Archive for Coastal Living

The 8 Worst property Investment Mistakes

The 8 worst property investment mistakes Writer VICTOR KUMAR discusses The thing about investing in property is that it doesn’t need to be difficult or tricky if you understand its various ins and outs But unfortunately new property investors often make simple mistakes, which can have long-term negative consequences for their portfolio. Here are eight…Read More→

A new era, Margaret Price Real Estate transitions to Pacific Coast Property network

After 25 years in business we decided it was time to reinvigorate our business to ensure that we give you the best possible real estate experience, if you are buying or selling or simply coming to stay in one of our holiday homes in one of the best places on earth, we are here to…Read More→

Australia’s most luxurious loo!!!

real estate Merrylands RSL Club wins Best Bathrooms Competition 2018 LEAKED: A Sydney RSL club has won the 2018 Best Bathroom Competition — standing out against the rest with its lavish LED lights, coat hanging spots and metallic bronze feature tiles. Marissa Georgopoulos Parramatta AdvertiserAPRIL 19, 20183:48PM Merrylands RSL Club has taken out the Australia’s…Read More→

A first-home buying checklist

A first-home buying checklist Considerations when entering the property market. Summary: Taking the first steps into the residential property market can be daunting, especially when the entry point happens to be in a market such as Sydney or Melbourne – both of which have been firing on all cylinders for years. But there are affordable spots…Read More→

1 in 4 young Aussies say rentvesting is the only way to get property

  Tim Neary  Given the escalating cost of dwellings in Australia’s major cities, cash-strapped house-hunters are trying to find new ways of getting a foothold in the property ladder. REB has just published this article New research from non-bank lender State Custodians Home Loans has found that 74 per cent of people now think rentvesting is…Read More→

Forster TV

Forster Tuncurry real estate. We have a couple of very hot properties for sale. Call now on 02 65557211

Vendor MUST Sell!

If you are looking for a red hot bargain, this property is for you! Our vendor MUST sell and has reduced the price of this property by $30,000! Click on the link below to view our flip book on this property and call our office now on 6555 7211 to inspect!

14 The Corso Forster Open for inspection

Do not miss the opportunity to inspect this great 3 bedroom home in Forster Saturday 5th August at 11.00 to 11.30 Call Natalie for Details 02 65557211

House from “The Castle” sells for $40,000

The house from beloved Aussie film The Castle sells for $40,000 at auction ahead of relocation Allison Worrall26 Jul 2017, 2:59 p.m. The house at 3 Dagonet Street was the Kerrigan family home in the famous film The Castle. Photo: Brad Teal Ascot Vale The house from the beloved Australian film The Castle has been saved from…Read More→

10 Tips for Winter Selling

Tips for buying and selling in winter By Chris Gray   While the warmer months of the year tend to be peak times for buying and selling homes, there’s still ample opportunity in the cooler months, shares Chris Gray. When it comes to entering the property market, instead of waiting for the perfect season and…Read More→

What to look for at Open for Inspections

So you want to buy a new home, or a first home, and you are really not sure what sort of property you are looking for…you draw up your lists of things that you like and don’t like and go straight on line to see what is available in your price range.  As you are…Read More→

3D Printed houses

Printed Housing: Implications For The Building World The world is certainly changing and with it somes amazing technology that will dramatically change the environment we live in…3D printing is one of those radical changes that will alter the homes we live in.  The urban developer explains the changes. 8th May 2015 | Category: Architecture, Case…Read More→

8 Tips for turning a tiny space into a designers dream

8 Big-Time Decor Tips for Turning a Tiny Space Into a Designer’s Dream By Holly Amaya | Apr 26, 2017 houzz.com When you’re working with limited space, every inch is precious. But just because your home is itty-bitty, your furniture and decor shouldn’t have to be as well. “Most people in small spaces get lots of…Read More→

OOPS!!!!!

An amazing sight to see on the breakwall today, firmly embedded into the sand on the Forster side was this 33 ft cruiser.     The Great Lakes Advocate reported the following: A man has been charged with driving his boat while under the influence after he ran his cruiser up on the beach at…Read More→

Some great home technologies that you may desire

Great  smart home technology From setting the temperature remotely to boiling the kettle from bed, control happenings at home from your mobile, this article from Andrew Griffin @_andrew_griff 1 comment Click to follow The Independent Online The smart home has arrived — the internet is gradually making its way into everything from appliances to thermostats,…Read More→

5 of the biggest worries tenants have

Rent or buy your own home? It’s a lifestyle question that everybody has to answer. Many who choose to rent could be facing fears that keep them up at night. Here are five of the most pressing concerns for renters.   1. Unexpected rent rises Carolyn Parrella, executive manager of Terri Scheer Insurance says while…Read More→

Selling your home in Forster Tuncurry-here are some tips on preparing the garden for sale

Prepare your yard for sale Preparing your home for sale can be very stressful and the yard is the most often overlooked section.  But it shouldn’t be.  Your yard is the first thing potential buyers connect with when they arrive for an inspection. Here are some, easy and inexpensive, top tips to get your garden…Read More→

Debunking the Negative Gearing Myths

This is a great article written by the Real Estate Institute of Australia Debunking the negative gearing myths With the aim of bringing some objectivity and robust analysis to the debate on negative gearing the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), together with the Property Council of Australia, engaged economic consultants ACIL Allen Consulting to…Read More→

10 things buyers hate according to a feng shui master

Domain real estate  Explains: Feng shui Feng shui is yang and the yin, the placement of buildings and the flow of chi within. O venerable readers, you are about to be enlightened on all matters Feng Shui, for I myself am a Feng Shui Master. You can tell by my flowing, cornerless face, and my habit…Read More→

1/35 Pacific Parade Villa for Sale

Superb 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa in the heart of Tuncurry. One of two villas. Foyer leads to very spacious lounge and dining areas with gas heating and ceiling fans.Kitchen has dishwasher, breakfast bar and generous cupboard space. Ensuite and walk in robe to main bedroom. Ceiling fans, ducted air conditioning, solar panels, spear pump. Covered…Read More→

Open for inspection 8 Roebuck Key Forster

Saturday 18th March at 10:00am to 10:30am.

Deepwater Frontage property for sale Forster Keys

Forster Keys. Sensational waterfront home in immaculate condition throughout.  Own jetty and slipway and on a  612 sq. m. block. Modern low maintenance home with tiled lounge and dining areas, 4 bedrooms (2 with own ensuites), built in robes and ceiling fans. 9′ ceilings, gas heating and solar panels.  Superb Easterly aspect for the undercover…Read More→

$250 million dollar mansion..really?

The Huffington post has just shown us the ultimate in luxury mansions in America. If you are interested you could own this for a cool $250 million dollars! This is what they say about it…….. If you’re in the mood to drop a few hundred million on a mega mansion, have we got a listing…Read More→

What to do when you are struggling to get into the property market

Recently the property market has been very competitive.  With low interest rates and increase in foreign investors, home buyers, particularly first home buyers, have been struggling to enter the property market and achieve their dream of owning a home. Here are some quick tips on how to tackle a competitive property market and find your…Read More→

Top 10 energy saving technologies for 2017

Automatic cars are just one of a raft of incredible advancements that are being made in the tech world right now. Many of the current and emerging technologies are related to energy – and they’re set to transform our world! Source: Top 10 energy saving technologies for 2017 Solar panels Australia has the highest rate…Read More→

Daphne Street property with views to Tuncurry and Nine Mile Beach

Have you been dreaming of a sea change escape? We often go on holidays and enviously admire those people who we see living on the Coast, attending the beach on a daily basis and living their every day lives by the sea. Most of us imagine that this lifestyle is only a distant dream however…Read More→

Fantastic deep waterfrontage property Forster Keys

This is an amazing opportunity to live the perfect sea change lifestyle. Positioned on the waterfront at Forster Keys this property is a pleasure to inspect. With 4 bedrooms, 2 with ensuites, a total of 3 bathrooms and the master with it’s own private lounge which overlooks the waterfront, a stylish kitchen, family room and…Read More→

Great value villas, units and townhouses- Forster Tuncurry

  It is the season for investment in your favourite holiday destination. Forster Tuncurry has the lifestyle and the atmosphere to help you relax and kick back. Come and have a look at some of these excellent value units.

How to pave the way for women in real estate

How to pave the way for women in real estate Thursday, 15 December 2016 Realestatebusiness.com.au Jenny Dwyer Women play an integral role in real estate purchases. Not only are women more likely than men to own our homes, we are also the key decision-makers in 91 per cent of property purchases.Research shows that female clients prefer dealing…Read More→

Low CPI is good news for home buyers and renters

Low CPI is good news for home buyers and renters NEVILLE SANDERS The September 2016 quarter CPI is good news for home buyers and renters, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia. According to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), the September 2016 quarter CPI figure continues to be good news for home…Read More→

Quarterly housing report findings from Domain

Domain have just released their quarterly report on House prices around the country.While the market has increase there is no doubt we now have a two speed House Economy with both Sydney and Melbourne leading the way.  The following is part of the report.  For the full downloadable report go to www.domain.com.au   Domain House…Read More→

Land prices soar in capital cities

Land cost escalates across Australian capital cities Sophie Foster, News Corp Australia Network September 16, 2016 12:30am IF you think the cost of designer tapware, finishings, and furnishings are what’s driving up the cost of a new home, think again — it’s something much more down to earth. Latest CoreLogic trend data shows prices will…Read More→

“Seachange” Apartments Tuncurry

A great opportunity to buy an apartment direct form the developer. Two and three bedroom apartments with quality fixtures and fittings, granite benchtops,, good open plan living areas with heaps of light and great balconies. Positioned walking distance to Tuncurry Beach and Rockpool, the bowling club and the Sporties Club and the Centre of Tuncurry…Read More→

Fabulous Forster Beach Properties

  Fabulous Forster beach properties Located on the mid north coast of NSW, Forster Tuncurry, is a town that enjoys sun surf and a wonderful lay back lifestyle. If you are looking for a sea change or just a place to relax…Forster Tuncurry is an area that is food for thought…

When it is a good thing to buy a home to “fix up”

While the market conditions are hot at the present time it is hard to find your real dream home in the right position at the right price… So the alternative is to buy something that is the right size, and is in the right position but is not the style and quality that you were…Read More→

Deep Waterfront-now that’s a seachange

Skilfully positioned to capture commanding views of Wallis Lake from this N/E facing home in Forster Keys. New jetty, side access for caravan or boat plus ramp included with this exceptional home. Ideally suited to the growing family with separate accommodation. Upstairs including kitchenette, living area, 2 bedrooms and 3-way bathroom. Great balcony to enjoy…Read More→

9 things that turn buyers off

9 things that turn buyers off Venessa Paech 13 JUL 2016 While every buyer is their own man or woman, there are some common complaints from buyers looking for properties that don’t pass muster.Know what they are and you can avoid them when it’s your turn to sell. Clingy sellers It can be extremely difficult to…Read More→

Villa close to One Mile Beach

One Mile Beach – A villa for $230,000 can you believe that? A great location close to the golf club and the beach, this fantastic villa would make a great holiday rental or an investment property. Open plan living with, with 2 extra large bedrooms,and a separate toilet, and a well appointed kitchen and a bright…Read More→

Why banks and agents value your home differently

Why banks & agents value your home differently Caroline James 09 AUG 2016 Have you ever wondered why a home can be listed for one price, valued at another, lender-valued at yet another price and then sold for a figure that leaves everyone scratching their heads?How can one property have umpteen different prices? How do…Read More→

Great house with ocean views for $420,000

Great home located in a quiet location next door to reserve. Looking for an interesting house in a great quiet location,  the home has fresh paint, and carpet, 4 bedrooms and the  home has two bathrooms including ensuite to the master bedroom, and two separate living areas. There is a well appointed kitchen with dishwasher,…Read More→

Sold 4/4 Regency Circuit Tuncurry

SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD AND WE NEED ANOTHER FOR A BUYER WHO HAS MISSED OUT! This great property has Side access for boat or trailer! Exceptionally well maintained townhouse. Downstairs has good size lounge with raked ceilings. Dining area leads to courtyard and additional parking or entertainment area. Extra shower and…Read More→

Sold 1 Harbourview Place Tuncurry

SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Margaret Price Real Estate is delighted to report this outstanding Tuncurry property has been sold! The new owners are a young family who have decided to make the seachange to Tuncurry from Sydney. The homes is an excellent modern home with 4 bedrooms, one with en-suite downstairs, plus…Read More→

How to buy a house

HOW TO BUY A HOUSE: THE KEY STEPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS Andrew Mirams How to get started, Michael Yardney’s Commentary, Property Investment, Property investment buying August 30, 2016 Buying your very first home can be both an exciting and daunting process. Navigating the maze of finance, home loans and the property market can…Read More→

At Margaret Price Real Estate we can handle nearly everything..

We are experts in the listing marketing and selling of residential, rural and commercial properties. We have an excellent professional property management department, leasing and renting permanent and holiday properties for our landlords, and a dynamic and successful sales department….. there is just one small thing that we are finding difficult, here you will witness…Read More→

Suburb profile for Forster

Suburb Profile for Forster The suburb of Forster is located in the Local Government area of Great Lakes and covers an area of approximately 32.6 Sq Km. The surrounding suburbs include Tuncurry, Tiona and Green Point. In 2011, the population of Forster was 12,885, with the main age group being people between 60 and 69…Read More→

How do energy efficiency improvements increase property value?

The power of renewables and energy efficiency in real estate How do energy efficiency improvements increase property value? BY:  JACOB BAYER Energy conservation, efficient lighting and building automation are now common — so when discussing a new home, it’s important to address energy efficiency. Newer buildings often have higher efficiency standards while being built, even…Read More→

Factors that determine the value of your home

Factors That Determine the Value of Your Home There are many factors that determine the value of your home in the current market. The home itself is only part of the puzzle. We’ll take you through each factor to help clarify the process we use to establish your home’s value. Location Where your home is…Read More→

What the census means to the property market

Census and the importance for the property market It seems as though we just completed the last Census. Time has a relentless habit of sneaking up on us especially when it comes to responsibilities we’d sometimes rather ignore. The Census Survey is one of those things you just can’t (and that’s not only because of the $180 daily…Read More→

Coasting home

Amanda from Coasting home in Wharf Street Forster, encourages you to look at the presentation of your home and to chose the colours and textures that give the property a lift and help in the way you present the home for sale.

Why you should buy your retirement home before you retire

Why You Should Buy Your Retirement Home Before You Retire BY DANIEL BORTZ ON 2 AUG 2016KNOW-HOW Five reasons to buy a home for your twilight years while you’re still fully employed. Planning to leave the workplace sometime in the next five to 10 years? Buying your retirement home now can pay off big in…Read More→

Bluescope produces world first solar roof

Bluescope unveils “world first” solar roof with heat and power By Giles Parkinson on 13 June 2014 A small terrace house in the inner Sydney suburb of Glebe is hosting what is believed to be the world’s first building integrated solar system that generates electricity as well as heat. The array combines thin-film solar PV…Read More→

Forster Tuncurry on a winter’s day

Forster, on the mid north coast of NSW, is an especially beautiful place at the best of times but across the June long weekend it was perfect. There was a slight off-shore breeze, a nice southerly swell on the ocean and the weather was warm and sunny. Nicholas Price was lucky enough to spend a…Read More→

Kitchen Remodels

Kitchen remodels that create dramatic effect Spending $45,000 to only get back $33,000 does not seem to make too much sense.  Unless you look further into the equation. A home with an outdated kitchen will either not sell or will sell for far less.  Many real estate agents say that a fabulous kitchen will raise…Read More→

Forster beach house

Ever wanted to own a luxury seaside home, with stunning ocean views? Well here’s your chance! A fabulous home positioned in a prestigious residential area. Featuring views from one end of One Mile Beach to the other. Upstairs offers an appealing & functional, open plan design for the lounge, dining & living areas. Combined with…Read More→

Notorious- Pirate ship comes to Forster

When a Pirate ship comes to Forster There has been an amazing amount of excitement with the arrival of a replica Pirate ship in Tuncurry Harbour. On this overcast erie day it seemed a perfect time to inspect a pirate ship and the kids especially enjoyed the adventure.       Here is some more…Read More→

Final Inspections- What to look for

What to look for when doing a final inspection When you are buying a new home, especially your first, there is tremendous amount of excitement.  Usually 3 days before settlement you will be invited to inspect the property.  Most buyers, however, don’t inspect the property thoroughly though.  They usually take the opportunity to take one…Read More→

Making the most of natural light

  Increasing the amount of natural light in your home can actually reduce your heating and lighting costs. It also makes rooms seem bigger and more inviting. Here are some simple and inexpensive ways to get more natural light into your home. I came across this article in the DYI section of the Bunnings website…Read More→

Boomerang Beach Great Value

Nature & Seaside Living at Boomerang Beach Ronnie Tucker of Margaret Price Real Estate is really excited to be appointed the Exclusive Listing Agent for this fabulous seaside property. Live a holiday lifestyle in this superb, free standing, modern design villa. Listen to the ocean, watch the wildlife and bask in the sunshine on the…Read More→

Property to rent in Forster Keys

3 bedroom home in sort after Forster Keys Main bedroom has walk through built-ins to ensuite, . Spa bath in main bathroom, dishwasher, timber kitchen cupboards with island bench Court yard off dining area Ducted air conditioner, fully fenced Double lock up garage with internal access North-west aspect Immaculate presented gardens, opposite Dolphin Reserve and…Read More→

Its a beauty….and cheap too…

So Cheap and It’s Central too! Norma McGovern of Margaret Price Real Estate is delighted to be appointed the exclusive agent for this great home. Located in central Forster and therefore close to the Shopping Centre, beaches and the lake it is in a prime position. Ideal for an investment, with exceptionally good tenants very…Read More→

Spinnaker Apartment Forster

Spinnaker Apartment – Walk to Lake Beach and Shops For sale and holiday rent Norma McGovern from Margaret Price Real Estate is delighted to be appointed the exclusive agent for this exciting apartment in Spinnaker. Just opposite Wallis Lake and a very short walk for breakfast, lunch and dinner to the local cafes and restaurants….Read More→

8 Renas Court Forster

  The perfect holiday escape. An outstanding two bedroom apartment on the lake in Little Street Forster. Beautifully presented and appointed you won’t be disappointed. Call us now and book your holiday escape, 02 65557211 or on line at Forster Real Estate Agents www.margaretprice.com.au or www.forsterholidayrentals.com.au  

Much more Perfect today than the last 2 not so perfect days!

  Australian east coast lows (known locally as east coast lows and sometimes as east coast cyclones) are extratropical cyclones, the most intense of these systems have many of the characteristics of subtropical cyclones. They develop between 25˚ south and 40˚ south and within 5˚ of the Australian coastline,typically during the winter months.Each year there are about…Read More→

What kind of property can you buy for under $300,000

It’s becoming harder to find Australian properties around the $300,000 mark, and they’re sold relatively quickly. But there are still affordable  and good buys out there. In Forster we have a few that may suit your needs: Grab the opportunity to have an investment or holiday apartment in the heart of Forster. Walk to Main…Read More→

Celebrations all round

It is always very exciting when you feel that you have achieved great things for a vendor.  Ronnie Tucker from Margaret Price Real estate has just done that… SOLD Not 1 Villa Not 2 Villas Not 3 Villas BUT 4 Villas SOLD CONGRATUALTIONS Ronnie on a job well done!

Renovate to secure more rent

By Debbie Williams (www.yourinvestmentmag.com.au) A well-maintained rental property not only ensures happy tenants, but also higher rents. Debbie Williams shows you how you can turn your investment property into a well-oiled money-making machine. If youre finding it hard to see the light at the end of tunnel in this global turmoil, take heart – there…Read More→

Low interest rates stimulate property sales

Interest Rates at an all time low, now is the time to buy and invest! Mortgage business today posted an article on The yellow brick road and how interest rates are now extremely low. Yellow Brick Road has today announced its lowest ever variable home loan rate after passing on the RBA’s full rate cut. SOLD…Read More→

Mothers Day Explained!

A Great article by John Elder Sydney Morning Herald Mother’s Day explained: The cards, the flowers – the myths, the motivations Flowers, perfume, chocolates and lunch. That sounds more like a hot date than something you do with your mother. Was Mother’s Day invented by Oedipus the ancient king who married his mum and ruined…Read More→

Will interest rate cuts affect Forster Properties?

Will the new rate cuts affect Forster Properties? This is an interesting article from News.com RBA cuts interest rate to new historic low of 1.75 per cent MAY 4, 201611:30AM Dana McCauleynews.com.au@Dana_Adele HOME owners with ANZ are likely to be hunting around for a better deal, as the bank plans to hold onto a hefty…Read More→

Ladies from the Comboyne Community Cafe

Comboyne is a charming village on mid north coast of  NSW It is a great place to visit on a weekend getaway, and we would recommend a visit to the Community Cafe on the Main Street, run by a hand full of happy volunteers. Comboyne, New South Wales A great village on the mid north…Read More→

What do you love about the coast -Grace Mccarthy

Grace a long time resident of the coast, is a talented show jump rider, and has enjoyed the best the coast has to offer riding and living with her horses. Now attending the University of Wollongong she has relocated to the Wollongong area. She still returns for visits to see friends and family. What do…Read More→

What do you love about the coast? – Maureen Camilleri

We asked Maureen Camilleri what she loves about the Coast       Because of its close proximity to Sydney, just under 4 hours drive, Forster-Tuncurry has established itself as a popular summer holiday destination; in the hotter months the population increases considerably. The school holidays in the colder months also bring a considerable number…Read More→

SOLD- 13 Stephen Street Forster

SOLD 13 Stephen Street Forster. Ocean views from the lounge room overlooking One Mile Beach, main bedroom and good sized balcony,100 metre walk to the Beach. Main bedroom with ensuite, upstairs, 2 additional bedrooms, bathroom with spa and a fully equipped modern kitchen, lounge makes up the top floor. Downstairs has 2 additional bedrooms and…Read More→

Presenting the outside of your home for sale

Looking at Properties for sale in Forster Your house is possibly one of your biggest assets, and when it comes time to prepare your property for sale, it is the outside of your home that attracts a buyers interest first. It is also important to remember that you don’t have to spend a fortune to present…Read More→

Anzac Biscuits – from BJ Jackson- New York

Origins of ANZAC Biscuits and a Recipe Posted by Australian Women in New York  by Belinda Jackson During World War 1, the wives, mothers and girlfriends of the Australian soldiers were concerned for the nutritional value of the food being supplied to their men. Here was a problem. Any food they sent to the fighting men…Read More→

Sold – Forster property- Churchill Road and Lake Street Forster

Forster Property It has been a very busy few weeks, and the salespeople have been running! Norma has been busy selling 14 Churchill Road and 75 Lakeview Cres Forster. Both of the vendors have been very pleased with the results so if you are looking for a Forster Agent give Margaret Price Real Estate a call…Read More→

Waterfront property for sale

Waterfront Property For Sale An outstanding Forster Property: Skilfully positioned to capture commanding views of Wallis Lake from this N/E facing home in Forster Keys. New jetty, side access for caravan/boat plus ramp included with this exceptional home. Ideally suited to the growing family with separate accommodation upstairs including kitchenette, living area, 2 bedrooms and…Read More→

72 South Street Forster

Forster Property : Sold 72 South Street Forster Great position and with Ocean glimpses, this 3 bedroom family home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, modern kitchen and great open plan living.  High Raked ceilings, loads of natural light, french doors and a good size balcony and entrance porch.  550 m2 block.   Testimonial: Kris  Woodyard said…Read More→

Sold 14 Mayers Drive Tuncurry

            Forster Real Estate  Sold 14 Mayers Drive Tuncurry On 700 level sq m block, this home is in excellent condition. Three good size bedrooms with built in robes, master bedroom has walk in robe, potential for ensuite. Good size lounge with new carpet and air conditioning. Floating timber floors in…Read More→

Spectacular Town House- Gwydir Court Wallis Street Forster

Forster Property located only Approx 150 m to Forster’s Main Beach, lake and restaurants.   With a Northerly aspect and seamless indoor/outdoor living areas, this home is simply superb. Outdoor dining under the covered all weather proof patio beside the thoughtfully screened gardens. Privacy assured. Spacious living and dining areas with a smartly appointed 2-Pac kitchen including…Read More→