Widely known as the city's 'second CBD', the western suburb of Parramatta is set to play a big role in Sydney's future growth.
Located on the banks of the Parramatta River, it is the heart of Western Sydney in more ways than one, being an economic, cultural and transport centre for one of the fastest growing parts of Australia.
Parramatta derived its name from the Burramatta Clan, who traditionally lived at the head of the Parramatta River, on which banks Parramatta now lies.
The suburb was founded in 1788, the same year as Sydney, and a year later was the location of the first successful grain crop to be grown in Australia.
It has since evolved to become a major business and commercial centre, as well as an extensive transport hub for Western Sydney.
It is just 23km from Sydney's CBD and is well-served by rail, bus and ferry services, as well as Parramatta Road, M4, M2 & M7, all major thoroughfares.
Parramatta railway station sits on the Cumberland and Western lines, as well as the Blue Mountain line. Making it easy to travel anywhere from this great city.
The suburb is also on the Sydney Ferries River Cat route which runs up the Parramatta River from Circular Quay to the Parramatta ferry wharf, via several stops in between.
Parramatta offers a great shopping and social experience with Australia's fifth-biggest shopping centre, Westfield Shoppingtown Parramatta, as well as Riverside Theatres and a wide variety of shops and restaurants along Church St and other entertainment hubs.
Parramatta has many great primary and high schools, and is home to the University of Western Sydney's Parramatta campus, Alphacrucis College, the King's School, TARA, Marist Brothers and Macarthur Girls High School.
For recreation there is the popular Parramatta Park, frequented daily by strollers, runners, bikers and dog-walkers, as well as the recently-redeveloped Parramatta Swimming Centre.
Sports venues include the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and Parramatta Stadium - home of the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers FC.
Parramatta's origin as a small agricultural settlement mirror Ray White's own humble beginnings operating out of a disused shed in Crow's Nest, Queensland since 1902.
Over the years, the suburb has become an integral part of Sydney's growing west, and Ray White has in turn grown into a household name.
Get in touch with Principal Steven Fan and the enthusiastic team at Ray White Parramatta for more information about buying, selling and renting real estate in this exciting suburb.
- Advertising & Leasing. We pride ourselves on our exclusive marketing campaign that offers our clients maximum exposure not only online but via rental lists, window display, inspections, signboards & more importantly our client database. The property may be shown during the week & weekends while we also arrange for each property to be professionally photographed as a point of difference.
Our properties are listed as highlighted listings on realestate.com.au & domain.com.au; you will also be able to find the property on other sites such as: rent.com.au, homehound.com.au, realestateview.com.au & raywhite.com.
- Owner & Tenant Portal. As a new way of moving forward our office has jumped on board with a cloud based system to ensure the high level of productivity is carried out in the most efficient way possible. This means that both landlords & tenants have access to a portal by which they will be able to view their own reports, statements, report maintenance & communicate directly with us having it all stored in the one location
- Rent Collection & Accounting. Collection of all rent, water usage (if applicable) & initial bond. We can also maintain your property bills i.e. council, water, strata & insurances to ensure this is kept up to date for your tax requirements. Money can be paid out to you either once or twice a month as per your instructions
- Inspections. An initial ingoing inspection report is carried out to ensure your property is relevant per tenancy, on an ongoing basis periodic inspections are completed every 3 to 6 months (pending initial 3 month inspection) & you are given a copy of such report to keep you up to date with anything that may arise with your property. A standard of 2 or 3 inspections per year are done & the spare inspections are kept as a backup in case of those what if scenarios
- Repairs. All properties are subject to wear & tear, it is an obligation of the landlord to ensure that when issues arise that they are taken care of in the relevant time to avoid any further repairs or damages. We will contact our landlords & action as per their instructions. We have appropriate tradespeople who are licensed to carry out such tasks if required
- Vacating Tenant. Should your tenant decide to vacate the premises, it will be up to us to ensure the right steps are carried out to minimise the vacancy rate in-between tenancies. An outgoing inspection will be carried out & dealt with if any issues arise from the previous tenant
- Rental Increases. This is generally monitored & suggested at each routine inspection as well as approx. 2 months prior to a lease expiry; the current market conditions & leasing period is considered & you will be given information in order to make a decision on the right way to handle an increase of rent
- Communication & Negotiation. Everything listed above is always open to communication & negotiation between all parties (landlord, agent & tenant). Should you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate Portfolio Manager for the right advice. We pride ourselves on our service & one to one communication that goes along with it