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TEAL Spring Edition 7


Contents

8/ INVESTING

9/ WHAT’S ON

30/ BATHROOM ST YLING

10/ FOR SALE

14/ FOR SALE


Feature Property 84-86 Empress Blvd, Ocean Grove

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FOR SALE 46 Janelle Way, Ocean Grove

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FOR SALE 15 Omega Drive, Ocean Grove

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COMMERCIAL

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FOR LEASE

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A. 2 2 Kingston Downs Drive, Ocean Grove 3226 P. (03)5 255 0800 W. www.oceangroverealestate.com.au E. sales@oceangroverealestate.com.au ogrealestate f oceangroverealestate


Licensed Estate Agent

OIEC 0410 334 079

Kathy Coots

Receptionist

0400 736 791

Melissa Bell

Our Team

Jacob Platt

Allason Lynch

Mark Blaskovic

Property Manager

Property Consultant

0439 001 664

0422 146 256


Feature Property

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84-86 Empress Blvd, Ocean Grove $760,000 - $790,000

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LAND SIZE 700m2

Offering superior quality and functional design, this family home sits on a generous 700sqm allotment with side access. Neutrally styled and filled with natural light, a clever floorplan allows for open yet dedicated living areas, that include open plan living and dining as well as rumpus and theatre room. Sleek stone benchtops, 900mm oven and walk in pantry ensure functionality to the kitchen, while a well placed sky light and natural look cabinetry add to the visual appeal of the area. The functionality flows throughout the home with Walk in Robes to all bedrooms as well as Walk in Linen storage. For families looking for flexibility, this home allows for either a fifth bedroom or study. A centralised main bathroom includes bath and has the option to be accessed via one of the bedrooms. The master suite, filled with natural light and generous in size is complete with generous Walk in Robe and ensuite with duel vanity. Multiple outdoor entertaining spaces are well catered for with plumbed in gas BBQ and spacious alfresco. Well established gardens offer privacy and a tranquil feeling throughout the yard. For those beach goers, an outdoor shower means the sand stays outdoors. Rear access to the yard is an added bonus for those with caravan or trailer.

AGENT

Jacob Platt P 0400 736 791 E jacob@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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Investing

It can be a big decision to decide to purchase an investment property. It is no one size fits all experience, nor is the ongoing care, management and outgoings. Firstly consider the purpose of the investment, is it something you plan to live in in the future or will it always been tenanted? Take into account the area you are buying into and research the rental yield you could expect for the area. Suburb growth and rental availability can have an impact on yield and your potential profits. Speaking with a local and experienced property manager prior to making a purchase can be beneficial as they will have recommendations on the rental price you may achieve and the tenants you may attract. Your budget will play an enormous role in your purchase and the ongoing care of the home. Factor in the cost of mortgage repayments, agency management fees, stamp duty, rates, taxes and insurance. Management fees can vary from agency to agency so do your research here too, it could save you hundreds each year. Managing the property yourself is definitely an option, however can take a lot of time and energy. From finding a tenant to ongoing maintenance, routine inspections and rental collection the tasks can be endless. When budgeting, also take into consideration the potential repairs and maintenance costs, our agents would recommend budgeting for the worst case scenario and keep some money aside for urgent repairs. While you may have insurance to cover the property, the claim may take time to be finalized. With suburbs always changing and legislation continually updating, speaking to the experts is always beneficial, whether you an experienced investor or new to the process. Finally, chose a property manager you trust, after all they are handling what can be your biggest asset.

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What’s On

15 - 17 November / North Bellarine Film Festival Princess Park Queenscliff

22 - 24 November / Queenscliff Music Festival 31-65 John Dory Drive, Ocean Grove

22 - 24 November / Geelong Revival Motoring Festival https://toasttothecoast.com.au/

4 December / Christmas in the Grove Ocean Grove Main Street

8 December / Santa’s Day Out Wallington WRG, 370 Grubb Road Wallington

Third Sunday of every month / Bellarine Farmers Market Ocean Grove Park - Corner Draper Street, Ocean Grove

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For Sale

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4 Sacramento Street, Ocean Grove $740,000 - $780,000

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LAND SIZE 560m

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Beautifully designed, this ex display home is a prime example of modern functional style. Upon entering, high ceilings greet the eye allowing for flow from the formal living room to the open designed kitchen living space. Highlighted by three large sky lights (with remote control blinds) the kitchen, living and dining space is a luxurious bright environment for entertaining. The kitchen with waterfall stone benchtops , 900mm oven and butlers pantry will impress even the professional chef. Overlooking an inviting rear deck and manicured rear gardens, summer entertaining is covered with space for children or pets to run and explore. The master suite with walk through robe is filled with light and styled with plantation shutters, a generous ensuite with duel vanity. The remaining three bedrooms are generous in size and catered for by a large central bathroom. Opposite parklands, the formal lounge has a peaceful outlook with native birds settling in the trees and bushes. The outlook will have you forgetting you are just walking distance to Kingston Village, public transport and just a short distance to local schools. With easy access to Ocean Grove beaches and the Bellarine Hwy to Geelong, you with have the best of both worlds.

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Jacob Platt P 0400 736 791 E jacob@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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For Sale

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12 Janelle Way, Ocean Grove $630,000 - $680,000

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LAND SIZE 532m2

With family in mind, this elegant four-bedroom home delivers on space and functionality. Built by Dennis Family this home offers a spacious backyard in one of Kingston’s best neighbourhood. Upon entering you are welcomed by grand 9ft ceilings and oversized doorway. The master bedroom with his/hers walk in robes and ensuite is remotely position away from all else ensuring parents have the prefect retreat along with a home office and formal living room. The family friendly layout opens to the family living, dining area & kitchen with gas appliances, stone island bench, walk in pantry and dishwasher. Adjacent are the remaining three other bedrooms accompanied with a central bathroom with a vanity and bath. Step outside to an undercover alfresco zone perfect for BBQ’s with summer on the horizon. The plentiful backyard can be a blank canvas ready to add your own touch, or kept as an open space for the kids or pets. The desirable proximity to the upcoming Kingston Village retail precinct along with local schools, sporting facilities and parks ensure this is one property not to overlook. With wineries, beaches and the Bellarine at your doorstep, act quick!

AGENT

Mark Blaskovic P 0422 146 256 E mark@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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For Sale

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14 - 15 Affleck Court, Barwon Heads $1,000,000 - $1,100,000

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LAND SIZE 766m2

A timeless illustration of distinctive beauty and exceptional lifestyle allure, this picture perfect four bedroom Edwardian effortlessly blends elegant period charm with all the contemporary comforts. Under captivating soaring ceilings, this home welcomes you to an era of luxury with generous sized bedrooms, timber flooring and indulgent bathrooms. The master suite offers walk in robe and extensive ensuite with duel vanity and oversized shower. The remaining bedrooms are filled with natural light and a versatile forth bedroom also works as a formal lounge or home office with fireplace. The main bathroom features a sophisticated claw foot tub. Cathedral ceilings and an abundance of natural northern light, highlight the space dedicated to family and entertaining. A wellappointed kitchen includes walk in pantry and ample preparation space. A well planned rear yard offers multiple entertaining opportunities taking into account all the seasons. Established gardens offer a spring and summer filled with colour and fragrance. With the modern luxuries of central heating, split-system cooling, Solar panels and side access with double garage, this period home takes advantage of an exceptional family-friendly neighbourhood within striking distance to the Barwon River.

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Mark Blaskovic P 0422 146 256 E mark@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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For Sale

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15 Omega Drive, Ocean Grove $660,000 - $710,000

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LAND SIZE 490m2

The house is perfect for families, boasting 4 spacious bedrooms all with built in robes including the master with his and hers walk in robe and ensuite. The well-designed kitchen is complemented by a large walk in pantry and the latest appliances, perfect for the chef of the family. The open planned living area flows off the kitchen and onto an undercover alfresco area, complemented with the highly prized north-facing backyard. Perfect for outdoor living! The home is strategically placed over-looking one of Oakdene Estate’s pristine open park lands, great for the family (especially the kids!). Conveniently located for easy access to the future Kingston Shopping Village via Gambier Street once connected through. Well thought out and in close location to all the amenities Ocean Grove and the Bellarine has to offer, this home will capture the first family who view it. A perfect mixture of modern, coastal and functional living is the backbone of this property, make a time to view today!

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Jacob Platt P 0400 736 791 E jacob@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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For Sale

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21 Loch Ard Drive, Ocean Grove $720,000 - $790,000

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LAND SIZE 535m2

Perfectly positioned to indulge in an enviable coastal lifestyle, this recently renovated three bedroom home with low maintenance gardens is set up for simplified beachside living at its best. Boasting a open plan layout with generous living, dining, contemporary kitchen zone accessorised with polished floors boards and twin french doors following out to a over sized decked entertaining area. The contemporary kitchen is fitted with stainless steel gas cook-top, electric oven, dishwasher and a chic island bench-top. All three bedrooms have ample space and is accompanied with a central bathroom consisting of a shower, baby bath tub, vanity and a separate powder room. Laundry is well equipped with abundance of cupboards and bench space. Split system and ducted heating throughout the home for all year round living. North facing backyard has established gardens, play area for pets and secure high front fence. Rental estimate would be $430 P/W and could even achieve more as a AirBNB. Two minute walk to the beach, local parks, pub and cafes making this a hot opportunity not to miss.

AGENT

Mark Blaskovic P 0422 146 256 E mark@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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For Sale

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46 Janelle Way, Ocean Grove $640,000 - $690,000

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This is the quintessential family home, offering a functional floorplan and generous yard, all set in a well established Kingston neighbourhood. Two perfectly located living areas ensure space to spread out while being close enough to come together as a family or to entertain. Filled with natural light, the open designed kitchen and dining space offers the modern luxuries of 900mm oven, stone bench tops and ample bench space, all tied together with a neutral colour palette. Access to the alfresco via the dining room offers the ideal indoor/outdoor flow for entertaining, with secondary backyard access through one of the living spaces. The generous master suite includes walk in robe and light filled ensuite. The other three bedrooms, also generous in size include built in robes and are serviced by a functional central bathroom. Split system cooling and ducted heating as well as considerable storage throughout the home are added bonuses to this family home. Outside, the home offers the opportunity for its new owner to add their own personal touch to a larger than normal rear yard. Side access is perfect for those with boat, caravan or trailer. Potential rental return is $480 per week, offering an ideal investment opportunity close to the new Kingston Village shopping centre, schools and parks.

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Mark Blaskovic P 0422 146 256 E mark@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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Under Offer

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8 Star Court, Ocean Grove $495,000 - $535,000

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It’s all right on your doorstep with this conveniently located 2 bedroom home. Shopping, medical and sporting facilities are just walking distance, as well as some of the best local schools just a stone throw away.

Downsizers, first home buyers or investors will love the low maintenance style of the property which has been well cared for over the years. The home is highlighted by a larger than expected living space. A generous light-filled kitchen with stainless steel oven and cook top is accompanied by ample bench and cupboard space. The bedrooms both offer built in robes, the master with views of the courtyard. A low maintenance yard is complimented with privacy hedges and easy care plants.

This is one home to add to the shortlist

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Jacob Platt P 0400 736 791 E jacob@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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For Sale

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1/68 Oakdean Blvd, Ocean Grove Contact Agent

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If you are looking for the perfect investment opportunity, then look no further than this low maintenance three bedroom home. Immediately reap the rewards of your purchase with a lease agreement in place until April 2020. A light filled and open plan living and kitchen highlights the home, with stainless steel appliances, ample kitchen bench space and storage. The master bedroom features WIR and ensuite, with the remaining two bedrooms being generous in size also with WIR. Low maintenance courtyards ensure easily living for your tenant, while still offering the space for an evening dinner or drinks in the summer. Ideally located just metres from parklands, close to shops, schools and sporting facilities this is a purchase that will continue to benefit its new owner. Get in quick, this opportunity doesn’t come up every day.

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Jacob Platt P 0400 736 791 E jacob@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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$850,000 - $925,000 This is a unique opportunity to secure a well-established commercial warehouse in the thriving Ocean Grove Industrial Estate located close to the main arterial - Grubb Road. Currently leased until February 2022 ensuring longevity with occupancy and insist reward on a sound investment. Property features include: - 460m2 of floor space on 1000m2 block - Extra high ceiling

Commercial Sale

41-43 Sinclair St, Ocean Grove

- Mezzanine office & floor office with spilt systems - 2 high-clearance roller door (4.27m wide x 4.88m height) - 5 on-site car park spaces - Fully concreted site This substantial and flexible warehouse will suit a smart investor, or future owner/occupier with a inspection, highly recommended. Property does not attract GST as tenants in situ.

AGENT

Mark Blaskovic P 0422 146 256 E mark@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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Commercial Sale

3 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove $980,000 - $1,050,000 Located a Stones throw and easily seen from the main arterial, Grubb Road comes the opportunity to secure a commercial warehouse that’s bursting with possibilities! This property would suit investors and/or owner occupier. Property features include: - 360m2 of floor space - Mezzanine office & floor office - Four high-clearance roller doors (two front, two rear) - Current rental income $41,600 P/A (approx) - Eight on-site car park spaces - Three dividing walls, providing two independent businesses to lease with the possibility for a third. - Wide driveway for easy vehicle access to the warehouse - Grubb Road exposure

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Jacob Platt P 0400 736 791 E jacob@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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For Lease

129 Asbury Street East, Ocean Grove $550 per week

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Newly renovated, this home offers a neutral colour palette filled with light. A Spacious lounge with split system heating and cooling overlooks a tree lined street with an abundance of native bird life. A brand new kitchen with walk in pantry, ample bench space and electric cooking overlooks the dining space, with access to the rear yard and decked alfresco space. Barn doors offer a unique feature to the dining space, separating the dining zone and study nook from an oversized laundry and power room. The modern luxuries continue in the main bathroom with natural look bench tops, double shower with waterfall shower head and luxe freestanding bathtub. All three bedrooms are complete with built in robes. The master suite offering a barn door feature through to a light filled ensuite with waterfall shower head. Added features of a carport, rear access to a generous backyard and generous storage complete this home. Ideally located to shops, sporting facilities and zoned to Ocean Grove Primary School this home is at the doorstep of the Bellarine with the coast, wineries and leisure just a short distance away.

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Melissa Bell P 0439 001 664 E pm@oceangroverealestate.com.au

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Bathroom Styling

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Selling your home? Your bathroom may make all the difference Increasingly, bathrooms are becoming more than a space to brush your teeth and shower - they have become a space to relax and take time out from day to day routines. Therefore, buyers are looking at bathrooms as a feature of the home that can be a deal breaker when they purchase. Here are the 8 top mistakes people make when presenting a bathroom and how to fix them.. 1. All your self care products are on display

Buyers don’t need to see that you prefer Colgate over Maclean’s or that you use fake tan and head and shoulders. We suggest You keep all your personal products and medicines in the cupboards and out of sight. It is visually more appealing and increases the appearance of benches and niche’s. We would recommend a beautiful soap dispenser or bottle, clean and new loofah in the shower and maybe a decorative candle on the bench or by the bath.

2. The kids toys are on display

Similarly to having your self care on display, bath toys spread across the bath and shower have the same affect in giving the idea of a messy home. The idea is to present a bathroom that no one lives in, so tuck the bath toys away for the time being.

3. You have highlighted the storage problem

If your bathroom is on the smaller side and storage has always been an issue, the last thing you want to do is point this out to prospective buyers. Create the sense of space and light by removing the shower caddy or stick on shelf.

4. You haven’t styled

Take a trip to Kmart and pick up some new and stylish towels that will suit the colour palette of the room. Place them neatly on the rails so the space looks clean and fresh. A subtle smelling candle adds to the fresh feel, as does the addition of a small succulent or fern. You want to make the space feel inviting and relaxing to purchasers so they can envision themselves enjoying a shower or bath.

5. There is fluff and hair everywhere

The last thing a purchaser wants to see is a clump of your hair in the shower drain or a pile of fluff in the corners of the room. Nor do they want to see a bath filled with dust. Give everything a really good sweep and mop

6. You can’t see through the glass and or the mirror

No one wants to buy a bathroom they can’t see themselves in. A dirty shower screen and dull mirror instantly give the impression of a dirty space that buyers will not feel comfortable in. Give the shower a really good clean then go over the glass and mirrors with a mixture of vinegar and water with some paper towels until streak free.

7. You haven’t attacked the grout

Serious buyers will get up close and personal with your bathroom, that includes inspecting the tiles and grout. Get in with some elbow grease and remove dirt, mould and mildew to ensure you are presenting a clean space a buyer would feel comfortable to move straight into. If your bathroom is a little dated, it may be worth investing some money in regrouting to present the best bathroom possible.

8. The toilet looks like it belongs in a shopping centre or dodgy pub

Once again, if a purchaser doesn’t feel that they could move straight in and start using the toilet you haven’t cleaned it well enough. The toilet should look brand new and clean. The space around the toilet should be the same, a new roll of toilet paper is a must and you should make it appear that it has never been used. Unwanted smells should be covered with a candle and an open window.

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