Nook Money Podcast

26 and Sunny Podcast

A podcast to help you buy, sell and live well on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Hosted by Nook Money’s Cat Denney with buyer’s agent Nick Freeman from ADDvantage Property.

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Insurance unpacked
July 5, 202338.12 minutes
Ever wondered what happens if your home is so badly damaged by an accident that you have to move out? Who pays for your accomodation? Where will it be? And are there any guarantees it will be big enough for you and your family? In this episode of the 26 and Sunny Podcast, we take a closer look at insurance in conversation with Josh Hawkins from Brookvale Insurance Brokers. Whether you own a home, an apartment, an investment property or you are renting, Josh helps you understand what insurance you need (and don't need!) and what you'll be covered for in the event things go wrong.
June 28, 202327.52 minutes
Beautiful Palm Beach on the northern-most tip of the Northern Beaches has much to boast about. The glorious waters of Pittwater on one side, the famous Palm Beach on the other, tropical landscapes, the Boathouse Cafe, Summer Bay stars on set and some of the Peninsula's most desirable properties. Traditionally, Palm Beach has been populated by wealthy Sydneysiders who popped up to their holiday homes for the weekend. But thanks to COVID, the make-up of the area has changed significanty and many more people now permanently call Palm Beach home. In this episode with Dennis Kennelly from LJ Hooker Palm Beach, we discover who is buying in Palm Beach, what draws them in and how much you can expect to pay for a place in Sydney's paradise.
Building in a firezone
June 21, 202337.16 minutes
With its long stretch of beaches, you'd be forgiven for thinking the Northern Beaches doesn't have any bushfire risk. But in actual fact a large portion of the LGA is covered in bush and many homes fall into bushfire risk zones. Building a property in a bushfire zone comes with a unique set of requirements that can push up building costs and build times. In this episode of the 26 and Sunny Podcast, we speak with Catherine Ryland from CR Bushfire about the risks and implications of building in a bushfire zone depending on the level of threat. Find out how it will affect your build, how much it will cost and when you should order a bushfire report if you're shopping for property on the Beaches.
Diving into Dee Why
June 14, 202337.58 minutes
If you're looking for a place on the Northern Beaches that offers a laid back beach vibe but with a bit of bustle to keep life interesting, then Dee Why should be high on your list of options. At the heart of Dee Why is its coastal playground - a 1.7km of beach that stretches from Dee Why to Long Reef with a tiered promenade and rock pool at one end and rugged red rocks and expansive surf at the other. And, with its multiple shopping precincts and access to the B-Line bus, it's no wonder Dee Why is popular with families, couples and singles alike. In this episode of the 26 and Sunny Podcast, we speak with Angelo Goutzios from Doyle Spillane to find out how Dee Why has changed over the years and what the suburb offers today.
June 7, 202340.09 minutes
If you're looking to renovate your home or build a new one, one of the first things you'll need to decide is whether to use an architect or a draftsperson. Both are skilled in drawing up house plans, but which one is right for your project? With different skill sets and fee levels, it's important to choose the right one. In this episode of the 26 and Sunny Podcast, we speak with local architect Andrea Costi from Just Architects about the role of an architect in designing a seamless home from inside to out. Find out exactly what architects do, how to choose one and how to keep costs down on your build.
Vendor's Advocate
May 31, 202336.26 minutes
We've all heard of selling agents and many of us are aware of buyer's agents. But what about vendor advocates? What do they do? Who do they help? And most importantly, do you need one if you're selling your home on the Northern Beaches? In this episode of the 26 and Sunny Podcast, we speak with Anthony Butler from Anthony James about the role of a vendor's advocate and how they can help you get the best outcome for your property sale. Find out when to engage one, how much you'll pay (hint - it's free!) and how they get involved in the process.