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13 2018

5 ways first home buyers can get a leg up over competitors

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"

Like all first times, buying your first home can be a daunting, intimidating and downright terrifying experience. Not only are you up against all the other many first time buyers trying their luck in an uncertain market – you’re bidding against a pack of punters who’ve done it numerous times before. The buyers’ advocates, investors and property developers of this world are making life seem extra hard with their sharp suits and seemingly endless bouts of expertise on all things home-buying. But here’s the thing – everything they know can be learned. People’s Choice Credit Union spokesman Stuart Symons starts us off with the basics. 1. Work out how much you can actually borrow One way to get rid of your competitors? Don’t run in their race. Working out your price limit, and applying for pre-approval on your home loan can help narrow your property search to just the homes that you can actually afford, ruling out the ones you can’t. 2. Be clear about what you want & shout it from the rooftops The general rule as a first time buyer is to know what kind of property you want and be proud of it: let your inner circle know about it, and importantly, let real estate agents know about it. Buyers with a very clear picture of what they want – rooms, land, location, nearby facilities, price – can focus their own time, but also that of agents. When something comes up, real estate agents should be able to call you directly with the opportunity, which will let you focus on developing other opportunities,” Symons says. “Experienced real estate agents will often contact unsuccessful purchasers after a property is sold if a similar property comes up, so save agent mobile numbers so you know who they are when they call, and work more closely with them.”

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They will appreciate having an avid buyer and may actively look for suitable properties on your behalf.” 3. Inspect as many properties as you can This is age-old advice, but sage advice nonetheless; it’s highly unlikely you’re going to purchase your first property on your first bid. “You need to understand the market, negotiation tactics, competition and your own limits,” Symons says. “There are usually developed through experience: inspecting properties, talking with agents, and meeting those same agents multiple times across different properties.” 4. Be consistent with your savings If you keep throwing your savings and budgeting off course, there’s a domino effect. The whole property search will come undone when you lose sight of your savings strategy, so consistency is key. “You may experience some bumps from time to time, but developing a consistent savings strategy backed by a fair budget will lead to better results over the long term,” Symons says. “Try downloading a budgeting and expenses app to understand and control your spending, and stick to it. The better apps will help you understand where your money is going and develop a budget to keep to. This discipline will carry through to owning and maintaining a home, and then upgrading. “Some apps will allow you to ’round up’ your expenses and transfer the additional amount to savings. If you spend $18, it may round up to $20 and send $2 to your savings account. You may not miss the $2, but it will push along your total savings that much quicker with little effort on your part.” 5. Remember: You don’t NEED to buy, right now Whether bidding at auction or dealing with pressure to make an offer privately – the best way to calm your nerves and build confidence is to remember: you don’t have to buy this home. “At auctions, if no one bids and the property is passed in, you may avoid the competitive bidding and win the property at a more reasonable price,” Symons says. When making an offer privately, it comes down to how much you’re prepared to spend and borrow – the ball’s in your court. “It may be exciting to be close to buying your own home, but overextending yourself will make the early years very difficult.” Article source: www.realestate.com.au/advice

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

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New

SOMERFORD - 21 Burwood Road, Whitebridge $4.3mil - $4.73mil 3 3 1222m2 5

Ultra Modern Luxury Living

SOMERFORD - A private coastal escape, a sanctuary for the soul yet mere minutes from Newcastle’s CBD. Offering the very best in uncompromised living Somerford is nestled within a coastal and bushland setting, you will be absolutely spoiled for choice with the array of lifestyle opportunities within such close proximity to this very private and exclusive property.

Whitebridge is situated approximately 151km North of Sydney and is bordered by stunning beaches to the east including much of the Glenrock State Conservation area and The Glenrock Lagoon with scenic views, walking tracks, waterfalls and picnic spots. The Historic 16km Fernleigh track runs along the rear of the property providing a modern cycleway and walking track. Two of the city’s major shopping centres are within 5km of the property. Cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, schools, parks, public transport, boating spots, kayaking, surfing, swimming, sporting clubs are all close by. Nearby access to the Highway to go North or South and so much more all come together to make this one of the best locations within Newcastle and The City of Lake Macquarie. This extraordinary architect designed 5-bedroom residence sets a new standard for luxurious, contemporary inner city acreage living on a precious parcel of land so close to the coast. Positioned amongst some of the most elite and prestige acreages in the Newcastle region, this multi-level dwelling enjoys a sweeping bush outlook from its prime, rare location and creates a show stopping residence, with spaces for both relaxed family living and large scale entertaining. Entering through electric security gates with intercom, around the circular driveway and into the breath-taking two-storey atrium bathed in natural light you are instantly greeted with crisp contemporary tones accompanied by a feeling of space and privacy. As expected with a home of this calibre, the list of features and inclusions are extensive and will need to be seen to be truly appreciated. - Multiple expansive living areas downstairs - 2 designer kitchens. > One located near the entry and central to the pool area with black granite benchtops, servery bench, Smeg 4 burner gas cooktop & oven plus steam oven, Ariston rangehood and walk-in pantry. > The second kitchen adjoining the living/dining area is a custom-built and award winning kitchen with soaring ceilings,

Corian benchtop along with white & black Caesarstone benchtops, induction cooktop, Bosch rangehood, Neff oven & steam oven, plate warmer, soft-closing drawers, wall-mounted dishwasher plus a 900mm dishwasher for entertaining, integrated Liebherr fridge and freezer, slide-out pantry and filtered water. - Four of the carpeted bedrooms located upstairs with ceiling fans, split system air conditioners and built-in robes whilst the master bedroom offers a large walk-in robe, open ensuite and access to a balcony overlooking the pool and grounds. - Fifth bedroom/home office offers the perfect space for guests or work from home away from the rest of the home with ducted air conditioning and access to a sitting room and 5th bathroom. - The home has been positioned on the block to take advantage of the northerly aspect at the rear of the home. - Vegetable garden with lemon, lime, orange, apple, mulberry and fig trees to name a few accompanied by 2 turkeys, chickens and a henhouse. - Fantastic yard for children/pets to run around and play in the safety of fully fenced and secure areas along with beautifully established manicured gardens. You could potentially use part of the yard for a horse paddock, bikes, animals and more only limited by your imagination. - In-ground 50,000L salt water solar heated pool adjoining a large entertaining area. - 2 double garages with auto doors. - Security alarm with back-to-base capabilities. - Integrated speakers throughout the home. - Satellite dish. - 3 hot water systems in total. - 7kW solar system. - 25,000L underground water tank with trenches & piping to service the grounds. - Town water, gas & sewerage. This incredibly unique residence offers the very best in city and country living fused together seamlessly to create a completely versatile living experience so close to all major amenities. Life doesn’t get much better than this!

Inspection By Appointment

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

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New

7 Genoa Close Belmont $699,000 - $749,000 4

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Premier Family Location

This solid brick and tile family home offers stylish and low-maintenance living with all of your living, bedrooms and entertaining on the upper level. * Expansive carpeted living room with combustion fireplace and split system air conditioner. * Balcony off the living room offers an elevated easterly aspect * Dining room adjoining the kitchen. * Modern kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops and quality Euromaid appliances. * Rear entertaining area with built-in BBQ overlooking the yard. * Fully landscaped yard with irrigation system. This abode is centrally located in popular and ever growing Belmont, within close proximity to public transport, reputable schools, Redhead Beach, The Fernleigh track, Croudace Bay boat ramp, major shopping centres, cafes and restaurants.

Inspection By Appointment

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97 Ross Street Belmont $980,000 - $1,070,000 3

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Panoramic Lake Vistas

Set within a blue-chip and highly-sought after location, this solid brick home offers a relaxed and versatile lifestyle. Featuring all of your living, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and entertaining on the upper level. - Carpeted lounge/dining room with ornate ceiling rose, ceiling fan & split system air conditioner. - Sun-drenched family room at the rear overlooking the tropical gardens. - Downstairs utility room currently being utilised as a home office. - Entertainers balcony off the lounge/dining room overlooking the lake. - Large kitchen with brand new appliances & central to both living areas. Lake Macquarie offers an abundant lifestyle that will offer something for every member of the family. Whether you enjoy walking, biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking, boating, jet skiing, sports or more, you will be absolutely spoiled for choice.

Inspection By Appointment

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

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Under Contract

This versatile home offers a beautiful lifestyle with a clever floor plan that flows 2 heron Place seamlessly from the inside to out. Enviably located in popular Green Point estate, this pet-friendly abode has been newly renovated and offers a warm, inviting and Belmont tranquil atmosphere. Tastefully appointed for easy modern living configured with a large open plan kitchen, dining and 2 separate living areas. Contemporary and a tropical setting with an expansive outdoor entertaining area $1,050,000 - $1,150,000 gardens complement the sparkling in-ground solar heated pool.

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Luxurious Single Level Living

Centrally located modern kitchen with Dekton benchtops, breakfast bar, pantry, dishwasher, Westinghouse oven & gas 5 burner cooktop, dual sinks and ample bench and cupboard space. Situated within minutes to Green Point Reserve, Belmont Hospital, Lake’s edge, cycling paths, boat ramp, major shopping facilities and buses that run straight past the home. There is nothing to do but move in and enjoy this immaculately presented home.

New

20 Violet Town Rd Tingira Heights $1.280mil - $1.4mil 6

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Deluxe & Versatile Acreage Living

Set amongst the treetops with pristine natural surroundings, this tri-level brick home offers an extremely versatile floorplan that would ideally suit families, tradies or someone looking to work from home. Exuding a contemporary yet warm and inviting rustic charm you will instantly feel at home as soon as you enter the residence and take in the soaring raked ceilings and private outlook. - Offering multiple living areas- Well-equipped gourmet kitchen with timber flooring, Miele dishwasher, Highland 4 burner cooktop, Kleenmaid oven, walk-in pantry, appliance cupboard, walk-in pantry and bay window overlooking the front garden.- 6 bedrooms + study or 5 bedrooms + study & home office. - 3 bathrooms – one on each level.- Double garaging plus an additional shed with extra height. - Covered deck on each level with lake glimpses and natural bushland outlook. Very rarely are we presented with a home that offers so many features and will suit so many different buyers and lifestyles. Set within minutes to local beaches, parks, schools, shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, lake’s edge and so much more.

Inspection By Appointment

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

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18 Ross Street Belmont $1.8mil - $1.95mil 4

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539m2

Modern Waterfront Living in Central Belmont

18 Elizabeth Street Eleebana $670,000 - $720,000 4

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478m2

Desirably Positioned Brick Home

The opportunity to live a life of luxury on one of Belmont’s best blue ribbon and highly sought-after waterfront locations is now available. Set over 2 levels, this beautifully presented brick & tile residence with crisp, contemporary tones complemented by light soaked interiors gives the feeling of tranquillity and modern living. - Multiple living options - Gourmet kitchen boasts stainless steel 900ml Blanco oven, gas cook top, range hood, dishwasher, mosaic feature splashback and pantry. - 4 bedrooms upstairs with built-in robes. Master bedroom offers walk-in robe, ensuite and lake views. - Rear entertainers deck is perfect for family events or simply just kicking back with a coffee or a wine (depending on the time of day) and watch the boats sail by.

Inspection By Appointment

Whether you are deciding to upsize, downsize, invest or buy your first home, this is a wonderful opportunity with enough space to grow within an area that supports family life. A classic & uncompromised original floor plan design showcasing: * 2 private living areas plus dining * Modern renovated kitchen * 4 large bedrooms or 3 bedrooms with built-in robes + rumpus with the master offering an ensuite * Large double garage plus workshop with internal access * Ducted air con, private courtyard & landscaped gardens Walk to Eleebana Public School, the lake’s edge with boat ramp or head 2 doors down and take advantage of a large oval and playground for the kids. Only minutes to Warners Bay shopping, High School, restaurants, pubs, cafes and so much more.

Inspection By Appointment

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

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

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Prestige 2.6 Acre Retreat

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

597.7m2 blank canvas ready for your dream home

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

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.

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

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

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1222m2

Executive Waterfront Reserve Living!

1-3/15 Tallawalla Rd Valentine

3 Off The Plan Incredible Opportunities

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.

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.

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

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

LEASED $650/week 75 Crown Street, Belmont

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For Lease $630/week 53 Deane Street, Belmont

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Impressive Family Home

Positioned in a sought after location, this impressive airconditioned home offers the ideal family abode. Four Bedrooms, the master with walk in robe and the others with built-ins, Two Bathrooms and Double lockup Garage. Centrally located, close to the hospital and the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. The property features include an inground pool with overlooking undercover outdoor deck, spa bath, open plan living with the added bonus of a downstairs Rumpus Room. The spacious kitchen boasts a four burner cooktop, double wall oven and double sink. Everything required to service the family with ease. Pool Maintenance included in rent. No pets.

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Modern Stylish Family Home

This stylish new home is centrally located and close to all essential amenities. Consisting three bedrooms, two bathrooms and double lock up garage. Well appointed, open plan and very spacious this is the ideal family home. The modern kitchen has more than ample cupboard space and features stainless steel appliances. This opens up onto the combined living and dining areas creating a fabulous space, ideal for sharing time with the family or entertaining. Landscaped gardens and large fully enclosed back yard. Lawn Maintenance is included in the rent. No pets. Available: Monday, 9th April 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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Natalie Carthew Property Manager M: 0409 587 883

Viking Realty Weekly News  

Edition 13 - 2018

Viking Realty Weekly News  

Edition 13 - 2018

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