After 18 years at Shop 14 of the Parklands Shopping Centre, I’m pleased to report that we’ve made the big move (across the car park) to Shop 21, the former Westpac. While we’re still settling in to our new surrounds, it’s certainly a great feeling to move into bigger, more comfortable premises. For one, my new office is quite an upgrade from the converted broom cupboard I used to occupy! So if you’re in the neighbourhood at all, feel free to pop in and say hi – I’d more than happy to give you the grand tour.
On the real estate front, the market remains active – albeit with some banks and insurers making things just a bit more difficult, especially for first-home buyers. The new RVs have caused a bit of a stir, with properties (particularly in the east) having their land values considerably reduced. Time will tell whether this has a marked effect on market values.