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May 10, 2024

Villas going up in Gobbagombalin Hurst Homes Project

Are you a savvy investor or growing family? Hurst Homes is a locally owned, family-run business dedicated to delivering custom-built homes in the Wagga area. Their team comprises experienced and qualified individuals who share a common goal: to be the first choice for those seeking to build their dream home or make an investment. They prioritize customer satisfaction, viewing building as a process based on care, trust, and relationships. Hurst Homes aims to provide a positive experience for every client, fostering lifelong connections with them. With this they have fashioned six amazing villas available for purchase, perfect for investors or families. Gobbagombalin is known for a place of peace, families and a retreat. Living out your future plans, and spending time with your families and pets has never been better. With many parks, amenities and other amazing opportunities it can often be considered a no-brainer for many buyers. Hurst Homes have brought the opportunity for even more people to experience life over the bridge - with six modern villas, one already sold and five more available. These homes offer themselves as a valuable opportunity for the savvy investor. These villas, located in Muttama Drive, Burt Street and Tooleybuc Street are modern homes with three spacious bedrooms, two stylish bathrooms and space for two cars - offering a rewarding living space for future residents. An entertainment area for a space to relax and a low maintenance yard so you can focus on other things you enjoy. Not only are these villas located in one of the most peaceful locations in Wagga Wagga, but they offer a lapse of tranquility in living - capitalising on this is invaluable. Gobbagombalin offers so many convenient opportunities, with close proximity to the Boorooma and Estella Shopping Centres, including a FoodWorks, Domino's pizza, Chemist Warehouse and SnapFitness. A petrol station currently in development and Coles Supermarket approved to go in - and many more stores being leased to a variety of businesses. The area also offers Estella Public School, The Riverina Anglican College and Charles Sturt University. Making these villas the perfect opportunity for students or teachers. Not only these close locations, but Gobbagombalin offers plenty of leisure and activities such as the off-leash dog park, sports-field, basketball/netball court and a bike track - just to name a few. It's an ever-growing suburb with an already established community with so much to offer and even more in the future. Hurst Homes have done an impeccable job developing these amazing homes and providing a place for Wagga Wagga to grow and thrive. If you are an investor after a valuable opportunity, a student, teacher or a family looking for somewhere quiet, don't hesitate to contact Brendan Madigan at 0401 504 959.

May 6, 2024

Wagga Wagga Town Plate 2024

Fitzpatricks doesn't just focus on property management, commercial, and residential sales; we also prioritize building a stronger team to enhance the overall client experience. This commitment to teamwork was evident at the recent town plate event, where colleagues gathered at the Sportsmans Hotel to relax, socialize, and reinforce their professional relationships. Our core value at Fitzpatricks is creating a safe and inclusive social environment. The town plate event exemplified this commitment, offering a relaxed setting for team members to mingle, enjoy drinks, and savor a delicious meal. These moments are not just about leisure; they're about fostering a sense of community and understanding among colleagues. The event underscored Fitzpatricks' dedication to team building. Colleagues shared stories, laughed together, and deepened their connections. Such gatherings are essential for enhancing morale and teamwork, ensuring that the Fitzpatricks team remains cohesive and effective in their real estate endeavors across Wagga Wagga and the Riverina.

Mar 12, 2024

Property Investment Strategies for Everyone

There are so many ways to get your foot in the door and invest in property. With inflation and current interest rates, the housing market is an intimidating concept and it's easy to be unsure where to start. What is your financial goal? How will you achieve it? These can be hard questions to answer, and luckily, despite your financial position - there can be options suited to your needs. Fix and Flip A very common way to profit on your property is to buy an affordable home that may have some room for improvement and renovate it to increase the way it presents and its value. Something very important to consider is the location of the property. Some suburbs tend to hold more value, especially if the property is in a closer vicinity to services and schools. Sometimes even a lick of paint and some fresh carpet can make all the difference, making your home more presentable, possibly attracting better offers or even a higher weekly rent rate from future tenants. Making some changes doesn't have to be costly and can really help you out in the long run. If you have been in your home for a while and are looking for something better, using the equity you have accrued to fund renovations is another way you can exponentially increase the value of your property, and walk away with a bigger deposit onto better things. Rent-Vesting Do you like the freedom of having a big yard, in a nice neighbourhood, close to work and also building your equity? Sounds like a dream, right? Well with "Rent-vesting" you can use your deposit to obtain an investment property, lease it out and continue renting where you are most comfortable. This does come with several factors to consider. If your property is not quite at a positive rental return, you may have to pay the difference to cover the mortgage. Though, because it is considered a loss, this cost is tax deductible, which you can put towards your mortgage too. If your property yields a positive rental return, then you will be paying off your mortgage, and thus increasing your equity. Which opens you up to an avenue of opportunities and soon instead of renting, you could be renovating your investment property to sell - or you could be putting down a deposit on your second home, potentially in a place you'll love. Location Location Location Location of the property plays a massive role in investment. If you are a first home buyer, you will find more homes within your price range within less popular suburbs. Though, you can potentially sacrifice the quality of the home, or you may not be living in your desired location - but this still gets your foot in the door. Once you claim your first property, the opportunities from there can be almost endless, whether you rent out a room and save on mortgage or use your equity after a couple of years to get a new home - perhaps there could be a market spike and you could gain a profit. If you are a seasoned investor or house-flipper, you may benefit from affordable homes in prime areas. Homes in these areas are likely to yield a high rental return or fetch a tidy price from a sale after a little bit of work. Being in a more convenient location, buyers and renters are more likely to pay a more premium price. Whether you have been in the market for years looking to expand your portfolio, finding the forever home for your family or looking to get your foot in the door and buy your first home - there are options out there for you. Continue your journey or start it, with a free property appraisal here.

Nov 30, 2023

Unleashing Young Artists: Fitzpatricks 2024 Sold Sticker Colouring Competition!

Fitzpatricks is gearing up for a burst of colour and creativity as we launch our 2024 Sold Sticker Colouring Competition. Kindergarten to Year 6 students from all corners of Wagga Wagga and surrounds are invited to pick up their colouring pencils and design the sold stickers that will appear on all our sold signboards throughout 2024. This exciting opportunity not only celebrates the artistic young talents but also promises to showcase creativity to the heart of our community. Start Date: Friday, December 1st 2023 End Date: Friday, December 15th 2023 Winners will be notified by phone on Monday 18th December, and announced on the Fitzpatricks Facebook page. 1st Prize: $300 Rebel Sport Voucher 2nd Prize: $150 Smiggle Voucher 3rd Prize: $50 Forum 6 Movie Money The three winning designs will take center stage on our sold signboards throughout 2024. Imagine the pride your child will feel seeing their creation proudly displayed for the entire community to admire. How to Participate: Download your entry here Or visit us at 138 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga Original artwork must be delivered or mailed to Fitzpatrick office by 15th December 2023. We wish all the entrants good luck! Click here for full Terms & Conditions

Jul 14, 2023

Make your property stand out from the rest

New interior styles and trends for homes are emerging in 2023. Many properties on the market use unique architectural designs, artistic decor, and minimalism as an effective way to stand out. Bold interior design is making its way back this year, with many homes already selling on the market while featuring bold designs with intriguing styling and unique colour palettes. 11 Lusher Avenue, Turvey Park, Wagga Wagga (Sold) Pick a colour and see where it takes you. Many vendors have been explorative and discovered some creative designs that compliment the features of their homes. As you can see above, the orange walls are complimented by accented rugs, orange furniture, decorative pieces and wall art. Blue being a complimentary colour to orange, sets a nice contrast within the room, creating a sense of cohesiveness. 11 Quill Avenue, Boorooma, Wagga Wagga (Sold) This modern, stylish home as you can see above, houses a beautifully contrasted kitchen space, with open plan living. The wood tones and the sleek black cabinets and bench compliment each other perfectly, creating a diverse space, which is softened by the white marble style splash back. With black pendant lights illuminating the bench, and simplistic decor, ties the design together perfectly. This design allows the property to feel more personal and unique, making it stand out from others. Why stand out? Expressing personality can be very important for a home. Not only can it express emotion, but it can reflect the potential that a home has. Creating an engaging space and show a home's individuality. Using bold interior design can help create an exciting atmosphere, using its contrasting colours, textures and patterns. If a home doesn't use styling, colours and unique features it may be risking blending in with the other houses on the market. Having a home that stands out, creates a higher opportunity for interest, because finding a home with personality and style is high priority. Having a bold, colourful and vibrant bedroom can have a positive effect on moods and emotion. Having cooler colours like green and blue can promote relaxation, whereas having orange and yellow can create a sense of warmth and welcoming. Each room can have its own purpose and you can explore the different impacts and personalities there is to offer. Creating a home that is stylish, emotive and bold can be the key to success when selling your home. There are so many homes that can be similar, so creating something fresh and engaging can prove to be a tremendous aid. 11 Quill Avenue, Boorooma, Wagga Wagga (Sold) 54 Ross Parkway, Gobbagombalin, Wagga Wagga (Sold) Wagga Wagga has proved itself as a hub for creativity within property and we can't wait to see what more there is to offer. New styles, trends and design opportunities emerge frequently, and there are many ways to dip your toes in the creative waters of interior design, to make your home stand out.

Jul 14, 2023

Presenting Your Home: Styling

A well-presented home is one of the biggest aids you could possibly use when advertising your property. The way your home looks and feels can be the make or break when coming to a successful sale, and good presentation could lead to a potentially higher selling price than anticipated. This is why styling your home or hiring a home stylist is extremely important. 5 Burwood Street, Turvey Park, Wagga Wagga What is styling? Styling takes an empty home, and makes it feel alive again. By using furniture, ornaments and decor, you can give each space a purpose, and show buyers the potential the home has for their own future. It can emphasise practicality and provide ideas for functionality and layout. A stylist will take a rooms functionality into account and capitlise on that, utilising light, the purpose of the room; it can create an emotive environment such as: the living room relaxing, the bedroom cozy and comfortable, the kitchen streamlined, open and calm. By using different colour palettes, they can harmonise the household by creating a consistent colour theme and art style. 29 Valencia Drive, Gobbagombalin, Wagga Wagga Why Style your home? Styling not only boosts your homes appearance for inspections, but also creates a more interesting subject to photograph. Photos of a home is almost always the first step in having a potential buyer to show up. As long as a home looks appealing, it can intrigue buyers and convince them that the property might be perfect for them. Not only does it show the functionality of the home, but it creates a window of opportunity for both the vendors and buyers. 11 Quill Avenue, Boorooma, Wagga Wagga (Sold) As you can see, the homes above have been given a unique flair, and now compliment the space. There is a cohesive colour scheme, and it makes the area feel open, airy and welcoming. It really helps potential buyers to be inspired as to how they could use the space.

Jul 14, 2023

Top Homes of the March Quarter 2023

The Fitzpatricks Sales Team had a busy first quarter, listing and selling some of the most beautiful properties that Wagga Wagga has to offer. Ranging from new, modern designs to traditional and exquisite homes, to improved properties returning to the market. 45 Currawang Drive, Springvale 72 Dalkeith Avenue, Lake Albert 6 Selwyn Place, Tatton 2 Kauri Place, Springvale 22 Turner Street, Turvey Park 7 St Pauls Place, Gobbagombalin 11 Quill Avenue, Boorooma 13 Lansdowne Avenue, Lake Albert 11 Lusher Avenue, Turvey Park Congratulations and thank you to vendors who chose to sell their properties with us this quarter. There were so many beautiful, unique and special homes, we can't wait to see what the rest of 2023 brings.    

Jul 14, 2023

Renovation Series: Part 4

From old to new, this stunning home renovation using the strong bones of its foundation was able to create something fresh, modern, bright and open. From open-plan living to spacious rooms and a beautiful view, 50 White Avenue in Kooringal has now got it all. Sold back in September 2021, the new owner truly flipped this house and gave it a shiny new look. It is now back on the market, ready for someone to enjoy everything this house has to offer, from quality appliances to spacious living and gorgeous lighting. As you can see, the house has been given an almost brand-new facade, with a more inviting colour that makes its features pop. With a refurbished roof, and modern exterior lights, it really makes a statement. All these new features are just the tip of the iceberg for this property and makes a fantastic first impression. As soon as you enter this home, you are met with an extremely bright, airy and open space. With newly done top-grade flooring, which compliments the white walls and stunning new kitchen. Goodbye to the yellow, and hello to the white! This impressive kitchen makeover is sure to impress. Its space has been utilised ingeniously, transforming the old corner into a walk-in pantry and creating a more cohesive, streamlined and fashionable kitchen space. With potential to serve guests or socialize, the counter compliments the open-plan style, making the kitchen more accessible and giving a sense of space. As well as all new quality appliances, you can cook up a storm in style, and a beautiful splash-back as the perfect backdrop for when you're chopping up your vegetables. Relaxing will come easy with this completely overhauled bathroom. The accent of the soft wood tone of the vanity, similar to the flooring throughout the rest of the house, creates a perfect continuity. A soft light grey emphasizes a peacefulness and makes the room feel more open, and neutral, allowing you to feel completely comfortable as you sit back in the bathtub after a long day. Indoor and outdoor spaces now have much more to offer. Each living space has been neutralised to a serene and bright area, allowing for you fully embrace the space, kick back and relax. The new changes of this home lend themselves as the perfect opportunity to style it any which way you like, and to make a creative and unique home. Along with the lounge area, each room has received new carpeting that perfectly accentuates the white walls. With fresh paint and refurbished cupboards, you can sleep peacefully and in style. 50 White Avenue presents itself as the perfect candidate for anyone looking for stylish, open plan living with a modern touch and a great view.