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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 - August 2019


DISPELLING MYTHS ABOUT BUILDING    It is probably the most interesting time to be in the real estate profession. I say this because of the amount of focus and pressure on the industry.  There is a lot of rumour and speculation about where the market is heading, but unfortunately this doesn’t always come from credible sources. People are tightening their belts, and although interest rates at their record lowest, there are still buyers who are hesitating  We find the actual problem is not what is happening but the fear of what might happen. While all of this talk is having a general affect, it is young people who are affected the most. I was reminded of this when a first home buyer couple dropped into the office the other day to ask questions about building. They had spoken to mortgage brokers and banks and had been turned away without any help. All they wanted were some answers. Having a discussion about the cost of building I realised a very important thi...

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