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March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Things have been changing rapidly in the last week with social distancing laws and the affect they are having on the Real Estate Industry.

Based on the recent Federal & State Government recommendations, we have made some essential changes in the way we are dealing with our open homes and private inspections. The changes are listed below and are subject to change as further information comes to hand.

If you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: 02 6362 9560 or Ash...

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September 06, 2019

A (very) short history of early Orange

It was in 1829 when the surveyor J. B. Richards drafted a plan that would set aside an area for a village reserve, in the local parish of Orange. Open land stretched as far as the eye could see. It was New South Wales 'Go West' moment as the government of the day was keen to continue to push out west to help feed the growing colony.

Later that year, the first of many British graziers started to arrive into the...

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August 21, 2019

What is a market appraisal?

This is an informal valuation of your property’s current market value by a licensed real estate agent. It provides a guide on the current market and looks to where the market is heading in the near future. It is the first step to assessing the market and setting a price guide and sales expectations should you sell. An upward moving market will tend to lift the values of the appraisals.

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January 03, 2018

Are you happy to have tenants with pets?

Does the idea of pets in your rental property turn you off? Do you want to be one of those landlords that says ‘no pets’? If the answers are yes, you’re not the only landlords out there who have the same thoughts. But we know of some things that might be able to turn your mind around. 

 

Here are a quick few facts: 

  • Only 10% of rental properties allow pets  

  • You are more likely to keep a tenant for longer because you allow...

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December 05, 2017

MAINTAIN A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR AGENT

We at One Agency Orange don’t want you to feel like your rental property is ‘just a rental’, we want you to feel like it’s your home. We know this isn’t always the easiest, you can’t just paint a wall or hang a picture when there isn’t an existing nail. But there are ways to make it yours without raising the hackles of the real estate agent or landlord.  

 

It’s a two-way street. 

Part of it making a house a home, especially...

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November 01, 2017

HOW TO ATTRACT LONG-TERM TENANTS

Good tenants are key to having a successful investment property. They can make or break the experience for you, so it’s important to be clear to know what you want to achieve by renting our your property.  

Here are a few pieces of advice we want to pass onto you:  

 

  1. Be clear with us. As your agents we want you to be clear on what type of tenants you want to attract. Tell them how you would like your investment property to...

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October 16, 2017

Four tips to finding your new rental in Orange

Finding a rental property can be tough, especially when you live a fair distance from what will be your new town. But there are ways you can get around the constant rushed road trips to Orange or even real estate limbo because you can’t view the property before you move to town. Here are our four tips from us at One Agency Orange that will put you on top of the rental property game:

Do your research

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September 25, 2017

ONE HISTORY - Mid Victorian Architecture

This period, from 1870 – 1890 saw the merging of a variety of styles such as Gothic, Italianate and Gothic Revival.

Mena, on Orange’s heritage Kite Street, was built by James Dalton for his son Thomas Dalton in 1874, having had Sydney Architect Benjamin Bakehouse draw up the plans after he had designed the Dalton’s family home, Duntryleague.

Over the years the house has been owned by a number of prominent local families and at one stage it served as a maternity...

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August 02, 2017

Michael Manners has Orange on the menu

Acclaimed chef Michael Manners is known for his celebrated restaurants Table Manners and Selkirks where he worked extremely hard to prepare some very memorable dishes. But when it came time to retire, he chose Orange as the city where he'd enjoy making new memories. Michael and his wife Josephine moved to Molong to escape their busy past but have now decided the vibrancy of Orange is more their pace. Ash Brown from One Agency managed to sell their home in...

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July 24, 2017

ONE COMMUNITY - A FRUITFUL RELATIONSHIP

Meet Bernard and Fiona Hall, owners of Caernarvon Cherries and founders of the BiteRiot brand.

The Hall family have been growing world-class produce in the rich volcanic soils at the foot of Mt Canobolas for over 40 years.

Their companies Bonny Glen Fruits and Caernarvon Cherries in Orange NSW were the leaders in creating an overarching brand for other premium producers in the area to join.

Together they market some of Australia’s best apples and cherries, which can now be found in supermarkets all over the world.

Orange is known as...

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