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The Centralian advocate Fri 30 Mar 2018



The Centralian advocate Fri 30 Mar 2018


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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THURSDAY MARCH 29 2018 REAL ESTATE 27 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Entertainer with views The comfortable Larapinta home at 25 Bokhara Street is well presented inside and out. Showcasing glorious views of the ranges and Mount Gillen from the backyard, it offers easy care living that will appeal to those that love to entertain and its available at just offers over $379,000! Complete with three bedrooms, one bathroom, separate toilet, open plan living and dining, modern kitchen, two carports and fabulous alfresco entertaining; this is a lovely place to call home. Freshly painted throughout, features include: downlights, evaporative airconditioning, gas cooktop, ceiling fans, solar hot water system, garden shed with annex, two driveways with covered parking for three cars, generous storage, and excellent privacy with no rear neighbours! If you have children and pets, youll appreciate the super-sized 921 sqm block, fully fenced so they can play safely and securely, and theres heaps of room for a trampoline, cubby house, sandpit maybe even a pool one day! Priced to appeal to entry level buyers and investors; this would make a truly wonderful first home, with no immediate money needing to be spent just pack your belongings and move straight in. Call Dominic on 0418 897 767, or come along to the open home on Saturday from 9.45 10.15am. FRAMPTONS Family living Its not often that a solid home close to the park on a large block comes onto the market. Well, this is your lucky day! In the middle of Barclay Crescent you will find this private, well-built three bedroom two bathroom freshly painted home with an undercover entertaining area. Walk along the concrete driveway and follow the path to the front porch and enter the home into the spacious living area. The kitchen has ample cupboards with electric cooking, overheads and even an area to sit and eat. Enjoy doing the dishes in the double sink overlooking the backyard or use the dishwasher instead. The laundry has plenty of cupboards with space for a second fridge. All bedrooms have built in robes with the master having an ensuite and bonus walk in robe as well. The main bathroom is central for added convenience. The home is complete with new carpets and finished off with crimsafe. There are two ducted air conditioning units throughout. The undercover entertainment area is complemented by another large paved section and a garden shed, all joined by an expanse of lawn. Added bonus is the range views. The yard is low maintenance. The front is a rock garden with many beautiful natives and established plants. Come and look at this solid home, close to the park, shops, school and Gillen Club. Make it yours before someone else does! AT A GLANCE Property: 11 Barclay Crescent Price: Offers Over $465,000 Open: Saturday 9:30-10:00am Agent: Marion Burton 0418 897 547 ELDERS Eco-friendly This family home offers a prospective purchaser the chance to buy a home that has space for the family to grow while being low maintenance, affordable, with many energy efficient features. From front to back this home has been cared for and is ready for you move into. As you enter there is a carport that can double up as an outdoor entertaining area, this leads into the dining area / lounge room featuring a new reverse cycle air cooling and a gas heater. The renovated kitchen features gas cooking and plenty of bench and cupboard space. Adjacent to the kitchen is the designated dining area which has glass siding doors to the outdoor living area and low maintenance arid zone gardens. All four bedrooms are off the central passageway and there are two attractive bathrooms nearby. One of the bathrooms features a bathtub and separate shower. Set amid the low maintenance arid zone gardens is a small fenced in ground pool, ideal for the family, and there is a small grassed area for the kids to play. There is dual access to the property. Other features of this home are evaporative air cooling, plenty of storage cupboards, off streetcar parking, solar hot water, raised wicking garden beds, reticulated gardens and a garden shed. AT A GLANCE Address: 2 Cummings Street, Braitling Price: $449,000 Agents: Carolyn Lopes, 0429 809 883 and Sam Linn, 0423 337 469 LJ HOOKER PAPERLESS CONTRACTS Fred thought there was a need for a Tiddlywinks Parlour in Alice Springs. Fred believed that Alice Springs had a pent-up demand for people wanting to attend his centre and believed he could make a comfortable living. His friend Barney has a block of land that Fred thought would be the perfect location. Fred contacted Shonky Builders to construct the building on Barneys block. Fred had thought that his bank would be happy to fi nance the construction costs, but found that the bank did not share his enthusiasm on the prospects of fi nancial success. Fred had used $150,000.00 of his own funds to pay Shonky Builders as that was the estimate given before work commenced. Shonky Builders and Fred had never reduced the contract to a written form, but had relied upon their discussions at the local club on Friday evenings. Fred told Shonky Builders that he had no more money to spend and Shonky Builders decided to commence legal proceedings. Shortly before the matter was due for trial, Fred went bankrupt and Shonky Builders was left out of pocket for $100,000.00. Shonky Builders wanted to commence proceedings against Barney as he owned the property. However, they were advised that unless Barney had been a party to the contract they had no legal recourse against him. Shonky Builders decided to try and remove building material from Barneys property but were told by the police that they had no right to go onto the property. While Barney has been the benefactor of an almost completed building, none of the parties were happy with the outcome. Oral contracts are not worth the paper they are not written on. It is always desirable to document fi nancial arrangements so as to avoid disputes in the future. Your lawyer can assist in eliminating these risks. John Stirk THE LAW AND YOU