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February Market Wrap
27 February 2015 comments Symon Badenoch

February Market Wrap


Mr Fluffy owners have started searching for new homes now that the ACT Government have begun the valuation process.  I regularly get asked whether the increase in demand from these buyers will cause house prices to rise in the ACT Region. The answer is YES but only in the suburbs where there are a large proportion of Mr Fluffy homes.  We are finding most Mr Fluffy owners are wanting to [...]


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Canberra House Rents Rise For Quarter After Woeful Year
30 January 2015 comments John Thistleton

Canberra House Rents Rise For Quarter After Woeful Year


After the biggest correction in rental prices in at least 16 years, Canberra real estate agents expect 2015 to be a more stable market for renters and investors. Renters vacated over-priced properties throughout 2014 for cheaper options when a wave of new units came on stream, lifting the number of properties on the market to 3800. The number has come back to 2700. The Independent Property Group [...]


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Canberra House Values Go Backwards In 2014, Again Bucking Capital City Trend
30 January 2015 comments Primrose Riordan

Canberra House Values Go Backwards In 2014, Again Bucking Capital City Trend


Canberra is yet again the kid left behind, waiting to be picked up after school - clocking up another year as the only city to record an annual fall in home values in 2014. The December CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Report also reveals Canberra to be the weakest performing capital city in the last quarter of 2014, when dwelling values slipped by 3.4 per cent.  In the same period&n [...]


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Be a Part of the First CBR100 Challenge
30 January 2015 comments

Be a Part of the First CBR100 Challenge


The Centenary Trail will buzz with activity when the inaugural CBR100 Challenge swings into action over the weekend of 21-22 March 2015. The CBR100 Challenge provides teams of three with the opportunity to challenge themselves by undertaking a 25km, 50km or 100km walk, or solo runner can tackle either the 50km or 100km marathon. The ACT Government is proud to be principal partner of the inau [...]


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Have Your Say on the Latest Light Rail Urban Designs
30 January 2015 comments

Have Your Say on the Latest Light Rail Urban Designs


Latest thinking on light rail urban designs We have used your feedback from last year’s early design consultation to further develop urban design elements for the light rail project. We are now calling on you again to get involved and have your say on the latest thinking for: design vision and character – we want to build on what is great about our city and create a light [...]


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Landlords Insurance - The Insiders Guide
30 January 2015 comments Lisa Favelle - Capital Insurance Brokers

Landlords Insurance - The Insiders Guide


Whether you own an apartment, townhouse, or house residential Landlord insurance is vital protection to have for your investment property.  If your property is damaged by fire, a water leak, a fallen tree or storm for example do you really want to have to pay for the repairs out of your own pocket?  And what about the lost rent if your tenant cannot live in the premises for months while [...]


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28 November 2014 comments

Revision of Belconnen Town Plan Announced


Revision of Belconnen Town Plan The ACT Government is preparing a master plan for the Belconnen town centre. The Government has announced that the first round of community engagement is beginning in November. The Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan will review the 2001 master plan and look at how land uses, planning controls, building heights, open spaces and transport systems can achieve the [...]


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Badenoch Supports Ben Donohoe Walk & Run For Fun
28 November 2014 comments Badenoch Real Estate

Badenoch Supports Ben Donohoe Walk & Run For Fun


A big thanks went to those who gave up their Sunday morning at the start of November to join in the Ben Donohoe Walk & Run for Fun.  Badenoch team members generously gave up their time and donated funds to support this fantastic local community event.  On the day there were PB’s everywhere… Emma and Jayne tussled for a few kilometres but the veteran put [...]


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Gungahlin to Host One of the Territory's Tallest Residential Towers
28 November 2014 comments Meredith Clisby

Gungahlin to Host One of the Territory's Tallest Residential Towers


Gungahlin town centre is set to have a 650-unit residential development in three tall towers as the owners of the site scrap plans for a commercial precinct. Local developers Geocon are about to lodge new plans for the 17,264 square metre site the company purchased on the corner of Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Gribble Street in 2010. The ACT government approved plans a few years ago for a $68 [...]


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FAQ - Why Don't You Run 'Gala' Auction Event Nights?
28 November 2014 comments Symon Badenoch

FAQ - Why Don't You Run 'Gala' Auction Event Nights?


Spring has now sprung in the Canberra property market and the usual influx of ‘gala auction’ events have begun.  One of the most commonly asked questions I will have from clients is; why don’t you run large auction event nights? The answer to this question should be in the forefront of every sellers mind, does this auction method really achieve top price for my property? [...]


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