Bathurst Blog


Matt Clifton wins significant industry recognition

Published  3 months

The 2018 Raine and Horne State Awards were held recently and our Bathurst team received some well-deserved recognition!  The major winner on the night was long-term Raine & Horne Bathurst principal Matt Clifton, who was awarded the Graeme Skarratt Award. “The Graeme Skarratt Award recognises Ma...


We are community minded

Published  6 months

We strongly believe in the importance of being good members of our community and are a proud supporter of many great organisations, charities and fundraisers. Over the last two years, we have proudly donated over $65,000 to Lifeline Central West. Read more here Throughout the years our team hav...


RBA delivers cash rate verdict

Published  9 months

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...


Raine & Horne predicts a strong spring for NSW regional markets

Published  10 months

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...


You've got to be in it to win it!

Published  10 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...


That List

Published  12 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...


First Home Buyers & Stamp Duty

Published  12 months

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...


Re-Energise your Home

Published  12 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 ...


Best to buy?

Published  12 months

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 ...


Styling your home for sale

Published  about 1 year

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 ...


Purchases by Non-Australian Residents

Published  about 1 year

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...


Home Buyers Priorities

Published  about 1 year

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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