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A Hive of Activity

October 19, 2018

Our office in Fletcher Street Byron Bay is closed for renovations. A project that will make the space we work in more functional, and more beautiful. As real estate agents, we know all too well the relationship between a physical home and the humans who live there. Agents work very long hours and normally six days a week so our office is a place we can spend as … Read more »

What’s On – Beach Clean

October 18, 2018

Honour The Ocean Beach Clean is on this Saturday from 9am to 11.30am.
Join Positive Change for Marine Life on one of their fortnightly beach cleans and help create cleaner and healthier oceans!

Approximately 6 million tonnes of rubbish enter our ocean every year, with disastrous effects on marine ecosystems. Turtles, seabirds, whales, dolphins, seals, fish and other marine life mistake photo-degraded plastics for phytoplankton, jellyfish and other sources of food, often … Read more »

Rate Your Experience

October 12, 2018

Service is one of those things that is very difficult to quantify and define. As real estate agents, we are in the business of providing services that are both personal and profession so it is something that we take time to reflect on, in fact, First National is the only real estate brand to have received a Canstar Blue five star rating for customer service.

Research … Read more »

What’s On – Fair Go Skatefest 2018

October 11, 2018

Fair Go Skatefest is on this Saturday 13th October! This is the Northern Rivers premiere skateboarding event and Ballina’s original skateboard competition is still going strong!
Founded in 2000, their mission is to provide local skaters with the opportunity to showcase their talents to a large crowd and for everyone to have a Fair Go. Also, to attract some of the best sponsored riders to the Northern Rivers and have a … Read more »

Screen Time

October 5, 2018

Australians spend around 9.4 hours on a screen each day compared to 7.3 hours asleep. From February 2017 to February 2018, the proportion of that time being spent on a smartphone compared to a traditional screen was 9%. A change of behaviour across a national sample of 9% in just one year represents a significant social trend…significant for a lot of reasons.

What are we doing … Read more »

What’s On – BBFF

October 4, 2018

Dream with your eyes open
Lights, camera, action! Byron Bay International Film Festival kicks off Friday 12th October and goes through to the 21st October.
BBFF is a platform for the world’s outstanding fi­lm talent, showcasing a uniquely rich and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking fi­lms. It is a festival that fuses artistry, education and innovation, enhancing our world-view and collective social dialogue through the power and storytelling of … Read more »

Forever Young

September 27, 2018

The concept of ‘object permanence’ is one of the first things infants learn on the planet. The concept sounds complicated but to a baby, it is pretty simple, Mum is here…Mum goes away…Mum comes back. Life then teaches us lessons about the temporary nature of things. Whether that is simple lessons about the perishability of fruit and vegetables or through the heartbreak of losing loved ones…forever. … Read more »

What’s On – The Farm Byron Bay

September 26, 2018

Looking for things to do to keep the kids entertained this school holidays?
Head over to The Farm Byron Bay, they have got the most beautiful new highlander calf just in time for the school hols!

Or, book them in for The Farm Kids Mini Farmers Program on the 2nd and 9th October.

The kids become mini farmers and get set to work doing farm chores; collecting and cleaning eggs, checking fences, feeding … Read more »

What’s On – Impossible

September 24, 2018

What is impossible? Can dreams become possible?
Impossible Circus Arts Performance Troupe – Major Annual Circus Show
This week Circus Arts Performance Troupe most skilled young people will present their new show ‘Impossible’.

Friday, 28 Sept at 6pm
Saturday, 29 Sept at 2pm and 6pm

Join them on a philosophical journey of discovery and mystery as they travel through time and explore the ideas of impossible through their bodies and minds. An abundance of … Read more »

Special Feature | Changes to NSW Rental Legislation

September 24, 2018

After a five year statutory review by the Department of Fair Trading, The NSW Better Regulations Minister Matt Kean has handed down some dramatic amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act (NSW) 2010.
Changes of the major kind include:

Limiting rent increases on periodic (month to month) leases to once per year;

No break lease penalties for Domestic Violence Victims who break … Read more »

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