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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

  Are you finding it difficult to make sense of the daily bombardment of mixed media messages about the state of the property market? You’re not alone. Yes, the market in 2011 is going through a transition period where some properties are remaining steady, others are rising in value and some are falling. Across the […]

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Peter Righetti – Director, Sandhurst Real Estate Your thoughts on retirement will have a lot to do with your age. In your 20’s and 30’s the last thing you are thinking about is retirement so any general discussion is usually a waste of time. Into your 40’s and 50’s retirement begins to come more into […]

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As we head into the Spring market, may readers will be interested in the current state of the property market. Kim Ward is Sales Director of Sandhurst Real Estate and her view is as follows: “The past 12 months has seen a tougher than usual real estate market. And, while there have been some excellent […]

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Each year the Real Estate Institute of Victoria completes a series of awards recognizing the best and most professional real estate businesses across Victoria . For 2011, our sister company, Sanctuary Lakes Real Estate, was voted a finalist in the Small Residential Agency of the Year category. The award takes into consideration the particular Agency’s […]

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Home Grown Harvest

Growing your own food at home has become both popular and fashionable. And aside from the many health benefits it can also help save on the grocery bill. In larger gardens families can easily designate a sunny area for edibles and promptly enjoy the vast variety of home grow fruit and vegetables now available. Tomatoes, […]

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A recent blog posted on the Real Estate Institute of Victoria website shed some interesting light on changes to property values and cost trends over the last decade. Melbourne’s current median house price is $590,000. This is 103% higher than the $291,000 recorded at the same time in 2001. A decade ago the stamp duty […]

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Why invest in Shares ?

You would assume that, as real estate people, we would have a preference for investing in property rather than shares, and Director of Sandhurst Residential Real Estate, Peter Righetti has some interesting thoughts on this subject. “There is no doubt that both the Property Market and the Share Market had a fabulous run over the […]

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Build or Buy Established?

We regularly deal with buyers who are in two minds about whether to buy land and build their dream home or to purchase an established home. Both options have advantages, but may not suit some purchasers. By buying land and building there are some stamp duty savings and you can design exactly the home you […]

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A Change in Direction

Whether it be the Global Financial situation, concerns about rising unemployment in Australia or the dramatic increase in business bankruptcies, the Reserve Bank is now suggesting that we will see the beginning of a fall in interest rates in the near future. For months the RBA has been indicting that there was “no case” for […]

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There is a feeling with many property owners and landlords that “all real estate agents are the same”. This is certainly not the case and the Sandhurst Residential Real Estate team pride themselves on offering an innovative and proven approach to the selling and leasing of property. In 2003 Sandhurst Residential was invited to join […]

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