for Kate Galetto from Galetto Real Estate. She isn't one of these massive agents but that adds to her servicing and care for her clients. I will attach the link in a minute. When i first came to Australia with a divorce and three kids and a very tight budget she was actually selling a wee two bedroom place and while there was an offer I think $4000 more than what I could pay she actually talked to the owner and said - we need to look after this mum and Kate actually DECREASED her commission so that I would be on an even keel but the owner still got top dollar. So I ended up being incredibly looked after by Kate, the owner got her price and I settled when the owner wanted and moved in. That was 2013. Fast forward to 2019 I had finally got everything squared away and settled and I then sold my two bedroom with Kate. She didn't pressure, she helped with styling without cost, she made sure that her commission was incredibly reasonable and on top of that - despite the Auction not going to plan - three days later I got an offer which I thought I wasn't going to get - $35K above. Just to put the icing on the cake she negotiated a 12 week settlement so that I had time to find a new place. Further Kate actually came to several inspections and steered me in the right direction then came to 2 auctions with me and bid on my behalf and got me an AWESOME price on my next and forever home. Way better. So what Real Estate Agent, sacrifices her own money, spends extra time and gives really solid advice then offers her services as a buying agent to the point of 100% success looking after her clients on not just the vendor side of things but also as a purchaser - even if the property ISN"T listed with her. I have had my say. Please at least give her a buzz. She really is old school values and been in the game in Mosman for ever.”
– Katie Strahan 2020
With Christmas fast approaching, don’t forget to write your Santa wish list... Selling, buying, managing, we do it all!
So what have we got for you to snatch up before xmas?
Coming soon…. For Sale, a semi in the heart of Neutral Bay that has been recently refurbished, with 3 beds, 2 bath and double parking. An ideal family home, perfect investment, or downsizer opportunity.
Listen out for more details.
The Galetto Girls, signing out.
Carries beanie 4 brain cancer just raised $5.5M, incredible achievement. Well done Carrie, what a role model!
Just attended a seminar with Andrew Wilson, economist for Fairfax Media presenting. After some short term adjustment in the last quarter, he is seeing the Sydney market on the move with a prediction that growth should be in 3-4% bracket by the end of 2016. Investor activity is rebounding as low vacancy rates and rising house rents push up yields.
In recent months, a policy to get rid of negative gearing on existing residential property and increase capital gains tax has been all over the media.
This policy – if ever adopted – directly affects the millions of Australians who own any property, whether it’s an investment or their own home. It also affects the 18 million Australians who have a stake in property through their superannuation funds.
But as well as falling house prices, the knock-on effects will see jobs destroyed and government revenues fall, rental prices increase and may even send the Australian economy into recession.
It is important that we all understand the ramifications should this policy be implemented. See link https://negativegearingaffectsyou.com/
It is important that we all understand the ramifications should this policy be implemented
Disregard the commentary in the newspapers - if you have a property to sell on the lower north shore of Sydney, the time is right to sell.
Low stock levels and increasing buyer frustration over this first quarter of the year is producing some great sale results. If you are thinking of pressing the "Go" button and are concerned that you may have missed the peak of this cycle you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that good quality homes are still selling and selling well.
As an avid supporter of The Shake It Up Foundation, I am so excited to see that researchers from La Trobe University part funded by the Foundation, have developed a breakthrough test that will help detect early onset of Parkinson's Disease, thereby allowing early intervention to stave off the aggressive symptoms. Great Work Guys!