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All I Want For Christmas

All I Want For Christmas

  • 03 Nov 2018
  • Meg Georkas


Is a new home!!! Now before you say bah humbug, Christmas decorations have been in the shops since August so it’s not too early to have this conversation. In fact, if you want to set up your Christmas tree at a different address, you’d better get to it. Times ticking and it’s getting to the last days for a purchase and transaction to happen that will allow you to move in before Christmas.

Let’s look at what’s needed…..

FIRST - find the house of your dreams. Easy right?  We have so many properties to choose from starting at $85,000 right up to $1,270 000 and every price point in between. As wonderful as it is buying a home that is completely finished, there’s something about buying a renovator at Christmas when you’ve usually got time off work and long summer days to get stuck into it. Come and talk to the HH Team. Let us know what you’re looking for. Just because you can’t see it on the websites or in the newspaper doesn’t mean it’s not available. This is what we do every day and we’re pretty good at it. I can guarantee there is not a question we haven’t heard or a reason we haven’t justified (or dismissed!).

NEXT - due diligence!! You know pest inspection, building inspection – all the important stuff. Get it done quick smart. The builders are busy this time of year too.

EARLY to MID NOVEMBER – EXCHANGE CONTRACTS!!  Most property contracts allow for a 35 or 42 day settlement period. Remember this is not set in stone. Negotiate your settlement day. You will find the vendors often want to complete the sale quickly too. This year the last working day is December 21st although some legal firms close earlier than this. Book your removalist now!!

MID DECEMBER – ideally you will allow yourself a week before Christmas to breathe. It’s a busy time – schools finishing, Christmas concerts are happening, work Christmas parties, Carols in the Park. In saying this, I remember a settlement happening on the 23rd December and they moved in on Christmas Day! The family just made sure they unpacked the right stuff first – wine glass anyone? 


Opinions are those of Meg Georkas and may not reflect those of others.

High Quality & Exceptional Service!

Peter, Ali and the team at Hutchinson & Harlow were excellent to work with. We were provided with outstanding level of professionalism and service. Hutchinson and Harlow have a good understanding of the real estate market in Armidale and surrounding regions. Their sales and marketing approach was fantastic, attracting a lot of interest and providing us with a sale at the right price quickly. Ali was brilliant to deal with. She kept us will informed, catered to our needs and made selling the house a seamless experience.

- Leah Cook (Vendor)

Reliable and Honest Agent

Peter Georkas was honest, upfront and he and his team were friendly and efficient. Selling a property is a big decision and I felt supported and included in the process at every step of the way. Peter is a warm agent who acts with integrity. I would highly recommend him and his team.

- Zeva (Vendor)

Brilliant agent!!

For many years we have bought and sold with Peter and the HH team..we wouldn’t consider using anyone else..
The service is professional, yet all stages of the buying and selling processes the clients are kept up to date...
All members of the team are delightful, friendly and helpful..
We can confidently state that the HH team will be the right choice for you..
Don’t waste your time shopping around-go straight to the professional team with years of’ll be glad that you did!!

- Justin & Vanessa (Vendor)

Ali sold my investment property

Ali sold my investment property in April 2018. I would recommend Ali from H&H. H&H held regular open houses and were following up with all enquiries on the home.

- Patricia (Vendor)