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Fletchers Group News Update 26 September

September 26th 2016

Despite the fluctuating Springtime weather, the sun came out on Saturday for a much anticipated auction day!

Over the weekend, the REIV reported a clearance rate of 81 per cent from the 831 reported auctions. This means that 674 auctions were successful, with the small portion of 157 being passed in — 63 of these on a vendor bid. It’s expected that auction numbers will reduce this coming weekend due to the AFL Grand Final, but expect busy weekends from then on.


The recently renovated 10 Eden Avenue in Box Hill South is in a prime location close to Gardiners Creek Trail, schools, eateries and public transport, sitting amongst the leafy golf course precinct. The family home is enchanting, featuring a gas log fireplace in its formal lounge area, polished timber floors and French doors that open onto the front terrace with perfect views of the garden. The home suits those who often entertain, with Caesarstone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and a large dining area. It’s no surprise this three-bedroom weatherboard home successfully sold on auction day, with a result above its reserve at $1.107 million.

Attractive to nature-lovers, 42 Drummond Street in Blackburn South backs onto Vernon Street reserve, while the area itself is lined with trees and is full of lush gardens. The simple, attractive interior features an open fireplace in the lounge area, a modern kitchen, spa bathroom and deck access from the third bedroom. The pleasing features continue with its single garage with workshop and nearby locations which include schools, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, cafes, shopping and access to public transport. The home also allows opportunities to extend or renovate if desired (STCA). The five bidders on auction day resulted in the home selling for $1.105 million.

A home with unlimited renovation potential, 4 Teck Street in Ashwood sits on a level site in a quiet street full of renovated or new homes—an exciting aspect for home buyers looking for a project or a block of land to start over. The block itself includes a large garden in the rear, new boundary fencing and a wide side driveway. The home currently features a formal sitting room at the front with pine flooring, gas heating, air conditioning, an updated bathroom with a bath, and a sunroom. The appealing surrounds include parkland, public transport, sporting grounds, shopping and schools, ticking all of the desirable boxes. The tempting home was sold for $1.11 million at auction.

 The four-bedroom home located at 1 Eve Court in Ringwood is full of appealing qualities for families who want to maintain a sense of privacy, whilst still having the opportunity for family time with its multiple living zones. The Master bedroom is located in a separate front wing, and leads onto a walk-in robe and ensuite. The three double bedrooms are conveniently located close to the rumpus, which is positioned next to an alfresco area—perfect for year-round entertaining. The property includes a private garden, double auto garage and a greenhouse with heating and watering systems, whilst the storage opportunities remain endless with an attic and a shed. The delightful extra features include Bose integrated speakers, solar power, gas ducted heating, ducted vacuum, evaporative cooling and air conditioning. The home sold at auction for $932,000, well above the reserve after only three bids.

The original three-bedroom brick home located at 121 Albany Drive in Mulgrave sits on a prime block that is both large in size and flat, allowing the option to renovate, build or divide into units (STCA). It is located close to Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, schools and is amongst a family friendly area that is growing with modern developments. The home features a newly added front decking, a spacious kitchen with a breakfast bar, a central bathroom and new flooring. The auction for this property resulted in a huge six bids, selling for $800,500.

 For all of Fletchers recent sales, visit our award-winning website.

A great result in Balwyn on Saturday, with the successful auction at 27 Metung Street.
Congratulations to both our vendor and the successful purchasers!

7/27 High Street, Mont Albert

September 22nd 2016

First class living over a premium single level

Indulge in a prestigious and private lifestyle from within this large and sophisticated single-level town residence. Placed at the rear of a boutique and gated development, drive straight down to the secure 2-car basement parking before enjoying the peaceful and beautifully-planted gardens which surround this abode.

A vine-laden pergola is the perfect alfresco accompaniment to the long and expansive living room, dining and lounge room, sitting alongside the gourmet kitchen fitted with granite benches and European stainless steel appliances.

A stunning retreat, the master bedroom features French doors which open to reveal a private, decked courtyard, as well as the comfort of a walk-in robe and elegant ensuite with granite vanity.

Along with high ceilings, and a combination of porcelain, timber and carpeted flooring, enjoy the 2 further double bedrooms, a spa bathroom, ducted heating/air-conditioning/vacuum, security, video intercom, and basement storage.

Ideally positioned in a gorgeous, tree-lined precinct, walk to Mont Albert train, Hamilton Street cafes, primary schools and the tram for easy access to Box Hill Central and private schools.

Click for more information about 7/27 High Street, Mont Albert

Alternatively, contact Tim Heavyside on 0403 020 404 or Harley Toyle on 0488 568 028.

Fletchers Group News Update 19 September

September 19th 2016

We enjoyed an exceptional Spring day in Melbourne on Saturday, just perfect for the busy day of auctions ahead of us!

The REIV reported a clearance rate of 81% over the weekend, with 756 auctions reported to the REIV and 611 of those selling. There are over 1,000 auctions scheduled to be held next week, prior to the AFL Grand Final.

In Surrey Hills, 2/11 Blackburn Street went under the hammer over the weekend. The single level villa is placed in the middle of the three-unit development and is generous in proportions. It features two bedrooms, a modern kitchen which overlooks the sun bathed, north facing courtyard, dining area and elegant lounge. This unit is positioned for lifestyle and located only minutes from cafes, schools and transport. Auction day saw an impressive eight bidders keen to secure the property, which saw a final sale price of $823,000 achieved. The auction was live streamed and you can watch all the action on the Fletchers Stonnington/Boroondara Facebook page.

In the perfect location, 9 Mountain View Road in Heathmont sits proudly on the high side of the street offering an idyllic family lifestyle. The spacious family home has a welcoming front verandah with north facing orientation, formal lounge room with gas log fire and tree top views. The five-bedroom home also has an impressive gourmet kitchen which adjoins an open plan dining and family room with sliding doors to the covered alfresco deck. Six bidders on auction day helped the price reach over reserve by $251,000. It was sold for $1.201 million.

The single fronted Victorian home at 45 Roseberry Street in Hawthorn East provides an exceptional opportunity for further development (STCA). The charming home maintains original features with original verandah with lacework, decorative cornices, architraves and ornamental fireplaces. Brimming with northern light the home has an impressive kitchen/family/meals area, two bedrooms and a spacious backyard that provide the potential for extension or car access via rear ROW.  In a highly sought after location the home had seven bidders competing to secure the home, which reached a final sale price of $1.335 million.

The Art Deco home at 27 Celia Street in Glen Iris sits in a prestige position with original details and exciting potential for a contemporary renovation. Located in the sought after Summerhill Estate, the home showcases lead lighting, timber accents and high, decorative ceilings. A well-proportioned original floorplan offers a deep, shady verandah separate formal living and dining rooms, spacious eat in kitchen and a rear undercover patio. The home was sold at auction for $1.825 million.

 For all of Fletchers recent sales, visit our award-winning website.

Tim Heavyside, Jason Salan and Pan Zhang with the very happy vendors
and purchasers of 64 Magnolia Court in Templestowe Lower.

Fletchers Group News Update 12 September

September 12th 2016

Saturday got off to a rather cold start and temperatures didn’t seem to improve despite a little sunshine streaming through the clouds. After a busy day of auctions, it was nice to head inside to warm up!

The REIV reported an auction clearance rate of 79% over the weekend, with 783 auctions scheduled and 622 of those were sold on the day. The spring market has opened strongly with close to 1,700 auctions already held.

Renovated and refurbished, 35 Douglas Street in Ashwood is a fresh and inviting family home in a tightly held street. The deep allotment with extra wide frontage of this home invites further extension or possible redevelopment. Comprised of a formal sitting room with corner window, family dining and adjoining kitchen, three bedrooms, a private rear sunroom and large terracotta-paved alfresco area complete this family home. The fresh and inviting home attracted plenty of prospective purchasers and there were six bidders on auction day hoping to secure a new home. Reaching $85,000 over reserve, the home was sold for $1.365 million.

The classic weatherboard home at 3 Joyhill Avenue in Box Hill South presented a brilliant opportunity, whether you move in or rent out whilst deciding on renovation, extension or redevelopment of the approximately 604 sq m block. The existing home features three bedrooms, two separate living areas and a self-contained bungalow at the rear of the home. Located close to Deakin University and quality schools, this home presents a wealth of opportunities.  Four bidders on auction day helped this home reach a final sale price of $966,000.

Sitting in a row of terrace townhouses, 1B Daphne Street in Canterbury will surprise with generous floorplan which include three bedrooms plus study, spacious living, meals and a well equipped kitchen. The low maintenance home also features a rear paved courtyard perfect for alfresco living and entertaining amongst the lush surrounds. A decent crowd gathered on auction day and those unable to attend were still able to watch the auction, which was live streamed on the Fletchers Stonnington/Boroondara Facebook page. The property passed in on a genuine bid of $820,000 and auctioneer Steven Zervas was able to skillfully negotiate with this bidder after auction, to reach a final sale price of $928,000.

In Glen Iris, the exceptional Art Deco family residence at 342 Burke Road has been renovated and immaculately maintained. Sitting behind a high fence, the home is enhanced by a semi-circular entrance driveway and period features throughout the home including cornices and high ceilings, joinery and leadlight windows – adding to the charm of the home. Tastefully presented, the home offers formal living and dining rooms, four bedrooms, central bathroom and open family/meals space with adjoining kitchen that flows out to beautifully tended rear garden with solar heated pool and alfresco terrace. Its convenient location attracted two bidders on auction day and the home was sold for $1.66 million.

 For all of Fletchers recent sales, visit our award-winning website.

This Saturday, 17 September is Boroondara Council’s Sustainable living festival. Head down to Patterson Reserve in Hawthorn East to learn more about growing your own veggies to keeping your own chooks. There will be inspiring displays and practical activities to get you inspired to make sustainable choices around the house. On from 8am to 1pm, there is something for everyone.

 Nathan Aron and Steven Zervas with the very happy vendors
and purchasers of 1B Daphne Street in Canterbury.