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Country Living with Integrity


March 6, 2015   Country living is a lifestyle that truly allows us to be ourselves.  In my younger years, I grew up in a small township nestled in  the Snowy Mountains. Surrounded by fertile orchards of apples, nectarines, cherries, rolling hills and glorious views. Camping, fishing, bushwalking, horse riding and catching tadpoles were  just some of the everyday experiences I enjoyed. My upbringing was a simple life, but a way of life that held so much richness, a richness that I now search for and try to recapture every day. Not only do I search for this lifestyle for myself, but even more so now that I am a mother. I want the beauty, simplicity and purity of the country lifestyle for my family. As a child I felt like I had place and purpose growing up in the country. I manned the centre field on the hockey team, I was the one with the ‘mean arm’ in softball, and had a dig on the volleyball court that always went deep. I could walk home from trainin...


THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD CONVEYANCER


LIKE A GOOD AGENT, a good conveyancer could not be more valuable. Like a good agent, they can often be the difference between a smooth transaction and a bumpy one.   Why? The job of the conveyancer is to advise you of your legal responsibilities in purchasing a property, as well as conveying title when the property settles. This involves communicating with the vendor/purchaser’s conveyancer on matters concerning the contract.While many sales will be smooth and easily agreed upon, often matters arise and disagreements between the vendor and purchaser need to be handled sensitively.   What makes a good conveyancer? Sharp and immediate communication skills, acute knowledge of legislation, and an approachable disposition are just a couple of things that make a good conveyancer. Often vendors will spend quite a lot of time in selecting an agent to represent their property, but flippantly choose a conveyancer. It is important that that same amount of time that goes into s...


Property Report - December 2018


One of the key characteristics of the property market, especially in an economy such as ours, is its unpredictability. But if the last few months have taught us anything, it is that people are equally as unpredictable. That is to say, their opinions tend to give way to impulse rather than reason. This year we have seen a Royal Commission into lending practice, a decline in the influence of the auction process, and a well-coordinated media campaign to destabilise public faith in Melbourne’s real estate market. Amidst all of these factors, the public have been cut adrift and left floating in an ocean of misunderstanding. In my job, when I pay attention to the trends, statistics, and the results that I see everyday, I find I am much better informed than if I give way to the half-truth of headlines and the scuttlebutt on the street. With that in mind, let me give you some advice: the property market in our regional north-east is stable. The months of September and October felt slo...

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