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When NOW is a good time

July 31, 2016

Selling

Now that we have the election behind us and we (finally) have a result, property buyers have stepped up the pace!  With the Liberal/National Coalition returned to government, the threat to negative gearing is off the agenda and buyer confidence is up. September, October and November are the popular, spring selling months when we traditionally […]

8 low-cost ways to keep your home warm this Winter

July 13, 2016

Home Owner Info

19 June 2015 In the Swan Hill region we enjoy more winter sunshine than our southern Victorian counterparts – but we do get our share of chilly nights and frosty mornings. Here’s a few tips from Wood & Co Real Estate Swan Hill that cost next to nothing and will help keep you and your […]

Termite or not termite? How prepared are you?

July 13, 2016

Home Owner Info

25 August 2015 Australians are obsessed with property. Mortgagees are on the edge of their seats when the Reserve Bank of Australia announces interest rate changes, home owners follow increases in their neighbourhood’s value with great interest and DIY tops most weekend to do lists in an effort to improve the home and ultimately its […]

Staging: The best kept secret to selling your home

July 13, 2016

Selling

27 October 2015 Styling the interior of your home before it is photographed for The Guardian and realestate.com.au is an important tactic for selling your property, according to Cathy Craig-Neal of Swan Hill business Home Coach. Also known as ‘staging’, styling is a selling tactic in which a property is visually transformed to impress buyers. “Great […]

Save hundreds on your power bills by changing to energy efficient lighting

July 13, 2016

Home Owner Info

27 November 2015 Money’s tight. Everything seems more expensive this year than last, the bills keep rolling in and it’s a challenge for families with kids. Given these pressures, households are making the move to energy-efficient lighting and saving themselves hundreds of dollars a year, every year. Did you know the average Australian household* spends […]

10 things every landlord needs to know (and tenants too!)

July 13, 2016

Landlord Information

28 January 2016 With borrowing rates at historic lows and share markets volatile it’s no surprise that property continues to be a top investment choice for many. But becoming a landlord is not as simple as sitting back and collecting the rent and comes with a set of responsibilities. Landlords must ensure they are familiar […]

Guide to understanding your power bill and changing provider

July 13, 2016

Home Owner Info

23 February 2016 There is death and there are taxes. Then there are electricity bills. You can’t avoid them really and according to Victorian Energy Compare 91% of Victorians pay more than they need to for their electricity. It’s human nature that most of us get the power connected to our property and then forget […]

Landlords - The Unsung Heroes

July 13, 2016

Landlord Information Property Values

31 March 2016 In the past 12 months, Victoria’s population has grown by more than 100,000. There was a 9.5% decrease in new lettings in Loddon-Mallee region at end of 2015 Private investors provide a quarter of all properties in the Swan Hill region Public housing (provided by the government) provides only 5.4% of Swan […]

Reduce your power bill today with these 6 free and easy tips

July 13, 2016

Home Owner Info

26 April 2016 Earlier this year we outlined in our blog how to understand your power bill as well as change provider to help you pay less for your electricity. Today we’re bringing you a raft of practical energy and money saving tips so simple to implement, you’ll wonder why you never thought of them […]

Commercially Speaking

July 13, 2016

Commercial Property Updates

Swan Hill’s commercial streetscape is witnessing some great activity as new businesses take up residence and existing companies update and rejuvenate. Congratulations to Darren & Bronwyn Hinton on the amazing job they’ve done to transform 400 Campbell Street into the bright and attractive headquarters of G J Gardiner Swan Hill – beside Pooles Accounting. The G […]