You know, we’re really lucky, here in Mudgee, that the dream of owning your first home can still be reality.
We don’t suffer the crippling prices that we’re seeing in the urban fringe, turning many young couples’ hope of achieving the “great Australian dream” into nothing more than clouds of fancy. In fact, first home buyers in Mudgee even have something that their city counterparts could only dream of: a choice of first home properties – all under $300K.
Here’s an interest article on the changing face of our first home, with comparisons from the 60s to today.
We came across this article on Domain:
The halo effect: why it pays to hire an attractive real estate agent
Well, it looks like here at The Property Shop, we’ve got you covered!
Mudgee’s lure to young families moving to this beautiful region has usually been its popular capital growth trio of “mines, wines and vines”. Continue reading Investing in a home in Mudgee
We thought this was so funny, we just had to share it!
Holdouts or nail houses (as they are known in China ) is a piece of property that did not become part of a larger real estate development because the owners have either refused to sell or have held out for more.
As a result, builders have to elaborately construct around it, often leaving behind an eyesore so awesome that it’s almost a sculpture!
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Walk-in robes have become much more than just a closet; they are now considered must-have features for more and more home buyers.
Regardless of whether they are large or small, make sure you are making the most of this space by following a few basic tips. Continue reading Walk-in robes: make a big impact in a small space
Property Professor Peter Koulizos explains why Autumn could be the best time to sell your home.
Spring time was considered the best time to sell as the football season was over and more people would attend weekend home opens. Spring time is also a great time to have the garden looking wonderful as the weather is getting better.
The problem with selling in the Spring is if everyone else thinks that this is a good time to sell, they too will put their property on their market, thus increasing supply and possibly dampening demand.
However, a 2010 study by RP Data showed that the best time to sell a residential property is in Autumn. This makes sense for a number of reasons. Continue reading Why you should sell your house in Autumn
Eco-friendly shelters made out of used shipping containers are big right now.
As the name suggests, these are made from shipping containers which are refitted for use as modular homes; modular meaning they can be tailored to fit the size requirements of their owners.
There is a surprisingly large number of designs, sizes and uses for container properties – houses, granny flats, shops, hotels, offices …and like Mudgee’s latest offering to coffee-lovers, cafes! Continue reading Shipping Container Homes
We all know that before you sign the papers to take over your new home, there are some very important checks to be made; like building and pest reports.
But once your mortgage is up and running, and you’ve just moved in, the last thing you want to find is that you’ve just inherited previous tenants past problems and the costly repairs begin.
However, here are 10 very simple maintenance checks which can sometimes make the difference between buying your dream house and stepping into a costly nightmare. Continue reading 10 Things to Check Before You Buy a Home
Come rain or come shine…the real buyers will be out like the postal service.
You may only get one visitor but you can be sure they are serious about buying.
While you don’t want someone trudging through your home, over newly cleaned carpets and polished floorboards with wet, muddy feet; there are a few precautions you can take to protect your home while still making the prospective buyer feel welcome, warm and happy when they enter your home. Continue reading Should I Still Hold My Open House In The Rain?
Smart investors have a small window of opportunity to nab festive-season property bargains, says a leading market commentator.
CPREA (Certified Practicing Real Estate Agents) chairman Geoff Baldwin said whilst there is no doubt that the market has slowed as we approach Christmas, there is now a “short but attractive opportunity for property buyers to negotiate harder and save thousands”. Continue reading Property buyers could save thousands before Christmas