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I Remember When with Milton Rendell

April 1, 2019

Remember When

Do you remember when the old dunny was out the back? I grew up in Guildford with one of those luxury loos, plus the wash house that was outside as well. It had an old copper mum used to boil clothes in and use to heat water for the bath tub. In a recent discussion […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

March 5, 2019

Remember When

Do you remember your last day at primary school? For some of us it was quite a while ago and for me 1972 was my last year at Guildford Primary School. I don’t know about you, but I find remembering what we did then pretty easy as most of the guys you grew up with […]

I Remember When - A Snapshot of Life in Midvale during the 1950's.

February 27, 2019

Remember When

One of our regular readers, James Richardson shares his memories of growing up in Midvale during the 1950’s. Midvale, our suburb, most homes were Housing Commission Homes and some were identical, our home at #44 was the similar to # 46 and #50 Hooley Rd, Midvale suburban homes were primarily occupied by returned Servicemen who […]

Landlord's Message from Milton Rendell - February 2019

February 13, 2019

Property News

Expectation versus actual market has been the challenge for many in the last twelve to eighteen months. It has been hard to comprehend at times with the decreases in rent returns in the last couple of years and I think we have seen the worst of it during 2018. We are always looking for a […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

January 14, 2019

Remember When

Do you remember when you last played a game of sport? For me it’s been a while, in fact basically was when I started in real estate back in 1987. I retired early but mind you I just had my third knee operation so maybe there were hints already to stop at the ripe old […]

From The Desk of the CEO - Happy New Year!

January 11, 2019

Property News

Now that 2018 is behind us lets focus on the coming year. We entered last year, and I think for many, thinking it couldn’t be any worse than last year. Sadly I think in many ways we got it wrong and certainly from a real estate sales point of view sales continued to be slow […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

December 13, 2018

Remember When

I remember when school was finishing and we had our end of school concerts at our old primary school in Guildford. This was an outdoor event and each class used to do their performance for the parents which was a big night including doing a few carols on the night. Summer holidays were and still […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

November 23, 2018

Remember When

Do you remember when you joined your first local sports team? My first I joined was the Guildford Junior Football Club which sadly no longer exists. Our footy jumpers where long sleeves which on a rainy day were not ideal and itchy as hell at times because they were wool. Kids today have no idea […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

November 2, 2018

Remember When

Do you remember the times when the Midland Workshops and the Abattoirs were in full flight they were main employers in the Midland area? Most people knew someone or had family worked at one of these places. The numbers I have been told in terms of people employed was in the range of two and […]

Landlord's Message from Milton Rendell - October 2018

October 19, 2018

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Spring has arrived and with every year we see around this time people are on the move. Now this seems to be a decision time for many as well as they plan for the coming year and particularly around Christmas and the New Year they like to have themselves organised. New career opportunities, potential retirements, […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

September 27, 2018

Remember When

Do you remember when you use to have a kick of the footy with your mates on the street in front of your house growing up? On the weekend I had memories flooding back, remembering the good old days. I was doing a home open in the street I grew up on, that being Bertie […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell - The Final Hills Gazette

August 29, 2018

Remember When

Do you remember when you first looked at a local paper? In my time living in Guildford and working in Midland there has been two main local papers that I have regularly read, the Midland Reporter and the Hills Gazette. In recent years I have been fortunate enough to have built a strong relationship with […]

Real Estate Plus E-News - August 2018

August 14, 2018

REP updates

From the Desk of the CEO: This month we see the celebration of our finance broking arm Plus Loans celebrating their tenth year in operation. Well done to the team and special thank you to Shay and Daniel for their efforts over the years. The adding of finance broking to the group has be significant […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

August 10, 2018

Remember When

Do you remember when you would do a lot of your shopping between Helena Street and the then new Centrepoint Shopping Centre? This was the routine of many of the locals in Midland in the 60’s and 70’s and sometimes Helena Street got so busy the foot traffic was pretty full on. The banks also […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

July 19, 2018

Remember When

Do you remember the global financial crisis back in 2008? It has been only been 10 years and yet in many ways the GFC seems a long time ago. In Australia, we seemed to be mainly shielded from it and there are many theories on why we sustained growth here – many of us would […]

Landlord's Message from Milton Rendell - June 2018

June 6, 2018

Property News

Winter is here and is a time when essentials in properties are more important than ever. The reason I say that is nights are longer and colder and certainly heating is a key for many families, so having things working is the key on long winter days. The minute rain starts phone calls go up […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

June 6, 2018

Remember When

Do you remember has been the opening sentence of this article for a number of years. During this time, I have been fortunate to have people approach me in the street, email and call to share some of their stories and memories. Recently, I received an interesting email from Harry Smith who emigrated from England […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

May 11, 2018

Remember When

DO you remember at primary school, especially in the lower school, the things you made for Mother’s Day in class and you would take them home to proudly give to mum on the Sunday for her big day? I remember making mum a cup of tea for her and bringing it into her room with […]

Real Estate Plus E-News - May 2018

May 4, 2018

Property News

From the Desk of Our CEO We have in recent times increased our marketing in the social media sphere with some success. In today’s markets we need to find ways to reach further than ever before and we have introduced a number of products to assist in spreading the word on what properties are available […]

I Remember When with Milton Rendell

April 12, 2018

Remember When

DO you remember when the milko would deliver the milk to your home and you would leave out the money for him to collect? I remember getting deliveries up to the mid 80’s with several vendors who used to come to your door such as the baker, Crystal drinks and the fruit and veggie truck […]