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33 MILLAR STREET, DAYLESFORD Unrenovated 1860s Miners Cottage

Bring your architect, your builder and unleash your imagination with this goldrush era cottage, centrally situated 2 blocks from bustling Vincent Street. Comprising 5 principal rooms, the home retains the hallmarks of its early origins including wide floorboards, hand sawn weatherboards and dado walls. Note: 41A Albert Street Daylesford is on a separate title with rear access and is being offered separately.

For Auction Sunday 20 October at 11.30am

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2173 BALLAN DAYLESFORD ROAD, LEONARDS HILL Five Acre Farmlet

Close to Daylesford with easy access to the Western Highway, this Lifestyle Acreage could be the ideal weekender or permanent family home. On 5 acres surrounded by lush pasture, with the Wombat State Forest as a backdrop, this 3-bedroom brick veneer is in very comfortable condition. The rich soil, in conjunction with the large outbuildings would support a wide range of enterprises.

For Sale EPR $575,000 - $625,000

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54 Piper Street Kyneton 1300 380 980

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13 MILLAR STREET DAYLESFORD First Home Buyers and Investors Take Note!

Get into the market with this low maintenance, 2 bedroom home, close to Vincent Street shopping and the Medical precinct. Quietly positioned with front and rear gardens and easy car access, the bedrooms, central living room and kitchen have a sunny orientation and the home would make an ideal weekender, B&B or permanent down-sizer, and at an affordable entry point.

For Sale $320,000 - $350,000

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99 HIGH STREET TARADALE

This attractive brick Victorian with a 1930s twist could be the ideal weekender or first home. The cosy family room, seamlessly flows into the light and bright kitchen/meals area and the central bathroom has a separate shower and bath. The 2 main bedrooms have built in robes and the 3rd bedroom could be adapted as a home office or studio. The garage and carport are useful extras as is the generous workroom and storeroom. NBN, phone, mains power and town water are at the property.

For Sale $335,000

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Robert Broadhurst 0488 300 900 | Zacton Mussared 0458 988 483


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120 Barhams Road Bullarto These results don’t just happen–they are a culmination of years of experience, a commitment to ongoing training and education and a consistent refining of the 3 main skills that vendors often look for in an agent: • The ability to follow up • Customer service • Strong negotiation skills. When we opened our doors in 2018, we made the conscious decision to be a marketing-driven business, not a market driven one (any agency can look competent when the market conditions are favourable) and we acknowledged that we’re in the service industry, not just the property industry, by employing strategies such as: • 2 week ‘preview campaigns’ prior to our properties going online

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131 Railway Road Taradale • Cost effective, targeted social media campaigns • Sunday buyer inspections to increase buyer engagement • Sunday auctions so our properties don’t conflict with other auctions or open times. • 45 minute open times • Weekly written vendor reports These are just some of our points of difference which give our vendors an ‘edge’. We are results driven. Our strategy is to get your property sold at the highest possible price, in the shortest possible time, with the least inconvenience to you. That’s our promise. This underpins what we do. Whether you’re thinking of a move, or merely curious about where you sit in the market, we would love to meet and (confidentially) discuss your future plans.

54 Piper Street Kyneton 1300 380 980


SOME OF OUR RECENT RESULTS DAYLESFORD AND KYNETON DISTRICT • 60A Drummond-Lauriston Road, Drummond: EPR $925 - $975,000 Sold Private Sale (Private Auction) $995,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 107% • Lot 2, 72 Leslies Road, Mount Franklin: EPR $560 – $600,000 Sold Private Sale $580,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 103% • 592 Yapeen-Muckleford Road, Yapeen: Asking Price $425,000 Sold Private Sale (Private Auction) $470,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 110% • 4A Trewhella Avenue, Daylesford: Asking Price $279,000 Sold Private Sale (Private Auction) $321,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 115% • 235 Main Road, Hepburn: EPR $500 - $550,000 Sold Private Sale (Private Auction) $551,750 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 102% • 44 Main Road, Hepburn: EPR $800 - $ 880,000 Sold at Auction $820,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 98% • 55 Raglan Street, Daylesford: EPR $995,000 Sold Private Sale $951,789 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 95.6% • 27 Hill Street, Daylesford: EPR $800 – 880,000 Sold at Auction $840,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 100% • 131 Railway Road, Taradale: EPR $800 - $880,000 Sold at Auction $920,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 102% • 19 Warren Street, Kyneton: EPR $600 - $660,000 Sold Prior to Auction $650,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 100% • 24 Welsh Street, Kyneton: Asking Price $530,000 Sold Private Sale $530,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: $100% • 19 Jamieson Street, Daylesford: EPR $525 - $575,000 Sold at Auction $575,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 103% • 2175 Ballan-Daylesford Road, Leonards Hill: EPR $420 - $460,000 Sold Private Sale $441,599 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 103% • 15 McMahons Road, Glenlyon: EPR $360 - $395,000 Sold Private Sale $385,000 % Recovery of Reserve Price: 101%

Robert Broadhurst 0488 300 900 | Zacton Mussared 0458 988 483


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Money with Matt

Cash rate just the key to a chain of events

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N THE first Tuesday of every month, with the exception of January, the board members of the RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia) meet to make a decision on the ‘cash rate’.

At present, the current rate sits at a flat 1 per cent, which is historically as low as this has ever been. The flow-on effect of this can be seen instantly through the Australian economy. For example, Australian home owners borrowing money for a house will rejoice at these low rates because typically, the lower the ‘cash rate’, the lower the interest rate is on their loan. This in turn means they pay less interest than they would otherwise through the course of their loan. Similarly, investors using borrowed funds to purchase an investment property are celebrating these low rates because their rental property becomes more profitable and more affordable. The flipside to these celebrations is the contrast to people with cash savings, who are hoping to earn interest from their bank. For example, a retiree wanting to invest a term deposit of $1million could attract a rate of 1.5 per cent meaning that for an entire year, they would earn $15,000. Whilst this isn’t a terrible thing, it doesn’t sound as tempting as 5 per cent (earning $50,000) which was a reality in approximately 2006/2007. As a selfconfessed ‘numbers nerd’ I find this fascinating. Although most of you will say this is technical mumbo jumbo, the reality is that the cash rate sparks a chain reaction of events that impact the vast majority of the population in one way or another. Whether you are a home owner, investor, retiree or someone with a basic bank savings account, the effects of the cash rate impact all of us!

- Matthew Richardson is a certified accountant with Cooke & Foley based in Ballarat The content expressed within Matt's column does not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of The Local Publishing Group Pty Ltd. But we do like Matt!


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DAYLESFORD & CRESWICK

DAYLESFORD 25 MILLAR STREET

CENTRALLY RENOVATED MASTERPIECE Centrally located, this beautifully extended and renovated 4/5 bedroom home sits on a large 1,000m2 block. This gorgeous home features a large light filled kitchen with SMEG appliances and bespoke timber island, connected to an open plan dining and living with north facing highlight windows and vaulted timber lined ceiling. A hallway (with a second entrance) leads to a second living space with open fireplace. There is a newly renovated central bathroom with freestanding bath and stunning leadlight window. There is a large master retreat with ensuite and WIR, plus another 3 bedrooms and a study / bedroom, as well as a separate laundry. All of this within a quiet location that’s under a 5 min walk to the Daylesford town centre.

a4 b2 c2 FOR SALE PRICE $875,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328 WHEATSHEAF 135 WALLABY ROAD

WALLABY WATERS ON 5 ACRES Sitting proudly as the centerpiece of a mostly cleared 5 acres in Wheatsheaf (just minutes to Daylesford) this home is sure to impress. The fully fenced block features 2 large dams, established gardens, chicken coop, enclosed vegetable gardens, tractor/wood shed and a 4-bay shed split into a 2-bay carport and 2 bay lockable workshop/storage. Downstairs the home offers an updated open plan kitchen, 1 bedroom with BIR, large bathroom with spa bath, separate shower and lead light window. Upstairs you’ll find a loft bedroom & 2nd bedroom, both with BIR. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the bush on the veranda perfect for outdoor entertaining! Ideal as a permanent residence, rent on the holiday accommodation market or use as a private country retreat.

a3 b1 c2

FOR SALE PRICE $655,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

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DAYLESFORD & CRESWICK

DAYLESFORD 3 MORELLA COURT

SPACIOUS MODERN HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS Located in the highest position of a private court, this meticulously presented residence soars high above the landscape to provide breathtaking views to Mount Franklin and beyond. Glowing timber floorboards, light-filled rooms, deluxe detailing and finishes throughout highlight the contemporary architecture of this wonderful property. The north facing spacious living area opens directly to a wide undercover deck, picture-perfect for private relaxation or large scale entertaining with the impressive view as a backdrop. • Large allotment 1113 sq.m. • Beautifully landscaped established gardens with water reticulation system, all weather pathways, secure fencing

a3 b2 c2 FOR SALE PRICE $880,000 CONTACT Rae Corris 0408 358 772 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

HEPBURN SPRINGS 125 MAIN ROAD VACANT ALLOTMENT IN THE HEART OF HEPBURN SPRINGS •Land size approx 600 sq.m – east/west axis •Sloping allotment – ideal for split level building design (subject to Council approval) •Adjoining and sited directly above the beautiful Mineral Springs Reserve and Hepburn Bathhouse. •Cafes, hotel, entertainment venues, stores, spa therapies and bushwalking tracks all in immediate vicinity •General Residential Zone. All services available power, town water, sewerage, natural gas, NBN

HEPBURN SPRINGS 203A MAIN ROAD FOR SALE PRICE $210,000 CONTACT Rae Corris 0408 358 772 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

BREATHTAKING VIEWS FROM THIS NORTH FACING BLOCK WITH PLANNING PERMIT •1684m2 land size zoned General Residential 1 •Water connected – town services available at the building envelope plus 2 x rain water tanks •Established brick garage, garden shed, stone walls, terracing and pathways •Current Permit for 2-bedroom contemporary residence issued June 2018

FOR SALE PRICE $260,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

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BLAMPIED 25 BRADSHAW COURT

LARGE RURAL ENTERTAINER ON APPROX. 9 ACRES Nestled in the private bush setting of Blampied this well-presented home offers the best of country living overlooking a picturesque dam. The large floorplan offers 3/4 bedrooms, with the master offering BIR’s and ensuite bathroom. The country style kitchen features granite benchtops, oak cupboards and dining space overlooking the bushland surrounds. A separate family room leads to the large lounge area. The jewel of the property is the outdoor entertaining decking overlooking the dam which can be enclosed with outdoor blinds. Shedding is in an abundance with a double car garage, high bay machinery shed and 4-bay shed with a fully lined storage workshop space.

a 4 b 2 c 10 FOR SALE PRICE $735,000 CONTACT Tom Shaw 0438 118 903 Michael DeVincentis 0417 142 152 OFFICE 43 Vincent Street, Daylesford 5348 2328

CLUNES 7 SUBURBAN STREET A PERFECT PLACE TO START. Well located in a very convenient residential area, features include 3 well sized bedrooms, spacious bathroom and separate toilet. A modern kitchen with dining area and a huge lounge & family room complete with Coonara wood heater and reverse cycle split system contribute to make this a wonderful opportunity for comfortable living. A double lock up garage, garden shed, chook pen and run and a sitting on approx 1000 square metres with a spacious and private rear yard with established gardens make this home ideal for owner occupiers and investors alike.

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FOR SALE PRICE $319,000 CONTACT Nik Bradley 0448 407 387 OFFICE 32 Albert Street, Creswick 5345 1073

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

CRESWICK 9 AYRES STREET CENTRAL CRESWICK BUILDING BLOCK WITH STUNNING VIEWS With its central location, just 400 meters to the centre of town and views over Creswick Creek is this 422m2 building block with all services immediately available. Whether you are looking at building your dream home or wanting to take advantage of the burgeoning holiday & tourism rental market in Creswick, you will not find a better positioned parcel of land this close to everything. First Home buyers can take advantage of the $20,000 regional first home buyers grant. Concept drawings are available on request.

FOR SALE PRICE $143,000 CONTACT Nik Bradley 0448 407 387 OFFICE 32 Albert Street, Creswick 5345 1073

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Biggin & Scott continue to expand

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IGGIN & Scott Daylesford continues to expand with not only the opening of its Creswick office earlier this year but also the acquisition of AAG Real Estate’s Clunes rent roll.

Biggin & Scott directors Michael DeVincentis and Tom Shaw bought the roll just this month and will be running that business from the Creswick office. “We have a new property manager, Melissa Johnson, who has been in the business over 10 years and is very experienced. She actually lived in Clunes a few years back, so knows the area very well,” Michael said. “She has a great understanding of the area and has been chatting to all the landlords, just getting to know everyone and it’s just a perfect fit. She has a natural rapport with people and is just a really great person. "We now have four full-time property managers and one assistant. Which means if anyone is away, whether they are ill or just on holidays, their work still gets done. There's no waiting for a couple of weeks for someone to get back to their desk." Michael said Alan Gay started AAG more than 10 years ago and covered Clunes, Creswick and Daylesford for some time. He was now keen to retire and “do more with Rotary and play more golf ”. “Alan came to the opening of our Creswick office and while he was there asked if we would like to buy the rent roll, offered us a good deal, and it was done. “And he will remain on board for a while to make sure his people, who have trusted him for a long time, are going into good hands – which they are.” Michael said the purchase had increased Biggin & Scott’s rental business by about 50 per cent and was the perfect fit, giving them the majority of commercial businesses in Creswick and Clunes along with others in Smeaton, Talbot and even Ullina. He said the Creswick office was running well although the year had been about setting up in the community not looking for huge profits. “We had another big capital injection to purchase this rent roll but we are spot-on where we expected we would be.”

Biggin & Scott directors Michael DeVincentis, left, and Tom Shaw at the opening of the Creswick office

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Woodend. Your lifestyle.

No hidden fees or charges guaranteed GemLife offers luxury resort-style living with world-class lifestyle facilities on your doorstep. Built with active over 50s in mind, it really is the place to live in Woodend.

The GemLife promise No entry fees, exit fees or stamp duty

Gated neighbourhood

Caravan and boat storage*

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Retain your capital gain

Pets welcome

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*Conditions apply.

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PRIVATE SALE

Daylesford 15 Bridport Street 3

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Contemporary Design and Sophistication Contemporary Design and Sophistication define all spaces of these beautifully styled three separate guest accommodations-live in one or offer all as boutique accommodation only a heartbeat from the Centre of Daylesford. Beautifully appointed throughout, accommodation no 1 offers a wide entrance hallway, large living space with an abundance of natural light, adjacent dining, stainless steel galley kitchen with direct access to the deck, master bedroom with walk in robe and a bathroom with a featured lead light window. A north facing deck perfect for entertaining runs the length of the house and looks onto a low maintenance garden. Originally part of the large main home, accommodation no 2 has its own side entrance. Perfect styling continues and comprises a bedroom, living space, kitchenette, bathroom and outdoor courtyard. To the rear of the residence is accommodation No 3, a separate studio with high pitched ceilings, parquetry floors, studio style bedroom, kitchenette and living room with bifold doors to the courtyard. With approved plans for subdivision from the main residence and plans for extending, this studio will offer the astute buyer an income or sale potential. Versatility abounds this property with Business/commercial zoning.


Price $1,049,000

Inspect By Appointment

Land Size 680m2 approx.

Contact Annette Leary 0407 917 054 Will Walton 0412 511 717


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Daylesford 46A Vincent Street North

NEW LISTING

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Hidden on a hill, a short stroll into the main street of Daylesford, “Little Chalet” has breathtaking views of Doctors Gully and beyond, making it the perfect investment or holiday home opportunity. Consisting of 2 large bedrooms, both with ensuites. Balcony, open plan kitchen, dining & living area. Glass sliding door onto the front patio, bright & sunny, west facing for the perfect sunset views & gas heating to keep you cosy. Separate laundry, 2 toilets, carport for 3 cars, enormous garage/studio, garden shed and a beautifully maintained tranquil garden, all sitting on approximately 1300m2 of land.

Price $595,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Gary Cooke 0488 547 004

Will Walton 0412 511 717

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PRIVATE SALE

Hepburn Springs 106 Main Road 3

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815m2 approx.

Sitting on a corner block this property is right in the heart of the wonderful Hepburn Springs Village. Step out to the Hepburn General Store, do a little retail therapy, settle in at one of the restaurants or cafes and indulge at the Hepburn Springs Bathhouse. This property with leased business to the front has so much to offer, further investment opportunity or live in it.

Wheatsheaf 140 Whitegum Drive 4

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This spacious home comprises of 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite, gourmet kitchen, spacious open plan living/dining with wood fire, and large north facing windows that fill the home with natural light. A second living area, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms can also be used as a separate accommodation for guests. Outside there’s a wood fired pizza oven, large entertainers’ patio, ample water storage, enormous DLUG, double carport, large dam, all in a delightful 5 acre bush setting.

Price $949,500 Inspect By Appointment

Contact Annette Leary 0407 917 054 Will Walton 0412 511 717

Price $375,000 Inspect By Appointment

PRIVATE SALE

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4.9 acres approx.

This divine 2 storey home offers 3 large bedrooms, an attic waiting to be converted, large family bathroom with claw foot bath, separate laundry, toilet, open plan kitchen, dining, sitting room and living room with large glass skylights above the central river stone fireplace. The love affair doesn’t stop there, large windows provide a light filled environment. Step out onto the large patio/alfresco dining and enjoy the gardens, dam and the sounds of the babbling creek, all on a picturesque 5 acres.

Daylesford 68 Millar Street 3

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Contact Gary Cooke 0488 547 004 Will Walton 0412 511 717

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660m2 approx.

Contemporary Design defines this beautifully appointed property at the edge of Lake Daylesford reserve. A spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living with bi-fold doors to the expansive deck offers a great lifestyle opportunity. Currently on the weekend market this three bedroom sophisticated designer home is elevated with tree top views of the reserve. This property is close to the Lake and easy walking distance to the Centre of town.

Price $749,000 Inspect By Appointment

Contact Gary Cooke 0488 547 004

PRIVATE SALE

Wheatsheaf 80 Whitegum Drive 3

4.3 acres approx.

Price $799,000 Inspect By Appointment

Contact Annette Leary 0407 917 054 Will Walton 0412 511 717


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PRIVATE SALE

Smeaton 24 Corringarra Road 3

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Clunes 79 Fairiew Road 2023m approx. 2

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6.92 acres approx.

This light & bright cottage sits on a large 1/2 acre of land. Consisting of 3 bedrooms, country kitchen with new cabinetry, living room with original lining boards, wood heater and timber flooring adding to the charm. Satellite NBN, great under cover shedding for 6 cars, workshop, garage, garden & wood shed along with original outhouse.

Set well back on the block for privacy is this sweet, well positioned home with a lovely country outlook. Light & bright living areas, currently configured as one bedroom with ensuite, can easily be converted into 2 or even 3 bedrooms. Features include: Studio & or workshop with wood heater, large dam, grey water system, established native plantings.

Price $330,000

Price $360,000

Contact Angela Flowers 0437 456 908

PRIVATE SALE

PRIVATE SALE

Clunes 37 Leslie Street 4

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Contact Angela Flowers 0437 456 908

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Clunes 104A Bailey Street 1230m2 approx.

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500m2 approx.

On a block size of 1230m2 this neat as a pin home. Freshly painted exterior, new carpet throughout, new Ultimate wood heater plus new internal blinds & drapes. The fourth bedroom/bungalow attached to the rear, includes a separate toilet. Outside, a Double Carport & Caravan port, large 9m x 8m Garage with Workshop & great access.

The cottage style home is well positioned taking advantage of trees and shrubs for shade and privacy. Refurbishment was completed recently with new stumping, wiring, plumbing, hot water service, water and sewer connections. Open kitchen/living area, bathroom with built in continental laundry.

Price $330,000

Price $235,000

NEW LISTING

Contact Angela Flowers 0437 456 908

Contact Angela Flowers 0437 456 908

Clunes 6 Smeaton Road 3

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1

1909m2 approx.

Considered one of a few properties in the town with a view over the streetscape of Clunes, this country home comprises 3 bedrooms all with built in robes, sunny and bright kitchen, and large living room. Outside has been well planned with stone walkways and a low maintenance established garden. Sundry shedding includes a fernery/potting shed, workshop and undercover walk through to the top of the block. The original features of this home give character and charm. The astute purchaser will soon transform this prime location property to a modern abode.

Price $329,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Angela Flowers 0437 456 908

Will Walton 0412 511 717


PRIVATE SALE

PRIVATE SALE

Daylesford 5 Howe Street 1

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484m2 approx. Building area 204.6m2

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Daylesford 45 Leggatt Street 3

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790m2 approx.

This 1890’s building is in a prime location. Howe Street is becoming a buzzing location, with high end restaurants, shops and accommodation. Howe Street wraps around the roundabout from the Main Street. Plenty of exposure to the passing trade. Currently 1/2 of this building is operated as a Ladies fashion shop but a keen tenant is ready to open a café/wine bar. (STCA).

The residence offers 3 spacious bedrooms, central bathroom, well-equipped kitchen that adjoins the open plan living /dining areas with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to expansive entertaining decks. Only a short stroll via the back gate leads to the Daylesford Lake path where you’ll enjoy abundant birdlife, wonderful scenery and tranquility.

Price $900,000

Price $785,000

Contact Nathan Skewes 0439 322 630

PRIVATE SALE

PRIVATE SALE

Daylesford 45 West Street 3

2

Contact Nathan Skewes 0439 322 630

Hepburn Springs 60 Main Road

2

3

6326m approx. 2

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1039m2 approx.

This amazing 3 bedroom plus study property has been recently renovated and extended and is set in extensive, yet very low maintenance, fully landscaped gardens on a large block of 1326m2. The property is perfect for entertaining and is sure to surprise and delight. Stunning views towards Wombat Hill and Mt Franklin. All this located just a 7 minute walk from the town center.

Short stroll from Hepburn Springs village, this beautiful well-presented home has been lovingly restored whilst retaining its charm. This home set on consist a central lounge room, 2 good sized bedrooms and central bathroom and laundry, great sized kitchen with gas cooking on a beautiful stove and with a Ned Kelly wood fire in the kitchen makes for a second sitting area.

Price $895,000 - $945,000

Price $320,000

Contact Nathan Skewes 0439 322 630

SOLD

Daylesford 7 Stanhope Street

SOLD

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Daylesford 10 Queensberry Street

Contact Nathan Skewes 0439 322 630

Hepburn Springs 50 Main Road

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Wheatsheaf 180 Whitegum Drive


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FOR LEASE

Daylesford 1 Leggatt Street $400 per week Bond $1,738

FOR LEASE

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FOR LEASE

Daylesford 16/34 Smith Street $385 per week Bond $1,673

Daylesford 15 Stanbridge Street $280 per week Bond $1,217

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Daylesford 22 Perrins Street $440 per week Bond $1,912

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Netball win for Daylesford real estate agent

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OR many real estate agents, Saturdays are more likely to centre around open homes or perhaps auctions but for Hocking Stuart Daylesford’s Gary Cooke, for about eight months they are all about netball.

So why the move from hospitality and his own business to real estate? “It is not that different in one day. In hospitality and my own business I am trying to sell my product and keep customers happy and hope they come back. You also build relationship with people. So now I am selling someone’s home and that is a big thing. With purchasers you make sure they have all the information and help them through the journey of buying a house, again quite an overwhelming event. “And I had done some sales prior to hospitality when I worked with Channel 10 buying and selling programs. There is a lot to learn but I have had a lot of good training on the job and much of it is common sense. It’s about how you approach people, not being in their face but being ready to hold their hand as well if that is what they need. It’s like any business, you need to read people and work out what they want. I think from years in cafes I know who needs space and who needs a more hands-on approach. What I am finding rewarding is vendors getting a sale and being happy with the process or the purchaser being able to find the right house and help them through that. It’s very rewarding and I am really enjoying it. I do miss the social side of the cafes but now I am meeting people through real estate and also seeing houses I didn’t even know existed. It’s great.”

The Hepburn netball coach has just taken all three of the club’s senior grades to the Central Highlands Football/Netball League’s grand final, with his A and C grade teams both taking out the premierships on Saturday, September 7. Asked how he felt at the end of the day Gary just offers “relieved”. “C won, B lost and then A won, so it was up, down and up again. I don’t think I want to do that again, it was emotionally exhausting, but I am so proud of the girls.” Gary, pictured above with the A Grade team, said the A Grade game was the hardest with the team down by seven goals to Springbank in the first quarter. “We had to fight back but that has been our motto throughout the year, the team that fights back. We had a couple of games against teams where we fell behind but then fought back and won. This was tough because it was the grand final. We just kept soldiering on and won by force – we always knew we could do it.” Gary started coaching Hepburn in 2009, had a three-year break from 2015 to 2017 when he was coaching state league in Melbourne and running his own successful Daylesford café, The Good Food Store, with partner Shane Phillips, but Words: Donna Kelly | Image: Alan Marini returned last year. “It was good to come back. It’s a local team, just 15 minutes from home and Hepburn is such a good club. When I came back I sorted them out a bit because they had dropped a little but it was just a case of rejigging the teams and recruiting a few new players - although most of the same players are still there - and then we had three teams in the grand final.” Gary started as a basketballer, with his dad playing for Australia, but he says while he was reasonably good at “five foot ten” by the time he was 14 there were already players pushing the six-foot mark. “When I was 15 my sister asked me to play in a mixed netball side and I was hooked. I kept playing and then when I moved to Melbourne from Shepparton I started with men’s teams and represented Victoria, coached teams and was completely addicted to netball.” Along with his local coaching Gary is often sought after by clubs and coaches for advice on training or to attend special sessions. He also gets poaching calls every year but is happy to stay with Hepburn.


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SPLENDID 9.3-hectare botanic park nestled in a small valley on the edge of the Creswick State Forest.

On first sight, as you enter this immaculate property through a shady avenue of spreading deciduous trees, you may be forgiven for thinking you had been transplanted into rural mid-west America. Not that surprising, especially as your view opens up to a panorama of tall hedges, shady, tree-filled paddocks, ranch-style post and rail fences, and the marvellous centrepiece - a large landscaped lake, featuring a small silver birch-clad island. A yearround mecca for native bird life. Waterlilies surrounding the island and shores provide shade and shelter for the marine life and floral colour throughout spring and summer. Fifteen years ago, taking inspiration from equestrian properties visited in the USA, Frank and Nola Wallis set out to establish a home to accommodate their great love of all things botanic, and for competitive equestrian daughter Rachael’s beloved horses. They now have this beautiful park-like paradise to enjoy. Even if Frank insists it’s still a work in progress. He has recently completed stoneworks around the lake shoreline and a sturdy bridge and is now looking fondly for a place for another bridge and walkway. More than 400 ornamental and deciduous trees throughout the property are bursting with new leaf and flower buds to celebrate the arrival of spring and to provide yet another coloured foliage spectacular, come next Autumn. These include birch, oaks, cedrus cedars, and various hybrid forms of acer (maple), prunus, and ornamental pear, including the spectacular Manchurian pear (pyrus ussuriensis). The homestead garden features a vegetable and cottage garden protected from the elements by several trellises of espaliered fruit trees, predominately heritage apples and pears gleaned from specialist growers. Frank is a passionate gardener/collector, always on the look-out for new and unusual plants and means of propagating and working them into his garden plan. An example of that is his group of macadamia integrafolia (Queensland nut tree), a creature of tropical rainforests, but thriving and even fruiting - and ripening prolifically here in chilly Central Victoria.

Field House is a major participant, and one of 10 magnificent gardens open to the public, in the 6th Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend open on Saturday, November 9 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, November 10, from 9am to 4pm.

The event is organised by Business & Tourism Creswick and brings together a dedicated group of amateur gardeners and creative green thumbs who open their gardens to the public just once a year. The event showcases private and well known gardens, and celebrates the skills of passionate gardeners in and around Creswick. This year there is a choice of 10 diverse and beautiful private gardens: town gardens, quirky and eclectic gardens, sustainable gardens, and large country gardens. Also visit outstanding and iconic commercial gardens and nurseries including Bells Water Gardens, Brenlissa Nursery, Creswick Nursery in Miss Northcott’s Garden, Lambley Gardens & Nursery, Maze House, Overwrought Sculpture Garden & Gallery, and Spring Park Nursery. There’s also the Creswick Garden Club’s Flower & Home Crafts Show at the Town Hall; café, community BBQ and self-guided tours around the gardens of John Curtin Aged Care; plant sales, basket weaving, displays, and much more. Tickets can be purchased on the day at the Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street. This is also the collection point for maps. EFTPOS facilities available and there are two ATMs in town. Online bookings at: www.trybooking. com/529211. Details: www.creswick.net or Facebook and Instagram: Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend.

Images: Rachael Wallis


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Land Sale - 28, 30 and 30A Leggatt Street Daylesford Suiting Investors seeking capital development in the elite Lake Daylesford tourist precinct. All fully council permitted with all services available. Magnificent home design and landscaping opportunities. Three blocks sold separately or as one development. Totalling 2,414m2, this land is the last remaining vacant allotments immediately surrounding Lake Daylesford. Pricing in the vicinity of $400,000 per block. www.lindsayhillrealestate.com.au Contact Lisa Fowler 0418 55 72 22 | Lindsay Hill 0419 557 139


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Charming 3-4 Bedroom, two-storey home set on a stunning spacious 2000m2 allotment with two road frontages right in the heart of town. Beautiful tree-lined street, just a stroll to Glenlyon General Store where you can indulge yourself with a fabulous meal, meet the locals and have the opportunity to get involved in the very active community. Two living areas, gas cooking, split system, separate garage. Perfect for the avid gardener, a blank canvas to create your dream garden with rich volcanic soil. Bus stop close by, just minutes to V/Line service, easy commute. Houses in this area are popular with both investors and those looking for a tree change. 20 Barkly Street, Glenlyon Selling Agent. Jenny Stewart M: 0408 389 071 | E: jenny@connallys.com.au www.realestate.eom.au/news/which-suburbs-are-bucking-the-downturn


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Design with Indre Kisonas

An artist in her residence When Kaye and Alan built their home less than 10 years ago the brief was to be a gallery space for Kaye, and so it is. Hanging out over a gully in Hepburn Springs, it is a pleasure to look out of, as well as in. I had chatted with Kaye a few times and thought I had a sense of who she was, but do you really ever know anybody? I don’t think you do, so when Kaye opened up her private space to me, it showed what an inspiring, creative talent Kaye is. Everywhere you look in this home there is a story attached to it. The rain chain at the front door was inspired from their trip to Japan. The front door is simply decorated with a couple of routed gum leaf shapes, evoking the natural bush setting in which it sits. Repurposed mining sieve screens make up the balustrade leading downstairs, while on the other side of the entrance sits a table runner hand-loomed by Kaye with thread, linen and shells from her travels. It echoes the colourful rug picked up on a separate journey, which then inspired her mosaic on the wall-mounted light shade. If Kaye has not made a decorative piece, she knows who did. This includes the gorgeous canvases created by her grandchildren which pick up the colours in her lounge-room setting. The bronze-backed mirror used as the kitchen splashback is repurposed from their previous business. This inspired the bronze-matte kitchen cupboards that complemented the concrete-looking kitchen drawers. Bronze and metallic touches in Kaye's pottery pieces and selected artwork pick up on the theme, to bring it through into the living area. Pottery artworks, bowls, plates and vases throughout Kaye's home shows experimentation with techniques, firings, slips and glazes. Kaye has creatively used her textile and fashion design background by using family linen as a mould for her vases. Not only in pottery has Kaye used her textile skills but an outdoor wall hanging comprised of rusted metal (that had been found on the property when building began) now includes a cobweb-like element that I couldn’t work out. Kaye had sourced some thin copper wire and knitted it. It is remarkable and I think I can say it was one of my highlights from Kaye's home. Everywhere you look the stories transpire. Colour is very dear to my heart and it was such a pleasure to see Kaye use colour so well throughout her home. There were a few coloured feature walls that were teamed with texture and natural metals. All colour and materials flowed through the home whether it was the pink lounge besides the kids' paintings with pink and aqua, flowing to an aqua feature wall holding an ancestral chest of drawers in timber, by a rug with browns that flowed to the natural-coloured laundry space. It was such a pleasure to visit with Kaye and get inspired by her relentless creativity. Inside as well as out was thought out, balanced in composition and colour with features that drew the eye and had stories to tell. Mosaics in the garden, vegie gardens and a bushfire-rated house and setting proved to be such a satisfying experience that I am indebted to Kaye and Alan for allowing me a view into their sanctuary.

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Indre Kisonas is the owner and principal designer of iok design. www.iokdesign.com.au | indre@iokdesign.com.au


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UCH has been said about Victoria’s strengthening residential property market, but what is underpinning this resurgence?

According to REIV CEO Gil King, firstly, there is renewed political stability following the state and federal elections, lending certainty to the market. Mr King also says recent Reserve Bank interest rate cuts are taking effect, and the RBA’s decision to hold rates at a record low 1.0 per cent adds to market confidence. "The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s relaxation of its loan serviceability guidelines last week should make it easier for borrowers to secure finance. "Following the market correction, REIV members say demand for property outstrips supply. These unique conditions offer benefits to both buyers and vendors." Preliminary figures from last Saturday (September 7) show a 77 per cent clearance rate across Victoria from a volume of 549 properties, compared to 63 per cent this time last year. Auction clearance rates have been above 70 per cent for the past three months, with 75, 78, 79 and 77 per cent recorded in the four weeks before the latest figures on rising volumes. Mr King said in regional Victoria, auctions were less common but were popular in some areas. There have been 1134 auctions in regional Victoria in 2019, with the most in Belmont (59), Highton (36), Geelong West (25), Newtown (21) and Mildura (25). Regional auction sales are growing fastest this year in Mildura, South Geelong, Morwell, Ararat, Lara and Warrnambool. The highest clearance rates are in Swan Hill (78.6 per cent), Mildura (73.5 per cent), and South Geelong, Lara and Highton (75 per cent each). Last month, Lara was regional Victoria’s auction hotspot, with nine half of all auction sales there this year. "With such positive fundamentals, potential vendors should consider their next move. Do your research. Check with local agents. Ask about their approach. Get appraisals from at least three competing agents. Use the REIV’s free Choose A Member service to find which local agents achieved the best results with properties like yours. "REIV’s market insights are also free and feature comprehensive, unbiased data on auction volumes, clearance rates and median prices in your neighbourhood."

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