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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

This bit is the easy...

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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 30, 2017

8 tips to help you buy the right home

When you’re buying a home there’s a lot to think about, but it doesn’t need to be stressful. These tips can help you steer in the right direction if you’re considering a move in the near future.

 

8 tips to help you buy the right home

 

1. Don’t believe the hype (good or bad)

Do your own research to find out if your target suburb is hot or not.

2. Location & fieldwork

The old property maxim still holds true, but that doesn't mean the CBD...

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July 27, 2017

Your Journey to Buy A Home – Step One

You’re thinking of buying a home? Before you get stuck in, it’s important to set your goals.

Depending on whether you’re buying your first home, investing in a new property or building a home, you’ll need to consider what you can afford and then research home loans.

Most banks have a handy calculator to help you assess your affordability. If your bank doesn’t have one, search online and you’ll find one that suits your needs.

You’ll need to save for a deposit, found...

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