Goulburn Real Estate Blog


December 24, 2019

The benefits of buying and selling over the holidays!

Selling and buying in the holidays often has a lot of connotations attached to it, both positive and negative. Some schools of thought believe that the market dies off at Christmas and New Year and should be avoided. The same people will advise you to wait until the middle of January when the market typically kicks into full swing. On the other hand, you might hear that it’s the perfect time of year to nab a bargain or secure...


December 23, 2019


Barry and Heidi would like to thank the Goulburn Community for their continued support of our business. 2019 has been a very consistent year for the Goulburn real estate market with December being our busiest month in regards to sales volume and overall buyer enquiry which we expect this increased activity to flow through into January 2020.

Our office is open between Christmas and New Year which is a benefit of having such a large team and we look forward...


December 22, 2019

Christmas Trading Hours

Goulburn First National Christmas Trading Hours.

Over the Festive season our office will be closed on on public holiday's and Sunday's only. Please see below;

Monday 23 December 2019 – 8:30am – 5:30pm

Tuesday 24 December 2019 – 8:30am – 3pm

Wednesday 25 December 2019 (Christmas Day) Closed

Thursday 26 December 2019 (Boxing Day) Closed

Friday 27 December 2019 8:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday 28 December 2019 9am – 3pm

Sunday 29 December 2019 Closed

Monday 30 December 8:30am – 5:30pm

Tuesday 31 December 8:30am – 3pm

Wednesday 1 January 2020 (New...


December 21, 2019

Thank you Merissa Broderick

This month has seen us celebrate 10 years of having Merissa as a member of our team.

Merissa joined us straight from school and we have had the pleasure of watching her grow and develop into the highly valued team member that she is today.

Merissa’s personality and commitment to her clients and team is infectious, she is always striving to improve and develop to ensure that our property management team is consistently ahead of the pack.

This passion and dedication has seen...


December 18, 2019

Giving notice to your Landlord? Here's our guide to End of Lease Cleaning

For many, the end-of-lease clean means finally facing up to the old dust bunnies, cobwebs and terrifying patches of mould they’ve spent the past year avoiding.

The end of lease process can be daunting, especially if you’re not using a professional cleaner. Here are our tips for ensuring your end of lease clean runs as smoothly as possible.

Plan ahead

Just remember the 5 “P’s” “proper preparation prevents poor performance” – the same goes for an end of lease clean,...


December 17, 2019

New Year New Home - Buying your First Home in 2020? Here's what you need to know about the First Home Owners Deposit Scheme

First Home Owners Deposit Scheme Key Points

Start Date:

1 January 2020


Singles earning below $125,000 couples earning below $200,000

Property Price Caps NSW:

Capital City’s and regional centres ($700,000) rest of the state ($450,000)

Goulburn’s anticipated threshold is $450,000.

You can search your postcodes threshold by going to; http://www.nhfic.gov.au/what-we-do/fhlds/eligibility/

What does the First Home Owners Deposit Scheme allow me to do?

Before 1 January 2020 home buyers that had deposits less than 20% of the total sale price had...


December 16, 2019

The Truth About Buyers this Christmas

Is your agent telling you there are no buyers around this Christmas?

Some people say there are no buyers in Goulburn over the holiday period, but this simply isn’t true!

With more time on buyer’s hands due to the holiday’s, we’ve seen an increase in the amount of enquiry we’ve received.

At this time of year, we find that many families realise that they have;

1. Outgrown their home

2. Have had a change in job and need to relocate

3. Another change in circumstance has occurred

This means that...


December 14, 2019

What's on in Goulburn - Summer School Holidays 2019 - 2020

School holidays are here!

 Goulburn is a hive of activity over the summer holidays, from Christmas Carols to Australia Day – Goulburn has it all. Whether you’re passing through or simply having a stay-cation and enjoying what Goulburn has to offer, there’s an event for everyone.

What’s on in Goulburn;

Art Teenies Yoga and Art

Where: Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

When: 10am 16 December 2019

Admission: Free

More information: www.facebook.com/events/427050131290559/


December 11, 2019

Is it too good to be True? High Rental Quotes

Investors buying the property market need to protect themselves against overzealous rental quotes. Often the agent spruiking the proposed rental return is a sales agent not the property manager.

To protect yourself against an unwanted and unexpected shortfall in the income on your new investment, disregard a selling agent’s rental assessment. That’s not to say that every agent will inflate the rental estimate to make a sale. The reality is that there is an incentive to do so though.

 To get a...


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