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Prepping for sale: Where to put your time and money? “The third is to improve the experience. For instance have a look at the flooring or garden walkways and think what could make them look and function better. It might mean a new floor covering, or clearing and widening a path.”

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Look for quick wins in the kitchen When it comes to kitchens, look at the easy things first. For example, in addition to cupboards, painting walls and tiles can make a big difference without needing a big investment. Getting your home ready for sale doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands on extensive renovations. Often some minor cosmetic touch ups and refreshes are enough to boost your home’s appeal in potential buyers’ eyes. Create a clean slate Natasha Dickins, DIY specialist, renovator and owner of Little Red Industries, says vendors need to look at their property through the eyes of house hunters, and a first step might be giving everything a good clean. “Will they walk in and see it dark, gloomy and needing a lot of work, or will they see it as bright, clean, hygienic and ready to move straight into?” she says. “That first impression can also have a lot to do with clutter. “Most Australians collect heaps of stuff in their daily lives. If you look into a room and remove a third of the stuff – that’s probably still not enough.” Direct your focus Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes because that’s where people spend most of their time. But if those spaces are looking a bit tired pre-sale, you can make interventions without undertaking a full-scale renovation. People often underestimate the costs of renovating a home and sometimes smaller aesthetic modifications are enough to get the price they are after. Follow the three-step plan Dickins offers a three-step plan that she claims will work for anything that is needing a bit of a refresh, whether you are transforming a chair, a room or a house. “The first step is to take away the one thing that doesn’t work, something that makes it feel dated or dysfunctional,” she says. “When you walk into a room, it could be dark cupboards, so paint them lighter. “The second is to add one thing to improve function. You might need to add a blind to improve privacy, or buy a light fitting to cover that bare bulb that’s been there for years.

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“Kitchen lighting is important, because you’re preparing food there and lighting above the bench tops is often overlooked,” says Greville Pabst, chief executive officer and executive chairman of WBP Group. Replace old fixtures in the bathroom Outdated tapware is something that can be easily replaced in both bathrooms and kitchens without huge outlay. “You can replace old tapware with more modern designs; in fact it’s important to create an up-todate look wherever possible. With bathrooms, buyers want them to look as spacious as possible. Bathroom clutter is a definite “no-no”. Create street appeal First impressions are vitally important. “Street appeal is critical,” says Pabst. “Remember you’re competing with lots of other vendors, so when a buyer’s car passes the house you want them to stop, ring the agent and organise an inspection. Start with the basics – the front garden. “A garden that’s inviting and well maintained can make a massive difference. It doesn’t cost much to put in some plants, and you should trim overhanging branches because tree canopies can block sunlight. “The driveways and paths to the house, and any exterior decks or verandas need to look well maintained. You also might have evening inspections when it’s dark, so inexpensive LEDs around the garden can have a big impact on buyers.” “When buyers open the door to the entrance or hallway you want a ‘wow’ factor. You can do that by simply pulling up old carpets and sanding and polishing the floorboards and giving the walls a fresh coat of paint.” Both experts say vendors don’t have to spend lots of money on structural changes to give your property an edge on the competition. “The more you can do within the walls the better,” Pabst says. Article source: https://www.domain.com.au

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New

21 Bellevue Road Belmont $3.5Mil - $3.75Mil 7

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1356m2

North Facing Waterfront Luxury

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure one of Belmont’s most prestigious properties on the tightly held and blue ribbon location with superb facilities and open plan design for sophisticated living. Architecturally designed by award winning EJE Architects and built by Craig Marriott Builders in 2010, this classically elegant Hamptons-style residence sits on a sprawling 1356m2 allotment with unrestricted panoramas over Lake Macquarie and Belmont Yacht Club. This breathtaking property provides more than enough space — inside and out — for relaxed living and entertaining. This unparalleled package provides a spacious 5 bedroom main residence plus the added convenience of a separate 2 bedroom fully self-contained guest house as well as separate 4 car garage. Expected in a home of this calibre, the list of additional features and inclusions are extensive and will need to be seen to be truly appreciated.

Inspection by Appointment Only

New

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

2+

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922m2

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

Inspect: Saturday, 2nd December between 1:00pm - 1:45pm

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New

1/29 Tallawalla Rd Valentine 2

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1

Immaculate Single Level Villa

Location, layout and lifestyle will certainly appeal for this beautifully presented brick & tile villa which has been lovingly maintained by 1 owner over the past 24 years. Exuding light-filled and welcoming interiors complemented by a spacious and low-maintenance design, you can enjoy a fabulous central location within a complex of only 4 villas. * Air conditioned open plan living and dining area with ornate cornices and ceiling rose embellishments. * Kitchen with Westinghouse oven, rangehood, 4 burner cooktop, tiled splashback, TV antenna port and ample bench space. Move straight in and enjoy or add your own your touches, either way this represents exceptional buying within an extremely convenient location with the bus stop at the front of the complex or walk to Valentine Shops, park, Bowling Club, foreshore or Public School.

Inspect: Saturday, 2nd December between 10:00am - 10:30am

New

3 Delta Close Eleebana 4

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371m2

Rare Offering – Brand New Home – Ready Now!

Dreaming of starting the New Year in a new home? Your dreams may just become a reality. This sparkling new home presents a wonderful opportunity to secure a very rarely offered and immaculately presented brand new home in the popular lakeside suburb of Eleebana. Boasting a fresh and unique design complemented by cool, crisp contemporary tones throughout, this light-filled and spacious home is the latest innovation in stylish and modern lakeside living. With an emphasis on quality and contemporary finishes, fixtures and fittings, this spacious home has been individually designed to enhance free flowing and open plan living spaces and a low-maintenance design. Set within an exceptional and tightly held location, walking distance to Eleebana Public School, boat ramp, bike paths, sporting fields and playground. Only minutes away from Warners Bay cafes & restaurants, Warners Bay High School and local shopping.

Inspect: Saturday, 2nd December between 11:00am - 11:45am

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10 Eagles Nest Close Belmont North $1.7MIL - $1.85MIL 4

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3

1.068ha

Prestige 2.6 Acre Retreat

1-3/15 Tallawalla Rd Valentine

3 Off The Plan Incredible Opportunities

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.

Inspect: Saturday, 2nd December between 12:00pm - 12:45pm

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.

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

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1222m2

Executive Waterfront Reserve Living!

12 Village Bay Close Marks Point $1.15Mil - $1.25MIL 4+

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462m2

North Facing Lakeside Entertainer

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

Discreet and private from the exterior, this masterfully renovated home is so much more than meets the eye.With four bedrooms plus study, multiple living and generous entertaining areas, the property has been cleverly designed to maximise space and liveability, in a stylish, sophisticated and timeless setting within metres from the lake’s edge. Downstairs offers a tiled living area overlooking the rear deck and entertaining. Upstairs you will find the open plan kitchen living and dining - this expansive and welcoming room is a superb use of space and features beautiful blue gum timber floors and high ceilings overlooking the lake and entertainer’s balcony. One of the best entertaining areas available featuring large salt water pool, 7 seater chlorinated spa, built-in kitchen with bbq, fridges, industrial tapware, sand pit, fish pond and undercover clothes line. Enjoy holiday-style living day in and day out within a relaxed and tranquil locale.

Inspect: Saturday, 2nd December & Sunday, 3rd December between 10:00am & 10:45am

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32 The Shores Way, Belmont $1.75MIL - $1.85MIL 5

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4

1951m2

Unrivalled Lilly Pilly Manor

13/78 Brighton Ave Toronto $490,000 - $530,000 3

2

2

North Facing Apartment with Fabulous Lake Views!

Entering the tranquil and landscaped grounds of this unique French provincial styled residence, you will be in awe of the space, style and design that has gone into this exquisitely created masterpiece. From the high ceilings to the ornate cornices and ceiling rose embellishments complemented by light filled interiors, every aspect of this home has been carefully selected to enhance stylish, opulent and versatile living. Formal and informal living and dining options plus an additional rumpus upstairs. Backing onto Green Point reserve offers you the ultimate in privacy with no neighbours on 2 sides of your home. Embrace a new way of living where you can enjoy a peaceful and tranquil lifestyle within minutes to Green Point Reserve, waterfront, bike paths, kayaking, fishing, restaurants, cafes, schools, parks, beaches and so much more, this hidden secret won’t remain hidden for very long!

Inspection by Appointment Only

Boasting a spacious and versatile floorplan, this apartment will ideally suit investors, first home buyers or downsizers searching for a convenient lakeside lifestyle. • Centrally located kitchen adjacent to living area • Open plan living, dining and study area • 2 good size bedrooms, main with walk in robe & ensuite • Entertainers balcony taking in stunning lake views • Lock up garage plus carport Walk to the Lake’s edge, Toronto Library, shops, cafes, restaurants, Toronto Foreshore Playground, multiple parks, Toronto Amateur Sailing Club, Toronto Town Square and much more.

Inspection by Appointment Only

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6A Matelot Place, Belmont

$455,000 - $485,000 3

1

1

Location, Layout & Lifestyle!

Idyllically suited to downsizers, retirees, first home buyers or investors, this single level villa offers open plan and lowmaintenance living within a central and convenient location. * Combined living, dining and kitchen with tiled flooring * Living room with Daikin split system air conditioner & adjoining the rear entertaining area via glass sliding doors * 3 carpeted bedrooms all with built-in robes * Main bathroom with shower, bath and separate toilet * Rear covered and private entertaining area * Fully fenced and landscaped yard with clothesline Set within an extremely convenient location within walking distance to bus stop, Belmont Hospital and just minute away from Green Point Reserve, local schools, shops, parks, lake’s edge, cafes, and restaurants.

Inspection by Appointment Only

11 Kerle Street, Redhead

$1.35mil - $1.425mil 697m2 3 7 5

Dual Street Access & Dual Occupancy – A Rare Find! Perched at the top of Redhead Bluff in a quiet street,

this one-of-a-kind brick residence presents an incredible opportunity not often seen. The options are only limited by your imagination. Offering a main residence plus a fully self-contained and council-approved granny flat with separate metres ready to go. Owner occupier could lease out the front home whilst using the back for their own holiday accommodation or vice versa or use one as a home office or if you have extended family or teenage/adult children it would provide excellent separation with the convenience of having their own entries. Set within a blue-ribbon and highly sought after pocket of Redhead, you can enjoy the relaxed beachside lifestyle and feel like you are living a holiday each and every day.

Inspection by Appointment Only

Heads up to all the Christmas Lovers! Christmas will be here before you know it. With this in mind, this upcoming festive season we are offering FREE custom letters from Santa to the local kids in our community. Visit our website to find out how you can get one. http://www.vikingrealty.com.au/santa-letters

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

LEASED $450/week

10 Corwen Close, Cardiff South

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2

1

Spacious 3 Bedroom Home With Yard

Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this immaculately presented home will provide a convenient and family-friendly lifestyle boasting: * Ducted air conditioning * Low maintenance floating bamboo flooring * Open plan living and dining * Kitchen with dishwasher, ceramic cooktop, rangehood and appliance cupboard * 3 generous carpeted bedrooms, 2 with mirrored robes * 2 bathrooms – 1 with bath, shower and toilet and the other with a shower and toilet. * Adjoining the kitchen is access to a deck with leafy views

Leased $675/week

7 Lucinda Ave, Killarney Vale

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2

Lakeside Paradise

Feel like your on vacation every day...This fabulous two story home is located a stones throw from the lake. The property has a tropical feel with lush landscaped gardens containing an undercover spa and north facing balcony & deck. Three spacious bedrooms, the main with air conditioning and walk in robe the other two with built-in robes. Modern with an open plan living/dining/kitchen with gas cooktop and dishwasher. Downstairs features include the laundry, a study and additional bath/shower/toilet.

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