Friday 11 November 2022


For decades, NSW stamp duty has been the bane of every property buyers’ existence, adding an unwelcome and excessive excess to the price of the property they are purchasing. This has especially affected would-be First Home Buyers, where stamp duty can be the factor that prevents them from getting on the property ladder. 

A new once-in-a-generation change to stamp duty and land tax laws mean people purchasing a home in NSW up to the value of $1,500,000 are able to opt for a radically smaller annual land tax payment instead of the crippling upfront lump-sum stamp duty. Although the legislation has not been completely signed off on, as of this weekend, if you purchase a property for $1,500,000 or less, you are eligible to get a stamp duty refund and pay the annual tax if you prefer. 

The NSW Treasury has projected that under the new program, if you purchase a property for $1,500,000, you would have a period of 63 years to reach the upfront stamp duty cost. The economic benefits are substantial when taking into consideration the average 7 years someone owns their property. It would take a further 58 years to reach the equivalent initial stamp duty figure of the existing payment system. 

Cramer Property have a number of outstanding properties for sale at $1,500,000 and under. And they have the additional benefit of being off-the plan, allowing you to better plan for your future. They are all impeccably designed by highly regarded developers with excellent track records and located within master planned developments in sought-after suburbs with great infrastructure and public transport systems.

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Tuesday 8 November 2022

Spring fever – Time for giving your home a domestic detail!

There’s nothing like spring to motivate us to clean up our act on the domestic front. Depending on the state of your winter housekeeping, this will either seem like a very doable weekend activity or a task of monumental (and non-achievable) proportions. Either way, you can nail this. No matter how daunting, you can stay positive by thinking in baby steps.

However, if you feel like tackling this head on, get out your pen and paper and do a home-wide reconnaissance. Go from room to room, and take note of dusty shelves, desktops etc; grimy marks on walls, doors and cupboards; any mould on walls and ceilings; cluttered drawers, wardrobes and cupboards that need tidying; old dusty, fraying cushions and any sheets or towels that need replacing.

Don’t forget to look up high if you want to do an excellent job of this – think tops of doorframes and paintings, ceiling smears and don’t miss any wall and ceiling cobwebs or the upper areas of your kitchen. Seems like this is taking it just a tad too far? Well, wait until you get up there and see the build-up of grime on top of the cupboards and rangehood. You’ll want it gone, believe me. And don’t forget windows… clean windows make your house look so much better and have the added benefit of letting in more light.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Don’t panic, just do things methodically, in bite sized tasks to make it all more doable amid your busy schedule. And once you actually start to tick off this list, you will find that not only does your house begin to feel miraculously cleaner and clearer, but so does your head. So just tackle what you can, when you can.

If you don’t like to work alone, get help. Enlist the help of a friend by trading a yummy home cooked dinner for some elbow grease. Pump up the music and think of it as a workout. It’s amazing how much muscle you can build with hard labour around the house. Then if you can afford it, have your carpet steam cleaned and if you live high up, have professional cleaners come and clean the outside of your windows. You won’t believe the difference.

Finally have a reward in mind for the day you have your house spick and span again. Maybe an hour massage, movie and dinner, deluxe mani-pedi – or for those with higher expectations and a bigger budget – a day spa or weekend away. Whatever it is, after your hard work you’ll be able to look forward to some well-deserved R&R and then return to your pristine home to greet spring head on.

And if your home is looking so good that you think it may finally be time to sell, don’t hesitate to contact us for an obligation-free appraisal of your home’s worth. With our decade’s of experience and highly competitive sales outcomes, Cramer will market and sell your home with the utmost of creativity and professionalism.

Contact Emma Chappell today:

Emma Chappell

Head of Sales & Marketing

Tel 02 8302 1500
Mob: 0404 769 509