Real Estate Listings – What do they mean?

2016-12-10T16:54:27+10:00June 27th, 2013|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Evergreen, Moving to Tasmania, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property|

Photo Credit: Images_of_Money via Compfight cc The following article caught my eye recently. We all know that an ad for house to rent or buy is a part of the sales campaign and the idea is to get us to inspect the property. It is fun though to remind ourselves about how creative [...]

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Finding Your New Home in Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:29+10:00June 11th, 2013|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Evergreen, Moving to Tasmania, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, Where to Live|

Photo Credit: Kamal H. via Compfight cc Moving to Tasmania allows many people to buy property they could never have dreamed of elsewhere, often with amazing water views or close to their favourite places. Tasmanians enjoy a wonderful and relaxed lifestyle. Most people can afford to choose to live a short distance from [...]

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Searching for Property Online: Pros and Cons

2016-12-10T16:54:30+10:00May 28th, 2013|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Evergreen, Moving to Tasmania, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, Where to Live|

Photo Credit: Nanagyei via Compfight cc Searching for a new home, whether to rent or buy, has changed so much now that we have the internet to help. It does help a lot as long as you keep in mind the limitations. When you are in the market for a new home or [...]

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Reduce the Stress of Moving House

2016-12-10T16:54:35+10:00May 14th, 2013|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Evergreen, Moving to Tasmania, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, Where to Live|

Wineglass Bay from Mt Amos | Tourism Tasmania | Chris McLennan The Holmes and Rahe stress scale is a list of 43 stressful life events that can contribute to illness. Moving house and other events that often happen at the same time as moving house, can contribute to a significant score on this [...]

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Heating your house in Tasmania – gas and electricity options

2019-07-30T16:32:11+10:00May 9th, 2013|Buying a home, Evergreen, Moving to Tasmania, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Weather in Tasmania|

We first published this post in July last year and now that the weather is getting a little chilly we thought it timely to bump it up to the top for all our new readers and those of you contemplating your move to Tasmania.  Heating your house adequately is a topic that arises for people [...]

Walk Scores for Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:38+10:00April 30th, 2013|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Evergreen, Moving to Tasmania, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, Where to Live|

Battery Point | Tourism Tasmania | John de la Roche Have you heard of Walk Score? This website ranks addresses based on the walkability to facilities, with the scale from 1 to 100. Locations close to city or town centres will have a higher ranking than those that are more suburban or rural. [...]

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Local Government in Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:41+10:00April 11th, 2013|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Evergreen, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Networks and resources, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, West Coast Tasmania, Where to Live|

Tasmania has 29 local government areas. Yes, this is a lot... There is often talk about council mergers, and that comes and goes. Perhaps one day there will be less for a population of only around 500,000 people! When you are planning to move to a new place, the website for the local government can [...]

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Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas in Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:43+10:00April 1st, 2013|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, West Coast Tasmania, Where to Live|

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released some more data from the 2011 Census that provides information on the socio-economic indexes in areas across Australia. You can find the data and ABS reports on their website - here. An article about the data was published in The Sunday Tasmanian, as shown below. To be [...]

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Rental Rule Changes for Tenants in Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:45+10:00March 22nd, 2013|Moving to Tasmania, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property|

The Tasmanian Government is set to introduce legislation to improve the condition and facilities offered in properties for lease. The article below from The Mercury newspaper outlines the proposed changes. Definitely a step in the right direction. This story from The Mercury. Rental rules boost for tenants Tasmanian tenants will be legally entitled to a toilet [...]

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December 2012 Property Report for Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:50+10:00February 27th, 2013|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, News, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, West Coast Tasmania, Where to Live|

The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania released it's December Quarter Property Report recently. Some highlights from the report follow. Most Expensive Suburbs/Towns Acton Park - $605,000 Sandy Bay - $567,500 Sandford - $530,000 Mount Stuart - $487,500 Taroona - $482,575 Mount Nelson - $467,000 South Hobart - $464,500 Tranmere - $462,500 New Town - $440,000 [...]

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Water charges when renting a property in Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:53+10:00February 1st, 2013|Evergreen, Moving to Tasmania, News, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home|

Battery Point | Tourism Tasmania | John de la Roche The method of metering and charging for water consumption has changed in Tasmania in the past year. Where once water was a part of the council rates paid by property owners, it is now metered. Property owners receive invoices from one of three [...]

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September 2012 Quarterly Property Report – from Real Estate Institute of Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:55+10:00November 30th, 2012|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, News, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, West Coast Tasmania, Where to Live|

The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania (REIT) has released the REIT Property Quarterly Report, September 2012. The overall Tasmania results include sales that are not included in the regions reported, and as such are not an aggregate of just the regions reported. There are other parts of the state that are not in the regional [...]

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Making the big move – relocating from Melbourne to Tasmania

2016-12-10T16:54:56+10:00November 15th, 2012|Choosing where to live, Evergreen, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, Weather in Tasmania, Where to Live|

This is a guest post from Cath Isakson who moved to Tasmania early this year with her partner and elderly cat. Northerly view from Cath’s deck in New Norfolk, Tasmania Well, we did it! In the space of a few months my partner (Peter), myself and our cat made the move from mainland Australia [...]

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Choosing Where to Live in Tasmania – Part 2

2019-07-11T16:13:21+10:00October 17th, 2012|Buying a home, Choosing where to live, Devonport and North West Tasmania, East Coast Tasmania, Evergreen, Hobart and Southern Tasmania, Launceston and North East Tasmania, Moving to Tasmania, Practical Info, Property in Tasmania, Renting a home, Searching for property, West Coast Tasmania, Where to Live|

The Hobart Waterfront Our earlier post on Choosing Where to Living in Tasmania focused on the first three questions you need to answer in order to start to narrow down the options. These are: Do I want or need to be close to one of the main cities? What type of lifestyle [...]

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