Real Estate

The BAREFOOT BROKER with JASON KHOURY: How to think about money

BESIDES being The Barefoot Broker, for 30 years I've been a student of Economics, Psychology, Statistics and Neuro Linguistic Programming.Believe it or not, it all ties in together.Kids out there, get stuck into any learning you can get your hands on - it all helps. You'd think that people who can refinance their mortgage to save money will consider it, right?Well, not really. In fact, 80 per cent of people who have a mortgage or two know very well that they're throwing money down Continue Reading→

Things to know about Lender Mortgage Insurance

The Barefoot Broker with JASON KHOURY: Lender MortgageThis week, I've got five things about L.M.I (Lender Mortgage Insurance) that first home buyers definitely don’t know and their bank will never tell them.Firstly, Lender Mortgage Insurance is an insurance policy taken by the bank for its own protection, that the borrower must pay for. Generally, it only applies when you need to borrow more than 80 per cent of the value of the property.It’s just a one-off fee (which differs Continue Reading→

Ryde Council backs Gladesville overdevelopment protest

A PROTEST rally against overdevelopment in Gladesville backed by the City of Ryde will be held this month. Ryde councillors voted unanimously during last Tuesday night's council meeting to back demands by Clr Roy Maggio and angry residents for the protest meeting, which will be held at a civic venue to be advertised next week. The protest meeting will target property developers and our local politicians with the City of Ryde also expected release an official statement on overdevelopment in Continue Reading→

Hunters Hill Planning Panel holds inaugural meeting

THE new planning panel to determine development applications in Hunters Hill met for the first time at the Town Hall on Thursday. The panel has sweeping state government powers to approve or reject all applications except for large developments of significant state significance which will be decided by a State Government appointed group. Chaired by David Lloyd QC, it will replace the role of Hunters Hill councillors to vote on development applications although councillors do have a right to Continue Reading→


Community outrage  as TWT is banned from information session by State Government bureaucrats!BY OUR CIVIC ROUNDSMANThe Weekly Times was banned from attending a Property NSW information night in Hunters Hill last Wednesday to learn more about the Nelson Parade contaminated waste issue.The event was held at the Fairland Hall Community Centre and our reporter was banned from entering the hall by Property NSW Corporate Affairs Director James Abbott.Property NSW is a Continue Reading→

New Bridge to span the Parramatta River at Melrose Park

A NEW multi-million-dollar bridge will span the Parramatta River and link Melrose Park to Wentworth Point.The new Gateway Bridge was announced on Monday by Parramatta Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson, Parramatta MP Dr Geoff Lee and Dominic Sullivan, general manager of PAYCE, which will manage the project.They signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable detailed planning and design work on the new Gateway Bridge to commence later this year.The Gateway Bridge was proposed by Continue Reading→

Ryde MP secures public assets for suffering Meadowbank residents

TWT EXCLUSIVE by Our Civic Roundsman Meadowbank Public School will be moved to a brand new ultra modern education centre near Ryde TAFE and the property will be turned into a new open space recreation area and community park.  Ryde MP Victor Dominello announced the proposal outside the school grounds on Friday, pictured left, with City of Ryde Liberal Councillors Sarkis Yedelian OAM, Trenton Brown and Jordan Lane. Meadowbank Public School is to be Continue Reading→

Residents urged to meet Gladesville shopping precinct exhibit deadline

GLADESVILLE residents have less than a fortnight to have their say on a proposed new, local shopping precinct.Last Tuesday night’s meeting at the Hunters Hill Town Hall heard Hunters Hill Mayor Mark Bennett and senior council staff stress that an exhibition of planning controls for the site closes on March 20 with Planning Minister Anthony Roberts due to determine what can and cannot be built there by the end of July.“This is the most significant development in Hunters Continue Reading→

Put a ban on all new Gladesville high rise, says Ryde councillor

MORE HIGH RISE development should be banned in Gladesville, Ryde Councillor Roy Maggio said this week.Councillor Maggio has called on the Berejiklian Government to slap “an immediate freeze” on all high rise development applications and hold a public meeting to listen to residents’ complaints.His comments respond to the construction of several new high rise apartment blocks on the Ryde Council side of Victoria Road, Gladesville as well as development proposals on Continue Reading→

Fears latest NSW Government move may force Balmain Tigers down a path to extinction

BY TWT’s URBAN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENTBALMAIN Tigers fan, Inner West Council Mayor, Darcy Byrne says the NSW Government compulsorily acquiring the Balmain Leagues Club site would be a “terrible decision” with “disastrous consequences” for the Tigers, the Rozelle community and NSW taxpayers.Only weeks after new owners of the Balmain Leagues Club site unveiled a new $165 million redevelopment of the site, it has emerged the NSW Government has ear- marked it for Continue Reading→

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