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Fletchers Diamond Valley – Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27th 2014

Our Fletchers Diamond Valley team have taken up the challenge to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  

It’s great to see the team get together and support colleague Mark Baker, whose family is affected by the disease. 

 Are you game enough to take up the challenge?!

Negative gearing removal a ‘disaster’

August 24th 2014

The proposed restraints on negative gearing for residential property are likely to be the most significant change to the tax treatment of property in over a decade. If passed, the proposed changes will prevent investors claiming new gearing benefits for already established property with the aim of directing investors towards new housing.

Fletchers Director, Christopher Steer, was recently quoted in Residential Property Manager explaining the importance of negative gearing for both the property market and Australian families. Christopher firmly believes that the 1985 abolition of negative gearing was one of the “worst blunders in Australian political and social history” and repeating the process and expecting a different result is “proving Einstein’s definition of insanity correct“.

Read the article here

Home values in Sassafras on the rise

August 3rd 2014

Fletchers Director, Glenn Gardiner, was recently quoted in the Free Press Leader noting that home values in Sassafras have recently gone through a steady growth period.

While there was only 16 properties sold in Sassafras in 2013, homes in the area saw a much greater appreciation in value than the general Yarra Ranges area.

Free Press Leader, 30 July, 2014

Making a Tree Change?

July 17th 2014

Looking to make a tree change? Look At Property host Des Dowling recently caught up with Fletchers Yarra Ranges Directors Glenn Gardiner and Scott Allison to talk about what you should be taking into consideration, what the area has to offer and the type of properties you will find.

We certainly love the fresh air, larger blocks and views…not to mention the unbeatable lifestyle!