Category Archives: Interest

Tips for Moving in the Rain

Hands up who has moved house in a torrential downpour.  IT. IS. NOT. FUN.

Slippery conditions can pose a safety hazard, and getting wet in cold temperatures is draining – both physically and mentally. Finally, rain can ruin boxes, damage your stuff and even lead to mold growth if you don’t unpack and dry your things immediately after moving.

Here are some tips to help keep a rainy-day move, a safe, healthy and happy one: Continue reading Tips for Moving in the Rain

Christmas tree alternatives for any size space

Christmas trees are the piece de resistance of decorating your home for the festive season
.  But lugging a giant, living tree into your home isn’t always a possible or cost-effective way to dress your home for the holidays.

So whether you have a tiny space that won’t accommodate a tree, don’t want to fork out the cash for a real one that is going to turn into a spiky, dead log in a few weeks or simply want to change it up, we have an alternative tree design for you. Continue reading Christmas tree alternatives for any size space

The changing face of our first home

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.

Hell no; we won’t go!

nailhouseWe 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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The Property Shop Mudgee

The Property Shop Mudgee Real estate logoThe Property Shop was established in Mudgee in 1973 by its current Managing Director, Hugh Bateman.

The company is committed to maintaining its standing as Mudgee Region’s most innovative, respected and client focused real estate company. Its evolution since the humble beginnings of 1973, to the highly successful boutique agency it is today, is a reflection of its points of difference.

Every Agency looks the same from the outside

With the principles of integrity, honesty, trust and dedication as the cornerstones of its philosophy The Property Shop retains a prominent standing in the Mudgee community, always with an eye on the future.

Our clients respond accordingly to The Property Shop’s service, innovative marketing and approach with testimonials. We are different in the way we do things.

Why choose The Property Shop?

  1. Local Reputation
  2. Our Website
  3. Experience of our Sales Team
  4. Repeat Customers
  5. Results
  6. Negotiation Experience
  7. Marketing Skills
  8. Office Location
  9. Be Seen as Well as Heard
  10. Member of the Real Estate Results Network

Since Day 1,  our aim has been to build a long lasting relationship with our clients by offering the best professional advice to buyers, sellers, investors and potential rental tenants.

At The Property Shop we care about your success and future.

We are passionate about the real estate industry and work hard at being the best and actively involved in residential, rural, business and commercial sales and rentals, strata management, specialist auction clearing sales and valuations.

Our goal is to make your real estate experience enjoyable. We are always here to help so if you don’t find what you need, please do not hesitate to contact any of our team at any time.

Shipping Container Homes

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

Safety Tips for Rural Living

Today I got a call from an elderly client, devastated and distraught because her house was broken into while she was undergoing a hernia operation in Sydney.
Not only was EVERYTHING stolen – tv’s, jewellery, tools, even the electric kettle – the thieving scumbags even stole the wooden panelling off her walls!  Apparently someone did see a car and caravan parked outside her place and had the sense of mind to report it, however the damage had already been done. Hopefully, the police will be able to catch the thieves before they manage to sell off most of her belongings.

While isolated rural living is peaceful, away from traffic and noise, isolation has its downside in that it’s exactly this which makes for perfect targets as they are often far away from watchful neighbours and police presence.

Because rural thieves are less concerned about being discovered in the act, they are more likely to clean out the house of everything marketable.

So today’s post is written with rural safety in mind. Continue reading Safety Tips for Rural Living