23 Bentley Street, Surrey Hills

January 21, 2020 Leave a comment

Join me on a tour of 23 Bentley Street, Surrey Hills.

An absolute rarity, this 3-bedroom, single level home flaunts plenty of living space and flexible accommodation on a leafy, easy-to-manage garden block. An exciting opportunity for downsizers or small families, this quiet abode is merely metres to Our Lady’s Primary School and buses to nearby Box Hill Central, train, hospital, TAFE, Deakin Uni and PLC.

To explore the property and view the Statement of Information, please contact me on 0403 020 404 or visit the website: bit.ly/23BentleyStreetSurreyHills

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We’re Hiring

January 17, 2020 Leave a comment

Kick start your sales career with my team and I – we work hard but have lots of laughs along the way! 😄

If you’re reliable, thoughtful and have a strong work ethic, we’d love to hear from you. Visit the Fletchers website to learn more and apply: https://fletchers.net.au/employment

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2/28 Langford Street, Surrey Hills

January 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Join me on a tour of the single level unit at 2/28 Langford Street in Surrey Hills.

Nestled within the middle of 3, the unit boasts an elegant design, ideal for discerning downsizers or savvy investors. The spacious lounge and dining room is fitted with north glazing that captures a sun-lit view of the paved courtyard, as does the stylish modern kitchen with quality appliances.

To explore the property and view the statement of information, please contact me on 0403 020 404 or visit the website: bit.ly/2_28LangfordStreetSurreyHills

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Australian Bushfire Crisis

January 15, 2020 Leave a comment

It has been simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring as the bushfire crisis has unfolded across Australia.

Heartbreaking to see the devastation it continues to leave behind, not to mention the human, emotional, financial and environmental impact.

It is also inspiring to see the countless volunteers risking their lives to help their fellow Aussies, as well as the way our country has been brought together with a common goal of helping those affected to not only get through this, but to rebuild after. True Aussie spirit in action and something every Australian can be proud of. ☺️

The Victorian Bushfire Appeal provides a formal channel for the public to donate money directly to affected families and communities. 👨‍👩‍👧🏠🐨

100% of donated funds will go directly to those in need. ❤️

To donate, please visit vic.gov.au/bushfireappeal

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Auction | 2/8 Athelstan Road, Camberwell

December 18, 2019 Leave a comment

Just a stroll to Camberwell Junction and Rivoli Cinema, it’s not hard to see why Athelstan Road is considered to be one of the best streets in Camberwell!

Our vendors of Unit 2/8 Athelstan Road agreed, having lived in their classic two bedroom home for over 30 years. Three bidders sought the opportunity to buy into Camberwell, and the bidding between them saw the price climb to $871,000 when the hammer was finally knocked down!

The team and I were thrilled to represent our vendors, Barb & Jeremy, in the sale of their two bedroom, single level unit at 2/8 Athelstan Road in Camberwell.

Many thanks also to Vendor Marketing Vendor Advocates, on helping us to achieve a fantastic outcome!

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Auction | 4 Tanami Court, Bulleen

December 16, 2019 Leave a comment

Attracting an incredible 8 bidders on auction day, the striking residence at 4 Tanami Court in Bulleen presented a bold statement of luxury and prestige.

Approximately 100 people watched on as the bidding climbed from a start of $1,200,000 to the eventual sale price of $1,792,500 – an excellent result for ‘The Grange’!

The team and I were thrilled to represent our vendor Catherine and her family in the sale of this stunning home.

Results. It’s a Fletchers thing.

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7 Cost Saving Tips for Renovating on a Tight Budget

December 16, 2019 Leave a comment

Brought to you by National Australia Bank 

You may have big dreams for your renovation project but with a bit of DIY and some shopping around, you can save money on your reno. Here are our top seven tips!

1. PAY PROFESSIONALS FOR THE IMPORTANT JOBS

You may think you’re saving money by doing some jobs yourself, but failed DIY efforts can cost you dearly. When it comes to DIY, it’s important to know your limitations.

Get the professionals involved in all electrical, plumbing and structural work unless you’re qualified in the trades yourself. Always get at least three quotes, but remember: cheaper doesn’t always mean better. Get recommendations from previous clients and make sure the money you spend is worth it.

2. SET UP A WORKING BEE FOR THE EASY JOBS

Good news – there are plenty of renovation jobs you and your family and friends can do yourselves. Get a working bee going for the small price of a few drinks and a BBQ.

Here are some things that many people are easily capable of doing if they try:

  • Painting (though never skimp on the prep)
  • Fencing
  • Landscaping
  • Stripping and polishing floorboards
  • Assembling a flat-pack kitchen
  • Simple tiling jobs.

3. GET SOME DIY LESSONS

Basic DIY usually requires a bit of practical knowledge and some tools. You can get both from any good hardware store. Check out if your local DIY stores have any upcoming workshops.

And the web also has a lot of DIY resources, ideas, forums and how-to-guides. Search for specific DIY tasks and genius instructional clips online.

If you’ve got friends with trades, start talking to them now and pick their brains.

4. SHOP AT AUCTIONS AND ONLINE FOR BARGAINS

You’ll be surprised at how much you can save on labour, supplies and materials by shopping around.

Polish your negotiation skills, ask for trade prices and seek bargains through ‘scratch and dent’ or ‘discontinued’ sales. While shopping around takes a bit of time, it will certainly pay off for you.

For building supplies, check online for used materials.

5. LOOK INTO RENOVATIONS THAT CAN BRING LONG-TERM SAVINGS

When the budget’s tight, we tend to overlook longer-term savings of energy-efficient technology or materials. If you can, include some basic energy-saving ideas in your renovation like:

  • LED lights
  • Rainwater tanks
  • Good quality insulation
  • Solar panels.

6. PREPARE TO BE CREATIVE WITH YOUR FITTINGS

You can make a big impact with affordable updates like new paint and ‘mood’ lighting. Things like resurfacing or repainting bathroom tiles, baths and basins can dramatically improve the ‘look’ of your home – at surprisingly little expense.

It helps to visit colour consultants at your local paint shop. Some paint retailers may charge a fee to make an appointment. Or chat to the showroom staff in kitchen or bathroom stores. These experts can give you some ideas about how to spruce up your home on a shoestring.

7. LEARN TO COMPROMISE ON OPTIONAL EXTRAS

It’s a hard pill to swallow, but sometimes you need to adjust your expectations to fit your budget and the amount you need to borrow.

So write one list of must-haves and another of nice-to-haves and concentrate on those things you absolutely can’t do without.

Visit the NAB website with the article here: 7 Cost-Saving Tips for Renovating on a Tight Budget

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