Bathurst Blog

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The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced the official cash rate for September, following its monthly board meeting. The RBA has decided to maintain the current official cash rate at its record low of 1.50 per cent. Having delivered the same result for 13 months, it is an RBA verdict that will...

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Buyers priced out of Sydney’s property market are set to drive up real estate values in towns such as Bathurst, Wagga Wagga and Tamworth this spring. Buyers priced out of Sydney’s property market are set to drive up real estate values in towns such as Bathurst, Wagga Wagga and Tamworth this spri...

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Published  about 2 months

Bathurst BIZ Month in on in the month of September!  The Western Advocate together with Bathurst Broadcasters are giving away a brand new car! It is a way of rewarding the Bathurst community and promoting the buy local message.  Raine & Horne Bathurst are supporting the promotion and are giving...

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Published  4 months

People try on clothes to ensure they fit, feel comfortable and are attractive. What about a home?  It’s the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make. Isn’t it important to “try on” a home before buying it? It’s usual to look for a home in places that are convenient to work and schools, to take t...

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Exciting news to come out of the 2017 Budget - especially if you're a first home buyer. And here's why... First home buyers in NSW could save up to $34,000 under the Government's new suite of housing affordability measures. The measures which are designed to support first home buyers, provide s...

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Published  4 months

Your home may be in good condition and well built, yet simple clutter will create a perception of chaos, confusion, and disorder.  The purchase decision is an emotional and intellectual response, based on a level of trust in your home.  When buyers see clutter, they assume that the home has been ...

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Why do property developers sell off-the-plan? There are many reasons, but it’s usually that if a property developer puts a finance proposal to a lender, the lender usually wants to see a good percentage of the proposed project sold before advancing any money. Hence lots in a development are sold ...

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Published  5 months

With the rise of popular home & lifestyle programs, there has been a revived push towards interior styling. Styling your home at any time can bring a fresh look to a tired space, or completely transform your home from family chaos to family functional. Perhaps the most important time to look at ...

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As a consequence of budget changes in NSW in 2016 and of recent announcements regarding state land tax, the purchase of residential real estate will be more costly for foreigners. The 2016 budget introduced a 4% surcharge on stamp duty payable by foreign persons on the purchase of residential pr...

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A new Westpac study looked at values Australians place on different features of a home and its neighbourhood. Interestingly, values placed by fashionable magazines and advertisers seemed out of step with the findings. Westpac’s 2016 Home Ownership report revealed 80% of home owners surveyed thin...

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Published  6 months

Provision of affordable housing in new development projects, land subdivisions and rezoning releases is increasingly proving that more needs to be done to provide a greater range of affordable housing options. A recent very large land release in the northern beaches area included such a provisio...

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Published  7 months

    What a night! Fantastic effort by all staff and amazing results for our Vendors and Purchasers. Our biggest auction thus far held at BMEC Bathurst, and we couldn't be more excited. If you missed it, we've wrapped it all up for you - enjoy... Auction Results:51-53 Keppel Street, Bathurst - ...

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