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Monthly Archive for August, 2013

The team at Sandhurst Real Estate are undertaking a drive for a public bus route to travel along Sandhurst Boulevard and Sandarra Boulevard enabling students and people without other means of transport to access other forms of public transport ie: railway stations, larger bus terminals and regional centres. We are in the process of delivering […]

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Home Insurance Check

Floods and fires have devastated several parts of Australia in recent years. As a result of these disasters there have been numerous changes to home insurance pricing and inclusions. Home owners are being encouraged to shop around for their insurance policies and double check the current policy content. From 1 July 2013, the existing Fire […]

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In a newly released home ownership report by Westpac Bank, it seems that ‘owning a home’ or paying off a home loan sooner are the top priorities for many Australians. In fact 57% of Aussies who already have a home or are planning to buy within the next twelve months place these goals at the […]

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Home Heating Safety

Following the tragic deaths of two young boys, homeowners and landlords are being urged to service their gas heaters regularly. Heartbroken Shepparton mother Vanessa Robinson was unaware that an odourless and colourless carbon monoxide leak was killing her two children as they slept in their rented home. Tests later revealed that the heater in the […]

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Collectibles on Display

Some homes just feel good the moment you walk into them. The secret is often the use of light, space and the display of personal mementos throughout each room. Showing off your favourite photos, artwork and collectibles is best kept to a minimum when preparing to your home for sale, but if you are here […]

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Mortgage Portability

A portable mortgage is a home loan that permits the borrower to transfer their loan balance to a new property with the same lender without penalties. The borrower will transfer the mortgage to the new property with the exact terms that remained at the time of the transfer. Previously, and still the case with many […]

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Record Low Rates

  Most major and minor lenders have passed on a 0.25% cut to their mortgage rate following the latest Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) board meeting. This equates to around $44 less per month on an average $300,000 home loan. The Reserve Bank slashed the nation’s cash rate to a record low of 2.5%. “In […]

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Successful Styling

Property styling, or staging as it is sometimes called, is a vital part of real estate marketing. Its purpose is to maximise a property’s value and appeal at sale time. Owners and agents are increasingly using the services of professional property stylists to achieve remarkable results. A successful stylist will be adept at removing as […]

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RBA Lowers Interest Rate to 2.5%

  At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 per cent, effective 7 August 2013. Recent information is consistent with global growth running a bit below average this year, with reasonable prospects of a pick-up next year. Commodity prices have declined but, overall, remain at […]

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Main Photo – Group of Jeans for Genes Day attendees We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who braved the elements to attend our Jeans for Genes Day function at Sandhurst Club last Friday. A lovely morning tea was provided and enjoyed by around 35 guests and we raised in excess […]

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