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Liberals Vote Against Light Rail Spending


If the ACT government eventually abandons plans for a light rail line from the city to Gungahlin, taxpayers will still foot a bill of about $60 million, opposition transport spokesman Alistair Coe said on Tuesday. Liberal members voted against the $23.5 million in funding in this year's budget to get the project to an ''investment-ready'' stage, as Mr Coe warned the 12-kilometre [...]


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Founding Architect Calls for Halt to Demolition Plans for Dickson Towers

Founding Architect Calls for Halt to Demolition Plans for Dickson Towers


A founding architect of the historic Northbourne public housing buildings, Stuart Murray, has urged the government not to demolish the Dickson Towers blocks. Mr Murray, a founding partner of Sydney firm Ancher Mortlock and Murray which designed the buildings, has written to the government saying the Northbourne precinct had been nominated for heritage protection and should not be demolished before [...]


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Simon Corbell Warns Tenants They May be Liable For Lost Rent in a Declining Market


A slump in the ACT rental market and increasing vacancy rates has led to a number of Canberrans being hit with unexpected costs when they break their residential lease. With property owners increasingly forced to lower rent to entice replacement tenants, the blunt message from Attorney-General Simon Corbell is that it's up to the present tenants to pay the difference. Under the Residential [...]


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Times Square Complex Success

Times Square Complex Success


Recently at Badenoch we took on the challenge of marketing and leasing a large complex of new apartments called ‘Times Square’ in Harrison.  This campaign at Times Square has now been completed with leases signed for all our listings and the final tenants in the process of moving into their new homes.  The leasing team have shown great professionalism and enthusiasm in driving [...]


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Funnies - Agents Urged to Carry Guns


In the US a recent article published by the ‘Veterans United’ real estate group has re-ignited the debate over whether real estate agents should carry guns.  The group is arguing that with over 60 reported fatalities to real estate agents in 2011 there is a strong argument for agents to protect themselves against often unhappy clients by carrying a gun. It appears that this idea [...]


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Canberra: Low on Spontaneity with a Sterile Exterior?


One of the world’s most popular travel guides has praised Canberra’s established museums and galleries but failed to draw international attention to some of the city’s more dramatic cultural developments of recent years. The Lonely Planet guide to Eastern Australia, which will land in most book stores by the end of the week, described Canberra as “big on archit [...]


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Asset Protection and Your Property Portfolio


Creating a substantial property portfolio can be a lifetime's work, so serious investors need to know how to keep their assets safe.   You've lovingly accumulated your property portfolio, investing and borrowing while you're working, using capital growth and rental returns to build your empire. But there are a few storm clouds on the horizon, including an increasingly litigious [...]


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Capture Your Audience with Property Video Marketing


Video is an excellent way of capturing a potential buyers or tenants attention when marketing your property. It offers the chance to show a potential buyer or tenant the spatial qualities of your property giving them a ‘3D experience’ enabling them to imagine themselves in the property.  This is especially important as the internet is now the medium of choice for potential [...]


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