Are you paying the right price for your property? Read on to find out, PLUS much more!

Please find the January edition of HOME and Property Management newsletters. You can download your FREE copy by simply clicking on the images below. Happy reading!


  • Tips on how to make moving house less stressful.
  • How do I know I’m paying the right price for my property?
  • Vegetable garden ideas for your home.
  • Make 2014 your road to wealth.

HOME Jan 14


  • Where will we live in 50 years time?
  • How much rent can I receive from my property?
  • Let LJ Hooker provide the shade  these summer holidays.
  • Legal scenarios kept to a minimum.

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Property Management, HOME, AND Tenant Talk Newsletters – DEC 2013

With 2013 coming to a close the New Year is looming and with it the time to start making New Year resolutions.

For some, this might involve real estate –

  • purchasing an investment property,
  • home renovations,
  • seeking property management to get the most out of your property, or
  • selling a current property. 

Below are the latest editions of Property Management, HOME, and Tenant Talk newsletters. We hope you find the articles and tips useful!

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December – Property Management newsletter:

Renovate right and reap rewards;
Repair and renovation implications;
Choosing a wise investment property;
Attracting executive tenants.

HOME Dec 13

December – HOME newsletter:

Minimise water wastage this summer;
Build wealth with an investment property;
LJ Hooker rolls out the red carpet;
Prepare your home for a holiday;
Days on market reduce in capital cities.

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Summer edition – Tenant Talk newsletter:

Being a savvy renter;
What makes a suitable tenant;
Tasmania leads the way;
Finding a suitable flat mate. 

What’s on in Hobart – December 2013

Whether you want to believe it or not… CHRISTMAS IS COMING! With less than 30 days to go, it is no doubt a busy time for all. It is also a time where many great events are on around Tasmania such as the Taste Festival, Sydney to Hobart yacht race and Christmas carols. Below we have put together a list of great events you can take part in this silly season!

And don’t forget to think locally when purchasing gifts! Our August “What’s On” blog details lots of markets with great locally produced crafts and fresh produce 🙂


WHAT: The Mark Webber Adventure Run is a 6.5km run starting at the Henry Jones Art Hotel through the city streets of Hobart and over the picturesque Queen’s Domain and back again. The run will be held on a mixture of sealed footpaths, gravel walking tracks and narrower cross-country ‘adventure’ trails that wind through the bush and parkland in Queens Domain whilst providing magnificent views over central Hobart, Mt Wellington, the Derwent River and surrounding countryside. The event is designed to be achievable by runners of a full range of abilities, from elite runners who complete it with blistering speed through to more leisurely runners or walkers who take their time and enjoy the views.
WHEN: 1st December, 2013 at 1:45pm
WHERE: 25 Hunter Street, Hobart


2WHAT: Children will be kept dancing, singing and laughing during this colourful concert with Yellow (and first-ever female) Wiggle Emma, Red Wiggle Simon, Purple Wiggle Lachy and the last remaining original (and Blue) Wiggle Anthony.

Fans will also have the opportunity to see all of their wiggly friends! Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword will all be along and bopping along to Hot Potato, Rock A Bye Your Bear and all their other cherished favourites, as well as exciting new hits like Do the Propeller.

WHEN: 4th December, 2013 at 10am

WHERE: Derwent Entertainment Centre (DEC), Glenorchy
3WHAT: Come along and enjoy a rousing afternoon of Christmas songs and carols presented by the Singers of Southern Tasmania on Saturday, on December 7th 2013.The concert, featuring Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, starts at 2.30pm at the Friends School, Farrall Centre, North Hobart, followed by afternoon tea and a chat.
WHEN: 7th December, 2013 at 2:30pm
WHERE: Friends School, North Hobart
5WHAT: The South Motorcycle Riders Association of Tasmania otherwise known as MRA South, is a newly formed body consisting of those parts of the former MRA Tas Inc that operated in Tasmania’s ’62’ telephone district.
The MRA Tasmanian Toy Run remains the main MRA South event of the year.  Riders from all over the state converge on the Derwent Entertainment Centre on Hobart’s Brooker Highway, then ride ‘en-masse’ into Hobart to donate toys and other items to the Salvos.
WHEN: 7th December, 2013 at 12noon for a 2:30pm departure
WHERE: Derwent Entertainment Centre, Glenorchy
6WHAT: The wonderful atmosphere and decorations of the riverside location make the Clarence Carols celebration unique and this year even more so with the likes of Vivace: young voices together, the Lincoln Singers and Acapellago singing up a storm.Santa loves his Bellerive appearance and chooses to arrive by water sleigh, where he is warmly welcomed by the audience for handshakes and Christmas wishes.
WHEN: 8th December, 2013 at 8pm
WHERE: Bellerive Boardwalk
7WHAT: Established in 1892/93, the Sheffield Shield is the premier domestic first class cricket competition in Australia. Held annually, each of the six state teams plays a double round-robin series of home and away 4-day matches against every other team. Points are awarded for each match and the top two teams play a 5-day final. The final is played at the home ground of the team that finished on top of the table at the end of the regular season matches. If the final is drawn or tied, the top-ranked team wins the Shield.
WHEN: 8th – 11th December, 2013 at 11am
WHERE: Blundstone Arena at Bellerive
10WHAT: How do you make your work Christmas party easy? …by letting us do the hard work for you!

  • Complimentary drink on arrival,
  • Traditional Christmas dinner and desserts,
  • Hilarious comedy from Dave O’Neil (Spicks and Specs, The Project, Rove Live) and,
  • Rocking live music courtesy of The Baker Boys.

Combine that and the stage is set for the best Christmas party of 2013!
PLUS! One lucky table will win Mrs. Brown’s Boys tickets! All you need to do is be there and it could be yours!

WHEN: 14th December, 2013 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Derwent Entertainment Centre, Glenorchy
downloadWHAT: The explosive action of the BBL will feature an afternoon match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday 22 December at Blundstone Arena at 1.30pm. With the perfect mixture of cricket legends, current stars, young guns, and international superstars, the KFC T20 Big Bash League is sure to be yet another thrilling series of big hitting, big catches and blistering bowling.
WHEN: 22nd December, 2013 at 1:30pm
WHERE: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive
11WHAT: Spend some time at the port Arthur Education Centre (the Accountants House) and try your hand at traditional crafts, design work and trades. Make your own peg doll or replica quarter size convict brick. Learn about early animation by assembling a phantascope or try your hand at making convict love tokens. Activities are offered in two sessions each day, 12-1:30pm and 2-3pm. Access to the activities is included in the cost of Site entry.
WHEN: 26th December 2013 to 27th January, 2014
WHERE: Port Arthur Historic Site
12WHAT: The Rolex Sydney Hobart is a 628 nautical mile yacht race which begins in Sydney Harbour and finishes in Hobart. Be part of the scene at one of the world’s great blue water classics. You could be one of the hundreds who head to Constitution Dock to welcome the weary crews. Then it is celebration time with the Taste of Tasmania food fair and the Hobart Summer Festival right next to where the yachts dock.
WHEN: 26th December, 2013 to 1st January, 2014
WHERE: Arriving at Constitution Dock, Hobart
13WHAT: This summer we present our ever popular series of plays which bring Port Arthur history to life! The plays are directed by Chris Hamley and performed by Chris with Nicole Farrow, Nelson Ohl and Michael Edgar. Each play runs approximately 20 minutes and admission is included in the cost of your site entry pass.
WHEN: 27th December, 2013 to 24th January, 2014 (daily except Saturdays)
WHERE: Port Arthur Historic Site
15WHAT: The Taste Festival celebrates Tasmanian food, produce, arts, culture and sporting activities. This years Festivals theme, Sensational Taste, encourages festival goers to engage the senses by sampling the best of our sensational Tasmanian produce, complemented by a mix of interesting cultural food experiences. A new program of activities has been introduced to entice festival participants to not only sample some of the best food, wine, beer and beverages in Tasmania but also provides the opportunity to learn about the journey from paddock to plate.
WHEN: 28th December, 2013 to 3rd January, 2014 opening 11am daily
WHERE: Princes Wharf Shed No. 1
17WHAT: Enjoy bands and performers and then the skies of Hobart will come alive with light and colour during a family fireworks display in Sullivans Cove at 9.30pm and a grand fireworks display on the waterfront at midnight, promising something special to bring in 2011. Come with a group and book a table or buy a general entry ticket and move around the party. Join in and dance, absorb the festive atmosphere and toast in the new year.
WHEN: 31st December, 2013 starting at 7pm
WHERE: Princes Wharf Shed No.1
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The latest HOME and Property Management news



Here are the latest editions of Property Management and HOME newsletters for November. Inside are some great articles, tips for investing, the state of the current property market and much more!

Featuring in Property Management:

  • “Top tips for property owners”
  • “Negative gearing investment property”
  • “Keeping your property safe”
  • “Don’t forget start-up costs”
  • “Build wealth with property investment”


And in HOME newsletter:

  • “First home buyers hit market in 2014”
  • “What women really want”
  • “Promoting with a property signboard”
  • “Where the buyers look”
  • “Tips for buying at auction”

Please click the pictures to the left to download your copy!

CBD employees spending big at lunchtime!

A recent article in the Property Australia magazine outlines spending patterns of CBD office employees.

“Prime CBD office spaces are not just a place to work but somewhere to spend money – and lots of it. The 2013 National Office Workers Survey, just completed by Urbis, found Australian office employees were spending $200 on average per week at work. That’s more than $8.6 billion annually.

“There were a few surprises. Only 35 per cent was on food and drinks – the rest went on fashion, home-wares, leisure, services and groceries. And a full 97 per cent of workers bought something during the week.”

“This is a valuable insight into the future directions for property developers, building owners and retailers looking to maximise their opportunities.”

The survey showed office workers priorities as:

  1. Access to cash through conveniently located ATM’s;
  2. Good coffee, a food court and a café precinct;
  3. A supermarket for groceries;
  4. One third of spending went to clothing and footwear;
  5. 40% sought a chemist;
  6. And surprisingly in this technological age, 25% visited the post office.

These statistics all show that there is no better time to invest in CBD retail space to take advantage of this market.

LJ Hooker Commercial – Hobart have had recent success in leasing a number of retail spaces in and around Hobart’s CBD. However, there are still some fantastic locations available close to many of the aforementioned services and facilities prioritised by CBD employees.

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95 Liverpool Street, Hobart

FOR LEASE $48,000n/pa + ogs + GST

  • 60m² of ground floor retail space
  • Two upper levels for storage of office space
  • Suit a variety of retail, food and service uses

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130 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

FOR LEASE $40,000g/pa + GST

  • 97m² retail tenancy with Elizabeth St frontage
  • Basement storage of 42m²
  • Open plan accommodation with change room, kitchen and toilet facilities

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2 Macquarie Street, Hobart


  •  Very high-profile position on Hobart’s busiest vehicle intersection
  • 245m² NLA
  • Equipped with a grease trap and fit-out of a high standard
  • Suit fast food, dine-in, take-away or tourist retail

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 Ground 121 Bathurst Street, Hobart

FOR LEASE $28,000g/pa + GST

  • Ground floor premises
  • Three offices, large shop area, kitchen/staff room and storage
  • Located opposite HCC car park and State Library
  • Offers great customer/visitor convenience
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1 Brooke Street Pier, Hobart


  • Located in Hobart’s newest tourist/retail precinct
  • Lease opportunities available for retail, office, hospitality and tourist related activities
  • Tenancy areas capable of being configured to suit tenant needs
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121 Collins Street, Hobart

FOR LEASE $48,000 – $53,000n/pa + GST 

  • Generously proportioned space of 240m²
  • Suitable for office, retail or hospitality
  • 2 large rooms, toilets and kitchenette facilities provide flexibility
  • Striking period features
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269 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

FOR LEASE $48,000g/pa + GST + ogs 

  • Located on the northern side of the city centre
  • Flexible tenancy of approximately 172m²
  • Excellent showroom/retail profile to Elizabeth Street
  • Rear parking available with tenancy
14.6.13 123 Murray Street (Jackson Locksmiths) 050

123 Murray Street, Hobart

$61,500 n/pa + GST + ogs

  •  First time available in 30+ years
  • Large floor area of approximately 367m²
  • Well recognised building in the home wares retail precinct of Hobart
  • Property benefits from high internal clearance and has great scope for a range of uses
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Ground/95 Bathurst Street, Hobart



  • Strong street profile and signage opportunity
  • Excellent off street parking
  • Approximately 160m² with air-conditioning
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2/33 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

  • Centrally located in Elizabeth Street Mall
  • 105m² of open plan accommodation
  • Bathroom and storage area facilities
  • Rear access allows for flexibility in this location

If you would like any further information on the above properties, or any further real estate enquiries please visit our website –, call (03) 6234 4701 or email  

For full article: “The Lunchtime Perks of Office Retail” – by Simon Rumbold (Oct/Nov 2013 edition of Property Australia Magazine).
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Let the wine do the talking!

An exciting city fringe wine making & cellar door concept underway

If you are an avid wine connoisseur you are likely to be familiar with the Glaetzer-Dixon name. Tasmanians are very lucky to be able to claim to have one of the best young winemakers here in their State pushing boundaries and creating a superb portfolio of wine.

If you haven’t already heard Award-winning Tasmanian winemaker Nick Glaetzer and his wife Sally are undertaking an exciting redevelopment of the ESKI building on the Brooker Highway comprising a part residential development of the upper level and a commercial wine making facility and cellar door below. Assisting Nick in acquiring the property and realising his long term dream was a great achievement and this unique concept is sure to test the waters for similar type business ventures.

We wish Nick, Sally and their family all the best with the project and look forward to having some of Tassie’s best wine available on our door step.

Why not visit Nick’s website


It’s a proven formula!

LJH Commercial Hobart was appointed by the Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) in July 2012 to assist with the sale of their New Leaf and Revolving Fund properties offering unique investment opportunities to those seeking a sustainable lifestyle or those with strong conservation values. After a successful initial 12 months we are pleased to be continuing our relationship with the TLC going forward and have some exciting property releases on the way.

The concept of purchasing a property that is subject to conservation covenants can be seen as daunting, too hard work, too restrictive and a challenging asset to ‘on sell’. With the correct knowledge, process and hands on approach from both the agent and seller, this does not need to be the case. The appeal of owning a piece of Tassie’s wilderness that you can enjoy as your own private reserve and reap the rewards of a sustainable lifestyle is becoming more sort after and we strongly believe this sector of the market will continue to grow. We hear countless times from prospective buyers ‘we just want privacy and no neighbours’! These outstanding properties should not be overlooked but rather embraced for what they can offer!

Five reasons why you should have an appraisal


ONE// It doesn’t cost you a cent.      

Unlike a property valuation, an appraisal is a FREE service provided by your local LJH Commercial agent. So, even if you are just interested to know what your commercial property is worth, there’s no downside.

TWO //  Because every property is an investment…

People often check their shares daily, but many Australians with property don’t regularly check what their investment is worth. So why not find out what your commercial property is currently worth?

THREE //  To help you make the next financial step.

The equity in your property can be as useful as cash in your pocket. Imagine what dreams that money could fulfill … is it time to release the equity in your commercial property to purchase an additional property?

If you already have investment properties, a rental appraisal can ensure you are generating the right level of rent to improve your yield. Why not as ask us to do a rental and sales appraisal at the same time?

FOUR // To help plan your refurbishment or expansion.

If you’re thinking about refurbishing or expanding your property, the equity could provide the funds you need. Ask your local LJH Commercial agent to advise you on your current position.

FIVE // Well a million reasons!

How does 1 Million Qantas Points sound? Have an appraisal with LJH Commercial before October 31 2013 and you’ll be entered into the draw to win* One Million Qantas Points.

* Authorised under permit numbers NSW LTPS/13/04642, ACT TP 13/02219, SA T13/1116, VIC TBA. To view Terms and Conditions click here.
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What’s on in Hobart – August 2013

Who doesn’t love a market? For this month’s “What’s On” we are showcasing some of the great markets held in and around Hobart. With such a variety there is sure to be something to satisfy – fresh produce, handmade crafts, preloved items, plants, as well as live entertainment.

A great way to support our local communities!


Salamanca Market – 8:30am – 3:00pm every Saturday

The iconic Salamanca Market is a celebration of Tasmania’s unique culture, creative artisans, talented musicians and diverse producers. The diverse range of nearly 300 stallholders includes original, hand-made Tasmanian pieces, from woodwork to jewellery, fashion to fanciful, glassware and ceramics. Treat all of your senses to the delights of Salamanca Market, with some of the finest flavours from the food and produce stalls, and entertainment from local and international acts who now call Tasmania home.

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Bream Creek Farmers Market – 9:00am – 1:00pm on the 1st Sunday of every month (4th of August)

Bream Creek Farmers Market is a produce based market held at the Bream Creek Show Grounds on the first Sunday of every month, showcasing growers, cooks, brewers, producers and makers, from South Eastern Tasmania and beyond. Gather together innovative foodies, gourmet gardeners and brilliant brewers, throw your aprons on and share your fare in the farmer’s backyard. Let’s fill up Tasmania’s larders, with the finest and freshest on offer. 

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Tasmanian Farm Gate Market – 9:00am – 1:00pm every Sunday

Tasmanian Farm Gate is Hobart’s farmers’ market showcasing and selling direct from the producer to the public. Fresh and seasonal Tasmanian fruit and vegetables, artisan cheeses, bakery items, world class seafood and meat, Tasmanian wine and specialty beverages, locally roasted coffee beans, herbal teas, vegetable seedlings, cottage and native plants, garden mulch and much more. Farm Gate Market is Hobart’s Sunday morning hotspot to meet friends for a coffee and breakfast, read the weekend papers or just enjoy the buzz and friendly atmosphere of the largest farmers’ market in Tasmania. 

– Held at Melville Street outdoor car park, Hobart

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Baby & Kids Market – 9:00am – 12:00pm, Sunday 4th August (quarterly)

This Baby & Kids Market is for preloved goods for boys & girls from birth to 7 yrs. Admission is $3.00 of free for children.

– Held at City Hall, Corner Macquarie Street & Campbell Street, Hobart.

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Hobart Showground Sunday Market – 8:00am – 2:00pm every Sunday

Great range of stalls including second-hand bargains, plants and bric-a-brac. Choose from second hand electrical goods, beautiful glassware and ceramics, tools, quality restored furniture, books or other collectables. Outfit yourself from head to foot with second hand clothing and accessories. The variety is always different and always new sunglasses, jewellery, crafts, lace, home cooked cakes, chutneys and jams. CDs, DVDs, albums, stereos, art, sculptures, bric-a-brac, trash or treasure. Its all here for the finding.

– Held at the Royal Hobart Showgrounds, Glenorchy.

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Cygnet Market – 10:00am – 2:00pm, first & third Sunday of every month

Cygnet is known for its fine fresh food, colourful people with music and art being part of our culture. Come to Cygnet on Market Day and enjoy all the best our vibrant country town has to offer.

– Held at the Cygnet Town Hall, Cygnet

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Brighton Market – 9:00am – 2:00pm on the first Sunday of every month

The Brighton Market in Tasmania is an interesting market for all to see and browse. Second-hand bargains, plants, bric-a-brac, jewellery, art and craft. Also enjoy a great selection of hot and cold food for sale.

– Held at Pontville Hall, Midland Highway (just 26km north of Hobart).

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Margate Community Market – 10:00am – 3 or 4:00pm every Wednesday

Brookfield Vineyard offers a picturesque setting for this weekly market, where the community congregates to catch up on news and sell their arts and crafts and fresh produce. Charity stalls are welcome – local crafts, seasonal produce, bric-a-brac. Meals are available with soothing music from David Carr on the piano (12noon to 3pm) to relax to while you eat, providing a fantastic atmosphere.

– Held at “The Plaza” at Brookfield Vineyard, Channel Highway, Margate

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Kingston Beach Handmade Market – 10:00am – 3:00pm on the second Sunday of each month (11 August)

The KBHM brings together an eclectic mix of local artists, designers, craftspeople, growers and gourmets. We offer a wonderful mix of high quality handmade and home grown items such as handmade toys, jewellery, stationery, homewares, portraiture, body products, artwork, children’s clothing, jams and preserves, native plants, delicious food and much, much more… even treats for man’s best friend! Buskers and performers provide live entertainment throughout day and there is free parking close by. 

– Held at Kingston Beach Hall, Kingston

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The Shabby Market – 10:00am – 3:00pm, 24th August

We are a small market that intends to bring the world of shabby chic décor, design and living products to patrons. All of our stalls incorporate shabby chic, vintage and/or beachy themes somehow in their displays.  Our Shabby Chic theme covers the broader spectrum of chic interior decor and giftware ~ a treasure trove of recycled materials, new beauties and handmade goods ~ all beautifully displayed to make your market experience one to remember ~ we even have some shabbylicious food stalls. So if your thing is shabby, vintage, beachy, cottage, nautical or just plain gorgeous, there is something for you at The Shabby Market.

– Held at Hampden Road Hall, Hampden Road, Battery Point

For further information:!/TheShabbyMarket/info or


The Nook Market – 10:00am – 2:00pm, August 25th (quarterly)

The Nook Market is an exciting market in New Town selling handmade wares, quality second-hand goods, vintage products and goodies of the edible variety.  Held quarterly in the gorgeous church hall on Elizabeth Street we aim to provide a variety of quality products to the greater Hobart area. The market showcases local designers/producers displaying their work including, accessories, home wares, jewellery, food, recycled fashion, furniture and lots more.

– Held at 462 Elizabeth Street, New Town

For further information: or


All Saints Market – 9:00am – 2:00pm, last Saturday of every month (24th August)

Come to this charming market where you will find stalls located throughout the beautiful gardens and in the church hall. There are stalls of all sorts ranging from home baked goodies to hand-made crafts, second hand goods to re-purposed items and more. The Jesse Tree, All Saints parish shop, is also open during the market. BBQ, tea and coffee are available. Sites are available to hire. Free sites are available for charities, not-for profit organisations and schools (conditions apply).

– Held at 339 Macquarie Street, Hobart

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If you would like to see a local event you are holding on here, please send us an email,  

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