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Visit Narrabri NSW - it is set in the heart of the rich Namoi Valley, in North West NSW, Australia. Narrabri NSW is home to 7,300 residents who enjoy good shopping, good sporting facilities and a very good way of life. Narrabri is situated 100 kms from Moree in the north and 110kms from Coonabarabran in the south on the Newell Highway. Gunnedah is 95kms to the east and Wee Waa is 45kms west on the Kamilaroi Highway. It is the home of the Narrabri Shire Council, The Crossing Theatre, and the untamed beauty of Mt Kaputar National Park, Pilliga National Park and the Australia Telescope. Narrabri services the surrounding towns of Boggabri, Bellata, Wee Waa, Pilliga and Gwabegar.

Narrabri has daily Country Link Rail, air services and interstate coaches. The district has an average summer minimum temperature of 17° and a maximum of around 37°. Recorded average winter minimum and maximum temperatures are 3° and 17° respectively. The district can also expect a rainfall level of approximately 635 millimetres in one calendar year. It is 190 m above sea level.

Narrabri tourism includes an amazing amount of interesting places to visit, a wide selection of eating experiences. Some menus include fine local produce such as olives, wine and superlative pasta which is made from the high quality durum wheat grown in the Bellata area. Accommodation is plentiful and of excellent standard. It includes motels, caravan parks, B & Bs and farm stays, either self catering or fully pampered!

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Narrabri NSW is the headquarters for two major agricultural research stations, the Australian Cotton Research Institute and the IA Watson Grains Research Centre. Narrabri's growth and development is strongly tied to the success of its agricultural and commercial industries, and is moving ahead towards a prosperous future with the current population being approximately 7,500.  

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5 Reasons You Need A Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

5 Reasons You Need A Pre-Purchase Building Inspection

(How to save time, money and headaches)

Author: Julian Parsons/Thursday, February 13, 2020/Categories: Feature Writer Julian Parsons, Boggabri, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Walgett, Other News

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Want to make sure you’re making the right choice when purchasing a new home?

While a building inspection may seem like one of the more tedious tasks of buying a house, it can be a godsend.

This inspection is the property version of a test drive. The inspector will tell you whether the property is worth the price or if you should be buying it at all. As inspections shine the light on all the shortcomings of a property, they save you a lot of money.

More importantly, they also keep a lot of people safe.

Here's everything you need to know about organising a pre-purchase building inspection in 2020.

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What Is A Pre-Purchase Building Inspection?

A pre-purchase building inspection is an assessment of a property and its condition and is done by a certified inspector.

According to the Gold Coast tree removalists Cheaper Treesan inspection should cover everything in a building, from rising damp to roof problems to cracked walls. This will identify problems such damaged pipes which can be impacted by tree roots without you knowing. The eye test isn’t enough to spot unseen damane which can quickly escalate into something dangerous and expensive. A pre-purchase inspection ensures there are no surprises.”

The report you get from the inspector will generally include information about whether the problems can be repaired and the average cost of the repairs.

A lot of buyers will also ask inspectors to look for pest damage. This will generally be an additional service and increase the costs, but it is advised. Termites and other pests can cause extensive damage to a property.

How Much Does The Inspection Cost?

The cost of a building inspection will vary depending on your state and your general location.

Inspectors in larger metropolitan areas will often charge more than those working in more rural locations.

However, according to agents, these inspections rarely cost more than $600. When you consider that you are paying hundreds of thousands for the property, this is a small price to pay for what you get.

Not only can spending a few hundred dollars on a building inspection will give you peace of mind, it will also cost less than any extensive repairs you may need to do.

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5 Benefits of a Pre-purchase Inspection

A pre-purchase building inspection will focus on the structure of the building looking for structural defects.

The smaller or minor issues in the building such as the condition of the finish and materials will often be overlooked. While this is generally the case, there are different guidelines which need to be followed in different states.

It is recommended that you know what the breakdown of a typical inspection is, but know that the inspection you get could differ.

Here are 5 clear advantages of organising your own pre-purchase inspection.

#1 - An Overview Of Structural Issues

This is a big part of the inspection because structural issues are almost impossible to fix without major construction work.

These problems can also cause the building to collapse leading to serious injuries. When checking the building structure, the inspector also ensures that property conforms to building codes and standards.

This is important because once you have purchased the property, you will be liable for getting the entire building up to the current code.

#2 - Insight Into Potential Repairs

When you have an inspection done, you will know what you have to do to bring the building up to code and where you want it to be before you buy. A

n inspection also gives you time to ask for estimates from tradespeople and builders to get an idea of the additional costs of buying the property. When you do this, you can create a comprehensive budget for any repairs needed.

This means booking in a building inspection can help you make a more informed decision on such a big purchase.

#3 - Electrical Wiring And Smoke Alarm Tests

A new house is good, but smoke and fire damage can quickly turn your smile into a frown.

When property has faulty wiring, there is an increased risk of electrical fires and electrocution. If the property has too few smoke alarms, you also have a higher risk of injury or death if there is a fire.

Pre-purchase inspections will tell you if the property has either of these problems before you buy.

#4 - Identification Of Unsafe Areas

This inspection will also tell you if there are any areas of the property that are considered unsafe.

An example of this will be an area which has asbestos or other dangerous material.

For the kitchen installation team at Richmond Kitchens, unsafe areas may not always be as obvious as a hole in the roof or exposed wiring.

They explain “identifying something like a leaking pipe in the kitchen during an inspection will ensure you and your family’s safety as something like this can potentially allow contaminants to enter your drinking water. Inspections in that regard can actually ensure your purchase is a safe place for you to live.”

Cracks in the walls and missing balustrades will also make an area unsafe and are highlighted in these inspections. When you are aware of the hazards, you can make an informed decision about whether to buy the property or not.

#5 - Evaluating The Sundry Structures

The property will not be the building alone and an inspector understands this.

Sundry structures such as patios and sheds will also be examined by the inspector.

Local councils often have regulations stating where these building can be placed and you do not want to buy a property that does not conform.

When this happens, you may have to tear down the sundry structure which is a problem if it is one of your buying points.

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How Long Does The Inspection Take?

A building inspection can take anywhere between 1 to 2 hours, but many companies will require a few days.

Once the inspector has done their assessment, they will provide you with a written report detailing their findings.

Some companies offer a guarantee that this report will be provided within 24 hours while others will take a few days. If the inspection flags any particularly worrying issues, you should get a more detailed assessment from an expert.

Do you have any tips for home-buyers looking to organise a pre-purchase inspection?

Let us know in the comments!

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23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

For Sale House Wee Waa

FOR SALE    5       2      4      Price $420,000.00  Negotiable and all reasonable offers will be considered.

This weatherboard and Hardiplank home is situated on the outskirts of town inside the levee bank. Zoned General Industrial on 2.3 acres.

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39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Home For Sale Wee Waa New South Wales

$380,000
39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, New South Wales

4 bedroom home for Sale!! 
Fully ducted split system, double garage with loft.
Large entertainment room, 2 bathrooms, main bedroom with ensuite, 3 bedrooms have built ins. 
Pool, Solar panels.

For more information contact 
Luke Humphries 0428957049 or Erin Humphries 0408715321

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85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Commercial Investment Opportunity

Long Term Lease in Main Street

• Lot 162 DP 1035634 Shop - one commercial shop 
• Zoned B2 Local Centre 

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Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Commercial Investment Office Space available in Wee Waa for Sale

1,019 ㎡ leased/Rented just off Main Street. Front Shop 2 sold

Genuine inquiries Call Sue Smith 0428 436 720

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Narrabri Basketball Mixed and Men’s Teams

Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Alrighty guys and girls,

Our first competitions for the year will be kicking off on Tuesday the 25th and Wednesday the 26th of February. Mixed Como on Tuesday's and men's/juniors on Wednesdays.

Cost is still the same. $90 for adults, $80 for under 18.
This cost includes one full year of registration(we run two competitions per year) and covers all costs such as lighting and equipment.

Please nominate your mixed and men's teams on here so that we have an idea of who is playing. That way we can have games that matter from week 1.

Our next committee meeting will be at the RSL this coming Monday the 3rd of February from 6pm. Feel free to come along if you have anything you wish to contribute.

Also, our next raffle night is coming up on February 7th. Please come along for an hour to help out. These raffles go a long way to maintaining our low prices and equipment.

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Junior Narrabri Rugby League Training nights. POSTPONED

18 and 29 February Tuesday and Thursday. POSTPONED

Bring your mates & make new ones.
Get fit & have fun playing the greatest game.
Training has commenced for all internationals & registrations are now O P E N.
We need you to register so we can submit teams to Group 4 & have all your gear arrive before the season starts.

Keen...?... Catch you at training 🤜🏼🤛🏼

🔹 13’s Tuesday 🔹 Friday 🔹
🔹 14/15’s & 16’s Wednesday & Friday 🔹

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Narrabri Eagles Training every Tuesday and Thursday

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Narrabri RSL Superdraw and Meat Raffles Every Wednesday from 6pm

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Narrabri Sporties Wednesday Nights

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