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Happy New Year!

Starting a new financial year also gives us a fresh start to think about financial goals and aspirations. I like the idea of it seasonally being winter when most of us, particularly anyone living on the coast, gets the chance to take a breather and time out to look at the bigger picture.

I take this time to file, clean up my desk and sort, it’s time to also … Continue Reading »

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As a real estate agent probably the most common thing I hear not just from buyers but literally anyone I talk to about property, is that they wished they had of purchased a property earlier in life or were more educated in finance as a teenager / young adult. I have to say even I am in that boat myself!  I purchased my first property after sitting in a café … Continue Reading »

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It’s all Positive news on Negative Gearing! As it turns out Australians very much have demonstrated a vested interest in the property market and in my opinion 2 of the biggest policies from a government perspective are ‘negative gearing’ and ‘franking credits’. These unchanged policies secured the existing government the election as it directly impacted the majority of voters.

Every realestate agent across the country was somewhat relieved that this will … Continue Reading »

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I really didn’t want to talk election again this week, however I must say after having a patriotic morning watching so much footage of historical moments with the passing of Bob Hawke, I’m filled with a rush of ‘Australian’ emotions through my veins.

First and foremost, I have to say looking back in time what has been a real stand out for me are the qualities of true leadership and what … Continue Reading »

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The start of the school holidays commenced last week and with lovely weather on the radar for the upcoming week, it’s a great time to visit the coast.  Outside of post-Christmas and January, next week is our second busiest time of the year and the majority of our holiday properties are booked right across all of our offices along the coastline. Whilst this week was the first time I lit … Continue Reading »

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Happy International Women’s Day!

In a world where there is so much inconsistency with equality in relation to gender & discrimination still very much an issue with representation in business, it’s positive that our little office in Anglesea has strength in numbers with incredible women.

It’s disheartening that overall Australia really hasn’t progressed too much from the 70’s in relation to equal pay for equal roles and across the board males still … Continue Reading »

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If this is Autumn, I’ll take it, thank you very much!

This time of year we start taking holidays ourselves after working a solid 6 months for our high peak season and business usually starts to slow down with a change in weather. Not this year, literally we have check in’s every day at the moment, it’s not even just weekends that are busy! Our holiday accommodation business is super busy … Continue Reading »

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The morning news was unfortunately not a great start to the weekend, with the Australian dollar taking a dive. If there is any upside to stock market shifts like this, then it can potentially transpire to more pressure for the RBA (reserve bank of Australia) to further reduce the cash rate. With the royal commission findings & banks now being held more accountable, this could not only assist with current … Continue Reading »

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Again our office and homes could be confused with being a florist with the amount of flowers constantly arriving at our door! How lovely it is to be appreciated and adored, I know everyone has mixed feelings about this day but for me, how could it be wrong to have an excuse to express to your favourite person how much you love them hey.

Its more than loving … Continue Reading »

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8th February 2019

With the property market continually getting negative exposure, it feels pretty good to now hear buyers telling us that an apparent downturn certainly isn’t the case in Anglesea! A fantastic week with exceptional sales. Ben ran another ‘best and final offers’ campaign on 58A Bingley Parade, with 3 offers coming in well over the asking price, an excellent result in only two weeks on market. 13 Niblick Street … Continue Reading »