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Property inspection checklist: Things you need to look out for at open homes

Heading to one property inspection after another can be exhausting and sometimes homebuyers forget to take notice of some of the most important aspects of the property.

It can be hard to know right away whether or not a property is going to be the one. Some people base their buying decision on how they “feel” about the property when they walk in the door and while it’s important to fall in love with the home you buy, there’s a few other things you should pay attention to too.

Structural issues: Check for signs of potentially serious issues such as pest damage, mould, cracks or poor building construction. While some of these issues won’t be deal breakers, they may require further investigation.

Hire a professional building and pest inspector to inspect the property if you’re not sure exactly what to look out for.

Parking: Don’t forget to consider how many vehicles you will need to have parked at your potential new abode. If you will need to park a car on the street, or your visitors will, then also consider whether there is adequate parking space available.

Enough space: If you have a lot of stuff that you’ll be moving with you then ensure it’s all going to fit in your new property. Consider things like whether the couch will fit comfortably in the lounge room or whether your fridge can fit in the kitchen. Of course if you really love the house these things can be replaced but you still want to ensure the house has adequate room to suit the needs of you and your family.

Location: You can change the property after you buy it but you can’t change the location. Take note of the general surroundings of the property and things like road access and nearby amenities.

Neighbours: You could be living next to your future neighbours for a long time so you want to consider things like whether or not your property provides enough privacy or whether your neighbours might have any noisy pets or bad habits like an untidy yard that could become an issue.

Keep in mind when you’re inspecting a property that there’s likely to be at least one or two things that aren’t quite perfect.

A few minor issues with a property don’t need to be a deal breaker but they are worth thinking about when you’re deciding on the most suitable property to buy.

If you decide to proceed with the purchase of a property don’t forget to get expert advice from both legal and building experts.

For those looking for more help finding the right property in Mudgee, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the friendly team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate.

Don’t forget to visit the BreastScreen Van while it’s in Mudgee

There’s only a couple of days left to visit the BreastScreen Mobile Van in Mudgee.

The van has been at the Mudgee Showgrounds since the beginning of November and it’s about to move on, but before it does, women over 40 are being encouraged to make an appointment for a free mammogram.

This free service is hugely beneficial to the community. Breast screening can help find cancers before they can be felt or noticed and there is a better chance of survival when breast cancer is found early.

Statistics show that 1 in 8 women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and in the majority of cases there is no family history of the disease.

According to the BreastScreen NSW website, women aged between 50 – 74 years are encouraged to have a mammogram every two years and you can put a reminder to have it whenever the BreastScreen Van is in town. The van will return in October 2017 – January 2018.

If you haven’t been this year yet though, then make an appointment today. An appointment only takes 20 minutes and it could potentially help save your life, or at the very least provide peace of mind.

The van can be found at the Mudgee Showground on 96 Douro Street until January 18 and bookings can be made by calling 13 20 50 or by visiting the van in person.

Working towards the cure and prevention of breast cancer is extremely important to us here at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate being that we are Diamond Partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

We encourage everybody to learn more about breast cancer and how we can all help by visiting nbcf.org.au.

Santa is on his way to Mudgee!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Mudgee and Santa will be in town for an early visit this Friday 23 December from 6-8pm to hand out lollies.

Fire and Rescue Mudgee pumper 387 and Hazmat Tanker 387 will be escorting Santa around Mudgee and helping Santa distribute lollies to both young and old.

You can figure out where Santa will be on the night by visiting the Fire and Rescue NSW 387 Mudgee Facebook Page.

After Santa’s early pit stop on Friday night, it’s sure to be a fun-filled long-weekend for a lot of Mudgee residents and visitors to the region.

We hope that everyone in the community stays safe and remembers that it is the “silly season” so roads and shops are a bit more hectic than usual. Make sure you allow yourself a bit more time for traveling and take regular breaks when travelling for long periods.

For those spending their holidays in town, we hope you get the opportunity to see some of the wonderful natural and historic sights in the region and get to stop in and see some of our wonderful wineries too.

The team at the Mudgee Visitor Information Centre at 84 Market Street are always happy to offer suggestions if you need any help deciding what to see and experience.

We’ve had an absolute blast bringing you all of the latest Mudgee news, events and real estate information throughout the year and we have lots more in store for 2017, so stay tuned for plenty more to come!

From all of the team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate, we wish you a happy and safe Christmas and look forward to talking to you all soon!

Tips for selling your Mudgee home over Christmas

Selling your home and wondering whether it’s a good idea to put the Christmas decorations up this year?

Putting Christmas decorations up is an important part of most people’s Christmas tradition, however a lot of sellers ask us whether it’s appropriate to put them up when their home is on the market because they want to ensure that their property presents at its very best to buyers.

Should you put up the tree?

A Christmas tree and a few festive ornaments can actually help add a bit of life to your home and may help buyers connect with it emotionally.

However, before you put up your tree think carefully about where it should go and make sure that it’s not too big for the space you want to put it in, because an oversized tree can make a small area appear even smaller.

What about other decorations? 

A wreath on the front door can be a nice way to be welcomed at the front door, but when it comes to other decorations you need to be careful of going too far and making your home feel cluttered and messy.

It’s best to keep decorations to a minimum and only use them to help enhance the overall look of your property.

For example, Christmas lighting up all over the house can just end up looking like messy wiring during the day, but in the right place they can bring a bit of life to your home, particularly if you plan on having any inspections at night.

Ask your Mudgee Real Estate Agent for advice

 It’s hard to generalise for every property because they are all very different and will appeal to different groups of buyers.

No matter the time of year though, it’s important to remember the basics when presenting your home for sale – i.e. keeping the property clean and tidy and making sure gardens aren’t overgrown.

So by all means put up some Christmas decorations, just ensure that your property looks clean and presentable when buyers come knocking.

For more advice about selling over Christmas, get in touch us at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate.

Raising hope for zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030

Mudgee has turned pink for the month of October to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause that is very close to our hearts here at Professionals Mudgee.

As Diamond Partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) we are committed to raising funds dedicated to breast cancer research that will hopefully one day lead to a cure.

The statistics for breast cancer are staggering. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and eight women die from breast cancer everyday in Australia.

These numbers are far too high and NBCF has vowed to change that by setting the aspirational goal of reaching zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

We will help them reach their goal by raising funds and awareness for their life-changing research.

Our offices, and other Professionals offices around Australia, help NBCF all year round by donating a portion of the commission from each property sale.

As a group, Professionals have raised more than $2.9 million for the NBCF and this number continues to grow daily. We hope to reach our target of $3 million by the end of this month.

You can help support the NBCF too! Simply list with us and know that a portion of every sale goes to this very worthy charity or drop into the Professionals Mudgee office at 79 church Street to make a donation to NBCF or purchase pink ribbon merchandise.

We also encourage everyone to head to www.professionalspink.com.au to learn more about the Professionals involvement with the NBCF and how our support is helping towards a cure for breast cancer.

How to make your property stand out this spring

The Mudgee property market has welcomed the start of spring and with interest rates at record lows and more and more people looking to make a tree-change to our beautiful part of the world, it looks set to be a busy selling season ahead.

If you plan on selling this spring then it’s important to pay attention to how well your property presents to buyers.

Spring brings about a lot more property competition and it can pay to make your property stand out amongst the rest. This normally means fixing up anything that will make the property appear better aesthetically and making the effort to clean up before property inspections.

 It’s always worth asking your real estate agent for advice so you don’t spend money unnecessarily on improvements, but overall it generally pays to focus on making the property look clean, fresh and ready to move into.

Consider:

– Cleaning and de-cluttering – A spring sale warrants a thorough property clean. Get rid of cobwebs, wash walls and windows and do all of those jobs you tend to put off most of the year.

– Making any repairs – Prospective buyers are likely to test things like lights and taps at open homes so make sure these are all working as they should and of course fix anything that is immediately noticeable and may be of concern to a future buyer.

– Refreshing walls and floors – One of the best things you can do before selling is make the property feel light and bright and the easiest way to do this is with a lick of paint. Properties with old and daggy floors can often benefit from being replaced too. Pick colours and style that will create a good feeling for buyers when they walk through the door.

– Tidying gardens – Gardens need a spring clean just as much as the inside of the house so spend a weekend trimming trees, fixing fencing and clearing paths and driveways. Plant some new plants to help brighten up your kerb appeal too.

– Staging – The right furniture and styling can help buyers picture the full potential of a property. Don’t underestimate how important staging can be, it can help buyers picture how they might use a room and best utilise a space.

Most important, if you’re thinking about selling make sure you have a chat to your Professionals Mudgee Real Estate Agent.

Each and every property is different and will appeal to different groups of buyers, so it’s important to get the right advice if you want to maximise your selling price.

Caerleon Open Day this Saturday!

We would like to invite everyone in the Mudgee community to attend this Saturday’s Open Day for Caerleon, Mudgee’s first master planned estate.

Stage 1 has been completed and with homes being built in the coming months, it’s a great opportunity to come and experience what Caerleon has to offer with landscaped open parkland, wide footpaths, views over Mudgee and level home sites, all just a few minutes’ drive from town.

This thoughtfully conceived estate showcases Mudgee’s progressive nature and highly desirable lifestyle. It will incorporate a variety of retail shops, cafes and restaurants, a supermarket and a childcare centre.

Plus, it’s going to be Mudgee’s first NBN serviced estate.

It’s an extremely exciting new development for Mudgee and we invite everyone to come along to the Open Day and find what it has to offer.

The Professionals Mudgee team will be at the Open Day this Saturday 3rd of September 2016 from 10am till 12pm and will be on hand to guide visitors around the estate, share its future vision and answer any questions you may have.

For more information about the Open Day and the exciting new Caerleon Estate, contact Adam on 0409 721 703.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy New Year, Mudgee!

Our team at Professionals Mudgee Real Estate would like to wish everyone in the Mudgee community a very Happy New Year.

The start of a new year is always a time to reflect on the year that was and to think about the future. Perhaps you have a property goal, or are looking forward to starting a new job or business in the New Year?

For anyone that has any property goals in the New Year then don’t forget to get in touch with the Professionals Mudgee Real Estate team, because we’d love to help you make your property dreams come true – whether they are selling up for the new year or finding a new dream home.

The year 2014 was a fantastic year for our team and it saw us move to our brand new office at 79 Church in Mudgee, which was a lot of hard work but well worth it!

But believe it or not we plan to make 2015 even bigger and better so continue to follow our blog to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news from the team about real estate and of course about the beautiful Mudgee region we call home.

For now though, we hope that everyone has a great night tonight and a wonderful New Year!

We’re Back at Work!

Professionals MudgeeWhile our Professionals Mudgee Real Estate sales team was still working over Christmas, many would have noticed that our office doors were closed.  We know many Mudgee families are out and about enjoying the holidays, but we wanted to let you all know that we’re back in the office and excited to help you fulfil all your real estate goals.

Whether you’re in the market to buy, sell, invest or rent, our friendly team at Professionals Mudgee can help you.  Phone us on 02 6372 2584 or simply pop into our office at 91 Market Street for a chat, or pick up a FREE ‘Showtime Guide – 101 Ways to Showcase your Home’ for tips on presenting your home for sale.  Whatever your real estate question or problem, big or small, we’re happy to help.

 

Don your cravat at the Wineglass Bar & Grill tomorrow night!

Food criticListen up Mudgee – It’s time to channel your inner Matt Preston or George Calombaris!  At 7pm tomorrow night (October 31), the Wineglass Bar and Grill will be hosting a pre-launch of their new menu, and they’re asking Mudgee residents to come along to critic their newest dishes.

The evening will see you enjoying 5 absolutely sensational courses, all coupled with matching wines to enhance every morsel of flavour.  It’s going to be amazing.  If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie, or just love a night out of indulgence, this is the Mudgee event for you!

The night is only $77 per person – where else can you pay $77 for a fun night out indulging in 5 scrumptious courses and matching wines?  It’s no surprise that tickets are selling fast, so make sure you book in as soon as possible.  Book now by calling 02 6372 7245, and go in the draw to win a $120 Gift Certificate.