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Kings Meadows Area Profile

The size of Kings Meadows is approximately 5 square kilometres.

It has 7 parks covering nearly 1.1% of total area.

The population of Kings Meadows in 2011 was 3,371 people.

By 2016 the population was 3,684 showing a population growth of 9.3% in the area during that time.

The predominant age group in Kings Meadows is 20-29 years.

Households in Kings Meadows are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1000 – $1399 … Read the full post »

Steps to getting started in property investment

Admit it, you’ve been thinking about investing in property. You’ve read the books, magazine articles and reports. And you’ve been religiously checking realestate.com.au for properties. But when push comes to shove, you never follow through. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, despite real estate being a national pastime, only 8.4% of Australians, or roughly 2.1 million people, owned an investment property, according to the Australian Tax Office. But the … Read the full post »

Norwood Area Profile

The size of Norwood is approximately 3.7 square kilometres.

It has 10 parks covering nearly 11.7% of total area.

The population of Norwood in 2011 was 3,794 people.

By 2016 the population was 3,757 showing a population decline of 1.0% in the area during that time.

The predominant age group in Norwood is 60-69 years.

Households in Norwood are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1400 – $1799 per month on mortgage … Read the full post »

South Launceston Area Profile

The size of South Launceston is approximately 2.8 square kilometres.

It has 5 parks covering nearly 0.9% of total area.

The population of South Launceston in 2011 was 4,447 people.

By 2016 the population was 4,589 showing a population growth of 3.2% in the area during that time.

The predominant age group in South Launceston is 20-29 years.

Households in South Launceston are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1000 – $1399 … Read the full post »

West Launceston Area Profile

The size of West Launceston is approximately 3.9 square kilometres.

It has 17 parks covering nearly 19% of total area.

The population of West Launceston in 2011 was 4,029 people.

By 2016 the population was 4,198 showing a population growth of 4.2% in the area during that time.

The predominant age group in West Launceston is 40-49 years.

Households in West Launceston are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying $1000 – … Read the full post »

Renos that will give you the best resale value

Renovating a house can present a real quandary for some homeowners. The decisions about which parts of the house to renovate and which to avoid in order to give you the best longevity and future buyer interest can be hard ones to make, particularly if you plan on selling the property at some point in the short to medium-term. But here are some basic guidelines that will ensure your renovated … Read the full post »

How to find the best real estate agent for you

While everyone approaches the sale of a home differently, there are some key things you should look for when choosing an agent to list your property with.

Here are our six top tips on choosing a real estate agent.

1. Do your research
You should look for an agent with a history of strong results in your suburb. Metrics like average days on market or auction clearance rates are incredibly important when selecting … Read the full post »

What makes a good investment property?

Working out if a property will make a good investment is undoubtedly complicated, but experts say it rests on three simple things; rental yield, capital growth potential and underlying demand.

What is the rental yield?

Rental yield is a key metric for any property investor and is often referenced by agents and vendors. The higher the yield, naturally, the better.

A property’s gross rental yield is calculated by taking the annual rental income, … Read the full post »

Attention First Home Buyers! Free Money!

Now that we have your attention… If you have recently purchased your first home or are looking to get into the market, then you may be eligible for a 50% discount on your stamp duty costs. Of course, there are a number of eligibility criteria, for example; the property purchased must be under $400,000 and settle between February 7, 2018 and February 6, 2019. You must also be at least … Read the full post »

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Seasol is a Launceston based company?

In the very beginning, Seasol used bulk kelp that had washed ashore on King Island, an island situated off the north west coast of Tasmania, to produce their plant health tonic and soil conditioner. Local farmers and commercial growers in the area were the first to see an increase in both the quality and growth of their crops. Initially this was … Read the full post »

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