22 blog posts Filter

Strategies to Secure a Tenant

January 11, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Looking for an Agent? This is What You Should Ask.

August 9, 2018


Your home is usually your biggest asset and the decision to sell is one that should never be taken lightly. Even though you’ve bought a property before you may never have sold one. Selling a home is quite a different process to buying one and it can be a confusing and stressful time if you’ve […]


Little Caesars Opens in Orange

August 1, 2018


Elly has been watching with interest as the newest pizza shop in Orange has taken shape and popped in to have a chat with Ernie Koury, the owner of Little Caesars Pizza.          

Market Update: Orange 2017/2018

July 27, 2018


The property market in Orange over the last 12 months has been consistently strong with good growth and little sign of slowing down. Here is a snapshot of what’s been happening in the market:  Market Update 2017-2018  

New Life for Old Site

July 13, 2018


Great news for Orange this week with Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair announcing that the Department Primary Industries head office will be relocating to a purpose built office on the site of the old Orange Base Hospital, which has been sitting dormant for quite some time. Since the hospital relocated to its new site in […]

First Home Buyer? This One is for You.

June 29, 2018


We are often asked by purchasers who are buying their first home about the concessions and assistance offered by the NSW State Government to first home owners to help them enter the property market. There are currently two schemes that came into effect on 1 July 2017; the First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme and the […]

Local Rental Market Update

June 15, 2018


As Orange continues to grow as a thriving regional centre with people moving here on the back of that growth, investors are continuing to recognise the value of investing in property here. We are finding that with the vacancy rate being very low and current market rent prices offering good return on investment together with […]

Selling Your Property in Winter

June 1, 2018


There seems to be a general consensus of opinion that winter is the worst time of year to sell a property, with many home owners choosing to wait until spring when the garden looks nicer and the house looks better and the days brighter and warmer. But is winter actually a bad time to sell […]

Buying a Home: A Guide

May 17, 2018


Looking for a new home can be daunting, especially if you’ve never done it before. This is a quick guide to help you through the process and get you ahead of the game so you don’t miss out on your dream property.  Be Prepared: Before you go searching for your dream home there are a […]

Prepare Your Investment Property for Winter

May 4, 2018


Despite the beautiful Autumn weather we’ve had so far, we are fast approaching that time of year when the days are shorter and colder and Winter well and truly takes hold. There are a few key areas of seasonal maintenance that are definitely worth your attention in preparation for the Orange Winter. Starting at the […]