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Cooma's Annual Busking Festival Goes National in 2017.

February 1, 2017

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For the last five years, the Australian National Busking Championships have only happened in Cooma And while talent from across the nation has been drawn to local streets to compete, that claim of being a ‘national championship’ didn’t carry the weight the name implies. That changes in 20117. With the backing of Rotary Clubs along […]

Get Your Property Ready for Sale in 2017

February 1, 2017

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2017 is a year of new possibilities, perhaps selling your home or investment property is part of unlocking that potential. Fisk & Nagle will help you get there but what can you do before we list your property that will attract buyers and delivery a good price? There’s lots you can do, don’t be over […]

Big Recreation Plans for Lake Wallace Dam

November 1, 2016

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Imagine transforming south east NSW’s driest town into summer’s water playground. That’s what the Nimmatabel Advancement Group has in mind now that the Lake Wallace Dam outside Nimmatabel is finished and full. “What a tremendous place for fishing, this lake would just be the most perfect trout lake you could wish to find,” local farmer John […]

Christmas is Coming– Where Will You Be Serving the Turkey?

November 1, 2016

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Counting the days until Christmas? Making lists for Santa? Planning on cooking up a storm in the kitchen of your newly purchased home? Whether you’re moving in or moving out of a home, the hoops vendors and buyers need to jump through during a sales process can be challenging at any time of the year. […]

Southeast NSW Beats Australia!

October 4, 2016

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The old real estate rule that says ‘spring is a good time to sell’ has some added zing this season, with regional house values rising on the back of strong interest from city buyers. People have started turning their back on the crazy prices of capital city real estate, fuelling an increase in interest and […]

Tour de France champion to pedal the Snowies

July 19, 2016

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For those wanting to extend their Tour de France experience beyond their pyjamas and favourite arm chair, L’Etape de Tour (a stage of the Tour in French) is coming to the Snowy Mountains. Reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome has been appointed L’Étape Australia’s Pro Mentor. He’ll hold a series of clinics before L’Étape Australia gets […]

First Meeting of new Snowy Monaro Regional Council

June 7, 2016

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Ratepayers in the newly formed Snowy Regional Council will have a long wait till they can lobby councilors with their concerns. The old councils of Bombala, Snowy River Shire and Cooma are now under the control of an appointed Administrator and General Manager until elections in September 2017. Ex Cooma Mayor Dean Lynch has been […]

REX flights returns to Cooma

January 15, 2016

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Regional Express (Rex) plans to resume regular public transport flights between Sydney and Cooma from March this year. The airline will offer weekday flights, departing Sydney at 0800 and arriving in Cooma at 0905. The return service is scheduled to leave the Snowy Mountains regional centre at 0935 and land back in Sydney at 1040.  […]

Solid Returns on Cooma Property Investment

November 24, 2015

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Investors need to consider the advantages of focusing on regional Australia, which can present a win-win-win situation: lower entry prices, better rental yields and great prospects for capital growth, if they do their research and identify the best places to buy. This message from real estate writer Terry Ryder in Property Observer shows strong support […]

Are Big City Booms Driving up Local Property Prices?

November 3, 2015

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While the Cooma and Monaro real estate market might not be booming like Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra, the region is certainly starting to feel the radiant heat from the hottest cities on the Australian real estate map. Locally, we might not have the volume of buyers or the same frenzied auctions but there is a […]

Avoiding Real Estate Fallovers

September 17, 2015

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While the Cooma real estate market might not be booming like Sydney and Melbourne, it is certainly starting to feel some radiant heat from the two hottest cities on the Australian real estate map. With a combination of strong demand generated by new arrivals, the drying up of cheaper investment properties and infrastructure projects creating […]

Money Down the Drain?

August 27, 2015

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The life of a landlord is never an easy one. You invest a lot of time and effort into finding the right property, weekends and time off getting it ready for tenants as well, and then there is  ongoing maintenance after they move in. The last thing you need is an empty property that chips […]

No Housing Bubble in Cooma

July 2, 2015

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The affordability of housing and a more relaxed    lifestyle in Cooma is attracting the interest of major city buyers who have been priced out of their local area, but can afford to cherry pick the NSW regional market. According to a recent report in The Daily Telegraph the Sydney property clock is at the top […]

Pocket More Money for your Next Move

April 23, 2015

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Real estate jargon can sometimes be confusing.  For example, have you heard of the term “Discount Rate” when it comes to selling your home and do you know what it means? Let’s demystify it for you! The discount rate is the difference between the advertised price and the final selling price, expressed as a percentage […]

Predicting Property Market Trends

April 9, 2014

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Trying to predict trends in the real estate market? Whether thinking about selling your property or purchasing a property, understanding the trends in the area assists sound decision making. When to put your property on the market or when to lock in tenants to a long lease, for example.  One way the professionals evaluate trends […]

Buying a Cooma Heritage Home

July 26, 2012

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Charm and character are qualities often associated with heritage-listed residential properties. But what some real estate agents describe as “charm” and “character” can translate as “in serious need of renovations”. And so, like any worthwhile pursuit, buying a heritage property requires a little perspiration. The results, however, are certainly worth it. There are numerous heritage […]

First-Home Market In Cooma Set for Recovery

July 26, 2012

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Australia’s struggling first-home market finally looks set for recovery as buyers regain confidence in the property and financial markets. Falling house prices in each capital city and in regional areas such as Cooma, as well as a cut in lending interest rates are expected to spearhead renewed activity. A savage slump in first-home loans fuelled […]

Twister Touches Down at Bombala

July 26, 2012

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Australians are funny about tornadoes. Most of us have a strong belief that they don’t occur here. It’s hard to shake. Sure, we have violent thunderstorms. Hailstones as big as cricket balls. Violent winds that blow down trees over wide areas. But no tornadoes. They only occur in America, like in the movie Twister. We […]

Bredbo's New Library Unveiled

July 26, 2012

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The clouds and rain cleared for a brief moment on Wednesday for the official opening of the Bredbo Public School’s new library which was built as part of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) project. The students welcomed the school’s former principal, member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly and the current principal who all […]

The Gateway to the Snowy Mountains

July 26, 2012

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Modern Jindabyne, 60 kilometres from Cooma, has only a handful of the houses that once made up old Jindabyne. The original town now sits at the bottom of a lake that bears its name. Old Jindabyne inhabitants were relocated in the 1960s when the Snowy River was dammed as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. […]