Archive for May, 2019

60 Brinsley Road, Camberwell

Join my colleague Stefan Cook and I on a tour of the inspiring Federation home at 60 Brinsley Road in Camberwell.

Built circa 1902, it is a fantastic family home that offers two street frontages. The current owners undertook an extensive restoration and extension about 17 years ago, with the home boasting Baltic pine floors, colourful leadlight and open fireplaces.

The property is well located, close to public transport, Camberwell Junction and shops, and is zoned for both Camberwell Primary and Camberwell Primary School.

We hope to see you at one of the upcoming open for inspections or alternatively, visit the Fletchers website to explore the home or view the Statement of Information.

Categories: Listings

Auction Snapshot | 25 & 26 May

More than 711 homes were up for auction on Saturday, making it one of the biggest auction weekends in Victoria so far this year. With several reports of larger auction crowds across Melbourne, Domain Economist, Trent Wiltshire believes buyers are starting to feeling more confident. ‘The Reserve Bank’s hints of interest rate cuts and the loosening of lending criteria – which will enable people to borrow more,’ further contribute to this sentiment.

Similarly, the REA Group predicts the recovery of Melbourne’s property market is soon to be fast-tracked, with first-home buyers set to seize the opportunity to enter the market as a result of the Federal government’s pledge to assist with deposits. REIV president, Robyn Waters, agrees. ‘I can’t recall a better time to be a first-home buyer in Victoria and I’ve been in the business a long time’.

Results. It’s a Fletchers thing.

Categories: Auction Wrap

19 Fairview Avenue, Camberwell

This Craftsman built Californian Bungalow at 19 Fairview Avenue in Camberwell is a wonderful family home in a neighbourhood that is perfect to raise a family.
Boasting attractive formal and informal living areas, the home also offers a private backyard and an extra large, double garage with workshop.
We will be auctioning the home this Saturday at 1pm – hope to see you there!
Visit the Fletchers website for more information or to view the Statement of Information:
Categories: Listings

Auction Snapshot | 18 & 19 May

It seems the property market in Melbourne received the vote of confidence at election day on Saturday. Passing the state-wide clearance rate of 65%, Fletchers achieved a record-breaking clearance rate for the year, selling more than 88% of properties at auction over the weekend.

With just under 400 auctions taking place, one agent claimed ‘election day to me has always been a great day to auction, everyone is out and about – so there are crowds. And they get into the auction sport’.

Seeing an average of 2-3 bidders at each auction, among the biggest results for Fletchers included the charming weatherboard family home at 10 Anthony Crescent in Box Hill North, which went under the hammer at $1,185,000. Featuring white plantation shutters and polished floorboards, the 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home garnered the interest of 3 bidders and was sold by Tim Heavyside of Fletchers Canterbury.

Similarly, 9 Viewpoint Road in Balwyn North also sold at auction by Rino Presutto of Fletchers Balwyn North on Saturday. Achieving an incredible result of $1,268,000, the mid-century home was originally listed on the market for $1,130,000. Attracting 3 bidders at auction, the versatile property provided an abundance of possibilities for those interested in constructing a new luxury home or initiating a renovation.

Results. It’s a Fletchers thing.

#realestate #property #news

Categories: Auction Wrap

69 Yarra Valley Boulevard, Bulleen

An imposing Bulleen mansion is set to smash its own residential price record for the suburb by over $1 million.

No. 69 Yarra Valley Boulevard was recently listed with a price guide of $4-$4.4 million, after last selling in March 2017 for $2.96 million.

“It’s a substantially large, luxurious home in the Brickworks Estate — arguably one of the best locations in Bulleen.” Fletchers Balwyn Northdirector Tim Heavyside said.

“We’re very open-minded as to who’s going to buy the property — a family who can accommodate living in a home of that stately manner and who can appreciate what the house has to offer.”

“We are expecting a fantastic outcome for our vendor.”

Read the full article here:

Written by Jack Boronovskis from REA on 20 MAY 2019

Categories: Listings, Media

Auction Snapshot | 11 & 12 May

Fetching a healthy auction clearance rate of 60%, last weekend saw a reduced number of auctions taking place across Victoria. Responding to the decrease in homes currently listed for sale, Domain suggests that ‘the combination of state and Federal elections and a late Easter break that coincided with the school holidays’ was the reason for the shortfall. Given this, industry experts say properties on the market during the Autumn and Winter seasons are typically more likely to see higher demand from buyers at this time of year due to the lower stock on offer.
With the REA Group suggesting that ‘less choice this weekend is expected to help competition’, Australian Head of Real Estate, Geoff White, backed up this claim, saying the reduced competition in the market ‘might play into those vendors’ hands’.
This coming weekend, the political landscape is set to dictate the outcome on current industry policies relating to negative gearing and the capital gains tax. With the Federal election set for Saturday 18th May, Mr. White says, ‘homebuyers have not been so deterred by the political scene as investors.’ In fact, the REA Group suggests that pre-election auctions could ‘win a vote of confidence from buyers’.
Results. It’s a Fletchers thing.
#realestate #property #news
Categories: Auction Wrap

REB Top 100 Agents 2019

The REB Top 100 Agents ranking is the preeminent agent ranking in Australia. It sets the bar for excellence and has done to for many years.

The metrics used to generate the REB Top 100 Agents ranking include the number of properties sold, total dollar volume of properties sold and the average sale value.

I was thrilled to once again be named in this list – this year, at lucky Number 13!

Categories: Media