Second Quarter Wrap

Fitzpatricks - 27/07/2017

The second quarter of 2017 saw sales and listings slightly down, following a high level of sales in the previous quarter. It is also expected to follow a similar trend in the Winter period as vendors and purchasers hold off for the Spring market. There were 291 residential sales in Wagga Wagga from 1st April 2017 to 30 June 2017 with a median price of …

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Selling Your Investment Property

Fitzpatricks - 20/07/2017

Thinking of selling your investment property?  Apart from the sales process, there are a number of tenancy related issues that investors should think of before listing the property for sale. It is extremely important that you discuss your intentions with your Property Manager so they can advise you of your legal obligations.*

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Update Your Benchtop This Season

Fitzpatricks - 13/07/2017

Nothing freshens your kitchen more than a new kitchen bench top. Whether you are selling your home or simply want to get rid of a bad colour or wear and tear such as burns and marks, now is a good time to get onto it while you relax by the fire while it’s being done. The following suggestions will help you get it right.

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Tax Time

Fitzpatricks - 29/06/2017

With tax time upon us, it’s important to understand what you can claim in order to get the full deductions you are entitled to in regards to your investment property. Here is a list of items you can potentially claim as deductions on your tax return:

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Property Styling

Fitzpatricks - 22/06/2017

Property styling, or staging, has become one of the big growth areas in real estate marketing as owners and agents look to maximise a property’s appeal and value. The secret to staging a property is to take away the owners’ personal items and create something that will appeal to the highest percentage of potential buyers. The first impression is what is going to sell a property. …

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The House of the Future
– thanks to the power of imagination

Fitzpatricks - 15/06/2017

Isn’t it amazing how science fiction, a direct result of the power of the imagination, has shaped our reality. Many of the ideas from Star Trek, which when it first appeared on screens appeared to be inconceivably other-worldly let alone revolutionary, have become reality – not bad for something that debuted in 1966. Seemingly far-fetched concepts when first introduced decades ago, either through literature, film or television, are now commonplace and while …

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New First Home Buyer Concessions

Fitzpatricks - 08/06/2017

To help improve housing affordability in NSW, the NSW Government are implementing a new package to assist first home buyers getting into the market. This package offers first home buyers stamp duty exemptions and reductions as well as grants for those building or buying new homes. First home buyers will be eligible for: No payment of stamp duty for homes up to $650,000 Reduction in stamp …

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Fitz Tips eBook: Methods of Sale

Fitzpatricks - 30/05/2017

There are a lot of things to consider when selling your home, method of sale is one of them. The two most common methods of selling Real Estate are Auction and Private Treaty. Read our eBook to find out more about Methods of Sale or talk to one of our experienced agents who can give you advice on which method is best for selling your …

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On Trend: the Study Nook

Fitzpatricks - 25/05/2017

The days of the dedicated home office are numbered thanks to technology like laptops, tablets, smartphones and wi-fi making people more mobile, replacing it with the more flexible “study nook”. The demand for a dedicated study has been significantly reduced, with buyers often preferring to replace a study with a fifth bedroom or a separate media room, a repurposing that allows for more flexible living arrangements for individuals …

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