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Category Archives: Local Interest

Heart for the Homeless – Mount Barker & the Adelaide Hills

Overall the majority of us have access to the basics, fundamental things like shelter, food and the support networks of friends & family. For some people, these basics are not there or not available. As the world becomes more complex and …

New Mount Barker Freeway Interchange

It has been several months now since the opening of the second Freeway Interchange for Mount Barker and it is timely to have a quick look at its impact. Key effects seem to be: Less traffic congestion in the Littlehampton …

Property sales over $2 million – New tax rules

The Australian Government has introduced new rules to ensure foreign residents meet their capital gains tax liabilities. Essentially to ensure that capital gains tax is paid at the point of settlement and before residents or capital are overseas and/or unavailable. …

WHO IS SEXTON / GLOVER / WATTS?

A seemingly common question is ‘who is SEXTON GLOVER WATTS?’ Essentially we are a well established local family owned real estate company that is based in Mount Barker while servicing the whole of the Adelaide Hills. Our company name is …

PROPERTY CROWD FUNDING IN AUSTRALIA

An interesting article reproduced with permission by the Crowd Funding Institute of Australia https://www.cfinstitute.org/ We are at tipping point internationally where crowd funding has matured and should be considered as an alternate funding choice and not something new, property is …

PRICE versus VALUE ?

For many property buyers it is much easier to see and track price rather than base decisions on value. Price can be an advertised price or the actual sold for or settled price while value can be either that mathematical …

Littlehampton Trees

One thing I notice as I drive around Littlehampton is where substantial  trees have been left in the middle of roads. The trees have been given right of way with the roads modified to accommodate them. There are several roads …

A PROFILE OF AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTORS

An excellent article by the Real Estate Institute of Australia research office Evgeniya Hawthorne. The Real Estate Institute of Australia has long argued that the majority of investors in residential real estate are ordinary mums and dads who have only …

MOUNT BARKER RETAINING WALLS

One of the common costs associated with building in the Mount Barker area is the cost of Retaining. It is also a part of building that is generally underestimated in both its cost and importance. The lack of clear and …

Mount Barker Real Estate & Verification of Identity.

In SA it is now a requirement for all parties in a property transaction to verify their identity as part of the Conveyancing transaction. The introduction of this policy should reduce the risk of fraud, strengthen the integrity of South …