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Geocon reveals details of Belconnen’s NewActon-style precinct, Section 200
29 July 2016 comments Emma Kelly

Geocon reveals details of Belconnen’s NewActon-style precinct, Section 200


The architectural firm behind Melbourne’s Eureka Skydeck and MONA in Hobart will be the creative minds behind a Canberra mixed-use precinct set to overtake NewActon. Belconnen’s $500-million Section 200 development will overlook Lake Ginninderra in Belconnen, with plans for a hotel, apartments and terraces, Melbourne-style laneway shops and an amphitheatre. Local developer Geocon [...]


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Canberra home to the highest quality of living worldwide, according to Numbeo data
29 July 2016 comments Clare Sibthorpe

Canberra home to the highest quality of living worldwide, according to Numbeo data


Canberra's modest population has proven yet again that bigger is not always better, as the city has the highest quality of living worldwide. That's according to numbeo.com, the world's largest database of user-generated content. The research website ranked the Australian capital first on it's mid-year "quality of life" index, which takes into account purchasing powe [...]


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Time to Reflect - EOFY
29 July 2016 comments

Time to Reflect - EOFY


The end of the financial year has passed once again and here at Badenoch Real Estate we take the opportunity to reflect on some interesting stats from the past year:             Property management conducted over 2000 routine inspections and booked out nearly 4000 maintenance items.   The leasing team held approximately 2500 [...]


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Snow in Canberra
29 July 2016 comments

Snow in Canberra


Canberra is well known for its foggy grey mornings that transform into beautiful crisp winter days but it’s not every day that you wake up to snow! While it wasn’t quite coating the ground in a layer of white, and there wasn’t enough to make a snowman, we were all a little excited by the cold snap that hit recently – even if we didn’t get the day off work or school [...]


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Out and about in Canberra
29 July 2016 comments

Out and about in Canberra


Canberra is home to many Australian native animals. However it’s not every day that you see one in your front yard!    These pictures show some of the animals our team have recently come across when out on the road.   Whether it’s a fox running down the street or a kangaroo grazing in someone's front yard, you never know what you [...]


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Badenoch Profile
29 July 2016 comments

Badenoch Profile


Meet Clare Rossiter! She is our Inventory Officer here at Badenoch Real Estate. She has been with us for close to a year now and has settled in nicely. Clare works on the condition reports provided to tenants when a rental property is leased. Here are a few things about Clare you may not know:   Hometown: Bendigo   What do you love most about Canberra? The people [...]


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Selling your home or investment property – decoded
29 July 2016 comments Natalie Kokic Schmidt

Selling your home or investment property – decoded


Selling your home or investment property might seem a little daunting at first, but with the right information it can be a positive experience. We have lots of clients at Badenoch Real Estate who get a bit lost in the process and hold off on taking any action. If you want to sell, there are a few things that need to happen first. We wish it was just a matter of deciding to make a move and [...]


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Things you can do NOW to pay off your home loan faster
29 July 2016 comments MO'R Mortgage Options

Things you can do NOW to pay off your home loan faster


With interest rates at record lows, NOW is the perfect time to focus on paying down your home loan. If you’re serious about getting ahead on your mortgage, here are 5 things you can start doing right away.   1.  Secure the best rate you can Is your lender giving you the best deal they can?  How do you know?  The home loan market is fiercely competitive and if you [...]


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Don’t get into hot water with claims
29 July 2016 comments BMT Tax Depreciation

Don’t get into hot water with claims


Repairs and maintenance or capital improvements? Concerns about the cost of repairs and ongoing maintenance for an owner’s investment property can be reduced by claiming back these costs when an investor is completing their tax return. Before an investor can start to tally deductions, it is necessary to understand the difference between claiming repairs, maintenance and capital improvemen [...]


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Purchasing an Apartment?
30 June 2016 comments

Purchasing an Apartment?


Here are a few tips for when you are purchasing an apartment within a larger strata:   1.  Ask the selling agent for a copy of the contract for sale so you can peruse the strata documentation and the latest minutes from the strata meetings.  This will give you a quick snap shot of the complex before placing an offer. 2.  Always inspect the car park before signing the [...]


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