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Selling in Winter

Can Winter be a good time to sell? The simple answer is yes. While Spring may be traditional, there’s a lot to be said for selling in Winter.   Here are our top 5 reasons:   Fewer Houses for Sale The number of properties on the market are at seasonal lows. This narrows options for buyers, making it more likely that an increased buyer pool would consider buying your home.   Increased Competition With limited stock, there are more buyers com...

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Nine News Report

Our exquisite listing at 32 Emerald-Monbulk Road, Emerald, made it onto Nine News!  Watch the full report below, featuring our very own Amanda Charles and lovely vendor, Rob.      Steeped in history, from the site of the Emerald Gallery and a visit from The Sound of Music’s ‘Von Trapp’ family to iconic Choo Choo's restaurant, this property is synonymous with the Dandenong Ranges, epitomising the charm and character of the Hills.&...

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Berwick Suburb Profile & Market Update

The Suburb Turning Heads    It’s a new year, and if its anything like the last, Berwick will continue to shine as a jewel in the crown of the south-east.   With a family-friendly demographic and amenities to match, Berwick’s semi-rural feel entwined with freeway accessibility is appealing to home-buyers seeking a ‘leafy’ lifestyle of convenience.     From the charming tree-lined village of shops on High Street to qu...

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Refresh your home – and your life in 2022!

There’s something totally rejuvenating about sprucing up your home; whether you’re preparing to sell or simply welcoming the new year, refreshing your home – and your life – can be utterly gratifying.      The process doesn’t need to be costly or overwhelming; think of it as a therapeutic journey, taken one room at a time, peeling back the layers and revealing a fresh, clean space. And yes, it will feel as amazing as it sound...

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Introducing Hayden Stanton

We’re super excited to announce the newest member of our Team...   A very warm welcome to Hayden Stanton!   Hayden's 20 years' experience in sales have moulded the advisor and negotiator he is today. These are transferable skills now applied with commitment and dedication to his clients.   Hayden is a local, growing up in the area and deeply involved with the community, including coaching at various football clubs. Hayden and his wife Katie l...

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Emerald Market Update

A Greener Lifestyle with its Highest Median on Record   The Emerald property marketing remains steady. We still have good buyer demand with buyers competing for properties due to seasonal low stock levels. We are seeing buyers who are seeking a tree-change from suburbia and locals looking to either up or downsize their properties while remaining in the area.   Emerald is currently rated as ‘High Demand’ by realestate.com.au, with the platform rece...

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Buying Tips

In today’s fast paced property market, it pays to have your ducks in a row when purchasing real estate. With demand high and competition fierce, doing your pre-purchase homework may just make the difference in getting your offer over the 'dotted' line.   Here are some useful tips for positioning yourself in a market where 'position' is everything!   Research Research the suburb/s you would like to buy into. Consider affordability, livability and amenit...

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$2,283 Raised for our SES

A huge thank you to our community, fellow business owners and our Team for your generosity in support of the Kaye Charles Real Estate and Vibe Health & Fitness 'SES Fundraiser.'   Together we raised $2,283 for our Heroes in Orange! The SES are beyond grateful and will utilise the funds to help keep the unit responding to capacity.      Congratulations to our lucky prize draw winner on taking home a gift bundle valued at over $1,700. Click he...

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Your Story Starts Here

Making the decision to transition your property to market is a major step in your real estate journey. Our collaborative mission is to guide you through this process with care, compassion and service excellence, arriving at your destination with the very best outcome possible.   Let’s Meet One of our favourite aspects of the journey - our initial one-on-one. This is an opportunity for us to really get to know you, and vice versa. Learning about your needs and...

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Blink and you've missed it

Welcome back Victoria! We're delighted to re-open our Beaconsfield & Emerald offices after lockdown 4.0 and resume private inspections. Guidelines will be in place for your safety.  High buyer demand has continued into the cooler months, with our team negotiating sales well above expectation and most within days of being listed. Catalysts for this dynamic market include low interest rates, restrictions on international travel, the ability to work remotely and low...

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Never Miss out on a Property Again

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Alfresco Styling for Winter

There is something mystical about sitting around a fire on a clear winter night, wrapped in a blanket, uggies on and a hot chocolate (or something more 😉) by your side. Your outdoor entertainment zone can be a place of warmth and pure joy during the cooler months. Dialling up the cosiness factor can be as simple and inexpensive as adding a few key elements....   Let's start with a fire pit - the hero of your outdoor area. Nothing says ambience like the warm glow of ...

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Tips for Presenting your Home

It is important to prepare your home so that your property can be showcased in its best possible light. Nothing says "welcome" like a freshly cleared, neatly presented space. It doesn't need to be overwhelming or costly, simply focus on one room at a time and edit by taking away a few items, the result can be utterly gratifying!     Here are some simple, practical tips to help you master the art of presentation!   KITCHEN Clear bench tops of food, d...

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Statement of Information

You are in the market to purchase a new property and have just stumbled across your dream home. The problem is, you have no idea of the expected selling price. This is where the Statement of Information will give you all the information that you need to help make an informed decision.   What is the Statement of Information On the 1st May 2017 changes to the Estate Agents Act 1980 came in to effect. The new laws help to strengthen the existing underquoting laws alre...

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What is a Section 27 Statement?

A Section 27 Statement is a document that, once executed, enables the seller to gain access to the deposit funds before settlement occurs. Here's a quick rundown of how it works...   The deposit When purchasing real estate, a purchaser must pay a deposit upfront to secure the property. This is usually 10% of the sale price (although it could be more or less). Once paid, the deposit is held by the real estate agency in a trust account.    On settlement d...