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Victoria's Latrobe Valley coal-to-hydrogen pilot project gets green light from EPA

A world first coal to hydrogen pilot project is a step closer to becoming a reality for the Latrobe Valley after the EPA approved the proposal.

The project that will be lead by a Japanese consortium will test the feasibility of producing hydrogen from brown coal and shipping it to Japan for use in the domestic market. This one year project is due to begin mid 2020 using brown coal form the Loy Yang mine.

The project is about demonstrating that the process can work, and gathering information which could lead to a commercial project.

The Latrobe City Council has described the project as "one of the possible futures" for the local economy.

 

 

 

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Morwell Rose Garden Festival

Morwell Rose Garden Festival

This past weekend the roses were on show as Morwell held their Rose Garden Festival. Costa Geordiadis from Gardening Australia was their guest of honour, with activities for the young and old, workshops, market stalls, entertainment and live music just a few of the many events on offer.  

The festival may be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t come and explore over 4000 roses in the heart of Morwell and see why the garden received the 'Award of Garden Excellence' by the world Federation of Rose Societies.

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Exciting New Development in Morwell.

A new government hub to be built in Church Street, Morwell will employ 300 people. The Latrobe Valley will become home to 300 public servants as the state government opens an office in Morwell for state and federal departments.  This is exciting news as it will create jobs locally for both construction and workers once completed.

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Gaskin Rise Estate - Stage 3

Gaskin Rise Estate - Stage 3

Gaskin Rise Offers Opportunities

 

Surrounded by quality homes on the edge of Churchill, now is the time to build your dream home.

Stage 3 has a variety of block sizes to suit your budget, from a generous 615m² to an expansive 2015m² and offers everything you need to build your new home in the perfect location, including having all services available and the National Broadband Network.

With 615m² allotments priced at $99,000 and up to 2015m² (approximately half acre) allotments priced at $164,000, these fully serviced blocks won’t last long.

The subdivision adjoins Churchill’s recreation area which includes football, soccer, tennis and new bowls club and will feature meticulously landscaped parks, connected by off road walking and cycling trails.

An easy 10 minute drive will find you at the region’s major towns of Traralgon and Morwell and close by are National Parks and local attractions...

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Morwell Festival of Dance

Morwell Festival of Dance

Rennie Property Sales is a proud sponsor of the Morwell Festival of Dances.  

The 32nd Annual Eisteddfod will be held from Friday 29th of June to Sunday the 8th of July at Kernot Hall in Morwell.  So why not head down and watch some amazing performances from our local up and coming dancers.

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Properties Wanted!

Properties Wanted!

Due to very high stock demands and low stock levels we are desperately chasing more properties.

If you are thinking of selling your property, why not give one of our friendly staff members a call today on 5133 7900 to arrange your free market appraisal.

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Meet Sarah!!

Meet Sarah!!

Our friendly and professional front of house, Sarah is super organised, provides excellent customer service and has exceptional computer skills.

 

A little more about Sarah!!

 

What attracted you to a career in Real Estate? The role as receptionist was advertised, and I thought it could be a great opportunity to work for a family run business.

 

How many years have you worked in the industry? 3 and a half years.

 

What is your favorite part of the job? Working with such a great group of people, and working in an industry where you meet new people everyday.

 

What did you want to be when you grew up? A scientist, but never quite got to university, as I ended up becoming a mum instead!

 

What do you enjoy doing outsi...

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About Michael Ray

About Michael Ray

Founding sales agent with Rennie Property Sales, Michael has a real understanding of the local real estate market having over 26 years’ experience in the industry. A capable auctioneer, Michael is a lifelong resident of the Latrobe Valley with a proven track record in providing excellent customer service and high volume sales. Michael is popular amongst his peers, has a genuine love of people and is well connected in the local community.

What attracted you to a career in Real Estate? The chance to help a variety of people.

How many years have you worked in the industry? 26

What is your favorite part of the job? Assisting young people to purchase their first home 

What did you want to be when you grew up? A Chef

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Golf and Tennis

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Welcome to the team Jade!!

Welcome to the team Jade!!

Jade is the newest team member to join us at Rennie Property Sales. Jade has hit the ground running and has racked up a number of sales and listings in her short time with us.

 

A little about Jade......

What attracted you to a career in Real Estate?
I’ve always loved going for a Sunday drive looking at houses and thought what a better job than helping people find their forever home.

How many years have you worked in the industry?
6 Months

What is your favorite part of the job? 
I love guiding people through selling their home and making it as stress free as possible. Also helping people search the area to find exactly what they’re looking for; whether it be an investment property, their first home or their perfect family home.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A Teacher or a Real Estate Agent

What ...

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Gaskin Rise Estate

Gaskin Rise Estate

Invent the Dream, Live the Lifestyle

 

FIRST HOME BUYERS - Are you eligible for the $20,000 first home buyers grant and stamp duty exemption? Wanting to build your dream home? It is now more affordable than ever! 
(* T & Cs apply).

Stages 1 & 2 of Gaskin Rise Estate are available and selling fast. We only have 6 lots left ranging in size from 2015m2 to 4131m2.

These blocks are fully serviced with rural outlooks in an extensively landscaped development.

Make the most of this opportunity! Call Rennie Property Sales today on 5133 7900

 

 

 

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Properties Wanted!!

Properties Wanted!!

Due to high demand from metropolitan buyers we are looking for more stock. If you are wanting to sell your property give us a call on 5133 7900 for a free market appraisal and let one of our friendly team assist you today!!

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Christmas Office Closure Days

Christmas Office Closure Days

Rennie Property Sales would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

 

 Please note our Christmas Office Closure Days below:

 

Saturday 23rd – CLOSED

Sunday 24th – CLOSED

Monday 25th – CLOSED

Tuesday 26th – CLOSED

Wednesday 27th – 9-5:30PM

Thursday 28th – 9-5:30PM

Friday 29th – 9-5:30PM

Saturday 30th – CLOSED

Sunday 31st – CLOSED

Monday 1st – CLOSED

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Base-d on a Cause Sausage Sizzle!

Base-d on a Cause Sausage Sizzle!

Every Saturday leading up to Christmas there will be a Sausage Sizzle at Churchill Woolworths supporting Base-d On A Cause

So pop down and grab a snag or 2 or 3!

Merchandise will also be available to purchase
Wrist bands $2
Stubby Holders $8
Trucker Hats $30
T Shirts & singlets $40

Grab a raffle ticket while you are there for your chance to win a goodie pack drawn 23rd December.

Includes - Milk & Honey candle, Cap City EL3VN snap back hat, bottle of champagne 🍾, designer chopping board, chocolate 🍫 & more

 

Rennie Property Sales also currently have chocolates for sale in our office for $1 and stubby holders for $8 supporting this great cause.

Check out the Base-d on a Cause facebook page for more information or link to donate if you like.

https://www.facebook.com/basedonacause/?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser

 

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How to get your home looking its saleable best!

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions can be everything. The better your property presents, the higher the price that buyers will be likely to pay and the easier it will be to sell!!

Imagine yourself as a prospective buyer!

A few pointers to help achieve this are:

Keep it neat and tidy

It goes without saying, giving your property a big tidy-up, inside and out, will go a long way in attracting potential buyers. Fully clean the property even the spots you usually wouldn’t worry about and make sure everything is in good working order!

Minor Repairs

It is worthwhile getting small maintenance issues repaired prior to going to market ie: repair the broken windows, replace rusted / worn guttering

Declutter

Removing unwarranted furniture and general clutter will help boost the sense of space. It also helps to make the house look more open and easier to ...

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YINNAR - A beautiful rural township

YINNAR - A beautiful rural township

Yinnar is a small township located in Gippsland. The town provides a country feel for rural residential living and is a popular area for those employed in the Latrobe Valley.

There are many things to see and do in Yinnar –It is popular with families, with a highly regarded primary school  and kindergarten. It has a great sporting community and is home to the art community of ARC.  Wander around the community gardens,  enjoy the many small parks and picnic areas. Close by  is the the Morwell National Park or Billys Creek - ideal for  bushwalking and nature spotting.  Hazelwood Pondage is also close by and excellent for  boating or water sports.

We have for sale a selection of residential and rural houses for sale.    We are also the leading agent with the new land residential land release "The Ridge".

If you are looking to relocate to the Valley - Take a look at Yinnar.

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2017 Footy Tipping Competition

CONGRATULATIONS to our competition winners!

What a way to end the footy tipping competition!! 4 points separated the 1st and 3rd positions, with new recruit Lesley joining in the fun for the first time this year and taking out top prize, and Purr (Nerida) and Bigal (Alan) taking out second and third place. Congratulations your prize is on its way, and also well done to those who took out the Mystery prize rounds throughout the season.

Peter Rennie was the top tipper in our office.

Thank you to all who participated - If you didn't quite make it to the top, better luck next year!

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BASE-D ON A CAUSE

BASE-D ON A CAUSE

 

We at Rennie Property Sales love to get behind out community and support them where we can.

We support and have donated to BASE-D ON A CAUSE.

Base-d On a Cause is a couple of local mates who in April/May 2018 are flying to Kathmandu and completing a trek across the Himalaya’s to reach Mt. Everest base camp 17,000ft above sea level all in the hope of raising money and making a difference for people suffering from MS, Mental Health and Cancer.

Funds will be donated across their chosen charities MS Australia, Beyond Blue & Peter MacCallum Cancer Research Centre and will go towards ongoing research and the dedicated support required to elevate the daily burdens both individuals and their loved ones face.

Check out their Facebook page for upcoming fundraising functions, updates and to donate if you wish https://www.facebook.com/basedonacause/

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New residential subdivision on the outskirts of Morwell

New residential subdivision on the outskirts of Morwell

Morwells newest land release is now available for sale.

Feel at home, On the range.

Do you want more space and living?

How does open fields and landscaped wetlands sound?

Affordable land lots for buyers at all stages of life.

Close to all town amenities

See the website for full details - http://therangeestate.com.au/

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Latrobe Regional Gallery

Latrobe Regional Gallery (LRG) is one of the largest public galleries in eastern Victoria. Housing seven gallery spaces and a sculpture courtyard. It has recently gone under a major renovation and is now re open to the public.

You can check out all the upcoming exhibitions and happenings at  https://latroberegionalgallery.com/

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Changes to the First Home Owners Grant

The Victorian Governments recent announcement of changes to the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) in regional areas will provide some much needed assistance to those buyers working towards saving a deposit to either buy an established home or purchase a house/land package on which to build.

With established houses selling at very realistic prices and plenty of available land to choose from  the team at Rennie Property Sales will help you on your path to home ownership.  

For further information please click on the following link to the State Revenue Office of Victoria  -  http://www.sro.vic.gov.au/regional

 

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Gippsland Immigration Park and Heritage Walk

Gippsland Immigration Park and Heritage Walk

The Gippsland Immigration Park and Heritage walk is located at Kernot Hall Morwell.  

From family gatherings to community events the park has been designed to cater for everyone.

You can study the Immigration Wall of Recognition, Read the 72 panels of History on the Heritage walk around the lake, or enjoy a BBQ whilst the kids play in the park.

 

For more information go to http://www.gippslandimmigrationpark.com.au/

 

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Walhalla – A beautiful town enriched in history.  

Walhalla – A beautiful town enriched in history.   

 

The picturesque township of Walhalla is located 30 minutes North of the Latrobe Valley.  A beautiful township of a by gone era just on our doorstep. There are a variety of activities for all ages, such as touring the long mine, riding the steam train,  4 wheel drive  adventures, exploring the township, camping, playing in the park, picnicing and taking in the tranquility and beauty that Walhalla offers.

More information can be found at http://www.visitwalhalla.com/

 

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Changes to the First Home Owner Grant in regional areas

Changes to the First Home Owner Grant in regional areas

The Victorian Governments announcement this month of changes to the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) in regional areas will provide some much needed assistance to those buyers working towards saving a deposit to either buy an established home or purchase a house/land package on which to build.

With established houses selling at very realistic prices and plenty of available land to choose from  the team at Rennie Property Sales will help you on your path to home ownership.  

For further information please click on the following link to the State Revenue Office of Victoria  -  http://www.sro.vic.gov.au/regional

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 Rennie Property Sales Footy Tipping Competition Returns

With Round 1 of the AFL 2017 Footy season due to kick off on March 23rd - We invite you to join our footy tipping competition.  With bragging rights and small cash prize for the first three place getters, we also offer random mystery prizes throughout the season.

Clients, business associates, family and friends of Rennie Property Sales are all invited.  To join, you must first register with http://www.footytips.com.au/home

Once registered,(or logged in if you are already a member)  select the Competitions Tab and  Search - Rennie Property. You will be asked to provide a password if you are not a returning member - Call the office to have the password revealed. - 51337900

 

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Boolarra Folk Festival

The Boolarra Folk Festival will be held this Saturday 4th of March and is unique to Gippsland. This is a fantastic day out for all ages with plenty of fun to be had!!

Relax under the trees listening to some beautiful tunes or browse all the amazing market stalls and see whats on offer.

 You can find more information and a list of all the performers at their website http://www.boolarrafolkfestival.com.au/ 

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Hazelwood Pondage - A great place to visit!

Hazelwood Pondage - A great place to visit!

So many great places to visit in our beautiful Latrobe Valley. We thought we would showcase the Hazelwood Pondage, currently popular for its Barramundi Fishing, yachting, motor boat sports. We visited this week and loved the camping grounds, grassy picnic spots and super playground for the little ones. Click on the following link for further information http://www.visitlatrobevalley.com/pages/hazelwood-pondage/ 

 

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Our beautiful rose garden in Morwell

Our beautiful rose garden in Morwell

The roses are in full bloom and its a gorgeous place to be - take a stroll, read a book, sit and relax, enjoy a picnic lunch - situated only a few minutes walk  from the train station , just past the Arts Centre. It really is a lovely place to be!

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2016 - RENNIE PROPERTY SALES FOOTY TIPPING COMPETITION

In what was a tight run to the wire - at the end of the home and away rounds of the AFL season the winners are declared. Well done to all who participated to make this competition fun.

First Prize to Alan Tyson  - 148 points

Second Prize to Madi Ray - 145 points

Third Prize to Barry Bennett - 145 points

Congratulations to the Mystery Round Winners - Leanne Bennett, Nathan Klep and ...

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Kidz Fix Rally

Kidz Fix Rally

4 local ladies from Yinnar (Sue Embry, Donna Lawless, Leanne Linton  and Edna Stolk) are participating in this years Kidz Fix Rally where they will be heading off on an 8 day rally to raise funds to go towards hospitals and doctors that care for children. At this stage, they are the only all female team from Victoria in the rally. This years main recipient is the paediatric and neonatal clinic at the Bendigo hospital, but with the help of the submission from the Yinnar ladies this year, they will also be supporting the paediatric area of the Latrobe Regional Hospital.

The rally will commence on September 10th, starting in Morwell and will travel through various towns on sealed/dirt roads and bush tracks, finishing in Bendigo.

Rennie Property Sales is proud to be one of the sponsors of the team and this great cause. Should you wish to donate to this  great cause please visit their website.

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RBA Cuts Rates

Today the Reserve Bank of Australia announced that the official cash rates will be cut by 25 basis points in August.  This rate cut will deliver a historically low 1.5%

 

According to news report - the decision is based on the extremely low inflation rate in Australia, the perceived stabilising in the Melbourne and Sydney property markets and the reported weak growth in the United States economy.

 

With interest rates so low and the property prices in our area stable after correcting downward - now is the perfect time to look at getting into the property market.  Whether you are looking to get into the market as a home owner or an investor - there is pletny of choice properties on the market at pr...

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Snow in the Jeeralangs

Snow in the Jeeralangs

This gorgeous photo was provided to us by one of our vendors whose property is high in the Jeeralangs.

How beautiful.... Got to love our changing seasons.

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