Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Let it snow!

We awoke to a very rare landscape this week with the whole of our beautiful city covered in snow. For those of you who don’t know, Launceston is only a short distance away from the Ben Lomond Ski Resort but to see the city covered in snow is a once in a lifetime occurrence.

There were reports of people getting up in the night to … Read more »

Sell or wait?

The buying and selling of real estate is fundamental to the creation of our individual wealth as Australians. Property prices are a reflection of our confidence in the economic  stability of a region and the growth/loss potential that often flows from some of, if not the, largest purchases we are likely to make in our lifetime.

Today… right now in this moment, this is epitomized by … Read more »

Real estate values remain steady

Autumn is upon us and the trees have turned their lovely autumn tones. Despite the current situation the world keeps spinning!

Even with all the disruptions, real estate sales are still powering on. We have noticed a drop in the number of sales but values have remained steady. In fact, an actual increase in values has been recorded for the month of April despite the … Read more »

Real estate agents working from home!

Our industry is facing many new challenges including the need to adjust to working from home.  The team have been setting up their home offices in readiness for what is going to be a very busy time in real estate.

For the time being, its business but not quite a usual.  We can appraise your property, list, sell and rent it as long as we … Read more »

Challenging times ahead!

There is so much uncertainty in our community right now.  We are concerned not only for our safety but also our livelihood!

However, Tasmania seems to be the lucky place to live so far.  Whilst a lot of our businesses are closed and a lot of workers losing their jobs, there is certainly a feeling of getting through this together and helping each other where … Read more »

Body Corporate Management

Do you own a unit that is part of a strata but without an active body corporate in place? Perhaps you have one but it isn’t managed well, you are worried you may not be insured correctly or there is one owner doing all the work.

Did you know Living Here Launceston can also manage your body corporate?

Our experienced property manager, … Read more »

Tasmania’s heritage homes

Between our untamed wilderness and the highest concentration of heritage architecture in Australia, our island offers a unique opportunity to see into the past and to have access to some truly beautiful buildings and landscapes.

Today we’ve selected a few of our favorite examples from across the state including one of our newest listings, the Burwood property in Launceston.

Is there a … Read more »

Our beautiful city is still really affordable!

Recent reports show that Launceston home prices have increased over the last year by 3.6% and our median house price is currently $362,500.  Compared with other cities including Hobart, it makes Launceston an attractive place to buy your home.

Renting is Launceston is also comparatively inexpensive with the median asking rental price currently $340 per week. This is an increase of around 3% over the … Read more »

People can finally stop paying rent!

The Australian Government First Home Buyers Deposit Scheme will give a limited number of first home buyers a wonderful opportunity to get into the property market with only a 5% deposit. The focus of this scheme is to assist first home buyers to purchase a modest first home.

In Launceston the maximum purchase price of the property is $300,000 and there are limitations based on … Read more »

Launceston market has a spring in its step

The Launceston market continues to shine with certainly more buyers than property. Our open for inspections are enjoying large numbers and new listings to the market are selling quickly.
We have also noticed increased enquiry from mainland investors, probably associated to the continuing low interest rates and relaxation of borrowing rules.
All in all there has never been a better time to sell, so if this has been … Read more »