Nothing but rolling hills and expansive land to see for miles from this Yass haven
Property
Set on a block of almost 13 idyllic hectares of rolling hills featuring a dam and running creek, when you look out of your kitchen window or relax on your verandah at this Yass haven, you'll see no other soul in the world for miles. Chain-O-Ponds Homestead at 1576 Blakney Creek North Road in Yass is rich with country-style features...
A stone’s throw from Sydney, Taralga village is in demand
Property
Sydneysiders have long been fascinated with the quaint architecture throughout Taralga and the surrounding district. Now many of them want to buy into the picturesque village situated 44km north of Goulburn. An inability to shake off COVID-19 is driving record real estate prices, which have surged by 30 per cent in 2021. Even neglected homes on the market are realising...
This bluestone cottage is full of historic charm and cosy ambience
Property
If you're seeking a peaceful rural lifestyle, far from the demands imposed by city life, then this old-world cottage is for you. The historic bluestone home is conveniently located within walking distance of Gunning town centre where you'll find a good local school as well as a thriving community, so it's ideal for a family looking to make the big...
Mixed response to new state ePlanning portal
News
From Thursday, 1 July, all development applications and post-consent certificates across NSW must be submitted via the NSW Government’s Planning Portal. However, not all councils are happy with the move. The NSW Government mandated the change, meaning council planning teams are no longer permitted by law to accept development applications and post-consent certificates, however they still must assess them. NSW...
‘Sleepy Hollow’ is a stunning hideaway where imaginations can run wild
Property
It's love at first sight when you lay eyes on 'Sleepy Hollow'. Originally built in 1895, 97 Shaw Street in Yass has been sympathetically, lovingly renovated and extended to its current glorious state. Maria Selleck Properties real estate agent Maria Selleck describes the property as somewhat unusual because of how it blends old and new. "On occasions, it has been...
Scammers target would-be tenants as housing crisis continues
Property
A lack of affordable housing and increasingly desperate would-be tenants have combined to create the perfect conditions for scammers in the rental market. Australians lost more than $300,000 to rental and accommodation scams in the nine months to September last year - an increase of 76 per cent compared to the same time the previous year. The scams target people...
Call for Barnaby Joyce to put regional housing crisis on the national agenda
Property
The NSW South Coast's housing shortage is causing rents to spiral, with the region's price increases recorded in the past 12 months only surpassed by those in the Broken Hill/Dubbo regions, according to SQM Research. The investment research house – which specialises in providing research and data to financial institutions, investment professionals and investors – said rents increased 24.9 per cent on...
Captains Flat locals hope their pub will reopen soon
Property
Built in 1939, and boasting one of the longest bars in Australia, the impressive Captains Flat Hotel is ripe for the picking. With four bars, a beer garden, a restaurant and 22 guest rooms, plus a managers' quarters, the pub is less than an hour's drive from Canberra, and set in one of the region's thriving mining communities. John Buckley...
Regal Redhouse holds a significant place in Goulburn’s history books
Property
Over the past 120 years, it’s played host to mayoral soirees, glamorous garden parties and family celebrations, but soon another chapter will come to an end - and another will start - in the colourful story of Goulburn’s Redhouse. Master-built by the former Mayor of Goulburn Leonard Holloway around 1900, the unique red brick and tile Federation home sits proudly...
Former Landmark building in Yass sells for $3.2 million
Property
The former Landmark building at the entrance to Yass has sold for $3.2 million, however its buyer is anyone's guess. Agent Andrew Curlewis of Yass Valley Property confirmed the buyer was local but said they wished to remain anonymous. "I don't know what they're going to use it for, but they've got plans to make some changes to it and...
Character mountain lodge boasts stunning Lake Jindabyne vistas
Property
Once a sleepy fishing village, Kalkite is becoming more popular with young families and those seeking a peaceful mountain getaway just 15 minutes from Jindabyne. And when you’re in the mountains, there’s no better place to live than a cosy mountain lodge, right? Well, here’s a chance to own your very own rustic timber lodge soaking in breathtaking views over...
Luxury living off-the-grid: the best of both worlds at picturesque Mulloon
Property
There are luxury homes and there are off-grid homes, but it's not often you get both. Nicola Brady from Brady's Real Estate says 9393 Kings Highway at Mulloon is a unique rural property, offering the best of both worlds. "This is a stand-out large, luxurious home that is completely off the grid," she said. "It's state-of-the-art living on a secluded...
Alistair Coe and his wife, Yasmin, buy Robyn Rowe Chocolates for $1.7 million
Property
Former ACT opposition leader Alistair Coe and his wife, Yasmin, have purchased the popular Robyn Rowe Chocolates business on Nanima Road in Murrumbateman. Robyn Rowe Chocolates and the separate four-bedroom cottage, set on 9.6 hectares, sold at auction on Sunday, 16 May, for $1,708,000, which was $183,000 above the buyer's guide. Ms Coe and her mother, Karen Burraston, operate an...
The Royal Breadalbane Hotel: steeped in history and now lovingly modernised
Property
If the walls of this one-time pub could talk, they'd tell stories of weary travellers, fully laden stagecoaches and even bushrangers who pulled up a stump at one of the best-known watering holes between Sydney and Melbourne. Opened in 1878, the historic Royal Breadalbane Hotel has well and truly stood the test of time. Situated just 12 minutes out of...
Trendy Braidwood buyers will love this eco-friendly cottage restoration
Property
Cute character cottages in Braidwood’s historic town centre are highly sought after and this lovingly restored home is no exception. 70 Wilson Street at Braidwood features four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with one large open plan living area flowing onto a rear deck. Sale agent Kate Murphy from Belle Property Braidwood said buyers are always on the lookout for the quintessential...
Binalong’s butcher, baker and candlestick maker go to market
Community
Mention the Binalong Butchery to Yass Valley and Canberra residents and the usual response is, "Oh, yes! The place with the sausages." For many years, people have been travelling to the NSW Southern Tablelands village of Binalong to taste its famous sausages, which are still wrapped in newspaper and tied with string. Owner Mick Dal Santo demonstrates how he carefully...
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