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P R OPERT Y / HO ME / L IVING

YOUR FIRST HOME

The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is designed to get you into your first home. Page 5

LIVING echorealty doing property differently

LIVING COOL

Stay cool without blowing out your electricity bill with these energy saving tips. Page 4

SUMMER MOVIES

Need something to do with the kids? FREE movies and pizza! Page 7

A home OF YOUR OWN Architecturally designed luxury apartment situated in a prime location in Yagoona. Page 4

ECHO LIVING MAGAZINE / ECHOREALTY

a division of Evolve Housing

January 2020 SUMMER


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ECHO LIVING

LIVING ECHOREALTY magazine

CONTENT

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STAYING COOL Stay cool without blowing out your electricity bill.

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SPOTLIGHT ON YAGOONA Designer luxury at affordable prices in a prime location in Yagoona.

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MODERN LIVING IN EPPING Apartment living and a short walk to shops, transport and eateries.

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GO! GRANTS Encourage your kids to get off the computer and out moving their bodies with Go! Grants.

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MOVIE SESSIONS Enjoy FREE movies with the kids in the last week of the summer school holidays.

THANK YOU EchoRealty would like to acknowledge and thank our partners who help deliver affordable housing: First State Super, Altis, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Willoughby City Council, Parramatta City Council, Centennial Property Group, Liby Australia Pty Ltd, HLWZ Developments Pty Ltd.

Did you know? Do you know how to request repairs or maintenance for your rental property? Please contact your property manager directly, call 1800 693 246 or email info@echorealty.com.au with your repair request. For after hours repair requests ONLY, please contact Willowdene Constructions on 0438 684 893 or 0434 433 145 for urgent maintenance. Please note that if the repair is not deemed urgent by EchoRealty, you will be charged the invoice. For further information about urgent and non-urgent repairs, please visit https://www.echorealty.com.au/tenants/all-about-repairs/

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PROPERTY LISTINGS Our summer-list of available properties.

BUSHFIRE SUPPORT Our thoughts are with all those who are affected by the ongoing bushfire crisis. If you or someone you know needs support during this difficult time, please visit the Service NSW website for a list of services available for those living in bushfire affected communities:Â https://service.nsw.gov.au


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HI, Welcome to the first ever edition of Echo LIVING.

We will use this magazine to share information about events and programs that are available to you as an EchoRealty resident. There is also a listing of some of our current available properties on the back page in case you are planning to move suburbs or have a friend or family member who may be interested in accessing affordable housing. EchoRealty is an award winning profit-for-purpose real estate agency specialising in affordable property management. We currently manage more than 1,200 affordable properties and our team has over 50 years’ experience in real estate. Our goal is to deliver excellent property management services and quality homes that are priced affordably

CHARLIE SOUMA Senior Manager

so that you can meet your living costs without financial stress and save for the future. We are always working to improve our service and make our residents happy, so if you have any queries or concerns that we may be able to help you with, please feel free to contact us on 1800 693 246 or info@echorealty.com.au

EchoRealty’s Charlie Souma received the 2019 Inspirational Team Member award from the Australasian Housing Institute.


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YAGOONA NSW

DESIGNER LUXURY LG03/417–423 Hume Highway, Yagoona Apartment: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space Rent: $400 per week Available 19 Jan 2020 This architecturally designed luxury apartment is situated in a prime location in Yagoona. It includes ultra-modern kitchen design and stainless steel appliances including gas cooking and stone bench tops, spacious living and dining area with floorboards throughout, split system air conditioning to the living area, built in robes, a modern bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles, an internal laundry, spacious private balcony and security intercom. See: http://bit.ly/echorealty-on-realestate

LIVING COOL

Temperatures have already soared to a record-breaking 48 degrees in some parts of Australia this year, and with another month and a half of summer left, we’re bound to see more hot days ahead. Stay cool without blowing out your electricity bill with these energy saving tips. Try these cost saving tips: •

Prevent heat from getting into your house by keeping windows, doors, curtains and blinds closed during the day. When the temperature drops in the early evening, you can open them back up to naturally cool your house. Did you know that using electrical appliances and lighting can make your home hotter? Try to limit your use of ovens, computers, televisions and washing machines to the morning or evening and don’t leave them switched on and running idle during the day. This


EPPING NSW

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Car Space

will have the added bonus of saving some electricity and reducing your power bill. •

Try to opt for LED light globes over older style globes such as halogen and incandescent light bulbs — LEDs emit less heat, use less energy and last 5–10 times longer, which will result in longterm cost savings.

Use fans rather than air conditioning where possible, as they use significantly less energy. When you do feel the need to use the air conditioner, resist the temptation to set it to the lowest temperature possible – opting for a temperature setting that is even one degree Celsius higher could use 5–10% less energy.

Plan to do chores and physical activity in the morning or afternoon, and take it easy in the middle of hot days! You could also consider going out to the movies or local shops to take advantage of their air conditioning.

For more energy saving tips for summer, visit: https://www.energy.gov.au/household-guides/summer

purchase your first home Do you want to purchase your first home but haven’t quite saved enough for a full deposit? You may be eligible for the Australian Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. The scheme provides a guarantee that allows eligible first home buyers on low and middle incomes to purchase a house with a deposit of as little as five percent. For more information and to see if you’re eligible, visit https://nhfic.gov.au/what-we-do/fhlds.

MODERN LIVING 327/1 Cliff Road, Epping Apartment: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space Rent: $480 per week Available 17 Jan 2020 This apartment is located a short walk from shops, transport and eateries. Features include open plan living, lightfilled spaces, laminate timber floors throughout, modern kitchens with stone benches, Miele Appliances and gas cook tops, built-in wardrobes, ducted air conditioning, internal laundries with dryers, modern bathroom, spacious balconies with gas BBQ points, secure parking and intercom/lift access, external communal gardens and entertainment areas. See: http://bit.ly/echorealty-on-realestate


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Go! Grants Programs/events

Encourage your kids to get off the computer and out moving their bodies with Go! Grants. We are offering a limited number of Go! Grants to eligible residents to cover the cost of kids’ sporting fees. The grant provides up to $350 per household annually for two years, and can be used to fund any sport or physical activity class (including equipment used for the class) for residents aged 18 years and younger. To apply or for more information, email community@evolvehousing.com.au or call 1800 693 865.


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SUMMER SESSION

LOOKING for something to do with the kids in the last week of the summer school holidays? Bring the family and join us for a movie. Plus FREE pizza to keep your family fed and happy. To register, visit: https://evolvehousing.com.au/whats-on

Wentworthville session

Yagoona session

Join us for a screening of the movie

Join us for a screening of the

Toy Story 4 from 1pm and

movie Bumblebee from 5pm.

Aquaman from 3.30pm.

When: Friday 24 January,

When: Thursday 23 January,

5pm–8.30pm

1pm–5.30pm

Where: 176d Cooper Road,

Where: Wentworthville Community

Yagoona

Centre, Banksia Room, 2 Lane Street, Wentworthville


available Properties

FOR ALL CURRENT LISTINGS PLEASE SEE: realestate.com.au

9/399 Victoria Road, Rydalmere

1016/45 Macquarie Street, Parramatta

601/1–39 Lord Sheffield Circuit, Penrith

Unit: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom Rent: $280 per week Available now Nestled quietly in the heart of Rydalmere, these split level apartments are offering peaceful, quiet and comfortable living. Features: tiled flooring, internal laundry, mirrored built-in wardrobes, security intercom and CCTV.

Apartment: studio, 1 bathroom Rent: $358 per week Available now This studio apartment is fully selfcontained with a fridge, dishwasher, gas cooktop, microwave, front loader washer, dryer, carpeted throughout with floor to ceiling windows and plenty of storage space available. Residents may also have access to resort style facilities including a 24-hour gym, spa and pool, library and theatre room for up to 26 people.

Apartment: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space Rent: $337 per week Available now Near new and bathed in natural light, this affordable apartment offers the chance to live in the highly sought after Thornton Estate. The apartment features tiled flooring, floor to ceiling windows, a generous balcony and a gourmet kitchen with gas cook top and stone bench tops.

21 Cooee Avenue, Glenmore Park

39/7-9 Devitt Street, Blacktown Apartment: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space Rent: $292 per week Available now — basement car park for one car and lift access.

Unit: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space Rent: $298 – $318 per week Available now Features include modern kitchen with stone bench tops and dishwasher, ensuite to main bedroom, modern bathroom, internal laundry with dryer, split system air conditioning, built in wardrobes, balcony and basement parking with remote access.

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2020 January ECHO LIVING magazine  

EchoRealty is an award winning profit-for-purpose real estate agency specialising in affordable property management.

2020 January ECHO LIVING magazine  

EchoRealty is an award winning profit-for-purpose real estate agency specialising in affordable property management.