December 2022 Newsletter


To all our valued clients, renters, owners and friends alike, we would like to extend our heartfelt best wishes for the holiday season. We have concluded a year of uninterrupted trading and settled into the different office scape created by Covid. It has been a year of teams/zoom meetings and virtual inspections. Personally, this was hard to adapt to, but I've been able to appreciate and improve our processes leveraging technology to make things more efficient for everyone. There have been a few silver linings...

Further to last month's newsletter, Labor has been re-elected for another term. Investments in infrastructure will continue which will continue to drive jobs and investment in construction primarily which will also impact inflation (amongst many other things). Interest rates continue to rise, which has caused a downward spiral in sales volumes and values in both commercial and residential properties over the past six months. Additionally, demand for rentals is high creating a lot of pressure on the rental market. We have an extremely low vacancy rate at the moment.

We are getting increasingly busier towards the Christmas break and strive to stay on top of tasks as more come in. Unfortunately, the rain is constant and causing concern and issues for some of our clients, but we will work hard up until Christmas, then the office will be closed between Christmas and New Year (Dec 23rd - Jan 3rd), giving our devoted team some well earnt time off. We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

We hope you enjoy this time with your loved ones, as well as finding a moment to do some good in the spirit of Christmas. The Neighbourhood is giving the gift of education this Christmas in the form of a donation to the Chances Foundation. Each year a young student receives a scholarship to help them with the financial burden of their studies. Everyone deserves to have the chance to learn, and this scholarship gives a young student the opportunity to study without the excess financial burden. We will send out more on this in 2023!

Thank you and enjoy your day, week, and the rest of the year!

Speak Soon.



We strive to stay up to date on the latest market trends. Here are a few articles we think are worth reading.

  • Election fallout: one of the key Labor Party plans is focused on energy.
    Daniel Andrews plans to bring back the State Electricity Commission which "includes a $1bn investment to deliver 4.5 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, to be owned by the state and run by the rekindled SEC". There's plenty of argument about whether this is a positive move focused on the future of energy or whether this might be Desalination Plan 2.0.


What's new in your neighbourhood? These are a few recent updates that are happening in some of our local communities.

  • Any emergencies over the holidays, refer to our emergency suppliers.
    Josh from J Day Plumbing (emergency plumber) - 0402 649 599
    Luke from Appliance Fixer (emergency electrician) - 0403 671 657
    Any other emergencies, call Carmela - 0416 950 188


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