Property Matters, November Newsletter

Welcome to the November edition of Property Matters.

It's hard to believe, but it's only 4 weeks until Christmas!
Don't worry, we've got you covered. In this issue we've taken care of all your Christmas worries, including a blog to help you decorate your home, the Bathurst Carols by Candlelight event details, and our Christmas and New Years Out of Office dates.
In this month's issue we also look at real estate updates which highlights positive news that the value of Australian housing is on the rise and $10 million Federal and State Funding granted to Bathurst Council for two major water infrastructure projects for our region.

In office news we feature the Mount Panorama Punish of which we are proud sponsors. It's such a fantastic event and if you've always wondered what all the fuss is about, why not check out the video we have produced of this gruelling 6.2 km "fun" run.

On the market front, sales enquiries has become somewhat patchy over the last week or so and is likely to remain so over the Christmas period. Obtaining finance remains a contributory factor in this regard.
The rental market remains strong and although vacancies have increased, as they always do at this time of the year, we are still receiving good enquiries from prospective tenants.

We hope you enjoy this edition!


Real Estate updates


Australian housing values are on the rise
The recovery in housing values accelerated in August 2019 with national dwelling values increasing by 0.8% over the month, according to the latest research...​​​​​​​

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ghgng  Market timing now perfect for rightsizing into a next home​​​​​​​
If you're a potential rightsizer considering a move, the timing couldn't be better. In fact, with markets taking off around the country, if you don't act now...​​​​​​​

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ghgngn What are the benefits of investing in a house compared to an apartment?​​​​​​​
Investing in a well-located, well-priced house or apartment can deliver numerous advantages to investors.​​​​​​​...​​​​​​​

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ghgngn First-home buyers to take advantage of new government scheme in 2020​​​​​​​
There could be 20,000 first-home buyers in 2020 who buy their property with a deposit of as little as 5 per cent under the new federal government...

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Local News

     gh   Funding of $10 million for two major water infrastructure projects​​​​​​​
Council is working closely with the State and Federal Governments to deliver a range of projects to secure our region's water supply. The State Government has announced funding of $10 million for two major water infrastructure projects for our region.
Stormwater harvesting: a project to implement stormwater harvesting in Bathurst to supplement water supplies delivered to the water filtration treatment plant.
Winburndale pipeline: a replacement pipeline from the Winburndale Dam to the water filtration treatment plant. The works will connect the water stored in the dam to Bathurst and ensure it is suitable for drinking.
The Drought Communities Project funding from the Federal Government has recently resulted in new and improved infrastructure and facilities around our region, particularly in the rural villages. These include Sofala, Hill End, Trunkey Creek, Rockley, Yetholme, Peel, Wattle Flat and Georges Plains. The program saw $1 million allocated to Council to provide funding for initiatives to assist with local infrastructure and community projects.
Council has delivered water tanks to four sites across the Bathurst region including Yetholme, Trunkey Creek, George's Plains and Freemantle. The tanks and these are all plumbed and filled with water ready for use.

​​​​​​​I would like to thank both the State and Federal Governments for their support for projects that help in securing the region's water supply, and we would also like to congratulate everyone in the community for your commitment in following Extreme level water restrictions as we hea



Bathurst Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 8th December 2019, 7pm to 9pm
Machattie Park

This year will be the 40th Anniversary of Carols by Candlelight in Bathurst! Mitchell Conservatorium, together with Reliance Bank, are thrilled to bring the community together to celebrate the Christmas season. With some outstanding local performers, a visit from Santa and your favourite Christmas sing-along Carols, all in the beauty of Machattie Park, this will be an event not to be missed!

Bring your blanket and chairs, pack your picnic, and come and celebrate Christmas with your town!     


Festive Season Closure Dates​

Raine and Horne Bathurst will be closed for a few days during the festive season as detailed below. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to catch-up with you on the days that we are open, or when we return back to business as usual on the 2nd of January 2020.



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7 outdoor furniture trends for 2019 to fit your budget​​​​​​​

Whether you have a large backyard, a cute balcony, a sun-drenched deck or a pool to lounge beside, gorgeous outdoor furniture is a must-have...
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  Our guide to decluttering and cleaning your garage​​​​​​​

Before you quickly shut the proverbial garage door on the clutter (don't worry, we're all guilty!) now could be the perfect time to address the...
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  Ciders And Spirits And Wine,
​​​​​​​OH MY!​​​​​​​

Who doesn't like to indulge in a glass of wine after a long day or a wonderfully ice cold beer or cider on a hot and summery afternoon?! The reality is​​​​​​​ that Home Bars...

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Office News

  gh  On Sunday morning, the 29th of September 2019, Grant Maksill-Dowton and his son, Noah shone the flag for Raine & Horne Bathurst as they took on Mount Panorama, a track of 6.2kms. Grant brought home the flag for R&H in 42mins - an absolute fantastic result!

Raine & Horne Bathurst is proud to sponsor the Mount Panorama Punish for the third year consecutively. Donating photographers and a professional drone videographer, Chris Watson from Canowindra, we supplied outstanding footage of the event not only for Seven News, but to produce this fantastic video of the 2019 Punish

We would like to congratulate David Criniti, the 2019 winner and record breaker, finishing at an unbelievable 21:09, followed by Bathurst's own Lachlan Oakes finishing at 21:43 and Dani Andres taking third place at 23:24.

The date for Mount Panorama Punish 2020 has already been confirmed for the 25th of October 2020 at 8am.
Register now to get in first! Just click here:


From the Blog

Christmas Decorating Ideas for Effortless Holiday Elegance
Your holiday aesthetic just got way more merry.
It's November and time to dust of your Christmas decorations and decorate the house, getting ready for Christmas joy and seasonal festivities. To help you...

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  Interest rate cuts: Expert refinancing tips for getting the best home loan deal from the bank​​​​​​​

The cash rate has just been cut to a new record low, so it's the perfect time to look at refinancing a home loan. Too many people don't realise​​​​​​​  it's possible, baulk at the challenge of bargaining down the​​​​​​​...

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