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From the directors Dear Reader, Welcome to our November edition of Preview News. Now in its fourth edition, we would like to thank everyone out there who has given us such great feedback on Preview. Again, we would like nothing more to continue to provide you with a publication that showcases the areas’ best properties for sale and lease. The response has been amazing, even from our competitors. We have noticed a huge increase in enquiries through Preview and we are proud to have a circulation in excess of 70,000. This coupled with our new next generation website that was launched last month and that generates over 12,000 visits per month, gives our vendors and landlords the best chance at maximising their return and what we believe to be the best exposure in the market place. With spring and the Spring Racing Carnival now in full swing the buyers have come out to look at all the new homes now on the market. The sun and warmer weather is definitely here and we all know from experience that when the weather is great people always feel better and this more often than not equates to higher sale prices. The increase in buyer activity has been noticeable and our agents on the ground are saying that there has been a return to great numbers at open houses and this means good things to those currently on the market and those who are considering selling in the short term. November is traditionally a fantastic time to sell and now is the best time to talk to your local Eview area expert about the best was to maximise the sale price and rental return of your properties. We have been seeing great prices being achieved by our agents and again, many local real estate price records being smashed by Eview. October saw the famous Eview movie night reach its fifth year. This year for the first time we were proud to have three separate movie nights for our three offices. The Frankston, Narre Warren and Chelsea offices held movie nights late last month and showcased movies to over 1000 of our ‘clients for life’. What great nights they were and we thank everyone for attending and look forward to seeing you all there next year. The feedback from our three new property booklets has also been amazing. Last month we had plenty of calls and emails to our offices for these. Again we are more than happy to send these out to you. You can either call one of our offices or send an email enquiry and one of our friendly staff will send these out to you straight away. If you are out there house hunting we wish you all the best and hope that you find our current edition of Preview as exciting as we do. If you are considering, selling or renting out your property please feel free to contact us on 1300 4 EVIEW today for free friendly and professional advice.

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Market Snapshot

Your Eview representative will give you a call to organise at no cost:  POINTER BOARDS with time and address displayed for your garage sale day  ELECTRONIC LISTINGS of your forthcoming garage sale on eview.com.au which receives over 12000 visitors every month!

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contact us Web: eview.com.au Chelsea Regional Office, Sales & Rentals 436 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea 3196 Phone: 8773 1888 Fax: 9772 0198 Email: chelsea@eview.com.au Frankston Regional Office, Sales & Rentals 463 Nepean Hwy Frankston 3199 Sales Rentals: Phone: 8781 3888 Phone: 8781 3877 Fax: 9781 1547 Fax: 9781 1547 Email: news@eview.com.au Email: rentals@eview.com.au Narre Warren Regional Office (Now open) Building 2, Ground Level 30-32 Verdun Drive, Narre Warren 3805 Phone: 8781 3817 Disclaimer: Eview Real Estate Partners nor any companies of the Eview group accept any form of liability, be it contractual, tortious or otherwise, for the contents of this publication or for any consequences arising from its use or any reliance placed upon it. The information, opinions and advice contained within, are of a general nature only and may not relate to or be relevant to your particular circumstances. There are many issues involved with buying and selling real estate so it is important that you get specific advice prior to making any decisions on your next real estate transaction. All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. However we cannot guarantee its accuracy and interested persons should rely on their own enquiries. Should your home be exclusively listed with another agency, please disregard any information contained within regarding the engagement of Eview Real Estate Partners to sell your property.

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In the Spotlight Aquatech Solutions Alf Cardillo Welcome to Karcher, the largest manufacturer of cleaning equipment in Germany for 75 years, and the supplier of choice for many home owners and renovators throughout Europe. Aquatech is Victoria’s largest and longest established Karcher dealer. We specialize in distributing Karcher cleaning equipment, accessories and spare parts along with quality service and advice. Karcher offer a wide variety of cleaning equipment targeted towards the commercial cleaning and building industry, including high pressure cleaners, scrubber driers, steam cleaners, and wet and dry vacs. Aquatech is now able to offer these technologies to the Australian home owner,

builder or renovator. If you need to clean driveways, paths or decks, sweep, vacuum or scrub floors. We can offer you a more efficient method. So allow us to demonstrate how you can clean more efficiently, economically with a Karcher. Call now for an obligation free demonstration, and see the Karcher difference. Kind regards, The Aquatech team P: 03 9574 0444 Unit 2/ 891 Princess Hwy, Springvale


Property news IDEAS TO HELP YOU WHEN YOU’RE BUYING OR SELLING

7 Reasons to Save Money Before Buying a Home To most it may seem like common sense, however first time home buyers are often surprised by the total cost associated with buying their first property. Some buyers don’t realize that a lack of cash reserves can hurt their chance of getting a loan, and unfortunately it happens all the time. It is one of the most common reasons why banks decline applications and reject applicants. That’s why it’s important for future home buyers to start saving money as early on; the more you can save prior to purchase, the better. So why is this so important? Here are seven good reasons to start saving…..

1. The Building and Pest Inspection Whenever purchasing a property, it is prudent to conduct a building and pest inspection; even more so when it’s your first home. By engaging the services of a qualified and registered building and or pest inspector, you will gain firsthand information on the condition of a property, and to ensure that it does not have major structural damage or defects. The Building and Pest inspection in most instances are conducted as a condition of the sale if a private treaty negotiation takes place, or prior to a property going to public auction. Costs vary from property to property depending on the type and size of property and what you require, but normally sit around the $400 to $600 mark for both a building and pest inspection. Now I do point out the word ‘major,’ and do so in the hope that common-sense prevails when purchasing a home. Whether a home is brand new or 30 years old, in the majority of cases some minor defects will be found. Now this should not cause alarm for a potential purchaser; it is simply a ‘condition’ report on the property outlining the items that may need addressing. Obviously if there is major damage, your inspector will advise you on what should be done to rectify any problems, and then it will be up to yourself and the Contract conditions of your purchase to see whether or not to proceed with the sale. Remember a home is a home. It ages, it gets used and wear and tear occurs in all homes. Expect to do some work whenever you purchase; it’s another good reason to have some cash reserves in place to address these items when you take possession.

2. The Deposit When you purchase a home, it is likely that you will be asked for a deposit to the amount of between 5% to 10% of the purchase price. The days of the 100% no money down ended as we entered the Global Financial Crisis, and even though we have seen that lending institutions have become a little more ‘negotiable’ with their lending criteria in recent times, banks are looking at the applicants ability to save as a key requirement of the loan application.

3. Mortgage Insurance Mortgage insurance is not required by law but often is required by the money lender who is offering the mortgage. This is especially true if they are offering a mortgage to someone who has had a patchy employment record or is in a high risk group such as a pensioner. Regardless of your status, mortgage insurance is usually required when the loan amount is greater than 80% of the value of the property. The costs associated with mortgage insurance can start around 1% of the loan amount and then drop over gradually over the term of your loan. The rates for mortgage insurance are linked to how much you have borrowed as a percentage. Your mortgage insurance premiums on a property you have

mortgage at 95% are far greater than a property where you have borrowed 80%. Even more reason to save as much as you can to keep your loan to value ratio as low as possible.

4. Settlement Costs Settlement Costs are the various expenses such as Conveyance’s Fees, Transfer Fee’s, Stamp Duty Tax and other expenses associated with the purchase of your property. Conveyance’s fees vary from as little as $400 to $1000 or more depending on the property requirements and complexities. The Conveyance’s responsibility is to arrange for all the necessary paperwork and ensure transfer papers are in order for the day of settlement and property title lodgements. Some purchasers use their family solicitors to execute the exchange, while others use specialist firms in property transactions. Stamp Duty is the State Government Tax applicable to the purchase of land. For example, if your purchase is for your Principal Place of Residence in other words where you will be living and the purchase price is $400,000, then you will have a Stamp Duty Tax payable of $16,370. Should the purchase be for an investment property, then Stamp Duty Tax payable will be $19,070. Now many people complain about paying Stamp Duty and that this makes it less affordable for people to purchase property. Now to a point this is true, however, if hypothetically, the Government abolished Stamp Duty, (what a celebration we would all have!) the reality would be that the forces of Supply, Demand and affordability would still come into play, and what the most likely outcome would be is that the property purchased at $400,000 would actually increase to approximately $415,000 to $420,000. The only difference being is that the seller would ‘pocket’ the ‘Stamp Duty’ difference instead of the government.

5. Moving Expenses Unless you’re buying a house that is fully furnished, you’ll have to move some furniture in. Maybe you’ll rent a truck and load and transport it yourself, or hire a professional removalist company such as our local Andersons removalists. Either way, it’s another expense during the home buying process. You might even need to buy furniture, if the house you’re buying is larger than your current residence. It’s another reason to start saving early.

6. Home Insurance Again, it’s just one of those little extras many purchasers don’t budget for. It is highly advisable to have in place home insurance once your contract has been executed by all parties to ensure that you are protected at the outset. Although not compulsory, some sellers may not have insurance on their property. Should something unforeseeable occur from the time contracts are exchanged and settlement takes place, yes the responsibility in most cases falls with the seller to hand over the property in the state it was inspected, having your own insurance is a ‘back up’ plan for a worst case scenario should that seller fail to have appropriate cover. Your insurance broker should give you the appropriate advice and policy for your particular circumstances.

7. Expect the Unexpected The purchase of a new home is always one of fun and excitement. But it is always wisest to establish a homebuying budget for yourself, before you start looking for homes. You would do this by comparing your monthly expenses to your net monthly income (after taxes). Besides the cash reserves you have saved for the deposit and settlement costs, your ‘surplus’ disposable

funds you can comfortably allocate towards monthly repayments will determine your borrowing capacity. Add your cash reserves and you can quickly determine the price level you can commence your search for your new home. One word of advice; in 90% of cases, most buyers will purchase a home at least 5% to 10% more than their initial search price when they first start to look. It is a natural emotion that we all have, regardless of whether we are purchasing a home, car or new TV. Most people have the tendency to ‘stretch’ themselves to get the better model. Homebuyers do the exact same thing, especially when emotions come into play. So be aware, if you commence looking for a home around the $400,000 mark, you will more than likely end up purchasing a home closer to the $430,000 to $450,000. We have seen even $100,000 to $200,000 dollar increases compared to the initial enquiry range. To offset any risk and to make the purchase process as stress free as possible, always put some extra money aside. We wish you the best of luck and hope you enjoy your home hunting experience and remember to contact your local Eview Real Estate Partner representative to help you in your search for a new home or investment property. We look forward to assisting you in all your real estate needs, Manos Findikakis Director, Licensed Estate Agents preview

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residential Aspendale

$490,000 - $550,000

Bonbeach

$680,000

35B Ebb Street A stylish surprise of sophistication

60 Mernda Avenue River, Beach and Golf address!

Bringing the character and charm of weatherboard beauty into todays living lifestyle, this fantastic three bedroom single level sanctuary is a light filled all season entertainer featuring stylish sundrenched open plan living and kitchen areas that lead through to the modern, well appointed and fully renovated bathroom.

Contemporary living at its best in this stylish brand new 3 bedroom quality built townhouse set on its own street frontage opposite Patterson River Country Club and with no body corporate. It is nested within a sought after locale, just moments to all modern conveniences.

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Carrum Downs

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Frankston

$270,000 - $310,000

60 Shearwater Drive An Opportunity is Knocking Here!

1/22 Lewis Street Cosy Cottage in Frankston Central

Perfect opportunity for first home buyers or investors alike! This well presented 3 bedroom home is positioned perfectly on a 652sm (approx) corner block behind a secure and private fence line, it features: 3 bedrooms with built in robes, separate living area with floating floor boards and central main bathroom.

Situated in such a fantastic position, an easy walk to train station, Frankston shopping center, Tafe and schools is this charming 2 bedroom cottage. So neat and tidy; featuring a formal lounge with gas heating and air conditioner, separate dining room and a very neat and tidy kitchen with gas cooking.

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Frankston

$429,000 - $449,000

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Frankston

Negotiations over $310,000

53 Nursery Avenue Time to Buy

7 Jason Place PRICED TO SELL! CALL NOW!

An excellent opportunity to capitalize and add to your portfolio! With options a plenty, this potential development site (STCA) will attract those who are planning their futures with wealth creation in mind. •Approximately 930m2 of land •3 bedroom brick veneer home in good condition

Located at the bowl of a quiet court, just minutes from 129 specialty shops, cinemas, schools, parks and public transport this is the one to inspect. The perfect Investment or Family home, this lovely property on offer features: •3 Large bedrooms •Large open and light filled kitchen •2 living areas

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Arthur Proios 0414 676 641

$329,000

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Frankston

Offers invited over $549,000

28a Willis Street What a Great Spot

30 Yarram Court Make Your Move Now

Its all about location with this weatherboard gem, situated in central frankston with Rail, shops and beach nearby. Comprising; entry, spacious lounge, two double bedrooms with robes, a large kitchen, dining room with an abundance of cupboards. Outside there is a carport and shed.v

This 5 year young substantial home is set on a 665sqm ( approx) block. With great street appeal, is positioned in the Prestigious Yarram Court locale of the Whistlestop Estate. This home has all the trimmings for astute home buyers, or investors, with 4 good sized bedrooms and home office.v

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Offers invited over $397,500

Frankston

Offers invited over $359,000

11 Benong Place Its All About Family

3 Logan Street Imagine

Rediscover the pleasures of family life in this substantial quality home situated on a block of 670sqm ( approx.) in a quiet court, where the owners of 36 years have provided us a property that bristles with features. Starting with four bedrooms, or 3 plus study, walk thru robe to full ensuite.

Picture yourself owning this light and bright family home, set in a quiet street merely minutes away from excellent schooling, two major shopping centres, top golf courses & other sporting facilities, notwithstanding Frankstons pristine beach. Featuring, four generous bedrooms, with great sized new robes incl of shelving.

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Frankston

Inviting Offers Over $370,000

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Frankston

Offers Over $439,950

15 Warrain Street Original Home within the Zone!

17 Wiittenberg Avenue Entertainer’s delight...

This original brick home is located in a highly sought after pocket of Frankston within the high school zone and offers 3 bedrooms, 1 living area, small kitchen, meals area, central bathroom, low maintenance gardens a single carport & single garage. Land size approximately 587 sqm.

This home is ready for any growing family to move straight in and enjoy. Sitting on approx 653sqm land in the much sought after Lakewood area, this home is a real beauty. It features: •4 Bedrooms with mirrored BIR & ceiling fans •master with WIR & full en suite •large mirrored entrance

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Frankston

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Frankston

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25 Benanee Drive Talk about best value buying!

22 Reid Street Robinia House

This fantastic split level home offers the savvy purchaser a move in and live scenario with plenty of scope to add your personal touches! A terrific floor plan features: •3 double bedrooms inclusive of master with walk-in dressing room and full ensuite •Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and large meals area

Behind the picket fence and brick paths boarded by cottage gardens, is this quaint Victorian style period home which brings the comfort of a bygone era. Features include; •Formal lounge and dining with gas log fire •Kitchen with stainless steel oven plus cook top •Dishwasher •Breakfast bar

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Maryanne Cardillo 0418 948 287

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Frankston

Auction Saturday 12 Novemer at 11:30am

11 Corio Avenue Multiple Options, High School Zoned

13 Spring Street What A Find! Two Lots, 1 Rare Old Title In Frankston South/Central Hot Spot

When size and quality matters look no further than this beautiful home situated on approx 1238sqm of land, with a frontage of 29.26m approx & side boundary of 42.44m approx. This home will suit a large family or the astute developer / investor. There are multiple options for this property.

Amazing potential exists for the easiest of gains here. With some creative initiative utilize and restore the existing war time period stucco clad home to its former glory or look to the future and make this piece of prime real estate part of your investment plan and develop to its fullest (STCA).

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legal eagle Your Real Estate Law Update Sponsored by Lisa Davies & Associated Conveyancing

Caveat Emptor Buyer Beware! No doubt you may have heard this phrase before, it means buyer beware. In relation to purchasing property you need to make sure you are satisfied with most issues before signing a contract. Generally once a contract is signed and is unconditional it can be very difficult for you to withdraw from the transaction. The contract and section 32 vendor statement is what commences the formal relationship between a purchaser and the vendor. It sets out the roadmap for the transaction and the rules which govern your journey down that road. Here are just some of the critical elements you must remember when buying real estate. You buy as inspected As soon as the contract is in place you as a purchaser buys the property in the condition it was as at the day of the sale. If the property looks neat and tidy, then this is how it should be delivered to you on the settlement day. If the house is run down, dirty, cracks in the window and holes in the walls, then the Vendor is under no obligation to repair or clean the property. It is a term of the contract you buy the property as inspected as at the day of sale.

Suitability The section 32 Vendor Statement contains certain information about the services and planning information about the property you are buying. If it is a residential home be mindful gas and telephone utilities are not essential services and may not be connected. Also the quality of the services may not be up to scratch, such as you may need three phase power yet the property has only single phase power. If you are planning to subdivide the land at a later stage, planning matters may prevent you from doing this. It is up to you as a purchaser to make these enquiries before you sign a contract. Get help before you sign Lisa Davies & Associates can help you before you sign a contract. We can review the contract and section 32 vendor statement free of charge. If you would like to take this offer please contact us on 03 9781 7588. The advice is delivered over the phone and can provide you with peace of mind before entering signing. We can assist you with your questions so you can make informed decisions and gain a better understanding of the property purchase process. Call us today to arrange a free review, call 03 9781 7588.

Got a question Ask Lisa Best question of the month will be published Email: lisa@lisadavies.com.au

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Tips in accounting with Miranda Accounting Services

TAXATION SOLUTIONS Too many business owners fail to manage their tax position which often means they pay too much tax or unnecessarily incur fines and interest penalties. Others are operating under the wrong taxation structure which could jeopardize their eligibility for valuable capital gains tax concessions on sale. GST, BAS and income tax payments often represent some of the largest financial obligations of a business. Failing to plan for your taxation commitments can play havoc with your cash flow. Knowing the timing of and amount of future tax payments can identify likely shortfalls and lets you plan a funding strategy. It is critical that you understand, plan and manage your tax obligations. Our objective is to help clients structure

their business and tax affairs to achieve most favourable tax outcome. We are alert to our clients’ needs and take a pro-active approach to tax planning and encourage client meetings well before the end of the financial year to consider tax effective strategies including: • Legally reduce your Annual Income Tax Liability • Minimise the Capital Gains Tax Liability on Sale of Assets • Maximise the CGT and GST relief in handing over the family business

• Maximise the Tax Relief available on Retirement Most business decisions have taxation implications and we work with you to make sure you make informed business decisions. For example, we recommend you consult with us before buying or financing a vehicle for the business, restructure any business loans or sell an investment property. Call our office today and benefit from our tax knowledge and experience.

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On the grapevine

What started out 3 years ago as a personal challenge for Eview Real Estate CEO – Manos Findikakis, has quickly become a life changing experience for the many who now follow in his footsteps (literally)! Each year on the first Sunday in December, Manos and his team walk from various Eview Corporate offices to the Shrine of Remembrance. Last years event raised thousands of dollars for a local women’s group (Frankston Bag Ladies inc). It also raised public awareness to the serious illness of Breast Cancer. We usually start off at around 6am and make our way to the Shrine, last year saw around 40 attendees with most finishing the gruelling 6-7 hour walk Manos is confident this event will soon be seen as way to help local charity groups and way to highlight Eview’s commitment to local community groups. Not everyone has to finish at the Shrine, it’s a matter of doing your best. Last year we utilized a couple of Eview sponsored vehicles as support stations, It was great to have to so much support, cars were tooting their horns, lots of people asked about the walk and some even said they would participate in future events

Walk for a Cause...

To enquire about participating, either call us at Eview 8781-3888 or email us at news@eview.com.au

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Bonbeach Life Saving Club Season 2011/2012 Bonbeach Life Saving Club, Beach Reserve, Lord Weaver Grove, Bonbeach. Come to the Club and see how your whole family can be involved in LIFESAVING this summer; Nippers First Training Night - Friday 18th November 2011 – 5pm Proudly Supported by your local Eview Agent Helen Cracknell. Nippers: Nippers involves children from 5 – 14 years old in a program aiming to develop ‘little lifesavers’. Season opens Friday 18th November 2011 5pm. Call Junior Coordinator Dawn Walterfang 0417 100701 Email: yld@bonbeachlsc.com.au YIPs: Youth Involvement Program (YIPs) aims to further develop young lifesavers from 13 – 18+ by including them in senior beach activities, training and competition. Season opens Friday 18th November 2011 5pm. Call Junior Coordinator Dawn Walterfang 0417 100701 Email: yld@bonbeachlsc.com.au Patrollers If you can swim why not join our patrol team? Adult members are encouraged to become Active Patrollers by gaining a minimum of Bronze medallion. Season opens Saturday 12th November 12pm. Call Club President Mike Booker 0408 394964 / Email: president@bonbeachlsc.com.au Members & Volunteers: We welcome everyone across the ages from our community! Get involved in canteen, age managing & coaching, uniforms & gear, website, fundraising, photography, accounting, maintenance... There’s always an area that YOU can participate in. For further information on how joining Bonbeach Life Saving Club can benefit you and your community please call us, come to the registration day, and visit our website. We look forward to meeting you

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Local Sponsorships I have been active over the past few years in sponsoring local schools (Derinya), and sporting clubs. Currently I am a major sponsor of the Dolphins Junior Football Club in Overport Road and also support the nearby Overport Park Tennis Club. All of my boys have played football and tennis at these clubs, and my wife Sally is on the committee at the tennis club. The football club caters for ages up to under 16 and is also the venue for Auskick. It is a great club to be involved with and your children can make life- long friends. The clubrooms are always packed with parents & kids on Sunday nights after game day. My wife and I both play tennis on a regular basis during the week and competition on Saturday (not me I’m always working!).

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Swimming Pools are a real asset and add value to your home… but it’s time to ensure your pool is ready for the warmer weather. As temperatures increase it’s important to prepare your swimming pool. To ensure that your pool is crystal clear, inviting and a real asset to your property, here are some important tips:

• Ensure that your pool water is filled to at least the middle of the skimmer opening, allowing for proper circulation.

• Check your pump, skimmer baskets and filter. Make sure all equipment is clean and in working order.

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• Take a water sample for testing. Circulate the water for 12 to 24 hours before taking a water sample. Fill a sample bottle with your pool water, at elbow depth. Take this sample to your local pool shop for complete water analysis and advise. They’ll ensure adequate sanitiser, pH and stabilizer levels as well as filtration times. Feel free to talk to us if you need any pool or spa help Poolside Frankston Shop 1 129 Beach St Frankston Ph 9770 1225 info@poolsidefrankston.com.


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residential Frankston

Auction Saturday 3 December at 12:00pm

Frankston South

Offers invited over $520,000

19 Coogee Avenue Brand New Stunning Townhouse

36 Casurina Drive The Perfect Family Home!

This double story townhouse has its own street frontage and driveway with no common land to worry about. Downstairs comprises lounge, kitchen, study, laundry and powder room with internal access from the double remote garage. Upstairs features 3 large bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in robes.

Need space??? Then this house offers you more than enough and sooooo many choices. With multiple living zones you can add your touch to create your dream home for your growing family or provide dual living for the in-laws or adult child the possibilities are endless. Set in a lovely Frankston South location.

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Frankston

$320,000 - $340,000

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Badiha Cook 0438 352 456

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Frankston South

$740,000-$770,000

3/15 Long Street Low Maintenance, Private & Spacious

43 Mountain Avenue Enjoy The Lifestyle And Location

Located at the rear of a 3 unit complex and hidden behind private gardens is this spacious unit with an abundance of space and a generous amount of yard. Currently tenanted on a month to month basis, either investment or for yourself, either way this is a great value property in an a+ location.

Located in sought after location in Frankston South and sitting on 2/3 acres, this home will suit any growing family. It comprises of: •4 bedrooms with BIR •Separate (5th) bedroom downstairs with its own bathroom, perfect for teenagers. •Master with en suite, including spa & WIR

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Frankston South

$745,000 - $810,000

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Frankston South

Offers over $850,000

4 McComb Boulevard Indoors & Outdoors - ‘It’s Perfect for the Family’

15 Jinchilla Avenue Enjoy the Lifestyle & Location

This beautifully presented family home boasts a floor plan that achieves natural flow throughout, encouraging both inside and outside play. Tucked away behind a high privacy rendered brick fence this property offers a location perfect for bringing up a family.

Here is your chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the fresh air and open space, with those added luxuries of a pool and tennis court for the family. This home is set on approximately 2760 sqm (2/3 acre) of flat land, close to parklands, amenities and public transport.

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Frankston South

Offers over $560,000

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Langwarrin

Offers invited over $320,000

14 Woolmer Court Four Bedrooms + Three Living = Great Value

1/1 Warrenwood Place Brand new...

Situated on a corner block in the ‘Tahnee Lodge’ estate this home will appeal to large or growing families. Offering great zoning and open plan living, it comprises of: •4 bedrooms with BIRs •Master with en suite and WIR •Study with large bay window •Formal lounge •Kitchen with all modern appliances & butler’s pantry.

This stunning brand new 3 bedroom unit in Langwarrin is currently tenanted collecting $340pw/$1473pcm and located moments away from schools, shops and transport making this a great choice for your next investment. Features inc; •3 bedrooms with semi ensuite to master •Separate w/c and laundry.

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residential Langwarrin

Auction Saturday 12 November at 2:00pm

Mornington

$545,000 - $595,000

81 Edward Street Opportunies not knocking - it’s hammering!

34 Venice Street Noosa Flair Beachside

Development properties like this in such a sought after location are rare, the possibilities here are endless and available for one lucky buyer. •Multiple unit site, subdivision S.T.C.A. •One of Langwarrin’s most sought after locations •Minutes away from schools, shops & transport.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by to purchase this prime slice of real estate. Located in the prestige locale of beachside Mornington and within walking distance to white sandy beaches, main street cafes, shops, bus stops and schools. Properties like this this are rare.

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Mornington

$650,000 NEG

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Mount Eliza

Offers invited over $690,000

10 Nelson Street Beachside Makeover With Additional Easy Sub-Division Potential (Stca) 2 Street Access

101 Baden Powell Drive Opportunity Knocks

Keen on a proven and quality beachside large block & top position? Renovators, handymen, builders, investors, developers & everyone else - here’s the best current opportunity in the street if not local area for solid gains and financial security plus a vendor offering very fair & flexible on terms of sale.

Sitting on over an acre of prime real-estate this 25 sq home offers many opportunities to the buyer that is looking to the future. With Peninsula Link well on its way Mount Eliza is quickly becoming a sought after area for buyers looking for a sea change/tree change and secure a family friendly location.

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Mt Martha

$1,100,000 - $1,200,000

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Janice Dunn 0402 285 698

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Patterson lakes

$495,000- $520,000

46 Park rd Every Day Life is a walk in the Park

32/117 McLeod Rd Sensational Caribbean Lifestyle

This stunning individual design and build will captivate you. Immerse yourself into a lifestyle many can only dream about. Entertaining poolside is made so easy with a covered alfresco allowing you to take full advantage of those sultry days and balmy nights. 2 living zones and three bedrooms, this design is a triumph of style and substance.

Looking for a sea-change with breathtaking views and only 33 km to Melbourne CBD, then take a closer look at this resort style luxury 2 bedroom apartment. Securely located in an exclusive gated community just a short stroll or cruise to shops, beaches, river, transport and your own deep water floating boat mooring.

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Patterson Lakes

Lake Illawong Over 55’s Lifestyle Resort

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Patterson lakes

$890,000- $940,000

59 - 93 Gladesville Boulevard NOW AVAILABLE 2 bedroom waterfront units

6 Schooner Bay Drive Luxurious Waterfront Living

#23, 59-73 Gladesville Blvd $285,000 #8, 75-93 Gladesville Blvd $269,000 #23, 75-93 Gladesville Blvd $239,000 #25, 75-93 Gladesville Blvd $285,000

Boasting your very own boat mooring, offering easy access to Port Phillip Bay and delightful resort lifestyle just 32kms from Melbourne CBD. Open plan timber gourmet kitchen including island bench 2 separate living areas, ideal for larger families Million dollars views and easy bay access

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Retire to the Lakeside directly across from cosmopolitan Shopping, Cafes, Library, Community and Medical Centres Simone Chin

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residential Rosebud

$450,000 - $479,000

Safety Beach

$460,000 - $500,000

16 Hayes Avenue New Kitchen Makes Entertaining a Breeze

5 Sunrise close Seaside Haven

Located less than a 10 minute walk to Rosebud’s shops & best beach, this split level, character filled 4 bedroom family sized home. An ideal home for a growing family with easy walking access to the local Primary and Secondary schools.

Situated in the prestigious horizons estate in a quiet court location this seaside hideaway is approximately 500 meters to the white sands of one of the peninsulas finest beaches

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Peter Hildebrand 0407 335 841

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Safety Beach

Offers Over $390,000

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Bianca Peters 0412 929 429

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Safety Beach

$690,000 - $760,000

4 Brian St First Home Buyers/Holiday Home/Investors

16 Palm Tree Drive Exquisite home country club lifestyle

Always dreamed of owning a house within walking distance to the sea, at a very realistic price? Well this is for you! Three bedrooms, open plan living, lounge, dining area, kitchen, separate bathroom, separate laundry, undercover carport for 2 cars plus parking for 3 cars.

Spacious, stylish and designed with large open plan areas this exceptional home of around 30 squares provides quality fittings throughout such as granite bench tops, a beautifully appointed kitchen, and 100% wool carpets. Entertain or simply relax at home and feel like you’re in a holiday resort.

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Seaford

$590,000

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Seaford

Price: Offers Over $385,000

17 Levuka St Stunning, exclusive and sure to amaze

2/2 Bellevue Cresent ATTENTION FIRST HOME BUYERS, BUY NOW AND SAVE THOUSANDS ON STAMP DUTY

Stunning, exclusive and sure to amaze An absolutely stunning home in a prime location. Master bedroom with walk through robe, ceiling fan, full en-suite with excellent double shower and double vanities + upstairs attic that has been lined and insulated. Beautiful Victorian cornices and 2.7 metre ceilings throughout the home

Near completion is this Thomas Anderson designed stand alone unit on a block of two (rear unit). An ideal investment or the perfect first home. This well positioned unit is within minutes access to Eastlink Freeway, shops, public transport, schools and beautiful Bayside beaches. 2000 litre water tank. Landscaping to front garden

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$359,000 - $379,000

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Seaford

$335,000 - $360,000

6 Holroyd Street You Little Ripper!

10a Raymond Road But I Am A House!

Ideal 1st home and/or a terrific investment opportunity. Boasting 3 good sized bedrooms, a cosy front lounge, spacious renovated kitchen with ample cupboard space, meals area and a neat central bathroom. With in close proximity of numerous schools, local shops/restaurants/cafs, transport, major arterials and even the beach

Located in beachside Seaford on a low maintenance compact block of approx 320sqm is this 3 bedroom home. The rear of only 2 with no body Corporate and within a short walk to the beach and station making this a great place to live and/or an ideal investment.

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$750 per week

2/148 Barkly Street Mornington’s best kept secret

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3/143 Fortescue Avenue Modern, trendy townhouse close to the beach!

Enjoy endless harbour views from this architectural cutting edge townhouse. 3

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This is a stylish architectural designed rear unit on a block of three.

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Chelsea

$415 per week

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$360 per week

4 Malcolm Road A delight inside!

Modern 3 bedroom own street frontage unit has everything. Perfectly situated in the heart of Chelsea. Lainie Cashman

Great three bedroom family home that has had a freshen up. Comprising of master bedroom with walk in robe Lainie Cashman and ensuite. 0468 968 382

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2/48 Field Avenue This is the one you have been waiting for

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Langwarrin

Edithvale

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$260 per week

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Aspendale

$370 per week

6 Birdwood Street Old world charm

You cannot possibly go wrong with this home located only a short distance to Frankston. Lainie Cashman 0468 968 382

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4/46 Skye Road Value Packed In a lifestyle location!

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4 Meerlu Avenue Spacious 3 bedroom family home

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Market Snapshot

Ten years ago

Mount Martha 3934 M Number of houses/units 9569/1170

Highest price paid - last 12 months........................................ $4,360,000

House/unit sales - last 12 months.................................................. 391/28

Lowest price paid - last 12 months............................................. $129,000

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In 1891 the Martha Hotel, designed by architects Tappin, Gilbert and Dennehy was constructed in a Federation Queen Anne style. Today, the building now known as Mt. Martha House serves as a community centre and is Victorian Heritage listed. As the population grew, Mount Martha Post Office opened around 1902. [2] During the Second World War, Mount Martha’s Balcombe Creek camp hosted the United States Marine Corps’s 1st Marine Division in late 1942 following their involvement in the Battle of Guadalcanal. After the conclusion of the war, it was progressively relocated or demolished until [1999]. The area is now known as Balcombe Estuary and has barbecue facilities (including an open fireplace) as well as a children’s play area in the west, and residential allocations were made in the east. Also during the second world war, Mount Martha House had extensive use by the military and functioned as a Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) barracks up until 1978. Mount Martha is also home to public tennis courts, 4 football ovals and numerous grass reserves.

Mount Martha is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located 60 km south-east of Melbourne’s central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. It is located on the south-eastern shores of Port Phillip and offers a bathing beach. A boardwalk winds its way for over 5 km along the Balcombe Creek, its North beach mouth to the Briars Historic Park. The suburb’s highest point bears the area’s name and reaches 160 m (540 ft). The peak was named after Martha Lonsdale, the wife of a captain in the Royal Navy. It marks the start of the Selwyn fault, a geological formation which runs to the eastern Dandenong Ranges. Mount Martha has its roots dating back to the 1840s when the township’s major role was that of farming. The Briars Homestead in the town’s East was constructed from 1848 to 1851 and was used by Alexander Balcombe until 1876 as he farmed the land surrounding it and tended to 100 acres (0.40 km2) of vineyards. The homestead was named after the lodging of the same name in Saint Helena, and today contains several historical

A review of some market indicators shows that a lot has changed in the past decade. In the June quarter this year the median Melbourne house price was $590,000, which is 103 per cent higher than the $291,000 recorded in the June quarter 2001. A decade ago the stamp duty payable was $13,120, which is 132 per cent less than the $30,470 that was payable on the median house if purchased in the June quarter this year. Unlike a decade ago, first home buyers can now benefit from a 20 per cent reduction on this bill for most homes. However the First Home Owner’s Grant was valued at $7,000 in 2001 and is still valued at $7,000. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average home loan to a non-first home buyer was $291,200 in June this year, 99 per cent more than the $146,500 recorded in June 2001. The median price of a house in Toorak was $2,175,000 in the June quarter this year, 105 per cent higher than the $1,062,500 in the June quarter a decade ago. In more affordable Broadmeadows the median was $370,500 in this year’s June quarter, a substantial

219 per cent higher than the $116,000 in the June quarter 2001. This is indicative of a trend that has seen the more affordable suburbs increase in value more rapidly. And finally, in the City of Ballarat the median house price has increased by 122 per cent from $130,000 a decade ago to $288,500 in the most recent June quarter.

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Team eview Sales Results September results Kelso Street

Frankston

$127,000

Excelsior Drive

Frankston North

$285,000

Reece Court

Carrum Downs

$365,000

Oasis Court

Patterson Lakes

$365,000

Bartlett Street

Frankston South

$635,000

Luke Court

Frankston South

$595,000

Warrandyte Road

Langwarrin

$300,000

Coleman Court

Dandenong South

$360,000

Eumeralla Grove

Mount Eliza

$717,000

Courageous Court

Frankston

$473,000

Crenada Close

Langwarrin

$612,000

Scrubwren Drive

Williams Landing

$175,000

Alder Court

Frankston North

$255,000

Wattlebird Way

Healesville

$560,000

Kars Street

Frankston

$300,000

Nepean Highway

Frankston

Iluka Avenue

Aspendale

$595,000

Arrunga Court

Patterson Lakes

$472,000

Pericoe Street

Frankston

$321,000

Nareen Court

Frankston South

$600,000

Naples Street

Mornington

$800,000

Mitic Court

Frankston South

$515,000

Golconda Avenue

Frankston

$305,000

Watkins Crescent

Mount Evelyn

$420,000

Ocean Grove

Mornington

Golf Links Road

Frankston

Ullara Court

Frankston

$388,500

Appleberry Avenue

Langwarrin

$750,000

Barkly Street

Mornington

$905,000

Gowrie Avenue

Frankston South

$443,000

Kippenross Drive

Narre Warren South

$470,000

Jacana St

Mornington

$370,000

Cliveden Close

Narre Warren South

$340,000

Towerhill Road

Frankston

$445,750

Yardley Court

Frankston

$380,000

Ramblers Road

Portarlington

$775,000

Scrubwren Drive

Williams Landing

$175,000

Daymar Drive

Mooroolbark

$390,000

Grevillea Road

Langwarrin

$500,000

Canadian Bay Road

Mount Eliza

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