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ANZAC DAY

ANZAC DAY

April 24, 2020

Hello to the wonderful community we’ve met since opening our doors 16 months ago. Tomorrow is an important day for Australia and we’re proud to be participating in the Anzac Day “Driveway at Dawn” initiative. We’re also proud of our…Read More→

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Guidance During Covid 19

Guidance During Covid 19

March 28, 2020

Over the last month, we are finding every version of whatever we are about to post on social media on our Covid 19 response is immediately out of date. One thing is very clear – your property journey does not…Read More→

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Gillian Thorn on Red Bandanna Club – Delta Dog Therapy

Gillian Thorn on Red Bandanna Club – Delta Dog Therapy

March 19, 2020

Working with Christine Shaw Properties meant being a part of the team, I was asked to choose a cause that I could support and champion and decided that it would be as a member of the Red Bandanna Club and…Read More→

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JUST JUMP!

JUST JUMP!

March 16, 2020

Thank you Canberra Weekly for page 22 of this week’s edition celebrating IWD 2020: Growing up in Queensland in the 1960s, there was nothing strange when the Year 10 careers night at my all-girls school offered six options: secretary, nurse, teacher, cook, nun and nanny. University was…Read More→

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International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

March 8, 2020

Thank you Allhomes for this article about women in real estate on Sunday to celebrate International Women’s Day. So humble to be amongst so many talented women. I’m so fortunately to have such amazingly strong women in my life, such…Read More→

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Raise your Hands UP for Canberra Giving Day!

Raise your Hands UP for Canberra Giving Day!

March 4, 2020

Our Canberra Day long weekend is now the time to be Canberra Giving Day ! What a great idea to have our long weekend the time to give to our local communities through @Hands Across Canberra ! Peter Gordon, CEO…Read More→

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Doing the right thing by your Owner

Doing the right thing by your Owner

February 28, 2020

I’m heading towards my 12th year in real estate, and thought it was a good time to reflect, and pass on some things I have learned. Any agent can sell any property for any price.  Good agents (and yes there are…Read More→

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YWCA Active Bystander Training

YWCA Active Bystander Training

February 25, 2020

Our company is attending YWCA Canberra Active Bystander Training – it will help us deal face-to-face with clients on using bystander approaches to prevent violence against women.  YWCA Canberra, with support of ACT Government, is inviting Canberra-based employers to participate…Read More→

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Thanks City News for the column in this week’s edition! And Happy Australia Day

Thanks City News for the column in this week’s edition! And Happy Australia Day

January 26, 2020

Australia Day is our time to sit and reflect and consider who we are as individuals, who we are as a nation and where we sit as a citizen in this global village called Earth, and how our continent (the…Read More→

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Flammable Cladding Update

Flammable Cladding Update

November 5, 2019

https://vimeo.com/371041888?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749 Months ago, Christine was about to lose an ACT sale due to a NSW buyer wanting a guarantee the complex did not have a possible flammable cladding issue. Two years had passed since Grenfell, and nothing seemed to be…Read More→

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Finalist in Canberra Women in Business Awards

Finalist in Canberra Women in Business Awards

October 25, 2019

Canberra Women in Business (CWB) empowers, encourages, and inspires women to celebrate what we have achieved – a bit of a big ask – we, as women, don’t usually pat ourselves on the back.  According to CWB, “science shows that…Read More→

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Hands Across Canberra Impact Report 2018-2019

Hands Across Canberra Impact Report 2018-2019

October 18, 2019

Congratulations Diane Bray AM FAICD FFIA and Peter Gordon and the Board of Hands Across Canberra for the inspiring lunch today, made possible by so many brilliant companies and the generous support of The National Gallery.  The impressive Vital Signs…Read More→

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Common Ground in Dickson, ACT

Common Ground in Dickson, ACT

September 13, 2019

Following the success of Common Ground in Gungahlin, ACT Government and the Board of Common Ground have now announced the development of our second Common Ground, on the old Downer Club site at Dickson. The unique housing initiative provides supportive…Read More→

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$0 Stamp Duty

$0 Stamp Duty

July 25, 2019

Don’t despair if you’ve heard the First Home Owner grant finished on 30th June ! A new initiative by ACT Government to assist with housing affordability not only helps first home owners, but it may mean even previous home owners…Read More→

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First Annual Report

First Annual Report

July 21, 2019

Our unique social impact model of a real estate agency operates on ethical principles and ensures our clients appreciate we are different to other Agencies with our best price philosophy and very tangible differences.   One of our 6 differences…Read More→

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How businesses can help with housing affordability and homelessness

How businesses can help with housing affordability and homelessness

July 15, 2019

Thank you Blake Foden and Canberra Times and others supporting our difference. It seems Abby is getting familiar with her photo being taken.  The Sunday edition of CT has a two-part article on affordable housing, highlighting Rentwell and Homeground last…Read More→

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Canberra agent donates 10 per cent of profits to homelessness

Canberra agent donates 10 per cent of profits to homelessness

June 12, 2019

A big shout-out to Danielle Harmer and Josephine Huynh and the wonderful team at Allhomes! Our social impact model of real estate has been profiled in both the weekend edition of the Allhomes plus the digital version. I’m such a…Read More→

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Extending Loan Limits for First Home Owners – Is that the answer?

Extending Loan Limits for First Home Owners – Is that the answer?

May 27, 2019

Good heavens – according to Sunday night’s edition of The Project, APRA says a couple earning $160,000 can now borrow over $1m! This is not what the market needs to help first home owners. This is not a strategy we…Read More→

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Lender Mortgage Insurance and First Home Owner 15% Guarantor Announcement

Lender Mortgage Insurance and First Home Owner 15% Guarantor Announcement

May 14, 2019

Thank you Dan Bourchier for our chat today on Radio ABC666 Canberra. On Sunday, 6 days before the Election, the Prime Minister announced the Government would be a 15% guarantor for first home owners who have a 5% deposit. By…Read More→

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Congratulations to Frances Crimmins and her team at YWCA

Congratulations to Frances Crimmins and her team at YWCA

May 8, 2019

A huge congratulations to Frances Crimmins and her team at YWCA with the culmination of a huge amount of work to launch RENTWELL – our region’s first charitable property management agency. Claire Carton of Griffin Legal and also Wendy Prowse…Read More→

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Negative Gearing – An Agent’s Perspective in an Election Campaign Continued…

Negative Gearing – An Agent’s Perspective in an Election Campaign Continued…

May 6, 2019

After a great response to my last blog, the conversations are expanding. With the latest Election campaign advertisements launched this week, it appears the Liberal platform is to maintain the status quo on negative gearing. There is a theory that…Read More→

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Negative Gearing – An Agent’s Perspective in an Election Campaign

Negative Gearing – An Agent’s Perspective in an Election Campaign

April 12, 2019

It’s finally here …. the drive up Dunrossil Drive has occurred. New policies will be presented during the campaign – and the one I’m wanting to learn more about is the negative gearing platform of all parties. I will stand…Read More→

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Great to work with Havelock Housing

Great to work with Havelock Housing

March 4, 2019

Christine Shaw Properties ensures that we do more than just sell homes. We work with organisations like Havelock Housing Association to help find new homes for your items when it comes time for owners to declutter, so others can be…Read More→

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Her Canberra Interview with Christine Shaw

Her Canberra Interview with Christine Shaw

February 24, 2019

Christine was interviewed by Her Canberra journalist, Emma Macdonald. Christine shares her vision behind the Christine Shaw brand and how her social impact real estate agency is a first for Canberra. Read the full interview here.

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ABC Radio Interview with Christine Shaw

ABC Radio Interview with Christine Shaw

February 22, 2019

Christine was interviewed today by Dan Bourchier of ABC Radio Canberra about changes to the tenancy legislation and the impact on landlords.

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Christine Shaw Properties Launch Video

Christine Shaw Properties Launch Video

February 6, 2019

Christine, Kate and Michele would like to thank everyone who attended the launch of Christine Shaw Properties. Your support and kind words are very much appreciated.

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“Affordable housing” or “Housing affordability”

“Affordable housing” or “Housing affordability”

February 4, 2019

The story on “affordable housing” or “housing affordability” – what’s the difference? It’s getting a little embarrassing for our federal politicians to interchangeably use these two phrases. Affordable housing is different to housing affordability. Housing is a basic Human Right…Read More→

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