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The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011



The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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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


v. 64 no. 16

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Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 29 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 9 C O L O R : C M Y K PRIVATE SALE 135 Woods Tce Braitling $519,000 (Offers considered) View the property @ Domain.com.au Property ID 2009103767 Or phone 0467 317109 to make an appointment 4 3 0 2 0 5 / 1 2 c k 5 bedroom family home Main bedroom with ensuite and walk in wardrobe Fully air-conditioned 2 wood fi red combustion heaters Saltwater pool in landscaped garden 2 living areas Lock-up garage and undercover parking for 3 more cars Inspect Saturday 11.00 to 11.30am Or phone 0447 328 436 or 0447 526 323 for appointment Private Sale 11 Oleander Cr East Side $659,000 4 7 0 2 0 5 / 1 2 a s ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED Open Saturday & Sunday 12.00 1.30pm Private Sale 3 Cora Crescent - $459,000 Delightful 3 bedroom home with BIRs, located on a quiet street in Gillen close to schools and shops. Large living area with separate lounge, secure fencing, Saltwater pool, 2 entertaining areas with side access to sheds, low maintenance yard with cubby house & sandpit for the kids. 570205/11 Contact Melissa 0413 068 272 Doug and Sue Fraser celebrated LJ Hookers 30th anniversary in Alice Springs at Glen Helen on Saturday night. More pictures Page 44 Alice teams top awards The most productive office in the LJHooker SA and NT network was won by Alice Springs at the 2011 Night of the Stars held at the Hilton International Adelaide on Saturday. The office outperformed more than 50 others in the region for the award which recognises the most effective team in terms of generating business during the previous 12 month period. Principal Doug Fraser, who celebrated 30 years in the business on the same night, said his team operated as a dynamic unit, with each member of the staff committed to achieving top position in the local marketplace. He said: Our team has embraced the extensive training offered by LJ Hooker in all areas of real estate business including sales, property management, administration and technology. This has enabled the team to be the best in the business. LJ Hooker chief executive officer L. Janusz Hooker said winning the award could only be possible where every member of the staff was committed to working together. He said: This cohesive approach to business in the Territory has resulted in LJ Hooker Alice Springs being seen as a vendors first choice agency. The team is indicative of those at the top of our expanding network, and maintains our position as Australias best recognised and trusted real estate name. Later in the evening LJ Hooker Alice Springs was also awarded Top Sales Office SA/NT and overall Top Office All Income in SA/NT. Mr Hooker said Doug Fraser exemplified the successful franchise owner who understood the business of real estate. He said: A real estate business today can have a turnover of millions of dollars and be worth millions as an asset. Managing such a business requires a total concentration on best business practices. To achieve Top Office status requires a leader who draws on business skills and acumen for growth, and looks well beyond sustainability and survival. Running a successful real estate business is not only about sales and the size of a rent roll. Doug Fraser understands the importance of securing top staff and developing them to their fullest potential to provide a committed and highly skilled team to service local needs. Survey shows home is priority over kids Australians say buying a home ismore important than having children, according to a new survey released this week. In a survey of 1000 RAMS home loan customers, aged 25 to 45, 62 per cent of respondents said they considered buying a home their most important achievement while just 31 per cent of respondents stated having children topped their priority list. The remaining 7 per cent were unsure. RAMS chief executive officer Melos Sulicich said the data indicated owning property was not only considered the most important achievement, it also had significant social implications. He said: We see a sense of urgency in many people when it comes to getting into the market, with Australians delaying other major personal life decisions such as weddings and children to become property owners. As lenders we are often in the position of handling the most important event in someones life. For many Australians the prospect of buying a home now is a major influence on whether they get married and how much they might spend on a wedding. For those planning marriage and children, buying a home can seem like a necessary basis to cement a relationship or create a sense of security. For others, it can be one of the reasons why people might decide to opt for smaller families. Mr Sulicich said: Not so long ago debt was once considered a social stigma but these days its regarded as a fact of life that holds major influence in the decision making of many Australians.