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November 04, 2019

RELAY FOR LIFE 2019

On the weekend of the 2nd & 3rd November we saw yet another successful turnout for Cancer Council’s Relay For Life. This has been our 4th year supporting Relay For Life & we are so proud to be a part of it.

This year the committee announced that 33 teams & 307 people registered. Outstanding numbers. 

Goulburn First National has assisted in raising funds for Cancer Council which has contributed to the overall fundraising goal.

$54 241 has been raised so far but...

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October 30, 2019

Have you been out on a buck’s night? The questions banks are asking

The banks have been asking some interesting questions in the wake of the banking royal commission. With banks tightening their criteria for lending to Australians, brokers have reported asking more personal questions.

Pro Solution Private Clients associate director Jodie McKeown, along with her colleagues, has begun warning clients that some of the questions banks are asking are likely to leave people upset.

One of Pro Solution’s clients was questioned for his spending at a gentleman’s club for a buck’s night while another...

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October 23, 2019

THE 'HEART BUYER'

The location is ideal, it has the right number of bedrooms and living spaces, the yard is great – it feels like the perfect home. Occasionally, a buyer matches a property to perfection.

This buyer is going to live in the property. It will become their home. There is an instant and strong emotional connection.

This is the ‘heart buyer’. Heart buyers are seen early in marketing campaigns and only want that specific property. There are generally two types of heart buyer:

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October 17, 2019

Should I buy now or wait until the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme starts?

As you slog away, saving the deposit for your first home, it’s difficult not to get excited when new government incentives are announced. From the First Home Owner’s Grant, introduced in 2000, to the First Home Super Saver Scheme of the 2018 Federal budget, Australian first home buyers can hardly complain there’s nothing in it for them, especially when the lowest interest rates in history balance out the fact that prices are much higher than 30 years ago (when interest...

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October 10, 2019

AGENT'S TRICKS TO CREATE VENDOR MOTIVATION

If you want above market price for your property, agents have a number of tricks to bring you back into line. Some of these tactics are subtle, others are more transparent. Either way, when you know what they are, you stand some chance of protecting yourself.

Pre-auction low offer – If you are expecting a huge price on auction day, a low offer well below the expected price often arises the week before the auction. The agent does not expect the...

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October 03, 2019

LOOK BEYOND FEES FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT

Majority of property investors spend too little time assessing the skills of their property manager and need to look beyond fees when choosing who will manage their investment portfolio.

The commitment required to effectively maintain properties, quality client relations, legislative compliance, and, excellence in customer service is sometimes extra-ordinary.

Yet, when choosing a property manager the majority of landlords and investors look only at management fees, thinking that property management represents little more than the collection of rent.

Investors need to consider the...

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October 02, 2019

FIRST NATIONAL COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY – SUMMER SPORTS - TERMS & CONDITIONS

To go into the draw to win the $150 voucher from Sportspower, you must -

Like our Facebook page

Tag what sport/sporting club you or your child will play this Summer

 

This competition is in no way sponsored or associated with Facebook.

Entrants are responsible for collecting the voucher from our office during our business hours.

Entries are void for employees of Goulburn First National Real Estate & immediate family members.

The gift vouchers are subject to conditions imposed by the particular supplier.

 

Keep an eye on...

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September 30, 2019

Goulburn Golf Club - Goulburn Cup 2019

Our team at First National Real Estate was proud to continue our long association with the Goulburn Cup, which was held today at the Goulburn Golf Club.

More than 90 players took part in the event which was co-sponsored by the Goulburn Mulwaree Council, with the winner gaining automatic entry to the NSW Open.

The event was hotly contested with Stephen Vail and Thomas Heaton both recording amazing scores of 66 - 5 under par.

Pictured with Barry McEntee is the eventual winner...

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September 26, 2019

Flawed Real Estate Strategies 4/4: Public Auction – Buyers

Inspired by Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

While the public auction method certainly costs the seller both financially and emotionally, the buyer is also deceived. Transparency only applies on auction day. During the lead up to a public auction, the lack of transparency of the process makes it difficult for the property buyer. Every weekend, Australian buyers are placed in this position, convinced by agents to spend valuable resources & time on a property they may not have...

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September 19, 2019

Flawed Real Estate Strategies 3/4: Public Auction

By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers


For most agents, public auctions are all about advertising revenue and personal profile. Public auctions are promoted widely throughout the real estate industry and major media organisations. You can’t have a public auction without the significant spend that accompanies it – namely the vendor-paid marketing campaign.

The media’s attitude towards public auction was revealed in a capital city daily. The headline ran ‘Auction Results’ and reported 117 sales. However, of the 117...

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