On this episode of The Drive Home to Hawkesbury Rachael catches up with with mother of five, Naturopath, Kathryn Hams with some further insight on the questions raised this week from last week’s podcast. Lots to cover and something for everyone in this Community Noticeboard episode, looking forward to catching up with you all online soon, Rachael 🙂
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I’m Rachael Goldsworthy and welcome to the drive home to Hawkesbury, where I believe every home has a story and I love sharing those stories on real estate in the Hawkesbury with you. Here we share the best ways to add value to your property, how to avoid the common mistakes people make when buying and selling property, and how to get the maximum return on your investment with a focus on supporting local business. I live love Hawkesbury and can’t wait to get into today’s episode. Let’s get started.
Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening depending on what time you’re watching this episode. I’m Rachael Goldsworthy and today I’m lucky enough to be joined by Katherine Hams, naturopath and local residents. How are you, Catherine? I’m good. Thank you. And how you going today, Rachel? I am going exceptionally well. I do see a little bit of haze in the sky though. I don’t know whether everybody else is experiencing it in the Hawkesbury. Apparently there’s a few burn offs in the Hawkesbury and today. You’re seeing it over your way? I definitely am. I could smell it when I was in Richmond about a half an hour ago, so paypal that investment and things like that. I think that might’ve put even a warning out on the TV about it, but just to take note and to look after themselves with the asthma. But I think when we have fog and it holds it down, that’s really bad too.
It doesn’t give it the chance to escape. Yeah. And the son can’t get through to burn it off either. So. No, it’s not that I’m a meteorologist though, Rachel. I’ve not got that cap yet. I’m working towards it. I’ve gotten my name engage. I might be partially. I’ve seen your rain gauge and I think it does work. It’s good idea. Well that was what my point was. There hasn’t been much rain lately. I was talking to one of the farmers have affluence. I’ve worked out west. Why Out West? And they said that they are expecting rain in my from November last year. They still hadn’t had a drop since November. So yeah, when you don’t have damn water and you don’t have river water to tap into, um, you know, it’s pretty tight when it comes to the water, it’d be a very hard life in some ways, wouldn’t it, to be out on the land and to be dependent on how the weather’s going to be.
And if you weren’t any good at doing rain dances, you’d be pretty well had a beard. I reckon we’ll have to get out bras, ell rods out and start sort of dividing, chasing definitely on the way, you know, it’s right. Well we should get Melissa falling to involved with that. She does the women’s circles and the dancing and then you’re pretty good at the women’s circle style of things as well and catching up with everybody and talking and women’s retreats. So I think it’s a definite weekend in the milking. Yep. That’s it. So what happened on the weekend? Yes, a good point. Um, I actually went to the holistic wellness and spiritual expo, which was held out at this at North Richmond on the weekend and was a lot of fun. Lots of people, different modalities. Um, there was a medium there, Alan Hamel, not too sure whether people are aware with him or not, but he actually listens to the animal spirits and guides and things like that.
And it was just fascinating. Um, I had a and there’s lots of vendors out there. There was lots of people that had some really good staff crystals and tie dye person there, I think in some other clothing. Yeah. And Melissa had a Doterra, the oils that were there and supply was absolutely explicit. I believe the flowers were done by [inaudible] house and that was fantastic. They looked beautiful as usual be shared out to Laura, how are you? And um, everybody was there and um, there was some massage therapists, there was some Canadian ologists, there was some counselors, there was all sorts of modalities, a lot, lots of fun and um, lots of things to do and uh, lots of oils purchase. But I had an interesting, I was just getting coffee as a matter of fact, as I was walking out of the sort of, um, I don’t know in the afternoon and I was grabbing coffee as a break at the fair and I came back and as I was walking past the medium, um, table ACL, I need to speak to you, like you just read to me, just like we’re just having a bit of a chat.
And then, um, my dog that’s passed away, Nigel came into the conversation. I don’t know anybody that’s listening that has had a dog that spends very special pass away or you know, I know Katherine, you’ve had a dog passed recently and everybody, you know, they’re part of the family. They’re part of the bigger picture and it was just nice to and things that they knew about this dog. For those of you who don’t know, my dog was paralyzed before he, he passed away in the vet’s couldn’t work it out. And that’s exactly what the medium said. This dog that is with you every day was paralyzed. You sat with it for the last week and you couldn’t, you couldn’t do anything. He didn’t know what to do, but the doe wants to know that he’s okay and he’s passed on the other side. I’m just thinking on these medium now, this inflammation that, you know, there’s so many different ways an animal can pass and um, you know, for him to know that it was paralyzed and that I sat with it for the last week and that was part of the family and so forth. It was just, um, you know, it’s good to good to hear. I suppose. So, yeah. Interesting.
I think that, um, you know, when you pay skeptical and I’m in respect to everyone lived beliefs and thoughts and you know, the, you know, all that sort of jazz or whatever, but I mean at the end of the day, we all have those inner beliefs and when someone comes up and they do their particular eyes aspects of something to you that no one could have known you really. If you’re a nonbeliever, your hats gotta come off and you’re scratching your head. And I have to rethink this one guy.
Absolutely. There was another circumstance actually, and I’m sure other people listening on the line have had their own experiences too. But this wasn’t to do with me. This is sort of one of the people in the crowd. He did a demonstration of the actual medium ship and there was a lady in the crowd and he and he sort of pointed across the people. There was two people sitting beside one another. Then he sort of prone dean on, on this particular lady. They said, Oh, you visited the grave lately of the mother figure. And that was her mother in law as it turned out. And this mother in law, the tombstone, you’ve changed that completely. You’ve just done that and you’ve made it look pretty. And, um, she wanted to let you know that everything’s okay and that there was a list that you helped with prior to her passing.
And that’s exactly what this lady did. She’d gone to the tombstone recently. She’d read down the whole tombstone with the kids, which he smoked to the mother in law as she always does. And um, she actually showed us photos in her phone of way, she changed the tombstone and she’d only been there recently, like within days of the actual medium ship and she had written the list with this particular lady prior to her passing and she had gone through everything and she does talk to her on a regular basis. And as you say, whether you’re an unbeliever or not, you’ve really got to ask the question, can these all be to coincidences or are there actual things that do happen that are unexplainable but explainable in some otherwise?
Yeah. And I think that’s a topic. It’s like so many others. There could be so long, like how long is a piece of string? But the thing is at the end of the day, as long as you respect each other to have your own beliefs, that’s really all that matters. And you know, if you get confident in it, that’s great too. So no, I completely agree. I think that was comfortable.
Yes, yes. It’s nice to, to hear that they’re doing okay. And then, you know, Nigel as well. And um, you know, now I’ve got little brucey he’s taken his not taking his place but taking his spot on the table, so I’m part of the family now and um, he’s a very big part of what we all do. So
yeah, really good
and are believe you, um, had an interesting discussion with Sandra, your naturopath in regards to, um, all things has she motos and others.
Tell me about that. When did we, when we actually went to thyroid [inaudible] and it was regarding how the thyroid and how the hormones work and how it actually goes either into hypo or hyperthyroidism, which then can develop groves or to Hashimoto’s, but that also links in with your adrenals and fatigue. A lot of things. Somebody body interlinks. Look, it was a really good talk. The trouble is with these things, when you’re talking on these sort of physical and what happens to your body, your terminology can get to a point where it gets a little bit overwhelming for people who do not, are not in that practice of speaking like that. And I mean it was a good chat, but I think I had learned lessons that maybe we needed to actually break it down into smaller bits and I own that. I’ll own that because it’s the feedback that everyone gives us a new Aveda. Same, I think, Rachel, that feedback the most invaluable source of being able to guide a program or a talk or anything you do for someone into the proper aspect that actually works. And without the feed back, we don’t know what works. So I don’t ever look at feedback as negative. I’ll look at it as a positive way to make a change because without it we don’t.
No. And that’s what we love about these shows is that the questions, comments that we get on a regular basis about what people want to hear. So important, but I think it’s a valuable point you making in a practitioner’s world. Those sorts of things like us saying, okay, well this is a phone. Whereas that might be a, there might be a technical term for that particular phone. And it’s the same thing with what you do. You know, there’s technical terms which you just use as normal, every diamond axilla, whereas some people just are not familiar with that and that’s okay too, and as you say, you can tweak it and change it and make it to um, to suit the, um, the, the lay person as we all are when it comes to these sorts of things. And you’re bringing some great topics to the fore because a lot of topics that people don’t realize or you know, thyroid is a big one as she murders is another big one. And not only people just locally, but you’re getting them from Florida. US, you’ve got UK, you’ve got people everywhere tuning Indonesia, which is fantastic.
I think what’s happened with the, a thorough discussion is, is become a thyroid madness and people jump on bandwagons and they do it with a lot of things. It’s like the next phase is this or the next fad or whatever. And it’s the same with health as well. It’s the same with dieting. There’ll be a particular diet that comes and everyone jumps on the bandwagon of that diet and it can be dangerous to jump onto those sort of bandwagons and so I mean from our point of view of the center, because we both suffer Hashi is, it was to try and make it that people actually understood what it was about the symptoms because the thing is that you could write off saying, oh, I’ve got hashtag notice blah blah blah, but you may have something different and you’re not looking after it. It could develop. So yeah, you’re totally correct. Yeah. We’re hitting a lot of places and it’s because this is a worldwide topic too. But um, yeah, thank you. It’s good. And we’ll keep going with those and we’ll just keep learning as we do.
Terrific. That’s fantastic. And talking about learning. I’m going to catch up with the mayor of Hawkesbury City Council next week. I’m on Tuesday at 12 noon. And anybody that’s got any questions or comments for me that wants to chime in at that time, I will put a broadcast online. Um, but it’s going to be fascinating just hearing what a day in the life of Amir’s life, what the responsibilities are for her and how she conducts herself in the office and the best way forward for the Hawkesbury Council and also for the local constituents. I think it’s going to be a fascinating topic.
Yeah. I think a lot of people will, I hope they do tune into that because it’s an open opportunity now for them to be able to, as you say, ask those questions or even if they can’t, Rachel, they could email your message you on facebook questions so that you could even have some list of questions ready to go for it and you know, they could turn in later and listen to the answers to that. So if they can’t get on board when you’re on board because of work, there’s always an open opportunity to go beforehand and, you know, work out what they want to say and get the answers.
Oh, definitely. As there is, um, you know, contracting yourself and talking about that. This is Katherine’s number, just in case people want to get in contact with you. To give Rachel a cat, she got my phone number up and I didn’t have to ask a very good, very good. Um, but I also had one other question during the week, um, from people in regards to deposits and people putting deposits down on houses. We had one particular situation on the weekend where a buyer really liked a property but they weren’t in a position to sign contracts, but they were willing to put a deposit down because they had to speak to the solicitor on Monday. Now sometimes that is amenable to both parties being the vendor or the seller and also the purchaser, but sometimes it’s not. And in this case it was all parties agreed that it was the weekend they weren’t able to speak to their solicitor, so they were going to wait till Monday and then signed contracts, move forward with that on that particular day.
Which is absolutely fine for a lot of reasons because I think all purchases in good faith go to an open home thinking they’re going to buy a house. They want to put a deposit down and they want to move forward with it. Not, oh, I don’t want to sign a contract, I don’t want to put a deposit down and those sorts of things. So it is possible for people to, in good faith, put a deposit down. It doesn’t necessarily mean it wholesale property like it used to do that they used to call that a holding deposit or some sort of thing like that. But that’s not the way it works these days. Um, you know, unless you have a deposit, unless you have a signed contract and an exchange contract, you’re not officially off the market. So it really needs to be an agreement, a gentleman’s agreement between two parties, I suppose that they’re okay, that process and they’re okay to, you know, as it were except the deposit.
And then one day move forward with the exchange of contracts which they’ve done in this case. And it’s been a good outcome for everybody. So if anybody’s got any questions in regards to real estate or any questions in regards to exchanges or deposits in regards to those properties, I’m happy to help. I can be contacted on full five, double seven, double nine slash six four or website Rachael Goldsworthy.com dot EU and Catherine, do you have a website that anybody can go to? The therapy and wellness have on facebook. So that’s one I’ve contacted me at or I’m like message you and I know you’ll put them in contact with me as well. So yeah. And anything else come up from. There was quite a few questions this week but we just sort of took the few key ones from the, the list. Was there anything else that you wanted to cover off before we finish up today?
No, not really. I think that, you know, it’s good that you just mentioned that about the deposit and everything. Can I actually get contracts beforehand from me, Rachel so that they can get this list, just look at it or is that something they don’t do? It’s quite a normal practice now. Yes. That people can get a copy of the contract prior to looking at a property and show that to their solicitors so that because a lot of properties, there’s multiple peoples and there’s wanting to look at it. There’s multiple offers so you don’t want to miss out on that particular property and it’s always good as you say, Castro to get ahead of the game and make sure that you’re organized to get a copy of the contract from the agent that you’re looking at the property through having a throat, your cell phone. When the contracts made up of many things including the details of the property.
The one, four, nine C, two B, which is the zoning. It will tell you whether the roads are going to be widened, whether there’s other things that flood zones involved with a drainage diagram that’s attached to the contract as well. So many things that are attached to the contract that you really need to be aware of. So I just say it’s good to get ahead of the game and and have a look at that beforehand. And then people are able to feel confident with that process. And okay, I’ve been through the contract, I’ve seen my solicitor tick that box and we’ve spoken about this before. There is a due diligence download that we can provide people when they’re looking at property. So if anybody wants a copy of that, we’re more than happy to provide that, um, and just help them and give them the extra seal of approval whilst they’re hitting towards buying their first home or even selling the first time.
Yeah. Oh, that’s good. Well that’s, I just wondered that and I wondered if that was something that was a practice you did, but I mean, as you said, uh, you need to have that exchange anyways, so it’s still really keeps it open, doesn’t it till that final exchange? Absolutely. Yeah. The property is not unconditional until it’s actually gone through the cooling off period and it expires on that cooling off period and once that happens and the deposits been paid, the property then moves into escrow. So it’s all a matter of making sure that the properties. And I guess that everybody does what they need to do to make it all happen and come together. But I think there can be some confusion around it that I capital if I put the point two five percent deposit, it’s my property and nobody else can buy it, that, that’s not actually the case and there is no such thing as a holding deposit. It’s just a deposit that you’ve put down in good faith. I’m here towards exchange and signature and exchange of those contracts to be able to move forward into the cooling off period and then to the unconditional, um, to settlement process.
Interesting. Well, um, thanks for being on the line everybody and thank you Kathryn for being on the line. As per usual. I’m, I’m not going to be here next week because I’m going to the Australian chapter of the funkshway conference which is being held in Melbourne, so it might get cash onto, um, hop on the line and say hi to everybody for me next week. He says, okay with you. That’d be terrific. And, um, anybody that’s got any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you. We love seeing people on the line and we love hearing what people have to say. Any local events, any sporting organizations or any people in business that want to get the word out there about their great business, we’re happy to help in that regard. So, um, thank you for being online and we’ll catch up with everybody next week.
Thank you so much for taking time out listening to today’s episode. If you have any questions on the process of buying, selling, leasing, or strata management, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Be sure to subscribe on itunes and I really appreciate if you could spread the word by liking and sharing this episode with your family and friends. I’m Rachael Goldsworthy and I look forward to catching up with you on the next episode of the Drive Home to Hawkesbury.