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First home buyer boon

It’s about to be even easier for first home buyers to get into the local market and the news is good for vendors as well who can expect to sell mid-range properties quickly.

The teams at James H. Monk Real Estate and Fennell West financial advisors are expecting the Government’s latest first home buyers scheme to make the local area more attractive for young people to live, work and invest.

A total exemption from stamp duty for first home buyers who purchase a h...


Welcoming two familiar faces

Two new, but well-known faces, have joined the team at James H. Monk Real Estate.

Cobden’s Milton Parlour has nearly 20 years of local real estate experience and started work with James H. Monk this week.

A major lifestyle change is also imminent for Camperdown’s Alistair Tune who will begin his real estate career in March after working for himself as a dry stone waller for 16 years.

Alistair said his friendship with the business’s owner Davina Pic...


Meet our new property manager

Kathryn Milroy brings a wealth of experience to her new role as the property manager at James H. Monk Real Estate in Camperdown.

Ms Milroy has spent the past 16 years working as a conveyancing clerk and said she was excited about 2017 and putting her skills to work in real estate.

“I think my legal background provides me with really useful skills that will transfer to my new role in property management with Davina,” she said.

“For the past 16 years...


Kevin returns to rural roots

Nearly 30 years after cutting his teeth in rural real estate, Kevin Gleeson is enjoying the opportunity to work more closely with the farming community again.

“The thing I love about rural real estate is that the properties are more than just pieces of land – they are people’s lifestyles, their income and their family businesses,” he said.

“I grew up on a farm at Glenormiston and have always loved how farmers talk about the land and how their l...


Introducing Chloe Winzar

In her new administration role at James H. Monk Real Estate, Chloe Winzar is surrounded by property listings and constant reminders of just how affordable the local market is.

“It’s hard when you’re interested in property not to think about the buying potential all the time – it’s such an affordable market down here,” she said.

“The positive gearing potential amazes me and seeing the new listings all the time makes me want to invest...


Market ripe for positive gearing

Record low interest rates are seeing investors enjoy a rare opportunity to buy local properties that return more in rent than the cost of loan repayments.

James H. Monk Real Estate director Davina Pickles said local investors were snapping up properties that could be positively geared.

“We’re certainly seeing more and more homeowners who are buying additional properties to take advantage of the record low interest rates,” she said.

“We had a ...