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Tassie News - February 2012

Welcome to Tassie News from Settled In

Well our beautiful Tassie summer that I raved about last month has experienced a few ups and downs since then! Although to be fair, the rest of eastern Australia has been similar. So a mix of warm and hot weather with a few chilly days thrown in for good measure (like today!). We spent a day down on the Tasman Peninsula which you can read about in this newsletter and have yet to make it to St Helens as planned, but we will get there before summer is done.

Remember if you are thinking of relocating to Tasmania or buying property in Tasmania, then 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.

Also, please let us know what you would like included in future newsletters, on our website or discussion forum - email jo@settledin.com.au


Latest Property Stats for Tasmania

The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania (REIT) yesterday released the REIT Property Quarterly Report - December 2011. The data included is based on 1255 house sales and 233 sales of other dwellings in the quarter. Overall in Tasmania, house prices increased by 3.4% in the quarter, with the median for the state now $305,000. Hobart's median was $365,000 (increase 5.8%), Launceston $280,000 (increase 3.7%) and the North-West median was $225,000 (decrease 4.3%). More detail is provided in our post on the discussion forum - see here. The full report can be purchased from REIT.


Buying Property in Tasmania

Are you dreaming of a new home but the process and time required makes it all too hard?
A property search can start with such promise and soon turn to disappointment as the properties that looked and sounded so great on the internet are not really suitable. Or perhaps a favourite needs work that takes it outside your budget. If you are over the property search and want your weekends back, or have yet to start because it is all too daunting, then talk to us about doing the searching for you.

This service is suitable for you if you live in Tasmania and are moving locally or if you are moving to Tasmania from interstate or overseas. We will talk to you about exactly what you are looking for and then prepare a proposal and quote for you within 24 hours. Contact us to start the searching for you now - and read more about this service here.


Out and About in Tassie

We have added a new section to our discussion forum called Cities, Towns and Regions of Tasmania. This is a place where you can share your experiences from travelling or living in all parts of Tasmania. We have added our first post to that forum about our day trip from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula and a visit to Port Arthur. The post also includes links to a variety of websites to help you plan your visit to this area. You can read the full post here.


Discover Tassie

This was covered in our last newsletter, but thought I would add it again for our new subscribers and as a reminder. We have a new section to our website called Discover Tassie. On these pages we give you a taste of Tasmania and what it has to offer.  We have included pages on the Regions of Tasmania, Climate and Environment, Attractions and Events, Arts and Culture, Food and Wine, Sport and Recreation, Property in Tasmania, Schooling and Childcare and Travel and Transport. Each page contains detailed information and links to a vast array of useful websites.


Follow Us!

We regularly pass on news, articles of interest and information about living in and enjoying Tasmania through Facebook and Twitter, so come along and follow us. Also, remember we have a free discussion forum on our website, which you can find here. If you wish you can register for the forum using your Facebook account, so it is quick and easy.

Come and chat and ask whatever questions you have about living in or moving to Tasmania. Please also pass on this newsletter to anyone else who you know is interested in all things Tasmanian.

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

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