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So many people that are new to the property game – and let’s face it, we all were once – seem to come up against the same the question. “What is the difference between a solicitor and a conveyancer? Both can handle standard conveyancing, so which should I be using?” The answers are really quite simple but it is important to understand one key difference.

The key difference between a conveyancer and a solicitor is that a conveyancer focuses solely on the process of transferring property ownership between parties, and a solicitor is able to perform other services in addition to conveyancing as needed.

In order to understand this further, it is important to explore the term ‘real property’. Real property is simply immovable property, primarily land and buildings. Real property is the term applied to all land, buildings and their fixtures in relation to ownership. The reason it is important to understand this term is because a key definition between these two legal professions is that a conveyancer is restricted to dealing with real property while a solicitor is able to deal with more intangible matters, such as wills and bonds, as well as conveyancing.

Most property transactions will only require the services of a conveyancer as opposed to a solicitor. By focusing solely on property transfers and sales, licensed conveyancers are able to offer a more cost-effective and specialised service. While full-service solicitors will charge by the hour, a conveyancer will more often than not charge a flat fee for a standard matter and their specific knowledge can expedite the process significantly.

However, a knowledgeable solicitor will be crucial if your property transaction is more complicated or requires attendance at a court. It would be wise to consult with a conveyancer initially to determine whether it is necessary to use a solicitor in order to avoid additional costs.

So, if you’re looking at whether you will need a solicitor or a conveyancer to handle your property transaction, it is important to take your own personal circumstances into consideration. More often than not, a licensed conveyancer will be able to handle your matter or in the least direct you to a solicitor who can.

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Beechwood Homes are proud to have been Platinum Sponsor at the 2015 Macarthur Ladies Night Out, a charity event that raises money for the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre.

Now in its 7th year, the Macarthur Ladies Night Out event has raised over $120,000 for the Centre. The money raised by the event will be donated to the Wig Library, supporting women who have lost their hair through medical treatments such as chemotherapy.

Nearly 250 women came together on Saturday 12th September in a room of pink to raise money for the charity. Hundreds of balloons were sold with raffle tickets attached to win items all donated to the charity, as well a silent auction and a range of other raffles.

Beechwood was proud to be a sponsor for the event and applauds the good work of the charity in supporting the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre.

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The Skwirk/Beechwood Racing Team will be back in action this weekend at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne in Round 5 of the Australian GT Championship.

Nathan Antunes sits in the overall championship lead, after two podium finishes last round in Sydney.

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The first race starts at 4.55pm on Saturday whilst the second race gets under way at 9.00am on Sunday morning.

Both hour long races will be telecast live on Channel 506 on Foxtel. The V8s will be in action throughout the weekend.

Beechwood wishes Nathan all the best for this weekend’s racing.

For the latest news on the Skwirk/Beechwood Racing Team visit nathanantunes.com.

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Beechwood Homes is proud to have won ‘Best exhibition/project home between $250,000-$300,000’ at the 2015 Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Housing Awards.

Held at the Star Event Centre on Saturday 29 August, the Beechwood Asquith 36 home, currently on display at Shell Cove Display Village, was awarded for its overall design and floor space to total space ratio.

Vic Cavasinni, Managing Director, Beechwood Homes has celebrated the award with his team. “Thank you to the Master Builders Association of NSW for this award. The Asquith 36 home is a testament to our focus on designing and building affordable homes for Australian families.

For Beechwood, affordable doesn’t translate to less quality. We are proud to offer affordable, well designed homes where quality is guaranteed.”

The Master Builders NSW Housing Awards showcase the very best in residential building, rewarding quality, workmanship and innovation. Highly contested in all sectors, the MBA’s award programs represent the encouragement and promotion of excellence in construction, workmanship, innovation and dedication to the industry and are one of the industry’s oldest award programs.

The category won by Beechwood Homes Asquith 36 was hotly contested by a range of well-known and respected builders. Beechwood Homes is proud to be a winner in such a prestigious and recognised industry award.

“Congratulations to our customers who have built the Asquith 36 design, helping make it a popular choice for families thanks to its combination of quality and affordability,” concluded Mr. Cavasinni.

The Asquith 36 is a single storey home and part of Beechwood’s popular Evolution series. You can view the Asquith 36 at Housing World, Shell Cove on the South Coast and also Hunter HomeWorld at Chisolm, Berry Park on the North Coast.

   
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Beechwood now has display homes for you to visit across three separate Sydney locations – Oran Park, Kellyville and Gledswood Hills with twelve different display homes to explore.


Visiting a Beechwood Sydney display home is a great way to explore the different features available and see how a Beechwood home would suit your family needs – while also giving the kids a chance to argue over which bedroom they each want.


To make the most of your visit to a Sydney display home, plan your visit in advance to make sure you are seeing the display homes that most suit you – single storey or double storey? How many bedrooms and bathrooms are ideal for your new home? What are some of the non negotiable features you want in your new home?


When you are in the display home, take your time to look around, envisage how your family would make use of the space. Stand in the kitchen – can you see the kids playing in the backyard? Do you need to? Is there a quiet study space for your home office or for your teenager to study? What is the proximity of the bedrooms – do you want to be right next door to the rest of the family or enjoy and bit of a parents retreat?


Ask the sales person for a brochure on each home so you can take notes – seeing just three to four display homes during a visit can start to blur what you liked and didn’t like about each of the home designs. And that includes did it “feel” right for you, not just if it’s right on paper, ...and yes…we’re more than happy to make changes to suit your needs!!!

Sydney Beechwood Display Homes

Display Village

Opening Hours

Homes on Display

HomeWorld V (Kellyville)

Hartigan Avenue, Kellyville

Open 7 Days, 10am - 5pm

Lindeman Twenty Seven

Hayman Thirty Three

Bedarra Thirty Four Grand Terrazza

Bayswater Forty One

Seacliffe Thirty Seven

Edgecliffe Vibe Thirty Seven

Oran Park Town Village (Oran Park)

Bond Street, Oran Park

Open 7 Days, Fri 10am - 4pm; Sat to Thurs 10am - 5pm

Asquith Thirty One |

Cremorne Twenty Six

HomeWorld (Gledswood Hills)

Halifax Way (off Camden Valley Way, Catherine Field), Gledswood Hills

Open 7 Days, 10am - 5pm

Fitzroy Twenty Seven

Brampton Twenty Six

Fraser Twenty Nine

Sovereign Thirty

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We have received some excellent entries in our Newcastle Knights Most Passionate Fan Competition.

The quality of entries has demonstrated what we already knew – the Knights have some of the most passionate and die hard fans in the world.

From people who repeatedly travel vast distances to get to a Knights game, to the many that attend every week through rain, hail or shine (and lets face it, there have been a few rainy matches this year), and to the vast majority of people who bleed “Red and Blue”, or who wear their jersey with pride every weekend (and even after a loss), we say thank you for your entries. It was a difficult task to decide on a winner.

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Beechwood is delighted to announce that the winner of our Newcastle Knights' Most Passionate Fan Competition is Ryan Marshall of Wallsend. Ryan’s entry was “I love this club so much I have tattooed my whole arm with a knight defending his castle! Red and blue forever!”. Ryan even sent through a picture of his arm.

Ryan will be collecting his signed 2015 Knights jersey at this Saturday’s match against the Bulldogs. Beechwood will be the proud match day sponsor of Old Boys Day, Kurt Gidley’s 250th match and a farewell to a few club legends. Plenty of activities are planned and make sure you check out the Beechwood Homes Racing Audi R8 which will be parked at the main western entrance.

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The Skwirk/Beechwood Racing Team piloted by Nathan Antunes has taken back the lead in the Australian GT Championship after Round 4 held at Sydney Motorsport Park at Eastern Creek last weekend.

Round 4 comprised two 1 hour races. The team qualified in 3rd position for Race 1 after an anxious moment in qualifying where he had head towards the grass to narrowly avoid spun out cars across the track.

Race 1 on Saturday afternoon saw Nathan hold 3rd position throughout. The field was held behind a late safety car before a 10 minute dash to the finish. Nathan has able to jump up one place in the scramble home, and missed victory by a mere 0.3 seconds to the Christopher Mies / Ryan Millier combination.

Race 2 was held on Sunday morning and inclement weather greeted the drivers. Nathan started the race in second position, but was able to gain the lead on the first corner. However, kaos ensued behind the Skwirk/Beechwood Audi and several competitors slid off the track (and some into the unforgiving concrete walls causing tens of thousands of dollars damage to McLarens, Ferraris and Audis). There were several extended safety cars and an extended compulsory pit stop (due to Nathan’s high ranking) saw him resume the race in 22nd position and narrowly avoiding being lapped with half an hour remaining. Nathan made up all but 13 seconds of the 2 minute deficit that had been established by the eventual race winner, TV personality Grant Denyer, and finished the race in 3rd position.

 

The two podium finishes were good enough for Nathan come in second for the Sydney weekend, but importantly regain the lead in the Championship with two rounds remaining. Nathan’s race results in the 8 races held in this year’s championship have been 1st, 1st, 3rd, 11th (car trouble), 4th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Round 5 of the Championship will be held at Sandown in Melbourne on September 11-13.

Video courtesy of Foxsports.com.au

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To celebrate Beechwood’s new partnership with the Newcastle Jets, and our other sponsorships of Sydney FC and NRL Newcastle Knights, Beechwood Homes is sharing the joy with our Show Your Colours Promotion.


When you visit a Beechwood Display centre or Sales centre in Sydney, North or South Coast, wear any A-League or NRL jersey, mention the Beechwood Newcastle Jets sponsorship and you’ll get a discount of $500 on top of any other offer when you first request a tender. The discount will increase to $1,000 if you are wearing a Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC or Newcastle Knights jersey at the time.


Beechwood have display homes in Sydney at HomeWorld V at Kellyville, Oran Park Town Village at Oran Park and HomeWorld at Gledswood Hills. In Northern NSW, Beechwood display homes are located at Watagan Park Estate at Cooranbong and at Hunter HomeWorld, Berry Park. On South Coast NSW, at Housing World Shell Cove and Twin Waters South Nowra.


Beechwood Business offices are located at Unit 2, 25-27 Redfern Street, Wetherill Park, Unit 4, 26 Balook Drive, Beresfield (off Weakleys Drive), Corner Cambewarra Road & Princes Highway, Bomaderry and 10 Ralston Drive, Orange.

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It is an undisputed fact that Beechwood Homes have been through some tumultuous times. This July 29 marked the 7 year anniversary of the current management taking over Beechwood. It is not our nature to dwell to past happenings, this is the opportunity to acknowledge that it has taken a lot of hard work and some patience, but we have re-emerged as a stronger, driven and more reliable building company across Sydney and NSW.

It is true that when we took control of Beechwood Homes back in 2008, we inherited a long list of issues to work through. It has been our solid commitment to our clients that has seen us honour existing contracts and strongly push ahead with new and exciting ventures.

In the 7 years since taking on Beechwood Homes, we have built over 3,500 affordable family homes. We have built 3,500 homes that families will relax in, enjoy their time together in, and will build their lives in.

Beechwood Homes have been instrumental in the development of not only metropolitan estates but also regional building centres in NSW. We have now expanded our building locations to areas such as the South Coast, the Central West, and as far North as Port Macquarie just to mention a few.

By making our family homes and services available to people in these regional areas, we are creating an opportunity for affordable housing and lifestyles for those who may not otherwise be able to get into the market. We are opening up Australia.

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The Skwirk/Beechwood Racing Team will be back in action this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek in Round 4 of the Australian GT Championship.

Nathan Antunes sits in second place in the overall standings, just 12 points off the lead, heading into this weekend’s two races at his home track.

 

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The first race starts at 12.45pm on Saturday whilst the second race gets under way at 9.00am on Sunday morning. Both hour long races will be telecast live on Channel 506 on Foxtel. The V8s will be in action throughout the weekend.

Beechwood wishes Nathan all the best for this weekend’s racing.

For the latest news on the Skwirk/Beechwood Racing Team visit nathanantunes.com.

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