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Feature Property For Sale - 4 Durong St Crace
31 March 2015 comments

Feature Property For Sale - 4 Durong St Crace


$649,000 Executive Living Feel right at home in this lovely 4 bedroom ensuite home is located in one of Gungahlin's most popular locations on a larger than usual block in Crace of 510sqm. Boasting comfortable living and space for the whole family the property features a formal living area upon entry, open plan living dining area with gourmet kitchen featuring waterfall breakfast bar, gas [...]


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Six Strategies for Smart Property Investors
31 March 2015 comments

Six Strategies for Smart Property Investors


1. Be in it for the long-term You need to be an expert to ‘buy low’ and ‘sell high’. This takes a lot of time and is hard to achieve if you have a burgeoning career and a young family. Most successful property investors keep their properties long enough that it doesn’t matter when they sell – they will still make a good capital gain. 2. Buy for capital growth [...]


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How to Read Touch-ups in Properties For Sale
31 March 2015 comments

How to Read Touch-ups in Properties For Sale


When inspecting a home to buy it is always nice to walk into a property that is well-presented. But sometimes a well-groomed property isn’t as good as it looks. While most repairs and new paint represent the efforts of proud home owners paying attention to detail to maximise buyer interest, homebuyers should remember that recent renovations in properties for sale aren’t always what [...]


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Sue Salthouse named as the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year
31 March 2015 comments

Sue Salthouse named as the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year


Congratulations to Sue Salthouse who was named as the 2015 Canberra Citizen of the Year. Sue is a dedicated and highly respected member of the ACT community and a tireless spokesperson for vulnerable Canberrans. Sue has contributed to cutting edge policy analysis through her leadership roles as Convenor of Women with Disabilities ACT, President of Women with Disabilities Australia and Community [...]


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Market Wrap - March 2015
31 March 2015 comments Symon Badenoch

Market Wrap - March 2015


There has been much debate around the effect that Mr Fluffy home owners are having on the ACT sales market.  I was recently interviewed by the ABC on this topic http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-19/mr-fluffy-homeowners-create-stiff-housing-competition/6333144 Whilst I indicated that Mr Fluffy home owners are now beginning to re-buy and putting added demand on specific suburbs and property [...]


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Meet the Team:  Tanya Wales - Property Manager
31 March 2015 comments

Meet the Team: Tanya Wales - Property Manager


We recently welcomed Tanya to the Badenoch team as a Property Manager and would like to introduce you to her!       Previous work background: I was a contractor to Defence managing multiple hospitality facilities. Hometown: Wagga Wagga What do you love most about Canberra? Having so many restaurants to choose from. Most memorable travel experience: Traveling to [...]


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27 February 2015 comments Opteon Property Group - Canberra

Valuations and Capital Gains Tax - Important Investor Information


What is Capital Gains Tax? Many of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provisions require a market value to be determined. This may happen when an investor decides to sell their investment property. The ATO would need to determine whether Capital Gains Tax is payable.  A ‘capital gain’ is calculated by deducting the ‘cost base’ from the sale price of the [...]


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Important Changes to Smoke Alarm Compliance Requirements in the ACT
27 February 2015 comments Badenoch Real Estate

Important Changes to Smoke Alarm Compliance Requirements in the ACT


Recently there has been changes to the Residential Tenancies Act with an Amendment Bill coming into effect for required minimum housing standards on properties in the ACT.  The Act specific amendment states that properties built post September 1994 must be fitted with hard-wired (240v) smoke alarms. Section 8 of the Amendment Bill sets out the new minimum housing standards for ACT rental [...]


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Feature Property For Sale - Executive Style Living
27 February 2015 comments Badenoch Real Estate

Feature Property For Sale - Executive Style Living


68/20 Beissel St Belconnen - $640,000+ Be the envy of your family and friends in this 3 bedroom lofted apartment in one of Belconnen's best locations! Suited to executive couple or young family, this uniquely designed home is one of two penthouses in the Shores complex.  On the lower level enjoy;  • Open plan living dining area with access to sun drenched balcony with [...]


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More Than 100 Fluffy Homes Now Owned By the ACT Government
27 February 2015 comments Kirsten Lawson

More Than 100 Fluffy Homes Now Owned By the ACT Government


With more than 100 Fluffy homes now in government hands, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has stepped up his pressure on the owners holding out on the mass buyback. With pilot demolitions of five Fluffy homes expected in late March, the government's offer to buy homes at market value ends on June 30. It is unclear what happens to owners who have not signed up by then, but the government has previ [...]


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