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The Election & The Property Market

May 17, 2019

Buying Investors Landlords News Selling Tenants

Election Day 2019 is almost here! With the campaigns coming to a close and Australians getting ready to vote on Saturday, we have been considering how the outcome of the election might affect the property market. Nerida Conisbee wrote the following for realestate.com.au and we found it to be a quick and a helpful overview […]

Stay Warm & Save Money

May 3, 2019

Lifestyle Property Management Tenants

Believe it or not, it’s May already! The cooler weather is here and it’s this time of year that energy use in the home starts to increase as we start to use our heaters to warm the chilly nights and frosty mornings, often resulting in eye-watering energy bills. On average, energy use increases up to […]

Easter DIY Projects

April 18, 2019

Lifestyle

A wonderful 4 day weekend is looming as we celebrate Easter and what better way to spend your days off, besides eating Easter Eggs, then by doing a quick spruce up of that area of your home that really needs some attention? Here are some great DIY projects that we found on Domain that you […]

Market Update: January to March 2019

April 5, 2019

Buying Investors Landlords Market Updates News Selling

Welcome to our Market Update for Orange.  It has been an interesting start to the year in the Orange market with a number of factors having an effect on what’s happening in the market. We are experiencing a shortage of stock, with fewer properties being on the market at this time of year as compared […]

The Team from Peter Fisher - Then and Now

March 22, 2019

News

For the past few months we have been working on creating profile pieces on each of our agents and our agency so that we can easily show people the dedication of the people that make up our team and give them a taste of what we offer as an agency. The last time we did […]

Auction Guide - Part 2

March 8, 2019

Buying Selling

Welcome to Part 2 of our Auction Guide. The following is our advice on what happens on Auction day and what buyers must do to make sure they are ready to bid with confidence during the auction. How to Buy at Auction To buy a property at Auction you must bid. There’s no other way […]

Auction Guide - Part 1

February 22, 2019

Buying Selling

While a lot of our properties are sold by Private Treaty, we often sell properties by auction as well. The auction process often raises questions, for both sellers and buyers, especially if this is the first property that you’re thinking of selling or buying at Auction. As a buyer, don’t be concerned if you feel […]

What is Conveyancing?

February 8, 2019

Buying Selling

The selling and buying process can be daunting if you haven’t done it before and once you’re past the negotiation stage and offers have been accepted there is a whole new process to get your head around – the conveyancing! Pest and building reports, exchange of contracts and settlement are just some of the things […]

Beat the Heat!

January 25, 2019

Lifestyle

As we swelter through another heat wave, we thought it would be a good time to look at ways we can keep our homes cool as things heat up. The majority of Australians own air conditioners with 74% of all homes having at least one and the number one driver of increased electricity demand during […]

Strategies to Secure a Tenant

January 11, 2019

Investors Landlords

As an investor enters the investment market one of their greatest fears is often that they won’t have a tenant in place from the day of settlement, after all no tenant equals no rent. If you’re buying a property that you’re planning to rent out there are a few strategies that we can put in […]

Our Tips for a Merry Christmas

December 14, 2018

Lifestyle

As 2018 quickly comes to a close, we look back on what a fantastic year it was and look forward to another great year in 2019! We have absolutely loved helping all our wonderful clients through the year. Helping owners sell their homes as well as finding our buyers their dream home is always fantastic […]

Ways to Be Water-Wise

November 30, 2018

Lifestyle Tenants

While we have had better rainfall recently, the last 15 months up to September has been the driest on record for Orange and the Central West leading to Orange City Council announcing that the water storage level is expected to drop to 50% and prompting them to put in place Level 3 water restrictions from […]

Can Storage Affect Your Bottom Line?

November 16, 2018

Lifestyle Selling

We are living in a consumer culture and find ourselves constantly surrounded by “stuff” in our homes. In our experience as agents, we are finding that storage solutions rank highly on a buyer’s wish list, but can having good storage in your home have an impact on the price you receive for your property? Once […]

Market Update: September to November 2018

November 7, 2018

Buying Investors Market Updates News Selling

The property market in Orange is still looking good with our market recently being named as one of the strongest in Australia. Click here to read our update on what’s been happening in the Orange: Market Update -September to November 2018

 

Let's Talk Finance

November 2, 2018

Buying Investors Selling

Finance is a big part of a lot of sales that we work on and we are often asked questions by buyers about how it all works. Savings, deposits, types of loans, credit checks … there is a lot to consider. Recently, Michael sat down with Sally Kay of Vision Property and Finance to find […]

What Happens if Your New Property is Tenanted?

October 18, 2018

Buying Investors

Most times a vacant home and a set of keys awaits a buyer on settlement but sometimes a buyer might inherit a little something extra … an existing tenant! There are rules and regulations protecting both landlords and tenants and it’s good to know what happens when you want to buy a property with a […]

 

Buying a Home: Pest & Building Reports

September 28, 2018

Buying

The purchase of a home is a huge decision for people and buyers are always advised to do their due diligence on the property before exchanging contracts and committing themselves to the purchase. One of the things your Solicitor will most certainly advise you to do is to obtain a Pre-Purchase Building and Timber Pest […]

Mould: Cause, Prevention & Removal

September 20, 2018

Landlords Lifestyle Tenants

A lot of homes can suffer from some degree of mould during the winter months and it could range anywhere from a small patch on a wall somewhere or to a serious mould growth across walls and ceilings and is usually a result of a combination of high moisture levels and inadequate ventilation. Here are […]

Tips for Auction Day

September 7, 2018

Buying

Finding and falling in love with a property can be an emotional roller coaster, especially if it’s the “one”! If the “one” is set to go to auction and it’s the first time you’re thinking of buying at auction or you haven’t purchased a property at an auction for some time, it’s perfectly natural to […]

 

Successful Short Term Accommodation

August 24, 2018

Buying Investors Lifestyle

This week, Michael sat down with Lindy Summerton who bought a property through our agency and after doing some renovations turned it into short stay accommodation. It was great to go back to the property to see the work Lindy and her husband Michael did and to find out about what it’s really like to […]