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Are you or your family members entitled to the First Home Buyers Grant?

  Most people are of the understanding that the First Home Buyers Grant is a $10,000 grant for Melbourne metropolitan or a $20,000 grant for regional Victoria and that it is given when building your first home, not for established homes. It has come to my attention over the past six months that not all first home buyers are fully aware of what they are entitled to and as it is so difficult for first home buyers to enter the market I hope this reaches as many people as ...

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Beacy shopping strip fire.

As most of you will know on the 11.07.19 it was a sad day for Beaconsfield when we watched the fire engulf the shopping strip that had long standing shops including; The antique shop The local pizza shop The Taco Bills restaurant  Vin Pearl Nails  The laundry mat.  Being that we are across the car park we very quickly smelled the smoke and one of our girls called the fire brigade, Glen the accountant went to get Trevor the anti...

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Glissman Road and O’Neil Road Intersections.

    As most people in Beaconsfield are aware these two intersections continue to be troublesome due to the extensive increase to the traffic over the last few years. Both intersections experience regular bingles and accidents as well as lengthy wait times crossing from the Hwy onto O’Neil Road and accessing the Hwy from both these intersections, causing continued frustration for drivers, particularly from school pick up time to around 6pm. Earl...

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The Corner Post and a little bit of Beacy history

  In the late 1800’s Beaconsfield was a small settlement where gold was mined, crops grown, and city dwellers would come for weekends. Beaconsfield was first known as little Berwick and then Lower Beaconsfield after the erection of the Cardinia Hotel. The little building that locals have grown to love and known as “The Corner Post” was built and opened as the local Post Office on the 7th October 1878. The local post office was orig...

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Investor Newsletter May 2019

  LANDLORD MARKET UPDATE 20.05.2019.   Jeanine has been awarded Beaconsfield’s number 1 Sales Agent by Rate my Agent 2019.Kaye Charles has been awarded Beaconsfield, Upper Beaconsfield, Emerald & Cockatoo’s number 1 by rate my agent 2019. Local ! Passionate ! results driven !   I hope this email finds you well. Over the past 11 years I have been servicing our landlords in regards to updated val...

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CoreLogics take on the current market conditions.

The link below is an interesting report from Corfont-size: 11...

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LETS GET CONNECTED

Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Forum is a Facebook page for the Beaconsfield/ Upper Beaconsfield and surrounding locals. It was set up and is still overseen by a couple of dedicated locals for the purpose of community safety and awareness but has evolved to be so much more than that. It is a great page to see what is going on in the community, see what events might be taking place and see what might be happening at any given time in our town. It is a f...

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Investor Newsletter April

  LANDLORD MARKET UPDATE 5.04.2019   Jeanine has been awarded Beaconsfield’s number 1 Sales Agent by Rate my Agent 2019.Kaye Charles has been awarded Beaconsfield, Upper Beaconsfield, Emerald & Cockatoo’s number 1 by rate my agent 2019. Local ! Passionate ! results driven !   https://www.google.com/search?q=cartoon+house+clipart&rlz=1C1GGRV_enAU751AU751&tbm=isch&source=iu&ic...

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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 you 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 underquotin...

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The Ultimate Checklist for a Smart Purchase

Exciting News! You’re ready to buy a property! Whether it’s your first home purchase or your 10th, deciding on a property could be the difference between setting yourself up nicely for the future or at worst, going backwards.   Start with the Essentials Is the property safe? Look out for potentially hazardous or defective features. A building and pest inspection carried out by a qualified inspector should determin...

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How late in the year is too late to list?

The Property Owner’s Conundrum   Every year we face the constant query from prospective sellers asking this question.  Vendors are conscious of leaving their run too late and being left sitting on the market with no buyers in sight. The answer to this question is dependant on 2 factors; The market climate and Supply and demand If  the market is buoyant and buyer confidence is strong, you are in a good position to...

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What is a Section 27 Statement?

In order to get your hands on the deposit before your settlement you will need a section 27 statement. Here are the 7 steps required to obtain an early deposit release on a property subject to a loan. It should never be assumed or relied upon that your deposit will be released early as this is not always possible. The steps that need to be undertaken are set out below. p1...

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Downsizing 4 - Create Your Own Path

Remember that you and your situation are unique.  What is suitable for one is not suitable for all.  So put the kettle on and have a cuppa while I recount some case studies to inspire you: So, you want to down scale the size of your property AND you want to stay in the Hills? ...

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The 4 most popular property types in the Hills

As the common real estate saying goes - "There is a buyer for every property".  In this market, there are multiple buyers for every property.  And for some categories of home the buyers are simply falling over themselves to be in with a chance.  Below, I have identified the 4 most popular type of housing right now in the Hills. The Un-renovated Low End “I’ve been pre...

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Downsizing 3 - Positive Outcomes

As we get older two things happen - 1) we get more and more attached to our things and our home and 2) it gets more and more important to make the right decisions.   The risk factor is higher and our tolerance of risk is lower.  Diametrically opposed forces are at play here.  So what needs to happen?Apple-co...

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Downsizing 2 - Comfort Zone

I have worked in real estate in London and here in Melbourne and the fundamental compulsion that gets me up in the morning and excited about my work is being the catalyst for change.  I mean literally I am all about changing people’s views but also about changing their attitude towards change and that process. ...

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Downsizing 1 - Challenges

The number of Australians aged 65 years and over is forecast to more than double during the next 40 years, reaching 8.9 million in 2054-55.  Yikes! Where are we all going to live? As a nation, we need to start thinking hard about increasing the living opportunities for our increasingly top-heavy population.  I am really invested in this issue (since it will directly a...

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First Home Buyers

Information supplied by George Lambadaridis from Victorian Financial Solutions Buying a new home valued up to $750,000? You may be eligible for First Home Owner's Grant - $10,000 in Metro Melbourne, up to $20,000 in regional Vic  Exemptions & Concessions to paying ...