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Modern excellence in Kellyville

Some homes stand out from the crowd because of their exceptional standard, inclusions and attention to detail. 6 Bresnihan Ave, Kellyville is a home that sits in this elite group. In homes of this calibre it’s the little things that make a difference – stone waterfall benchtops, stainless steel gourmet kitchen appliances, soft closing polyurethane kitchen cabinetry and a walk-in pantry to die for. Upstairs four double bedrooms give thoughtful consideration to each member of the family and downstairs is…

Gardens frame a home

First impressions last and having your garden, which is the first thing most people see about your home, in top shape is a must for anyone looking to make an impact. There are some who will thrive on hours of diligent gardening but if you're strapped for time here are some garden tips that will get your yard in sape so you're ready to welcome visitors or impress potential buyers.  Weed. Castlehaven Sales Expert Colin Moss is a keen gardening…

North Kellyville a haven of new homes

Foxall, Hezlett and Withers Rds, Kellyville, were once the entryway to winding drives, market gardens and farm fresh eggs. Today, new communities are cropping up, in and around these roads as local kids build families of their own and Sydney’s urban sprawl realises the wonderful lifestyle opportunities available in the Hills District. For those looking to enjoy the luxury of living in a new home, house and land packages are aplenty in the new streets now forming across this vast…

A worry free purchase

When Michael and Kym Holden listed their family home for sale with Castlehaven recently it was with mixed emotions. Not only for leaving their home of 13 years but for the uncertainty selling and purchasing can bring as you try to sell your own property and swap over to something else with meticulous timing. All this was resolved when they heard about the Castlehaven Hold it till you Sell it offer. “We wanted to buy a brand new home in…

A prestige residence that perfects indoor to outdoor living

When Brian and Nella first moved into Appletree Dr, they were a young couple in their first, simple home. But over the past 28 years they have developed their substantial 1067sq m block into a stunning example of prestigious, family living that perfects indoor to outdoor living. The first step in this triumph was removing the original home after the arrival of their children and replacing it with a sprawling residence that would come to be known as Windarra. Of…

Splashback wonderland

Kitchens have come a long way in recent years and for anyone buying a new home or renovating their kitchen the list of dream inclusions now goes well beyond a single great oven or roomy pantry. One of the things to have changed significantly in recent years is the splashback. Once the domain of plain or feature tiles - splashbacks now come in all manner of materials. This kitchen from the Access Homes supplier is a beautiful example of what…

Christmas cheer your home

As we barrel toward Christmas many will be trimming their home and tree with Christmas cheer. Castlehaven sales expert Vicky Williams is a keen Christmas decorator and says your trimmings don’t always have to be elaborate to make an impact. “When you enter a home and there are decorations that have been collected over years it really gives you a warm feeling. I’d hope anyone selling their home would have a few of these decorations around at this time of…

Perfect presentation & easy living

Only occasionally does a quality, single level home with meticulous presentation come onto the market. With astounding attention to detail, four bedrooms and spacious living areas this could be just the home you’ve been waiting for. Taking pride of place on a level block in Kellyville Ridge the near new home boasts excellent fittings and inclusions, but perhaps more importantly, an existing owner who has been meticulous in maintaining the home’s many living areas and delightfully landscaped yard. The stunning…

New laws to protect buyers

New laws will come into effect on January 1, 2016, to help protect buyers navigating the sometimes daunting real estate market. In particular, the laws focus on transparency around property values. At auction this means agents must offer a price guide that truly reflects the value they believe the property holds. For homes sold outside auction it means no more “Offers Over” style advertisements. The laws aim to crack down on underquoting - when agents offer a price guide on…

Prestigious home in premier location - SOLD

Our reputation as the experts in Hills District real estate ensures we are trusted with some of the area’s most prestigious listings. We were delighted to be entrusted with the recent marketing and sale of Lot 2 Yarralumla Way, West Pennant Hills.  Set across two expansive storeys, the luxury residence was packed with features incluing spotted gum timber floorboards, soaring shadowline ceilings, gourmet gas kitchen, islnad bench with 40mm waterfall Quantum Quartz benchtops, the latest Smeg and Miele appliances and…

Riverstone set to shine

Castlehaven agent Dave Mills is predicting continued strong interest in new land releases at Riverstone with stage 1 of a development off Garfield Rd almost complete and stage 2, another 120 lots, due to come on the market in the next few weeks. It’s a change of pace for the previously sleepy suburb but Dave says new home owners and investors are realising the potential and re-invigoration of the area. “For a long time people overlooked Riverstone but those days…

2-bed cottage gets top dollar

Castlehaven smashed 2016 records with its sale of a largely unrenovated, clad cottage in Northmead. Coming in at just under $1 million the two-bedroom cottage sold in less than a week to new buyers keen to secure a home and parcel of land in the popular Hills District suburb. The sale price of $960,000 for 9 Beaufort St, Northmead, more than doubled the price a similar property sold for in 2009. Listed by our General Manager Deb Newton the property…

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