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Friday Feast – Outside The Square

Outside The Square

We visited on 18-11-16

The team headed down to Outside the Square Café to enjoy the spring day. The cafe offers great options for breakfast and lunch in a great family friendly environment. The small servery window for take away coffee is a hive of activity in the morning and the aroma of fresh baked muffins and cakes is hard to pass by.

The breakfast menu is very simple yet delicious with choices including French toast, buttermilk pancakes, toasted muesli, or Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine or Eggs Ocean (smoked salmon). For the big appetite tuck into The BIG Square with eggs, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, potato rösti served with tomato relish. Accompany this with a Toby’s Estate Coffee or Toby’s Estate Organic tea to complete your morning.

If lunch is what you are after, then again the menu will satisfy your taste buds. The chicken burger seemed to be the popular choice on Friday, however the Cajun chicken Caesar salad was a personal favourite. Other lunch time options include a gourmet steak sandwich, the Greek lamb burger, various salads and choices of baguettes and bruschetta’s. To replenish the fluids on a warm day, select from milkshakes, smoothies, organic soft drinks and juices. Kids are not forgotten either with a number of options for the little appetite.

The focus of the owners and staff here at Outside The Square Café is to provide a family friendly place that serves coffee produced by ethical companies and also organic and natural options. Come in and meet the staff and see why everyone is starting to look Outside The Square Café.



Are Compulsory Swimming Lessons A Mudgee Necessity? Have Your Say…

Whether your own home has a backyard pool, you’re planning a beach holiday, or you’re a regular at Mudgee Swimming Pool, you’re bound to spend much of this summer in the water.  This poses a very real and relevant question to all Mudgee real estate owners and renters; do our Mudgee children need to learn how to swim?

With the weather heating up here in Mudgee, it’s time to consider your stance on compulsory swimming lessons for primary school children.  While undeniably worthwhile, the expense of private swimming lessons has unfortunately made them unaffordable for many residents throughout the Mudgee region.  The latest push is for all NSW primary schools to introduce compulsory swimming lessons, in an attempt to curb the massive 25 per cent increase in drownings of people aged between 15 and 24 years old in the past decade.

A new online petition has been launched.  All Mudgee real estate owners, long-term residents and first time renters are encouraged to go online and pledge their support for mandatory swimming lessons.  The petition will be taken to politicians, asking for their support in throwing water safety education back into the spotlight.

If you have children attending Mudgee Public School, Cudgegong Public School, or another primary school in the Mudgee region, or you’re just a concerned Mudgee resident, you may like to consider visiting www.swimandsurvive.com.au and joining the growing online petition.

Let us know your thoughts on the possible introduction of compulsory swimming lessons in New South Wales primary schools.  Would you be willing to pledge your support on the petition?  Do you view this as a worthwhile cause?

Mudgee’s Newest Store – Target Country

Well it’s been 10 months since we first posted about the upgraded Country Target store that would be coming to Mudgee, and now the day has arrived that we locals will get to experience the store in all its opening glory!

The official opening of Mudgee Target Country is tomorrow (Thursday 31st of May), and from 8am the store is holding  a day of excitement, specials and of course entertainment for the kids to celebrate its first day of trading, and all local Mudgee residents are invited to attend.

Department stores play a vital role in helping maintain the local economy, and it’s hoped that providing a bigger range of products, shoppers will be inclined to buy locally rather than when they’re visiting Sydney or even online which is becoming more and more popular due to convenience, price and range of goods.

We’ll be excited to see the buzz around Church Street tomorrow and throughout the rest of the week. We’re sure that most shoppers will be attending the store at least to check it out, if not to buy up big.

Real Estate Investing in Mudgee

You’ve probably read about all the great benefits of investing in real estate in Mudgee, because of the rental demand being so high, so today we wanted to give you some references for your investment property research if you’re looking to invest… because if you are thinking about investing in real estate, Mudgee is the place to do it!

The below links will take you to some of the posts we’ve written about property investment and should answer some of the questions you might have if you’re looking to invest in Mudgee, or just invest in real estate in general:

Step 1 – Research
Step 2 – What to Avoid
Step 3 – What are the Benefits?
Step 4 – Myths
Costs of Property Investing
Maximising Returns
Tips and Questions
Why Invest in Mudgee?
Managing your Investment Property (PDF booklet download – 1.84Mb)

Investing in real estate isn’t for everyone, so you should always consider what the best option is for you based on your circumstances and always seek professional advice from your financial advisor before committing to any real estate transaction.

We live and breathe everything Mudgee, and know from our own real estate business that the rental market is very competitive, so good quality rental properties are being scooped up exceedingly quickly, so there are some very good returns to be made for the long term, savvy property investor here in Mudgee. If you’d like to see what properties we have on offer, you can visit our website, or give us a call to chat about suitable investment opportunities here in Mudgee.

Know A Sydney-sider Looking for a Tree-Change?

If you know of someone living in Sydney, who’s looking for a more relaxed lifestyle, you may like to pass on this information… it may be just the incentive they need to make the tree-change to Mudgee or one of our surrounding townships.

You may have read in our blog previously about the NSW state government’s $7,000 regional relocation grant which were introduced last year for homeowners relocating from the city to established homes in regional areas of NSW. The big news now is that the grant also applies to those who want to build a new home as well as those purchasing existing homes. The idea is that the incentive will help boost the NSW construction industry and regional economies.

To be eligible for the grants, those who live in metropolitan areas would need to sell their city home and buy a parcel of vacant land valued up to $450,000, or a completed or off-the-plan home valued up to $600,000 in regional NSW which could be Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos or one of our other regional townships.

For those who buy vacant land, the foundations must be laid within six months of completion of the land purchase and the home must be occupied as a principal place of residence within 12 months. The city residence can be sold within the 12 months prior to or after the purchase of the regional home.

Your city friends and family may like to do some more research, and can visit www.osr.nsw.gov.au/benefits/rrg/ for more information.

Of course, for local market knowledge and property availability, we’re always happy to chat, so please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone, email, comment on our post, or visit our Professionals Mudgee Real Estate website for property listings in Mudgee and surrounding districts.

Cruising for a Cause

Have you got a thing for your car? Do you like to cruise around just enjoying the open road? Do you want to help raise funds for cancer research? Do you enjoy the company of other car enthusiasts?

Coming up on the 10th of March 2012, Cudgegong Cruisers Inc. in conjunction with volunteers from the Mudgee & Districts Can Assist branch, are holding a cruising event called ‘Can Cruise’. The fundraising event is in its fourth year running, and is a great way to show off your mechanical pride and joy, meet some great new people, and see some amazing machines.

Commencing at the Mudgee Racecourse and travelling to Rylstone, Kandos and Lue before returning to Kandos, we’re told that it’s a sight to be seen (and heard)!

The best part about the event is that any registered vehicle can enter! Costs are listed below, and you can complete an entry form by clicking on the link at the end of this blog post. Entry fee includes lunch and entertainment, such as a “Show n Shine” in the morning, sack racing and tyre rolling competition during the lunch-break at Kandos, poker cards drawn throughout the day, and on the return to Mudgee Racecourse there’ll be a jumping castle for the kids and time to socialise with new and old friends. Trophies and prizes are also up for grabs!

So, fill out the entry form and be at the Mudgee Racecourse around 9:00am, or 8:00am if you’re having breakfast, bring the family and make a day of it!

Visit www.cudgegongcruisers.org.au for more information or www.canassist.com.au to find out more about the Can Assist network.

Adults – $30.00
Under 16’s – $5.00
Under 2’s – Free
Family (2 adults, up to 2 children) – $60.00

Mudgee Relay For Life 2012

It’s on again this year; the Mudgee Relay For Life! We’re keen to get as many people involved as we can and whilst there are already a number of registered teams we’d love to see more Mudgee support, whether by way of donations, spreading the word or participation.

The February information evening had a great turnout, and we’d love to encourage anyone who is participating or just wanting to know more about the event to come along the March information session being held on the 7th of March 2012 from 6pm at Club Mudgee Soldiers Club, 99 Mortimer Street. There are monthly information sessions leading up to the event that takes place on the 12th of May 2012.

Early bird registrations are being accepted until the 27th of April 2012 for just $15 per person, and $20 thereafter. The Relay For Life is a great way to show your support for the Cancer Council and the work that they do, as well as see great parts of the Mudgee Region.

To get involved or find out which teams are currently registered, visit the Mudgee Relay For Life page here or to help team “Professionals Real Estate Mudgee” achieve our goal of $1500, you can click here to donate or join our team. We’d love to have your support!

Get to Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex Today!

Today is the Open Day for the new-look Glen Willow Reserve, and all Mudgee locals are encouraged to take their first gander at the new facilities on offer. The Mudgee community have been waiting for the development to be completed, and there’s a touch of excitement in the air for the sporting groups that will be taking full advantage of the Mid-Western Regional Council’s revamped Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex.

There will be afternoon clinics for the kids on the main playing field between 4pm-5pm and 5pm-6pm and will give them a first hand look at the first class oval. According to an article in the Mudgee Guardian late last week, there’ll likely be a number of winter sports clubs holding registration days today as well.

Be there between 4pm and 7pm and you can tour the new grandstand, enjoy live music and a free BBQ, and if you wear your team’s colours you can be part of the commemorative photo. You can also be in the running to win a family pass to the AAMI Country v City Origin match on Sunday 22nd of April 2012, so there’s definitely good reason to be there!

It’s great to see that Mudgee’s sporting facilities are comparable to other state of the art sporting fields in NSW, and that the Council have committed to providing these facilities to the Mudgee community. It’s going to be a busy part of Mudgee on weekends, so if you’re a local sports supporter, let us know what you think of the new-look Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex, we’d love to hear your opinions!

House Design Trends

You probably notice when you drive through new housing developments or see new homes being built, that they often look quite similar in design. Inside a home, you can sometimes tell the era that the home was decorated by the presence of shagpile carpet or orange laminate on the kitchen benches.

House design and decorating trends change continually and while it can seem like a great idea to use bold colours or follow trends of the time, it generally doesn’t take long for a new design trend to take over. If you’re decorating with the intention to sell sometime in the near future, it may be wise to stick to some neutral elements as well so your home doesn’t become dated to quickly.

Neutral walls with great artwork create a great sense of what’s “trendy”, without dating your homes interior. Timber floors are timeless and a great feature of a home if you’re looking to update coverings.

So if you want to sell your home in years to come, without having to update or change the style to suit modern buyers, it can be wise to avoid the more outrageous home design and decorating trends and stick to those that will be a feature of your home well into the future.

Remember it’s always best to keep to a single theme throughout your home, and to decorate and style it to the style of your home, especially if it’s a period home.

Mudgee Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is taking place in Mudgee on Sunday the 4th of March 2012, and as always we’re keen to see it be a huge success in the region, so we’d love to encourage everyone to join a local clean up site, or create your own.

By getting the community together to make Mudgee cleaner, we’re also making sure that the rubbish in parks, waterways, nature reserves, bushland and streets isn’t harming our local environment as well.

So, join the rest of Australia, and the Mudgee community on Clean Up Australia Day on the 4th of March, because every piece of garbage picked up helps keep the beautiful Mudgee Region looking spic and span for residents, visitors and local wildlife.

If you would like to be a part of Clean Up Australia Day in Mudgee, use the links in the opening paragraph to find a registered clean up site or register your own.