How to keep your home warm in winter

How to keep your home warm in winter

Our 10 tips to stay warm without blowing your household budget. Cooler weather is here and we’ve all pulled out our heaters to warm our living spaces. With Australian households experiencing a 26% rise in their energy spend last year, there’s never been a better time to consider the impact on both your pocket and the environment of keeping your home warm and snug. Further than simply plugging in an appliance however, depending on the size of your home and your energy source, economical heating of your home can be achieved with a number of...

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Professionals Padstow are climbing for Breast Cancer Research!

Professionals Padstow are climbing for Breast Cancer Research!

Professionals Real Estate Network has been a Diamond Partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation for 15 years now, with every Professionals Real Estate office contributing a percentage of their selling fee for every property sold, to the NBCF, raising an incredible $3,231,483 for the charity in that time! This year the girls in our office, headed by our Director Belinda Owsnett, have formed a team to do the Bridge to 2030, an event to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge which aims to raise vital funds for breast cancer research, to help NBCF...

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Local Sporting Club Registrations for 2018

Local Sporting Club Registrations for 2018

This year, the NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program. From 31 January, parents, guardian and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.   The rebate is aimed to help reduce the barriers for families wanting to have their children participate in the activities of sport and fitness, by helping with the cost of wanting to be a part of a sporting community.   With that in mind, here is a selection of various local sporting clubs who are commencing their...

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February is the new January – our checklist to get your new year on track

February is the new January – our checklist to get your new year on track

What? It’s February already?   If you blinked and missed January and you’re still waiting to get into gear, here’s a checklist to motivate you into a fresh attitude and a flurry of activity.   We know what it’s like, the beginning of the year is always filled with promise – with resolutions, new leaves to turn over and things to action. In reality though…it can be a little overwhelming, particularly when the daily routine of life gets in the way. Taking small steps towards your goal is the best approach. There are lots of...

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How to fireproof your home this Summer

Did you know a fire can engulf a room in four minutes, and 73% of house fires start in the living room? With the long summer days ahead of us, it’s a good time to make sure your house is fire safe. While bushfires are a real concern in Australia, particularly in the summer months and areas surrounded by bush, home fires are a year-round risk. Numbering in the thousands each year across Australia, they cost millions of dollars in damages, and sometimes result in death. With some careful planning and preparation, most of these fires are...

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Healthy Lunchbox tips for Back to School!

Healthy Lunchbox tips for Back to School!

School is back for our local families and we know how hard it can be to find healthy and nourishing yet tasty food to include in your kids lunch boxes! Here we give some ideas on healthy snacks and lunch ideas that will leave lunch boxes empty at the end of every school day! For recess, some yummy ideas include: Homemade apple muffins, banana pikelet or muesli bars. Keep it simple with fruit! Summer fruit is always popular with kids including peaches, nectarines, berries and grapes! Cheese slices and biscuits. Carrot and celery sticks and...

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