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Canberra lights up landmark buildings for breast cancer awareness month
30 October 2015 comments Keira Jenkins

Canberra lights up landmark buildings for breast cancer awareness month


The National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia teamed up with Estee Lauder for Global Illuminations 2015 and has lit the city in pink as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Breast Cancer Foundation chief executive Jackie Coles said the Illumination initiative had been running in Canberra for a decade and had been very successful. "Over the last 10 years that Illu [...]


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Barton Highway roundabout traffic lights start confirmed
30 October 2015 comments Matthew Raggatt

Barton Highway roundabout traffic lights start confirmed


The delayed construction to install nine sets of traffic lights on one of Canberra's busiest roundabouts is close to beginning after a tender was recently accepted. Putting a spotlight on the transport policy differences between Labor and the Liberals in the Gungahlin region ahead of the election, works on the $10 million Barton Highway-Gundaroo Drive roundabout upgrade, originally scheduled [...]


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Market Wrap - October 2015
30 October 2015 comments Symon Badenoch

Market Wrap - October 2015


As we head toward Christmas we start to look towards 2016 and what will happen with the property market in the ACT.  Below is a quick review on 2015 and my prediction for 2016:   Sales Houses          The housing market in the ACT during 2015 has been strong with significant increase in demand forcing up prices    & [...]


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‘Tell him he’s dreamin': five myths about The Castle and the law
30 October 2015 comments Ben Hardwick

‘Tell him he’s dreamin': five myths about The Castle and the law


One of the most popular Australian films of all time, The Castle, tells the story of the Kerrigan family’s fight with the government authority that compulsorily acquires their home. In the film, the Kerrigans take on the authority and win, saving not only their house, but their neighbours’ houses as well. But just how true to life is The Castle? Myth 1: The acquisition of [...]


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Young Australians use tax refund to pay for a home
30 September 2015 comments Alice Bradley

Young Australians use tax refund to pay for a home


A large percentage of the taxman’s dollars will be used to boost the housing market this year. Almost a quarter of Australian taxpayers will be using their tax refund to pay off a mortgage. Young adults are especially keen to cash in their tax return to get ahead in the property game, a homeloans.com.au survey found. The 18-24-year-old demographic are committed to [...]


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Christmas is coming!
30 September 2015 comments Symon & Heather Badenoch

Christmas is coming!


We would like take this opportunity to remind our clients of the upcoming Christmas rush. Just a reminder to those of you who are visiting Canberra during the Christmas period and wish to view your property that unfortunately due to the busy period in December and January we aren't able to conduct inspections with tenants and their families as they prepare for Christmas. We would be happy [...]


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Feature Property - 5 Thomas Place Macgregor
30 September 2015 comments

Feature Property - 5 Thomas Place Macgregor


Perfected for You! $429,000   Welcome to this 3 bedroom home located on an 836sqm block presenting the ideal opportunity for young families to call home. This well loved and cared for home boasts a spacious living area upon entry with polished Blackbutt hardwood floors which flow on to the dining area and through to the kitchen. The kitchen features electric cooking and dishwasher [...]


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Canberra's iconic bus shelters: 'Pieces of street furniture that reflect a whole city'
30 September 2015 comments Ian Warden

Canberra's iconic bus shelters: 'Pieces of street furniture that reflect a whole city'


Discerning Canberrans already familiar with and fond of the works of Canberra-haunting, Canberra-celebrating Newcastle artist Trevor Dickinson, will prick up their ears at the news of his latest project. Just to give a little background: Perhaps, even as you read this item, you will sip your coffee from one of Dickinson's popular ACTION bus-shelter coffee mugs. Perhaps, later, you [...]


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Home Owners Under Insured
30 September 2015 comments Symon Badenoch

Home Owners Under Insured


Most insurance companies agree that the most common reason for home owners being caught short when disaster strikes is not that they have no insurance at all but that what they have is inadequate. Under insurance is an insidious thing. Once people take out home and contents insurance they tend to think they’re covered. They file their policy away and don’t look at it from one year to [...]


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Buying Tips
30 September 2015 comments Symon Badenoch

Buying Tips


Whether you are buying your first home or your next investment property, the buying process can be nerve racking and daunting. Below is some information we provide to our qualified buyers as they begin thier property search;    1. FINANCE Be organised with pre-approval on your finance. Some vendors will not consider an offer unless the buyer has pre-approved finance. You may [...]


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