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PROPERTY WILL INTEREST FIRST-HOME BUYERS and is also of ample size. Nearby, the bathroom’s style is in keeping with the home’s art deco theme. A shower, a bath, a corner sink, a builtin shelf, a mirror and a door to a two-way toilet share this space. A rear sun room and an adjacent outdoor dining area overlook a neat garden. Serious tradies will love the home’s large garage and another lock-up garage with a driveway that runs through to the property’s rear. The 667-square-metre property’s Manifold Heights location offers easy access to nearby prestigious schools, shops and amenities at Pakington St and Geelong’s ring road. The property will attract first-home buyers, investors or those wanting a convenient city lifestyle.

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TIMBER creates a warm atmosphere in this compact home in leafy Manifold Heights. Polished timber floorboards, high ceilings and art deco features add to the home’s appeal. The lounge and dining areas combine in a private yet spacious room with access via two separate doors. This room features wide windows with curtains and blinds, a split-system air-conditioner and a wall heater. The home’s central kitchen is full of character, featuring a built-in bench, an angled pantry, a separate oven and a separate stovetop. A master bedroom at the front of the home is large and features polished timber floors. The second bedroom has carpet floors

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Geelong’s finest location Designed to make the most of the natural environment, river stone at Batesford is a boutique master planned community with extensive green open spaces along the picturesque Moorabool River. The design covenants will ensure your new home maintains the harmony of attractive design and a strong sense of neighbourhood pride. It also ensures your investment is protected for years to come. Proudly developed by the Ramsey property group who select land endowed with natural beauty and designs the most interesting layout possible in order to take advantage of the natural aspects and qualities of each development. Their understanding of planning enables each block to be positioned with the best aspect possible for sustainable living. River Stone at Batesford offers a quality lifestyle along with quick access to Geelong and the new Geelong ring road. Stage 2 For sale now off the plan with lots ranging in size from 1 acre to 2.5 acres.

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Bell Park Price by Negotiation $340,000 - $365,000 Bell Post Hill Price by Negotiation $249,000 - $269,000 Stylishly Renovated for Family Pleasure "The Retro 1970’s Era to You" This stunning residence displays the best of contemporary flair throughout its generous family sized proportions. Soaked in natural light while showcasing spacious living zones. The home feature 3 large bedrooms all with built-in-robes, a stylishly designed bathroom and a sensational 2 pack/Caesar stone kitchen tempting all want to be chefs adjoining a vast meals area. Other highlights include polished timber flooring, ducted heating, split system AC and a huge double remote garage that is sure to excite any car enthusiast. Conveniently located close to shops, schools, walking tracks, public transport and offers easy access to the Ring Road for any commuters. Bring your family and live in style in this smart family home.

One step into this architectural design home will reveal a distinct point of difference between this and others on today’s market. This well presented brick veneer home positioned at the top of Bell Post Hill and presented for sale for the first time offers an abundance of space and versatility. The home comprises of a light filled open plan lounge & formal dining area, both bedrooms have built in robes and private deck courtyard off the main. The original kitchen is a delight with electric appliances. Car accommodation has been taken care of with a single carport with separate storage sheds. The original fittings and fixtures are endless. If you are after something different, then this property is the one for you. Expect nothing but the best and inspect with confidence today!

North Geelong OPEN HOME: Saturday 11:30 - 12:00 pm ADDRESS: 12 Nicholson Crescent

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North Geelong OPEN HOME: Saturday 11:00 - 11:30 am ADDRESS: 11 Hosie Avenue

Set at the rear of the block with only one other, this property is on a completely separate title so your mind will be put at ease knowing there is no body corporate to worry about. It has been well designed with huge lounge, dining and kitchen area; all north facing and flowing straight out to the garden. The kitchen has generous bench surface with breakfast bar, big pantry, stainless steel appliances and space for a dishwasher. Comprising of 3 bedrooms all with built in robes and a main bathroom with toilet, bath and separate shower. There is an additional toilet with vanity and separate laundry. The garage is a tandem double with front, rear and internal access; great for storage and/or extra living space if required. Other features include gas ducted heating, split system heating/cooling, landscaping, modern lighting, window coverings and that brand new smell! Close to schools, shops and transport, and with a potential rent return of around $315 per week, this is priced to sell. Get in quick, unit 1 has already sold. First home buyers grant finishes June 30. OPEN HOME: Saturday : 11.30 - 12pm ADDRESS: 2/54 Thorburn Street Jude Davey 0420 812 552 E: jude.davey@harcourts.com.au

In one of Geelong’s premier suburbs sits this chic townhouse that is hard to beat when compared throughout any of Geelong’s premier locations. Designed to meet the market needs each of the bedrooms are double in size while the master with en suite and WIR is located downstairs. The living is open and encompases the smart kitchen with stone bench tops, stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, the dining and lounge room where you can step out to the large courtyard all ready for you enjoy the company of your guests. Other inclusions are split system air conditioning, 3 toilets, alarm system, extra storage space and an internal and remote access garage plus much more. In a location that envokes an enviable holiday lifestyle 500 metres to the bay, yet close to Geelong’s CBD or for those heading up to Melbourne. Quite simply the best buy in a quality locale.

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20 HEYERS RD Price: $250,000-$280,000 Contact: Mark Mitchell, 0425 826 416 Fruit Property Geelong 5249 4949 Inspect: Saturday from 1 - 1.30pm Auction: Saturday at 1.30pm

Fruit Property Level 1/188 Latrobe Terrace Geelong West Victoria 3218 PO Box 122 Geelong Victoria 3220

Telephone 03 5249 4949 Fax 03 5249 4999 geelong@fruitproperty.com www.fruitproperty.com

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THIS Grovedale home offers a great opportunity for first-home buyers to enter the property market. The brick, three-bedroom abode on a 592square-metre block is only a short stroll from local primary and secondary schools and public transport. It is also within easy access to amenities at Waurn Ponds. All of the home’s bedrooms are double size, neutral colour and feature built-in robes and floor-to-ceiling windows with drapes and blinds. All three bedrooms are to one side of the home, separate from its shared facilities. A kitchen features a gas oven with gas cooktops, tiled floors, a laminate bench that doubles as a breakfast bar and plenty of high and low cupboards providing storage space. Adjacent to the kitchen, large windows and a sliding glass door provide a carpeted meals

area that attracts natural light with outside views in two directions. A split-system air conditioner and a gas wall heater ensure comfort in the home’s living area. A central, narrow and light-filled bathroom contains a bath, a shower, vanity, a wide mirror and towel racks. A separate toilet, a linen closet and a laundry are all within easy access. The home’s laundry has plenty of storage space. A paved, covered outdoor pergola adjacent to the home offers a wonderful space for outdoor dining and entertaining. Diners will enjoy sitting among nature with bushland and established foilage nearby. A separate aluminium garage and a number of sheds offer storage or workshop space in the home’s backyard.

OPEN FOR INSPECTION BELL PARK 23 Shannahan Dve, Sat 11-11.30am. Harcourts North Geelong 2/54 Thorburn St, Sat 11.30am-midday. Harcourts North Geelong 12 Nicholson Cres, Sat 11.30am-midday. Harcourts North Geelong 7 Viola Crt, Sat midday-12.30pm. Harcourts North Geelong BELL POST HILL 11 Hosie Ave, Sat 11-11.30am. Harcourts North Geelong CORIO 16 Coolidge St, Sat 11-11.30am. Harcourts North Geelong 52 Fairbairn Dve, Sat midday-12.30pm. Harcourts North Geelong 6/11 Howitt Ave, Sat midday-12.30pm. Harcourts North Geelong DRUMCONDRA 3/55 Melbourne Rd, Sat 1-1.30pm. Harcourts North Geelong EAST GEELONG 156A Boundary Rd, Sat 12.15-12.45pm. Fruit Property LARA 6 Marconi Pl, Sat 2.30-3pm. Fruit Property NORLANE 113 Station St, Sat 1.30-2pm. Fruit Property RIPPLESIDE 35 Margaret St, Sat 11-11.45am. Fruit Property WALLINGTON 1385 Bellarine Hwy, Sat 1.15-2.15pm. Fruit Property WHITTINGTON 21 Titan St, Sat 10-10.30am. Fruit Property 22 Regent St, Sat 11.30am-midday. Fruit Property


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NEW HOMES AND LAND

BELLARINE BAYVIEW’S STAGE ONE IS COMPLETE STAGE one of the Bayview on the Bellarine estate in Drysdale is now complete and construction is underway on the Griggs Creek linear parkland reserve. Roads, footpaths and street-lamps now weave their way through stage one of the estate. Bayview on the Bellarine sales consultant Alice Spurr said remaining stage two lots were being snapped up quickly. “With the roads and footpaths now finished, people can visualize how Bayview on the Bellarine is going to look and it’s causing a lot of excitement among people looking for bayside blocks,” she said. “Construction has also begun on the Griggs Creek parkland reserve which is going to be beautiful when it’s complete. This reserve will include landscaped open spaces and gardens as well as custom-made seating so resi-

dents can sit back, relax and enjoy the parklands with family and friends. Ms Spurr said local artists had been commissioned to design sculptures and custom seating that would feature in the reserve. “This is a win-win for both local artists and Bayview on the Bellarine residents.” Ms Spurr said many people were enjoying watching houses being built at stage one. “I’ve had quite a few land owners come in and see me over the past few weeks, expressing their excitement at having their dream homes built and being able to move into this fantastic estate. “We all can’t wait for these lots to be transformed into homes.” For more information of now to purchase a piece of the estate phone 1300 BUY LAND, visit www.bvbellarine.com.au and “like” Bayview on the Bellarine on Facebook.

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DRYSDALE 17/34 Murradoc Rd Custom built warehouse (111.6m2) Main road frontage. Short distance from town Centre. $345pw 11 Northsun Dr 27.5sqm. 4 BR w/BIR’s. (master w/ WIR & ensuite)3 living w/alfresco. Dbl gge.

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9 David St 3 BR (2 w/BIR’s) Central BATH w/access to master BR. Elec cooling/heating. Dbl gge.

$275pw

CLIFTON SPRINGS 9 Boondi Crt 3BR w/BIR’s. Brick Veneer. O/P living/dining. Gas heater. Garden shed. Sngle Carport

$260pw

59 Jetty Rd 4 BR. 2 BATH. 2 living areas + balcony w/views. Gas log heater. s/s appliances.

$350pw

2/12 Karrin Crt 3 BR w/ BIR’s Lounge w/ gas heating. Sngle gge. No Pets.

$270pw

5 Ninganna Crt 3 BR w/BIR’s (master w/WIR) Central bath sep to shower. 2 showers. Sngle gge. No pets.

$280pw

6 Cameo Crt 3BR, OP living/dining. S/S. Lrg backyard & workshop.

$250pw

35 Centaurus Ave This commercial space has shop front area is 54sqm & the storeroom/office area 27sqm.

$110pw

16 Ernstine Way 4BR (master w/ WIR & ensuite, other BR’s w/ BIR’s) + study.OP kitchen/dining. O/door alfresco. $400pw 127 Beacon Point Rd 3BR w BIR’s. OP living/dining/kitchen. Gas heating. Garden shed.

$270pw

34 Coolangatta Dr 3BR w BIR’s. Elec cooking/dishwasher. Spa Bath. Wood heater & S/S. Sngle gge.

$310pw

PORTARLINGTON 16 Tower Rd 2 Story. 3 BR. 2 BATH. 2 Living+study. Ducted heating. Balcony No Pets 1,2&4/158 Willis St 2BR. OP meals/living. Private courtyard.

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189 Newcombe St 3 BR. OP living & dining. RC H/C. Lrge b/yard with undercover pergola.

$250pw

ST LEONARDS 10 Harvey Rd 3 BRw/BIR’s O/P Living/Dining/Kitchen. S/S H&C. Sep Heater in Lounge. LU Shed. Lrg Backyard. $280pw

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9/4-6 Doossetor Rd 1BR unit. Freshly painted, new curtains/gas stove/timber floor. 1 Parking space.

$200pw

LEOPOLD 4 Silver Gull Crt 3BR w/ BIR’s (master w/ ensuite) + study. OP kitchen/dining/fam. & sep. lounge. Dbl gge.

127 Separation Street, North Geelong

PHONE: 5278 7011

36 Valda Ave 3 BR (master w/WIR/ensuite/spa) O/P kitchen/living/meals. Dbl Carport. No pets

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BELL PARK

43 Yaraan St

3BR, loose robes, gas appl, rev cyc air, cl to pub transp & amenities

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BELL PARK

13 Deakin St

2BR. gas appliances, aircon, shower over bath, garage + c/port

10/06

$280

BELL POST HILL

2/14-16 Wolseley Gr

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233 Anakie Rd

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$280

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5 Edison St

3BR, DBL gge, d/heat, s/s aircon, no pets

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$350

CORIO

2/29 Coleraine Crs

2BR, ducted heating, dishwasher, bath+sep shower, gge, c/yard

28/06

$260

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16 Loddon St

3BR, BIRs, fresh paint, gas appl, aircon, updated bathroom, garage

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$280

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7 Durham Court

4BR, BIR, renovated, PFBs, bath+sep sh, gas appl, DLUG

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$280

HAMLYN HEIGHTS

6/54 Ballarat Rd

2BR, BIR, elec appl, private c/yard, c/port, cl amenities UNDER OFFER

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$230

HERNE HILL

2/62 Kedleston Rd

1BR, BIR, large courtyard, Close to schools, public transport & shops

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$210

HERNE HILL

3 Ashbourne St

3BR,built in robes,UNDER gas appliances, OFFER dishwasher, two airconditioners

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$260

HERNE HILL

2/10 Stafford St

1BR, electric appliances, comb bathroom/laundry, c/port, c/yard

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$170

NORLANE

7 Warrawee Crs

3BR, gas heat, elec cooking, aircon, garage, c/port

09/06

$230

NORLANE

25 Forster St

4BR, BIRs, gas appl, pantry, garden shed, large backyard

now

$250

NORLANE

50 Camellia Crs

3BR, gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, shed,off street parking

now

$220

NORLANE

87 Waitara Gr

3BR, renovated, fresh paint, new carpets/blinds, split system aircon

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$260

NORLANE WEST

312 Anakie Rd

3BR, Dbl gge, AC, renovated t/out

02/07

$285

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Flavour of Japan on Shannon Ave apanese restaurant SakuraTei invites diners to experience Japan’s authentic cuisine in the surrounds of a stylish new venue. Recently opened on Shannon Ave in Manifold Heights, SakuraTei has an array of hot and cold dishes to suit all tastes. Manager Flora Lam says the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, offering dine-in and takeaway services. Customers can create their own takeaway platters from a choice of

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hand rolls, hoso maki, gourmet maki, nigiri sushi, sashimi and inari sushi. Dine-in customers can order from SakuraTei’s extensive menu, featuring pan-fried Japanese-style dumplings, seafood spring rolls, seafood and vegetable pancakes, fried rice and more. Other dishes, including teriyaki chicken, deep-fried crumbed pork and tempura prawn, are served in traditional Japanese meal boxes with miso soup. Banquets and desserts are also

on the menu. SakuraTei can arrange catering for conferences, parties, functions and meetings. Customers who prefer to dine in the comfort of their own home can take advantage of a delivery service across the Geelong area for platters only. SakuraTei is at 161 Shannon Ave. Trading hours are 10am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 5pm to 10pm Sunday. More information is available by phoning 5222 6668.

cafe, restaurant or hotel, please contact the Entertainment Executive on 5249 6720

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Book now for a special Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner. Come and enjoy our delicious Japanese cuisine, whilst being in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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