Goulburn Real Estate Blog


August 14, 2019


Not that there is anything wrong with winter in Goulburn but there is no doubt we are all looking forward to Spring and the warmer weather which is just around the corner.

Our team at First National have always got plenty of For Sale signs up around the town and most of them have a big SOLD sticker on them pretty quickly.

But you may have noticed some different signs that have gone up over the past few days as part of...


August 09, 2019

Tips for Young People Moving Out of Home

Making the transition into independence and moving out of home is a massive step towards adulthood. Regardless of when you’re planning on spreading your wings and leaving the nest, or why, you’ll most likely feel just as nervous as you are excited for the next chapter in your life.

Whatever the reason for wanting to leave home, taking the leap will always be daunting. We’ve put together some helpful tips to make your first big move an easy one.


When is the...


August 02, 2019


The team at Goulburn First National love to support local sports and charities and have a winter promotion running throughout the hockey season 2019.

We love an opportunity to provide financial assistance where we can to benefit the children within our community and The Goulburn District Hockey Association is a wonderful family sporting organisation which we are proud to partner with says principal Barry McEntee.

If you or a family member are a player or involved as a volunteer with Goulburn...


August 02, 2019

Do School Catchment Zones affect the value of your home?

Would you spend more money for a property, whether purchasing or renting, to be in the catchment area of a top performing local school?

For many parents looking for a family home the short answer is yes.

Let’s take a look at what you need to consider before buying or applying for that house.


What is a school catchment area?

A school catchment area is a defined area – typically around a state school – where you must live to have your children automatically...


July 26, 2019

Are you considering selling your investment property?

The decision to sell your investment property can be driven by market factors, personal circumstances or changes in your investment strategy.

When you are thinking of selling your investment property there are a number of things that need to be considered:

• Is the property tenanted?
• Will the current tenancy agreement impact the selling price?
• Will you be affected by capital gains tax if the property sells?
• What is the value in the current market?
• What are your price expectations?
• How will the...


July 19, 2019

What does the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme mean for you?

The newly elected Morrison Government will launch its new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme on 1 January 2020. 

So, what does the new scheme mean for first home buyers (FHBs) and what sorts of rules might apply?

Currently, the Government is working on the detail of its policy so not everything is crystal clear at the moment.

What we do know is that the scheme will help FHBs purchase their first home with a deposit of just 5%, instead of the...


July 12, 2019

What to expect when buying a home

Inspired By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

Buying a home is both an exhilarating and nerve-wracking process. It can be highly time-consuming and it often comes as a relief to finally find the perfect property. But what are the steps associated with purchasing your new home?

While the process may differ slightly depending on the sale method of the property, the following guideline can help give you an idea of what to expect.

Determine your buying power

Before you start your...


July 05, 2019

Have you outgrown your home?

By Andrew Trim 
Author of Real Estate Dangers 

How do you know if it’s time to move on? Maybe you have more kids than bedrooms, or you’re getting to an age where maintaining your property is physically demanding. Our lifestyle dictates what we do & don’t need in a home.

Change in family size

The house may be too crowded if you’ve got the addition (or return) of children, a spouse, relatives or even furry friends. If you’ve got children sharing a bedroom,...


June 28, 2019

First National Supports the Anglicare Pantry Appeal 2019

First National Real Estate Goulburn is proud to announce its support for the Anglicare Pantry Appeal 2019.

The Pantry Appeal is held every winter and seeks donations of non-perishable food and essential living items. The items collected throughout the appeal are distributed to families and individuals in the Goulburn community who are in need of emergency assistance.

Thanks to your generosity, in 2018 we were able to collect more than 600 items to help those in need.

Want to be involved? We...


June 28, 2019

Neither a rising nor falling market is a bad thing

By Andrew Trim
Author of Real Estate Dangers

The real estate market is not a single entity. It consists of millions of people making individual decisions based on their personal needs and opinions. Current real estate trends vary widely from state to state, city to city and even suburb to suburb, making the market virtually impossible to predict with accuracy.

Many sellers base their decision to sell on their own opinion of the real estate market. This opinion is often formed...


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