The Weekly 20 January 2023

Hello 2023!

Aaaaah, that was good. Feet were up, naps were had, swims were regular and it was a bad couple of weeks to be prawn toast and champagne at BJH. But we are back, energised, aligned and ready for 2023. To give your homes the love and attention they deserve, or find you a said home that you treasure, we can’t wait to chat to you about your plans we know have been marinating over the break! So request a market appraisal or chat about what’s on the market here! We’re all ears.

Market wrap

There’s a lot of chat, research, in-the-know nods and opinion pieces we are diving into. A quick snapshot for your Friday. Savvy investors may be coming back to the property market thanks to the perfect storm of rental hikes, migration and lower prices. Given we won’t be seeing too many more of those extremely frequent RBA announcements from last year (that was definitely an OUT from us in 2022) first home buyers with a bit of spunk might have a little more certainty in their repayment future and a little less competition in the market, as well as having that new annual land tax to soften the blow. And at the other end of the spectrum for a little can-you-believe-it voyeurism, Sydney’s top tier $20 million dollar plus market saw the best year yet. The highs and the lows! A lot to ponder.

What’s on

Of all the things-to-do during Sydney Summer™, we cannot go past the Westpac OpenAir as a must. The world famous backdrop! The Sydney-perfect atmosphere! The most spectacular movie experience you may ever have! Plus who can say no to an aperitivo at the harbour front bar before the trailers! We’ve got our sights set on taking in the extravaganza that is Babylon, on the deck chairs, with a Hendricks in hand. Book here.

POV: You’ve been through all the classic kids holiday haunts, cannot snag a spot at Kiddies Corner to save yourself and need something fun for the last school holiday stretch? Award-winning author Bernard Cohen is holding a Young Writers Workshop at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum (or MAG&M for those in the know) on Monday 23 Jan as part of their school holiday program. There’s one for 7-10 year olds as well as 9-14 for the older literary sparks. The kids will get their writing on and you will get those elusive smug-parent points for creativity. Plus it’s a wet weather option. Book here.

Speaking of school holidays and lovingly clawing your way to the end, now might just be the perfect time for a mental reset. Local zen den The Sattva Life and the luminous beings that are Marcus and Cass Hammil are holding an Introduction to Breathwork and Meditation Workshop on Saturday Feb 4. Like dipping your toe into a warm bath for the brain, this 90 min workshop will teach you breathwork and meditation techniques, as well as the science behind these transformative practices. You can do it in person at their Avalon studio, via Zoom or get access to the recording. If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s that self-work isn’t a luxury, but perhaps a necessity. Book now.