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December 10, 2019

The dangers of over-capitalising

Works completed on a property rarely increase its value in a dollar for dollar value scenario.

Repairs and maintenance, such as carpet and paint are often needed and are sometimes essential for the sale of a property. Nevertheless, some larger works are simply an owner’s choice to improve their lifestyle. Don’t confuse this lifestyle decision with increasing your property’s value. There is a danger of spending large amounts of money for very little return – particularly in the short term.

Common examples...

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December 08, 2019

Thank you to the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club

Thank-you to the Goulburn Railway Bowling Club for hosting us for our 2019 Christmas Party.

The casual atmosphere and friendly staff made for a wonderful night to celebrate the end of a great year for Goulburn First National Real Estate.

 

 

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December 04, 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Your Rental Vacancy Rate

With interest rates at record lows and the banks easing their restrictions on lending we are seeing more new investors coming to us for advice every day. One of the biggest stressors for all landlords (seasoned and new) is vacancy periods. Here at Goulburn First National Real Estate our Property Management Team consistently maintains a low vacancy rate! Here’s our top 5 ways to minimise your vacancy rate for your investment property in Goulburn

1. First impressions count!

You’ve found the perfect...

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November 28, 2019

6 Handy Tips for New Landlords

So you’ve bought your first investment property and decided to become a landlord – congratulations! What an exciting time for you! But what now?

Property investment can be challenging at times, and if not executed properly, have dire financial implications. The team at Goulburn First National Real Estate have put together their top six tips for landlords just starting out in the investment property world:

1. Research

Agents will often quote exaggerated returns in an attempt to win your business. Anyone can quote...

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November 26, 2019

BRODY WILLIS RECOGNISED AT THE AUSTRALASIAN REAL ESTATE CONVENTION FOR ACHIEVEMENT

Congratulations to Brody Willis who was recognised today with one of the highest levels of achievement at the Australasian Real Estate Convention.

Brody’s Gold Badge is testimony to his dedication and commitment to outstanding client service.

Brody was quick to thank his wife Lisa for her support along with his many loyal and satisfied clients.

"Great job Brody - we are proud of you mate and feel privileged to have you as part of our team" said co-owners...

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November 23, 2019

Christmas Appeal & Drought Drive

In partnership with the Salvation Army's Annual Christmas Appeal, Goulburn First National will be assisting in their initiative to help local farmers and families in our community who are doing it tough this festive season.

This year we ask that when you're doing your weekly trip to the supermarket that you purchase a few extra non-perishable food items that can be used in a hamper for a family.

Items that can be included in the hampers are;

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November 21, 2019

New Year, New Home? - 10 Things To Do If You’re Looking To Buy in 2020

1. Pound the pavement

It’s time to stop scrolling and start strolling! Property websites are great and pictures tell 1000 words – but some pictures hide a lot and there’s only so much you can tell by researching online. Now is the time, if you haven’t already to start booking some appointments and going to open homes. These appointments will help you gain a better understanding of locality, price range, condition and quality - you’ll become a savvy buyer in no time!

2. What’s...

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November 14, 2019

The Cost of Internet Ads Skyrockets

Over the past decade, real estate agents have replaced expensive newspaper ads with expensive Internet ads.

Real estate agents love a motivated vendor. One of the easiest ways to get the home sellers motivated is to have them invest in a multitude of products before the campaign begins.

However, any marketing expense during your sales campaign must be ultimately linked to a higher price.

Heads we win, tails you lose.

Agents now strongly recommend expensive Internet ads to vendors, but vendors are asked to...

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November 14, 2019

It is simply NOT true...

Some people say there are no buyers around in the holiday period.

This might apply to some agents. Who knows!?

But it does NOT apply to us!!!

At this time of year we find that many families realise that they have outgrown their home or have a change in job and need to relocate.

If you are thinking of selling, we have buyers who may be interested in your property.

Give Goulburn First National Real Estate a call anytime over this Christmas and New Year...

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November 08, 2019

First National Property Management Conference

This month our Property Management team attended the First National Property Management Conference on the Gold Coast. The conference ran over two days boasting a number of industry experts and trainers. Our team have all returned with many ideas to implement which will assist in providing the best service to our landlords, tenants and tradespeople.

There was a common theme of focusing on legislation and compliance ensuring that every part of the property management transaction is completed in a...

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