Tuesday, 1 November 2011


The reserve bank met today and have drop the cash rate to 4.5%.  Perfect opportunity to look at buying a property, and don't forget to contact BlueSky Finance to have your home loan reviewed and make sure that you are getting the best deal from your bank!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Now is the time to find an investment property. There has been plenty of turmoil surrounding the share market and once again "bricks and mortar" has proving to be the best investment around.

Property prices in Benidgo are still some of the most affordable in Australia and they provide some of the best investment returns. With rental vacancy rates under 1% you can be confident that your property will perform through all seasons.

Growth prospects in the residential property market throughout Bendigo are excellent. We have the Bendigo Base Hospital re development taking place over the coming years which will produce over 750 new jobs and in turn require a lot more housing.

This weekend we have a terrific listing at "59 Holmes Road, Bendigo". This is only 1.5km from the Hospital and would return up to $300 per week. Priced at only $289,990 it is a terrific prospect.

Only 9 years old, 3 bedrooms with and ensuite and a low maintenance yard.

Contact Tom Isaacs - 0417 532 871

Monday, 3 October 2011

Huge Increase in Enquiry

We have experienced more than 48% increase in enquiries by people looking for houses to buy in September over August's numbers.
If you're looking to sell your house or just want an appraisal, call us today.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Investment Properties: Negatively Geared AND Cash-flow positive.

For some reason, not many people have heard about the NRAS (National Rental Affordability Scheme) but it is one of the biggest opportunities for investors available today.  In short, if you purchase a new property and place it on the rental market at a 20% discount to market rates (i.e. if the market rent is $375 per week, then you rent it out for $300 per week) the federal and state government will give you just over $9,000 each year for ten years.  So in the example above, by sacrificing $75 per week ($3,900 per year) you will get $9,000 in return...  The best part is that the $9,000 comes tax free so it is possible to negatively gear the investment but still be cash-flow positive, and claim depreciation to boot.  There has been concerns that NRAS properties are only available to particular segments of the market, however I'm pleased to point out that the NRAS properties are offered for rent on the open market, so owners still get to select their tenants. 
We have several NRAS properties available for sale now, e-mail to find out more!

-Ash McAuliffe
0457 302 260

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

20 MacDougall Road, Golden Square (Subdivision Potential)

Price: $289,990
Here is that property you have been searching for.  With character aplenty, this 3 bedroom Victorian will impress.  Set at the front of this1233sqm allotment this home features a charming bull nose verandah with refurbished deck and gorgeous cottage garden.
Stepping inside you will be impressed with the fresh paint throughout and 12' ceilings and old world fire place in the main bedroom.  The ceilings are timber lined throughout along with magnificent hard wood floors.
At the rear of the home is an updated kitchen with 900mm stainless steal oven, bosch dishwasher and ample bench space.  A sun room at the rear of the home, refurbished bathroom, ducted heating/cooling,a large living room and a 6x4m shed at the rear make this one that ticks all the boxes


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Bendigo property performs well

With all the doom and gloom in the media about property prices, it's good to know that Bendigo is still going strong. While the growth in property prices over the City of Greater Bendigo stayed fairly steady, some suburbs showed double digit growth between June and August.
At the top of the list is North Bendigo with 21.1%, with White Hills and Epsom close behind with 19.7% and 17.6% respectively. Strathfieldsaye had 15% while Strathdale and Kennington were strong as usual with 13% growth.
It just goes to show that location is still the most important factor is buying and selling real estate.
-Ash McAuliffe

Friday, 23 September 2011


If you have a smart phone or tablet, check our new mobile website at www.goggin.com.au or mobi.goggin.com.au, you will find our open house times, search our homes for sale and get the contact details of our sales agents.