Why buy a House in Sydney property – waterfront suburbs
When looking for Houses for sale in Sydney - Some of Sydney’s most popular suburbs boast waterfront views and a relaxed, coastal lifestyle.
For example, Mosman – located on the northern shore of picturesque Sydney Harbour – has long been a popular Sydney property destination for singles, couples and families alike.
Australian Bureau of Statistics figures indicate that families make up 59.1 per cent of total households in the Mosman Council area. With plenty of beaches and tranquil bushland, it’s no surprise that this suburb is one of Sydney’s finest.
Alternatively, Vaucluse – which is located in the local government areas of the Municipality of Woollahra and Waverley Council – is another favourite coastal destination in Sydney.
Located on the South Head peninsula, Vaucluse offers incredible views of both Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. Primarily a residential suburb, Vaucluse has long been considered one of Sydney’s most affluent property destinations and is just eight kilometres away from the Sydney central business district.
Houses for Sale in Sydney - if you're looking for a city lifestyle
While waterfront living is one of Sydney’s main appeals, there is also much to be said about the suburbs of Paddington and Randwick.
Paddington has long been a popular Sydney property destination for chic urban professionals thanks to the popular boutiques that line Oxford Street and the welcoming bohemian atmosphere provided by local arthouse cinemas and galleries.
This bustling suburb has plenty to offer city lovers – from friendly weekend markets and cosy cafes to the green space at nearby Centennial Park.
Alternatively, Randwick is another community offering the best of Sydney city living in one of New South Wales’ key economic corridors.
Randwick is located within what is known as Sydney’s Global Arc – an economic area that bridges Epping and Port Botany, linking the Sydney central business district with Kingsford Smith Airport.
This eastern suburbs location is where you’ll find the University of New South Wales, as well as the Randwick Hospitals and the famous Randwick Racecourse. Situated just six kilometres of the Sydney CBD, Randwick is an easy commute from the CBD – and also home to a thriving beach culture at Coogee and Maroubra.
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When it comes to finding the perfect property, Sydney has undeniable appeal. The harbour city frequently ranks highly when it comes to liveability – and it is not hard to see why.
The NSW capital boasts one of the world’s most famous waterfronts – and the coastal lifestyle and temperate climate attract people from all over the world.
With the Blue Mountains just a short drive away, the Tasman Sea to the east and plenty of other natural attractions to enjoy, it’s no secret that Sydney is a great place to own or rent property. And as Australia’s business and commerce hub, Sydney has plenty to offer.
According to 2008 figures reported by Sydney City Council, the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area is currently home to approximately 4.4 million people – and counting! And with a vibrant cultural scene, excellent transport links and exciting plans for the future, Sydney is a great place to live.
Whether you prefer the waterfront suburbs of Mosman or Vaucluse, or quick links to the CBD from Paddington and Randwick, the city has something to offer everyone – whether you are buying, renting or investing in Sydney property.
Important information about Selling house in Sydney:
A residential property cannot be advertised for sale until a contract of sale has been prepared.
The contract must contain a copy of the title documents, drainage diagram and a current Zoning Certificate (section 10.7) issued by the local council.
If the property for sale has a swimming or spa pool, one of the following must also be attached to the contract from 29 April 2016:
- a copy of a valid certificate of compliance, or
- a valid occupation certificate (issued in the past 3 years) and evidence that the pool has been registered, or
- a valid certificate of non-compliance.
This requirement does not apply:
- to a lot in strata or community schemes that have more than two lots, or
- for any off-the-plan contract.
If you fail to attach one of these documents to the sales contract, the purchaser may be entitled to rescind the sales contract within 14 days of exchange, unless settlement has already occurred. To check if the property with a swimming/spa pool has a valid certificate of compliance, visit the NSW Swimming Pool Register website.
Property exclusions must also be included and a statement of the buyer’s cooling-off rights must be attached.
Visit the NSW Land Registry Services website for more information.