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he State Government has announced it is selling vacant land that was part of the State Records site in Kingswood as part of the new Caddens Release area. Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres (pictured) and Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance said that 13.5 hectares of vacant land will be sold, including a vacant State Records site with frontage to O’Connell Street, and adjoining land owned by Urban Growth NSW. “This is an exciting opportunity for a developer to acquire and develop prime land for housing in western Sydney,” Mr Ayres said. “The Caddens Release Area is a growing area near the Penrith city

centre. It has already delivered a range of lot sizes and quality urban spaces which will provide a high level of amenity for residents moving to the area.” Urban Growth NSW is delivering key road infrastructure to support and unlock development potential for other parties within the Caddens Release Area. The site has access to services and multiple transport options including direct access to the Great Western Highway, the M4 and train stations. Mr Constance said the NSW Government is committed to driving efficiencies and ensuring State-owned land is used more effectively or divested to benefit communities. “Recycling non-core Govern-

ment property assets continues to deliver results for the people of NSW,” Mr Constance said. “In addition to potential development benefits, the project will also deliver significant sale proceeds for the State to be reinvested in essential services.” And he suggested more opportunities would arise, too. “Government Property NSW will continue to identify surplus and under-utilised properties to ensure State-owned land is put to best use or relinquished,” he said. Government Property NSW and Urban Growth NSW are jointly managing the disposal of this land. Interested parties can visit www.urbangrowthnsw.au/ eoi. Submissions close at 3pm, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

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overnment support and incentives offered to first home buyers are clearly not working, according to Slater & Gordon’s Conveyancing Works, who are calling on a review of current assistance programs. According to the company, first home buyers are increasingly being priced out of the market by investors due to a lack of sufficient support. Slater & Gordon’s Conveyancing Works General Manager Lee Bailie (pictured) described the rates of first home buyer loan approvals as “worryingly low”. “The latest ABS statistics show only 13.2 per cent of loan approvals in January were to first home buyers, with investors still accounting for 38.5 per cent of new mortgages,” Mr Bailie said. A recent survey conducted by the firm showed that a majority of Australians believed that 25 to 30 per cent of their monthly income is a reasonable amount to spend on a mortgage, with 15 per cent of those surveyed saying 10 per cent or less and around the same amount suggesting they would pay more than half of their income. “But the latest census data paints a very different picture,” Mr Bailie said. “In 2011 the median monthly mortgage repayments, compared

with the median monthly household income indicates the average Australian was paying approximately 36.5 per cent of their wage on their home loan. “What all of this is telling us is that governments need to look at what is in place to encourage first home buyers into the market and what more they can be doing.” He said that the success of support services, like the first home owner’s grant, often depend on the financial input of the Government at the time. “We need to see a genuine review of and discussion around what does and doesn’t work,” he said. “It may be around incentives such as the first home owner’s grant, abolishing stamp duty for first time buyers or assistance around deposits such as enabling first home buyers to access their Super. “But it also needs to be supported with discussion and initiatives around urban planning and infrastructure to encourage and support first home owners into the market. “Otherwise we are going to see a situation where potential first home buyers will never, in fact, own their own home.” In New South Wales, eligible purchasers are provided with exemptions from transfer duty on new homes valued up to $550,000. Concessions are available for homes valued between $550,000 and $650,000. Those building a new home are also eligible for grants, with a $15,000 grant currently in place for first home owners purchasing a new home. The scheme will reduce to $10,000 in 2016. But the problem is that many first home owners aren’t in the market for brand new homes, and are looking in older suburbs with lower price ranges.

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Reinvented In True Block Style!

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CRANEBROOK 3 Fulmar Way

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Many said it couldn’t be done. The original sales office in Waterside, a purpose built commercial structure, reinvented as a modern family home? Impossible...

PRDnationwide Penrith 1800 BUYING www.prd.net.au Darren Latty buying@prd.net.au

Not for our creative vendor! This stunning Waterfront Reserve location has become the backdrop for one of the region’s most inspiring houses. The character of the commercial design remains with soaring ceilings in the living area capped with highlight louvre windows. External glass doors have a distinct commercial feel which blends perfectly with the landscaped gardens offering peace and tranquility within walking distance of the Olympic Whitewater Stadium.

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Everything has been renovated with brand new kitchen and bathroom, bamboo flooring and an en suite that would score a perfect “10”from the harshest judge. This one of a kind property simply defies comparison. Be the first to reside in this amazing residential home! WW7318


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Freestanding CBD Cottage PENRITH 1/89 Castlereagh Street In a prime CBD location moments to all amenities and Jamison Ovals this freestanding 2 bedroom villa represents the perfect entry into the real estate market. There are 2 large bedrooms, fully renovated kitchen & bathroom, sunroom at the rear of the home, great to set up as a study space or a peaceful sitting room. There is the added bonus of having separate street frontage and it´s very own driveway with access direct into the low maintenance courtyard. The home is complete with ducted air conditioning, high ceilings throughout and brand new floating timber floor complimenting the character of the home. Investors have the advantage of the current owners willing to leaseback which will offer immediate rental income. There is also potential to adapt the floor plan to accommodate a third bedroom.

Price View

Offers Over $339,000 Saturday 12.00-12.30pm

PRDnationwide Penrith 1800 BUYING www.prd.net.au Darren Latty buying@prd.net.au

CAMBRIDGE PARK 6/29 Barber Avenue Red hot investment opportunity in highly sort after Hospital precinct. Large 3 bedroom design set over 2 levels in a quality complex of modern town houses. Ideal high yield investment with low maintenance costs & above average tenant demand. Walk to rail, CBD & only 3 minutes safe walk right to the Nepean Hospital front door. Nothing to spend, lock up garage, plenty of storage & private courtyard.

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Exceptional In Every Way! GLENMORE PARK 2/23 Dungara Crescent If you appreciate quality, expect style & crave space then this amazing 2 storey duplex is without question the best on the market. All the dimensions of an executive home without the endless upkeep. A list of features you would expect to find in properties selling for much more. Three enormous bedrooms with ensuite, walk-in linen press, 3 living areas, ducted air conditioning, huge gourmet kitchen & outdoor entertaining area. What makes this home different to most is the sparkling in-ground pool with separate spa, a double garage & a peaceful high set location with quality homes surrounding. Our owners have maintained the house to an exceptional standard so all you need to do is book your moving day!

Offers Over $378,500 Saturday 11-11.30am

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CAMBRIDGE PARK 32 Cambridge Street Is this the most affordable home on the market in the local area? We certainly think it may be – and after you walk through this beautifully presented three bedroom property, we’re sure you will agree. With one eye on the future, you’ll be impressed with the huge side access and potential for a granny flat addition in the future, like so many other houses in the area boast. Featuring a separate lounge room with a neatly presented kitchen and bathroom, this property is a must-inspect for an astute investor or first time buyer. Currently rented by a long term tenant who wishes to stay.

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Offers Over $499,000 Saturday 2.30-3.00pm

PRDnationwide Penrith 1800 BUYING www.prd.net.au Darren Latty buying@prd.net.au

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$369,500 Saturday 11-11.30am

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Immaculate, Modern Living! CRANEBROOK K 49 Gannet Drive Come and inspect this immaculate two storey townhouse before it’s too late- the last identical unit sold within days of hitting the market! The property features an open plan living/dining area, gas kitchen and downstairs powder room. On the upper level there are two double size bedrooms, both with built in robes and split system air conditioning and study area. Also of interest is the floating timber floor on the ground level and internal access to the remote control garage. This would make the perfect home for a professional couple or ideal investment property.

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Offers Over $399,000 Saturday 11-11:30am

PRDnationwide Penrith 1800 BUYING www.prd.net.au Raymond Logan buying@prd.net.au

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Bright And Spacious CRANEBROOK 89 Gannet Drive Located in the popular Waterside Estate, you’ll find this immaculate townhouse ready and waiting for a new owner. On the ground floor you will find a bright and spacious living/ dining area with a split system air conditioner and a modern gas kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The upper level features two generous bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes and split system air conditioning and a separate study area. Also of interest is the internal access to the garage, internal laundry and downstairs powder room. If you are looking to invest, enter the market for the first time or downsize, this home is worthy of your early inspection.

CRANEBROOK 8 Peppercorn Place Live life like a Rock-star as the owner of this amazing rural estate. Set on a stunning 4001sqm rural lot with unique residential features like sewer, natural gas and a quiet cul-de-sac location. There is literally something for everyone in this well thought out design inside and out. Four great size bedrooms, plus study. A total of 5 living areas including a fully decked out “boys room” with direct access to the outdoor entertainment spaces. Designed like a luxury resort the outdoor living has soaring ceilings with built in fans, a stainless steel kitchen and incredible in-ground pool with spa. Wide side access leads from the front drive to the usable back paddock which has been fully cleared. A long list of quality inclusions means that the only thing you need to bring is your guest list!

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Offers Over $399,000 Saturday 12.00-12.30pm

PRDnationwide Penrith 1800 BUYING www.prd.net.au Raymond Logan buying@prd.net.au

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$1,095,000 By Appointment

PRDnationwide Penrith 1800 BUYING www.prd.net.au Daniel Latty buying@prd.net.au

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Glenmore G Park 5 Butcherbird Place Open O p House Sat 1.00-1.30pm

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PRICE: Offers Over $549,000

Low Maintenance Entertainer STYLE: Pioneer Home RESIDENCE: 4 bedrooms, ensuite and walk-in robe to the main, built-ins to others, lounge, dining and family room plus single garage. FEATURES: Nicely positioned on the high side of the road, ducted air conditioning, inground swimming pool, extensive tiling, french doors opening onto huge entertaining area plus two garden sheds.

Shop 7B Glenmore Park Town Centre Glenmore Parkway Glenmore Park

4733 1222 www.glenmoreparkrealty.com.au

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Glenmore Park 26 Pardalote Place Open O p House Sat 2.00-2.30pm

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PRICE: Offers Over $429,000

Get Into The Market Now! STYLE: Allam Homes RESIDENCE: 3 bedrooms, built-in robes, lounge, dining and family room plus single garage. FEATURES: Good size bedrooms, open plan living area, split system air conditioning on a fantastic 633sqm block. Shop 7B Glenmore Park Town Centre Glenmore Parkway Glenmore Park

4733 1222 www.glenmoreparkrealty.com.au

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Glenmore Park

Quiet Cul Cul-De-Sac De Sac Close To Shopping Centre STYLE: Portland Home RESIDENCE: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, built-in robes, lounge, dining/ family and single garage. FEATURES: Nicely positioned close to the shopping centre, schools and transport. Downstairs bathroom suitable for wheelchair access, 2 x split

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Cnr Glenmore Ridge Dr & Blueview Tce Open House Sat 12.00-12.30pm

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Torrens Title - The Terraces On The Park STYLE: Architecturally Designed. RESIDENCE: Six terrace homes all together in total, 4 x 4 bedrooms and 2 x 3 bedrooms, all with ensuites, separate lounge, dining and double garages. FEATURES: Just completed these brand new terrace homes qualify for the first home buyers grant. Features include porcelain tiles, quality kitchens with stone tops, stainless steel appliances including dishwashers, three step cornices, higher than standard ceilings and ducted air conditioning. Perfectly positioned opposite ‘Jacaranda Park’. These homes are quality built and in a prime location.

PRICE: Offers Over $490,000

Shop 7B Glenmore Park Town Centre Glenmore Parkway Glenmore Park

4733 1222 www.glenmoreparkrealty.com.au

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Glenmore G Park 66 Glengarry 6 Drive Open O p House Sat 2.00-2.30pm

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PRICE: Offers Over $659,000

Spacious Family Home STYLE : Beechwood Homes RESIDENCE: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal lounge, separate dining, large family room, rumpus and double garage. FEATURES: Located in the beautiful ‘Blue Hills’, this home will be sure to impress. Featuring formal and informal living, extensive tiling, ducted air conditioning and gorgeous gas fire place. All the bedrooms have builtin robes plus a walk-in robe & ensuite to the main. There is also a good size entertaining area overlooking the inground pool. If you are looking for a good size home in a great location, this is the one for you and your family.

Shop 7B Glenmore Park Town Centre Glenmore Parkway Glenmore Park

4733 1222 www.glenmoreparkrealty.com.au

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ew South Wales is superbly placed to cash in on the nation’s next boom via the ‘Fantastic Five’ sectors of agribusiness, gas, tourism, international education and wealth management, as well as benefiting from new opportunities, particularly relating to health and an ageing population. New research from professional services firm Deloitte has identified 25 sectoral hotspots, the ‘Deloitte Growth 25’ (DG25), with the biggest potential to lift Australia’s prosperity over the next 20 years. The full release of Positioning for Prosperity? Catching the next wave, the third in Deloitte’s ‘Building the Lucky Country’ series, analyses growth prospects across all major parts of Australia’s economy.

NSW Managing Partner of Deloitte, John Meacock, said: “Not only are global markets shifting, but so too is the nature of the Australian economy, and both these big drivers of future prosperity are changing in ways that play to NSW’s strengths”. In fact NSW is ahead of the nation in more than half of the new super-growth sectors identified by Deloitte – meaning the state is well placed for future prosperity. And if a new airport in western Sydney gets the nod, there will be the potential to unlock even more prosperity through its impact on tourist flows and regional development, unwinding some of NSW’s lost market share within Australia as the destination of choice for world travellers coming to our shores.

“Our analysis shows the potential for NSW to make the most of the trends transforming the nation over the next two decades. It won’t be easy, but the state is in a great position to make these opportunities count,” continued Mr Meacock. The latest analysis from Deloitte identifies new growth clusters (see table above). The largest of these is at the heart of the collision of megatrends such as rising life expectancies, rising relative health care costs and tightening public sector health budgets. That is where the biggest opportunities lie – both nationally and for NSW. Opportunities in sectors such as residential aged care, retirement living and leisure, community and personal care, and preventative health and wellness will be at the head of the pack in terms

of growth for NSW. There will also be growing demand for new products from the finance sector amid both a surge in the assets of older Australians, and the need for them to finance greater health and lifestyle spending. Similarly, as Australia’s largest financial centre, Sydney will see much of the coming growth in the finance sector as trade flows lift to accommodate rising demand from emerging Asia. Even better, some of the best new opportunities for NSW also happen to be in lower-risk areas where the state can build on its traditional strengths, rather than develop new industries from scratch. NSW is also a leader in information and communication technology (ICT), and parts of this sector will grow to provide new technologies and systems to fuel the next boom as Australia looks to meet surging demand for our exports from emerging Asia. While clean coal technology remains elusive – at least at low cost levels – its potential to boost the value of NSW’s huge thermal coal reserves is considerable. Ongoing environmental concerns surrounding coal are increasingly hampering the sector’s growth, but if advances in technology are able to address those concerns, renewed demand for coal could lift the fortunes of the state’s mining sector. “The benefits of affordable clean coal technologies to NSW would be nearly one-and-a-half times what they are to the nation as a whole,” Mr Meacock said. Finally, Deloitte examined smaller growth pockets where the ability to sell into world markets has the potential to turbocharge growth. Here the best opportunities for NSW lie in adapting to rapid technological change.

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MAGNIFICENT RIVER FRONT ACRES With flat fertile land, Nepean river frontage this property has the lot. Either farm it or enjoy it the choice is yours. With the opportunity to secure the pumping rights attached to this property you will have no shortage of water for irrigation. The spacious 3 bedroom home offers view from just about every room. With separate lounge, dining & Rumpus there is enough room for the growing family. Also included is large machinery shed with mezzanine for added storage. Enquiry today as properties this good simply don’t last long.

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PRIME VACANT 1 ACRE BLOCK IN BLUE RIBBON LOCATION With views overlooking fairways in a quiet cul de sac this is living at its finest. Surrounded by quality homes this is the perfect estate to build the home of your dreams. With limited land available you will want to be quick not to miss this beauty.

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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: 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.

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.

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CRANEBROOK

ORCHARD HILLS

Dress Circle Location

Statement In Style

• 4 bedrooms + built-ins to all + main oversized ensuite • study or 5th bedroom (down stairs) with built-in • magnificent formal entry + r|c ducted air conditioning + 2.7 metre ceilings • updated kitchen + new stone bench tops + glass splash backs + new hotplates + range hood + breakfast bar • gorgeous family room + fire place + spacious games room + new floor tiles throughout + new carpet & freshly painted • formal lounge & dining room + alarm + intercom system + ducted vacuum system • 3½ bathrooms (renovated bathroom downstairs) + floor to ceiling tiles + quality fittings • 7 oversized car garages + large undercover entertainment area + outdoor kitchenette + cellar | store room • in-ground salt water pool + solar heating + fully landscaped gardens + glass fencing • external flood lights + sensor lights + garden lights + dam water for gardens & automatic sprinklers + remote front gates + sensational views

• cul-de-sac location • two storey brick, spacious family home • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage (with internal access) • large study • elevated with Blue Mountain views • modern kitchen with gas cooking • casual dining & living areas • formal dining & living areas • internal laundry with external access • fully ducted air conditioning • outdoor entertaining | BBQ area • landscaped gardens & lawns • lagoon pool • garden shed

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This much-loved family home is located within a dress circle location, amongst high quality properties. Upstairs, the home has five spacious bedrooms, each with a built-in robe. Downstairs, there is a formal lounge & dining room, with large bay windows looking onto landscaped gardens & lawns. This part of the home extends outside to the covered BBQ area, attracting a resort style living experience. Views to the pool extend over to the Blue Mountains. The double-size study | home office is perfect for work for family related study activities. It could also double as a library. Inclusions for the home are: ducted air conditioning, alarm, ducted vacuum system & security intercom system.

INSPECT: Saturday 11:00am – 11:40am - 27 Bonney Crescent

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Price Guide: over $685,000 View: floor plan online Penrith: 4722 2626 Emu Plains: 4735 6600

INSPECT: Saturday 11:00am – 11:40am - 8a Tingha Avenue

A Hidden Gem In South Penrith

4 double bedrooms with built in robes master suite with ensuite and WIR large open plan living gorgeous kitchen with Caesar stone, stainless steel appliances media room and separate study area high set ceilings, quality flooring and fixtures throughout alfresco area with outdoor kitchen double lock up garage landscaped gardens

Positioned in a lovely quiet street close to parks and shops is this near new family home. Offering 4 large bedrooms, main with ensuite and WIR, a well designed floor plan with open plan living, home theatre room and separate study area. A gorgeous kitchen with huge walk in pantry, high set ceilings and downlighting throughout. A perfect opportunity to own an almost brand new home without the hassle of building.

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Offers Over $629,000 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

Single storey brick home – fully fenced & secure 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car garage Main bedroom with built-in robe & ensuite Open kitchen with modern appliances Large living | dining area Full ducted air conditioning Internal laundry & garage access Easy-care gardens & lawn Water tank

This wonderful new home is of impeccable quality & ready for a new family. Built in 2014 by “Nu Era Homes”, the property has lovely timber floors throughout, carpet in all bedrooms & tiled wet areas. The bright modern kitchen has stainless steel appliances, electric cooking, & an island bench (which doubles as a breakfast counter). The living | dining areas flow from the kitchen, with loads of natural light. Each bedroom has a built-in robe. There are two bathrooms servicing the bedrooms. The laundry has external access to the clothes line. Access to the rear yard is via the garage or there is side access next to the house. The home is fully fenced & has low maintenance landscaped gardens. This property is close to local shops, schools & public transport.

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SOUTH PENRITH

KINGSWOOD

This Is The Life

• 4 spacious bedrooms – all with built-ins – master bedroom with ensuite + walk-in • formal entry + formal lounge (bay window) + large formal dining + freshly painted throughout • spacious Tasmanian oak timber kitchen + updated appliances + double oven + breakfast bar + walk-in pantry • informal eating off kitchen + magnificent family | rumpus room + raked cedar roof + floor to ceiling glass • double garage + remote door + internal access + r|c ducted air conditioning + walk-in linen + internal laundry + 3rd toilet (downstairs) • gorgeous in-ground pool + separate spa + large undercover entertainment (gable roof) + bbq + pizza oven built-in + ceiling fan • fully landscaped gardens (front | rear) + low maintenance living + side access + external water tank A sophisticated design, functional floor plan and extremely well loved family residence located in a prime locale. This home has been meticulously crafted with an emphasis on entertaining and low maintenance lifestyle, including in-ground pool next to an outdoor kitchen area and landscaped gardens. Call today to find out more about this spectacular family home and register your interest.

Invest In Your Future

• 3 spacious bedrooms all with built-ins • formal lounge room + updated timber kitchen + stainless steel appliances + breakfast bar • combined family & dining rooms + sunroom • high set ceilings + window shutters + split system a|c + polished timber floor boards • 4th separate bedroom | utility room + ensuite & living area + kitchenette • undercover parking + drive thru access + fully landscaped gardens front | rear • detached garage | utility room + bathroom + close proximity to Nepean Hospital | transport | Western Sydney University & local shops

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offers over $699,000 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

Occupying a spacious 663m2 approx block, this fabulous family home has been meticulously maintained, featuring numerous living areas, updated kitchen and bathrooms, close proximity to Western Sydney University and Nepean Hospital. With the potential of possible or dual income, this would be a great property for the astute investor. Call today for more information or your exclusive inspection.

PENRITH CBD

PENRITH - Nepean Avenue

• 3 great size bedrooms all with built-ins • master bedroom with ensuite • spacious combined lounge & dining + ornate cornices • magnificent gourmet style kitchen + stone bench tops + dishwasher • undercover entertainment area + massive rear yard + fully landscaped gardens + private setting • central location + close to major shops + transport + schools + communal BBQ • double security parking + lock-up storage

• 4 bedrooms + 2 with ensuites + 2 with walk-in robes • formal lounge | living + open plan kitchen | dining & family with bi-fold doors • gorgeous gourmet style kitchen + stone bench tops + commercial grade oven + dishwasher + breakfast bar + glass splash backs • fabulous undercover entertaining + ample storage + double garage + internal access + remote panel lift door • high set ceilings + ornate cornices + r|c ducted air conditioning + ceramic tiles throughout + new carpet + freshly painted + plantation shutters • in ground swimming pool + private setting + fully landscaped gardens + cobble stone front drive

Low Maintenance Living At Its Best

Positioned to offer a lifestyle of complete convenience, with strolling distance to HIGH STREET PENRITH CBD, this contemporary single level residence features stylish interiors, huge rear and private yard which would be suitable for the growing family, the person looking to downsize on size NOT on style or the astute investor.

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offers over $459,000 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

The Ultimate Lifestyle

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offers over $399,000 floor plan online 4722 2626 4735 6600

Situated in a popular locale, this exceptional family home embraces classic modern elegance for relaxed living and entertaining. Offering stylish interiors and private rear setting with sun washed level lawns. The stylish simplicity from master builder ZAC homes and innovative design with exemplary finishes, creates a spacious residence that all the family will LOVE. Book your exclusive viewing today.

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Our heartbeat Just 24-years-old and still growing, Glenmore Park is one of Penrith’s most popular and exciting suburbs

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lenmore Park is the heart of Sydney’s west. Glenmore Park, with the Blue Mountains as a backdrop has established itself as one of western Sydney’s premier addresses. Glenmore Park is a fully integrated master planned estate with a current population in excess of 21,000 residents, with a large percentage of those residents working in a professional occupation. With the most popular age group in Glenmore Park being 0-14, it’s no wonder it’s an estate that is full of facilities aimed at our youth. There are currently six schools in the estate both public and private plus numerous child care centres. There are also three large sporting fields, with more being planned for the expansion of the estate.

2745 Glenmore Park has five major parks in the estate with other smaller parks scattered through sub-divisions. There is also a skate park for the teenagers and because Glenmore Park is such a large estate aimed at families, you’ll also find numerous exercise equipment in some of these parks. The estate also has a natural wetland which was carefully regenerated by the developer Lensworth, and fitted with bio filtration devices to ensure the water quality and to attract wildlife and natural fauna and flora. You will find information points around the wetland highlighting some of the breeds of bird life and natural grasses. It’s a great place for students to visit if they are learning about their surrounding environment. The western and southern end of Glenmore Park is surrounded by Mulgoa Nature Reserve. The estate also has 32 kilometres of hike and bike pathways all interconnecting, and the Glenmore Loch which is 3.2 hectares in size. Glenmore Park takes its name from the single storey cottage named Glenmore, built by Henry Cox and his wife, formerly Francis Mackenzie in 1825. The cottage and the sandstone stables are now part of the Glenmore Country Golf Club. Part of the estate was built on Sir John Jamison’s property “Regent Villa”. The home was built in 1823 and was situated near the Mulgoa Road entrance to Glenmore Park. In February 1990, the estate was officially opened by Premier Nick Greiner. When the land in Glenmore Park was released to the public for sale, there was an overwhelming demand for home sites. There were tents pitched on home sites as people came from everywhere and were desperately hoping to secure their piece of Glenmore Park. Glenmore Park is one of Penrith’s largest and most rapidly developing housing estates. The current median house price for Glenmore Park is $534,710. There were approximately 425 homes sold in Glenmore Park last year. Glenmore Park Town Centre has approximately 30,000-33,000 people visit the centre every week. Friday 4 April 2014


A great place to live

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o I find myself sitting in my office on a Sunday night pondering over what should I say about Glenmore Park. It’s quite simple really, I really enjoy living and working in Glenmore Park. I love the diversity of the community. We have residents that are from all different cultures, religions and economic backgrounds. I can go for a walk of an evening or morning and fellow residents will always acknowledge me with a quick “hello”. I’ve lived and worked in Glenmore Park for over 14 years now, and seen many exciting changes to the estate. Like all real estate markets we have our upturns and downturns but overall property prices in Glenmore Park remain steady throughout these times. We have seen an increase over the past six months especially to property prices in Glenmore Park. I believe there are more than just all time low interest rates that

have pushed our market along. In our office we have a growing number of families moving into Glenmore Park from all over Sydney. I equate this to a number of reasons: Glenmore Park being more affordable and familyfriendly, also the facilities on the estate and the location to the M4 Motorway. If I was to quote a purchaser from last weekend who was moving to Glenmore Park from a two bedroom unit at Camperdown, he said his $625,000 brought him and his family a lovely home with a backyard. Where they are currently living they are only able to purchase a unit for the same amount of money. He also told me that in the city you are surrounded by people but it’s very lonely as no one interacts. He was pleasantly surprised to see this was not the case here. Glenmore Park is very community orientated. We still have a large number of residents that sell their homes to either move up to a larger home

in the estate or sell their home to downsize. It is also common for residents to own investment properties in the estate, which also pushes our rental market along. Therefore properties in Glenmore Park are in high demand. We sell them as quickly as we list them. Our office, Glenmore Park Realty, holds the record for the highest price achieved during the last six months. We list and sell more properties in Glenmore Park then any other agent as we have been on the estate since its inception in 1990. We have a sales agent who has worked for Glenmore Park Realty for the last 20 years. He is now selling homes to previous customers’ now grown children. At Glenmore Park Realty we feel part of the community as the majority of us all live on the estate and we are all very proud residents. Glenmore Park is a great place to live and is just a few minutes from the Penrith CBD.

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Centrally located resort style 25.5 Acres Includes fully self contained separate 3 bed dwelling. Central location 20 minutes Penrith, Liverpool & Camden Hard surface driveway suite trucks. Several rumpus rooms, modern kitchen, studio, media room. Stables, horse arena, post & rail fencing. Large pool, gazebo & BBQ, sauna, massive dam. Ideal to work from home & lease 2nd dwelling at approx. $400 p.w.

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Currently Leased for $480 pw This perfectly presented and located 4 bedroom or 3 bedroom plus study home has it all & it’s under 4 years old. Features include large master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, modern kitchen with ceaser stone bench tops and separate dining. Also featured is a generous living area with large glass opening to the alfresco area and water views of the lake. Only 84 meters from the Lake.

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Superbly presented executive home set on a 4041m2 block. Totally renovated nothing to do. Amazing master bedroom with sitting area and huge ensuite. The perfect summer entertainer with a huge alfresco area. There are so many features that only an inspection will reveal how incredible it is.

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The “Manning” - built by Clarendon Homes • 4 great size bedrooms with built-ins & w/in robe • Formal lounge and dining room + a family room • Ducted air, alarm, intercom, spacious kitchen • Beautiful spotted gum timber floors • Garage with internal access & remote control • Great location close to shops, schools & sporting fields

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Penrith 9/86 Copeland Street First Open Home Saturday 5/4 • Security complex, 3 toilets throughout • Good size bedrooms + built-ins to all • Ducted air cond., gas cooktop • Easy to maintain backyard • Bus stop at door • Levies $450 per quarter • Current rent $390 p/w

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• 81m2 unit size + storage room 2m2 • Spacious lounge/dining room • Freshly painted throughout • Expected rent approx. $280 pw • Levies $610 per quarter • Moments to station, shops & station

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A Substantial Family Home on a 777 sqm block !!! Here’s your opportunity to own a fantastic family friendly residence with many features. 5 generous size bedrooms, all with built-ins, 3 bathrooms, huge formal lounge room, upstairs rumpus room with a balcony + a family room with an atrium that overlooks the solar heated pool & spa. Open plan kitchen/casual dining area featuring a walk-in pantry & dishwasher, ample storage throughout the home, a very practical laundry with extra cupboards & a separate toilet. Some of the many inclusions are ducted air, alarm, new carpet throughout, ceiling fans + an indoor water feature. For the boys there’s a tandem garage & workshop area with a rear roller door. Located only 1.2km approx from Penrith Station & Westfield.

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Bits&Pieces The Genworth Homebuyer Confidence Index decreased slightly by 1.6 points from September 2013 due in part to a decline in confidence in the first homebuyer segment and cost of living pressures for mortgage holders. The Index, based on a survey of over 2,000 consumers, looks at the proportion of monthly income borrowers use to service debts, their repayment history over the last 12 months and expectations for the next 12 months. According to Mortgage Choice’s inaugural 2014 Money Survey, men and women are largely divided when it comes to answering the question of “who wears the financial pants?”. The survey, which canvassed the opinions of more than 1,000 Australians, found 45.4 per cent of respondents believe males control the household finances, while 47.4 per cent think women run the show and 7.2 per cent say ‘other’ (or both genders). Unsurprisingly, the majority of male

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respondents believe their gender controls the finances, with 76.0 per cent of them indicating that they dictate how the household money is spent. Similarly, 75.7 per cent of the females surveyed believe it is women who control the finances in their household. It’s not every day that a homeowner encourages the sale of their property by throwing in a vintage Porsche. But that’s exactly what happened to Heather Montemayor of Ray White Semaphore when loyal clients asked her to sell their third property for them in a rush. The South Australian saleswoman had sold two previous

properties for them in earlier years. She’d sold both within a week. When they had relocated to Queensland temporarily for work and had wanted to sell the property at 19A Riverina Street in Largs North back in 2012, she recommended they retain it as the market was soft. But in February this year, with short notice, the vendors announced that they were moving to Queensland permanently for work and gave Heather the ultimate challenge. “Sell the property in a week, for the price we want and the Porsche is yours,” they told her, tongue in cheek. The immaculate 911SC Targa 1978 original has had only three owners. The property was listed on a Saturday in February and had 20 interested parties through the first inspection. Following the inspection seven offers were made. One particular British couple loved the property. They offered a price that more than suited the vendors and by Monday the home was sold for $527,500... and the Porsche was Heather’s.

A five bedroom cladded home on a five acre property in Kemps Creek was sold at auction last week for a whopping $1.25

million – $150,000 over reserve. The auction, which was undertaken by local Scott Dalton of Property Auction Services, had 15 registered bidders and was sold to a local family. The selling agent, Anton Misfud of LJ Hooker, said the great sale shows the competitiveness in the market right now. “This is a premium price for the area and I attribute a number of factors to the great result including good open lines of communication between agent and vendor and our marketing strategy which attracted a full room of bidders,” he said.

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New Homes^ Now Selling! Thornton offers you a new way of living or a great investment opportunity right in the heart of Penrith, a walk to the train station and Westfield Penrith Plaza. Choose from this new range of Patio Homes, Garden Homes and Courtyard homes (some include separate Loft Apartments). All Homes include: • Landscaping to the front yard and turf to the rear • Pathways, driveway, letterbox AND fencing! • Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning • Entry security screen door Visit the Sales Centre on Sydney Smith Drive (off Coreen Ave), Penrith. Open 7 days, 10am – 5pm ^Terms and conditions apply. See Contract for Sale of Land from the builder. Refer to the individual flyer in the Thornton Sales Centre or landcom.com.au/thornton. All diagrams and images are for illustrative purposes and should be used as a guide only. *GST inclusive. Price is based on nominated home on nominated lot including the standard inclusions level only. One home priced at $454,770. Average home price $524.700. Purchasers to confirm final inclusions with the builder. The content of this ad was produced prior to completion of construction. The builder reserves the right to revise the plans and specifications without notice or obligation. Prices correct as at 25/03/2014. LAN1942/WW

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Stunningly renovated to the highest possible standards with impeccable attention to detail this huge 4 bedroom executive home is a must to inspect. Offering both formal & informal living space through light filled rooms thee home also boasts stunning new kitchen, fully renovated bathroom & ensuite plus resort style inground pool. • Private & secure behind electric gates • Private cabana & undercover entertaining area • Approx. 5597sqm block with manicured grounds • Huge barn, theatre room, ducted air & vacuum

4728 4000

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For Sale Now $469,000 - $519,000 or Auction 30th April 2014 Positioned in a quiet street is this large 3 bedroom home with large living areas, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and open plan dining area, all complimented by polished timber flooring, built in robes, freshly painted and ensuite to the main. Entertain in the big backyard, enclosed sunroom or on the back deck.

• Good size living area • Ducted a/c & ceiling fans

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• Approx. 560sqm block • Side access plus single lockup garage

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GUIDE: Buyers From $1,050,000 - Auction On Site Saturday 12th April 2014 This amazing, architecturally designed & built family home is sure to impress. Appealing to the entertainer, the home boasts an adaptable modern floorplan, multiple living areas, light filled rooms with cathedral ceilings and the finest inclusions including ducted air, vacuum & intercom system. This home will truly amaze you! • Undercover entertaining area with outdoor kitchen • The finest of fittings & finishes throughout • 100m2 under cover storage and approx. 835sqm block • Inground resort style pool with solar heating

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For Sale Now $599,000 - $659,000 or Auction 30th April 2014 Set in Glenmore Park Estate and surrounded by top quality homes this 18 month old Lily Home represents fantastic value. Offering built in robes plus walk in robe and ensuite to the main, both formal & informal living space and open plan living. Stylishly finished with manicured gardens, ducted air and quality inclusions.

• Plantation shutters • Gas cooking with stainless steel appliances

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• Land size approx. 524sqm, double garage • Complete alfresco entertaining off lounge room

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Taking planning to the next level Forget trawling through stacks of paper. Tracking Development Applications is about to be made a lot easier thanks to State Government funding

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be delivered to councils to ensure they can provide the service. “The $1 million in grants will help councils buy new software that allows the community to track applications online,” Mr Hazzard said. “Users will be able to monitor the progress of their application and to view up-to-date information on development applications in their neighbourhood on council websites. “It’s about hitting the delete button on the old, cumbersome and time consuming paper system and hitting enter on a fast, simple, online planning system

that is available 24 hours.” Recently released local development performance figures show councils are increasingly taking advantage of automated processes and web-based tools to make local planning easier and more efficient for the community. Penrith City Council does have an online tracker for Development Applications that is generally easy to use. “Unfortunately not all councils in NSW have an online tracking facility. That’s why the NSW Government is providing $1 million in grants to the 77 councils without Application Tracking

to support its continued roll-out across the state,” Mr Hazzard said. Mr Hazzard said ePlanning speeds up the assessment process for both the community and councils. “When applications are submitted back to council with the right information assessments are completed quickly and efficiently saving both residents and councils time and money,” he said. Funding will be available to the 77 NSW Councils that do not currently have online application tracking software, ensuring that all councils in NSW have this ability moving forward. Friday 4 April 2014


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Around your place

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Sprucing up Interior design is no longer just about the lounge room or bedroom. Kitchens and bathrooms are now also the focus...

through various techniques, with Bunnings National Bathroom Buyer, Adam Cole offering helpful tips. If space is a problem, Cole advises the strategic use of large mirrors on bathroom walls, which will reflect light and make the room appear more spacious. Installing a mirror directing

installed next to the door or a window, can provide good air circulation and ensure that the bathroom is fresh and clean. Kitchens can also be a room of style, with Bunnings National Kitchen Buyer, Andrew Op de Coul suggesting that homeowners choose bright colours and unusual materials for benchtops.

Turn off the heater: If your pool is heated, there’s no need to waste the money on having the system still operating during the winter months if you don’t think you are going to use it. Adjust pH levels: It is very important to get the pH levels right during the winter period. The pool’s pH level needs to be between 7.4 and 7.6. Taking a sample of the pool water for analysis will tell you exactly what the pH level is.

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opposite a window that has an open outlook creates a stunning effect and brings a bit of nature’s beauty into the bathroom. Although aesthetics are important, mould and damp bathrooms can also ruin atmosphere and Cole suggests creating an effective airflow system to combat these problems. A flush-mount exhaust system,

Clean the filter: Before saying goodbye to your pool for the winter, make sure you give the filter a good clean. It’s vital in protecting your pool.

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For another funky twist, opt for LED down lights to illuminate the area and cut down your energy bill, with LED using less energy than other kinds of lights. When painting kitchens, consider lighter shades of colour to reflect more natural light and add to the illusion of space with hues of white, grey and silver being ideal for smaller kitchens.

Cover the pool: It’s very easy to simply forget about your back yard during the colder months, especially with all the rain we’ve been having. Rather than get a nasty surprise when you do make it back out to the pool area, get a good quality pool cover for the winter. This will prevent water loss and stop debris entering the water and systems.

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nterior design used to be solely focused on lounge rooms and bedrooms but now the more functional spaces in the house are getting some attention. While both kitchens and bathrooms have an obvious practical purpose, they don’t have to be dull and have plenty of hidden potential for creativity and style. Any keen DIYers who want to improve their house’s décor should consider sprucing up these two rooms, with little changes making a big difference to the overall look and feel. A kitchen or bathroom overhaul is not necessarily a costly exercise, nor does it take a long time, making it perfect for an indoor project during the holidays. Bathrooms can be prettied up

Clean the pool: With the warmer months over, it’s time to give your pool a really good clean. Brush and vacuum it as necessary and make sure it’s sparkling clean before you retire it for winter.

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The Grandworth Newbury 35MkII Luxury two storey home

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Allcastle Homes are the family company building familyy homes for or over o stle Homes 20 years. Build an affordable luxury lifestyle with Allcastle Grandworth Newbury 35MkIII. Open planning is the key with a spacious upper living area, four large bedrooms including sensational master suite with ensuite and walk-in robe. A 7 square metre pantry is an extra special feature of the well appointed kitchen. Affordability is a standard feature in all Allcastle Homes and right now the Grandworth Newbury 35 MkIII comes with a very attractive price. Visit the Grandworth Newbury 35MkII on display at Mulgoa Rise and talk to an Allcastle Homes’ consultant today. Allcastle Homes, a family company building family homes.

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Leonie Blattman the licensee of Century 21 Urban United would like to thank the local community for celebrating the office Grand Opening in the park last Saturday. It was lovely to meet so many people and help them with their Real Estate needs. Century 21 are proudly supporting our local Scouts and they are currently looking for more young adventures to join their team. For more info please call Tracey 0422 602-507.

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30/4-10 Benedict Court EXPRESS SALE!

Very modern and impressive 1 bedroom unit looks like new, with open plan living areas, spectacular kitchen, large balcony for entertaining, internal laundry, built-in wardrobe, overlooking spectacular gardens and family entertainment park. Located in Beautiful Holroyd Gardens walking distance to Merrylands and Parramatta........ Currently leased to a fantastic tenant for $380.00 per week who would love to stay.

CAMBRIDGE PARK $450.00p/w 1 Loxwood Ave

MT DRUITT $360.00p/w

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MERRYLANDS $450.00p/w

GREYSTANES $460.00p/w

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IN THE HEART OF GREYSTANES

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NEED MORE SPACE?

This freshly painted 5 + study home offers polished floors to majority of the home, modern bathrooms (ensuite to main) and additional toilet in laundry, large open plan kitchen dining with dishwasher, front and back porch with room for table & chairs, internal laundry, garden shed or man-cave, BBQ entertainment area and large double carport with fully fenced front yard. Open home is set for Wednesday 16th April, 2014 @ 6pm. Please email to register your interest.

AS GOOD AS NEW!

Be quick as this villa will not last long, as this property is in a great location close to shops, schools, bus stops plus train station. Offering the following inclusions such as 3 bedrooms, Spacious kitchen with double sink and electric cooking, Great size combined lounge and dining with split system air conditioning, Neat and tidy main bathroom, Single lock up garage in immaculate condition.

This property has been jazzed up and is ready to go. Freshly painted through-out, new carpet to stair case, majority of townhouse is tiles, internal laundry, beautiful modern kitchen, spacious living areas, built-ins to bedrooms, lock-up garage all within a few minutes’ walk to Merrylands CBD and station.

5 Oldfield Street

This home offers plenty of space for the troops…. 3 good sized bedrooms, Large lounge and separate dining area, beautiful wood kitchen, internal laundry, huge sunroom with fully fenced yard and lock up storage area in the prime location of Greystanes.

Book an appointment with our friendly team by calling (02) 47 211-711 or email leonie@c21urbanunited.com.au 92 Oxford St Cambridge Park 4721

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Working from home just changed forever Do you work from home and struggle to find the right balance? An amazing new invention is about to shake things up, and you can get it today

ith increasing numbers of Australians setting up small businesses from their home or choosing to telework, the designer of a new stand alone office space that fits in your garden, says it’s important for home workers to have a separate space for business, which is comfortable to work in and aids productivity. Jason Fremder, the co-creator of a unique stand-alone office ‘pod’ known as Harwyn, said: “Free up your spare room and focus your mind on work”.

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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 96 per cent of Australian businesses in June 2012 were small businesses. Of these, 39.5 per cent of micro or small businesses ‘had the ability for staff to work from home’. “These figures show there is now a need, more than ever before, to make sure the home office is a place of productive businesses, one that is separate from your living space to help better juggle personal and professional, and achieve a good life balance,” Mr Fremder said. Harwyn is exactly that, and is

set to change the face of home working in Australia. A self-contained, purpose built studio space kitted out with essential connective technology and fixtures, all that’s needed for the Harwyn team to erect the prefab Pod is a space of two and a half metres by two and a half metres. It was designed to fit in a backyard garden, plugs into existing mains as an appliance would, and it can be installed on site by the Harwyn team in just a few hours. “Home workers need a comfortable, secure and professional

working environment without the unusual distractions associated with working from home, we have created that space with Harwyn which really does provide that all important boundary between work and home,” Mr Fremder said. Designed to exceed the energy efficiency rating of most domestic and commercial developments, the beautifully designed ‘pod’ breaks the mould with its architecture, finishing and the vibrant colour palette. Visit www.harwyn.com.au for more information.

Rates on hold again

At its third meeting of 2014 the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced the cash rate will remain at 2.50 per cent for the seventh consecutive month. Loan Market director Mark De Martino said that consumers would continue to benefit from low interest rates and suggested those looking to purchase should take a hard look at getting into the market while rates were at a record low. “With the Aussie dollar surging back to 92 cents this week, we may

start to see increasing speculation that the RBA will have to lift rates to protect the economy,” Mr De Martino said. Mr De Martino said that lenders were responding to the rate inactivity with a variety of incentives to attract new customers and the competition in the fixed rate space was particularly rivalrous. Mr De Martino suggested

that consumers looking at taking up a fixed rate take a hard look at some of the products on offer right now, as it might be the perfect time.

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Friday 4 April 2014


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