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Autumn 2021

Make the right move. View Property Magazine

Australia


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Get a buyer mindset

04 Does the dream still exist?

06 On location: Lakes Entrance, VIC VIEW editor: Lyn Cox E. lcox@remax.com.au M. +61 418 793 096

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Simple upgrades to transform a home

VIEW editorial assistant: Jennifer Kent VIEW design: Expressway Studio VIEW production coordinator: Jasmine Burn E. jburn@remax.com.au

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Is this the year?

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Opportunity on the commercial scene

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Trending now in our homes

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On location: Springfield, QLD

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Through buyers’ eyes

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Checklist – open homes

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What comes first?

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Property advertising pages 16 to 46

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All I want for winter

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Dive right in

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Home is where the hearth is

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Property remains a safe investment

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On location: Cannington, WA

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Just a garage

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Ask an agent

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Preparing your home for pup

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Destination - global: Argentina

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Take five

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Get a buyer From renter to homeowner. What does it mean to make the decision, to take the big step…? A prospective tenant, a young man really keen to secure a rental property, once said to a property manager, “Would it help if I prepay six months of rent right now?” The property rented for $500 a week, which means the renter clearly had $12,000 he could put towards a deposit. After a few more questions, the property manager introduced the renter to two colleagues: a finance broker and a sales agent. The renter had always hoped to be a future buyer. The future just came sooner than he had thought. Two important things contributed to this. One was that the finance broker was able to demonstrate a range of borrowing options. The other was that he could set the renter on a path to his financial goal of having the deposit. The agent helped him

mindset fine-tune his property search and expectations, and he was quickly on the way towards paying his mortgage rather than that of his landlord.

Taking steps toward home ownership can be as simple as changing a mindset. 1. What is your financial situation? Once you know your current financial situation, you are better equipped to make the best-informed decision moving forward.

2. Shift your mindset to becoming a homeowner when your current lease ends. With historic low interest rates, buying is actually cheaper in many areas than renting. Research all potential areas where you might buy and live, not just the ones you are familiar with. Once you realise that home ownership is an option, you will have a more positive attitude that just might makes things happen.

How much you need for a deposit depends on the lender and their lending criteria. Some lenders may let you borrow 90-95% of your home’s value, so you may only need to save a 5% deposit. That could be as little as $25,000 for a property worth $500,000. Other lenders may have other criteria and demand more.

3. Have a goal

Put money aside while you are renting - a goal in itself - so you might become a homeowner once that lease ends.

4. Know what assistance is available Be familiar with all the grants, schemes and incentives available, especially if you are a first-time buyer.

6. Locating the right property Finding the right property can be a challenge but with people like the sales agent, the finance broker and the property manager on your team, plus your own research, the right property for you will turn up. With your finance pre-approved, you will be a good position to act quickly.

Tips on good prospects • Properties in ‘next street/suburb out’ that still have good access to facilities. • Properties that have gone under contract but have come back on the market. • Well-maintained, but tired properties that may have been on the market for a while. • Properties that may need a bit of work provided that they give the location, more space, more yard etc that you want.

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dream still exist? Does the

In New Zealand, it’s the Great Kiwi Dream: the bach, the boat and the BMW, with the ‘three Bs’ an accepted stereotypical view particularly of why Kiwis go into business and what they expect to get out of it

Are those dreams fading? In November last year, ME Bank released new research looking at the pandemic’s economic impact on the younger generation. Almost seven in 10 young Australians believed that owning a home is increasingly impossible to achieve and that owning a dream home, finding a dream job, and retiring at or before the age of 65 is harder to achieve for their generation. Prior to last year, there had been a slow but discernible shift happening in Australia. We were doing more travel overseas and the most travelled were aged 30 to 34. In fact, 25 to 34-year-olds took almost the same number of overseas trips in 2019 as all Australians took in 1990.

Which country’s inhabitants most aspire to home ownership?

Great Australian Dream

A Google search brought up a 2019 list of countries by home ownership rate, the ratio of owner-occupied units to total residential units in a specified area, which was not exactly the question asked.

‘The dream’ stems from a belief that home ownership can lead to a better life and is an expression of success and security. Once upon a time it was only about home ownership, but our goals kept expanding. A home. A family. Steady employment, and a comfortable retirement.

The first ten on the list were Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Singapore, Cuba, Lithuania, Croatia, China, North Macedonia, Nepal. At 41, Australia was sandwiched between Canada and the United States. New Zealand was 46th.

According to a finder.com.au survey, many of us think we’ve made it financially if we have paid off our house, have a healthy stash of super and take an overseas holiday every year (it obviously wasn’t a 2020 survey!).

THE NEW ENTRY IN THE INVESTOR DEMOGRAPHIC

‘livevestor’

Buyers who use government stimulus to secure their first home based on its long-term investment potential rather than being seen as their long-term home.

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The great Australian dream for many millennials had become, through both desire and necessity, the ability to travel widely and live and work anywhere rather than a big house and backyard. Then along came COVID and stymied that dream.

Could rentvesting be the new dream? Has the new dream for today’s generation become more practical, aligned with a stable income, good health and paying bills on time? Buying your first house and not actually living in it is emerging as an effective way for young Australians to get a foothold on the property ladder. Rentvesting is about buying where you can afford and renting where you choose to live. If you live in your own home, your loan repayments go towards paying down your debt.


There is no assistance in the form of tax benefits, depreciation, or rental income that helps pay down that mortgage quicker. Sure, as a rentvester, you have to rent somewhere other than your place, but, along with the tax benefits, the property can be bought without any emotional attachment to living there, which tends to lead the rentvester to more affordable buys. With interest rates at record lows, there is potential for even first-time buyers to secure cash-flow positive properties. The key is in finding where land values are likely to appreciate. Look at employment rates, where the government is putting in infrastructure, check schools and transport, all of which point to a good investment opportunity and are appealing to renters. So, ‘the dream’ may no longer relate to owning one property and living in it for the rest of your life. It appears that rentvesting is allowing young people to live the lifestyle they want while building financial security through property investment.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going Young Australians are looking beyond the doom and gloom, are setting their sights high and looking for ways to improve their financial futures. Incentives and subsidies have been introduced for first home buyers to assist them to enter the property market. While travelling overseas may still be on hold, there is no reason to put saving for a house deposit on the backburner. Rather than lose hope in home ownership, it is time to reassess goals, upskill the management of personal finances and seek support when you need it through the myriad of resources available to you, including real estate and financial professionals. Don’t slot yourself in the pessimistic percentage that thinks owning property is unlikely.

CONSIDER THIS… The Great Australian Dream The roots of the original Australian Dream go back to the early colonial Australian settlers. It evolved after WWII but was popularised in the 1950’s and 60’s when Australia enjoyed a baby boom, low unemployment and general prosperity.

The Original Dream The central part of the Australian dream revolves around home ownership. The keys to your own home were a sign of success – and security.

The New Australian Dream The Australian Dream is alive and well, but it has had to evolve. The new generations of buyers are changing what they are looking for. A house with a large backyard and pool may no longer be achievable so they are shopping smarter, with more refined expectations. Smaller properties, townhouses, apartments, shared outside space, communal pools, shared houses and buying ‘further out’ are all on the table. How homes interact with the environment is important, with energy efficiency, recycling and environmentally friendly materials highly rated.

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Lakes Entrance, Victoria

A few hours east of Melbourne is the beautiful coastal town of Lakes Entrance, a fishing port and seaside resort destination opens to the largest network of inland waterways in Australia. The slower coastal-paced lifestyle is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. It is a safe and welcoming place. The climate is good year-round. Inspiring views are on offer everywhere, and there’s a bit of everything to enjoy – the coast, the lakes, the mountains and the bush. Lakes Entrance is popular with young families and retirees who enjoy the peace and tranquility of the natural environment. Affordable housing and a strong sense of community make it popular to call home.

MARKET SNAPSHOT (Current as of 12 January 2021 September 2020 data)

Population 4.8K

Up 2.5% over the last 5 years

31% Renters 69% Owner occupiers Median house price $338,000 House prices

– increased over last 12 months

Median unit price $215,000 Unit prices

- slight decrease over last 12 months

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“Housing prices are much more affordable compared to homes in the city, with stunning properties offering ocean views for a fraction of the price. Those people buying in Lakes Entrance are not just buying a house, they are buying a lifestyle.” – Monja Schoeman, RE/MAX Genesis

Take an (extra) long weekend and experience Lakes Entrance... Day 1: Aquatic-based leisure makes the most of the abundant waterways surrounding Lakes Entrance with water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding; enjoy a swim at Main Beach; explore the many marinas and jetties along the extensive lake coastline; or take a blissful cruise along the Gippsland Lakes. Day 2: Head off on an easy 45-minute drive from Lakes Entrance. Take a trip to Buchan Caves Reserve to see the amazing limestone creation, carved over 400 million years ago. Along the way, enjoy breakfast or lunch at the wineries. Day 3: Enjoy an unforgettable camel ride experience along the stunning Ninety Mile Beach. Or, for something a little more fast-paced, why not glide along the beaches on a state-of-the-art Segway machine? Day 4: Visit the nearby village of Metung. Known for its nature walks, fishing, boating and cruising, it is a lovely relaxing village to take in. Walk along the newly-added Metung Boardwalk, running along the edge of Bancroft Bay.


Simple upgrades

TO TRANSFORM A HOME

Clean and declutter Stuff… we always seem to accumulate so much stuff! And if you are not regularly sorting through what you have, this ‘stuff’ can quickly take over your home. If you can, try and be brutal with what you keep. If you don’t love it, use it or need it, should it really be in your home taking up space? The less clutter you have, the easier your home is to keep clean, and the more pleasant it will feel.

Paint and dress Paint – the go-to instant updater. A fresh coat does wonders for a home, both internally and externally. This goes for furniture too.

Update handles and small features There have been many trends in fixtures and fittings over the years and if your cupboards are looking dated, simply replacing the handles can overhaul the look.

Lighting

When it comes time for a house refresh, chances are that you have been thinking of, dreaming about, and maybe even planning what to do for a long time, which is probably a good thing, as off-the-cuff design decisions are often not the best ones. One wellness trend that has truly stood the test of time is the white kitchen. Simple and elegant, the popularity of the style actually dates to the early 1900s. The reason? Creating a sterile, clean environment. If you are considering creating appeal with a ‘wellness trend’ think carefully about how they will be received, either by yourself (you may love it now, but will you still in six months?), your tenants or future buyers. There are a few past ‘wellness’ trends you might like to avoid. The 19th century saw quite a few such trends introduced, but, unlike the appeal of the white kitchen, they didn’t stick around too long. Blue tinted windows were one fad thought to improve the overall health of people. It lasted little more than a couple years before it was debunked by scientists. Circular structures were a design also thought to provide a healthier lifestyle in the home. Why? It was believed they created more airflow through the home. But the challenges from a practical building perspective of circular designs led to octagonal builds increasing in popularity. These days, square or rectangular home layouts are far more the norm. If you are planning on improving your home, best to stick with simple and effective improvements that will make all the right impressions. Budgets, time constraints and accessibility do not always lend themselves to large scale renovations. Sometimes simplicity is best. Whether getting your property ready to rent or sell, or for your own enjoyment of living, there are upgrades that you can carry out yourself.

Updating aged lighting and fixtures can instantly modernise the look of a property. You can pick up relatively inexpensive and stylish downlights from any local hardware store, for example – but ensure you hire a licensed electrician to install them.

Updating appliances Over time, electrical appliances such as dishwashers, ovens and microwaves may look worn; or even become an eye-sore, not to mention less efficient. Mismatching appliances can also detract from the overall look. These days there are plenty of options available in colours and finishes, and you can even extend this to fixtures and fittings.

Update the dated splashback If the kitchen or laundry is looking a little drab, before you reach for the tools to rip off those old tiles, there are plenty of products on the market to simply update what is currently there. Tile paint and stick-on tiles are a simple way of covering an unloved look.

Tidy the front of the home While it may take a little bit of elbow grease, tidying the front of the home can do wonders for increasing the street appeal. Trim trees and plants, layer some fresh mulch, tidy up edges and pavers, and straighten up the letterbox.

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By Lyn Cox

Is this the year to allow emotion into

decision-mak Who didn’t feel sorry for the tourism sector in 2020? They were hit pretty hard, from the humblest of camping grounds to the luxury waterfront residences, from world-wide high end adventure tours to exotic overseas island destinations. Most of us would love to get back out there, but this year it appears we are prepared to look at planning time away from home a bit differently. Pre-COVID or now, most of us would love to get away several times a year but it is usually hard to justify the spend. Are you someone who has

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always gazed longingly at real estate agency windows and collected all the brochures every time you’re away from home? Of course, it would be much easier if you owned your own holiday home, wouldn’t it?

What if you own a holiday home? You have a place to go - take that flight, road trip or train journey - to somewhere other than your primary residence. For you, it’s no longer a pipe dream.

A holiday home is formally defined as ‘a building or piece of property used as a secondary residence for vacation purposes.’ Sounds awfully boring, doesn’t it!

This year we are told that many of us are looking to combine working remotely within a holiday environment, with Zoom or similar our meeting room; and taking longer holidays to explore the surroundings outside working hours.

Also known as a shack (often by South Australians and Tasmanians), a bach (by New Zealanders), a weekender, a cabin, a villa, a summer house, or perhaps a bothy, which is commonly left unlocked in Scotland and available for anyone to use free of charge. Let’s assume we want a holiday, need a holiday, but we can’t get on a plane and travel overseas. However, we can do domestic travel, whether that be by air, road, or train.

Agents are noticing increased interest in holiday home purchases. Perhaps the working-from-home scenario will stamp 2021 as the year of the rise in holiday home sales. It is also possibly a year where our lifestyle has become more important to us and we’ll allow a little more emotion into our decision-making when it comes to property investment.


MATT ROFFE, RE/MAX KRG

What features would you look for in a holiday home? As with any real estate investment, I’d be looking for something with an upside. Holiday homes are often viewed as a luxury purchase made with a focal point on lifestyle. I would shift the focus towards income.

king? We may accept that buying a holiday home may make both emotional and commercial sense. We may buy for our lifestyle – the regular weekend getaways with family and friends and welcome the rental returns for part of the year as a bonus. What we want out of our holidays is personal but when investing in a holiday home, it is generally recommended to choose a location that is well-placed in relation to a good store of useful and popular amenities. For example, a top holiday home choice will be near features such as restaurants, shopping centres, tourist spots and great views. Being no more than a couple of hours drive from a major town or city, or close to an airport, will tick boxes. There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying a holiday home because it is just right for you personally if it still fits with your financial goals. And there is nothing wrong with buying

an amazing property in a beautiful location and forgetting about whether it pays for itself or not, if you can afford it! I live in an area that ticks all the boxes for a holiday home – walk to beach, walk to shops and restaurants, even public transport within a few minutes’ walk if you want to go further afield. Then there are the golf courses, parks and waterways. The house next door recently became short term rental (STR) accommodation after almost a decade as a long-term renter. The reason? The family, who live about 115 kilometres or a one-and-a-half-hour drive away, decided they wanted to make use of what was once their primary residence as their own holiday home. In the first four months as STR, they visited at least three times, staying one or two weeks at a time – and for the rest of the time it was a revolving door of short-stay holiday makers. To the credit of the owners and the STR company that manages the property, it has created relatively limited disturbance to our lifestyle. In the past three months, almost one property a week has been snapped up quickly within five or six kilometres north and south of me. A good number of these have been purchased for holiday homes by people, who I think, are buying with their hearts as well as their heads.

With the rise of Stayz and Airbnb, plenty of holiday homes have been more profitable than regular investments in the past 12 months. People looking to get away have been visiting country and coastal towns in droves. If you are looking to buy a holiday home, buy somewhere no more than a few hours’ drive of a major city or hub. Within Sydney, two hours’ drive in every direction offers lifestyle options, be it coast, vineyards, mountains or bush, to suit every purchase budget. Being two hours away allows people to come for the weekend, short stay or holiday. It also prompts you to finish work on a Friday and be ‘home away from home’ in time for dinner.

If you could buy totally with your heart, where and what would you buy? Las Vegas. Need I elaborate? Whenever I visit, I am always amazed at the houses that money can buy in Las Vegas. Who wouldn’t want a mega mansion in the Las Vegas desert? Flights are cheap and restaurants are second to none. With a purchase price of approx. $1,000,000 - $1,250,000 AUD, Airbnb returns are anywhere from $1000 per night. Not bad for the air-conditioned capital of the world.

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OPPORTUNITY ON THE

By Jennifer E Kent

Commercialscene

I posed a few questions. What is the make-up of your buyers? The main buyers we are seeing at present are owner occupiers and investors who are looking for distressed stock.  Given that Australia has been minimally impacted by the pandemic compared to the rest of the world, can you see commercial real estate here being increasingly attractive to overseas investors? Yes, as interest rates are so low. Return on investment is the driver for investors to park money.

Businesses have had to adapt, pivot, even re-invent themselves over the past twelve months as a result of lockdowns, restrictions and economic changes.

Some businesses have felt the challenges more so than others – for example, our retail and hospitality industries were particularly hard hit – but there’s no doubting that all types of business (and people, for that matter) have been in some way impacted.

Boutique and ‘lifestyle’ businesses, such as craft brewing, coffee roasters and specialty bakeries are on the increase. Many have successfully adapted their business models to use their premises more effectively, even considering alternative locations to set up shop.

Through the challenges of it all, some businesses have thrived by taking the opportunity to change and adapt. The way in which workspaces and workplaces are being used has changed. Office design is predicted to change due to social distancing requirements, even when they are not so strict. More meeting rooms will come well-equipped with video functionality.

Investment in life sciences, which relates to the pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical technology industries, is tipped to grow this year. Other medical-related investments also likely to see continued interest from investors include hospitals and medical centres. 

We might see more interest in suburban office spaces this year, with people preferring to stay closer to home but still in a work environment where they can interact and be part of a workplace culture. One outcome may be an increasing demand for commercial property in regional areas.

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RE/MAX KRG and RE/MAX Commercial Alliances’ Garry Kelly of Canada Bay, in Sydney’s innerwest, has seen first-hand how businesses have adapted and embraced the need for change in an ever-evolving economic landscape and says businesses that were successful in growing through challenging times are set on a path to future growth and profitability.

Are you finding the way in which businesses use their space to be changing? Yes, throughout COVID particularly, I saw a lot of businesses re-inventing themselves in order to grow and to pivot their businesses to remain competitive. For example, a local cafe added upmarket deli items and reduced seating, hence reducing labour costs and increasing their profits.  Have you found there to be a particular interest in certain types of property from certain tenants?  Most tenants want to be positioned in high traffic areas, particularly in strip shopping scenarios. Have you found there has been a particular demand for certain types of commercial space, particularly retail and office space? Over the last six months we have seen an increase in interest for shopfronts for food outlets. There has also been demand for office space as businesses adapt to new social distancing requirements. As some businesses grew, more office space was required. Australian CBDs were hit hard during COVID-19 lockdowns, as office workers remained locked out of city workplaces and international students vacated university hubs. What do you think might make CBDs more attractive to businesses? The major incentive, and possibly the only tool they have to work with, is attractive terms and rentals. And as a final word, Garry believes the ongoing low interest rates and greater ease of borrowing will be favourable to investors across both commercial and residential markets in 2021.


Trending

NOW in our homes We have always heard that there is no place like home – and last year, many of us truly felt it! What home trends might we expect to see this year? These are suggestions borrowed from a range of interior designers and home stylists. • Faced with the global perspective seems to have got us more focussed on sustainable style. Modern décor and furniture, in its production, has been associated with waste and excess, so we are now looking to recycling and alternative technologies. People are experimenting with natural materials like seagrass and corn as well as new bioplastics. High style, low environmental impact is the way forward. • Locally crafted items of high quality are making a comeback, such as customised dining settings. • Look for more evidence of rich natural textures and handmade crafts - embroidery, linen upholsteries, thick wool boucle, hemp curtains, jute, cork, wicker, stone – over sleek surfaces and digital prints, and natural elements paired with crisp white interiors. • If you are not familiar with abstract face line art – an expressive artistic style where faces and figures are depicted using few continuous lines – you may well be by the end of 2021 as it is predicted to prolifically grace our walls. • Colours might reflect different shades of optimism, with blushing peaches, pale pinks and soft pistachios said to appear and deep ochre yellow used to brighten things up. Dark navy blue may be the elegant statement in contemporary spaces.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 comes as a pairing of two independent colours ‘that highlight how different elements come together to support one another’. They are the enduring PANTONE Ultimate Gray and the bright and cheerful yellow of PANTONE Illuminating.

• White or beige rendered interior walls, especially in the main living areas and bathrooms are a suggestion. • The word is that curves and arches could become popular again, with new builds even having arched doorways and windows as key design features. • Recycled timber beams are likely to be used internally and externally. • And another look that was popular in the 80s is set to return - broken stone and crazy paving. In the US, Zillow’s 2021 home trends forecast that homebuyers’ and homeowners’ priorities will extend beyond home offices and entertainment spaces to pet-friendly spaces, gourmet kitchens, smart home tech that provides health and safety solutions, and ‘vacation-home’ amenities. And it’s not just the 2020 pandemic that has had an impact on home design. Are you familiar with sleepouts and sunrooms? It is said that these spaces gained popularity in the early 1900s as tuberculosis made its deadly march across America. Doctors thought fresh air and sunshine was the best cure for the disease and spaces were built or screened in and called ‘sleeping rooms’ for sick family members. Homeowners at the turn of the 20th century relied on an armoire, a tall cupboard with shelving, to store their clothes. That changed during the 1920s as people believed dust was a dangerous incubator for germs. They ditched the armoires and created bigger and bigger wardrobes for easier cleaning and maintenance. Powder rooms, or half bathrooms, were an important part of preventing families from falling ill during past epidemics and pandemics as they kept visitors from potentially exposing families. Workers and guests were asked to wash their hands in the half bathroom before walking further into the home. And white tiles first became popular in the early 1900s when scientists began to gain a better understanding of how infectious diseases spread. Builders started using them to make hospitals and other public places, and the trend made its way into the home kitchen.

PANTONE

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ON LOCATION

Greater Springfield QLD, Australia

“We’re currently experiencing a great market, with a lot of enquiry from a range of buyers including first home buyers, families, retirees and investors. There has been high demand with more buyers than property currently listed. Greater Springfield is located on the outskirts of Brisbane in Queensland’s south-east, in one of the country’s fastest growing regions. The master-planned city has grown to offer residents a lifestyle that incorporates health, well-being, family, education and, for many, the very positive opportunity to work and live locally. With a large percentage of Greater Springfield dedicated to parkland and green space, as well as giving its residents access to education, shopping, worldclass sporting venues and business, it is a popular choice for young families, couples, retirees and investors. It also offers a strong sense of community. With everything you need close by and something for everyone, there’s no need to venture far when everything you need is in Greater Springfield.

MARKET SNAPSHOT

(Current as of 12 January 2021. Data taken from September 2020)

37% Renters 63% Owner occupiers Median house price $439,000 House prices – increased over last 12 months

Median unit price $290,000 Unit prices

- increased over last 12 months

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We’re excited to see what 2021 brings for the region.” – Melina MacNellie-Verrall, RE/MAX Property Professionals

Weekend fun in Greater Springfield – why go anywhere else? Having grown up in the region, Melina has experienced Springfield’s growth first-hand and she loves nothing better than sharing what she feels are some of the best parts of living there. She says there’s something for everyone to enjoy. • Start the weekend feeling good with one of the many free outdoor fitness events. • Pack a family picnic and enjoy the space to play at Robelle Domain. • Grab a coffee and enjoy some breakfast at Breakfast at Stephanies overlooking the beautiful parklands. • Head to Orion Springfield Central for some retail therapy. • Let the kids burn off some steam in the interactive playgrounds and cool off with some water play at Orion Lagoon. • Browse the stalls and enjoy live entertainment at the Springfield Markets.


THROUGH

buyers’eyes Home inspections are a vital part of the real estate transaction process. If there’s one thing to remember, it is that there’s more to a home than its interior design. Try not to let the stunning dining setting, the magnificent Persian rug or the massive wall-mounted screen influence your decision too much. Most homes are staged to some degree either by the seller or a professional property stylist. The contemporary furniture, art and accessories won’t be staying once the property is yours, so look beyond the cosmetics. Do a little research about the suburb and where the property is located before you go to the open inspection. Then go in with your eyes open and a system for recording what you see. You can really learn a lot about a house just by looking at it. Before you call in the professionals, make sure you do your own home inspection and note any possible issues. Look at walls and ceilings for any evidence of water damage. Check that the electrical layout makes sense and try the light switches and power outlets where you can.

Tips and etiquette Dress for comfort - Wear comfortable gear and be prepared to have to remove your shoes at the front door in some cases. Definitely ditch the heels! Ask permission - Ask permission before you take photos or videos. Avoid the need to use the bathroom, but if you ‘get caught short’, ask permission first.

Give feedback - The agent will seek constructive feedback to pass on to the seller. However, don’t be voicing your opinions out loud. And the homeowner’s taste in décor has little to do with you. If you don’t have anything nice to say, perhaps it’s better not to say anything at all.

Make it virtual Virtual inspections offer a 360-degree view of every space, which feels almost like you are standing in the room. While you may not be able to see all the property’s quirks and qualities as you might do if you were there in person, hopefully you are able to follow up the virtual with an agent and a private inspection.

Be respectful - Sellers generally leave the property while the open inspection is on to make potential buyers feel more at ease. Checking for the amount of storage is fine but their absence doesn’t give you permission to check out personal belongings. The contents of the medicine cabinet are hardly relevant!

If reasons prevent you from inspecting in person, engaging an inspector provides a professional pair of eyes, or simply have a trusted person acting on your behalf. As great as the virtual tools are, you will get peace of mind from the fact that someone visited the property and looked for any expensive pitfalls and put their hands on the things you’ll rely on to stay warm, get water and prepare your food.

Focus on the property itself Usually, a property description sheet will be available, with often a floor plan and dimensions. Take measurements if you need to. Look for cosmetic cover-ups of underlying problems, such as a partially patched or repaired floor or only part of a wall freshly painted. These are something for a building inspector to take a closer look at. Check for water stains, corrosion, mould and saggy ceilings. Give the roof your attention. Take down notes and check off things as you walk through the house.

Perhaps some elements of home inspections may be done virtually in the future. With drones, crawlbots and smart home technology, there is plenty of scope for innovation in parts of the inspection. Perhaps data will be securely downloaded, either remotely or on premises, to get digital maintenance records from key components in the home such as air-conditioning systems, water heaters and solar power systems. The property inspection industry is likely to grow alongside smart home technology.

Look in the switchboard for anything out of the ordinary. Look for drainage issues. Your aim is to pass on anything you’ve noticed so the professionals can take a closer look. Keep in mind the purpose of a home inspection is to identify major structural, mechanical, or safety defects rather than a bargaining point with the seller. Professional house inspections will provide you with an independent, thorough appraisal of all reasonably accessible parts of the building by experienced and qualified building and pest experts along with detailed building and pest inspection reports that fully comply with the relevant Australian Standards.

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CHECKLIST

In-person tip. Wear comfortable shoes. Take a pen and tape measure. Take pics. Notice power points.

KITCHEN

Property address Visited Agent name & contact details First impressions?

Any compromises?

COOKTOP

OVENS

BENCHTOPS

PANTRY

FAMILY

FORMAL

DINING

MEDIA ROOM

ENSUITES

FAMILY

GUEST

OUTDOOR

MASTER

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BED 3

BED 4

ENTERTAINING

YARD

GARAGE

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POOR

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LIVING AREAS Flooring Heating/cooling Functionality BATHROOMS Bath/ shower Vanity Toilet BEDROOMS Size Robes Heating/cooling OVERALL Size/functionality Special features. GENERAL Smoke detectors Smart-wiring Gas. Solar Screening LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY Employment Public transport Education Medical Retail Recreation Dining/entertainment

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What comes first:

property or home loan? By Matthew Andrews, Director, Pivotal Financial

Looking for a property to purchase is an exciting time. It is, however, a time when house hunters often get carried away in a deluge of daydreams and anticipation as they juggle choices regarding location, size, number of rooms and local amenities.

It is easy to get carried away with the fun part of buying a property. Indeed, it should involve ‘fun’, but delaying the less compelling task of arranging finance will weaken your negotiating position on both the property and the loan. So, before you get carried away, it is important to check off the essentials first. Although organising your finances may seem drab in comparison to perusing property listings, gaining pre-approval with a lender will give you confidence about how much you can afford to borrow. First and foremost, you need to determine if you are eligible to borrow money from a lender or bank. Your ability to repay the loan will need to be assessed. And you definitely don’t want to find out after you’ve made an offer that your credit history or deposit is not up to scratch.

Arranging finance before finding the perfect property will put you in a good position when it comes time to make an offer. When you do find the house you have always wanted, you can present as a prepared applicant to the seller and real estate agent, who will in turn recognise you as a serious and reliable buyer.

If you don’t have finances organised to pay for your property, you run the risk of forfeiting the initial five to 10 per cent deposit you needed to put down to secure the property. This may differ depending on what state you live in, but the point is, it always pays to be organised and have preapproval in place,

It shows you mean business and gives them peace of mind that your financing will not fall through. Don’t be afraid to let your agent know you have conditional loan approval in place.

A home loan application should not be left to the last minute. This only serves to leave you less time to find the most suitable loan and have it approved ahead of settlement.

Sellers are most interested in completing their sale fuss-free and with steadfast funding. Showing that you are capable of both will help put you at the top of a potentially competitive list of buyer applicants.

Arranging your finances as an afterthought adds immense pressure to the process of shopping around for the right loan and gathering the paperwork to prove you can service the loan. You do not want to rush this process.

You risk running into a few pitfalls should you find and secure purchase of a home without having your loan pre-approved by a lender.

Speak to a Pivotal mortgage broker today about how we can help you in your property and home loan journey.

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FOR SALE

Timeless Family Haven Sydney, Australia 59 Yaralla Street, Concord West

6

3

3

www.remaxkrg.com.au

1

Directly opposite the exclusive Concord Golf Club sits this flawless home that is graced with character & charm that provides an exceptional family retreat. Boasting several layout options, the home consists of 5/6 bedrooms, formal dining room with stunning ornate ceiling, large renovated gourmet kitchen with stone bench tops and a fabulous open plan sunken living/dining area flooded with natural light. The outdoor spaces are where this home truly comes alive, entertainment areas and balconies all overlook the sparkling in-ground pool with private leafy and well manicured gardens.

Matt Roffe CONTACT: 0421 742 226 matt.roffe@remax.com.au

RE/MAX KRG

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NEW SOUTH WALES

AUCTION

Attn First Home Buyers Sydney, Australia 29 Bertram Street, Mortlake

2

2

www.remaxkrg.com.au

Matt Roffe CONTACT: 0421 742 226 matt.roffe@remax.com.au

A creative sandstone workers' cottage will allow the mind to run wild with endless design and improvement opportunities. Original features are apparent throughout, making this a truly unique opportunity. Original fireplace, front and side courtyards, high ceilings and solid construction make this property appealing to renovators and young couples wanting to buy a prime locale property without the costs of strata and levies synonymous with apartment living. Recent renovations include an updated bathroom with quality fixtures and fittings, Split system A/C to all living spaces, an eat-in Kitchen and a large entertainers deck perfect for hosting. Just a short stroll to several cafes, shops & restaurants this 127sqm semi is an exciting prospect in a highly coveted street.

RE/MAX KRG

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NEW SOUTH WALES

SOLD

Inner City Style

Stylish and well-appointed throughout, this smart executive apartment provides an ultraconvenient city base with excellent investment rewards.

Sydney, Australia 43/398-408 Pitt Street, HAYMARKET

2

1

1

1

1

1

Situated within the highly regarded ‘Miramar’ resort community in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant CBD, Apartment 43 offers an exceptional lifestyle with quality finishes as well as brilliant onsite leisure facilities.

www.remaxkrg.com.au

Matt Roffe CONTACT: 0421 742 226 matt.roffe@remax.com.au RE/MAX KRG

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Premium Features Include: – Generous layout with oversized living area – Combined lounge/dining opens to chefs kitchen – Two double bedrooms both with BIR – Well equipped bathroom & internal laundry – Lock-up garage, intercom entrance and ducted air conditioning & heater – Indoor heated swimming pool, spa, sauna and gym


NEW SOUTH WALES

AUCTION

An Ideal Home Sydney, Australia 11 Cross Street, Lidcome

4

1

2

1

True to the number one rule in real estate, this property offers location, location, location! Here is an extraordinary opportunity to make your mark in this sought-after location. Offering a blank canvas property with original freestanding home, set on a generous 14.63m frontage, 409.4sqm and R2 Zoned block, in a peaceful well manicured street surrounded by quality homes and schools.

www.remaxkrg.com.au

Anh Tran CONTACT: 0451 297 682 anh.tran@remax.com.au

Offering 4 good sized bedrooms, main with built-ins, a large casual living area, spacious study/5th, original bathroom and kitchen making it perfect for anyone looking to build on capital. Step outside and be welcomed by a fantastic grassed backyard with a neat garden/ storage shed.

RE/MAX KRG

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AUCTION

Space and Character Sydney, Australia 23 Princess Avenue, North Strathfield

3

2

2

www.remaxkrg.com.au

Anh Tran CONTACT: 0451 297 682 anh.tran@remax.com.au RE/MAX KRG

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Holding a prized north to rear aspect and occupying an impressive 360.4sqm (Approx) parcel of land, this timeless family residence offers generous, spacious interiors that provide a sense of being ‘home’ from the moment you enter. Offering desirable street appeal and endless possibilities for the future, this home boasts three bedrooms, combined kitchen and dining, neatly presented bathroom, separate living area, the expansive rear yard is a blank canvas waiting for the keen gardener or family wanting space to play in a safe and secure environment. Premium Features Include: - High ceilings with glass skylight welcomed at entrance - Close to all amenities, walking distance to North Strathfield train station - Remote controlled alarm system, entertainers backyard with garden shed


NEW SOUTH WALES

FOR SALE

Backing onto Golf Course 3 Crystal Downs Close LUDDENHAM NSW 2745 AUSTRALIA

4

2

3+4

1

JUST LISTED https://youtu.be/iWsSVJoIrck

Situated in a prestigious residential estate, offered for the first time on the market. Built by reputable builder Metricon Homes an ideal option for families looking to settle in a peaceful, quiet cul-de-sac location, and family friendly community. The backyard comes with an amazing unobstructed view across Twin Creeks Golf Course. Inspired garden with Bali hut and gazebo, flooded with natural light and lush with plantings. I encourage you not to miss this great opportunity. Call or SMS Gizzelle Powell now for further information or for your private viewing on 0428 934 618.

GIZZELLE POWELL +61 428 934 618 gizzellepowell@remax.com.au RE/MAX Lifestyle Marketing

FOR SALE

Easy to live in… New South Wales, Australia 14/94 Collett Street, Queanbeyan

2

1

1

$337,500 View: https://www.remaxcapital.com.au

John Buckley CONTACT: 0429 843 777 john@remaxcapital.com.au RE/MAX Capital

Do not expect to see this one on the market for too long, packed with value this two-bedroom apartment is guaranteed to please. Set opposite the Queanbeyan Hospital and only a heartbeat to the major shops, this Federation style complex was constructed in 1995. This makes the property economical to maintain and easy to let out. Especially for astute investors looking to capitalize on building depreciation. Live in owners will need to wait however with the quality of the property, it will be worth the wait. -

Two-bedroom apartment with single carport Currently, let at $330 per week Huge, covered pergola with North Easterly aspect Air-conditioning Separate toilet and internal laundry Bath and separate shower Only a few minutes’ walk from Woolworths, Aldi and Kmart.

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NEW SOUTH WALES

BESPOKE BEAUTY!

LAKE MACQUARIE NEW SOUTH WALES. LAKE MACQUARIE 5 SAILORS PLACE, MORISSET PARK, NSW, 2264

4

3.5

2

1

$2,250,000AUD View: www.remax-xtra.com.au

Melissa Short +61498 111 300 melissa.short@remax.com.au Morris Short +61488 291 908 morris.short@remax.com.au RE/MAX Xtra

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Here's a home designed by Dan Connolly of Beach Architects in Byron Bay. From the moment you pull up outside this impressive home you just know it's going to be different. The custom made front door stands out as do the gutters, the stacked stone and the proximity to Lake Macquarie. Enter the oversized hallway and the combination of light and space combine to invite you into the home. The ground floor has everything you need to live without venturing up-stairs! There's a combined lounge, kitchen, butler's pantry and dining area which opens to an outside kitchen and a covered deck entertainment area. This entire area is unique and works seamlessly for family and friends to enjoy.


QUEENSLAND

SOLD SOLD SOLD

SOLD AT RECORD PRICE Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia 41 Seaside Drive Banksia Beach Bribie Island

4

4

2

2

SOLD AT RECORD PRICE

Claire Uttley CONTACT 0413 469 993 claire.uttley@remax.com.au

RE/MAX Advanced

If you have ever searched for a pristine, liveable and welcoming package, that oozes style and sophistication then Kwilena will have you feeling truly complete. * Each bedroom with its own unique ensuite all with heated towel rails * Automatic sliding doors to Butlers pantry and Cinema * C Bus Whole Home integrated lighting system all controllable from your mobile phone * Control 4 Fully Automated Home * Security Cameras, alarms, Control4 Intercom with keypad front gate access * Automatic sliding gate with offsite control * 12 Sony Smart TVs * 2 Ipad Control stations * 2 Control4 in wall touch screens * Solar, 48 x 275w risen panels and 10Kw 3 phase inverter * Gas fire place * 2 x Gas instantaneous hot water system * 2 x Daikin Ducted Air conditioners * Elevated 20m fully tiled lap pool with water features and unique perspex screen * Fully tiled in-ground Leisure swimming pool with inbuilt seats to take in the views * Lumnar Jet ceiling RGB Water feature falling to the lap pool

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FOR SALE

Executive Living Townsville, Australia 3 Queen Street, North Ward

4

2

5

$1.9 million (AUD) www.remaxexcellenceqld.com.au

Marion Grice Phone: 0412 960 744 mariong@remax.com.au

UPPER LEVEL: 2 separate living & dining areas with soaring high ceilings & beautiful polished timber floors | Guest toilet/powder room | Wellequipped kitchen with ample storage | Covered timber deck with spectacular ocean & hill views LOWER LEVEL: 4 generous air-conditioned bedrooms – 3 with built-ins | Master with ensuite, walk-in robe & private timber deck | Expansive decks & alfresco terraces | BBQ Pit | Spa pool • Elevated & picturesque location | Minutes to the CBD | 1,036m2 irrigated block | Double garage | Carport | Workshop | 5kW solar

RE/MAX Excellence, Townsville

FOR SALE

Waterfront Dream Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia 51 Seaside Drive Banksia Beach

Set in a prestige enclave of luxury style residences it is the perfect blank canvas to build your dream home on what's considered the best street in Bribie Island. This unique block offers views to the well-maintained park on the street side and the breathtaking sunset views over the water to the Glasshouse Mountains.

OFFERS OVER $2,200,000

Claire Uttley 0413 469 993 claire.uttley@remax.com.au

RE/MAX Advanced

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This rectangular block boasts a larger than normal 1019 m2 with extra-wide 20m street and canal frontage. The block is located at the widest point of the canal giving more privacy than regular canal blocks.


QUEENSLAND

SELLING NOW

VERDE MONTE Brisbane, Queenland 14-18 WARDLE STREET, MOUNT GRAVATT EAST

3

2

2

From $580,000

Donna Gudalovic CONTACT: 0412 081 136 donna.gudalovic@remax.com.au David Cotterill CONTACT: 0433 230 680 david.cotterill@remax.com.au

Verde Monte is a 5-storey tower featuring 20 luxury apartments located In Brisbane's thriving suburb, Mount Gravatt East. Consisting of an all three bedroom design, individual homes range from 136m2 – 225m2 (total). With secure elevator access to all levels, Verde Monte introduces horizontality to vertical living with a modern façade dramatic entrance, a residents' only rooftop terrace and large luxuriously appointed apartments in between. Providing multiple areas to entertain, relax and take in the views of the local area and beyond, the rooftop will also include a BBQ station, lounge area and gardens. Additionally, each home features two car parks with electrical outlets for fast charging electric vehicles. This location is close to all the shops, restaurants and conveniences of the suburb. For those into living an active lifestyle, these homes are only steps from parks, Mount Gravatt Lookout and Showground and farmer's market.

RE/MAX Experience

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QUEENSLAND

FOR SALE

The Carl Residences Brisbane, Queensland 21-25 CARL STREET, WOOLLOONGABBA

1-3

1-2

1-2

From $395,000 http://thecarlresidences.com

Ben Smith 0431048651 David Cotterill 0433230680 david.cotterill@remax.com.au

RE/MAX Experience

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The Carl Residences exclusive one, two and three bedroom apartments offer the most accessible lifestyle in Brisbane. On your doorstep are local amenities, cafes, restaurants, shopping centres and easy access to the Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospital precinct. • The Carl Residences qualifies for the new $15,000 Home Builders Grant + $15K FHBG construction commenced • Less than 3km to the CBD • City views on the north side from level 4 • Sleek modern design offered in a demure and contrast colour scheme • Spacious entertaining balconies • Stylish modern kitchen and oversized bedrooms • Air-conditioned and ceiling fans throughout • Top of the range appliances with optional premium upgrades • Rooftop pool and barbeque area • Outdoor gym


QUEENSLAND

KURABY

OPULENT MANSION Australia 73 Stiller Drive, Kuraby QLD 4112

5

3

1

3

View: www.remax.com.au/Simon-Au

SIMON AU | DIRECTOR CONTACT: 0433 221 723 simon@remax.com.au Simon Au in conjunction with MASTERS REALTY PTY LTD RE/MAX Masters

RE/MAX SIMON AU presents to you this stunning, ultra luxury residence positioned in one of the most sought-after pockets of Kuraby. FEATURES: 737m2 level allotment with a wide 25m+ frontage, grand scale mansion with a fantastic street appeal, entrance foyer area adorned with the elegant chandelier lightings, 3 stylish bathrooms, ducted air conditioning, 5 spacious bedrooms with build in robes and walk in robes, tiled outdoor alfresco and a huge sparkling swimming pool + water feature, master kitchen with granite benchtop, Miele dishwasher and electric cooktop, full size walk-in pantry, covered outdoor terrace, security alarm system, security screens and blinds, ducted vacuum system, LED lightings, roof newly repainted, internal walls with bull nose edging, dedicated utility room and linen cupboards, solar panels, outdoor storage room, water tank, remote controlled garage for 3 vehicles + tiled driveway for additional parking

CALAMVALE

PARKSIDE LIVING Australia 23 Currajong Street, Calamvale QLD 4116

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3

4

1

1

View: www.remax.com.au/Simon-Au

SIMON AU | DIRECTOR CONTACT: 0433 221 723 simon@remax.com.au

RE/MAX Simon Au Team proudly presents to you this grand scale, solid brick and tile family home positioned in one of the best streets of Calamvale! FEATURES: 735m2 elevated allotment with a wide 21m frontage, multiple living spaces including the formal living and dining, and the main living space, sparkling inground swimming pool, landscaped backyard, covered alfresco area, 4 great size bedrooms with built in and walk in robes + a 5th room/ study on the lower level, 3 stylish bathrooms, gourmet kitchen with quality appliances including the dual oven, dishwasher and rangehood, newly installed carpets, 2 air conditioners, ceiling fans, electric hot water system, gated side access and a garden shed, security screens and blinds, remote controlled double garage and additional covered car parking spaces

Simon Au in conjunction with MASTERS REALTY PTY LTD RE/MAX Masters VIEW PROPERTY MAGAZINE

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QUEENSLAND

PARK RIDGE

ACREAGE LIVING Australia 119 Talinga Drive, Park Ridge, QLD 4125

5

2

2

View: www.remax.com.au/Simon-Au

SIMON AU | DIRECTOR CONTACT: 0433 221 723 simon@remax.com.au Simon Au in conjunction with MASTERS REALTY PTY LTD

RE/MAX Simon Au Team proudly presents to you this once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a sensational family estate, well positioned in one of the best streets of Park Ridge with potential for future redevelopment (subject to council’s approval). The home is very well constructed with face bricks on both the internal and external walls and has been well loved and looked after by the owners for the last 30 years. FEATURES: Level 10,000m2 block, highly sought after and convenient location, within the Park Ridge Master Plan, desirable north facing allotment (wide 89m+ frontage), 4 huge bedrooms + 5th study room (master with ensuite bathroom and an air conditioner), covered tiled alfresco area, covered patio and garden shed, driveway parking for many vehicles, minutes to the Park Ridge Town Centre, Grand Plaza

RE/MAX Masters

FOR SALE

Approved Share House Cairns, AUSTRALIA 351 Draper Street, Paramatta Park QLD 4870

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6

1

Contact Agent remaxcairns.com.au/20215646

Udo Jattke Phone: 0417 740 550 udojattke@remax.com.au

RE/MAX Real Estate Services

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This property has been run as an approved share house for the past 12 years it features the following. - 3 x 5 bedroom apartments (two apartments at the front, one ground and first floor) the third at the rear in a town style house. - Modern and spacious open plan designs - Fully tiled throughout - Fitted robes and writing desks to all apartments - Private patio - Balinese style gazebo with spa and BBQ entertaining area - 1.8m high security gates surround the property - Great location with 2 street frontages - Each apartment has 5 double bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, large modern kitchen & lounge area


QUEENSLAND

FOR SALE

Perfect For Families QLD, Australia 4059 86 Arthur Terrace, Red Hill

4

3

3

For Sale View: www.remax.com.au/20629061

CONTACT: Grant and Christina Penrose CONTACT: 0418747997 / 0418737327 grant@penroserealestate.com.au RE/MAX Profile Real Estate in conjunction with RE/MAX Ignite

Dream about living in the inner city dress circle without having to squash your family into smaller spaces? Welcome to your beautiful multi-level expansive (338 square metres undercover) character home on a blue chip 607sqm block that, with its huge living, entertaining areas, offers you ultimate flexibility - loads of space for the kids to play & for parents to retreat! Revel in your fabulous north-east facing covered 45sqm deck, the quintessential indoor outdoor living space, perfect for regular al fresco dining & with loads of room to lounge around & enjoy peaceful mornings drinking a breakfast cuppa or sharing sunset drinks & take in the breeze while overlooking your beautiful established garden. Or entertain in the covered courtyard connecting to the green lawns & private tropical garden. The ground level has its own separate entrance & area with a plumbed bar & bathroom & internal access to 3 car garage.

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JUST LISTED

Prestigious Family Home Tinana, Qld 4650, Australia 67 La Frantz Drive, Tinana Qld 4650

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2

2

Offers Over $469,000 View: www.remaxreach.com.au

Photos just don't do any justice to how truly beautiful this home is. Situated on a 755m2 corner block, this gorgeous home is one not to be missed. With large formal and informal living spaces, good sized bedrooms and all the modern comforts you have been looking for. • • • • • • • • •

CONTACT: Rachel Ellis CONTACT: 0435 875 300 rachel.ellis@remax.com.au

RE/MAX Reach

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Grand Master suite with walk in robe & ensuite 3 additional good-sized bedrooms with built in robes Separate Formal Living area Large Open plan kitchen, dining & living space with built in bar Spacious family bathroom with separate powder room Double garage converted to toy room and kitchenette (easy to change back) Ducted & split air conditioning throughout Undercover outdoor entertainment area Fully fenced 755m2 block

There is plenty of room to add a pool or shed to this property. While schools and shopping centres are just minutes away you will be able to enjoy the peace and quiet this property and location has to offer. This stunning home has been well maintained and ready for it's new owners to call it home.


QUEENSLAND

SOLD

A Touch of Class! Cairns, AUSTRALIA 5-6 Temora Close, Edge Hill QLD 4870

3

2

2

1

SOLD AT AUCTION remaxcairns.com.au/20620765 Ray Murphy & David Murphy Phone: 0408 079 340 raymurphy@remax.com.au

The Ray Murphy Team is excited to offer to the prosperous Cairns Real Estate market an exceedingly rare double block estate situated on just shy an acre of blue-chip land in Edge Hill. Offered for sale for the first time in its history - this opportunity is one not to be missed! This palatial estate offers the affluent purchaser 3653m2 of remarkable real estate split over two titles. The property on the estate is fit for the entertainer, with grand living and dining areas, ample outdoor entertaining spaces and is complete with an in-ground swimming pool. Opportunity, future development, secured privacy, unobstructed vista... needless to say more. Revel in the unsurpassed lifestyle that owning this property guarantees. You will love this calling this property 'Home.'

RE/MAX Real Estate Services

FOR SALE

Uninterrupted Ocean Views Cairns, AUSTRALIA 135 O'Shea Esplanade, Machans Beach QLD 4878

5

3

1

1

Offers in the $700,000's AUD remaxcairns.com.au/20617837 Ray Murphy & David Murphy Phone: 0408 079 340 raymurphy@remax.com.au

RE/MAX Real Estate Services

Tropical Beachfront Real Estate. Uninterrupted ocean views. Impressive Sized Block. Two storey residence. Close to Cairns' City & Airport. Backs onto Parkland Reserve. It does not get much better than this! Positioned at the highly sought-after southern end of the Machans Beach Esplanade. PROPERTY PROFILE: * 5 Bedrooms + an additional guest residence/teenager retreat with separate entry * 3 Bathrooms * Large Entertainer's balcony with electronic blinds * Alfresco entertaining area * Inground swimming pool * Backs onto Parkland Reserve * Large, flat 683m block of land * Surrounded by established, prestigious homes * Currently achieving $650p/w until the end of March 2021 Be sure to secure this property and make your dream home a reality. VIEW PROPERTY MAGAZINE

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QUEENSLAND

FOR SALE

Beautiful Tropical Home Cairns, AUSTRALIA 92 Hillview Crescent, Whitfield QLD 4870

4

3

2

1

Offers Over $800,000 AUD remaxcairns.com.au/20617923

The main house upstairs has lovely high ceilings, original timber floors, open lounge/dining areas complete with full length sliding doors opening onto the massive verandah with an elevated outlook. Three bedrooms, all with split system A/C and built in wardrobes, including a very large master bedroom with ensuite and direct access to upstairs verandah. Great entertainer's kitchen with no expense spared connects to the rear undercover deck, overlooking the peaceful, fenced rear garden, serene foothills and no rear neighbours. Relax in the built-in outdoor spa at the end of a hard day's work. Tasteful and tranquil main bathroom with shower and bath.

Joan Robb Phone: 0418 871 400 joanrobb@remax.com.au

RE/MAX Real Estate Services

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Downstairs has a massive second living space with private nook for home office, flowing out to the stunning resort style pool, timber decking and lush tropical gardens. Oversized laundry with plenty of space for storage. There is also a self-contained granny flat with separate secure entrance, kitchenette and ensuite... Ideal for Air BnB or extended family and guests.


QUEENSLAND

SOLD

Large Inner City Living Cairns, AUSTRALIA 33 Edgar Street, Bungalow QLD 4870

6

3

4

So many uses! This six-bedroom, three-bathroom residence has been meticulously kept and renovated to a high standard over the last few years and is a credit to the current owners. This residence has so many possibilities and has a range of uses. The buildings are fully air-conditioned with plenty of parking, due to the two-street frontage.

SOLD remaxcairns.com.au/20595633

Udo Jattke Phone: 0417 740 550 udojattke@remax.com.au

RE/MAX Real Estate Services

FOR SALE

Luxury Top Floor Apartment Cairns, AUSTRALIA 14/21 Digger Street, Cairns North QLD 4870

3

2

2

$825,000 AUD remaxcairns.com.au/20386624

Regan Piccone Phone: 0402 050 282 regan@remax.com.au

This immaculate 335m2 top floor apartment is located just one block from the Cairns Esplanade and is walking distance to the City and Hospital. Your own private internal lift takes you upstairs to the massive roof top terrace overlooking the ocean and mountains. Features include: - Three generous sized bedrooms with built-in robes and air-conditioned - Master bedroom with ensuite, walk-in-robe as well as access to balcony - Spacious open plan living and dining areas with bi-fold doors open out to the large enclosed balcony, perfect for entertaining - Modern kitchen with high quality stainless steel appliances and granite bench tops - Two bathrooms as well as a powder room - In-ground pool and BBQ area at rear of the property - Two secure underground car parks with lock-up storage room and lift right to your door

RE/MAX Real Estate Services VIEW PROPERTY MAGAZINE

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QUEENSLAND

COASTAL LIFESTYLE

Gold Coast, Australia 73-75 GOLDEN FOUR DRIVE, BILINGA

2

2

1

1

$610,000 AUD COMPLETION DUE March/April

Russel Segal +61 412 234 649 russelsegal@remax.com.au RE/MAX Regency

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Aurum Sands is a new beach side boutique development nestled between the prestigious Bilinga & North Kirra beaches representing modern beach side living whilst holding true to its origins of an authentic Gold Coast beach culture. Be the envy of your friends and secure a premium home in a million dollar location at an affordable price with an OCEAN VIEW! • Expansive open plan floorplans • Premium Fixtures and Fittings throughout • Tile Flooring Internal & External • Choice of Brushed Nickel, Chrome or Black Tapware • Full Height Floor to Ceiling Glazing + Ocean Views • Resort style pool, BBQ facilities with shower & bathroom • Bicycle Storage in the Apartment • Residents Lounge • Secure 1 car parking space • Coastal Living + Easy access to M1 motorway • Some of the Coast’s finest restaurants and bars on your door step

BODY CORPORATE - Approximately $78 per week


QUEENSLAND

BEAUTIFUL HOME!

Ticks all of the boxes! ROBINA, AUSTRALIA 36 Merion Crt, ROBINA

4

3

2

1

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST View: www.remax.com.au/20636921

CONTACT: Ben Williams CONTACT: 0435 780 117 benwilliams@remax.com.au in conjunction with RE/MAX REGENCY

Perfectly positioned in one of the Gold Coasts most sought-after suburbs, this impressive family home can be found in a whisper quiet and convenient Robina location. The kitchen is beautifully designed and finished, with stainless steel appliances, ceramic cook top, plenty of cabinet space and seamless access through sliding doors to the expansive covered deck, which will surely be where you will spend time dining, drinking, laughing and bonding with friends and family. The spacious master bedroom, with an ensuite bathroom, is ideally positioned away from the other bedrooms, ensuring a peaceful night for Mum and Dad. Three further generous sized bedrooms plus an additional office / storage room and two bathrooms are positioned close to the beautiful, light-filled lounge room, which could be used as a kids rumpus room. In such a great location, this exceptional family home could be yours!

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QUEENSLAND

SIMPLY STUNNING

North Facing Water Views Burleigh Waters, Australia 28/13 Shrike Crt, Burleigh Waters

2

2

1

$599,000+ VIEW: https://www.remax.com.au/20636918

Ben Williams CONTACT: 0435 780 117 benwilliams@remax.com.au

Enjoy living in this enviable position on Miami Lake with gorgeous North facing, wide water views from this two bedroom, two bathroom townhouse within walking distance to the beach! You will be impressed with the spacious living area and covered outdoor area, ready to relax with family and friends, and the large stylish entertainer's kitchen with open plan design. This home represents what living on the Gold Coast is all about, carefree lifestyle ready for you to move in, relax and unwind.

RE/MAX REGENCY

FOR SALE

LIFESTYLE CHANGE ON Queensland, Australia

WANT A LIFESTYLE CHANGE + BENEFITS?

368 Rasmussen Road, Mt Archer

Nestled in DÁguilar National Park this 75 acre property with beautiful Pole Home and Industrial shed has it all! Comprising 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living with fireplace to create that special ambience during the cooler months and several sliding doors leading onto an enormous deck to take in the beautiful surrounding scenery!

3

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Amanda Ahern CONTACT: 0472 668 798 amandaahern@remaxvictory.com.au

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The property offers Creek Frontage as well as Spectacular Mountainside Terrain up Mt Archer suitable for 4 x 4 enthusiasts, dirt bike riders, horse trail adventures and bird watching. The opportunity also exists to sub-divide this property in half and extend the house. Conveniently situated close to all amenities this property is for the astute buyer!


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Opulence by the Sea

Award winning and French inspired opulent home located in a secluded street and prestigious suburb with ocean views. With its pure, cream towering pillars and ornate wrought iron balustrade there is no doubt 50 Starboard Circuit, Shoal Point located just 100 steps from the beach is the epitome of luxurious living.

Mackay, QLD Australia 50 Starboard Circuit, Shoal Point QLD

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Grandly proportioned floor plan, 500 sqm of gracious living – stunning entrance, formal lounge and dining room with fireplace, elegant kitchen, casual living and dining. The timeless cabinetry with Caesar stone benches, huge walk-in pantry and modern appliances centrally located in the provincial kitchen is equipped for the MasterChef. Upstairs exceptional main bedroom with ensuite boasting claw foot bath, double shower, double vanity and walk-in robe. Private balcony and deck with adjacent lounge room or study is the perfect parents retreat.

Leanne Druery CONTACT: 0412 758 727 leannedruery@remax.com.au

The wrought iron balustrades, chandeliers, imported marble floors, manicured gardens and glorious outdoor entertaining by the in-ground lap pool is a rare beauty in Shoal Point. It is with great pleasure to present this property to the market.

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Best Value in Warner BRISBANE, QLD 79 Carlingford Street, Warner

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WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS HOME: - 4 Bedrooms all with built ins. - 2 Bathrooms with ensuite in main. - 3 living areas for a growing family. - Open plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances. - 900mm 6 burner freestanding gas cooker. - Stone benchtops. - Air-conditioning + ceiling fans throughout. - Security screens for peace of mind. - Outdoor alfresco area to entertain family and friends. - Plenty of off street parking.

$499,000 + ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: - Built in 2014. - Flat 419m2 Block. - Remote double lock up garage. - NBN ready. - Close to Parks, schools, walkways and shopping centre.

David Kopelke 0427 385 580 davidkopelke@remax.com.au in conjunction with RE/MAX U

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BRISBANE, QLD 98 Swan Parade, Warner

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WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS HOME: - 4 Bedrooms all with built ins. - 2 Bathrooms with ensuite in main. - 3 Separate living areas for a growing family. - Open plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances. - 900mm chefs standard gas cooktop + rotisserie oven. - Quality 40mm stone bench tops. - Ducted air-conditioning for year round comfort. - Energy efficient lighting, roof insulation + air vents. - Media room features ceiling mounted speakers. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: - Built in 2015 - Gas hot water + town gas. - 3m side access. - Raised 2600mm Ceilings. - NBN - Remote DLUG. - Close to Parks, schools, walkways and shopping centre.

David Kopelke 0427 385 580 davidkopelke@remax.com.au in conjunction with RE/MAX U

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Development opportunity Queensland, Australia 1120-1128 DÁguilar Highway, Wamuran

2.74 Acres $1.2MILLION NEG rem.ax/3aZ8Clc

Amanda Ahern CONTACT: 0472 668 798 amandaahern@remaxvictory.com.au

RE/MAX Victory

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COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY PROMINENTLY POSITIONED IN THE HUB OF WAMURAN ON THE DÁGUILAR HIGHWAY AND ZONED TOWN CENTRE CONVENIENCE. Surrounded by Education, Commercial, Industrial and Residential users the benefits of the property include: • 1.11HA/2.74 Acres • Town water past the front boundary • Underground Power • DÁguilar Highway frontage – approximately 80 metres • Zoned Town Centre Convenience – Moreton Bay Regional Council • Multiple uses on offer in outstanding location • Adjoining a BP Service Station and Shopping Centre • 10 minutes to Bruce Highway • 40 minutes to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Airport • Situated in a Fast-Growing large Urban Catchment with ongoing growth!


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2 Lavish Levels of Luxury Victoria, Australia 40 Monet Drive, Truganina

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Leon Lee Yisa Weng CONTACT: 0426505287 yisa.weng@remax.com.au

RE/MAX ACPA is proud to present to you this elite and impeccable humble abode that is riveting, and beguiling in every sense of the word. This abode comes with a living area that has an immense and comfortable space, elegantly lit and aesthetically pleasing. This paradise of a home is picturesque, shaped and built for your eternal comfort. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with slick chef-grade appliances, making serving guests the easiest thing ever. A long list of extras includes: - Home office - Separate living area upstairs - Fancy theatre room with Sony 4k projector included - Front porch deck - 5kw solar panel installed Conveniently nestled in a family-friendly neighbourhood in Truganina, this home will give you and your family the security you need.

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Opportunity Awaits! Victoria, Australia 3 Clovelly Circuit, Truganina

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Built in 2016, this spacious, modern-designed home is an entertainer's dream. Inside the home, the property boasts 3 impressive bedrooms, with an ensuite and walk-in robe complimenting the main, in addition to a guest bathroom with separate shower and bath. Spacious laundry and linen press provide ample storage, accompanied by enclosed garage parking for two vehicles with direct access inside the property.

Yisa Weng Leon Lee CONTACT: 0450681019 leon.lee@remax.com.au

Family time has never been more enjoyable, with a beautifully appointed rumpus at the rear of the home, complete with lush soft carpeting. Flowing through to the open plan living room, dining and kitchen with 900mm gas top stove and electric oven, ample pantry space and elegant lighting fixtures, complete with unobstructed views of the beautiful rear garden, this home will be the envy of your family and friends.

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Price: $630,000 - $650,000

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Convenience and Luxury Victoria, Australia 40 Powlett Street, Werribee

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Nestled in serene Werribee Victoria is 40 Powlett St. which is a 43 square humble abode that is electrifying down to the very last detail. This dwelling comes with a magical layout with four luxury bedrooms, a spacious double garage, three chic bathrooms with spectacular and adorned finishes. It also comes with one modestly sized powder room, and one guest room with an en suite with doors that are double glazed, and windows that are engineered for comfort to keep in that winter heat for your leisure. At 40 Powlett St. Werribee there is nothing to it, you will understand what living in tranquility, and quiet splendour will feel like.

Price: $930,000 - $960,000

Yisa Weng CONTACT: 0426505287 yisa.weng@remax.com.au Leon Lee CONTACT: 0450681019 leon.lee@remax.com.au

RE/MAX ACPA

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The inner interior of the complex has a modest relaxing tone with light filled areas that will embolden your experience. It comes with a study room built for private business or scholarly pursuits. 40 Powlett St. Werribee also offers a luxurious and comprehensive level of luxury for anyone who is looking to settle down. This unique property comes with a master suite with a fragrant tone that will delight anyone, including you. Don't think twice, enquire about it today.


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Oasis of Calm

If position and style are important to you, you can't go past this. Ideally positioned to take in Lake King's balmy tranquillity and located in the popular Kings Cove Golf Estate for the golf enthusiasts.

Victoria, Australia 39 Kings Cove Boulevard, Metung

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RE/MAX Genesis Office 03 5164 5728 admingenesis@remax.com.au Daniel Schoeman CONTACT: 0417 824 769

A neutral colour scheme throughout the home harmonises with warm timber floors. Designed to suit all occasions from entertaining guests to relaxing after a day at work with its bright and airy open-plan design. The fireplace transforms the living/media room into a cosy haven on a chilly Metung winter's night. At the back, you find a place to relax and unwind with a dedicated outdoor entertainment area. Laugh at the winter from the comfort of your outdoor spa bath surrounded by a sizeable deck. Bonuses include a tranquil garden setting with a veggie garden and beautiful olives trees. Modern energy efficiency has not been forgotten with the solar panel system. This is a home in which to retreat, relax and recharge in a great neighbourhood to anchor yourself and feel at home. Act quickly - homes in this desirable location do not last long!

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Urban Townhouse Living Perth, Western Australia 42 Pollino Gardens, Landsdale

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Brett White Contact: 0400 952 788 brett@remaxextreme.com.au Kathy Moore Contact: 0425 575 669 brettwhiteteam@remaxextreme.com.au

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STAGE ONE NOW SELLING Brand new modern residences are coming to Landsdale. Trigon Lane is Landsdale’s newest development boasting minimalistic linear design and functionality. One of the most striking developments the area has ever seen. Situated approx. 30 minutes from the Perth CBD and 20 minutes to the airport, and the Kingsway Sporting Complex, Hillarys Boat Harbour and the Swan Valley only a short drive away, with a number of schools and shopping centres nearby, and easy access to public transport. This is the ideal location if you are wanting a chic urban lifestyle without the hustle and bustle of inner city living. Whether you are a new home buyer, a downsizer or an investor, these townhouses are a quality investment for your future. Each townhouse offers 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living and dining, double garage and alfresco dining, with the option of a 4th bed/office upgrade on selected townhouses.


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BRAND NEW FAMILY HOME WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1/9 Tillingdon Way, Morley

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Cheng Liu CONTACT: 0433 970 411 ka-cheng@remaxgbt.com.au

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Modern designed Family Home. This house offers spacious bedrooms, stylish kitchen design, and trendy looking living room. A perfect fit for young professionals and couples that are on the look for their first family home, planning to downsize, and first home buyers Design and features include, but not limited to: - Reverse cycle full ducted air conditioning - High ceilings - Water to fridge recess - Stone benchtops throughout - NBN ready with data points - 2400 high doors to main area - Dishwasher included - Fully reticulated landscaping - Spacious Garage and Storage Room - Dedicated Lounge/Theater Room for Family and Guest Entertainment - All Bedrooms have Built-in-Robes, Master Bedroom includes Walk-in-Robe and Ensuite - Spacious Living and Dining areas - Well designed kitchen layout with enough bench space and plenty of cupboard storages. - Conventional Built-in-Microwave Oven and Oven - Main bathroom is finished with bath tub plus Powder room as an added bonus.

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ENJOY OR DEVELOP

Statesman On Stockman! Western Australia, Australia 11 Stockman Way, Cannington, 6107

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Alex B Mitchell CONTACT 0417 184 288 alex@remaxss.com.au Melanie Mitchell CONTACT 0488 588 851 mel@remaxss.com.au

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WOW this home is something different. A refurbished 4x4 home on a HUGE 2117 sqm block. Where can you find something like this within 10 km of the city? So many options! Stay in the massive home on this magical block with it's own garden retreat & waterway. The kids will love growing up here, their own adventure playground. Or develop to your hearts content. So many options here of what you can build... 2 storey homes, townhouses or apartments. The choice is yours. Do your numbers and this development will make you $$$. Main features include: - 2117 sqm block zoned Centre, Huge 4x4 home, Enclosed Alfresco with built in BBQ and pizza oven, Swimming pool, Gym room, Massive powered workshop - Huge garden with fruit trees and water feature, Solar panels, Side access - Walk to Queens Park train station, Hambley's IGA, Canning Leisureplex - Close to Carousel Shopping Centre, Easy Access to employment hubs Welshpool and Canning Vale. Contact us on 0417184288 to arrange a private viewing. View: https://www.remaxss.com.au/listing/r2-2583193-11stockman-way-cannington-wa-6107/


Winter is coming. What might home buyers be looking for in the winter of 2021? After the events of last year, it is possible that houses inviting comfortable long homestays will be more popular than ever. Many will not have forgotten what it was like to be in for the long haul. They want to stay warm for winter in a place where they can be entertained and have great experiences.

The fire pit It seems that everyone is digging a hole in the ground for one these days, though in truth, most on the market sit above the ground. Whether you love roasting marshmallows or just want the heat, nothing beats sitting around a fire pit. It’s easy to create some ambiance when you have a fire burning. Outdoor fire pits may come in many looks and styles, but there are two main types to choose from – wood ones and gas ones. A woodburning fire pit offers a campfire feel but needs to be carefully watched and put out before bed, whereas a gas fire pit can be shut down with a flick of a switch. Some choose to create an outdoor fireplace that is set into the ground, with the thought that the fire is better able to be controlled.

A gas fireplace set down into the patio itself is another option, but not recommended if children are about – or grown-ups who may be tempted to try firewalking!

extending to the topography. They are taking a more informed, measured look at the potential to site the trampoline, the half basketball court and the play equipment, as well as the pool.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money as many home improvement and hardware stores sell simple and affordable firepits that you put together yourself.

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Spas and hot tubs Many long for that at-home escape where you can relax, let go of anxiety and ease muscle aches and joint pain. A hot tub or spa will tick the box for many buyers. If you are considering adding a hot tub to your backyard in 2021, be aware that not all hot tubs are created equal and you need to consider the placement and type of jets the hot tub you plan to purchase has. Consider this: You want the hot tub to be able to massage each and every muscle. You want your hot tub to match your personal style and fit into your backyard space. You want a hot tub with a seating arrangement that works for you. Try before you buy. Do the wet test.

Lay of the land Buyers are taking more notice of the yard – back, front and sides – with this

Agents have seen a notable increase in buyers interested in smart home systems, along with wanting to know the ins and outs of how everything works.

Having a gas line to an outdoor kitchen is another tick. For some buyers, it is a practical matter like the home heating system. Others want decks that can be updated, easily maintained and allow for generous gatherings. Faces light up in the presence of quality fixed outdoor heaters. The sunroom has come back into fashion, especially an all-season, all-weather room that can be used to entertain and to relax. One high-end home agent said an extra-large recreational vehicle garage that had been purpose-built as an all-weather ‘play’ area had proved a winner with prospective buyers. At almost all price points, it seems that people are keen to have more creature comforts in their homes than before, most likely through what they have experienced in 2020. The sense of home and use of space is that much more important than before.

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Dive right in Have you ever tried to buy a fan - or have air-conditioning and ceiling fans installed - when the temperature is heading upwards of 30 degrees and expected to keep rising? Your chances are not great. All the fans have walked out the door. By the time the installer or electrician can get to your job, it will be winter.

That is why, if you are thinking about a swimming pool, do something about it now – in autumn!

really think about both visual and practical appeal, and take advice from experts.

Swimming pools have become more desirable in the last decade and, with people wanting more home-based activity bound to be a legacy of 2020, that trend will likely continue.

And if the question of whether it adds value to your property is important to you, look at the local market before deciding.

At the start of last year, realestate.com.au data had swimming pools as the number one feature buyers were searching for when on the property hunt. Real estate agents say most of their buyers are looking for properties either with pools or with room to build one. While the jury is out on whether pools add value, most agree that they certainly help to sell a home. And here is something ironic. Apparently swimming pools are more often seen in seaside suburbs. Because living on or near the water is a whole way of life for many, the idea of a pool has value. When you are planning your pool design and construction,

Do most houses in your area have pools? If not, there may be a good reason. Talk to local real estate agents. Having a pool may be an expectation, or the ability to add one may be enough for buyers. Just like your home, the presentation and maintenance of your pool will go a long way to determining how much of an asset it is when it comes time to sell. Swimming pools, literally, come in all shapes and sizes. Trends last year included giving pools a handcrafted mosaic finish; seamless pool edges (horizon pools); and dark swimming pool finishes (even the lagoon-type setting seemed to be coming back in fashion with pools being remodelled into irregular, rounded shapes with dark green, blue or black finishes).

SWIMPLY Can you believe there is now an ‘Airbnb’ for swimming pools? The idea made waves in the US around July 2019 and splashed down in Australia in November last year. So, if you are keen to make a splash in someone else’s pool, you might like to check it out! 48

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Pool options are basically above or below ground, with an inground concrete pool thought most likely to add value if it is well landscaped and integrated into the design of the property. However, pool designers and builders have become very clever at blurring the lines, especially on sloping sites. In Australia, the trend for shipping container pools is sweeping the nation. Effectively above-ground, these pools are made from upcycled shipping containers and are popular due to their convenience and relative affordability. In some cases, they are fully portable. A shipping container pool starts as a general-purpose container that has no ceiling. A filtration system is installed, and a membrane of fibreglass, vinyl or steel is fitted to the internal portion of the container to make it completely waterproof. Word has it that the world first saw shipping container pools in Sydney. With land a bit of a premium, many property owners needed compact swimming pools that might easily fit into small spaces. So, the compact size and easy installation of shipping container pools made them an option for highly populated areas where blocks are small. However, the trend has also caught on in more rural areas due to the contemporary, edgy look and fashionable status. Water tank pools and custombuilt precast concrete plunge pools have also been new trends to redefine the pool experience in limited spaces. Once, the standard chlorine swimming pool was the limited option. Then saltwater pools overtook them with the softer water being gentler on skin and eyes and enhancing the swimming experience. More recently, magnesium pools have become popular.

SWIM SAFE When it comes to being a pool owner, the health and safety of others is your responsibility. Legally, your pool must comply with your state’s guidelines, so check what your state mandates beyond these general points. Fences - Rules are being regularly updated for both old and new pool fencing. Both must be compliant. Gates - In the bare minimum, pool gates must open inwards and be self-closing. In some states, the pool area cannot be accessible through house doors or windows. Check the fine details. Signage - Most states require a compliant CPR sign displayed in clear sight of anyone near the pool. Some states may require your pool to have a ‘no diving’ sign.

Water quality - The pool owner should follow a regular maintenance program themselves or engage a licensed pool maintenance company. If you leave pool water untreated it could cause bacteria, viruses, algae and other organisms to develop, and it won’t look aesthetically pleasing either. Incorrect chemical levels may cause health problems for swimmers and can seriously damage your pool equipment and shorten its lifespan. Seasonal variance means, for example, you may need to operate the filtration system eight to ten hours a day in summer and possibly three to four hours in winter. Always remember that pool compliance is not a substitute for adult supervision when children are in and around a pool.

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They are particularly useful in rooms where they will be switched on for long periods of time.

Without any scientific proof, Darwin is easily the warmest Australian capital to be in during winter, followed in order by Brisbane, Perth and Sydney (all very close), Adelaide and Melbourne (almost nothing between them), Hobart and Canberra.

Convection heaters draw cold air over an electric heating element. The warmed air then leaves the heater and rises towards the ceiling, while cooler air moves in to replace it. A fan generally helps the convection effect.

Outside the capitals, Cairns, in North Queensland, sits at 26-27 degrees on average through winter. Officially the coldest is Cooma, in southern NSW, which experiences an average temperature of minus 2.9 degrees Celsius in winter. Believe it or not, even people in Cairns like homeheating - for that odd time it drops below 22 degrees. There are many options when it comes to home heating. Electric, gas, combustion or reverse-cycle air conditioning – which is right for you? Portable electric heaters - fan, radiant, oil-column, convection – are an option for smaller spaces and shorter time periods. Radiant heaters radiate heat from a red-hot heating element and are personal heaters rather than room heaters. Oil-filled column heaters do not burn oil. Rather they use electricity to heat the oil that is sealed inside their columns and the heat from the oil is transferred to the casing and to the air circulating the columns.

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With fan heaters, the ceramic types cool faster than those with metallic heating elements and reduce burn risk. Infrared heaters are fairly new to the market. They heat up objects rather than air, heating the room like the sun heats the skin (but without the UV rays). The electric fire, or flame-effect heater, offers the old-world charm of a fireplace, without the smoke, mess or need for a chimney. Safety must be high priority and the good news is that modern electric heaters are considerably safer than older models, and much safer than liquid fuel combustion heaters which burn kerosene or other accelerants. Modern heaters also come with built-in safety features. Heaters must comply with Australian electrical safety standards.

Convection heaters, such as oil column and panel heaters, tend to have lower surface temperatures, do not have exposed heating elements and are more stable due to their greater weight or wall mounting. While they are relatively safe as far as space heaters go, you still can’t be complacent about things like faulty wiring, tipping over and oil leaks.

Common sense safety with electric heaters: • Never use on a shelf, bench or uneven surface. • Do not use in bathrooms, kitchens or any other wet areas. • Do not drape flammable items such as clothes, curtains and furniture over the heater. • Keep furniture, curtains, clothing etc at least a metre away. • Never leave a running heater unattended. Many people favour gas heaters, which can be very efficient and good value for money, over electric heaters and air conditioners. Wood burning combustion stoves and open fireplaces are further heating options. An open wood fireplace relies on a convective ‘box’ to heat up and passively circulate the hot air through the room while also producing radiant heat from the flames. Many people feel a sealed slow combustion wood fire is more efficient, being able to burn for longer periods and produce more heat with less fuel. Australian HomeHeating Association Inc. (AHHA), is the peak industry body representing over 250 manufacturers, retailers, installers, maintenance companies and firewood suppliers within the home heating industry, and is a great place to find helpful information. www.homeheat.com.au

Ceiling fans - in reverse or ‘winter’ mode, make your electric heater more effective by drawing the room’s air up.


Property remains a 2020 has been a tumultuous year, to say the least, and arguably one of the most extraordinary years for the Australian property market in history.

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What didn’t happen? • House prices didn’t drop by 30 per cent or more. • Investors did not run for the hills. • The ban on open houses and in-person auctions, as part of social distancing measures, did not spell the end of auctions or the real estate industry. • We did not fall off an economic cliff at the end of September when JobKeeper and other financial boosts from the government were either wound back or ended. • Nor did we do so in October when a number of investors’ interest only loans reverted to principal and interest. Despite doomsday predictions, history paints a different picture of property price resilience in Australia. House prices have rebounded after every recession or downturn in the past 50 years, including the early 1990’s recession and the global financial crisis.

“What do I think has great appeal to people renting or living in their own homes? Well-located real estate in major cities and regional lifestyle areas. Anywhere near surf, waterways or lots of trees. Lifestyle amenities a 20-minute public transport trip, bike ride or walk from home.” - RE/MAX Australia Director, Josh Davoren

Despite the pandemic, 2020 turned out to be a pretty stable year for property prices in Australia. Our national market proved resilient and, at most, prices only softened slightly overall. The real estate industry responded rapidly to the changing landscape and gave confidence to its customers as it continued providing sales and property management services. Depending on the type and location of the home, owners and investors sold property in good time, often without having to compromise on price and, sometimes, for well above reserve at auction. While the world hasn’t yet shaken COVID, this is not likely to deter market activity in 2021. There is still evidence to suggest the Great Australian Dream of owning property still exists, with a significant proportion of first-time buyers having a new appreciation for the security of bricks and mortar. First home buyer activity across Australia was at a 10year high at the end of 2019, and this trend continued in 2020, encouraged by incentives, concessions and grants. Then came the big spending stimulus with JobKeeper and JobSeeker, and the boost to housing construction through the HomeBuilder Grant. Australia coped nicely compared to other developed nations through a combination of government stimulus, three interest rate cuts and helpful lenders.

In December last year, CoreLogic’s Head of Research, Tim Lawless, said housing values were likely to surpass pre-COVID levels by as early as January or February this year. Even the Reserve Bank of Australia governor, Phillip Lowe, was saying at the end of last year that it was a good time to buy. There are some economists bold enough to suggest strong, almost unprecedented, property market growth in the first half of 2021, possibly easing off in the second half. Regional areas won popularity polls last year, largely due the work-fromhome shift along with a greater appreciation of ‘my own space’. Regionals outperformed the capitals in November 2020, with regional home values up 1.4 per cent compared to 0.7 per cent in the cities, and it is completely plausible that large parts of regional Australia will be the star performers this year. The RBA is saying it is unlikely to lift interest rates for up to three years. Home loan affordability is at its best level in possibly 18 years. With affordability, a diverse local economy and a high demand for quality property, there will be sustained growth through 2021, especially with interest rates approaching zero. Property owners have indeed found a new and deeper appreciation for the true value of bricks and mortar as assets, particularly in tough times. We go into 2021 with positivism and confidence in a strong property market. VIEW PROPERTY MAGAZINE

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ON LOCATION

Cannington & surrounds, WA

“We had an excellent finish to 2020 with buyer enquiry being the highest it has been all year. We have hit the ground running in 2021, with buyer enquiries nearly double compared to this time last year. If you are thinking of selling, now is the time!” – Melanie Mitchell, RE/MAX Southern Stars

Just south of Western Australia’s capital of Perth are the popular southern suburbs of Cannington and surrounds. Spilling from the Swan River, the Canning River runs throughout the region, offering leafy green spaces to enjoy. With a range of excellent retail and entertainment options, as well as excellent outdoor parks and facilities, there is plenty on offer for residents. Being so close to the CBD, as well as having excellent access to the main arterials and airport, the region is a popular choice for many due to its convenience coupled with its affordability.

MARKET SNAPSHOT (Cannington only. Current as of 12 January 2021. Data taken from September 2020.)

54% Renters 46% Owner occupiers Median house price $350,000 House prices

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Median unit price $299,000 Unit prices

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Experience Cannington and surrounds Shop: The newly renovated Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre features boutique and designer stores, as well as all the usual favourites. Nature: If shopping is not your thing, enjoy a relaxed walk on the many trails through Cannington and Ferndale besides the Canning River, or why not take some time out on the water and enjoy a leisurely canoe ride. Dine: It’s not just any old shopping centre food court, Westfield Carousel Rooftop Dining Precinct is a foodie’s paradise! Grab a pre-dinner cocktail at the bar and taste your way around the world with a vast selection of cuisines. Play: In nearby Beckenham, Mills Park has plenty to keep the whole family active and busy, with a large children’s playground, outdoor gym stations, tennis courts, oval and skate park. There’s even a café to grab a coffee while the kids have a play.


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Has a garage ever just been a garage?

The 20th century brought us many things, one being the invention of automobiles. The early introduction and sale of automobiles saw mainly buyers from the ‘elite’ purchase these high-priced luxuries. My, how they’ve changed over the years, along with many other things that allow us to live our lives the way we do. It is nothing unusual to own two, even three cars per household these days. With the advent of the automobile came the importance of having them housed appropriately. Not all properties possess a garage, but for most new homes it is an essential feature. But drive around a new estate and it is more likely you’ll see a car parked in front of a garage than inside it. Could there be another car parked inside? Of course, that is a possibility, but the appeal of these large vacant ‘rooms’ is that they can be used for anything …almost. And that’s the beauty of a garage, is it not? It is secure and private.

Just how important are garages? Well, you need only ask founders of such companies as Apple, Google and The Walt Disney Company to name a few – as they all began from inside a garage. Of course, your humble garage may not be the birthplace of a multibillion-dollar company. Is it the gym, a teenager retreat, a man cave, a play area, the office or just one big storage point for all the household ‘toys’ … these are just some of the possibilities? There’s also the chance that it is simply be the housing space of your family car. How a garage space is used is completely up to the owner. Perhaps they’ve downsized and no longer have the internal room for their hobby, or the kids have outgrown the shared living space and need their own private space, or the gym equipment is encroaching on the back patio. The beauty is, their purpose can change, quite easily, depending on the needs of the owner. There are some limits to keep in mind though. Legally, they cannot be used as a bedroom as they do not meet smoke alarm requirements. If you’re finding space limited and are considering moving the car to the other side of the garage door,

approach the internal design much the same as you would in any other part of the home. What do I need this space for? How can I maximise the space? Will I enjoy using this space? Can I utilise the space for my needs while still being able to fit the car in? If you’re short on space, think practically. Shelving, hooks, retractable benches are all great ways to make the most of the space, without taking up precious floor space. Your future self will thank you when a hailstorm comes along! If you plan on making the most of your garage-come-whatever all throughout the year, it is best to insulate the space to ensure it is comfortable across all seasons. If you plan on cranking up the tunes or having the kids let loose and be noisy, it may be worth soundproofing the space. No doubt your neighbours will be appreciative.

So, has a garage ever just been a garage? Indeed, and in many cases, it still is just that. But, as the founders of Google, Apple and Walt Disney will concur, they can be so much more. And the next time you drive by a car outside of its garage, you never know what ideas may be gaining momentum inside. It may be the next global game-changer perhaps?

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What is a property cycle? Both the economy and property markets move in cycles. Cycles vary in length and are affected by social and economic factors. A government’s action can lengthen or shorten the cycle. Human nature and perception contribute to cycles. There is no single property market. States, regions, cities, suburbs and so on are all at different stages in their own property cycles.

Do I have to use a real estate agent to manage my rental property? No, but be aware that you would be bound by the same legislative requirements that apply to a property manager. If you were found to be in breach of the Residential Tenancies Act, you would be subject to the same disciplinary action - including potential fines.

Many refer to a ‘seven-year property cycle’ as they explain how house prices move through four phases: Boom – Rapid price increases in what tends to be the shortest phase; Downturn – Price growth slows down or even drops; Stabilisation – market moves on but prices don’t suddenly go sky high, rather they remain flat or only move up slowly. Investors act in this opportune phase; and Upturn - property values begin to increase, and property is generally affordable in a phase that may last three or four years. Prices tend to be substantially higher with property becoming less affordable by the end of this phase.

Many a financially savvy investor has been left in the dark when it comes to finding tenants, dealing with day-to-day property issues or legal jargon. From fixing leaks to providing tax depreciation schedules, property investment can be complicated. A property manager acts as an intermediary between you and the tenant and is trained in negotiating through tricky situations.

It’s not a one-size-fits-all situation. The top of a cycle tips into the next downturn, which in turn prepares a market for its next upswing. Every ‘boom’ has a breather, bringing opportunity.

• The best investment returns possible

Local agents live and breathe their local market’s property cycle. Talk to them.

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Are these things important to you? • A reliable income stream • Good capital growth potential

• Quality tenants who respect you and your property With an experienced property manager, you will have these as the result of their local and up-todate knowledge of property value, rental rates and industry legislation;

use of effective marketing tools that minimize vacancy; all the correct paperwork taken care of; quick effective action should any legal issues arise; the chance to qualify for landlord protection insurance and tax-deductible management fees; and overall, a guarantee of exceptional customer service.

What is stamp duty? Stamp duty is a charge which is applied by state governments in Australia on transactions relating to the transfer of land or property. Stamp duty rates are based on the value of property and which state the property is located in. Other contributing factors include whether the property is a primary residence or investment property; whether you are a first home buyer; and if you are purchasing an established home, a new home or vacant land. The New South Wales government is proposing stamp duty reforms and the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has called for a coordinated approach to stamp duty reform across all states, so changes may be in the air. There is no stamp duty applicable to property purchases in New Zealand.


By Lyn Cox

Preparing your home for

SALE… PUP! It was 2004 when we last introduced a puppy to our home, and not this home.

KEEP OUT OF REACH

As I write this, we are 18 days away (but who’s counting) from collecting our new pup from Brisbane Airport when he flies in from Melbourne. I suspect he will be the only member of this house to be on a plane this year!

• Address electric plugs, outlets and wires. Plug sockets. Unplug appliances.

All this means that we have less than three weeks to prepare. We have the crate, safety gates, the bed, blankets, old towels and sheets, puppy mat, bowls, food, grooming tools, puppy collar and lead, toys… and more toys. Now our attention turns to puppy-proofing. Accepting that our memories may have faded, I turned my attention to experts, and asked the breeder for recommendations.

• Secure windows, balconies and stairs to avoid pup getting stuck or falling.

Here is a summary if you find yourself in the same wonderful predicament: First, a few things to understand. • It is a completely new environment for pup. • Being naturally curious and inquisitive, pup can and will get into trouble - they WILL find, and they WILL chew.

• Remove or secure chemicals, anything medical, cleaning products and automatic toilet bowl cleaners.

• Put away any small or sharp objects, like elastic bands, drawing pins etc. • Be wary of burn hazards.

• Some houseplants are poisonous to pets – most common are lilies, aloe vera, pothos and cyclamen. It’s best to keep all plants well away. • No pool access until pup learns to swim. Watch ponds, bathtubs and open toilets. • Secure fencing and gates before pup arrives - no gaps, no digging or climbing spots.

TIP Get down on

your hands and knees for a dog’s-eye view of your home

TIP Buy non-hazardous

cleaning materials that don’t have a strong scent to avoid your puppy associating the smell with toilet accidents.

• Check garden plants. Remove, if necessary, plants like ficus, azalea, rhododendron, oleander, poinsettia, sweet pea, lilies and aloe. Also, rhubarb, spinach, garlic, macadamia nuts, avocados and apricots. • Store away your garden tools. • Fertilisers, herbicides and insecticides should be way out of reach. I’ve made a start. I bought new table-runners without tassels that hang down and have removed or repositioned what I can, both indoors and out. We’ll be feeding pup the same food he has been used to with the breeder and have stainless steel bowls as they are easy to clean, don’t rust, chip or break, and can’t be chewed (by a puppy at least – our adult Airedale Terrier made short work of them!) Fortunately, we have no garden lighting or automatic sprinklers in pup’s part of the garden. I know things like mats and the bbq cover are still at risk, but we are as ready as we can be for the start of what we hope is another very long and rewarding journey of dog ownership.

• With puppy-proofing, do it BEFORE they arrive.

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DESTINATION

Plenty to love about

Argentina Those who come for tourism or to live here know how easy it is to fall in love with this country. Argentina is a country well-known for its cultural diversity, as well as for landscapes that can satisfy the most demanding adventurers.

Mendoza is an Argentine province

The South American country is spread across a land that includes mountains, glacial lakes and grasslands.

of the wineries and make tastings of

As for tourism, the activities that can be done in Argentina are endless.

Best holiday regions Some of the most captivating landscapes can be found in the Patagonian region of Argentina. In the Andes area, glaciers can be seen on the shores of the lake, or on the island of Tierra del Fuego, the last stop before Antarctica.

located at the foot of the Andes mountains and famous for its Wine Route. From there you can take tours some of the best wines in the world. Cafayate, in the province of Salta, is also an excellent option for wine lovers. In the Salta province you can ride a horse with the famous Argentine ‘gauchos’ or cowboys, with their unique colourful attire. The traditional basics worn by the gauchos are a poncho, loose trousers and a wide-brimmed hat.

In November, travellers are recommended to visit El Ombú de Areco, which is located near Buenos Aires, to witness the National Festival of Tradition. This lasts a week and brings together gauchos from all over the country to show their dressage skills… and make big barbecues. The Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, is a city full of charms, museums, cafes, bars and places to see. Here you can dance the tango, visit one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, El Ateneo Gran Splendid, tour the ancient Recoleta cemetery or, for soccer fans, visit La Bombonera stadium.

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Top 8 tick-off experiences

Ride like a gaucho.

Get wet at Iguazú Falls.

Tango in Buenos Aires.

See hunting orcas beach in Península Valdés.

Enjoy a Malbec in Mendoza. Work your way through a big steak at a traditional parrilla.

Experience a glacier calve at Perito Moreno.

Get cultured in Córdoba.

Buying real estate The real estate market in Argentina is highly fluctuating. However, it can be an excellent longterm opportunity for foreigners interested in acquiring a property in any of the country’s provinces. This South American country is, in practice, a very reliable shelter for capital investment. Regarding urban residential, foreigners have easy and secure access to existing properties, but they have a little more difficulty buying new units. In the city of Buenos Aires, the average square metre value for apartments is approximately AUD 2,745/ USD 2,115. The vacation properties most valued by foreign investors are in the

Andean Patagonian, specifically in San Carlos de Bariloche, as well as the Mendoza and Salta region, and the fields of the Polo Circuit, near the City of Buenos Aires. The ‘holiday home’ business in Argentina has a very high potential to develop in the future. In Mendoza, the houses are valued at around AUD 103,822/ USD 80,000 and the apartments starting from AUD 32,444/ USD 25,000 to AUD 51,911/ USD 40,000. In Patagonia, one-room apartments cost approximately AUD 90,844/ USD 70,000, with one-bedroom AUD 142,755/ USD 110,000 and two-bedrooms AUD 194,666/ USD 150,000. The houses range from AUD 240,087/ USD 185,000 to AUD 363,376/ USD 280,000.

Want to know more? www.remax.com.ar

RE/MAX has been present in Argentina since 2005 when it was launched by Dotti Peñate and Sebastian Sosa, entrepreneurs who recognized the possibilities of the model’s growth and found similarities between the brand’s values and the characteristics of the heart and soul of the county, its people. Teamwork, compromise and proactivity are pillars of RE/MAX Argentina, which today has more than 140 offices in 42 cities, and almost 5,000 people linked to the global network that offers connected real estate services around the world.

FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY At the time of writing, foreigners have the same property rights as locals in Argentina. However, rural land purchases require a special certificate from the national land registry. There are also specific requirements for foreign ownership relating to properties located near aforeign border, including, for example, a security clearance from the interior ministry. A CDI (Tax ID) number is required to purchase land in Argentina. Once obtained, a foreigner may purchase property and pay taxes.

PLEASE CHECK THIS INFORMATION WITH THE RELEVANT AUTHORITY.

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TAKE

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with RE/MAX Australia Managing Director, JOEL DAVOREN

What do you think will be significant in the RE landscape of 2021? The obvious factor will be the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and the efficacy and delivery of the vaccine in Australia and around the world. The sooner we can see the results of this, the better. Another factor will be the stability of the United States. The ripple effect from the instability in that region is felt around the world. A shifting internal population will also mean that some markets should see good market conditions well into 2021. Presently, it is a seller’s market in most locations. if the trend continues, with low interest and tenancy rates as well, signs could point to prices rising. One big unknown is how markets will hold up after the government stimulus phases out. All in all, we are expecting positive trends for 2021, tinged with some uncertainty driven by the Covid-19 virus.

How do you think 2020 may have influenced the way buyers and sellers will act this year? There’s strong buyer demand in many markets and the most active buyers are responding to the conditions by acting swiftly and strongly. Sellers’ expectations have been on the increase for a few months now and it will be interesting to see how this plays out. The use of alternative marketing strategies (virtual inspections etc)

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has seen our industry and our clients think laterally and look for other methods to achieve an outcome. We have seen a strong increase in pre-portal sales and the use of social media as a property selling tool. We believe this trend will continue and perhaps increase, depending on how these new channels evolve and service the demand.

What do you think buyers will look for this year when buying homes? We might see activity this year from those people who decide to bring forward retirement, which may be anything from upgrading to downsizing, moving to new locations or staying put. Early data seems to be showing signs of tree/sea changes in buyer/seller transactions across multiple age brackets and demographics. The spotlight has shone clearly on the quality of the life people are living. The importance of the home as a sanctuary has never been more clearly highlighted, so people will seek to buy, build or renovate to create the home that delivers what they want. With many more employers, employees and the self-employed realising they can work remotely, the work-from-home force will most likely grow as there is a shift away from traditional work environments such as CBDs.

The Australian RE/MAX network grew last year. What made this possible? There was a great deal of hard work across our network in the years leading into 2020, as there is now. However, when we were faced by COVID-19 and the impacts it had on our customers, our agents and our industry, the four major determinants behind our growth were: • Nimble leadership and thinking; • Innovative platforms and models for the future; • Stability in our network and • Acquisition opportunities.

What would you like to see or do this year that was taken away last year? It would be great to see some continuity in the market, and for our network, our members and their clients. Continuity was rare commodity as COVID kept changing the way we led our lives – as was confidence in knowing what tomorrow might bring. I really would like to see these more in evidence this year. I would like to see certainty in agents being face-to-face with their clients and customers, which was denied to them in varying degrees last year – with Victoria feeling the brunt of that. A smile in-person is worth ten on a screen. It would please me to see RE/MAX Australia roll out our face-to-face events – awards and mid-year rally for instance. We took it for granted in the past just how important these events are.


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