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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Should I Sell at Auction?

Fitzpatricks - 18/05/2017

Auction is recognised as being an effective way of creating wide public interest and reaching a large number of prospective purchasers in a short period of time. It is appealing to more and more vendors today it gives you a start and end date to the selling process.   Benefits of auction Maximum exposure for maximum market impact. There is a clear beginning and end …

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Wagga Wagga Gold Cup 2017

Fitzpatricks - 11/05/2017

As a way of saying thank you to our loyal and long standing clients, each year Fitzpatricks Real Estate hosts a hospitality marquee at the Wagga Gold Cup, with around 300 people attending throughout the day. Our marquee location, north of the mounting yard, provided a fantastic view of the track and punters were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, enjoyably pleasant conditions for watching Rachel King ride Gai …

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First Quarter Wrap

Fitzpatricks - 28/04/2017

The start of 2017 saw us hit the ground running with great numbers at open homes, meeting 180 groups in one weekend alone. Our number of open homes and attendees was constantly strong throughout February and March. In the first quarter our team also conducted a large amount of private inspections resulting in a great amount of buyer exposure for our vendors. Sales were above average in …

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Fitzpatricks Real Estate: a rich history

Fitzpatricks - 27/04/2017

Founded on February 21, 1950 by Geoffrey James Fitzpatrick, it was formally known as G.J. Fitzpatrick & Company and began operation from a small office in the basement of the former Gissing’s building, in Fitzmaurice Street. Geoff was given the building rent free in return for the owner’s financial books being written up. Over the years the business has grown from its humble beginnings where …

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Five depreciation points
every investor should know

Fitzpatricks - 20/04/2017

Any owner of an income-producing investment property is eligible for significant taxation benefits. Despite this fact, according to the Chief Executive Officer of BMT Tax Depreciation, Bradley Beer, 80 percent of property investors are failing to take advantage of property depreciation and are therefore missing out on thousands of dollars in their pockets. “Property investors often assume they are ineligible or that it is not …

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What’s on this Easter…

Fitzpatricks - 13/04/2017

The Easter long weekend has arrived! Four days off! But aside from consuming copious amounts of chocolate… what are you going to do? What’s on over the Easter long weekend? There’ll be plenty to do with the Markets by the Lake and the Stone the Crows Festival – the ultimate event for over 50’s and grey nomads which stretches over the long weekend. Revel in the Riverina’s first festival of …

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Passive Design – the benefits to your home

Fitzpatricks - 06/04/2017

When reading through selling points of properties being advertised for sale, you may notice a lot of reference to passive design. Things like “north-facing” and “double brick construction” might not seem like an obviously major selling feature, but they are an indication of the passive design elements that can make a major contribution to energy efficiency and comfort. So what exactly is passive design?

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Suburb Spotlight: Ashmont

Fitzpatricks - 30/03/2017

Set on the western side of Wagga Wagga, between semi-rural San Isidore and the industrial and commercial precincts of Central Wagga, Ashmont provides economic living opportunities with good standards of infrastructure and community services. Providing a variety of educational and recreational facilities including a community centre, preschool, primary schools, churches, sporting ovals and parks, Ashmont is also serviced by it’s own shopping complex, with a supermarket, service station, …

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Vacancy Rates – February 2017

Fitzpatricks - 23/03/2017

The past three months have certainly been busy in our Property Management team! December is traditionally a high vacate period, due to the turnover of Defence and other corporate employment contracts, in conjunction with the completion of the education year. January and February are peak periods for rental inquiry – with the people filling positions for the December outgoing population, plus those starting a new year …

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