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residential ISSUE 03 • NOVEMBER 11 • 2010

Piece of paradise The unmistakable influence of a love affair with Bali has transported the lifestyle trappings of a tropical resort to Hillarys. PAGE 7

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Referral bonus proving popular Refer friends and family to Brooke Stone Real Estate and earn a handy cash bonus ONE of the advantages of running a local, boutique-style real estate agency is the ability to provide unparalleled face-to-face customer service and commitment to clients. This is the premise behind Brooke Stone Real Estate in Joondalup, an award-winning company in the northern precinct keen to market themselves differently from the “boring marketing that is synonymous with the real estate industry”, according to director Darryl Flaherty. “We recently started the Brooke Stone Exclusive Referral Club, which is beginning to catch on and we are getting more and more people requesting to join, even though we have hardly advertised it,” Mr Flaherty said. “Research shows that in every conversational social group, some reference is made to money or real estate approximately every 30 minutes. “Someone, somewhere, sometime will talk about the buying and selling of property. “We thought Brooke Stone should make this a cornerstone of our marketing and

have a variety of people in all walks of life earn some real money by referring Brook Stone Real Estate.” The agency promises a $1000 settlement reward for each referral, as well as another $250 into a “special bonus account” held in the name of the referrer. “Another $1000 is paid at settlement of each subsequent referral, with another $250 paid into the bonus account.At settlement of the fourth referral, the total of the bonus account is also added to make a total of $5000, just for being social and a good listener.” Mr Flaherty said the company had received interest from residents in the United Kingdom to assist family and associates migrating to Western Australia. “We had one member who said that she would be embarrassed to take money for recommending friends and asked for the referral money to be donated to a charity of her choice in her name. “Another couple are splitting the referral with their sister-in-law.” Brooke Stone Real Estate is located at 88

By Brett White RE/MAX EXTREME

Darryl Flaherty

Reid Promenade, Joondalup. For more information on the company and this exclusive referral deal, phone Laura at the company on 9301 0662. ■

Three Ps the key to a successful sale Think price, presentation and promotion to sell your home quickly and for the right price WITH interest rates on the rise, price, presentation and promotion are key factors in selling your home quickly and for the right price in today’s market conditions. According to Richard Young, principal of Caporn Young Estate Agents, sellers needed to focus on these three key selling factors in a home, especially if the property is in the top end of the market. “With some banks now increasing their interest rates by nearly 0.5 per cent, buyers will be even more selective when buying homes priced above $1 million,’’ he said. “The current median price of a home in the western suburbs is now around $1.3 million and additional funding costs will make buyers take out larger home loans to seek even better value for money when choosing a home.” Mr Young said even if a property is marketed to its full potential

Buying costs can really add up

and only slightly overpriced, the owner would find great difficulty in finding a buyer. “Overall, we expect that it will take a few months for the market to digest this recent rise in interest rates,’’ he said. “However, by early 2011 when the upswing in the local economy gains strength, buyers will take a more positive outlook to the property market and take advantage of very competitive house prices, especially for properties priced above $1 million. “The property market in the western suburbs has under performed during recent years relative to long-term annual growth rates, which are around 12 per cent.” Mr Young said major improvements in the economy driven by the predicted second resources boom should see an upward market correction in these property values in the medium term. ■

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MOST people know that the cost of buying a property is more than the amount they pay to the seller. But how much more? This week, Brett White, managing director of RE/MAX, answers that pressing question. He said as a general guide, prospective purchasers should budget an additional 5 per cent to the purchase price of the property for the various fees and expenses. If you are a first-homebuyer buying for under $500,000, then you can use 3 per cent of the purchase price as a general guide. But where does that money go? There are a variety of settlement agents, bank and government fees and charges associated with buying a property, such as: LENDING COSTS ■ Home loan application fees – these vary depending on the lender. ■ Valuation fee may be charged by your lender. ■ Lender’s mortgage insurance – this bank fee can run into thousands of dollars and depends on how much deposit or equity you have. PURCHASING COSTS ■ Stamp duty – this is generally the largest expense involved in purchasing a property. There are exemptions in WA for first-home buyers regarding the payment of stamp duty. Go to www.dtf.wa.gov.au State Revenue Page to view a stamp duty calculator. ■ Settlement agent professional fees and disbursements (including title searches, land title office registration fees, council enquiry fees, postage and petties fees). ■ Purchase inspection fees – some common purchaser inspections in WA are building inspections and pest inspections. The cost of these are payable by the purchaser. It is possible to shop around and reduce some of the costs. A mortgage broker is a great place to start to shop around for the best loan and fees.


WORLD CLASS POSITION These luxury two level homes offers supreme quality in a world class position opposite the stunning Indian Ocean. In sought after North Beach with pure ocean frontage, this is a premier address in the northern suburbs. This home features three double bedrooms with three sumptuous bathrooms. Spacious living areas include informal dining, lounge and multimedia theatre lounge. Sit on your balcony and watch the sun set or at dawn watch the yachts sail by. With cafes, restaurants and shopping on your door step, you can enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle right here in Perth. Go for a walk along the beautiful foreshore at any time of the day, you can relax and feel like you are on holiday all year round. Features include: • Travertine stone floors throughout • Tasmanian Oak stairs with stainless steel & timber hand rails

• Two large bedrooms on the ground level • Kitchenette on ground level • Landscaped courtyard area

• Spacious family & dining area

• Smart wired and alarmed security

• Contemporary kitchen with stainless steel Smeg appliances

• Two extensive balconies & stainless steel

• Large resort style master bedroom & ensuite with double shower & spa • Powder room on top level for guests • Multimedia/lounge room down stairs

marine grade balustrades • Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning • Balcony glass doors cascade open

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AUCTION ON SITE 4th December at 11am HOME OPEN Sat 11am-12pm Sun 12-1pm NORTH BEACH 181A & 184B West Coast Highway AGENT: Remax Extreme CONTACT: John Cowup WEB:

0411 37 36 35 www.remaxextreme.com.au

RARE OPPORTUNITY A rare opportunity knocks again on prestigious Bluewater Rise, Mullaloo. Situated just nearby the iconic/ famous Mullaloo Beach this property is located in the perfect location. Overlooking large Wollinski Park and only 200 metres from the beach, Bluewater Rise is a quiet cul-de-sac with only 15 other homes to share your premium location with. Featuring:

• 2 large separate living areas

• 4 Large Bedrooms + Study

• Fabulous below ground pool

• All bedrooms large with double built in robes

• 200m to Iconic Mullaloo Beach

• 2 ½ Bathrooms

• Double Garage with single drive through rear access

• Large upstairs family room/retreat with ocean views

• Plenty of space to entertain or relax

• Formal lounge/dining

• 809 sqm block

Its proven that homes on this street don’t last long, to inspect the home please contact Sam Rettke on 0488 130 000

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SET DATE SALE 30th November 2010 HOME OPEN Sunday 1.00-1.45pm MULLALOO 4 Bluewater Rise AGENT: Remax Extreme CONTACT: Sam Rettke WEB:

0488 130 000 www.remaxextreme.com.au

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT The extra care at no extra cost RISK FREE FOR 90 DAYS call 9400 6300 to discuss Start Fresh With the Jindalee foreshore village well underway and the highly anticipated suburb of Alkimos in its early stages, this is your opportunity to build your dream home in a suburb where house prices are rising at a speed of knots. Surrounded by quality homes, lush green parks and within walking distance of the ocean, these rare blocks are selling fast, so call Team Extreme today! * Build your dream home and embrace the sounds of the crashing waves and a 24/7 sea breeze.

* Sought after coast side location within walking distance to Jindalee foreshore and only a short drive to Quinn’s Beach and

* Huge 677sqm block surrounded by quality homes and friendly neighbours. * Convenient Jindalee position close to Brighton café strip, beautiful parks and local schools.

the thriving Mindarie Marina . * Approximately 37km from Perth CBD, and 12km to Joondalup city and within a few minutes drive to Clarkson train station.

$420,000-$440,000 JINDALEE 12 MARITIME DRIVE AGENT: Remax Extreme CONTACT: Phil Wiltshire 0408 422 863 WEB: www.remaxextreme.com.au

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Cream of the crop This stunning home, with strong influences of Bali, could be the very best of an impressive bunch. By SAMANTHA JONES CANARIAS Way is a street brimming with gorgeous homes of immense quality and number 11 may just be the cream of this crop. The first thing you’ll notice when pulling up to this stunner is the owner’s very apparent love affair with Bali. From the meticulous gardens to the statue features and shaded hut, the essence of Bali is a defining characteristic. A rendered portico frames the double-door entrance, adding further appeal to the front courtyard, which is set behind a fence and incorporates a below-ground trampoline. Sprawled over two floors, the interior offers abundant living space in an opulent and elegant environment. The ground floor contains the impressive entry, which leads to the marble floor foyer and flows into a large study with built-in granite office furniture. A sunken formal lounge with carpet also leads off the entrance and has a recessed ceiling with dramatic chandelier. The commanding kitchen will appeal to the fussiest of chefs with its granite benches and stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher, coffee machine and built-in microwave.

It is thoughtfully positioned overlooking the casual meals and deluxe sunken family room. A games room with cedar-lined ceiling, glass double-door bar fridge and top-of-the-range BBQ and deep fryer open to the stunning below-ground pool and spa. Also on this level is a gym with sauna and shower and a guest bedroom with an extensively tiled ensuite. The bulk of the accommodation is upstairs. Double doors open to the lavish master bedroom with huge walk-in robe, full-height mirror to one of the walls, access to a private balcony and an open ensuite with double vanity unit, spa bath and shower. Bedrooms three and four are king-sized and separated by an ensuite with stone benchtops and a step-up bath.There is an activity room or fifth bedroom just off the landing. An impressive home theatre completes the second level and has carpeted walls, a bar fridge, state-of-the-art equipment and access to the front balcony. Extras include ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning, a monitored alarm system, ducted vacuum, valet intercom, smart wiring and astro turf. ■

Pete Costigan 0408 956 652

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HILLARYS AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS

$2,449,000

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Remax Extreme John Cowup 0411 373 635 www.remaxextreme.com.au http://tinyurl.com/3xwwlp4

Terry Clark 0405 661 661

Paul Brown 0438 632 591

Ian Rowson 0402 838 952

Barbara Waller Melissa Adams 9401 0555 9401 0555

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Residential commercial mix is a recipe for success Get in early on this exciting new project expected to be completed by late 2011. THE first of its kind in the new Capricorn Village is The Elements, a mixed residential and commercial development that is both architecturally stylish and contemporary. Consisting of three commercial tenancies suitable for a number of uses, including café with alfresco, consulting rooms, dentist, physiotherapist, bakery, real estate agency and general office uses, there are also four three-bed, twobath terrace homes on offer.

Well-located within the newly developed Harford Grove precinct on the corner of Lindsay Beach Boulevard and Beachside Parade in Yanchep, The Elements offers tenants the chance to grow their business in a fast-growing region in WA. Elements Property Group Development Director Horatio Alvarez said there was a shortage of commercial space and medium density residential homes in the Capricorn Vil-

By CARMELLE WILKINSON

lage area.“There are limited tenancies available with a very strong level of interest in leasing the commercial space, we do expect formal lease contracts to be signed very soon,’’ he said. Mr Alvarez said the development would add to existing local amenities that include pristine beaches, 18 Hole Sun City golf course, a recently constructed aged care centre, sporting clubs and Yanchep National Park. A primary and high school are close by, with

a new primary school planned opposite The Elements.With the rapid growth of the northern corridor,Yanchep is well placed to benefit from a newly completed road infrastructure. Mr Alvarez said: “Benefiting from recent economic recovery and increase in local population, these new businesses have a unique opportunity to get in early to firmly establish strong commercial enterprises with future growth”. Call 0419 991 280 for details. ■

Right royal feel to sprawling home Grand entrance and features impress. By SAMANTHA JONES

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Davey Real Estate North Beach Phil Pope on 0416 065 779 www.daveyrealestate.com.au http://tinyurl.com/2bzwutn

THE sheer majestic nature of this impressive North Beach residence is the first thing that will catch your eye when you walk in. As you go through the double doors, a grand entrance swimming with space also has soaring ceilings, a winding jarrah staircase and an eye-catching feature wall. Polished aggregate concrete floors, solid timber doors, solid jarrah skirting and architraves add further appeal to this area, which is accessed through a front courtyard with resort-like ambience. Instantly inviting, the courtyard has a feature stone garden, ponds and submersible lighting for permanent visibility. Built in 2000, the residence, which has been designed to capitalise on its aquatic vistas, spans three levels of living. Solid WA sheoak flooring dominates the upper storey, where concertina doors connect the combined kitchen, dining and family area to a deep balcony that benefits from a panoramic view of Rottnest Island. The enormous kitchen is the centrepiece of this entire area and provides a truly opulent cooking space. It overlooks the dining room and lounge area and has two stainless steel rangehoods, a fridge recess and a huge walk-in pantry.

Ocean views flood through this entire area, which has a blue and yellow hued colour scheme. A sense of proportion gives the opulent master bedroom, also on this floor, its fivestar quality. The bathroom ensuite has extensive marble tiling, twin marble top vanity benches, a double shower and spa and french doors that open onto a private sun balcony. A separate undercover balcony and large walk-in robe are further features. Back down the staircase with wrought iron balustrades to the main downstairs living areas, which spills into the rear courtyard accessed via french doors. There are feature walls to all the minor bedrooms, while floorto-ceiling marble and granite vanity bench tops add class to the bathrooms. Other benefits of this impressive home include a study and plenty of storage options with an outdoor store room, loft and cellar beneath the staircase. The property is set on 1012 of prime coastal land, just metres away from a charming café strip, and has potential for subdivision at the rear. ■


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HILLARYS 209 FLINDERS AVENUE AGENT Harcourts Alliance CONTACT Bryon Hutton on 0412 753 716 WEB www.alliance.harcourts.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/2wmzc3s

Imposing family residence Mediterranean influences abound. By SAMANTHA JONES COMMANDING in stature, the façade of this gorgeous double-storey home in Hillarys has taken definitive inspiration from the Mediterranean. Large limestone bricks and wooden finishes comprise the exterior, which includes a double garage, elegant portico entrance and front balcony that basks in stunning views. Truly a residence for those who value entertaining, the back yard area is just breathtaking. It has a resort-style T-shape pool with a slide, built-in water feature and a cabana-hut. Overlooking this area is the extensively decked and covered outdoor area with pitched ceiling, downlights and café blinds. Ambient palm trees border this area adding further tranquillity.

Inside, contemporary modernity characterises the spacious interior, which sprawls over two levels. Polished wooden floors flow through the downstairs level, which contains the bulk of the living areas. The modern kitchen with granite bench tops and stainless steel appliances is thoughtfully situated in-between the casual dining area and the casual lounge. There is also a carpeted formal lounge area. All four bedrooms are double-size and the master bedroom, situated upstairs, has a gleaming ensuite. Cream pillars and built-in fireplaces in certain rooms are stylish features of the decor, which caters to neutral and opulent tastes. ■


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*Offer is subject to terms and conditions including additional charges for non-standard installations, available in-store. In order to receive feed-in tariffs, after installation of your solar system you must arrange to connect it to the grid with a smart meter through your electricity supplier. Sale prices offered are already inclusive of REC rebates. †Conditions of 60 Months Own it Now 0%: Available to approved applicants or existing GE CreditLine, Buyers Edge or GO MasterCard customers on transactions over $32,000 until end of November. Offer available on advertised on ticketed price. The balance is payable by 60 approximate equal monthly installments (exact amounts speciďŹ ed in your statement). If there is an outstanding balance after the offer period ends, interest will be charged at the current percentage rate. This notice is given under both the GE CreditLine and Buyers Edge Conditions of Use, which specify all other conditions for this offer. Establishment fee, monthly account service fee, and other fees and charges are payable. GE CreditLine is a credit facility provided by GE Finance Australasia Pty Ltd (ABN 88 000 015 485). GO MasterCard and Buyers Edge is a credit facility provided by GE Capital Finance Australia (ABN 42 008 583588), both trading as GE Money. *Monthly electricity savings are based on Clean Energy Council PV output ďŹ gures for Perth and 100% Feed in Tariff optimization (i.e. Turning off all standby power except fridge). Total savings for Solarcombi includes changing out an Electric Storage Hot Water Heater in Zone 3.


20 Truro Place, City Beach Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Lifestyle

Set Date Sale Monday 22nd November at 5pm Inspect Saturdays 12 - 12.45pm and Thursdays 6 - 6.45pm

A fantastic lifestyle awaits you and your family move into this fantastic family home in South City Beach and start living!! Situated on a 1139sqm block this passive solar designed home consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (plus powder room), family room, separate sitting and dining room and climate controlled wine cellar. Outside you can enjoy meals in the alfresco area or take a leisurely dip in the solar heated pool. Situated within walking distance of the sparkling patrolled waters of City Beach and close to the large open spaces of City Beach Oval & Bold Park.

CHRISTOPHER DEE 0413 122 499

realmark.com.au

9383 7199 cdee@realmark.com.au


35 and/or 35A James Street, NORTH BEACH Alluring James Street... A multi-generational opportunity in North Beach’s favourite street rising steeply from the North Beach Jetty through the iconic Norfolk pines, atmospheric Rainbow Lorikeets & cockatoos to native bush reserve...

Set Date Sale Offers by 5pm Sun Nov 28

2 GREEN TITLE HOMES (2006 & 2007)

BUY ONE OR BOTH!

35 James St : 6 beds, 2.5 baths, over 3 levels with 4 living areas, pool, natural limestone, rich warm timbers, recycled brick & iron

35A James St: 3 bed, 2 bath, single level, mini orchard, chooks separate. consulting & games rooms

SCOTT SWINGLER realmark.com.au

0403 344 649 9383 7199 realmark.com.au


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Indian Ocean on the doorstep Private townhouse in sought-after area boasts superb views. By CASSANDRA DE WIND THE rear location of this townhouse offers extra seclusion and panoramic ocean views from its top level. In one of Watermans Bay’s most prestigious streets, the property has a leafy aspect. Some of the rooms have been renovated to modernise the home’s overall appearance. There is160sqm of internal living space on the 440sqm block. Expansive outdoor areas give you the option to entertain in several areas outside of the home, and extra parking is available for a third vehicle. The split-level design of the townhouse means the minor bedrooms and family bathroom are on the ground level, and the main living areas maximise the ocean views. Decorative skirting boards, downlighting, and bi-fold windows and doors feature in the lounge room.

Stone benchtops, a breakfast bar, double sinks, lacquered cupboard doors and stainless steel appliances are inclusions in the kitchen, which has porcelain tiling. This area also has a waste disposal outlet. Sliding glass doors conceal the builtin wardrobes in the master bedroom, which has a split-system airconditioning unit and ensuite sectioned off by a frosted glass door. Two square vanities, a corner spa and heated towel rails add to the bathroom’s lavish appeal. It is tiled to the ceiling and includes a large overhead nozzle in the shower recess. Timber decking provides a classic touch to the balcony, accessible via the lounge room. Overlooking extensive garden beds, the backyard is spacious enough for a pool. ■

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WATERMANS BAY 26B MARGARET STREET AGENT

Mick Malone Real Estate Doubleview CONTACT Mick Malone 0419 940 057 or 9445 2455 WEB www.mickmalone.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/33e9q86

Character stays, modern touches added Renovations give this spacious 1970s family home a new lease on life. By SAMANTHA JONES LOVINGLY renovated, this Doubleview beauty is the very definition of character elegance. A colourful garden surrounds the home, which is on a 777sqm fully reticulated block. Originally constructed in 1970, it retains the decorative charms of that era through polished floorboards, ornate ceilings and cornices and stacked stonework to the entry and loungeroom fireplace. It has immaculate presentation throughout and four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two separate living areas. Upstairs, parents’ privacy has been catered for with the second level serving as a dedicated retreat. The area enjoys attractive tree-lined vistas and contains the king-size master bedroom, which has a walk-in robe and spacious ensuite with double vanity basins, spa bath with shower

and toilet. The fourth bedroom is also on this level and could be used as a study. A study and separate downstairs living area ensures there is plenty of space for the kids, too. It has direct access to the neatly paved and landscaped rear courtyard. The two minor bedrooms are down here and share the second bathroom. Gleaming granite stone benchtops feature in the near-new kitchen, which has quality stainless steel appliances and an abundance of storage space. A family-sized dining room adjoins the kitchen and overlooks the front garden and lawn area. Other living space includes a sunroom (part of an extension) with a shade sail that faces the idyllic courtyard.

There is also a separate home office, which is accessed from outside the home and could be used for home business purposes. Reverse-cycle ducted airconditioning is upstairs, while there are split system reversecycle airconditioning units downstairs. There is also a family-sized laundry, plenty of storage cupboards, full alarm system and a large double garage with separate workshop at the rear of the property, which can be accessed through the front double carport. ■

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DOUBLEVIEW 4 CORONATION STREET AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS

Davey Real Estate Brad Sergeant 9341 8000 www.daveyrealestate.com.au http://tinyurl.com/37rbm87


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Designed to be distinctive Individual flair sets this house apart. By SAMANTHA JONES THE thing I love most about this contemporary Scarborough residence is its flair for the unique. Every single aspect, from the stylish handpicked placards to the medieval-inspired front door, radiates the owner’s distinctive tastes. The front courtyard is a gorgeous, private area that has lovely gardens, stone features and a decked walkway. It complements the eye-catching facade of the purpose-built townhouse, which has a flat-roof design with large picture windows facing the street. To the immediate right upon entry is a study or third bedroom with french doors. Just across from here is a second bedroom with plush brown carpets, recessed ceiling and ensuite. There is also a separate laundry, living area with external access and secondary kitchen to the first floor.This area could serve as an entirely separate wing of the home. A staircase with a glass railing, put in by the owners as a safety precaution for their young child, leads to the opulent, light-filled central living space. A large galley kitchen with built-in pantry and stainless steel appliances is the dominant feature of this room and overlooks the lounge and dining space, which flows through to the large entertaining balcony, which has a built-in spa.

BURNS BEACH

Gorgeous ocean views, an attribute of its central Scarborough location, are enjoyed from the tiled balcony. The master bedroom is set on the second floor and features a walk-through, walk-in robe with built-in storage and a separate shoe cupboard. A powder room is situated just off the kitchen and shares an adjoining door with the master bedroom’s ensuite, which has a large double shower and single vanity unit. Extras include a paved back yard with Balinese hut, double garage with storage area and ducted airconditioning throughout the house. ■

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SCARBOROUGH 137 GILDERCLIFFE STREET AGENT O'Rourke Real Estate CONTACT Paul Kettle 0403 177 680 WEB www.orourke.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/2u68tax

58 & 60 BEACHSIDE DRIVE

HUGE OCEANSIDE BLOCK OOZES VALUE IN one of Perth’s most prestigious up-andcoming northern suburbs, this pristine block has uninterrupted views to the ocean and must been seen to be appreciated.The oceanfront block spans 1598sqm and is currently on two titles. Owners have the choice to purchase one of two blocks or amalgamate them

1598 SQM BLOCK FROM $2,199,000 AGENT Oceanside Realty - Mullaloo CONTACT Paul Brown 0438 632 591 or 9401 0555 WEB www.oceansiderealty.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/2f43nrb

to increase the value of the property. Facilities close to Burns Beach include a café strip, picnic areas and a community centre. ■

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72A DUKE STREET

TOP SPOT FOR YOUR DREAM HOME IMAGINE building on this dream block in Scarborough. The large 325sqm block with rear

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AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS

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Look to property to fund retirement Longer life expectancy makes superannuation less sufficient. By CARMELLE WILKINSON WITH the life expectancy of Australians increasing, Professionals Real Estate Group CEO David Hobbs encourages homeowners to invest in property to ensure a comfortable retirement. Mr Hobbs said according to United Nations estimates,Australia had the joint fourth-highest life expectancy in the world (equal with Switzerland) over the period 2005-2010. “Advances in medicine and improvements in lifestyle mean that this generation now has the prospect of living much longer than previous generations,’’ he said. “This means that we need more money to fund our retirement as we are living much longer and staying healthier.

Land still attractive LAND has continued to be a positive force for the West Australian residential market, according to a new review by commercial real estate services firm CB Richard Ellis. CBRE Perth residential valuations director Michael Veletta said residential land was the only market sector that could lay claim to reasonable levels of demand, particularly in well-located infill areas or land estates that offered a range of local services and infrastructure. “As incentives in this sector diminish, land is one of the only market sectors to have recorded positive movement in values,” Mr Veletta said. “However, prices are not rising across the board with some areas such as Dawesville and Wannannup suffering from an over supply situation and soft demand that has resulted in falling values.” Mr Veletta said the overall market remained under pressure with approximately 16,000 properties currently on the market. This number is approaching the market highs that were seen in late 2008. He said preliminary REIWA figures highlighted the slow market condition over the past quarter and suggested an up to 4 per cent fall in median house prices across the Perth metropolitan area. “With home finance very slow, top end markets are yet to recover from the May announcement of the Mining Super Profits Tax, coupled with a range of global issues, increasing interest rates and a soft share market,” Mr Veletta. “Realistic vendors are having to drop their prices particularly in the western suburbs following a 25 per cent drop in turnover during the September quarter.” ■

“Relying totally on superannuation to fund over the 30-year period.” Mr Hobbs also your retirement may not be enough given encouraged younger people to invest in property as an attraction option to longer life expectancy rates, parsupplement their superannuation ticularly with the current relacontributions. tively low level of contributions “There have also been recent made by most average income changes to superannuation laws earners.” which make it easier for people to Mr Hobbs said by investing in use their private self-managed well-located real estate, people superannuation funds to invest in could enjoy the prospect of property,’’ he said. their investment increasing in “Over the longer term, the outvalue. look for the WA property market “Over the last 30 years, for remains very positive, so investing example, the median price of a in property as part of a retirement home in Perth has increased Professionals CEO David plan should be given serious confrom around $38,000 in 1980 to Hobbs. sideration as a form of long-term around $480,000 in 2010 – representing a more than 12 fold increase in proper- wealth creation.” For further advice on how you can incorpoty values over the past three decades,’’ he said. “Astute investors who purchased properties rate property investment in your retirement in high capital growth areas would have plan, contact your local Professionals office by achieved even greater levels of capital growth visiting professionalswa.com.au. ■

Telethon home in historic early sale FOR the first time in history, the Telethon home has sold before auction. Situated on a 510sqm block donated by Peet Limited in the prestigious Shorehaven Estate in Alkimos, the home sold for a record $865,000. The luxury two-storey home built by In-Vogue has sweeping ocean views and features sustainable design elements and a range of renewable energy systems. It also has four huge bedrooms, two luxurious bathrooms, a swimming pool, large balcony and electric fireplace. However, despite the early sale, the Telethon Home will still be centre stage this weekend, with the public invited to take a glimpse inside the home on Saturday from 1-5pm and Sunday from 9amnoon. ■

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CURRAMBINE 7 Arabella Mews, 4x2, 1.001.30pm, Nichola, 0410 963 896, $549 - $569K KALLAROO 1 Springfield Ct, 4x2, 2.45-3.15pm, Travis, 0431 645 111, $639 $679K MINDARIE 21 Long Beach Prom, 4x2, 3.454.15pm,Travis, 0431 645 111, $1m - $1.2m WANNEROO 10b Winship Ave, 3x1, 1.001.30pm,Travis, 0431 645 111, $295 - $305K SUNDAY BURNS BEACH 17 Third Avenue, 5x3, 11.0011.45am, Demo, 0416 482 670, Auction on site Sat 27th Nov 11am 25 Beachside Drive, 4x2, 3.454.15pm,Travis, 0431 645 111, $990K - $1.09m CONNOLLY 5 Green Close, 4x2, 2.15-3.00pm, Tish, 0431 141 343, $685K+ CURRAMBINE 7 Arabella Mews, 4x2, 12.451.15pm, Nichola, 0410 963 896, $549 - $569K DUNCRAIG 72 Barker Drive, 4x1, 12-1pm, Helen, 0410 412 200, $610K HILLARYS 48 Banks Avenue, 4x2, 1.15-2pm, Oscar & Dee, 0417 984 935, Fr $679K

ILUKA 10 Sanur Rise, 4x2, 2.15pm-3pm, Oscar & Dee, 0417 984 935, Fr $675K KALLAROO 1 Springfield Ct, 4x2, 2.45-3.15pm, Travis, 0431 645 111, $639 $679K 18 Stanford Road, 4x2, 2.15-3pm, Oscar & Dee, 0417 984 935, Fr $719K KINGSLEY 29 Willesden Ave, 4x2, 2.002.30pm,Travis, 0431 645 111, $529 - $549K 7 Robertson, 4x2, 12-12.45pm, Oscar & Dee, 0417 984 935, Fr $799K MINDARIE 137 Anchorage Drive, 4x2, 12.0012.45pm,Tish, 0430 141 343, $1.295m+ MULLALOO 48 Contour Drive, 4x2, 3.15-4pm,

Oscar & Dee, 0417 984 935, Fr $639K OCEAN REEF 14 Aurora Grove, 4x4, 2.303.15pm, Donna, 0411 597 323, $1.190 - $1.250m QUINNS ROCKS 23 Quintal Court, 4x2, 12-1pm, Trish, 0412 638 282, $420K 4 Kilburne Ave, 4x2, 1-1.45pm, Oscar & Dee, 0417 984 935, Fr $389K 56 Dartmouth Circle, 4x2, 1.001.45pm, Sharen, 0402 897 620, $799 - $849K 12 Gidley Cove, 4x2, 2.00-2.45pm, Sharen, 0402 897620, $395 $425K 4 Manoora Ct, 4x2, 1.00-1.45pm, Sharen, 0402 897 620, $565K $605K 18 Marlborough Way, 5x3, 2.002.45pm, Sharen, 0402 897 620, $900 - $1.150m 17 Simpson St, 4x2, 3.00-3.45pm,

Sharen, 0402 897620, $699 - $799K 19 Duncombe Grove, 3x1, 1.001.45pm, Donna, 0411 597 323, $330 - $350K 2 Agnes Wy, 5x2, 12.00-12.45pm, Lesley, 0412 828 398, $735K 15 Ilbery St, 4x2, 1.15-2.00pm, Colin, 0404 391 402, $760 - $790K 4 Dartmouth Ccl, 4x2, 1.00-2.00pm, Darren, 0413 807 247, $779K 8 Parham Rd, 4x3, 12.00-12.30pm, Marilyn, 0419 917 761, $950K TWO ROCKS 7 Cassilda Wy, 4x2, 12.30-1.15pm, Lesley, 0412 828 398, $519 $529K WANNEROO 10b Winship Ave, 3x1, 1.001.30pm,Travis, 0431 645 111, $295 - $305K


FOR SALE AP IN PO SP IN ECT TM B EN Y T

By Expressions of Interest closing 10th December 2010

7 Dodonia Gardens City Beach

AWARD WINNING RESIDENCE SET IN 1932 SQM TROPICAL PARADISE, WITH SWEEPING OCEAN VIEWS • 1932 Sqm block • 6 Bedrooms • 4.5 Bathrooms • Formal & informal living areas • Chef’s kitchen • 2 Home theatres • Poolside Balinese Pavilion • Huge library/study • Temperature controlled wine cellar • Self contained guest suite • 4 Car garage

William Porteous 0439 880 242

william@porteous.com.au

Andrew Porteous 0488 118 687

andrew@porteous.com.au

Office: 9386 8800

www.porteous.com.au


FOR SALE

8 Yallambee Place City Beach

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By Expressions of Interest closing 26th November 2010

SPACE, LIGHT AND LUXURY

• 774 Sqm block • 4 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms, 2 powder rooms • Rumpus room/5th bedroom • Dazzling kitchen with Meile appliances • Independent family living areas • Media room • Spacious top floor study with ocean views • Integrated indoor/outdoor living • 4 Car garage with storage • Solar heated pool & spa • 10 Zones for air conditioning • Pre-wired with CBUS

Andrew Porteous 0488 118 687 andrew@porteous.com.au

Office 9386 8800 www.porteous.com.au


Selling South West Real Estate DUNSBOROUGH

AUGUSTA

$520,000

$2,500,000

● Beyond the wrought iron fence awaits a beautifully finished home well positioned on a corner block located near parks, lakes, Town and the Bay with low maintenance gardens ● Spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen flows onto an alluring deck and provides a private setting ● Stylish three bedroom, two bathroom home finished to a high standard

● Magnificent 114ha lifestyle site ● Exceptional Southern Ocean and Flinders Bay views ● Only 2kms to the Indian Ocean with Marri and Karri stands

Lance Hart 0417 979 516 lance@jmwrealestate.com.au

Alan Jones 0418 947 000 of JMW Real Estate (08) 9756 8800 Steve Vaughan 0428 120 407 of VNW Independent (08) 9380 6191

QUINDALUP

INSTRUCTION FROM MORTGAGEE IN POSSESSION - LOT 11 HILLVIEW ROAD, AUGUSTA

$1,250,000

YALLINGUP

● Easterley aspect protected by the National Park ● Overlooks Augusta Townsite and adjoins extended Augusta Townsite and Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

$1,755,000

WEST BUSSELTON

$1,175,000

● Be captivated by the breathtaking uninterrupted views of Geographe Bay, from the iconic Busselton Jetty through to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse ● Three bedroom, two bathroom luxury two storey spacious apartment set on a 281sqm block overlooking the waters edge ● Open plan living area and outdoor area providing endless entertaining options all year round

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147 darryl@jmwrealestate.com.au

DUNSBOROUGH

$795,000

DUNSBOROUGH

$699,000

● Rarely do properties of this calibre become available with expansive views over Geographe Bay and Dunsborough ● Beautiful custom built home nestled amongst tall Timbers, positioned on a massive 8 acre block ● Offering absolute privacy with a huge covered deck area, exquisite reticulated gardens and close to Town

● Beautifully designed home set on 2.5 acres with sensational views offering dual living options and dual ocean views to Smith’s and Yallingup beaches ● Fully self contained studio can be locked off from main house - own entry, verandah and parking ● Cathedral lime-wash Timber ceilings, WA Blackbutt floors and picture windows feature throughout

● With a stunning panorama of the 9th fairway, this huge modern home has a resort lifestyle in a tranquil cul-de-sac with a Northern aspect, maximising the solar passive benefits as well as the magnificent views ● Huge living, dining and kitchen area with high ceilings and a separate home theatre room ● Four huge bedrooms (including a palatial master suite) and a study/5th bedroom

● This four bedroom, two bathroom Ridgeway Constructions built contemporary home is all class ● Spacious open plan layout creating many well equipped entertaining options including a Jarrah decked alfresco area ● Featuring high ceilings and clever separation between the master suite and the secondary bedrooms

Lance Hart 0417 979 516 lance@jmwrealestate.com.au

Michelle Hosking 0421 322 589 michelle@jmwrealestate.com.au

Tony Branch 0408 921 812 Michelle Hosking 0421 322 589

Tony Branch 0408 921 812 tony@jmwrealestate.com.au

DUNSBOROUGH

$569,000

PREVELLY

$2,999,999

MARGARET RIVER

$849,000

COWARAMUP

$1,595,000

● This fabulous 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom contemporary home stands out from the crowd with awesome street appeal and a great sense of space, offering room for the whole family ● The activity area is well positioned close to the minor bedrooms ● Everything is completed and waiting for you to move in, relax and enjoy

● Iconic luxury beach house with an exclusive address overlooking the spectacular Indian Ocean, representing the ultimate in beachside living ● Nominated as one of the best beach houses in Australia, the design is functional and distinctive and blends into the natural surrounds ● Encorporates simplistic, minimalist objectives and environmental consciousness ● All the attractions that make Margaret River famous are at your doorstep

● This pristine, private 1.9ha (4.6acres) block offers the astute buyer an opportunity to build in a commanding position ● Offering amazing Margaret River valley views and not far from the beach, wineries and Margaret River Township ● Tucked away on the backroads you will find the pristine bush block with a surprise weekend shack

● Enjoy the ultimate seclusion, peace and privacy in this well designed modern home with quality fit out, large kitchen & extensive decking, set over 18 ha (44acres) ● Finished with full attention to detail & absolute quality throughout ● Accommodating secure shed, dams, artesian water, lots of options ready to enjoy this summer

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147 darryl@jmwrealestate.com.au

David Cross 0439 496 926 david@jmwrealestate.com.au

David Cross 0439 496 926 david@jmwrealestate.com.au

David Cross 0439 496 926 david@jmwrealestate.com.au

MARGARET RIVER

$1,549,000

DUNSBOROUGH

$1,595,000

DUNSBOROUGH

● Price Reduced Motivated Vendor! Perfectly located between the pristine beaches of Prevelly and the Township of Margaret River ● Executive homesite set over 2.07ha (over 5 acres) with commanding elevated water vistas ● Expansive entertaining desk looking out through trees to a stunning lake ● High quality living - no expense has been spared!

● Very few properties have ever been available on this part of Bay View Crescent ● Coverted for its Northerly aspect and just metres away from your own private boat mooring ● Located in the sheltered turquoise blue waters of Curtis Bay ● Stunning panoramic views sweep over Curtis Bay and beyond ● Set over 485sqm with extensive building plans available to view

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David Cross 0439 496 926 david@jmwrealestate.com.au

Lance Hart 0417 979 516 lance@jmwrealestate.com.au

Lance Hart 0417 979 516 lance@jmwrealestate.com.au

Alan Jones 0418 947 000

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Joe White 0417 939 715

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

David Cross 0439 496 926

$725,000

A great chance to buy a property with potential stamped all over it Beautifully finished home a stones throw from Town and the Bay This highly sought after location allows you to walk everywhere Quality fit out and ideal for permanent living or as an investment Will be sold fully furnished walk in, walk out with a rental history Generous 700sqm block tucked away in a quiet location

Tony Branch 0408 921 812

Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713

238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281

DUNSBOROUGH

$835,000

● This property promises lots and delivers more ● Exuding quality and calm, this gorgeous brick and Cedar two storey home sits harmoniously on the 522sqm block ● The spacious open plan dining, lounge and kitchen is a stunning feature of the home with a cathedral ceiling and access to outdoor areas on three sides

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147 darryl@jmwrealestate.com.au

Lance Hart 0417 979 516

MIchelle Hosking 0421 322 589

Phone: (08) 9756 8800

Annie Billstein 0400 062 239


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Backyard renovations a great investment The cost of creating a stunning and functional back yard will always be money well spent. By CARMELLE WILKINSON THERE is a greater interest in outdoor entertaining these days. The humble back yard is no longer just a place to play with the dog – it has become an extension of the home, allowing for greater entertaining potential. I have seen many spectacular homes over the years and there is no denying that property owners are recognising the importance of this space and are making room in their budget to make their back yards not only beautiful but also functional. Screenstyle WA specialise in customising outdoor screening, fencing, gates and decks that will add depth, beauty and value to any property. Their timber and composite decking is perfect for an alfresco area, and combined with wicker couches and a lovely water wall, you have yourself a tranquil hideaway. All decking products are of high quality and are pre-sealed before installation, ensuring longevity. Owner Troy Stockden told Residential that decking was a great addition to any back yard, as it not only looked good, but was also low maintenance. “Breaking up your back yard with decking and screening can help reduce the need for so much lawn, which will save time and money on water, but more than that, it creates an interest in your yard that people will be envious of,” he said.

“With some clever design, areas can be created to screen out the wind and sun to allow for softer planting and cooler areas to enjoy in the middle of a hot summer, and with water restrictions, this has become a necessity.” Troy said using different materials and surfaces such as decking, exposed concrete, paving and lawn would add interest to your entertaining space. “These days, it’s all about spending time outdoors and that’s why more people are spending more to improve the appearance of their back yard,’’ he said. “Even though some of the larger projects we work in conjunction with are over and above the $200,000 mark, people still say spending money on the backyard is still much better value for creating living space than a house renovation or moving.” Screenstyle WA’s framed bamboo, fern reed or batu privacy screens enhance any setting and add character and style to your entertaining area. Their framed compressed reed panels can be used as a dividing fence and offer an alternative to a brick or limestone wall. The company offers a diverse range of choices to help landscapers, designers, renovators and builders find options to enhance their projects. For all your decking, gate and screening needs in the new year, call Screenstyle WA on 1300 768 684 or visit www.screenstylewa.com.au ■

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Design partnership made in heaven Using traditional hand screenprinting processes, Salu offers a creative service. By CARMELLE WILKINSON IT was looking through display homes with my husband two years ago that I first discovered Salu Art. Mesmerised by the aesthetic design and texture I knew I wanted a Salu Art wall print in our new home. Now it seems every western suburbs home that I review has this impressive Perth brand on its walls – and it doesn’t stop there. Salu Art has expanded its horizons to include lampshades, cushions, bed throws, table runners

and pelmets. Founded in 2003 by Western Australian artists and textile designers Samantha de Souza and Luke Matutinovich, Salu Art is a combination of their names and phonetically an informal greeting in French (salut) where Samantha lived for five years when she was younger. Using traditional hand screen-printing processes, Salu customises its award-winning designs for residential and commercial interiors, offering clients a highly personalised, versatile and creative service. Inspired by native WA flora, the eclectic collection now includes stunning motifs of architectural scenes, iconic buildings, collages exploring texture in objects and materials and vintage and middle-eastern designs. Excited by colour and texture, Samantha said

every Salu piece was carefully hand-crafted, making each piece a bit special and unique. “From hand drawing or cutting the stencils to colour mixing and the traditional hand printing process, we make everything entirely ourselves and you can really see this in the quality and texture,’’ she said. “We offer selections from linens and heavy cottons to luxurious satin and incredible silks which really bring our designs to life, reflect light and can create an ambience.” What began as a modest operation in 2003 in an old warehouse space in Osborne Park, has grown into a booming business in Mt Hawthorn with both national and international buyers. “When Salu began, we thought that our target market would be interior designers and young, new couples or home buyers from late

20s to 30s. But our clients range is now between seven years of age to 70, and our work is bought by the public, galleries, industry professionals such as architects, builders, designers and retail,’’ Samantha said. What began as a successful working relationship between Samantha and Luke quickly blossomed into something more and in 2004 the two were married. “Luke and I literally locked ourselves away in our studio for a year just focusing on art, design and developing/formulating our business goals to turn the dream into a reality,’’ Samantha said. “Personally there is nothing more satisfying than making something for someone that can be used, and truly enjoyed by that person, plus there is another realm involved that is exciting to work with clients in the creative process.” ■

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Joondalup CBD

• 120m2 + 4 car bays, $720K + GST • 96m2 lettable, 18m2 alfresco, 4 bays, a/c. For sale or lease. $650K + GST

Joondalup B/Park • 434m2, new s/room/w/house. 2 roller doors, $1.15M + GST

Neerabup

• 500m2 (814m2 Strata Lot), shed/w/ shop - factory storage, $535K + GST

Wangara

• 230m2 + 54m2 parking, new w/house, 4 car bays, $460k + GST

Commercial For Lease Clarkson

• 48m2 + s/room, $1,200 pcm + outgoings + GST. 56m2 - $1,400 pcm + outgoings + GST

$1,195,000 805 Alexandra Road OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

JOONDALUP

From $625,000

CHOICE OF TWO! 17 Davidson Terrace BROOKWOOD APARTMENTS LIVE THE LIFE OF THE RICH & FAMOUS Superb 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments. Master bedroom with 5 star ensuite, massive display quality kitchen, meals, family, living area, patio to front & rear, sensational views over pool, spa, garden and City centre. Outstanding finish throughout, 2 secured car bays, large storeroom & resort style facilities including gym, sauna, pool and BBQ area.

ILUKA

4 Jensen Rise OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

$1,275,000

Sensational two storey 4x2 + study home in an elevated position with ocean views! Dress circle location metres from the beach. Chef’s kitchen, 2 balconies, solar heated jet pool, theatre room and alfresco. Fantastic kids/teen’s wings, formal lounge, meals, family and games rooms. Location, value & class!

JOONDALUP From $545,000 OXYGEN APARTMENTS CHOICE OF TWO! UNIT 13 - LEVEL 2 From $545K UNIT 22 - LEVEL 3 From $575K 53 Davidson Terrace OPEN SUNDAY 2.15 - 3.15PM Two x brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments, top shelf quality & fit-out throughout. Complex incorporates gym, spa, BBQ area & lift. Deluxe kitchen, granite tops & European appliances. Full security complex. Secured car bay. Purchase & profit!!

Edgewater

• Unfurnished room - 16m2, $500 gross per month no GST

Joondalup • 229m2 + 4 car bays, 4 offices, reverse cycle ducted ac, $5,570 pcm + outgoings + GST • 405m2 front s/room w/house with front car bays, $5,570 pcm + outgoings + GST • 120m2 + 1 car bay, new office/ retail, $4,500 pcm + outgoings + GST • 96m2 lettable, 18m2 alfresco, 4 car bays, $3,300 pcm + outgoings + GST • 97m2 + 3 car bays, a/c, quality fitout. $3,233 pcm + outgoings + GST • 40m2, retail/commercial/office. Women’s fashion & accessories business. Prefer lease $1,420 pcm + consumables + GST • 386m2, s/room w/house, roller door, security, evap air con, $4,505 pcm + outgoings + GST

Scarborough

• 132m2, air con, partitioning, ideal for commercial/retail - $46K per annum incl V/O’s + GST

$465,000

6 Como Place OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

JOONDALUP $349,000 14/1 Plaistow Street OPEN SUNDAY 2.30 - 3.15PM

Superb 1 brm apartment in excellent location! Balcony with views, practical kitchen, large dining living area, brm with BIR, bthrm, car bay, swimming pool in complex.

4 brm, 2 bth, modern kitchen, lounge room, meals/family room, o/ door patio, c/port parking plus additional space, drive through to rear yard, 621m2 block, garden shed, quiet cul-de-sac location, walk to shop/doctors etc.

Superb large 1 brm apartment, top floor in quiet complex. Kitchen, generous living area, master brm, spacious bthrm, r/cycle air, large balcony, lock-up garage/storeroom, additional parking. Walking distance to CBD & all facilities.

JOONDALUP $619-625K 11 Charing Cross Road • OPEN BY APPOINTMENT “DOWNSIZERS DELIGHT”

OSBORNE PARK $595,000 1/172 Edward Street OPEN SUNDAY 1.00 - 1.45PM

RIDGEWOOD

Immaculate spacious 4 brm 2 bth family home with separate lounge/dining. Open plan kitchen, family reverse cycle air con. Double garage, easy care garden. Walk to transport, shops. CHRISTINA KICKHAM 0414 476 379

Quality 2 storey townhouse with powder room, formal lounge, dining room, spacious kitchen, lge covered alfresco c/yard, 3 large bdrms, master brm with balcony, dbl gge, storeroom. Highly recommeded - excellent value!

BRAND NEW!! Why build? 4 brms, master with ens & WIR, 2nd quality bthrm, magic galley style kitchen, open plan enormous living area, theatre room, alfresco area, dble gge, quality floor coverings, retic gardens, quiet location.

JOONDALUP $337,500 4 / 106 Boas Avenue OPEN SUNDAY 2.30 - 3.15PM

JOONDALUP

ALWAYS

Neerabup

• Professional • Personalised • Flexible and Efficient

• 9000m2 yard/hardstand site for storage/parking - $15m2 gross incl GST. Min 500m2

Wangara

• 190-294m2, ample parking, $2,060$3,200 pcm + outgoings + GST • 230m2 + 54m2 parking, w/house, brand new, $2,203pcm + o/goings + GST • 300m2, s/room/w/house, $3,125 pcm + outgoings + GST

$495,000

16 Denison Turn OPEN SUNDAY 1.15 - 2.00PM

YANCHEP

16 Hornpipe Court OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

$800,000

Quality Webb Brown Neaves 4x3 home with generous bedrooms, ensuite to master bedroom with spa, formal lounge & dining, huge kitchen, casual meals, family room, alfresco umr, covered pool 42sqm garage workshop & loft.

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Residential North Magazine #03

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