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240 Manchester Road, Mooroolbark

January 17th 2017

The Perfect Package of Elegance and Elevation

Brilliantly connected to both Chirnside Park and Mooroolbark, this quality brick veneer home is a package of style, space and practicality.

Beautifully updated over the years, this quality multi-level brick residence features a rumpus room with its own entrance and outdoor seating area, modern wood look tiles, carpeted bedrooms with built-in robes, multiple living areas, contemporary bathrooms and a classy kitchen with gas cooking.

Resort style living is enjoyed outside where a magnificent as new solar heated in-ground pool and spa is the highlight, surrounded by plenty of grassed space, cleverly planted gardens and paved seating areas.

Close to Mooroolbark College, station and shopping, proximity to Chirnside Park Shopping Centre and with easy access to the Maroondah Highway and Eastlink, this impressive family abode is one that will be enjoyed for many years.

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Alternatively, contact Daniel Bolton on 0450 028 743 or Lisa Sorrell on 0430 578 913.

11 Carters Lane, Seville

January 12th 2017

Luxury 50 Acre Homestead

Enjoy the sensation of the world at your fingertips from this fabulous approx. 50-acre luxury property.

At 6 years young, this meticulous home has been built to exacting standards with high-end fittings and fixtures, Miglas double-glazed windows and doors, Rockwell soundproof internal walls, and foil blanket and R3 insulation throughout.

With spectacular vista views from every window, formal and informal living areas, and high-spec kitchen with Miele appliances and Caesarstone benchtops, this residence reflects a fastidious attention to detail. Enjoy the outdoors from the glorious deck with views to Hoddles Creek and beyond.

Significant farming infrastructure, including cattle yard and holding paddocks, enormous machinery shed, 10 and 30 megalitre (mL) dams, 90,000L water tank, and electric fencing, complement this proud farming property and pristine family home.

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Alternatively, contact Glenn Gardiner on 0418 376 144 or David McKay on 0413 243 029.

2017 – What’s To Come

January 11th 2017

A new year has begun—can you believe it? When another year ticks over, it often comes hand in hand with looking forward, starting fresh, making predictions and creating goals. In the first few weeks of 2017 many of you will begin planning for the year ahead, including what you see yourself doing with your current home, investments, first homes, renovations and developments. Before you put these plans and aspirations into action, take a look at all the information for the months coming ahead; what could 2017 bring?

 

 

 

 

The Reserve Bank’s record low interest rate of 1.5 per cent will remain until at least their next meeting in February, as discussed by Domain. For those still looking for the perfect home or for first home buyers ready to enter the housing market, this low interest rate may allow them to secure an opportunity to gain a foothold in the housing market. The low interest rate is certainly likely to spark interest from buyers.

One of main aspects of the real estate chase includes the decisions behind the purchase, including where you want to buy, how much you want to spend, and the type of house you’re after. Fletchers Waverley Director, Kelly Sun believes “South Eastern suburbs will keep going up in prices, however the property market over 2 million will slow down due to current mortgage policies from the bank.” He also recommends for buyers looking to buy in the South Eastern area with budgets from 1 – 2 million to have a look at Glen Waverley or Burwood, and for those with budgets below 1 million, Rowville would be a great suburb to consider.

Domain noted the expert predictions regarding Melbourne’s median house price. Although it rose approximately 10 per cent in 2016, this year it may slow down to 5 per cent or even lower. For first home buyers who have struggled to enter the market in the past, this may give them an opportunity to aim for a steadier goal for their savings. It may also give them greater leeway to fully scope out the market before coming to a decision, without time equalling money. Based on the activity he has seen so far, Director Tim Heavyside predicts that, “2017 should be a bumper year in real estate, with solid growth in the residential market somewhere between 5% to 10%.”

Dr Andrew Wilson, Domain Group’s Chief Economist, predicts that Melbourne and Sydney will remain at the lead of Australia’s capital city markets in 2017. The REIV furthered this theory, highlighting Victoria’s strong economic growth throughout 2016 despite other states slowing, indicating that Victoria’s housing market could remain strong even in 2017. Kelly Sun reminds buyers and sellers that Melbourne won the most liveable city in the world again, which is likely to attract people to move to our city.

A great tip for potential sellers from Fletchers Glen Iris Director, Michael Richardson is to get into the auction market at the beginning of the year, as there is often an influx of keen buyers. Kelly Sun agrees, noting that “Melbourne`s south eastern suburbs will have a very strong market due to the high demand from overseas buyers, especially in January and February”.

For investors nearing the end of owning their current properties, Tim Heavyside advises that “if you are selling an apartment that you have owned for 3 to 5 years, do not expect the same type of return. This part of the market is flooded with new builds. The unit/townhouse market is extremely strong with terrific enquiry from buyers wanting this type of accommodation now and well into 2017”.

If you have any questions regarding Fletchers properties, or simply would like to have a chat about the real estate market, feel free to contact a member of our team

4 Horkings Street, Blackburn South

January 10th 2017

Classic family inspiration

In a quiet pocket and shaded by magnificent foliage, this inviting weatherboard home on a wide block offers an exceptional future with an irresistible opportunity to renovate or build a stunning new domain (STCA).

From this brilliant position, walk easily to Blackburn shopping precinct, buses, Orchard Grove and St Luke the Evangelist primary schools. Forest Hill Chase and leading private schools are close by.

The spacious layout featuring both formal and informal living zones with a generous kitchen in the middle complements the 3 bedrooms and neat bathroom.

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Alternatively, contact Michael Richardson on 0418 367 227 or Michael Rosano on 0419 595 183.