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Viking Realty

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Winner Winner!

32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 Viking Realty is a family owned and operated business in the heart of Lake Macquarie. We have old fashioned values and pride ourselves on our communication, quality of marketing, ethics, integrity and results. We cater from luxury waterfront executive homes to land sales, commercial sales, developments, acreages and entry level properties. A large portion of our work is referral based which speaks volumes about our team. Viking Realty... Where ”Service Is King"

Well, what a week it has been!

provide on the RateMyAgent website.

On 22nd February, the Real Estate Industries elite agents gathered in Melbourne for the Ratemyagent awards night.

We were so very honoured to take away the Agency of the Year award for Belmont NSW and Louise Vico, our Managing Director took out the Agent of the Year award for Belmont NSW.

The awards, which are the largest real estate awards in Australia, recognise those agents and agencies that have ranked the highest based on customer reviews and feedback. The RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Awards compare over 32,000 agents and agencies across the country. They highlight the leading real estate agents and agencies in each suburb, city and state across Australia, and on a national level. “The RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Awards are the only awards which use verified customer reviews and feedback, so they’re an honest gauge of the customer service an agent has provided,” said RateMyAgent CEO & Co-Founder, Mark Armstrong. “These awards are the only industry awards to put sellers’ needs first, using customer reviews as a leading indicator of an agent’s success over 2017.” The awards, which are in their fourth year, are the only major customer choice awards for the real estate industry in Australia. Rather than being judged by industry peers, the awards are calculated based on the reviews that customers

Louise Vico Managing Director/Agent

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This is an incredible honour and we are very grateful to our many clients who took the time to rate our agency and provide us with their feedback which enabled us to be named as the #1 Agent and Agency for Belmont. Our aim at Viking Realty has always been and will always remain the same. We don’t aim to be the biggest, we aim to be the best. If you are considering making a move, we would love to be a part of your journey whether you are starting out, upsizing, downsizing, investing, renting or simply need some advice, we pride ourselves on our market knowledge, integrity, honesty and plain old fashioned exceptional customer service. Phone us anytime on 02 4945 0335 or 0407 706 123 for any of your real estate needs.

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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40 Quinn Street Catherine Hill Bay $499,000 - $539,000

597.7m2 blank canvas ready for your dream home

6 Joseph Palmer Cl Speers Point $1,395,000 4

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Panoramic Lake Views & Chic Contemporary Living!

Time for a sea change or a new beginning? This 597.7m2 vacant corner block offers endless possibilities for an array of buyers set within the newly established stage 2 of the “Beaches” subdivision. This is not just a place to call home, it’s a wonderful beachside lifestyle surrounded by fresh modern homes and stunning landscapes all around. Imagine a life where time is measured by the ebb and flow of the tide, where traffic consists of native wildlife, ships on the horizon under full sail and where a morning walk is taken through the bush path down to the water’s edge only metres away to simply relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Join this growing suburb and be a part of a new history for Catherine Hill Bay with easy access to the Pacific Highway nearby, only 1 hour to North Sydney and 45 minutes to Newcastle CBD.

Boasting a sleek and sophisticated custom design to take advantage of sensational panoramas over the lake complimented by high quality, light-filled and spacious interiors. Set in an elevated position with an extremely unique family-friendly and functional floor plan, this exceptional home offers an array of incredible features. * Multi living options on both levels. * Upstairs living and dining areas, with blackbutt timber flooring, integrate seamlessly via glass stacker doors to a covered outdoor alfresco area and deck overlooking the water. The outdoor alfresco is complete with joinery cupboards, stainless steel benchtop with in-built sink, underbench fridge, stainless steel barbecue with Gasmate industrial rangehood. The room also has ceiling fan and automatic weather and shade screen across the large opening to the view. * 3 carpeted bedrooms downstairs * Zoned & ducted air con upstairs, NBN, security alarm, solar power + more!!

Inspect: Wed 28/2/18 4:00pm-4:45pm & Sat 3/3/18 12:00pm-12:45pm

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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Under Contract

164 Pacific Highway Jewells $1,475,000 5

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Expansive Acreage Living with Dual Occupancy

10 Eagles Nest Close Belmont North $1.650MIL - $1.775MIL 4

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Prestige 2.6 Acre Retreat

Nestled in a picturesque position in Jewells, this premium 1 hectare private estate offers grand proportions with extremely versatile options unlike any other. This stunning home provides entry via a timber covered walkway, where you will find three large bedrooms with built-in robes, main with ensuite, a renovated kitchen which adjoins the formal open plan family, dining and lounge adjoining an enclosed outdoor alfresco area. Downstairs offers an additional bedroom with ensuite plus internal laundry and storage. Heading outside with its own entry is an additional fully self-contained one bedroom flat with kitchenette, bathroom and living room. Venture down to the rear paddocks to take in the bush setting where the horse stables are located or to feed the bird life, fish on your very own natural pond with concrete cause way.

Inspection by Appointment Only

Spacious and remarkably private, this picture perfect acreage has been crafted by a builder for a wonderful family lifestyle securing an exceptional 1.068ha position within Belmont North’s tightly held precinct. A charming and tranquil home set within a natural bushland lifestyle setting you are surrounded by an abundance of native flora and fauna with filtered views out to Redhead Bluff and the ocean. This unique offering will leave you captivated from the moment you enter the grounds and offers the perfect setting for executive and growing families seeking a private residence within close proximity to lifestyle amenities and experiences. Surrounded by other acreages and located within minutes to schools, bus stop, beaches, parks, shops, cafes, restaurants, Belmont CBD, and nearby access to the Highway straight to Newcastle CBD or Sydney, Charlestown Square Shopping, Lake Foreshore and so much more. This exceptional home is a must see.

Inspection by Appointment Only

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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1-3/15 Tallawalla Rd Valentine

3 Off The Plan Incredible Opportunities

29 Boyd Street Swansea $1.5MIL - $1.65MIL 5

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Executive Waterfront Reserve Living!

Townhome 1: 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 169.7m2 Townhome 2: 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 163.9m2 Villa 3: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, 129.4m2

$749,000 - $799,000 $740,000 - $790,000 $640,000 - $690,000

Boasting a fresh and unique design complemented by cool, crisp contemporary tones throughout, these light-filled and spacious homes are the latest innovation in stylish and affordable lakeside living. With an emphasis on quality and contemporary finishes, fixtures and fittings, each spacious home has been individually designed to enhance free flowing and open plan living spaces and a low-maintenance design. * Air-conditioned open plan living, dining and kitchen, with 600 x 600mm floor tiles. * Galley kitchen with 20mm Caesarstone Osprey benchtops, pantry, soft-close doors & drawers, stainless steel appliances - dishwasher, microwave, 900mm free-standing electric oven and gas cooktop, rangehood and glass splashback. * Raked ceilings with highlight glass, capturing the natural light.

Designed with style and sophistication in mind and idyllically positioned on the lake’s edge, this spacious dual level home sits on a generous individual title of 1,222m2 block. * Multiple living areas spread over two levels including formal and informal living and dining options. * Kitchen at the rear of the home adjoining living and meals area 5 well-proportioned bedrooms or 4 + study. All bedrooms with built-in robes and ducted air conditioning with the substantial master retreat offering ceiling fan, dressing room, ensuite with spa bath and private balcony taking in stunning water views. Whilst outdoor living boasts a generous covered entertainment area, complete with salt-water pool, this home still clearly qualifies in the popular low maintenance category with the added convenience of a reserve at the rear of the home for an extended backyard in which you don’t need to maintain.

Inspection by Appointment Only

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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Sold

427 Pacific Highway Belmont $399,000 - $440,000 3

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Endless Potential!

Set within a central and convenient location on a large 704m2 allotment, this original home offers an array of opportunities whether you are starting out, looking for a project, downsizing or investing. * Multiple living rooms adjoining the kitchen plus additional sitting room/sunroom off the entry. * 3 bedrooms, master upstairs has enough space for a parents retreat with a north facing balcony and its own toilet. * Main bathroom with shower/bath combination plus separate toilet. * Large internal laundry. * Oversized double garage with workshop space. * R3 Medium Density Residential Zoning. * Rates: $357.90 per quarter. * Fully fenced yard with garden shed.

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Sold

264 Pacific Highway Belmont North $430,000 - $470,000 3

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Entry Level Buying With So Much Potential!

First time offered in 59 years, this mostly original home with only 1 owner represents great value for money and will surely spark the interest of quite a wide range of buyers. Whether you are seeking a first home, investment, downsizing, renovating or simply knock down & rebuild (subject to LMCC) you could have it all here. - Wheelchair friendly entrance with front north facing porch. - Large carpeted lounge room to the right of the entry with split system air conditioner. - Open plan kitchen (renovated in 1974) with as new Westinghouse oven overlooking the rear yard and adjoining the dining room. - 3 carpeted bedrooms or 2 + study – you decide. Walk to the bus stop or hop in the car and be just minutes from local beaches, parks, shops, schools, lake’s edge, boat ramp, restaurants, cafes and much more.

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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Easy and budget-friendly ways to revive the look of a dated, dull kitchen Before - 81 Evans Street, Belmont

After - 81 Evans Street, Belmont

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home, which means it’s especially prone to wear and tear. And walking into a kitchen that feels grimy, dated or dull can be particularly uninspiring when you want to cook or entertain.

If you like the look of your tableware, glasses or small appliances, consider removing your cabinet doors all together. Open shelving can help make a sterile room feel more casual, welcoming and homey.

“[Kitchens] are highly functional spaces that need to work well for all tasks,” says interior stylist Emma Blomfeld. “If your kitchen is badly designed, it will affect the way you use the space and impact you daily.”

Make a splash with a splashback A splashback’s main purpose is to protect your walls from mess and splatter, but it’s often the unsung hero of the kitchen remodel.

But not everyone has the time, money or inclination to devote to a full renovation. So here are three quick and easy ways to spruce up the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank.

“We kind of underestimate how a new splashback can dramatically change the look and feel of your kitchen,” says Lee.

Re-jig the joinery Cabinets, drawers and other storage spaces take up so much real estate in the average kitchen that they are some of the first things people consider when itching for a change. Quick cosmetic fixes, such repainting your cabinets, can go a long way toward brightening up the look of a dingy kitchen. “If the cabinetry is in good condition, spraying it a new, fresh colour will change the look of the room immediately,” says Blomfield. Even if you are happy with the colour of your cabinets, a new coat of paint can lift the grubby-looking fingerprint stains and scratches that usually come with years of use. If you are considering a colour change, stick to the basics, says interior designer Therese Carrodus, of Full of Grace Interiors. “A simple, sophisticated kitchen will always look lovely in a neutral tone, so making the cabinetry white or light grey will keep things soft and clean.” Switching out the cabinet handles can also be an easy fix. Carrodus recommends contemporary shapes with tactile finishes that hide finger marks, such as round beaten copper knobs or a slimline pull handle in aged brass. New paint colours and handles may not be enough to revive cheap or old cabinet door fronts, but that doesn’t mean you have to shell out for new cabinets. Architect and renovator Amelia Lee, of Undercover Architect, suggests replacing only the cupboard fronts and drawers. “It can be quite cost effective for you to pay a joiner to make up the door fronts and get them pre-drilled with a suitable hinge points based on how your cabinetry is arranged,” Lee says.

Splashbacks come in a seemingly endless array of styles, from temporary acrylic wallpaper to elaborate mosaic tile. It’s also relatively affordable and easy to change, so a splashback is one of the best ways to showcase your personal taste. “Joinery and benchtops can be very permanent choices. But with a splashback, people will often go for something that’s a bit more on trend,” Lee says. “It is something you can have a bit of fun with, or choose something that’s a bit bolder.” A splashback can also help you connect the kitchen to the overall style of your home, says Carrodus. “Selecting a marble splashback looks beautiful and will make the kitchen feel instantly more luxe, so it really depends on the look you’re going for,” she says. “I personally love coloured handmade ceramic tiles with texture to add interest to an otherwise crisp-clean looking kitchen.” Upgrade your appliances It may not be the most exciting or creative way to update a space, but new appliances will add instant appeal to your kitchen, especially if you want to spend time cooking in it. Lee says renovators on a budget can be drawn to the idea of painting or refurbishing the cabinets, when new appliances would have a bigger impact on their day-to-day experience in the kitchen. “If you enjoy cooking and you’ve got a crappy oven and cooktop, new appliances will actually change how you feel in the kitchen.” Article source: https://www.domain.com.au/advice/

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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Sold

12 Ross Street Belmont $2.1Mil - $2.3Mil 4

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Remarkable Lakeside Abode

Enjoying a magnificent absolute waterfront position on one of Belmont’s most coveted streets, this fastidiously created low-maintenance residence presents an outstanding opportunity to the market. Upon entering through the light-filled entry you are greeted with a spacious and open floor plan flowing seamlessly throughout complemented by cool, crisp and modern tones. - Separate air conditioned living options both adjoining entertaining spaces overlooking the water. - Upstairs kitchen with quality appliances is central to living, dining and entertaining providing the perfect space to interact with guests or family whilst preparing meals - Boat shed with power, lighting and space for a 12ft tinny. - Commercial grade glass windows throughout. - East facing courtyard with grassed area, NBN, natural gas outlets & hot water system, alarm system & ducted vacuum.

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10 brushtail Place Belmont $940,000 - $990,000 5

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Spacious & Stylish Fantastic Family Home!

With an open and spacious floorplan that flows seamlessly throughout accompanied by a light-filled and neutral colour scheme with crisp and cool contemporary tones, the family can spread out amongst the many living areas, bedrooms, the fantastic entertainer’s backyard or simply just stroll down the road to Green Point reserve. - Formal carpeted lounge room downstairs adjacent to the entry of the home. - Tiled family and dining room adjoining the kitchen. - Carpeted rumpus upstairs central to 4 of the bedrooms. - Modern kitchen downstairs overlooking the entertaining area, family room and dining room featuring Smeg appliances, stone benchtops, dual sinks & built-in wine rack. - Gas hot water system, security alarm, ducted air conditioning throughout, Intercom, NBN & Foxtel

t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Leased $450/week 81 Evans Street, Belmont

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Freshly Renovated

Be the first to live in this delightful, freshly renovated 3 Bedroom home. A stones throw from the Esplanade and beautiful Lake Macquarie. Consisting of 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom with separate toilet, internal laundry and carport. The brand new kitchen is both stunning and functional opening on to the combined dining/ living area. The entire home has been freshly painted and has floorboards throughout, new blinds, ceiling fans and airconditioning. 12 month lease on offer, no pets. Available NOW

Leased $385/week

41 Myles Avenue, Warners Bay

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Convenient Location + Fantastic Yard

Set within a popular Warners Bay precinct, this fabulous 2 bedroom duplex offers open plan living, very functional floorplan & close proximity to all main amenities. * 2 bedrooms with built-in robes and ceiling fans * Tidy kitchen with gas cooking overlooking the yard perfect for entertaining or keeping an eye on kids. * Open plan kitchen/dining and living. * Bathroom with shower, bath and separate toilet. * Single lockup garage with internal access & laundry. * Entertaining area at the rear of the property overlooking the fully fenced yard. * 12 month lease preferred, pets considered on application. Available NOW

Looking for a second opinion for your rental or in search of a good property manager? Check out just a few points of what sets us apart from the rest. Direct mobile number to reach your Property Manager.

Talk to a real person when you need to and who will actually return your phone calls.

Low turnover of Property Managers.

There is nothing worse than having to re-explain your property and needs to a new Property Manager every few months. We take care of our staff and they in turn, take care of you. Simple.

A lot of tenants don’t work weekends which is why we do.

We understand the importance of weekend or after hours inspections to get you the best tenant possible. The material in this newsletter is not and should not be regarded as legal or financial advice. Users should seek their own legal, financial or real estate advice where appropriate. Every effort is made to ensure that the material is accurate and up to date. However, we do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or currency of the information provided.

T: 02 4945 0335 | F: 02 4945 9035 | E: natalie@vikingrealty.com.au A: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280

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Natalie Carthew Property Manager M: 0409 587 883

Viking Realty Weekly News  

Edition 9 - 2018

Viking Realty Weekly News  

Edition 9 - 2018

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