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facts about real estate contracts HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGE CONTRACTS Split Contracts House and Land package Contracts are generally comprised of a Land Purchase Contract and a subsequent Construction Contract, widely known as “Split Contracts”. In these cases, the Purchaser enters into a Contract to purchase a land lot (generally unregistered at the time of Contract) and later enters into a further Contract for the construction of their dream home with their Builder. The advantages of Split Contracts are that Purchasers will save on stamp duty as stamp duty is calculated on the sales price of the land (eg. $11,260 stamp duty for a land Contract priced at $350,000) as opposed to the value of the completed home. Land Contracts under the value of $450,000 also enable the Purchaser to apply for stamp duty exemption/ concession – full stamp duty exemption for First Home Buyers and $5000 discount on stamp duty for Investors. The downside of a Split Contract is that Purchasers are required to complete their land purchase first and commit to mortgage repayments whilst their property is being built on the purchased land. Purchasers not in a strong cash flow position who require some sort of rental income to assist their mortgage repayments are not advised to commit to a Split Contract arrangement.

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how to prepare for painting You need more than a paint brush to achieve fantastic results when you paint. However, you will probably find much of the equipment you need already around your home. SAFETY Wear an approved dust mask when cutting, planing or sanding. Always keep tools and materials away from children. Safety glasses and ear protection should be worn at all times CLEANING SURFACES Painted surfaces in good condition: If there’s no flaking, peeling or rust bulbing, wash down well with liquid sugar soap or powdered sugar soap. It removes dirt, mould, grease and smoke stains from all painted surfaces, concrete, tiles and laminated plastics. Painted surfaces in poor condition: You will need to strip the old paint off the surface before painting. Scrape away flakes and bubbles of old paint, then smooth edges with sandpaper. A wire brush can be used initially and then smoothed off with fine sandpaper. Badly deteriorated surfaces will need a chemical liquid paint stripper. This can be easily brushed on. Spray on strippers are faster and are easier for removing paint from hard to get at places such as corners and grooves. Both have the same powerful action that can usually strip two to three coats of old paint in 10 to 15 minutes. No neutralising is needed. Do not use paint strippers on plastic. Sand metal surfaces lightly after stripping. If any rust is showing, wire brush well then treat with rust fixative. If the metal surface is new and rust free, wash down well with turps before using oil based primer. TESTING SURFACES Testing: To test the condition of an existing paint surface, press a finger length of strong adhesive tape firmly onto it then rip the tape away quickly. If the paint lifts you’ll need to strip the

whole surface and re-prepare it or treat it with a surface binder. FILLING INTERIOR CRACKS HOLES AND GAPS Filling: This is the last step before painting. Cracks, holes and dents need to be filled to get an even surface. If there is any dampness on the surface, you must find the source and eliminate it before filling and painting. Interior cracks and holes: Where no structural movement is expected, use interior filler on surfaces such as plaster or plasterboard. This can be sanded smooth and should be ready for painting in 2 to 3 hours. For small jobs use quick set interior filler. This is ready mixed, easy to sand and ready for painting in only 30 minutes. Areas treated with filler should be undercoated to ensure an even appearance of the top coat or finishing coat. Interior Gaps: Where structural movement is likely to take place, such as around window frames, architraves or cornices, use a flexible filler which can be tooled off to a smooth finish with a spatula or slightly damp cloth. It can’t be sanded, so be sure you get a smooth finish before it skins and sets - about 15 minutes. Interior timber fillers: Holes, dents or chips in natural timber can be filled with plastic wood or water-based timber filler. This is a fast setting filler which can be sanded smooth then treated in all respects as real wood by staining, varnishing or painting. Don’t use it in joints.

gives excellent adhesion and weather resistance. It sets in about 1 hour, can be sanded smooth and should be under coated to ensure an even appearance of the top coat or finishing coat. For a sandy texture consistent with rendered surfaces use a cement filler. This can be sanded and painted within about 3 hours. Exterior gaps: Where structural movement could be expected, such as between bricks, concrete, timber, fibro or even painted surfaces use a flexible filler. Flexible fillers will contract and expand with the gap without cracking. Smooth with a spatula or slightly damp cloth. Flexible fillers can’t be sanded, so be sure you get a smooth surface before it skins and sets - about 15 minutes. Once it has skinned it can be painted within 2 hours. Fillers are usually available in cartridge refills or tubes. Exterior timber cracks: Timber fillers are available for filling holes, dents or chips (but not joints) in weatherboards and timber frames. They have a high adhesion and just the right flexibility for timber. It can be sanded when dry in about 6 hours and should be under coated to ensure an even appearance of the top or finishing coat.

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National View Home values across the combined capital cities increased by 1.2 per cent in January 2014 according to the RP DataRismark Home Value Index. The rate of value growth over the month was slightly slower than the 1.4 per cent increase in December 2013 and highlights that housing market momentum from late 12

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2013 has been carried in to early 2014. Over January, each capital city experienced a rise in values except for Adelaide where they were unchanged Cameron Kusher Senior Research and in Perth and Analyst Darwin where values RP Data fell. Over the three months to January 2014 combined capital city home values increased by 2.7 per cent. Over this period, home values have increased across each of the eight capital cities. Combined capital city home values have increased by 9.8 per cent over the 12 months to January 2014. Over the year every capital city apart from Hobart (-0.2 per cent) has recorded a lift in dwelling values. Sydney (13.4%) and Melbourne (11.9%) have been the primary driver of capital gains over the current growth cycle. Value growth has been more moderate in Perth (6.9%), Darwin (4.6%) and Brisbane (3.8%) and significantly lower in Canberra (2.7%) and Adelaide (2.5%). Although the headline figures for capital growth are strong, the individual city-based data shows that the headline figure is largely being driven by strong growth in the two largest capital cities. Breaking the results down into houses and units, it shows that annual value growth for houses has been stronger (10.1%) than that for units (8.0%). The trend where houses are recording higher capital gains compared with unit markets is evident across every capital city except Perth over the past year. It will be interesting to see whether this trend is replicated in 2014 given that, based on median selling prices, units are $95,000 more affordable across the combined capital cities and as much as $214,500 more affordable in Sydney.


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t has been a pleasure reporting on the Blue Mountains real estate market throughout 2013 and I am pleased to say that further growth is predicted for the market in 2014.

“Thisrisingconsumerconfidencewill further encourage more people to enter the Blue Mountains property market throughout the year.” 2013 started with low interest rates, resulting in a steady increase of buyer enquiry and property sales in the Blue Mountains, clearing the last of the buyer caution that resulted from the GFC. With further consecutive rate drops throughout the year- to a final record low in August 2013, the property market continued to move rapidly with solid buyer enthusiasm. Quicker travelling times from Sydney as a result of the new roads, low interest rates and the increase of investors & people buying property through their Self-Managed Super Funds has resulted in property sales continuing to steadily increase throughout the start of 2014. As a result, prospective vendors are realising it is a fantastic time to sell, and buyers are continuing to realise it is also a perfect time to buy. This rising consumer confidence will further encourage more people to enter the Blue Mountains property market throughout the year. We are still exchanging high volumes of property and expect no slow down any time soon – in fact, the Blue Mountains property market is at its strongest, most buoyant since 2003! As a result, there is currently a huge demand for homes, weekenders, investment properties & properties for SMSF.

ike the rest of Sydney, the Hawkesbury market has had a positive and exciting rise in the last 6 to 12 months. Areas like Richmond in particular have been “boom” like with a number of buyers lining up to see every property and they often sell at the first open home. “Standard homes in Richmond are now pushing $500,000 - these were selling for mid $300,000s just a year or two ago”, said Sales Manager Michael Bennett. “ Richmond has a great country town feel but still has Sydney rail, parks, cafes and shopping. It also has a lot more heart than a lot of the new development areas.” Unlike other regions in the North West, the Hawkesbury does not have any developments like Jordan Springs or The Ponds providing 1000s of new lots so supply of property simply is not there. The focus with local Agents has been getting enough stock to keep up with demand. This has changed the preferred local sale process with Auctions quickly becoming the preferred method in the most popular townships.

“StandardhomesinRichmond arenowpushing$500,000-these weresellingformid$300,000s justayearortwoago” “There are a lot of areas still undervalued compared to the rest of Sydney” continued Marketing Manager Linda Bennett. “Kurrajong, Grose Vale, Bowen Mountain all provide excellent value compared to towns in the Hills and Blacktown regions. “You can still buy a 4 bedroom house in Kurrajong for under $500,000 and a family home on 10 acres for under $900,000. It is incredible value and we believe these towns will be the star performers in the coming years”.

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he real estate market has always been subject to the rigours of supply and demand coupled with current government policies. Presently, we are seeing a shortage of properties coming onto the market. Homeowners are looking at their current property and deciding whether to upgrade, thereby releasing properties to potential buyers, or to remain in their properties and utilize capital to purchase investment properties for growth potential. In our recent experience, having more buyers in the marketplace than properties has provided some great results for clients, in some cases selling $60,000 to $80,000 over the original selling price.

Buying and selling property is no longer a seasonal thing, houses will sell anytime if the price is right and the location is where someone wants to be. Should the financial institutions continue offering low competitive interest rates, coupled with strong buyer enthusiasm, this may push more potential Vendors into the market place. We have also found that buying and selling property is no longer a seasonal thing. Years ago you placed your property on the market in Spring as it looked better, the reality is that houses will sell anytime if the price is right and the location is where someone wants to be. Penrith Valley, with its beautiful rivers, national parks and lakes, is just a 55-minute drive from the centre of Sydney. It’s a great escape for the whole family with plenty of things to see and do. Explore bushland, national parks and the many treasured historic landmarks scattered throughout the region. Potential investors and home owners alike should seek out the advise of a Real Estate Professional rather than just a salesperson to assist in guiding them through this particular market. 14

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he average single family home price rose approximately 35 per cent between 2009 and 2014 in the region as supported by Australian Property Monitors. Real Estate is

making the approximate 20,000 homeowners in Winstons Hills, Northmead and Baulkham Hils richer, according to statistics and the latest report for the Hills. The Hills has seen the median family net worth, which measures total assets minus total debts, rise by an astonishing 100 percent between 2003 and 2014 from $450,000 to $850,000 in just 11 years due to their increased mortgages. The difficulty, particularly in the outer suburbs, is that even if home owners sell wishing to purchase in the Hills, the purchase price has escalated us into an elite society and an expensive market. However, some families are now considering the purchase of units, townhouses and villas and there has been a significant increase in this area as they appear to be more affordable.

“I’m seeing more people taking on mortgages and consequently adjusting their lifestyles just to live in the hills” Currently in the Hills District, the demand for property still outstrips supply with most properties only lasting a few days on market and I believe this trend will continue for at least the next 6 months. The big question is if and when we get a housing price correction, individuals will still be holding the debt, but this does not appear to be of concern to our purchaser’s. With the Hills District providing wonderful Private and Public education together with increased infrastructure, coupled with a diverse range of leisure activities, I’m seeing more people taking on mortgages and consequently adjusting their lifestyles just to live in the Hills.

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John Mackie Director Inglis Property Ph 4655 3322 johnmackie@inglis.com.au

Jeffrey Valenzuela Area Specialist C21 Tan Brothers Ph 9831 3333 admin@c21tanbrothers.com

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folk often falling in love and relocating for a better lifestyle.

“Camden still has large acreage; ideal for future possible sub-divisions as part of the growth area.”

House Investment properties in Blacktown have done well when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 11.03%. The five-year average increase in median property values for Blacktown has given property investors a potential capital gain of 35.31% across each of those five years. In comparison the median price for Units/Apartments

Prices in the region have increased dramatically, particularly in the first home buyer and investment bracket where prices have risen by more than twenty percent in the past few months and have caused the second home market to move. Areas such as Camden Park, where buyers can still pick up a large luxuriously appointed home with four – five bedrooms, pool and a double garage on a decent sized

range between $325,000 to $330,000 with an average of $370 in rental return per week and since last quarter the affordability has risen to 2.19%. On top of that the Gross Rental yield has increased to 5.88% and the average annual growth is 3.05%.

Since last quarter affordability of houses in Blacktown has risen 4%

block for between $700,000 - $800,000. Homes in the area start from around $400,000 and can

Unit/Apartment Investments have also done well for

go as high as $2 million - $3 million for the luxury homes on

investors when compared to the country as a whole over

an acre or two.

the last 12 months, with an increase in the median Unit/

Camden still has large acreage; ideal for future possible sub-divisions as part of the growth area. A booming

Apartment price of 7.65% Across a shorter period, Blacktown has seen a median

light industrial area at Smeaton Grange, huge shopping centre at Macarthur Square, enormous extensions to

price increase of 2.19% over the last quarter. Six months ago Blacktown was on the rise some

Campbelltown Hospital and easy quick access to the

may say that it was at its peak and the aftermath is still

fabulous South Coast beaches all add to make the

flowing through today with the statistics confirming this.

Macarthur Region a very desirable location both for

An increase in local infrastructure should also keep this

families and investment.

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coming up this month MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL THURSDAY 20 MARCH - LA DODGERS FRIDAY 21 MARCH - ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS www.mlbsydney2014.com Enjoy even more baseball action when each of the visiting Major League teams take on our national baseball side in the recently announced Team Australia Challenge. Team Australia will play the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks which will provide another opportunity for Australian baseball fans to be a part of Sydney’s historic event. All games will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which is undertaking a serious transformation to accommodate this spectacular and World-renowned show that is Major League Baseball. Tickets for both the Team Australia Challenge and Major League Baseball Opening Series Sydney are available now at Ticketek.

MAITLAND TASTE FOOD, WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL SATURDAY 8 - SUNDAY 9 MARCH At Maitland Taste enjoy a host of entertainment and activities for all ages and interests including cooking demonstrations featuring celebrated Hunter Chefs, wine education and food matching sessions as well as wine and boutique beer tastings. Local Hunter restaurants will offer up the best the region has to offer along with a multitude of market stalls laden throughout the Heritage Mall with gourmet goodies, fresh local produce, artisan cheeses, delectable desserts and fresh roasted coffee. The festival will be featuring musicians performing over two stages during the weekend with artists and time tables to be announced soon. Entry to the festival is free, however some events 16

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ASTRONOMY NIGHT SATURDAY 8 MARCH The UWS Penrith Observatory runs astronomy nights designed to enhance exposure to astronomy, science and space science. These nights run regardless of the weather and include a multimedia presentation with question time, a 3D astronomy movie, a tour of the dome area 0.6m telescope, and an opportunity to view the night sky through the University’s computerised telescopes (weather permitting). Radio astronomy allows us to explore the Universe at wavelengths beyond what the human eye can see, allowing us to find black holes, study the earliest galaxies and to test the General Relativity. Radio astronomy is currently undergoing a renaissance with a host of new facilities currently coming online. These radio telescopes are paving the way for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) www.homesguide.com.au

due to come online in the 2020’s. The SKA will be vastly more sensitive than current facilities; its name comes from the total collecting area. Dr Nicholas Seymour from CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science will discuss Australia’s SKA Pathfinder, currently under construction in WA, and his work with it. He will also discuss the science to be done with the SKA in Australia and South Africa.

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL 25 MARCH - 1 JUNE Arriving at the Sydney Lyric in March 2014, STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way onto the stage thanks to the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, choreographer John “Cha Cha” O’Connell and co-writer Craig Pearce. In a brand new theatrical production, STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will bring this iconic story to life on stage. It will feature break-into-song numbers created from original classics from the


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film, Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, and Time After Time as well as newly composed songs. Be a part of history and experience the drama, the humour, the romance in the sparkling, sequined spectacular that inspired the world to dance.

competing against one another in a competition that displays both national and international talent, all in preparation for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

SYDNEY TRACK CLASSIC

SUN 9 MARCH, 2014

AUSTRALIAN GRAVITY ENDURO NSW ROUND

SATURDAY 15 MARCH The 2014 Sydney Track Classic is Sydney’s premier athletic event. The Sydney Track Classic will take place on Saturday 15 March at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. The main event starts at 7pm with preevent track and the field competition will be taking place from 5pm. Whether you’re an athlete, coach, or simply just love fierce competition on the track and the field, then come and see the hottest stars of Australian track and field battle with international challengers on a blistering night at Sydney Olympic Park. This is your chance to see first hand, top class competition. You can witness current and future Olympians

Gravity enduro racing is the new kid on the block of mountain bike events and with its roots in the French Alps and North American high-country it has been gaining traction fast in Australia as well. This is the NSW Round of the Australiawide Gravity Enduro Series. This race will suite cross-country and downhill riders alike, who will be united in their passion for exploring trails, racing exhilarating and fast descents and spending a great day out on their bikes together. So in a nutshell, this event combines neutral uphills with fast and flowy timed descents... all day long! Come and race one of the most popular gravity enduro tracks, exclusive for Rocky Trail racers, at Glenworth Valley - only an hour north of Sydney! www.homesguide.com.au

To grow a great bonsai can take decades and requires knowledge on horticulture, artistic styling and a great deal of patience. The Annual Exhibition of the Bonsai Society of the Central Coast will be held from 9am to 4pm in the Erina Room at Erina Fair found downstairs in the Hive area near the library. More than 60 trees will be on display and children can enjoy filling in the bonsai quiz and potting up their own bonsai. Visitors also have an opportunity to vote for their favourite tree. Demonstrations on how to style and care for Bonsai will be held at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm on both days. Ray Nesci Bonsai Nursery from Dural will also have trees, pots, wire and tools for sale. Also on sale are handmade bonsai pots.

OPERA IN THE ARBORETUM SAT 29 MARCH, 2014 Opera in the Arboretum is an open air festival of top Australian opera singers, held amongst the gum trees and kookaburras in the Pearl Beach Crommelin Native Arboretum. The event is in its seventh year and is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Woy Woy providing a cultural event on the Central Coast showcasing the talents of some of Australia’s most respected opera performers. All proceeds to support designated Rotary recipients and Rotary Projects. Charities Opera in the Arboretum has become one of the Central Coast’s premier cultural experiences attracting up to 800 plus patrons, with an intoxicating mix of opera and music. homesguideliving

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ob Potts Entertainment Edge, Chugg Entertainment and Foxtel’s Country Music Channel are thrilled to announce that American superstar TOBY KEITH (USA) will be headlining the CMC Rocks the Hunter 2014 festival at Hope Estate. This will be Toby Keith’s first time performing in Australia. Joining him will be international and local stars, including ELI YOUNG BAND (USA), KELLIE PICKLER (USA), LEE KERNAGHAN, CRAIG CAMPBELL (USA), LOVE AND THEFT (USA), PAUL THORN (USA), plus The Greencards (USA), Morgan Evans, The Flood, Luke O’Shea, Adam Eckersley Band, Jody Direen (NZ), Peter McWhirter, Kaylens Rain, Jason Owen and The Viper Creek Band. CEO of Entertainment Edge, Rob Potts said, “Toby Keith has been in our sights for years and we’re thrilled to finally bring him down under. We can’t wait to see him blow the punters away with his twenty years of incredible hits at CMC Rocks the Hunter next March. It’ll be a ripper!” Executive Chairman of Chugg Entertainment, Michael Chugg said, “The festival keeps getting bigger and more exciting each year and what better way to see CMC rocking the Hunter in 2014 than with Toby Keith performing in Australia for the first time ever!” Now in its seventh year of operation and fourth year in the Hunter, CMC Rocks

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The Hunter festival has established itself as the biggest International Country & Roots Festival outside of North America. One of the premiere events on the Australian music calendar, it brings together the best international and local country and roots performers at Hope Estate in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Chugg Entertainment CEO, Matthew Lazarus-Hall said, “We’re thrilled to be bringing CMC Rocks back to the Hunter for its fourth consecutive year. The reception from businesses in the area has been so wonderfully mutual over the years; Over a quarter of the event staff are locals hired from across the region and more than 25% of the event’s total expenditure is with companies within the region too. We are proud to be supporting both local businesses and local Australian music.” Previous years have seen performances by Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Big & Rich, John Butler Trio, Kasey Chambers, Sugarland, Dierks Bentley, Joe Nichols, Gary Allan, Pete Murray, Ian Moss, Tex Perkins, Jack www.homesguide.com.au

Ingram and The Waifs. Once again, camping will be available on site. The late-night Campers’ Bar (exclusively for campers) will be back in action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights following the conclusion of the main stage program. 2014 will also see the return of the CMC Rocks Songwriters Shows, held on Saturday and Sunday afternoon in the Campers’ Bar. Each show will feature some of the biggest singer-songwriters in country and roots music playing their biggest hits in an intimate, acoustic setting. Access to the Songwriters Shows is open to all patrons of the festival. ‘Time to Pay’ option will be available for ticket buyers, where tickets can be ordered immediately, with payments spread over four months. Friday 14 March 2014 Saturday 15 March 2014 Sunday 16 March 2014


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sydney st patrick’s day Enjoy a cold Guinness on Sunday March 16th and celebrate all things Irish at this years St Pattys Day Parade!!

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t’s that time of year again and the Sydney St Patrick’s Parade and Family Day Committee would like to invite you to participate in the 2014 Sydney St Patrick’s Day Parade. The 2014 Sydney St Patrick’s Day Parade and Family Day celebrations will be held on Sunday March 16, 2014. The Sydney St Patrick’s Day Parade provides the NSW community with a vibrant, colourful event which showcases the cultural richness of all things Irish and Irish Australian. It is an amazing fun filled day and to see Sydney celebrating its Irishness is like nothing else. From humble beginnings by a group of dedicated individuals over 30 years ago - this event has become a huge day for the Irish Community in NSW with many people only connecting to their

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heritage on this one day. The parade will commence at midday and will begin at the corner of Bathurst Street and George Street, proceeding along George Street, turning right into Park Street then left into Elizabeth St, finishing up at James Street. The dedicated float decant area will be located on Philip Street to allow

“The Sydney St Patrick’s Day Parade provides the NSW community with a vibrant, colourful event which showcases the cultural richness of all things Irish and Irish Australian.”


participants to deconstruct floats. The Family Day in Hyde Park North will commence at 1.00pm with the Australian and Irish National Anthems sung on the Main Stage. The Main Stage will host several local Irish bands and musicians playing until 6.30pm. Other activities in the Park include a Children’s area, Citizenship Ceremony, seisiún tent, food and merchandise

concession stands, and various community groups. The committee are currently taking applications to be in the parade! By supporting the Parade, we believe that your presence would not only demonstrate the high level of community engagement and support for the Parade but also, by participating in our proposed narrative, bring a new dimension to the Parade.

did you know? • The Sydney St Patrick’s Day Parade and Family Day is the largest Irish Event in the Southern Hemisphere with more than 80,000 Irish and Australian Irish attending the Parade and Family Day. • The Sydney St Patrick’s Day Event is one of the top five in the world (New York, Dublin, Boston, London and Sydney). • It is the only St Patrick’s Day event in the world this size that is organised and funded by the Irish Community with support from the Irish Government. • The Committee is voluntary and spends a year rganising and fundraising to fund the Parade and Family Day. • This year there will be preparade entertainment, music and dancing on George Street, opposite Town Hall commencing from 10.30am and finish at 11.50am.

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council watch News and updates by the hills shire council. FREE PLANTS – COMMUNITY NURSERY PLANT GIVEAWAY DAY 29TH MARCH, 2014 BAULKHAM HILLS Bidjiwong Community Nursery will be hosting a Native Plant Giveaway Day for Hills residents on Saturday. Council’s friendly Nursery staff will be on hand to offer tips and advice on which plants will suit your garden. Castle Hill Lions Club will also been on site cooking a delicious barbecue brunch. Simply arrive with either a rates notice of proof of address and a bag or box to take your plants home in. Bidjiwong Community Nursery is managed by The Hills Shire Council and produces native plants for re-vegetation projects in The Shire’s parks and reserves. It is also a place where volunteers can learn about native flora, participate in propagating native plants and attend environmental workshops. CELEBRATE YOUTH WEEK IN THE SYDNEY HILLS Young people in the Sydney Hills will have plenty of events and activities to choose from when Youth Week kicks off on April 4. Games workshops, seminars, music open days and the Youth Awards are just some of the items to look forward on the calendar from April 4 – 13. Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne was joined by the 2013/2014 Hills Youth Ambassador Jessica Winning in previewing the events. “Youth Week is about providing some fun and inspiration to young people in the Sydney Hills,” Mayor Byrne said. “There’s a range of activities - some designed purely for recreation, some for education and some for recognition of our very inspiring youngsters.” As the youngest ever Mayor of The 22

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Hills Shire, Dr Byrne said she values the contribution that young people can make to the community. “There are a lot of great ideas to be taken from young people and there are a lot of young people out there doing inspirational things,” Mayor Byrne said. “Last year’s Youth Ambassador Jessica Winning is one example. Her extensive volunteer work both locally and abroad was driven by her determination to give back to the community.” Ms Winning was keen to point out how much she had enjoyed her year as Youth Ambassador. “The highlights of my term have been seeing various community groups come together for events like Paws in the Park and Australia Day. I’ve also been really happy with the response to events like the Dodgeball competition organised by BeyondBlue and MP Dominic Perrottet’s Castle Hill Leadership Program – which was aimed at addressing our alcohol culture by taking young people on the Kokoda Trail during schoolies week,” Ms Winning said. “I would really encourage any young person who is passionate about our community to apply for the role of youth ambassador. We have so many inspiring young people in our community who have the potential to do great things, they just haven’t been given the opportunity.” DRIVING SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS Local small businesses can take advantage of high quality business assistance with the arrival of the Small Biz Bus. The Bus will be visiting Granville and Baulkham Hills, giving local small business operators the chance to access personalised advice from business experts www.homesguide.com.au

on 10 February and 7 March. “The Small Biz Bus is one of the key initiatives the NSW Government has put in place to ensure the ongoing viability of small business in the State. I encourage small business operators to take advantage of the practical, localised support the Bus offers,” NSW Minister for Small Business, Katrina Hodgkinson said. Small business owners can access the support of expert advisers on the Small Biz Bus at no cost to them. The Bus will be at: Monday 10 February, Mary St (corner of South St), Granville, from 9am to 3pm. Friday 7 March, Norwest Marketown Shopping Centre car park, Baulkham Hills, from 9am to 3pm. Don Wright, Program Manager of Small Biz Connect at the University of Western Sydney said, “It’s great to have the Small Biz Bus visiting Granville. This is an excellent opportunity for local businesses to receive expert advice on starting or growing your business. Business advisers will be on hand to answer all your questions” To book an appointment on the Bus or to speak to your local Small Biz Connect adviser, call Small Biz Connect at the University of Western Sydney on 1300 134 359 or visit www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov. au/hop-on-the-small-biz-bus. A special word of thanks is extended Parramatta City Council, the Hills Shire Council and Norwest Marketown for their support and for hosting the Small Biz Bus. The Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner also helps small businesses by providing low-cost dispute resolution services, speaking up for small business within government and delivering quality business advice through Small Biz.


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THE TRANQUILITY POD Price USD $30,000 www.hammacher.com This is the pod that uses pleasant sound, gentle vibration, and soothing light to transport the body, mind, and spirit to a tranquil state of relaxation. Handcrafted from fiberglass into a smooth, shiny gel-coat surface, the pod’s ellipsoid exterior blocks 90% of outside noise while its interior foci ameliorate music played from the integrated 80-watt, four-speaker sound system via an iPhone/iPod or smartphone. The system’s subwoofer generates gentle vibration through the bed, resonating through the body to impart restful harmony. The pod’s biofeedback system—an exclusive feature only available from Hammacher Schlemmer—uses a pulse sensor that synchronizes your heartrate with 50 LEDs housed in the pod’s inner perimeter that create ambient mood lighting for calming the mind. The LEDs change colors at your command from the built-in controller or wirelessly from an iPhone or smartphone app. The pod’s elliptical opening reveals a 76”-diam. ultra-suede-topped, memory foam cushion that covers an octagonal waterbed with two lofty ultrasuede pillows. he waterbed is temperature controlled (85-90° F) from a panel. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply. 78” Diam. x 42” H. (350 lbs.)

Price £6.99 www.firebox.com Give your sweet tooth a wash and brush up with this brilliantly bonkers Cupcake Toothpaste. Forget your regular minty gunk, this squeezy delight is just as good for your teeth... and tastes like cake! No we’re not sure how on earth this works either. But if you think about it, it’s not such a bad idea. The next time you get cravings for something cakey, whip out this wonderstuff instead and give your teeth a good going over. It’ll give you the hit of the whole cupcake, with none of the guilt! Yes, alright, this means you can have double cake later.

FLOPPY DISK DRINK COASTERS Price USD $9.00 www.thinkgeek.com We have a soft spot for old technology, whether it’s computers, phones, or music players. Our parents warned us that this would happen, so it appears once again they were right. We’re staying on the bleeding edge of technology as long as we can, but we’ll wax nostalgic about cassette tapes and floppy disks so today’s teenagers can roll their eyes and call us old fogies. This set of coasters is designed to look just like the floppy disks you know and love. Even the back side is “anatomically correct,” as it were. Use a Sharpie to personalize the labels for specific members of your crew if you www.homesguide.com.au

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neighbour day 2014 Australia’s annual celebration of community 30th March 2014 www.neighbourday.org What is Neighbour Day? Responsibility for Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day, was assumed by Relationships Australia from 1st January 2014. Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door, across the street or on the next farm for a beer, a barbie or just a cuppa. Held on the last Sunday in March every year, it’s the perfect day to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there when I needed you most.

Five Principal Aims Since 2003 there have been five principal aims which have shaped Neighbour Day 1. Strengthen communities and build better relationships with the people who live around us. 2. Create safer, healthier and more vibrant suburbs and towns. 3. Promote tolerance, respect and understanding. 4. Break down community barriers. 5. Protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

How it all began Neighbour Day was founded in Melbourne, Australia in March 2003 by Andrew Heslop after the remains of an elderly woman were found inside her suburban home. Mrs Elsie Brown had been dead for two years – forgotten by her neighbours, her friends and her family. It was not until a neighbour eventually realised she had not seen Mrs Brown for an extended period of time that Victoria Police were notified. Sadly when officers broke into her home they found Mrs 24

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Brown’s skeletal remains still wrapped in a blanket on her sofa. It is estimated Mrs Brown had died sometime in January 2001. Remarkably the gas, electricity, telephone and water all remained connected. While Andrew did not know Mrs Brown he was appalled by the apparent ease in which the world had left her behind. Neighbours had watched piles of mail, store catalogues and newspapers build up at her front door but they did nothing. Widespread local and national media interest followed and it was this coverage that prompted Andrew to suggest a ‘National Check on Your Neighbour Day’ in a Letter to the Editor of The Age published on 17th March 2003. Andrew was inspired by his late grandparents and his own neighbour – 83 year old Clive Tayler of Albert Park. An active resident in the street Clive mowed the nature strips of his neighbours, picked up the rubbish and recycling bins on Monday mornings, mended loose gate and fence pickets and took care of the odd jobs which needed to be done. www.homesguide.com.au

Always good humoured, gentle and kind Clive was never intrusive - proving you can be a great neighbour without actually becoming intimately involved in other people’s lives. Clive Tayler died peacefully at the age of 91 in November 2007, survived by his partner of 15 years Joan Nicholas. So Andrew’s concept was refined, renamed and on Sunday 30th March 2003 the first Neighbour Day was observed. It generated surprisingly widespread media coverage and support, primarily because of the simplicity of the idea and the ease with which Australians everywhere could take part. Importantly it also brought to prominence a major issue faced every day by senior Australians. But sadly the tragedy of Elsie Brown’s death was not a one-off. In August 2003 a 91-year-old Melbourne woman was also discovered dead in her home. Her 67 year old son and carer had died of natural causes three weeks earlier and unable to raise the alarm she too passed away. The deaths of isolated senior Australians


made headlines again on 6th March 2006 when an 86 year old Sydney woman was found dead in her unit, months after her death. However it was a two week period across February that year when six other people were found dead in similar circumstances that really shocked Australia. A few months later in the regional city of Orange an elderly woman died from complications after she returned home from buying her groceries, fell and was not discovered for days. In April 2006 at the Hornsey Coroner’s Court, London the Deputy Coroner Andrew Walker recorded an open finding at the inquest into the death of 40 year old Ms Joyce Vincent of Wood Green. Police broke into her flat in January where they found the television and heating on and the body of Ms Vincent in the living room. Ms Vincent’s body was so badly decomposed dental records had to be compared with a holiday photograph. She had been dead since December

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door, across the street or on the next farm for a beer, a barbie or just a cuppa. 2003. The Metropolitan Housing Trust reportedly took action only when rent became thousands of pounds in arrears. Since 2003 the evolution of Neighbour Day has been quite remarkable. What started as a warning to check on elderly neighbours has grown into a much wider annual celebration of strong communities and friendly streets. People of all ages participate because everyone, everywhere is a neighbour no matter where you live or your personal circumstances. Not only do residents hold barbecues and street parties on front lawns and in

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the car parks of apartment complexes to celebrate but councils and other local government bodies hold major festivals and community events! For the first time in 2008 every Premier and the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory publicly endorsed Neighbour Day. It was supported by the Lord Mayors of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and the City of Darwin along with federal, state and local government politicians. The Hon Kevin Rudd became the first Prime Minister to publicly endorse Neighbour Day, which he did in 2009 and 2010. At a global level Neighbour Day has been endorsed by former UN SecretaryGeneral Kofi Annan, former President Bill Clinton and HRH The Prince of Wales who described it as ‘a splendid idea’. It was through Mr Annan’s enthusiasm that Andrew Heslop was invited to speak about the development of Neighbour Day in Australia at the United Nations in May 2008. Now there are plans to make Neighbour Day a truly global event as an official UN Observance Day following ratification by the General Assembly, which could lead to an International Year of Neighbourliness sometime in the future. That would be a great development for an Australian idea which started off as a Letter to the Editor following the sad and lonely death of an elderly woman in her home. homesguideliving

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fun things to do Fun ideas for couples, singles and the whole family INDOOR PAINTBALL SYDNEY This time it’s war! Grab your weapons and shoot it out with your mates at Sydney’s only Indoor Paintball Facility. What’s provided: • Paintball gun, mask and overalls • 200 paintballs • Unlimited air refills • Harness and pods • 2.5 hour paintball session It’s time to test your stealth and speed, your endurance and accuracy as well as your wits and your will as you do battle on the Paintball Field. Sydney’s only indoor paintball venue comes fully loaded with two awesome playing fields: Urban Attack where you will feel as if you are doing battle on the streets as you take cover behind a cop car or fire a barrage from behind the bank and then there’s the awesome inflatable Sup’Air Tournament Field which will really test your skills.

CENTRAL COAST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL FRI 7 MARCH, 2014 - SUN 9 MARCH, 2014 Join the locals at the beautiful seaside location of The Entrance on the New

South Wales Central Coast for the Central Coast Country Music Festival. Held over three days with a fantastic line up of country music performers, the festival is one not to be missed. Entertainment will be held at Memorial Park, The Entrance as well as local venues within the Wyong Shire and Gosford City with most shows being absolutely free. Don’t miss a great line up of free Country Music for the whole family to enjoy. Other inclusions in the festival are the Poet’s Breakfast, Busking Competition, Line Dancing Displays, Stalls and Amusement Rides.

Ensure you take a trip to The Entrance to enjoy a weekend of country music by the seaside.

CAVING ADVENTURE, PLUGHOLE CAVE JENOLAN CAVES, SYDNEY The underground world of Jenolan Caves, with its rivers and maze-like caverns is one of the final frontiers for the explorer in us all. But when you’re caving don’t expect ladders, handrails and guide lights, the caves you’ll be exploring are wild and have no adornments – well, none under 100,000 years old, anyway!

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Chicken has always been a family favourite. Whether roasted, barbecued, stir fried or in a delicious stew, it is the most versatile of all the meats!

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tandoori chicken INGREDIENTS 6 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed 1 cup thick, plain yoghurt 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 cm piece ginger, peeled, grated 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon garam masala 1 teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon chilli powder ½ teaspoon turmeric Cooked rice and lemon wedges, to serve

METHOD Combine yoghurt, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, oil, spices and ½ teaspoon salt in a large ceramic bowl. Cut 2 slits in top of each chicken thigh, making sure not to cut all the way through. Add chicken to yoghurt mixture and turn to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Preheat oven to 220°C. Grease and line a large baking dish. Place chicken in dish and roast for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with rice, pompodums and lemon. Serves 4.

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old-fashioned pies OLD-FASHIONED SHEPHERDS PIE INGREDIENTS 3 cups cooked lamb, chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 3-4 cups vegetables, chopped (choice of diced mushrooms, potatoes, broccoli florets or beans) 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon flour ½ cup red wine 1 cup chicken stock

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400 gram tin of tomatoes 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 cup frozen peas Mashed potato (about 2-3 cups) Chopped fresh herbs (parsley, basil, oregano) Salt and pepper

METHOD Saute onion, carrot and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes. Add vegetables, lamb, tomato paste and flour and mix over a low heat for 3 minutes. Add red wine, stock, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, salt and pepper and bring up for a boil.

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Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes until liquid has reduced. Turn off heat and stir through peas and fresh herbs. Place in a pie or casserole dish and top with mashed potato and Parmesan cheese. Bake in pre-heated 180°C oven for 20-30 minutes.


CHICKEN & VEGETABLE PIE

Sheets puff pastry, thawed 1 egg, lightly beaten

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Heat the olive oil and butter in a frying pan over medium heat, add the pieces of chicken and cook until lightly browned and almost cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the leek and garlic to the pan and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add wine and bring to the boil for 1 minute, then pour in stock and cream and cook, stirring, for a further 5 minutes over medium-low heat. Return chicken to pan with cooked vegetables and tarragon, season well, then set aside to cool.

1 tablespoon olive oil 30 grams butter 500 grams chicken breast fillet, cut into 2cm chunks 1 leek, white part only, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon flour ¼ cup white wine or water (add a little extra if necessary) 1 cup chicken stock ½ cup thick cream 1 large carrot, peeled, cooked, diced 1 large potato, peeled, boiled, diced 1 cup frozen peas, cooked 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

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Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a pie dish with a removable steam vent. Place the chicken mixture in the centre. Place a sheet or two of puff pastry on top pinching the edges to close. Leave a hole in the middle if you do not have a pie dish with a removable steam vent (which keeps the pie filling from boiling over). Brush with beaten egg and bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

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South by Southwest broadly is about bringing people from a wide array of business and creative disciplines together to figure out the future: how to make it as an indie band; how to make a better movie; how to build a startup that doesn’t suck. It’s a forwardthinking event. – Wired, March 2013 WHAT KINDS OF TOPICS ARE COVERED AT THE EVENT? Panel topics cover everything from touring to releasing your own music to practically every aspect of the music business. The goal is to educate, inform and help bring together the people who will form the future of the music business. Check out the Sessions page soon for a

HOW IS SXSW MUSIC DIFFERENT THAN OTHERT MUSIC CONFERENCES AND FESTIVALS? The large number of interviews, discussions, presentations and special events that make up the conference in addition to the sheer volume of musical performances alone sets SXSW worlds apart from other conferences and festivals. In 2013, 2,278 bands performed on 113 stages over the course of five nights. In addition, SXSW attracts participants from all around the world, making it truly one of the biggest global music market places in the world. Deals get done while parties are had and showcases bring together some of the most dynamic musical talent the world has to offer from big name acts to smaller newcomers while business representatives from all over the globe trade ideas on the Trade Show floor.

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very March, creatives of all stripes gather in Austin to witness, inspire, and share the visions that will galvanize the filmmakers and ideas of tomorrow. The SXSW® Film Conference & Festival champions the vitality, innovation and opportunity that drive entertainment and media, and boldly tackles the evolution of all aspects of “film” today, down to its very definition. A nexus of discovery and collaborative energy, SXSW Film celebrates the art and business of the possible. For the first time at SXSW Film, 2014 will feature daily Keynotes to launch each day with a

bang, so Conference attendees can hit the ground running, inspired by these diverse visionaries from the ever-evolving world of Film. These speakers embody the DIY spirit, ingenuity and entrepreneurial drive that SXSW uniquely cultivates. Each Keynote session, held at 11:00am from Saturday, March 8 - Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center aims to galvanize and empower our audience to do the same. One of the keynote speakers for SXSW 2014 is Marc Webb, courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Webb most recently directed the smash hit The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Sally Field, which grossed over $750 million worldwide. Upcoming, he

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iposoft, a gentler version of liposuction, is a new development in cosmetic surgery. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Liposuction is one of the best known and most popular cosmetic procedures today. Originally developed in the US in 1974, it is a surgical method of sucking fat out of various areas of the body, commonly the abdomen, “love handles” and thighs. In 2008, liposuction was the third most popular surgical procedure in the US, and the sixth most popular in the UK. But even though the technique has been perfected over the years, risks remain. Recently, however, a gentler version has been developed and is taking the cosmetic surgery world by storm. Called Liposoft, it has many benefits over the original technique. For one, the procedure doesn’t require a general anaesthetic, which makes for a quicker recovery. But it also promises less downtime without compromising on results. In traditional liposuction, a large amount of fluid is injected into an area in order to soften the fat for removal. Called infiltration, this can take up to an hour. The next stage is contouring, where a cannula is inserted to break down the fat and suck it out of the body, something which can damage the tissue near the area being treated. Finally, post-surgery, the excess fluid has 36

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And, as less fluid is used, the procedure is quicker, and more than 90 per cent of the fluid drains from the body before the patient leaves the surgery. Dr Kohout believes Liposoft offers patients a safer, more comfortable alternative to liposuction. “It’s a very versatile procedure,” he says. “Where the technique has real benefit is in a patient who has a few areas of concern, such as tummy and thighs, or thighs and ‘love handles’. In these cases, Liposoft can be carried out under local anaesthetic, and about a litre of fat tissue can be removed without undue discomfort.” But a burning question remains: if the patient is awake throughout, is the process really that painless? Dr Kohout says it is. “It is critical, however, that sufficient fluid is used to anaesthetise the area properly,” he says. Article by: Joanna Hall, Freelance journalist.


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hen it comes to aches and pains, a stocked medicine cabinet and freezer full of frozen peas will only get you so far. See, most discomfort comes from chronic, rather than acute, inflammation. And chronic inflammation—which is basically your immune system running amok and attacking things it shouldn’t—can cause more than the a case of the ouchies. It can also speed up aging and spur weight gain, heart disease, and even cancer, says Caroline Cederquist, M.D., medical director of bistroMD.

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EAT PROTEIN AT EVERY MEAL. Most people load up on protein come dinnertime, but eating protein throughout the day—for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks— helps your liver detoxify bad-for-you chemicals that might be wading through your blood stream.

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DO YOGA. While regular exercise does the body good, going too hard too often is actually associated with increased inflammation.

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GET YOUR CARBS FROM FRUITS AND VEGETABLES If you’re like most people, you get the bulk of your carbs from processed starches and sugars. Big mistake—they can contribute to metabolic dysfunctions, which often go hand-in-hand with inflammation. Instead, focus on getting your carbs from vegetables, legumes, fruits, and whole grains. Beside being filled with blood sugar-regulating fiber, they’re some of the best antioxidant sources around.

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odiworkz Fitness Professionals is a newly developed Personal Training and Group Fitness company located in the Hills District directed by personal trainers, Heath Gambin and Claudia Duve. Having both completed their own fitness journey and realising the importance of exercise in creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle they share a common goal of wanting to assist other people to realise their ultimate potential and be who they want to be! At Bodiworkz Heath and Claudia understand that everyone has different needs and wants and have tailored their group fitness classes and personal training sessions to suit each individual and help them achieve their goals. The classes that Bodiworkz offer are:

BOOTCAMP Involves a variety of different training methods, tailored to achieve weight

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X-TRAIN High intensity strength and power workout aimed at using high resistance weight training and speed drills which builds lean muscle, decreases body fat and results in significant strength gains.

BOXING Improve cardiovascular fitness levels and burn a large amount of calories whilst learning the proper techniques used in boxing. We ensure it is done in a safe, yet effective way to reach a high level of fitness.

WOMENS CLASS A class for women only. This class involves a variety of different training methods such as weight training, boxing, core training and

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cardiovascular training aimed at achieving a high level of fitness for women in a safe and fun environment. One-on-one personal training sessions range from half an hour to an hour, or why not team up with some buddies for a private group personal training session. These sessions focus on weight loss, lean muscle gain, functional exercise, mentoring, improved mobility, sportspecific training as well as providing nutritional advice. For further information: Visit our Facebook page facebook.com/bodiworkz Book your trial session by calling Heath on 0435917238 or Claudia on 0416109179 or alternatively email info@bodiworkz.com.au


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etting fit is easier when you’ve got a goal. Having something to train for gives you a reason to get out of bed in the morning - even on the cold and rainy days when sleeping in is just too hard to resist and the excuses start taking hold. When you’re building your fitness for a fun run, developing strength and agility for an obstacle race or putting the pool through its paces in preparation for a big swim, you’re less likely to hit the snooze button. OBSTACLE COURSE Bound over walls, run trails, wade through mud ditches, throw spears, climb ropes and much more in a true test of your speed, endurance and strength. Check out OCR events like Spartan Race, which offer a variety of distances so you can work your way up as your fitness improves.

CYCLING You don’t need to be a lycra-clad Tour de France wannabe to get into cycling, but you do need good lower body strength, stability and endurance. Cycling is a good low-impact sport that can be enjoyed be people of all ages. RUNNING RACES Whether you like to run solo, in a team, at night, on sand, on road, for pleasure, for pain or even while you get paint thrown over you, there’s a long, mid or short distance run to suit you. OCEAN SWIMS Taste the salt and experience the thrill of waves crashing over you in an ocean swim. Most of these events also raise money to support local surf clubs so you’ll be getting fit and giving back. ORIENTEERING If you’re interested outdoor adventure and map reading, orienteering is for you. Events range in length and difficulty but, no matter which one you chose, you will need to have your wits about you to successfully navigate yourself through the course. THE SPARTAN RACE With 50+ events across America, Canada, Europe and now Australia, it has become a truly global race series. You will run, jump, crawl and climb over a selection of custom-built obstacles designed to test your overall strength, balance and endurance! The Spartan Race Series consists of 4 race distances, the 7K Sprint, the 15k Super, The 20K Beast and the 40K Ultra-Beast. Each Spartan Race event is run over one of these distances. Each distance comes with it’s own set of challenges. The first Australian races will be Sprints. Fast, intense but over a manageable distance, they are a perfect way to introduce the Spartan Race format and get a feel for the pace and the obstacles.

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As the season progresses, the race distances in each state will increase to Super, Beast and Ultra. Once we have achieved one distance, we train towards the next. Racers who complete the Sprint/Super/ Beast Trifecta in a season will be able to call themselves Ultimate Spartans, and earn the Spartan Trifecta Medal. Does the race format mean it’s ‘every man for himself’? No. OCRs often require teamwork to overcome obstacles. Spartan Race is no different. Honour and sportsmanship are at the heart of the Spartan Code. But Spartan Race is a race. It is timed and you will receive a finish time and a ranking. For some, this is an important way to keep motivated as they train for each new race. For others, it is the fun of competition between friends, or the pride of improving as a team. Whatever reason you race, you will discover that what makes Spartan Race special is the bond that develops between racers, regardless of you are racing as a team of neck and neck racing to the finish line. We push each other on the course to help stretch each other’s limits and achieve more than what we could alone. This kind of competition builds friendship and camaraderie on the foundations of pride, respect and giving it all. This has been the Spartan way since 409BC. What happens after the race? Spartans fight hard and play hard. After the race there will be a beer at the finish on us, and plenty of good food and drink to be had as well as great brands displaying the latest training gear. There will also be a Spartan Kid’s race for young Spartans in training to cut their teeth on, and heaps of other challenges, comps demos and a tonne of prizes to be won. Source: bodyandsoul.com.au & spartanrace.com.au


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Clay to flowers exhibition.

Khadim Ali Untitled 1 2013, ; Untitled 6 (from The haunted lotus series) 2013.

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created by teachers of the Sogetsu Ikebana School will be displayed with ceramic vessels designed by celebrated ceramic artists including Mitsuo Shoji.

North Sydney Community Centre 8th March 2014 This pop-up exhibition features works from Ian Kingsford-Smith’s Pilgrimage 2014 and Dreams in Captivity 2013 solo exhibitions. The works include oil on board, acrylic on board and framed intaglio etchings. All works are for sale. Entry is free. Ian Kingsford-Smith is a fulltime artist working in Sydney. He has studied painting with a number of leading New Zealand painters including Colin McCahon, Michael Smither and Toss Woollaston. Ian has had solo exhibitions at Gaffa, Sydney in 2014 (Pilgrimage: mortal life viewed as a journey), Global Gallery, Sydney in 2013 (Dreams in Captivity), 2012 (Australian Stories) 2011 (Dingoes) 2010 (Trees on Paper) and group exhibitions in painting and printmaking. Previously he has had solo and group exhibitions in Auckland, Dunedin and Palmerston North, New Zealand. His work is represented in private collections in Sweden, France, Germany, Wales, England, New Zealand and Australia.

CLAY TO FLOWERS EXHIBITION Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 1st March 2014 - 13th March 2014 Celebrating two of Japan’s most exquisite art-forms, stunning floral arrangements 42

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CULTURAL VANDALISM Art Gallery of New South Wales 6th March 2014 - 1st June 2014 The first exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales by Sydney-based artist Khadim Ali will explore what he describes as ‘cultural vandalism’ and the dehumanising of the Hazara people in Afghanistan, encapsulating in his art his deep and personal concerns about family, his own heritage, the construction of morality (good and evil) and ethnic, racial and religious fanaticism. Khadim Ali is an Afghan Hazara who was born in Pakistan and is in the third generation of his family to find themselves dispersed from their homeland. His grandparents fled Afghanistan to India then to Pakistan in the 1920s after a massacre of Hazaras. The history of persecution of the Hazara in Afghanistan and fear of the Taliban have followed Khadim Ali and his family to Sydney, which has now been ‘home’ for more than four years. The exhibition The haunted lotus – depicting the demons that continue to haunt Ali – includes fine gouache and ink paintings; a series of large-scale, richly coloured rugs; and videos that represent www.homesguide.com.au

the artist’s working methodology. This exhibition contains Ali’s first handmade rugs – as carpets are so much a part of life in Afghanistan – and represents a turning point in his practice. Combining traditional and contemporary processes, Ali wrestles with Afghanistan’s current violence through detailed images that draw on a mythological past – the Shahnameh or Book of Kings. His delicate paintings and rugs depict demons from this story in a complex act of identification with demonised – or dehumanised – people. As the artist says: ‘My demons are the story of my historical self and a people who are displaced and shelterless around the world[…] Demonising is the dehumanising of the Hazaras and forcing them to an indescribable dominion where they must engage in a civil law that does not protect them.’ Khadim Ali lives and works between Sydney, Quetta and Kabul. He trained in miniature painting at the National College of Arts, Lahore and is working towards a master of fine art at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW. His work was included in dOCUMENTA 2012 and has been collected by the Guggenheim New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; British Museum; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Queensland Art Gallery; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.


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T Sydney has teamed up with Australia’s international art fair, Sydney Contemporary, and Renegade Collective Magazine in a bid to discover Australia’s most exciting new talent. QT Sydney’s café and bar, Parlour Lane Roasters, will play host to a showcase called Parlour ART, a mixed exhibition of 6 fledgling artists and designers. Parlour ART is dedicated to the promotion of emerging student artists and designers – providing a rare opportunity for the works of undiscovered talent to be viewed by hundreds of guests passing through QT Sydney, art and design lovers, active buyers, influential gallery owners and design curators. The chosen works will be presented in Parlour Lane’s spectacular 1930’s display cabinets in the lead-up to. Following a call-out to student artists and designers from art and design schools, a panel of industry experts will judge uploaded entries via parlour-art website and shortlist 10 stand-out submissions. The 10 shortlisted artists and designers will be provided with $200 for materials and challenged to create a work which represents the character of QT Sydney – everything from voyeurism, confidence, and daring eccentricity. From the 10 shortlisted, 6 finalists will have their works showcased within the Parlour ART exhibition at Parlour Lane Roasters and the winner will receive $500 and editorial feature in Renegade Collective magazine. The exhibition will add to QT Sydney’s already considered portfolio of artworks by well-regarded Australian and New Zealand based artists, including; Daniel Crooks, Daniel Boyd and Grant Stevens. Curated by art expert Amanda Love, the existing works use varied mediums in and around QT’s public spaces, guest rooms and the hotel’s bar, Gilt Lounge, providing a visual feast of light and movement. QT Sydney now offers guests and art lovers the chance to learn more about the hotels art through offering an ‘Art Guide’ – these

Monochrome Object Installation, Adrian Clement.

Suspended Galapagos Tortoise Sculpture, Lea Kannar.

QT Inspired Couture, Milica Koncar.

Sustainable Fashion Glass Embellished Gown, Bonnie Lee Tipper.

are available from the hotel reception or concierge. ‘Getting your work in front of the eyes of commercial galleries and those searching for thought-provoking design can be the most difficult step artist and designers have to take. Parlour ART provides a great opportunity to get noticed by some of Australia’s best galleries, design curators and consultants”,

commented Amanda Love, QT Hotels Art Curator. The panel of industry experts that will select the artists include QT Sydney’s Art Curator - Amanda Love, Editor of Renegade Collective - Lisa Messenger, QT Sydney’s Interior Stylist – Jane Frosh, Director of Social Media at QT Hotels & Resorts - Sas Lyon and CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia - Barry Keldoulis.

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02 4571 3000

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02 4578 1234

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02 4578 3933

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325138

auction

11/9 oakland ave

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324810

auction

14 reiby dr

10:00 - 11:00

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325007

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16 ben pl

12:00 - 12:30

bella vista

5

3

2

324982

sale

5 cornwall pl

11:00 - 11:30

bligh park

4

2

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324935

mid $500's

4 moore pl

11:00 - 11:30

bowen mountain

3

2

2

323908

$429,000

13 crag cr

12:30 - 1:00

ebenezer

4

2

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324952

high $400's

26 sirius cr

12:00 - 12:30

freemans reach

2

1

1

325124

early $400's

22 dorothy st

10:00 - 10:30

glenmore park

4

2

2

305029

$450.00 per week

48 talara ave

kellyville

6

3

2

325006

auction

11 emily clarke dr

6

3

3

325005

auction

34 riveroak cct

northmead

3

2

2

325051

$680,000

9-17 windermere ave

quakers hill

4

2

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325031

auction

54 camilleri ave

11:00 - 11:45

windsor

5

2

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324590

mid 700's

28 james ruse cl

11:00 - 11:30

11:00 - 11:30 1:00 - 1:30

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east kurrajong

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325160 $1,695,000

llandilo

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325162 $509,950 +

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325098 $545,000 +

eastwood

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325168 e.o.i.

northmead

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2

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325188 $650,000

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2

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325151 invited +

freemans reach

2

1

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325124 early $400's

3

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325158 $630,000 +

3

2

2

325094 $660,000 +

glenhaven

4

3

4

325193 contact agent

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2

2

325099 e.o.i.

glenmore park

4

2

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325161 $619,950 +

kellyville

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2

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325051 $680,000

penrith

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325058 $219,950 +

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325084 $750,000 +

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325180 e.o.i.

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1

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325173 $369,950 +

bella vista

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325068 $850,000 +

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325136 $1,000,000 +

quakers hill

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1

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325150 $420,000 +

cambridge park

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6

325194 $429,950 +

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325135 invited +

rouse hill

4

3

6

325148 $1,170,000 +

castle hill

3

2

2

325183 $550,000 +

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325087 e.o.i.

schofields

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325170 e.o.i.

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2

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325140 $840,000 +

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2

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325164 $470,000 +

stanhope gardens

4

2

2

325159 $750,000 +

cherrybrook

4

3

2

325116 $970,000 +

kellyville ridge

4

2

2

325100 e.o.i.

werrington

3

1

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325057 $329,950 +

4

2

2

325107 $1,100,000 +

kings park

3

1

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325139 $515,000 +

werrington county

3

2

2

325059 $429,950 +

4

3

3

325106 $1,080,000 +

3

1

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325108 $495,000 +

west pennant hills 4

2

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325085 $910,000 +

4

2

2

325086 $890,000 +

2

1

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325216 auction

winston hills

2

2

325093 $750,000 +

kurrajong

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NORTH RICHMOND Wilkinsons Real Estate Agencies - Richmond Maggie Zorlu 02 4578 1233

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FAMILY FIESTA !! Fantastic family sized home! Make sure you make time to inspect this fabulous family home offering great sized bedrooms, master with good sized ensuite and beautiful bay window, large living area and generous sized kitchen / dining, loads of storage.

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GROSE WOLD Kathy McManus Real Estate Kathy McManus 02 4571 3000

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POPULAR LOCATION! This original home is set on 6777m2 of prime Grose Wold land. The property boasts a large dam with pump, irrigation and individually fenced paddocks. Storage is no problem with a double garage, three steel framed sheds and a foundation for a fourth shed if required.

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WOY WOY Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach John Carey 02 4344 4666

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FABULOUS FAMILY HOME The ideal first home offering large bedrooms, separate living spaces, modern finishes, great entertainment area and in ground swimming pool. The home presents beautifully and features four large bedrooms three with built in robes the fourth with fitted storage.

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PITT TOWN Ray White Castle Hill Lucy Jensen 02 9680 2255

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EXCELLENT HORSE PROPERTY SET ON 5 ACRES Contact Lucy Jensen 0407 272 345 for more information. Nothing has been spared in this master built home. Immaculate presentation with high ceilings and quality fittings throughout. Excellent for horses and kids with motorbikes, loads of land, work shop for dad...

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GLENBROOK Jim Aitken + Partners Glenbrook Kieran Flanagan 02 4739 1111

EXECUTIVE, FOUR BEDROOM FAMILY HOME Sitting proudly on a near 1,500m2 block this is a home that will certainly tick all the boxes. Split level in design and with numerous living spaces, its designed with comfort, luxury, space and entertaining in mind.

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EMPIRE BAY Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach Scott Wilson 02 4344 4666

AFFORDABLE LIVING Located in the Bayside Gardens Lifestyle Village at Empire Bay is this neat property representing value buying for those on a budget. Consisting of 2 bedrooms one offering built in robes.

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CAMDEN Combined Real Estate - Camden / Narellan Christian Sharpe 02 4648 2011

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BE FIRST IN THE QUEUE Situated on the high side of a quiet leafy street in a popular part of central Camden is this well presented home. Offering 3 bedrooms upstairs, with ensuite to the main plus a fourth bedroom/ study downstairs. Living consists of lounge, dining and a meals area off the kitchen...

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SOUTH WINDSOR Wilkinsons Real Estate Agencies - Windsor Max Jarman 02 4577 4344

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CALLING INVESTORS/IST HOME BUYERS Modern 3 bedroom home with ensuite to main. Built ins to all three bedrooms. This home was constructed in 2004, has two living areas, modern kitchen and ducted air throughout. NBN has been installed. Separate laundry and internal access from the garage.

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R&H Nowra 4423 4600 View y Appointment B Auction Thurs 20 March at 6.30pm, Shoalhaven Ex Serviceman’s Club Agent Jared Cochrane 0404 210 824 jared.cochrane@rh.com.au UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM

Lot 2 Greenwell Point Road, Greenwell Point

Lifestyle Acreage- Shaws Creek Frontage • 13.7 hectares* (34 acres approx.) of fertile alluvial flats • Approx 300m of Shaws Creek frontage along from West St Boat Ramp • Lapsed Development Application with sub division approval for 5 residences on two blocks • Located on the edge of the tranquil fishing village of Greenwell Point • Fantastic lifestyle opportunity or possible development (STCA) • 15 minutes* drive to Nowra & popular surf beaches • 2.5 hours* drive to Sydney & Canberra • Approx*

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SALES, RENTALS, STRATA MANAGEMENT 191 West Street

GOODSELL OODSELL

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191 West Street UMINA BEACH UMINA BEACH

4342 4342 0222 0222

REAL REAL ESTATE ESTATE

SALES, SALES, RENTALS, RENTALS, STRATA STRATA MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT

BOOKER BAY,

1/216 BOOKER BAY ROAD

$799,000

ETTALONG BEACH, 4/24 BARRENJOEY RD

DIRECT WATER FRONT LOCATION This large quality built 3 bedroom unit on the water front at booker bay. Just step out the door and on to the sand. • Picturesque view from living area • 3 Large bedrooms don’t miss your opportunity to purchase • Tiled floor • Spacious kitchen

• • • • •

WHY BUY NEW

Large bathroom with spa bath Ensuite to main bedroom 2 Toilets Balcony with never ending views Single lock-up garage plus 2nd parking spot in under cover breeze way Call Kevin Begg 0408435926 324084

BOOKER BAY,

1/5 TELOPIA STREET

$499,000 +

Outstanding villa and under 10 years of age. This villa is a must see with rear lane access and a 3rd spot for the boat or caravan. • 3 Good size bedroom main with en-suite and all with built-in robes. • Large lounge room • Galley style kitchen with stone bench top • Separate dining area • Larger than most fully tiled bathroom • Ducted air-conditioning

WOY WOY,

RARE FIND It’s not often that an opportunity comes along to purchase a 4 bedroom townhouse with the space and size that this home displays. Positioned in one of the Central Coasts most sort after locations. • 4 bedrooms, main with en-suite • Large lounge room • Separate dining area

$499,000

• Down lights to most areas • Double lock-up garage with automatic door • Outdoor under cover area • Rear lane access with 3rd parking spot • Security complex • Back to base alarm All this and more call today for an appointment Call Kevin Begg 0408435926

1/59 COGRA RD

324334

$295,000

BUDGET BUSTER Why pay rent when you could own this quaint comfortable 2 bedroom villa with single lock-up garage. Walk to golf club, close transport and only a short distance to shops and rail, so don’t delay, call today. Call Kevin Begg 0408435926

• Galley style kitchen • Zoned ducted air-conditioning • Ground level living • Upstairs bedrooms • Paved entertaining area • Large grassed backyard • Single lock-up garage • Short level walk to public wharf Call Kevin Begg 0408435926 324549

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Bruce Kerr

P/L

• Woy Woy 4343 1000 • Ettalong 4344 2000 • www.brucekerr.com.au

Woy Woy

$425,000+

“Low maintenance lifestyle & perfect for downsizing!”

Outstanding value is offered with this exceptional villa. Positioned only minutes from Woy Woy CBD and the waterfront reserves of Brisbane Water.

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•Meticulously maintained & showcasing a large living room perfect for relaxing To Inspect •Three very generous bedrooms with built-in robes and an en-suite in main Contact •Fully renovated kitchen with granite bench tops & plenty of cupboard space Phone •Split system air conditioner and ceilings fans for year round climate control •Single lock up garage with internal access as well as a large garden shed

By Appointment

Situated in a well maintained complex with low strata fees and absolutely nothing to spend!! Be quick to secure this property!

0488 665 933

Kylee Begg 0420 944 130 Vicki Fowler

$399,000

Woy Woy

“Attention All Investors, Great Villa, Great Location”

This immaculately presented villa featuring two street accesses, in a modern secure complex is sure to meet all of your expectations and more!

3

•Expansive open planned living and dining areas to relax and unwind in •Spacious modern kitchen with quality appliances and ample storage To Inspect •Large bedrooms, two with built-in robes and the master including an en-suite •From a private hallway you will discover a bright and spacious bathroom Contact •Internal laundry plus a bright well maintained courtyard/entertaining area Phone Within walking distance to local shops, schools, waterfront parklands and bus or rail transport and only an hour’s drive to Sydney (approx.)

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Bruce Kerr

P/L

• Woy Woy 4343 1000 • Ettalong 4344 2000 • www.brucekerr.com.au

Woy Woy

$310,000+

“ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS, LOOK HERE!!”

No real investor could go past this bargain buy, with a return of approximately $370 p/w and with low maintenance/strata you will enjoy a maximised return. •Open plan living and dining area freshly painted in neutral tones •Three spacious light filled bedrooms all with built-in robes and ceiling fans •Neat & tidy kitchen looking out upon the covered private courtyard •Remote controlled single lock-up garage with secure internal access •Short level walking distance to schools, shops, CBD & Woy Woy train station

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2

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To Inspect

By Appointment

Contact

Joshua Kerr

Phone

0405 474 103

With unprecedented occupancy rates currently experienced, there will be no shortage of good tenants to put the money back into your pocket!

$439,000+

Umina Beach

“Secure Luxury Executive Villa - Close To All Amenities””

Located in a modern secure complex of two, this villa is presented with a style of timeless elegance, you will be amazed by the size and features of the home! •Tiled entry foyer, large open planned living/dining area & modern kitchen •Enjoy the spacious bedrooms all with built-in robes, main including an en-suite •Entertaining area, SLUG, secure parking for caravan/boat & an internal laundry •All within an easy level stroll to the shops, public transport & Umina Beach •There is nothing more to be done. The only thing missing here is you!

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Sat 12 - 12.30pm

Contact

Kylee Begg

Phone

0420 944 130

There is also a private BBQ/Entertaining area which is fully tiled, perfect for enjoying with friends & family. Don’t let this one pass you by!! Call Today!

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Daley’s Point

“Designers Home + Breathtaking Views”

$769,000+

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Take a moment to enjoy this designers Coastal retreat with sweeping Brisbane Water views, tucked away amongst quality homes in one of the Central Coasts most exclusive suburbs, Daley’s Point...

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•Formal & informal living areas and a gourmet kitchen with stone top benches would delight any chef To Inspect

By Appointment

•Tiled & carpeted throughout and custom designed window coverings made especially for the home

Vicki Fowler

•Relax in a luxurious spa bath located in the main bathroom, with sweeping views over Brisbane Waters

Contact

•Three generously sized bedrooms, boasting built in wardrobes finished with slim line mirrored doors

0488 665 933 Kylee Begg

•On the lower level, enjoy the latest movies in your own family room connecting to a sunken courtyard

0420 944 130

Sit back, relax and take in the expansive blue water views on the multiple outdoor entertaining areas overlooking the Brisbane Waters embraced by exquisite low-maintenance gardens and surrounds

Woy Woy

$378,000 Negotiable

“Great Family Home - Walking Distance To Train Station” • Freshly painted through-out, new carpet in the living area • Open plan kitchen and dining perfect for entertaining • Kitchen recently updated, reverse cycle air conditioning • All bedrooms contain built-in robes and new carpet

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Sat 1 - 1.30pm

Contact

Vicki Fowler 0488 665 933 Kylee Begg

• Park a boat or caravan in the area beside the carport & SLUG

0420 944 130

“5th Floor, Water Views Toward Lion Island...” • Great views across to Lion Island & Umina/Ettalong Beach

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By Appointment

• Great Returns - perfect for Investor or Super Fund Nest Egg

0488 665 933

• Resort facilities with Day Spa, Pool, Gym • Stroll to local beaches, shops, cafes, cinemas, markets and much more...

Servicing for Servicingthe the Peninsula Peninsula for 54

$199,000

Ettalong Beach

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KOOLEWONG

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Perfect Family Home With Brisbane Water Views!

View By Appointment Price $589,000

• Large & modern 4 bedroom home • Main bedroom with ensuite & air conditioning • Stunning panoramic water views • Double garage • Two spacious living areas, both positioned to capture the view • In-ground pool – perfect for Summer! • Walk to train station GREAT FOR THE LARGE FAMILY!

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Immaculate 3 Bedroom Home!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $430,000

Scott Wilson 0438 179 323 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

• Stylish 3 bedroom home, all with built-ins • Walk-in & ensuite to main • Formal lounge & dining • Ducted air conditioning throughout • Plantation shutters • Caesar stone kitchen with dishwasher & stainless steel appliances • Undercover entertaining deck & level yard QUALITY, LOW MAINTENANCE LIVING!

UMINA BEACH

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ETTALONG BEACH

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Four Bedrooms Plus Pool

View By Appointment Price Offers over $550,000

Stylish Modern Villa!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $450,000

• 4 bedroom family home with in-ground pool & games room • Separate lounge & dining • Good size kitchen with ample space, stainless oven & ceramic cook top • Main bathroom with spa • Ducted air conditioning upstairs • Covered entertaining area QUALITY HOME IN AN IDEAL LOCATION

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John Carey 0417 683 925 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

• 3 bedroom front villa with built-in robes & ensuite to main • Modern granite kitchen with stainless steel dishwasher & ceramic cooktop • Main bathroom features separate bath & shower, & floor to ceiling tiling • Ducted air conditioning throughout • Single garage leads out to large private courtyard IMMACULATE VILLA IN IDEAL LOCATION

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BLACKWALL

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Lovely Home With Elevated Views!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $695,000

• Private 3 bedroom home with built-in robes, walk in robe & ensuite to main • Modern open plan kitchen with large family/dining area • Beautiful fully covered entertainers balcony • Large rumpus room with 3rd toilet, laundry and private spa room • Single auto garage and single carport with roller door PRIVACY & SECLUSION

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Phil McCord 0417 260 056 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

UMINA BEACH Prime Commercial Building! • 93 SQM shop on West Street • Ducted air conditioning • Small kitchenette & bathroom at rear • 3 allocated parking spots plus easy street parking for customers • Located in the hub of Umina Beach close to Woolworths, Aldi, Bunnings & Coles •Currently tenanted – BUSINESS NOT FOR SALE MAIN STREET POSITION

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UMINA BEACH

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Luxurious Front Villa!

View By Appointment Price Offers over $599,000

• Brand new 3 bedroom villa with built-in robes • Ensuite & walk in robe to main bedroom • Open plan living with ducted air conditioning • Modern kitchen with Caesar Stone benchtops, gas cooking & dishwasher • Double garage with internal access ONLY 2 ON THE BLOCK!

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Phil McCord 0417 260 056 43 444 666 randwuminabeach.com.au Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach

UMINA BEACH

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Dual Income, 7 Doors To Beach

View By Appointment Price Offers over $630,000

• Neat 2 bedroom cottage • Neat kitchen & bathroom • 2nd living room at rear with small deck • Separate granny flat at rear of block • Tandem carport AN IDEAL DUAL INCOME PROPERTY!

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A Good Agent’s Commission Rate is 2.99% for a very good reason!

If you are offered a super low rate, then it’s probably too good to be true! Remember if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys! A good example is, at some point in our lives, we all know somebody who has bought a “budget airline ticket” that turned out to be the most expensive short trip ever! By the time you add in all the extra fees and charges, it often ends up costing you more than buying a standard ticket from a prestige airline. The same applies for a low commission real estate agent who is looking to off load your property at any price to keep their overheads down, because in reality, the cheaper airlines & agents simply can’t afford to run their businesses at the low advertised rates.

line r i A Cheap Ticket

Excess Baggage Headset On Board Snack In flight entertainment Seat selection Credit card surcharge Actual Ticket Price

= $ 59.00 = $ 60.00 = $ 5.00 = $12.00 = $10.00 = $10.00 = $ 7.50 = $163.50

nt AgeLow Performing Agent Quick Sale Price: After Agents Commission, Amount Left In Your Hand:

$400,000.00 $393,000.00

High Performing Successful Agent 2.99% Market Sale Price: After Agents Commission, Amount Left In Your Hand:

$420,000.00 $407,442.00

THAT’S A MASSIVE $14,442.00 EXTRA IN YOUR POCKET!

In other words, this amount is the true hidden cost of employing the agent with the lowest commission rate! With Richardson & Wrench Umina Beach, there are no hidden fees and charges. We offer an all inclusive, prestige service, that includes a “run it till you sell it” marketing, advertising and internet campaign. We also have a NO SALE, NO FEE policy, so you won’t be up for any hidden fees if you decide not to sell your property.

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Bella Vista/Glenwood BEACH 8850UMINA 6600

Bella Vista/Glenwood

Umina Beach

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21 The Sanctuary KING OF THE MOUNTAIN This fantastic home located in the prestigious suburb of Umina Heights, offering an north aspect with magnificent water views. Featuring four bedrooms with ensuite to main, two living areas, and spacious kitchen with a servery leading onto the large north facing deck.There is an easy access double garage with internal access under the house with additional storage room. • Large four bedroom home • Double garage and level yard • North facing water views

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For Sale Offers Over $720,000 View Saturday 12.00pm – 12.30pm Ian Willis 0421 780 513

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Bella Vista/Glenwood BEACH 8850UMINA 6600

Bella Vista/Glenwood

Umina Beach

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7 Yarrabin Road

HOUSE AND CABIN SOUTH UMINA LOCATION Set in the highly desired South Umina and in a premium street within a short walk to the beach, corner shop and transport. This is your chance to secure a solid three bedroom brick and tile house + a one bedroom self contained flat which has been rented separately to a combined rental income of $620pw. • 3 bedroom house + 1 bedroom Flat • Lane access for the flat • House $390pw Flat $230pw rental income

Umina Beach READY… SET…GO! Set on a 822 block of land close to transport, corner shop and offers potential for villa development and cabin development (STCA). Featuring an original two bedroom house, with oversized bedrooms, high ceilings, eat in kitchen large lounge room + sunroom and garage converted into sleep out. • Eat in kitchen + lounge room & sunroom • Garage converted to a sleep out • Potential to further capitalize on the land

4344 2511

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For Sale Offers Over $460,000 View Saturday 2.30pm – 3.00pm Andrew Quilkey 0421 200 330

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176 Bourke Road

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For Sale New to Market View Saturday 10.00am – 10.30am Andrew Quilkey 0421 200 330

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Bella Vista/Glenwood

8850 6600

ETTALONG BEACH, WOY WOY BAY

Bella Vista/Glenwood

Woy Woy Bay

3

37 Woy Woy Bay Road UNIQUE HOME WITH GREAT VIEWS Be ready to be surprised… Country style house set in the bays with north aspect, water views and a charm hard to find these days. Immaculate throughout, two full length verandas and plenty of living space. • Modern fittings throughout • Double carport, storage under the house • Great location with amazing aspect and view

Ettalong Beach HANDY IN ULIGANDI A Great opportunity here to secure an investment in the popular Uligandi Street. This property is ideal for an investor or young family just getting into the market place. The property has rear lane access with a single and double garage backing onto the lane, the possibility of turning the double garage into accommodation or a great workshop. • Rear lane access • Two separate living areas • Great backyard for entertaining

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For Sale New To Market View By Appointment Andrew Quilkey 0421 200 330

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59 Uligandi Street

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For Sale Offers Over $385,000 View By Appointment Jason Mckay 0410 641 658

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Bella Vista/Glenwood BLACKWALL, NARARA 8850 6600

Bella Vista/Glenwood

Narara

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63 Deane Street CALLING ALL FAMILIES!!! What a great chance for all families a like to secure this sold brick residence surrounded by quality homes. Showcasing everything needed in spacious family living this home is sure to impress a multitude of buyers. • Multiple large formal and informal living areas • Huge double lock up garage • Just under 2000 sqm2 allotment

Blackwall

QUALITY VILLA IN GREAT SETTING Immaculate two bedroom villa set in an ideal location within a stroll to the waterfront and transport. Renovated kitchen & bathroom, landscaped gardens and separate living and dining areas. • New kitchen and bathroom • Quiet Cul-de- sac street, well maintained complex • low maintenance living

4344 2511

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8850 PENINSULA 6600

Bella Vista/Glenwood

Woy Woy

6/12 Victoria Road

GREAT COMPLEX CLOSE TO TOWN

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Phegans Bay

20 Wattle Crescent LEVEL BAYS HOME, VIEWS & BRICK CONSTRUCTION

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This single level villa is located in a well cared for complex within walking distance to the shops and station. • Ensuite to main bedroom • Paved courtyard • Lounge & separate dining

Set on a sunny corner near level block of land with views back across the bay, peninsula and its surrounds with a level yard for the kids and handy access to transport. • 3-5 bedroom brick and tile house • Sunny north east facing block of land • Good views across the Peninsula

Blackwall

Woy Woy

23 Lake Road IMMACULATE HOME IN A HANDY LOCATION!!

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For Sale Offers Over $415,000 View By Appointment Ben Crain 0405 961 131

Be quick to inspect this stylishly renovated 2-3 bedroom home in Lake Road. Meticulous with its presentation, sure to impress all buyers. • Beautiful renovated kitchen with glass splash back • Renovated bathroom • 2 -3 bedrooms (optional 3rd bedroom currently converted into dining room)

52 Terry Avenue FLAWLESS PRESENTATION, GREAT LOCATION ON CORNER BLOCK…

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This immaculate house is situated in a quiet street backing onto sporting grounds and within walking distance to Woy Woy CBD and rail line as well as schools, aquatic centre and hospital. • New Kitchen, air conditioning & alarmed • Undercover outdoor entertaining area • Corner block in handy location

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8850 PENINSULA 6600

Bella Vista/Glenwood Woy Woy

Ettalong Beach

2/70 Ocean Beach Road

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1/14 Flounder Road

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CHEAP TOWNHOUSE.. CENTRAL LOCATION WILL BE SOLD!!

FISH ON!

Do not miss this opportunity... You need to jump onto anything under $300,000 and here is your chance!! Here on offer is a 2 bedroom townhouse with internal access to the garage. Further features include: • Sun drenched courtyard • Good size lounge/dining area • Central location

For Sale Offers Over $370,000 View By Appointment Jason Mckay 0410 641 658

Woy Woy

For Sale Offers Over $460,000 View Saturday 10.00am – 10.30am Ian Willis 0421 780 513

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HAS THE LOT.. VIEWS, SIZE, NORTH FACING & MORE

Get in quick, there are only two opportunities left to secure a place in this brand new single level complex in Woy Woy. Units 1 and 2 are remaining and both feature 3 bedrooms with ensuite to main, quality kitchens including stone bench tops, soft close draws and gas cook tops. • Unit 3 SOLD units 1 & 2 remain • Possible stamp duty exemptions and grants apply • All single level villas

This well designed and built home offers a functional design, great outdoor living spaces, amazing north aspect, plenty of room for the family and views which will impress all who inspect. • Ideally design to maximize the outlook • Great bush and water views • Low maintenance home with plenty of extras

For Sale Offers Over $575,000 View By Appointment Andrew Quilkey 0421 200 330

Horsfield Bay

91 Osborne Avenue

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FAMILY HOUSE, POOL IN CUL DE SAC LOCATION

IMMACULATE WATERFRONT RESERVE HOUSE

This immaculate large four bedroom family house, feature’s two large living areas, 4 good size bedrooms, and two undercover entertaining decks. • Resort style in-ground pool For Sale Offers Over $779,000 • Two large undercover entertaining areas View Saturday 1.00pm – 1.30pm • Quiet street in quality location Andrew Quilkey 0421 200 330

You will be immediately impressed with the setting, views and possibilities on offer here. The home is set up into possibly 3 separate dwellings or as the perfect waters edge family house. • 2 bedroom house + 2-3 bedroom flat + studio cottage • Waterfront reserve block • Sunny north facing aspect with amazing views

Daleys Point

Umina Beach

1 Empire Bay Drive

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For Sale $1,280,000 View By Appointment Andrew Quilkey 0421 200 330

We’ve hooked a beauty in Flounder, this is a must see for anyone looking for a villa in Ettalong as an investment or maybe to retire. • Close to all local amenities • 500m to the sands of Ettalong • Close to Ettalong main village

66 Timbertop Drive

Umina Beach

For Sale $619,000 View Saturday 12.00pm – 12.30pm Andrew Quilkey 0421 200 330

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Umina Beach

1 & 2/9 Waratah Avenue

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3/37 King Street

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MODERN TOWNHOUSE STRIKING DESIGN

Set on a 1631sqm absolute waterfront block of land this full brick house is a must to inspect for all waterfront buyers. • 5 bedroom house + studio Flat For Sale Offers Over $395,000 • 1631sqm Waterfront block of land View By Appointment • Jetty, boat shed and sandy beach

Set in a complex of three, in a quiet street close to transport and clubs this townhouse is something you need to inspect to appreciate. • Modern unique designed townhouse • Private courtyard • In small complex of three

Andrew Quilkey 0421 200 330 Jason McKay 0410 641 658

4344 2511

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• Three way bathroom + second shower & toilet in laundry • Good sized kitchen with large WIP and adjoining family room • Separate rumpus room and L shaped formal lounge and dining • Detached double garage/sound proof studio with s/s air • Large lock up storage shed, covered entertaining area, 745m² block John Mackie 0411 641 449 | johnmackie@inglis.com.au

Silverdale

TWO LARGE HOMES

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• Architecturally crafted to maximise its natural light • Contemporary residence presents immaculate interiors • Generous alfresco area that extends to an amazing pool, second entertaining area and garden • Located in a highly desired street on a 750.4m² block Scott Lee 0431 993 615 | scott.lee@inglis.com.au

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• Easy to run & well established poultry/layer farm on 5.4ac • Complete with renovated 3B/R brick veneer home with open plan living areas including lounge/dining + rumpus room • Total 16,000 layers, on site shop with approx 50 customers per day • Automated feeding and manure release cage system Terry Gordon 0438 218 749 | Carla Skinner 0439 442 316

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• Glorious gently sloping & lightly timbered 13.3 hectares - 32 acres • Well watered - diesel pump on dam providing water to gardens • Approximately 140 fruit trees including 80 macadamias • Architecturally designed full brick main homestead, 4B/R + study • Brick veneer second homestead with spacious living areas Terry Gordon 0438 218 749 | Carla Skinner 0439 442 316

Rossmore

Razorback

NATURE WONDERLAND

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Vacant Land

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

NEW PRICE $890,000

• 8.69 hectares - 21 acres close to Camden • Near level block • Arable cleared land • Creek at rear • Lovely private location - great homesite Terry Gordon 0438 218 749 | Carla Skinner 0439 442 316

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• Amazing city and valley views all on 5 acres • 4B/R + study contemporary style home + 2 bedroom flat • Timber deck, detached games room, in ground pool • Ducted air, underfloor heating, alarm, solar panels & fireplace • 2nd drive to separate caravan, boat, truck or equipment parking John Mackie 0411 641 449 | johnmackie@inglis.com.au

Brownlow Hill

Orangeville

PEACEFUL SETTING

Vacant Land

NEW PRICE $539,000

• 14.84 Hectares - 36 acres gently sloping to rear • Natural bush setting • Watered from creek at rear • High with nice rural outlook • With a motivated Vendor like this, it won’t last long! Terry Gordon 0438 218 749 | Carla Skinner 0439 442 316 42 Argyle Street Camden 2570 Tel 02 4655 3322 www.inglisproperty.com.au

Douglas Park “KAMILAROI”

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• Idyllic 16ha-40ac property boasts 500m Nepean River frontage, approx. ½ km road frontage approx & is just 15 minutes from Camden • In ground saltwater pool, irrigation system waters the gardens • Charming country home enjoys wonderful views of the river • Split system air and open fireplace plus slow combustion fire John Mackie 0411 641 449 | johnmackie@inglis.com.au

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Regal Oaks units have proven to be a winner over the years not only going up in value but also offering a fine place for anyone over 55 to live. They have also shown to be great investment properties offering a fine calibre of tenant that look after the homes they live in. Features include:

DON’T MISS THE INVESTMENT OF THE YEAR! With three shops consisting of a butcher, newsagency and take-away, in addition to a 3 bedroom apartment equipped with a downstairs laundry and kitchen, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Possibly live in the apartment and watch your investment grow before your eyes! All shops and apartment are tenanted, and the rent could potentially cover the repayments! Call to secure your future today.

• 2 large bedroom with built in wardrobe • Air conditioning • Balcony overlooking the court yard • Balcony looking to the Wallacia golf course

• Large laundry • linen press • Timber kitchen • Internal laundry

Book your inspection now as this is the only one available it won’t last long.

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Warragamba

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4774 8222

“Two Divisions, One Great Team”

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AUCTION

161 BARRY AVENUE Huge Family Home & Multiple Sheds

• Approx. 5 mostly cleared level acres (approx. 2.02Ha) • 2 storey home with 4 bedrooms up stairs (all with built-ins), parents retreat to main & upstairs bathroom with spa bath • Downstairs timber kitchen with dishwasher, adjoining dining area, “gym room”, large lounge room, another 2-3 possible bedrooms or offices, large fully enclosed entertaining area with

combustion fire place & fans, 2x downstairs bathrooms, several split system air conditioners throughout plus ample storage • 3x oversized double garages • Separate approx. 9m x 12m shed, another shed & 3 stables • Pool, cubby house & rustic outdoor bar area

Open Homes: Saturdays 8th, 15th & 22nd March at 12:30pm to 1:15pm Auction: Saturday 22nd March at 1:15pm on site (unless sold prior) Gary Tomlins

BRINGELLY

W NE

1433 THE NORTHERN ROAD

AUCTION

Deceased Estate- Must Be Sold! This is a great opportunity to purchase a property in a growing area that would suit truckies, tadies or business owners looking for exposure or just an astute investor. Approx. 5 usable acres (approx. 2.02Ha), 5 bedroom full brick home, en-suite & walk in robe to main, built-ins to 3 bedrooms, large double garage & main road frontage. This property must be sold on the day of auction. Open Homes: Saturdays 8th March at 10:00am to 10:45am & 15th March at 10:00am o 10:15am Auction: Saturday 15th March at 10:15am on site (unless sold prior)

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MULGOA 2587-2599 THE NORTHERN ROAD

W NE

AUCTION

5 Great Acres With A Dog Licence This is a great opportunity to purchase an approx. 5 acre (approx. 2.02 Ha) property with a dog licence. Property consists of: • High & quality acres with spectacular views • Large older style home with high ceilings • Multiple kennels • Large Northern Road frontage • 2 dams • Approx. 2.02 Ha Open Homes: Saturdays 8th March at 11:00am to 11:45am & 15th March 11:00am to 11:15am Auction: Saturday 15th March at 11:15am on site (unless sold prior)

Edwin Borg Nathan Fleming

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Rural Bliss With City Convenience

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Spacious single level home on approx. 5692m2 in bush land setting. Boasts five bedrooms, en-suite plus guest retreat. Formal & casual living areas, ducted air, double garage. Under house workshop/ cellar, all in peaceful rural setting. Backing onto many acres of National Park.

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Mark Bargallie

AUCTION

16 IRVINE STREET

GREAT FIRST HOME OR INVESTMENT

FIVE ACRE RETREAT IN PEACEFUL LOCATION!!!

SOMETHING FOR EVERY FAMILY MEMBER!

Impressive three bedroom home with built-in robes to all and en-suite access. Large living room, gas kitchen and open plan family/dining area. Also has split system air and internal access to garage. Fantastic approx. 69m2 paved entertaining area with pergola. Handy location and close to local shopping centre and schools. Ideal investment or first home.

Substantial five bedroom, three bathroom, single level home with cathedral style feature timber ceilings. Rambling floor plan with various formal and informal living areas allows space for the whole family. Large, fully lined, three roll-a-door machinery shed with double carport, plus separate double garage and workshop area .Also features Clydesdale stables with concreted feed and tie-up area. A genuinely peaceful rural retreat for the whole family.

Impressive approx. 3 year old Wisdom home on massive approx. 952m2 block. Four double bedrooms all with en-suites and walk-in robes plus study. Formal & informal living areas including home theatre room. Stunning new French provincial style kitchen with stone tops and huge walk-in pantry. Double garage plus workshop. Alfresco dining, large yard with sunken pool. Side access to detached workshop/storeroom and carport to suit tradies vehicle and gear. Open Homes: Saturdays 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March at 2:15pm to 3:00pm Auction: Saturday 29th March at 3:00pm on site (unless sold prior)

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HEBERSHAM, 15 MERRINA STREET

AUCTION

MUST BE SOLD - TLC REQUIRED Located walking distance to most amenities and whisper quiet location. Sitting pretty on the high side of the street, and with distant views of the famous Blue Mountains. An excellent opportunity for first home buyers or investors. Well presented and offering great potential on a sizeable 550m2 block. Vendor has instructed us to sell at Auction if not before so be quick.

AUCTION ON SITE 2.30 pm, 8th of March 2014 Inspect by appt or open house: Sat 2:15 to 2:45pm

Contact: James Holt 0417414600

BLACKTOWN, 16 APEX STREET

AUCTION

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THEY DON’T COME BETTER THAN THIS! Neat as a pin this charming home is located in a sought after whisper quiet street with easy access to the heart of Blacktown and all the conveniences virtually on your door step. Perfect backyard, lots of room for the backyard footy or cricket match and a lovely sunroom to take in the sunrise or sunset. This is one book you can judge by it’s cover, pretty as a picture inside and out. Contact: James Holt 0417414600

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PRICE Offers From $590,000 VIEW By appointment AGENT Simon Tan 0412 609 093

Calling All Investors Or First Home Buyers! MOUNT DRUITT

Great Investment BLACKTOWN 142 Blacktown Road A Unique and Fantastic opportunity comes with this three bedroom brick Home with potential to build a granny flat (subject to council approval). Offering Spacious bedrooms featuring timber floorboards, Open plan lounge and dining with air-conditioning, Renovated gas kitchen, Modern bathroom, roller shutters, garden shed, lock up carport, Easy access to Great Western Highway, M4 Motorway and close to Wet and Wild’ Park

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This beautiful 3 bedroom townhouse is well looked after! Featuring Tiles throughout the first floor, Modern Kitchen & Dining, Gas Cooking, Formal Lounge, Carpet throughout the second floor, Built-in robe, Updated Bathroom, 2nd downstairs toilet, Fully fenced back yard and Single Lock up drive through garage. Close to all amenities, School, Shops and Transport

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AGENT Gary Hundal 0401 786 186

PRICE Expression Of Interest VIEW By appointment AGENT Jeffrey Valenzuela 0451 084 638

Rare Investment

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BLACKTOWN 104/21 Third Ave

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BLACKTOWN 130/2 Bruce St

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This beautiful 2 bedroom apartment is located in the Heart of Blacktown! Offering ensuite, built I wardrobe, spacious lounge and dining, dryer, gas kitchen, dishwasher, balcony and security parking. Within in walking distance to schools, shops, station. First home buyers take note. Currently rented at $380 /week. Be quick

PRICE Expression of Interest VIEW By appointment AGENT Simon Tan 0412 609 093

2 Presenting this beautiful 2 bedroom unit with ensuite, Offering built-ins, modern gas kitchen, specious lounge and dining, modern bathroom, 2 x balcony and 2 car spaces. Within walking distance to schools, shops, transport and all amenities. Be quick.

PRICE Expressions of Interest VIEW By appointment AGENT Eddy Tan 0412 469 663

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RIVERSTONE 4/73 Piccadilly St

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BLACKTOWN 21/9-13 Griffiths St

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FEATURING: Brand New Kitchen, Family & Dining Room Combined, Living Room, Laundry and Patio. PLUS: 3 Bedrooms with built ins, Ensuite, Sitting Room, Bathroom and a Balcony INSPECT NOW SO YOU DON’T MISS OUT!

1 This well presented 3 bedrooms second floor apartment is perfect for the first home buyer or investor with a rental return of $370/week. Featuring modern gas kitchen, granite bench tops, open plan living areas, spacious bedrooms, built ins, air conditioning, ensuite, 3x balcony, security parking, and much more. Walk to all station & all amenities. Be quick to inspect!!!!

PRICE $565,000 VIEW By appointment AGENT Eddy Tan 0412 469 863

PRICE Expressions of Interest VIEW By appointment AGENT Simon Tan 0412 609 093

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Resort Lifestyle Do not miss this one!! Marcel Pratt is proud to present a spacious, full-brick apartment in a quiet, ultra secure resort style complex. Close to several schools, parks, library, etc. In fact, perfectly positioned within a short stroll to Castle Towers, city bus, future train and all the convenience of central Castle Hill.

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4571 3000

Kathy

McManus KURRAJONG HEIGHTS

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$639,500 NORTH RICHMOND

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$549,000

W G NE TIN S LI

SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY • Immaculate 2 storey 5 bedroom home plus study/home office • Open plan kitchen and dining with plenty of cupboard space on offer. • Master bedroom has built in robe, ensuite and private balcony looking at the magnificent views • Upstairs bedroom have built in robes and carpet flooring

MODERN DESIGNED FAMILY HOME • Great sitting area upstairs • Laundry has third bathroom and is very spacious • Double garage that is built on a 110,000L water tank • Small and easily maintained yard • Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, great for the kids

323857

VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE

GROSE VALE

• Large open plan family room, dining and kitchen • Kitchen with Westinghouse stainless steel stove and Bosch dishwasher • Five bedrooms-Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in wardrobe • Outdoor entertaining area

FROM $400,000 HOBARTVILLE

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• Main bathroom is large and stylish and laundry with powder room • 2,000L water tank for the garden • Ducted air conditioning and floor boards throughout • Double remote garage 324968

2 PRE AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT

W G NE TIN S LI

WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO!

GREAT FAMILY HOME

2 x blocks (1 hectare/2.5 acres) each

• Fantastic building envelopes

• Build your dream home

• In the sought after area of Grose Vale

• Incredible views

• Location,location,location!

• Large 5 bedroom family home • All bedrooms with built in wardrobes • Large lounge room with split system air conditioning • Separate dining room with carpet flooring

314685

57 Bells Line of Road

• Kitchen with natural gas and electric

stove • Paved courtyard, carport and shed

situated on a 556m2 block

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CUTCLIFFE CUTCLIFFE Acreage & Lifestyle Properties

Acreage & Lifestyle Properties

McGraths Hill 8855 02 4587 8855 02 4587 Nth Richmond 02 4571 2500

www.cutcliffe.com.au www.cutcliffe.com.au

REP ON SITE

Saturday 3:00 - 3:30pm William Hall Place (off Royerdale Place)

EAST KURRAJONG

FROM $429,000

Exciting New Boutique 7 Lot Subdivision Cutcliffe Real Estate is proud to announce the release of this exciting new rural subdivision. Positioned high and ranging in size from 2.4 to 3.3 acres, the acreage varies from open cleared land to tall timbers and ancient sandstone with gently undulating to level land and various lots having the most spectacular views overlooking the green pasture land.

Located on a no through tar sealed road, named William Hall Place, this boutique subdivision offers the astute buyer a chance to live a rural lifestyle in a peaceful country setting yet only 15 minutes from Windsor and 1hr 20 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. All lots are to be fenced and will have prestigious sandstone entrance ways with bitumen cross overs. Services such as 3 phase power and telephone is available. Delayed settlement is available

Contact Craig Donkin 0414 363 707

E: craig@cutcliffe.com.au

REP ON SITE

Saturday 1st, 8th & 15th March 2014 Time: 2:15 - 2:45pm Lot 8 Royerdale Place

EAST KURRAJONG

$679,000

Possibly the Cheapest & Best Scenic 25 Vacant Acres This picturesque 25 vacant acres is situated at the end of a no through tar sealed road amongst quality homes. The setting is tranquil, extremely private and only 15 minutes from Windsor’s township. With so much character, the potential is endless. The land is high, ideal for your dream home (STCA) with stunning natural

rock formations, tall timber trees and an awesome backdrop with a gentle slope leading down to rich grazing land – perfect for cattle/horses or any other rural pursuit. Your dream of owning 25 acres can become a reality with this stunning piece of rural paradise. Acreage at this price does not come along to often. An inspection is highly recommended.

Contact Craig Donkin 0414 363 707

E: craig@cutcliffe.com.au

Over 170 properties available on Sydney’s largest acreage specialist website

www.cutcliffe.com.au

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4577 4699 OPEN HOUSE

‘RIDGE CREEK’ – 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN 59 YEOMANS ROAD, NORTH RICHMOND In a private setting a few minutes from North Richmond shops and schools, this beautifully presented, tastefully decorated, full brick home features 3 spacious bedrooms PLUS a large study/4th bedroom, large formal lounge and separate formal dining room, deluxe timber kitchen and comfortable family room. There is also ducted air-conditioning, a fabulous covered outdoor area, a double carport/breezeway and a garage (which could be utilized as a games room or office). A large Colorbond shed for machinery, boat, caravan or storage. Set in carefully maintained, landscaped gardens and lawns.

Price: $1,199,990 Inspect: By appointment OR Saturday 11am to 12 Noon View @ speechley.com.au

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2

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25 Acres

‘RIVERDALE’ –A MAGNIFICENT HOME FREEMANS REACH The acres adjoin a private riverside reserve and the magnificent 45 square (approx) has a parents retreat the size of many inner city apartments. All other bedrooms are also large, as are the extensive formal and informal areas. There is a fabulous separate leisure/games building with a huge loft office/bedroom, a solar heated in-ground pool, landscaped gardens and a large 9m X 18m shed, making this a property to be appreciated. Whether you want a family home, run a B & B or own your own resort – you must inspect “Riverdale” about an hour from Sydney and only a few minutes from schools, shops and electric rail.

Commercial

Price: $1,800,000 Inspect: By appointment View @ speechley.com.au

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2+ 313115

Renovated

C1900 COLONIAL COTTAGE WINDSOR

CENTRAL WINDSOR

$699,000 In the heritage precinct of Windsor’s business district, in a high Price: profile location, this olde world cottage has excellent commercial Inspect: Only by prior appointment tenants, 5 large rooms for offices, open plan reception, 10’ decorative ceilings and is on a 704m2 block. Buy now for rental View @ speechley.com.au investment and use as a fine town residence later, if required.

A few minutes stroll from Windsor’s main shopping area, this fully Price: $895,000 renovated and tastefully decorated, full brick home is in a quiet cul-de- Inspect: Only by prior sac. Featuring a well appointed kitchen with adjoining food preparation appointment area, formal dining, spacious family area, sunroom/rumpus and a study View @ speechley.com.au area. There’s also a deck for leisure, a garage and under-house storage. This most appealing home is on a 1000m2 garden block.

299802

517 George Street, South Windsor, 2756

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OPEN HOME

Richmond

4

2

2

SUPERB HOME IN IDEAL LOCATION • 8 Year old Beechwood home • Four bedrooms with built • Large modern kitchen with open plan to family room • Spacious formal lounge and dining • Stylish main bathroom • Ensuite and walk in robe to main bedroom

• Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning • Fantastic outdoor entertaining • Rear yard with gardens • Ideally located close to schools,shops and transport. • Short walk to all Richmond has to offer.

View: Saturday 10.00-10.30am 2 Ducker Avenue

PRICE REDUCED

OPEN HOME

McGraths Hill

3

2

1

OPEN HOME

OPEN HOME

North Richmond

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY HOME

PERFECT FAMILY HOME

• Magnificently presented 3 bedroom home • Spacious lounge with slow combustion fire place • Split system air conditioning • Modern kitchen with Stanley's aplliances & seperate dining • Renovate bathrooms with separate toilet • Down lights and ceiling fans throughout

• 3 bedrooms • Double garage with drive thru • Mirrored robes • Large backyard • Covered entertaining area

View: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm 4 Meares Road

• Huge second living area • Gorgeous Bali style gardens with entertaining Side access through to workshop Studio/garage with separate bathroom Set in a quiet street Conveniently located close to all ammenities Call for an appointment today!

Price: $559,000

Price: $675,000

View: Saturday 11.00-11.30am 59 Arthur Phillip Drive

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North Richmond

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SOUGHT AFTER AREA • 2 living areas • Seperate toilet • Sought after area

Price:

• 3 bedrooms • Ensuite • Air conditioning • Large loungeroom • Family/ Dining off kitchen

$480,000

• Mirrored robes • Double garage • Entertaining area

View: Saturday 10.00-10.30am 49A Arthur Phillip Drive

South Windsor

Price:

5

$415,000

2

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STUNNINGLY RENOVATED • Ultra modern kitchen • Caesarstone bench top • Stainless steel appliances • Breakfast bar • Formal lounge and dining

• Family and everyday eating area • S/C fire and split system air conditioner • Built in robes in 3 bedrooms • 2 brand new bathrooms

View: Saturday 11.00-11.30am 34 Berger Road

• Covered timber deck • Carport and garden shed on side • Views of play fields • A must to inspect

Price: $529,000

Thompsons

306 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW 2753 t: (02) 4578 3933 e: thompsons@wiseberry.com.au

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OPEN HOME

Agnes Banks

2

1

1

LARGE CORNER BLOCK • 2 large bedrooms • Sunroom • Solar panels • Slow combustion fire place • Large corner block View: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm 6 Randall Street

Richmond

Richmond

PRIME INDUSTRIAL UNIT • Single lock up garage • Updated kitchen and bathroom • 2 x split system airconditioners

Price:

$449,000

• 352m” Space • 9% + Return • Well built and maintained commercial unit • Three offices upstairs • Alarm • Kitchen and eating area • Ducted AC

COMMERCIAL SHOP - OCCUPY OR INVEST • Main street location • Being sold together • Could be separated in future • Front & rear access • Strata title • 2 x own toilets • 1 tenant for over 20 years

• Plenty of storage and floor space • 5 car spaces • Separate kitchenette • Shower and separate toilet • Currently leased with excellent tenant

• Currently on a 1x1 year lease • 154m2 in total • Keep tenant or move in • Unique opportunity • Rush today

Price: $499,000+GST

Price: $510,000+GST

Kurmond

2

1

CHARMING HOME ON ACRES • Set on a gorgeous 4.54 acres (1.84 Hectares) • Superb views • Renovated kitchen • Floating timber floors • Updated bathroom with a bath & a separate shower

• Large mirror built-ins • Split system air conditioner • Tidy living area with fire place • Gorgeous outdoor wooden deck perfect for entertaining • DA approved for 10x18m colorbond shed

• Town water • Good road frontage • Future subdivision potential (STCA)

Price: $700,000

PRICE REDUCED

North Richmond

4

2

2

INVESTMENT PROPERTY - GUARANTEED INCOME • Currently rented for $525 per week • Government tenant with a lease until January 2016 • Gross return of 4.6% on asking price • 720m2 block

• Built-in robes • Ensuite & WIR to main • 4 x Split system AC • Study or formal dining • Double drive thru garage with remote control entry • Large lounge room

• Gorgeous kitchen with dining area • New paint and carpet at end of lease • Call today

Price: $575,000

Thompsons

306 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW 2753 t: (02) 4578 3933 e: thompsons@wiseberry.com.au

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EBENEZER

$6??,???

BLIGH PARK

MID TO HIGH $500’S

Open Home 8th & 15th March 11.00 – 11.30am 4 Moore Place

ENTERTAINERS DREAM

VENDOR COMMITTED ELSEWHERE – MUST SELL • Fabulous 4 bed home on 1 acre • Open plan lounge & dining • Rumpus with wet bar & s/c fire • Study, ducted air, 3 toilets

• Views of the lagoon at rear verandah • Chook pen, big garage, plenty of room 323177

CALL KAREN WILKINSON TODAY TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION!!

WINDSOR

MID $700’S

• Four bedroom, ensuite and built in robes • Huge outdoor entertaining area & inground pool • Surround sound entertaining system in main living area

• Separate dining opening onto kitchen/family room • Low maintenance yard, located in quiet cul de sac • Double lock up drive thru garage 324935

CONTACT JOHN WILKINSON TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION.

SACKVILLE NORTH

HIGH $800’S

NEW PRICE

Open Home 8th March 11:00 – 11:30am 28 James Ruse Close

Open Home 8th & 15th March 11.00 – 11.30am 3 Everingham Rd

PICTURE YOURSELF HERE • 5 bedrooms plus office, multiple living areas • 2 bathrooms plus powder room, ducted air con • Double lock up garage with remote door

EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT!!!

• Timber kitchen with new appliances • Covered entertaining area, fantastic location •Timber kitchen with new appliances 324590

CONTACT MATT WILBOW FOR INSPECTIONS

ilkinsons

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• Steel frame brick home, 4 generously sized bedrooms • Fantastic Tassie oak kitchen • Large shed, workshop/storage area

• Undercover entertaining area • Inground salt water pool/solar heating • Set on a fabulous 3 acre block 324969

TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION CALL ROB MUIR OR MAX JARMAN.

2010

2012

AGENCIES

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KURRAJONG

$1,150,000

“BLUEBERRY HILL” • Stunning dbl brick residence, 5 dbl bedrooms with B.I.R’s • Multiple huge living, dining, rumpus • “Tassie Oak” Kitchen, 3 Bathrooms,polished timber floors in living areas

KURRAJONG

CHIC DESIGNER LIVING IN THE HEART OF KURRAJONG !!

• Just over 12 arable acres, 2 dams, windmill • DLUG, Machinery shed, Solar power, Solar HWS • Gorgeous Easterly views from high set position!

324915

• Stunning four bedroom home • Multiple living areas • Scrumptious kitchen • Spacious decking with parkviews

PHONE MAGGIE ZORLU TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION

BOWEN MOUNTAIN

$639,000

• Ducted air, ceiling fans • Huge remote lock up garage • Sound proof room plus storage • Positioned in the heart of Kurrajong

324479

PHONE MAGGIE ZORLU TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION!

$429,000

KURMOND

NEW PRICE

MID $600’S NEW PRICE

Open Home 8th & 15th March 12.30 – 1.00pm 13 Crag Cres

LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITY • 3 good sized bedrooms, ensuite to main, with double shower • Large block in quiet cul de sac • Modern functional kitchen with induction cooktop

COUNTRY LIVING WITHIN CITY REACH

• Large undercover entertaining area with views • Open plan living area • Large water tank and biocycle system

323908

CONTACT MAX JARMAN OR ROB MUIR TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION.

ilkinsons

REAL

ESTATE

2010

• 4 bed home, WIR & ensuite, R/C air con • Good size kitchen with dishwasher • Entertaining area, 2 car carport

• Combined lounge / dining with s/c fire • Envirocycle waste system • Close to local primary school 324444

TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION CALL MELIA ROZZOLI OR KAREN WILKINSON

2012

2011

AGENCIES

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KURRAJONG 02 4573 1228 80 Old Bells Line of Road RICHMOND 02 4578 1234 239 Windsor Street www.bennettproperty.com.au

KURRAJONG

“Carinya”

4

VILLAGE QUALITY

• Architect designed family residence in a delightful garden setting • Beautifully presented home with high ceilings, Jetmaster fireplace • Tastefully renovated kitchen with European appliances, walk-in pantry • Upmarket bathroom with stylish fittings • Polished timber floors. Quality drapes and lighting • 4 bedrooms with built-in robes. Main has ensuite, garden courtyard • Formal and informal living areas open onto covered deck • Saltwater pool with timber deck. Gardens with home orchard • Huge 6 car garage with workshop, 3 phase power 82

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Inspect:

By appointment

Land size:

Approx. 2875 square metres

Price:

Overs Over $875,000

Details:

Michael Bennett 4578 1234

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KURRAJONG 02 4573 1228 80 Old Bells Line of Road RICHMOND 02 4578 1234 239 Windsor Street www.bennettproperty.com.au

rural

SACKVILLE

4

RIVERFRONT ACRES

• Deep water river frontage, with a boat ramp • Approx. 11.5 acres of level grazing land with pumping rights and irrigation • Large, two storey brick home with polished timber floors, verandah with river views • Fabulous rumpus and billiards room with full sized wet bar feature and bathroom • 4 bedrooms and a study – large main has ensuite, river views • Quality timber kitchen with family and separate living area • Large (20x11m) shedding with 3 phase power and bathroom, truck port www.homesguide.com.au

Inspect:

By appointment

Land Size

Approx 11.5 acres

Price:

Expressions of Interest

Details:

Rhonda Schellnack 4578 1234

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