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Market Update June 2015

A bump for building Furthermore, the budget contained packages that will have benefits for the supply side of the housing industry, by boosting construction businesses - something the Housing Industry Association is thrilled by.

What’s in the federal budget for real estate? It's that time of year budget season. As states and territories, business executives and low-income families alike hold onto their seats, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has laid down a budget with a number of impacts on the housing market. This is important to pay attention to, whether you're buying a home as an experienced investor or a first time buyer - but what's going to change? Steady as she goes in the tax corner "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" seemed to be the motto on taxes relating to real estate in the Australian Budget, with no significant change to many important fees.

In a May 12 response to the budget from the Real Estate Institute of Australia, CEO Amanda Lynch said the tax arrangements that have been held in place will be great for property investment. "With other sectors of the economy slowing, housing will play an increasingly important role and it is pleasing to see the government has not tampered with tax arrangements that have been proven to help stimulate housing investment in Australia," she said. This pertains to both negative gearing and the Capital Gains Tax, both of which have proven good incentives for people to purchase investment real estate in Australia over recent years.

"The $5.5 billion 'Growing jobs and small business package' provides important support to a wide-ranging group of small businesses in the residential construction industry," said Graham Wolfe, HIA chief executive for industry policy and media relations in a May 12 release. This statement referred to the small business sector as the "engine room" of the housing construction industry, so this grant might have some fantastic benefits for this part of the residential real estate market. Given that Australian Bureau of Statistics figures already have trend approvals sitting at 18.2 per cent higher in March 2015 than the year before, this is a strong base to work from! This could mean we're about to see even stronger growth

in housing construction, and all the growth benefits that come with it. This gives first time buyers of property for sale more options grants available to this group are usually only for use on new homes or the construction of a dwelling. Boosts to construction means more new properties for first homer buyers or investors. Contact us to find out what's in your area. Looking for information about SMSF Investment? Make sure you visit and click on the ‘Looking to Invest’ tab on our landing page. From there, you can navigate to our Self Managed Super area where we answer all your questions. Got a question? If you don’t find the answer to your question about real estate on our national website, just use the ‘Ask a question’ feature.

5 Kentia Drive Para Hills West Impressive Street Appeal and Great Location.           

3 bedrooms Master with ensuite, walking robe, shutters Tiled entry and passage Open plan living area Kitchen with Breakfast bar and pantry Generous 3 way bathroom Ducted Cooling Gas Heating Double garage Pitched Verandah entertainment area Corner block with side access

Queenstown Convention More than 370 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu recently attended First National Real Estate’s annual National Convention in Queenstown, New Zealand. The convention coincided with celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Australianfounded brand’s presence in New Zealand. Victoria Cross recipient, Corporal Mark Donaldson VC, received a standing ovation following his opening keynote presentation. He spoke about the untimely death of his father, tragic disappearance of his mother, and the effect both events had upon him as a teenager.

His inspiring journey from wayward youth to high achiever moved many to tears.

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CEO, Ray Ellis addressed members concerning the economy, future and the network’s significant progress with social media and digital property marketing over the past 12 months.

INGLE FARM 17 Antarlo Road 3 bed 1 bath 2 car $325,000

Advances with web-based marketing really make a difference to outcomes for First National’s customers. Rest assured, when you choose a First National agent, you’re choosing a leader in their field. Members Bungy jumped to raise funds for First National Foundation at the Kawarau Gorge, one facing the elements with little more than bare flesh in 2-degree temperatures, and over $16,000 was raised. Australian Red Cross Emergency Services is the major recipient of First National Foundation’s funds. Training workshops focused on optimising customer service and reducing risk in the $20 billion of property assets our network manages nationally.

PARA HILLS 23 St Clair Avenue 3 bed 1 bath 1 car $285,000 PARA HILLS 18 Todd Road 3 bed 1 bath 1 car $301,000 PARA HILLS 12 Wolsten Road 3 bed 1 bath 1 car $284,000 POORAKA 4/12-14 Glover Ave 2 bed 1 bath 1 car $245,000 POORAKA 3/8-10 Jean Street 2 bed 1 bath 1 car $252,000 Interested in a FREE appraisal? Whether you’re ready to sell or not, we’re happy to bring you up to date with recent results.

Selling? Make your home more appealing to families One of the first things you'll likely need to do when selling your home is decide on the target buyer. This can help you organise the marketing and sales campaign, and even set you on the right track for renovating. Depending on the area and the property itself, you might settle on targeting families but when your buyers have young kids, there are a couple of things they will probably look for in a home. Here are some of the main things you can do to make your property more appealing to families. Make it clear Families have a

particular set of things they might look for in a house, but to get your property on the radar it's important to get the marketing campaign spot on. While a chunk of the pitch will involve the property itself, location can be the single biggest selling point for a property. The family-orientated buyer often looks for homes that have schools, parks or public amenities nearby. This could be why you chose to target families in the first place, but it's important to emphasise the location in your marketing campaign. Child-proofing Parents will likely be on the look out for hazards

in their search for a home.

balconies and decking.

Stairways, decks and pool areas can all pose a risk so make sure you've eliminated some of the main issues.

Get a second opinion on your pool. Pools can be an attractive feature when the weather's warm, but make sure you have any legal paperwork sorted out before the sale and double check that the fencing is all up to standard.

Think about doing some minor building work to improve the safety levels in the property. Make sure that the latches on windows and doors are working properly, and install sturdy railing on the staircase and around raised areas, like

If you need an opinion, First National recommends you speak to Poolwerx. As a national network, Poolwerx is expert at guiding you on local compliance.

What’s my home worth? Local story

Question: How can I get an accurate sense of my home’s value? Answer: The easiest way to get an idea of what your home is worth is to ask for an obligation free property appraisal from your First National Real Estate agent.

An agent will complete a comparison of your home against the prices achieved by other homes that have recently sold He or she will consider the size of your land, improvements, your renovations and, of course, your location.

You can also check recent prices achieved in the sold galleries of major real estate websites. Alternatively, you can purchase a valuation report from a Licensed Valuer.


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PARALOWIE 256 Whites Road A Cut Above The Rest This lovely modern family home oozes appeal and is sure to attract strong interest from those looking for a quality property to call home. Featuring: 2 living areas, 3 good sized bedrooms, master with ensuite & walkin-robe, built-in-robes to bedrooms 2 & 3, spacious well equipped kitchen, large meals and adjoining family room, formal living room, centrally located 3 way bathroom with separate vanity, ducted heating & cooling, tiled through main traffic areas, carpet to bedrooms, undercover entertaining area, double garage under main roof, tool/garden shed, landscaped low maintenance gardens, fully fenced front & back gardens, situated on a 649m2 approx. block.

For Sale $378,000 - $388,000

Gavin Armstrong

0408 802 350

SALISBURY DOWNS 22a Lerida Crescent Fastidiously Maintained and Glistening with Style Featuring 3 bedrooms all with built in robes, the master bedroom large enough to also use as study or parents retreat, formal lounge room, updated generous kitchen with dishwasher, overhead cupboards and pantry overlooking the dining/meals area, heating and cooling, large linen closet, temperature controlled gas instant hot water service, carport and additional parking for second car, large verandah paved outdoor entertaining area with a inbuilt BBQ, private rear yard and tool shed.

For Sale $259,000 - $269,000

Jakub Ratajczak

0448 114 454

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