Changes in Real Estate concerning Sellers for properties over $750.000,00

As from July 1, 2017 the changes to this legislation will apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2017 for real property disposals where the contract price is $750,000 or more. Contracts entered into prior to July 1 are exempt The following matters should be noted: 1. Rules will apply to sales…

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Do you need a painter? I recommend the best one: Danilo

Danilo is my son in law and has been painting since he was 12, going to various job sites with his dad. Weekends were often spent at work, and this is possibly the foundation for his work ethic. He has mastered his skills since then, with over 20 years in the industry, and everyone who…

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My birthday is coming up on August 14th. It is a big one: what do I want? Listings! Can you help?

Houses, duplexes, investments, blocks, anything. I want to sell them all! Why would you give them to me? I would like to answer that is your trust in me that will bring you the premium price for your asset. I am refreshed, charged up after a long holiday visiting relatives and ready to work for…

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Holidays over! Back from my Brazilian holidays and now looking for a job: do you have a house to sell? I am totally back!

We had an absolutely AMAZING time, spending 45 days in Brazil visiting relatives. On one hand we were able to relax in some pleasant weather, and visited some of my relatives’ retreats out in the countryside, and on the other hand we did so much socialising! Parties everyday! People popping in for a visit unannounced…

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In Brazil the biggest thing is: what is your wifi password?

Someone arriving in a Brazilian household, before saying hello, the first question is: what is your wifi password? The mobiles are in for even the under-teens. A sign of the times? Samsung seems to be more popular than the iPhone there, possibly as Samsung is more affordable. One story I heard that really tickled my…

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Stamp Duty axed for first home buyers!

On June 1st, NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that first home buyers across the state will be exempt from paying stamp duty on existing and new homes up to $650,000. There will also be stamp duty concessions for properties between $650,000 and $800,000. The changes, which will come into effect 1st July 2017, also include…

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Visiting family in Brazil. Exciting, except the politics.

I am away for a long holidays visiting my family in Brazil. Experiencing the bosom of my family that I haven’t seen for 3 years. Pictures worth a thousand words. So here they are:

Fantastic 20 hours stay in Dubai before going to Brazil

This is a transit Hotel in Dubai on Concourse A, situated on the 6th and 7th floor of the International Airport. I loved the ‘Welcome Mrs Barrett’ written on the TV screen. The suite is fitted with a 5 star hotel greeting: coffee, tea, free water, fridge, robes, slippers , sewing kit, shampoos, conditioners, cream,…

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First time I ever got involved renovating a property personally. A lot of work but very rewarding.

My husband did most of the work. My son Merv was a great help removing the wall paper. Bob Russell my tradesman, good for A to Z jobs, if you know what I mean, did the painting. Mike helped with all the jobs and redecorating. The end result is very good. For lease now at…

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Wow! Sold within 6 days before sneak preview. No home open!

Going for holidays to Brazil and will get in touch when I get back for all your Real Estate needs. Oops! I think by the time you read this newsletter the house will be sold. And it is! Listed and sold in 6 days. It is a record in today’s market. Situated on a corner…

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Fund Raising For Cancer Research

Wendy Jones hosted a Big Morning Tea at her place, 5 Reef Court on Saturday, May 6th from 1-3pm to raise funds for Cancer Research. Just before I left was raised over $600 which may not seem much but in fact is a big amount amongst few ladies for a Morning Tea. Fantastic effort Wendy!…

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