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Tassie News - May 2012

Welcome to Tassie News from Settled In

Firstly, a very warm welcome to all of our new subscribers. Once again, we have had a big increase in numbers over the past month which has been very exciting! We look forward to sharing with you all the very best that Tasmania has to offer.

In the last few weeks we have changed the home page of our website to make it easier for you to find what you need. Please let us know what you think! Also, we have added some testimonials from happy clients. It was so lovely to receive great feedback. Remember if you are thinking of relocating to Tasmania or buying property in Tasmania, then please get in touch to talk about how we can help you a little or a lot. We are happy to talk through what you need and provide a proposal that is tailored to exactly what you need. We can help you move to any city or region in Tasmania.

Buying Property in Tasmania

If you are thinking of buying property in Tasmania, it is worth being aware that the rates of duty payable on the purchase will increase from 1 October 2012 as announced in the recent State Budget. Read more here.

Many will say that the property market in Tasmania is a buyer's market, mainly due to the days on market being reasonably long and there being plenty of houses to choose between. However this doesn't mean it is easy. Narrowing down from a long list of properties to your short list takes a lot of time and effort. Plus, good houses in good locations will always attract strong interest and you may have to act quickly. We recently helped a couple in Launceston find a house, but there was already an offer on it which ended up being more than they were willing to offer. Competition is still there for many properties. Fortunately there are other properties they like and they will probably buy soon.

If you need someone to take on the task of finding and inspecting properties that meet your needs, then please get in touch. We can move you from ideas to a shortlist within a week. Read more about our home purchase search here.

Top 10: Things to Consider When Planning a Move to Tasmania

This month we have featured a blog post on our website that deals with the Top 10 things you need to think about when planning your move to Tasmania. These include working out where to live, if you are coming for a short term stay or forever, whether to sell your current home and more. Have a read and let us know what you think about our list and anything else you want to add to the list.

Quarterly Property Statistics for Tasmania

The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania (REIT) released the REIT Property Quarterly Report - March 2012 earlier this month. The data included is based on 1252 house sales and 214 sales of other dwellings in the quarter. Overall in Tasmania house prices decreased by 3.2% in the quarter, with the median for the state now $300,000 (down from $305,000). More detail is provided in our blog post. The full report can be purchased from REIT.

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We regularly pass on news and information about living in and enjoying Tasmania through Facebook and Twitter. Plus you can find our blog here and Jo is also dabbling in Pinterest. Please also pass on this newsletter to anyone else who you know is interested in all things Tasmanian. Plus if they sign up to the newsletter they will receive our 170+ item checklist for moving to Tasmania.

Jo and Dale Reardon
Settled In - Home Search and Relocation Services Tasmania

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