Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Balmain Grind's First Posting!!

Hello there and welcome to the first posting of the Balmain Grind.


I'm very excited about starting up this blog because it is mixing my two passions: real estate and history. Every week, I will be posting information about the happenings around the Balmain peninsular, some interesting articles on Balmain's colourful past or advice on the movements of the market. I would also like to invite anybody who is interested in the topics written to contribute their own opinions or stories to this blog. One of my aims is to build a community of people passionate about the area, both it's present and past.

I will start by introducing myself to those who don't know me.

My name is Daniel and I am 26 years old and have been working at Sarah Lorden Real Estate for the past two years. I fill the Buyer's Specialists position and it's role is to help buyers make the right decsions by being informed about market and real estate developments. Most of you have been receiving my Lifestyle emails that I send out every week and I'm hoping you are finding them helpful in your search to purchase. I plan to continue much of that real estate dialogue here on this blog. If you have any suggestions to improve the email I am very open to making it better.

Before working at Sarah Lorden (and yes, she is a real person!), I was working in Blacktown as a property manager which was a tough but great way to break into the industry! I also have an Ancient History and Classical Archaeology degree from Sydney University. Ok enough about me.

I was drawn to the Balmain area, like many of you have been, because of it's fantastic village vibe so close to the city and it's deep and rich historical culture. Did you know that Balmain was once the site of the deepest coal mine in Australia? Or that in 1801, 550 acres of Balmain was sold for just five shillings! It was a different real estate market back then!

I will be exploring these stories and more in future blogs. If anyone has a suggestion of a topic that they would like me to research and talk about please feel free to contact me. I look forward to reading your opinions and responses to my post!

If you are interested in subscribing to my weekly Lifestyle email you can email me on

Equally if you are looking to buy or sell in the market and would like some help, advice or recomendations you can contact me on my mobile: 0423 569 770 or 9556 9936. I'm always up for a chat!


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