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April 01, 2020

Coronavirus real estate: South Australia’s property market expected to prove resilient

The South Australian property market’s long history of stability will save it from dramatic price slides despite the coronavirus crisis deepening, according to real estate experts.

While it won’t escape the fallout, experts predict the market will stay resilient and ride out the economic chaos.

Chief economist at realestate.com.au Nerida Conisbee said SA, notably Adelaide, had never experienced the sharp rises and falls of other cities.

“We don’t see that high volatility in Adelaide,” she said.

“South Australia, I see, is a relatively stable...

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April 01, 2020

Eight home maintenance tasks to complete while housebound

It’s guaranteed that Australians will be spending a lot of time at home right now, so why not make your space look and feel as great as it possibly can?

Here are eight home maintenance and DIY tasks to tackle, now that you finally have the time.

Upgrade your doorknobs 

This is one of those small changes that makes a big impact. With just 10 minutes and a screwdriver, swap out old, boring doorknobs for something prettier. DIY guides online, like this one...

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April 01, 2020

Working from home: Tips for creating a work space and staying productive

If you’re used to waking up, listening to a podcast on your daily commute and then spending eight hours in an office working, then this week may have looked a little different for you.

Meetings have gone from the boardroom to webcam and your favourite colleague is now the family dog (who sleeps on the job all day). This is called working from home, and for many Australians who are fortunate to work remotely this is the new normal.

Textile and pattern...

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March 02, 2020

Finance Update - Search Mortgages

When the RBA meets next week they will have to weigh up the positive and negatives of another interest rate cut. With unemployment increasing, recent bushfires and the global impact of coronavirus this will be an intriguing meeting.

Some lenders have already started to move rates down with ANZ offering 2.68%pa on a 2 year fixed loan. Search Mortgages best current rates can be found here.

Please find below a list of turnaround times from many of...

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March 02, 2020

Six ways to transform your cluttered garage into a selling point

The garage takes up a large proportion of the footprint of any house. Most people view this as a place to store and protect the car. But if you surprise potential buyers with a well kitted-out space, it could result in a welcome increase in the value of your home. 

Most garages have a cement floor, probably exposed brick walls and a roller door. Drab, dark and totally uninspiring. Here are some ideas which can transform that dull space and potentially lift...

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March 02, 2020

Seven items to remove from your home when selling

One of the most exciting parts of house hunting is picturing yourself living in the perfect home you’ve just found, but it can be difficult to imagine that place being yours while it still feels like it belongs to someone else.

Buyers will feel the same way visiting your home when it’s on the market. Clutter and excess possessions can detract from the home and turn buyers off, reducing competition on auction day.

Real estate agents almost always recommend decluttering the home...

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February 03, 2020

SEVEN ITEMS TO REMOVE FROM YOUR HOME WHEN SELLING

One of the most exciting parts of house hunting is picturing yourself living in the perfect home you’ve just found, but it can be difficult to imagine that place being yours while it still feels like it belongs to someone else.

Buyers will feel the same way visiting your home when it’s on the market. Clutter and excess possessions can detract from the home and turn buyers off, reducing competition on auction day.

Real estate agents almost always recommend decluttering the home...

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February 02, 2020

Finance Update - Search Mortgages

When the RBA meets next week they will have to weigh up the positive and negatives of another interest rate cut. With unemployment increasing, recent bushfires and the global impact of coronavirus this will be an intriguing meeting.

Some lenders have already started to move rates down with ANZ offering 2.68%pa on a 2 year fixed loan. Search Mortgages best current rates can be found here.

Please find below a list of turnaround times from many of the...

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December 02, 2019

How to Save Money this Christmas

Save yourself this Christmas

If the festive season usually leaves you out of pocket and feeling like you spent more time and money battling the crowds than relaxing with friends and loved ones, why not simplify things this year? 

Here are some quick and easy tips to help you enjoy the holiday season without breaking the bank.

1. Have a pre-Christmas clean up

There's still time to bag some extra cash to boost your festive finances. Spend a few hours clearing out anything you...

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December 02, 2019

Christmas Trading Hours

Harcourts Packham will still be available over the Christmas break for all of your real estate needs.
We will be closed on public holidays, but our Glenelg location will continue to be open for business to facilitate sales, property management and settlements during this time.

Our office trading hours:

Glenelg | 698 Anzac Highway, Glenelg (08) 7070 2712

23rd Dec 9am - 5pm

24th Dec 9am - 3pm 

25th - 26th Dec Closed

27th Dec 9am - 5pm

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