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Winter warm-up appeal

Winter warm-up appeal. For the homeless, unemployed and those living on the poverty line, winter in Canberra can be a particularly difficult time of year. With temperatures hitting minus 5 degrees it's hard to stay warm and look forward to each day, and no one should...

5 Spring tips to make your Canberra home shine

5 Spring tips to make your Canberra home shine. Whether you’re thinking of selling your Tuggeranong home this Spring or just want to freshen it up for when the warmer months arrive, these tips focus on five important, but often neglected, areas of your home. Entrances...

Will the 2017 budget announcement affect house prices in Canberra?

Will the 2017 budget announcement affect house prices in Canberra? With the recent budget announcement still reverberating through the corridors of Parliament house and a hot topic for media speculators and the general public alike, there is an air of optimism that...

Happy New Year! Is now a good time to sell?

With the sounds of celebration heralding in 2017 along with endless well wishes for a Happy New Year, our thoughts are often quick to turn to the many possibilities that lie ahead.  Just like a blank canvas, we can once again start planning for the year that is...

4 tips to guarantee a sale the second time around

4 tips to guarantee a sale the second time around As a seller in Canberra, there is nothing more frustrating than having a property that sits for ages on the market without a sale. This can leave you asking yourself “why isn’t my house selling?”  In some cases, the...

The top 5 questions that our clients ask

We’ve brainstormed a list of the top 5 questions that our customers ask us on a regular basis and addressed each one.   1   What’s my house worth? We often receive calls from people seeking advice or enquiring about the price of their Tuggeranong home, and while it...

Understanding your building inspection

In the ACT it is a requirement for the seller to have a building inspection done and included in the contract of sale before their property can be marketed.  This is a little different from all other states where it is a requirement of the purchaser to organise a...

Tuggeranong’s Bestsellers

Tuggeranong is seeing a lot of dollars spent in it's property market.  We've zoomed in on Tuggeranong and found the top 5 most expensive homes sold in the region in the last 30 days. With the median house price hovering around $591,000 for the whole of Canberra, we've...

The importance of street appeal

Street appeal is very important in the real estate business.  Many buyers like to take a drive past a property advertised for sale before they contact the agent for a viewing.  During this drive by, they are taking in the location, street, neighbours and what your...

Selling your property when it is tenanted

We wrote an earlier blog post on whether you should sell your property with tenants in-situ or sell your property empty.  More often than not, investment properties are sold with the tenant in the property due to the valued income the tenant provides. With an empty...

Share the Dignity ‘It’s In The Bag’ Christmas Appeal

McCann Properties are proud to be supporting the Share the Dignity campaign. Share the Dignity aims to ease the monthly struggle for many homeless Australian women who don't have access to sanitary items and with that, minimise the humiliation and degradation felt by...

Businesses we love

McCann Properties has lots of friends!  Supporting our local community is hugely important to our team and it starts with using local, independent suppliers wherever possible.  That includes our photographers, gardeners, property stylists and auctioneer to name just a...

Selling before Christmas

If selling your home before Christmas is on you’re to do list, time is of the essence with only 9 weeks to go!  Pick up your phone and CALL US RIGHT NOW! There are a few things to do like pricing your property, obtaining your building and pest report and appointing a...

Challenging your own assumptions

How many times have you been absolutely convinced of something, only to discover how wrong you were?  I’m sure everyone can attest to experiencing something like this. Even with the small things, like looking for the salt in the cupboard and not finding it.  You could...

Top 10 things to remember when moving house

1   Start throwing away unwanted items early Packing is a big job and the only thing worse than packing is unpacking again when you are in your new place.  It is human nature to accumulate stuff in your home; some of which you need, most of which you don’t.  Moving...

10 things to do if your property isn’t selling

Тrуіng tо sеll уоur рrореrtу? Іf іt’s bееn оn thе mаrkеt fоrеvеr аnd уоu’rе strugglіng tо gеt аnу bіtеs, dоn’t frеt.  Неrе аrе sоmе tірs оn hоw tо gеt thе оffеrs соmіng. 1  Рrісіng уоur рrореrtу.  Іt’s а tоuсhу subјесt.  If you overprice your property it can stay on...

Should I sell my property with tenants?

There comes a time in every landlord's life when they are ready to exit the market and sell off their investment property.  Deciding to sell your investment property can be complicated when introducing a third party who is not likely to embrace the situation with...

Why buyers miss out on their dream home

After working in real estate for over 10 years, I have helped many people secure their dream home. While this is one of the main reasons I love my job, the flip side is that for every home sold, there are families who have missed out on the home. To avoid this...

Can you afford your dream home?

Have you ever wondered whether you will ever be able to afford your dream home? Beliefs like this prevent people from thinking outside the box and achieving the home they want. When it comes to making the decision about whether or not to move, it is important to...

Should I put up a signboard?

We say, why WOULDN’T you want a signboard outside your property? Often potential buyers like to drive past the property and around the area before choosing to inspect. By utilising an internal or recreational photo on the signboard we are offering the opportunity for...

Should I get a floor plan?

Marketing your property is all about attracting interest and creating competition amongst buyers. If you ask us, a high quality floor plan is an essential marketing tool to help sell your home. Allow buyer visualisation High quality, professional pictures of your home...