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Local Talent: Introducing Mulga the Artist

Recently we had the pleasure of interviewing local creative street artist ‘Mulga the Artist’, also known as Joel Moore. Read on to find out more…

Dana-and-Tom-webWhen did you realise street art was your calling?
I always loved making art but in the last 5 years I decided that I wanted to make art for a living. I had my first art show in Feb 2012 and have been doing art as much as I can since. Two months ago I quit my finance job to live the dream of being an art dude. I am loving it!

What makes a good painting wall?
I think above all it needs to look good and if people can connect with it that is also pretty great. I like to add humour and poetry and lots of colour to my street art paintings and this makes it much more interesting for everyone. The last 2 times I painted on the Bondi wall I asked peeps on Instagram to suggest poems to go on the wall, I painted my favourite poem up. I think it is pretty cool collaborating with all my friends on social media.

bondi1You’ve recently done some amazing work in Bondi. Why don’t you have any walls in Cronulla?
The wall in Bondi is run by the Council and they give artists permits to paint on the wall. If the Sutherland Shire Council did something like that I would get involved for sure. I would love to paint on some walls in Cronulla so if anyone has a sweet wall, get in contact with me and let’s get some art up.

Can we see any of your street art on walls in the Shire?
It does not exist yet unfortunately, but I would like to change that given the right piece of real estate (wall).

otis-the-owl-by-mulga-the-artist-webDo you sell any of your prints in Cronulla?
I sell clothes through Triple Bull surf shop in Cronulla and art prints and some kids clothes in Hazelhurst Gallery. I operate an online shop and I live in the Shire so you can get all my prints on there.

What’s your favourite piece you’ve ever created?
At the moment it is Dolphin Beard Donnie who graces the wall at Bondi. He is a rad dude with interesting dolphin friends hanging out in his beard.

Do you have any upcoming projects that you can reveal to us?
I recently collaborated with Phoenix Organic drinks for some limited edition artist bottles, that should be coming out very soon and is pretty cool. Today I have been painting a metal album cover for a group show and that has been really fun, the band name I made up for it is called Deathbeard.

How do we find you on social media?
These are my sweet links:

http://mulgatheartist.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/Mulgatheartist

http://instagram.com/mulgatheartist/

http://mulgatheartist.tumblr.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/MulgatheArtist/videos

http://twitter.com/MulgatheArtist

numbering-prints-webFinally, what do you love most about Cronulla?
I love going boating on the Port Hacking and chilling out on a summers day at Jibbon or down South West Arm.

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Does Your House Smell?

No_smoking_sign_by_nadinefaourYes, this is a trick question. No one can answer this question about their own home yet it is one of those questions sellers often fail to consider. Some of the common smell offenders that seem to seep into the walls, curtains and floor coverings of a home are mould, pets, cheap cleaning products, cigarette smoke and even strong cooking odours such as garlic. Your friends might love your garlic meatballs but your potential buyers won’t like smelling them the next day at your open house.

So do yourself a favour and ask someone who will give you an honest answer to “Does my house smell?” before putting your property on the market because you can not be trusted with this question and if overlooked by the seller it can be very costly. Sometimes smells just do not go away overnight so take this into consideration before racing to get the for sale sign up.

multi-colored-candlesCandles, freshly baked pastries and coffee brewing is all well and good for inspection day but if the kitty litter is sitting in the lounge room you can kiss that quick, top price sale goodbye!

 

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Hot Property: 5 products to style your home

Are you looking at selling your property? Yellow House Interiors could be just the help you need. We specialise in making your home look beautiful and most importantly irresistible to potential buyers. Our aim is to maximise your sale price through styling, de-cluttering and transforming your property to look it’s best.

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Here is a sneak peek at some great products on the market now. Mix and match them with existing pieces or freshen up your space with just a couple.

Clockwise from left:
1. Tall & Short Chevron Vases, Have You Met Miss Jones
2. Oskar Coffee Table, Dwell
3. Petra Throw, Citta Design
4. Black Prints, Lumiere Art & Co
5. Black and White Cushions, Yellow House Interiors

For all of your styling and decorating needs contact Kathryn at kathryn@yellowhouseinteriors.com.au

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The Real Estate Market in 2014

5/5 McDonald St, Cronulla

5/5 McDonald St, Cronulla

Last year saw real estate prices increase 10-15% in the Sutherland Shire after several tough years but this year the rapid increase in sale prices across Sydney has been so dramatic that I would estimate the price increase is already 10-15% for the 5 months of 2014, especially in the Sutherland Shire.  I do not think we have experienced this sort of price growth spurt since July 2003, when every house sold achieved a new record and properties for sale were in such short supply that people tended to buy first, then sell to avoid being without a home to go to.

241 Attunga Rd, Yowie Bay

241 Attunga Rd, Yowie Bay

It’s back to the days when pest and building inspectors are booked solid, most properties are being marketed as Auction, serious buyers need to attend the first open house if they want to secure the property and every TV channel has a show about renovating and selling!

Will this continue? Should we wait? Is this a bubble? These are the questions buyers keep asking me and I honestly don’t know. What I do know is that Sydneysiders are obsessed with real estate again, interest rates are low and there is a feeling of confidence again in the property sector. If only I had a crystal ball.

13 Seaforth Ave, Woolooware

13 Seaforth Ave, Woolooware

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Cronulla Mall Report: It’s April already!

photo 1 (2)With all the rain and bleak weather lately, Summer has well and truly left our sights as we head into the colder months…

Walking down the Mall from the north end, Little Paw Café has added some colour to the Mall with their bright umbrellas, similar to Oregano Café’s colourful outdoor setting.

photo 2 (1)There are some Autumn sales throughout the Mall – Forever Fashion has 20-40% off selected items and Freelance Shoes is offering a “buy 1 pair and get the 2nd pair half price” sale for all you shoe lovers.

photo 1 (3)The former iconic Commonwealth Bank is still For Lease and has been for quite a long time now. Chocpad also remains vacant with For Lease signs in the window as well.

Opposite South Cronulla Beach, Splatt “Coffee By Day, Wine By Night” has new signage up and looks ready to open the doors shortly we hope.

photo 2 (2)Simone’s On The Park still remains vacant, will anything ever re-open here?!

Just walked past Beach & Bay’s sold sticker on 5/5 McDonald St which went up last night. Happy days for our vendors and purchasers. We love selling in Cronulla, now a food, wine and property hot spot! Cronulla is well and truly on the map!

photo (18)The Cronulla Easter Show is only 10 days away, time to prepare ourselves for a weekend full of activities, show bags, rides, food and of course, chocolate! See you there!

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YHIHere at Yellow House Interiors helping you get your property ready for sale is our specialty. Investing in the look of your property before it goes on the market can increase your sale price substantially and take the stress out of selling. Here are some quick fixes that will help you property standout from the crowd!

De-clutter and simplify
Now is the time to look at your property with open eyes. Buyers look for fresh open spaces that appear bigger and light. Remove any unnecessary furniture and household items. These become a distraction to the buyer and will make inspections more difficult with numerous people viewing the property at any one time.

Clean and Sparkle
Make you property shine. Clean all surfaces including windows, skirting boards, cupboard doors, and light fittings. Make your property look the best it can be. Buyers will feel a sense of confidence if the property looks well maintained. A little elbow grease goes a long way!

Paint, Paint, Paint
One of the most important preparations that you can do for minimum cost. Painting will give your property an immediate lift. Opt for neutral tones in white or very light warm grey. Stick to the theory that light is bright and you can’t go wrong!

yhi1Once you have given your property some much needed TLC it’s time to bring in the experts!

For all of your styling needs head to www.yellowhouseinteriors.com.au and get the price your property deserves.

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Cronulla Mall Report: Welcome to Autumn!

photo 4 (3)Today it feels like Summer has returned! We were lucky enough to score a gorgeous morning and a stunning rest of the day.

Mint organicsStarting far south, popular new Mint Organics is cementing it’s spot on the corner of Nicholson Pde and Lewis St. Still yet to try the new cafe but we have heard good things!

Further up at Cronulla Station therFor Lease at the statione is a vacant shop For Lease. Any ideas what will fill this spot?

Opposite Monro Park the Lucky Dragon now looks over the park with big windows, but you can still only enter from the Cronulla St main door in the Mall.

Yalla SawaOn the corner of Monro Park and Surf Lane a new restaurant offering Arabian Cuisine, Yalla Sawa, has opened.

Walking through the Mall it is sales galore! Lodown, Decisions Decisions, Hazards, Velvet Jayne and many more offering discounts and sales.

Dreamshack is now vacant with a huge For Lease sign above it, wonder who will take up residency here?

splattOpposite South Cronulla the old Vinnies store is under construction as we wait for Splatt to move in.

Stay tuned for the next Mall Report which is sure to include more changes happening in our beachside suburb!

 

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Yellow House Interiors

BedroomThe holidays have finished and the property market is heating up. If you are thinking of selling then now is a great time to get started.

First impressions count and styling your property for sale can be an important and lucrative advantage. At Yellow House Interiors we want to make your property stand out from the crowd and help you maximise your sale price.

Investing time into the look and feel of your property before sale can result in increased market exposure, a quicker sale time and the most important thing a substantially higher selling price!

Yellow House Interiors will transform your property using exceptional pieces of furniture and accessories, helping you create a unique and beautiful interior/exterior for your target market.

Get in touch now and we’ll do the rest!

Kathryn Bloomer
Yellow House Interiors
Phone: 0412 579 330
www.yellowhouseinteriors.com.au

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Cronulla Mall Report: Welcome to 2014!

photo 2 (3)As expected, Cronulla is at its peak – kids are out and about, the beaches are packed and parking is scarce… Welcome to Summer!

Starting from the soBeach Shack closing downuthern end of the Mall, the bright pink, vibrant Yogurberry has opened where Stevie & Me once was.

Chocpad is still vacant and For Lease, any ideas what will move in here?

Sadly there will soon be another vacant store… Beach Shack is closing down. Their last day of trading will be Wednesday 22nd January.

The Commonwealth Bank sits quietly in the Mall with a DA for a mix of residential and commercial shops…. Watch this space!

20140111_092103Walking through the Mall there are still plenty of post-Christmas sales to take advantage of!

If you’re looking for breakfast you’ll have to get in early, the cafe’s are filled by 9am!

20140111_094800At the end of the Mall on the Kingsway underneath Cronulla Cinemas, Soho Coffee is set to move in shortly.

And that concludes the first Mall Report of 2014! No doubt we’ll see some more changes in the Mall over the year, stay tuned!

From all of us at Beach & Bay, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year, now it’s time to get back into it!

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Cronulla Mall Report: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

photo 41With 2013 almost over, Christmas two days away and school holidays well under way, the Mall is busier than ever!

photo 2Starting at the south, Monro Park is bright and beautiful in colour while the former Peking Duck Chinese Restaurant has a new look and name – “Lucky Dragon”.

Sadly Chocpad has closed and the shop is now up For Lease.

photo 5Further north Yogurberry has opened, trading between 10:30am and 12am 7 days a week.

On the corner the iconic former Commonwealth Bank building is still up For Lease, will this space ever be occupied again?!

Code Orange has well and truly settled into the former Vodafone store.

photo 10The old Vinnies store on Gerrale St (which was For Lease) is now boarded up, any ideas what’s moving in here?

Renovations at Cronulla RSL have proved to be very popular attracted a very large audience over the weekend with queues lined up out the door! Opposite the RSL, Pilgrims Cronulla recently opened and are ready for business over the summer at their new location for those of you who aren’t heading down the South Coast!

photo 5 (2)On Elouera Rd, bright and colourful Old Joe’s has split Northies into two. Has anyone been here yet? Still yet to visit.

From all of us at Beach & Bay Realty, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2014!

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