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Property expert Andrew Winter’s tips for buying and selling in spring

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"

Louise Vico Managing Director/Agent

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IT’S fondly known as the silly season of real estate, but it’s time to get serious about spring selling season, according to property expert Andrew Winter. Despite a sluggish start to the season, competition is heating up and that means more choice for home buyers and sellers. Mr Winter, the host of Selling Houses Australia on Foxtel, has shared his advice on how to buy and sell property successfully in spring — and after more than 25 years in the industry, he should know. TIPS FOR SELLING IN SPRING 1. Spring clean It might sound obvious, but Andrew insists presentation is everything. There’s no better way to make a first impression than by decluttering the house. “Clean like you’ve never cleaned before but do not forget the clutter,” he says. 2. Know your competition Andrew says it’s important to make sure you can face up to the competition. “So, for example, if other houses all have beautiful new kitchens, you might have to review your own kitchen,” he says. Also, never try to sell until you have checked out what else is on offer and what else has recently sold in your area. 3. It’s what’s outside that counts Andrew says one of the key elements of spring time selling is a property’s outdoor space. He advises putting your landscaping hat on and pulling out weeds, mowing the lawns and planting some new flowers to add some

colour. A simple lick of paint can be an extremely cost-effective way of rejuvenating your home’s kerbside appeal. TIPS FOR BUYING IN SPRING 1. Don’t be fooled by the beautiful weather Don’t let the sunshine cloud your judgment. Use the abundance of natural light in spring to your advantage. “The great thing about the sun is that it means you can check out the orientation and aspect of the home,” Andrew says. 2. More choice means more buyers Andrew urges buyers to be aware of the competition by monitoring how many other people are looking at a property. “Make sure you monitor how much interest there is in each property, how many people turn up for open houses, and how many hits a home gets online,” he says. 3. Consider the home no one else wants Just because there aren’t many people looking at a particular home, doesn’t mean it’s not right for you. It could just be the spring bargain you’ve been waiting for! “Maybe consider the property that’s a little bit compromised,” Andrew says. “The house that everybody else doesn’t want. The one with a lack of curb appeal. “The one that’s a little bit messy, that needs work. Something a little bit different, with features that put other buyers off.” Article source: www.news.com.au

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New Inspect: Saturday, 23rd September between 11:00am - 11:45am

32 The Shores Way, Belmont $1.8MIL - $1.95MIL 5

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Unrivalled Lilly Pilly Manor

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!

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Inspection by Appointment

12 Village Bay Close Marks Point $1.35Mil - $1.45MIL 4+

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North Facing Lakeside Entertainer

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 close to parks, shops, schools, cafes, restaurants, Marks Point Marina, Marks Point Bowling Club, Belmont Golf Club, Swansea Channel and so much more.

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

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Inspection by Appointment

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

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Executive Waterfront Reserve Living!

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.

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6A Matelot Place Belmont $480,000 - $515,000 3

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Location, Layout & Lifestyle!

Idyllically suited to downsizers, retirees, first home buyers or investors, this single level villa offers open plan and low-maintenance 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.

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

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Inspect: Saturday, 23rd September between 9:45am - 10:15am

49 Scott Street, Carrington $735,000 - $785,000 3

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Modern Inner City Living Torrens Title Townhome

Upon entering this townhouse you will be pleasantly surprised at the impressive and open floorplan bathed in natural light and crisp, neutral colour schemes. * Central kitchen overlooking the dining and living area and out to the rear courtyard * Separate upstairs carpeted lounge * 3 bedrooms with robes and ceiling fans, main with walk-in robe, ensuite and balcony * 2 stylish bathrooms + separate powder room * Rear fully enclosed courtyard with rainwater tank and clothesline.

Inspection by Appointment

13/78 Brighton Ave Toronto $515,000 - $555,000 2

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North Facing Apartment with Fabulous Lake Views!

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.

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

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Inspection by Appointment

151 Marks Point Rd, Marks Point $1,750,000 4

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Iconic ‘Selby Cottage’

A treasured family holding for the past 34 years, the opportunity now exists to secure one of Lake Macquarie’s most Iconic and incredibly unique residences. This character filled home is accompanied by a timelessly elegant 1900s cottage capturing magical uninterrupted 180 degree northerly lake views. The versatility of this entire package will offer buyers the opportunity to use as your own weekend getaway, family home, investment or continue to run Selby Cottage as the award winning and highly sought after accommodation venue that it is. Imagine a life where time is measured by the ebb and flow of the tide, where traffic consists of racing yachts under full sail and where a morning walk is taken through the garden path down to the water’s edge to simply relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Inspection by Appointment Only.

Inspect: Saturday, 23rd September between 2:00pm - 2:45pm

28 Crown Street Belmont $1.1mil - $1.2mil 5

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Unbelievable Family Offering with Stunning Lake & Ocean Views!

Boasting a spacious and versatile floorplan complemented by high ceilings and light-filled interiors, this fabulous home boasts spectacular lake & ocean views and offers a low-maintenance and family friendly lifestyle that will be enjoyed for many years to come. • Multiple living areas set over 2 levels • 5 good size bedrooms with ceiling fans and robes • Entertainers balcony overlooking the lake • Automatic gate, ample storage options including attic, NBN connected • Fully fenced yard with space for a tinny at the rear, off street parking and salt water inground pool.

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

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18 pebble Beach Ct Belmont $895,000-$935,000 5

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Low Maintenance Family Lifestyle

With an open and spacious floorplan that flows seamlessly throughout accompanied by a light-filled and neutral colour scheme, 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 living & dining, rumpus room, upstairs lounge & family room • Large central kitchen in a perfect position for entertaining • Ducted vacuum & air conditioning, NBN connected, new security system, gas hot water • Large covered and private entertaining area & fully landscaped yard with irrigation system & inground salt water pool with new solar heat pump

Contract crashed due to finance

Inspect: Tuesday, 19th September between 4:00pm - 4:45pm Thursday, 21st September between 4:00pm - 4:45pm Saturday, 23rd September between 12:00pm - 12:45pm

27 Sanctuary Grove, Tingira Heights $1,680,000 5+

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Your very own piece of acreage paradise!

Very rarely are we able to present such a rare and stunningly unique home such as this warm and inviting family home set on 1.37ha of land. Set within a prestigious and tightly held enclave of Tingira Heights you could be fooled for thinking you have stumbled into your own country haven within the city limits. The free flowing and open floor plan flows seamlessly throughout complemented by warm timber, neutral tones and high raked ceilings to create a feeling of space, comfort and natural light. Multiple living areas will cater to the modern day family and allow for separate entertaining for everyone to enjoy. The expansive and modern gourmet kitchen has an array of stunning features. 5 good size bedrooms plus study. 3 bathrooms, 4 toilets.

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

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Considering selling?

There is a reason Louise has been voted the #1 most recommended Agent in Belmont! *

* According to ratemyagent.com.au

Phone Louise on 0407 706 123 to find out how we can achieve a great result for you! t: 02 4945 0335 | a: 32 Brooks Parade, Belmont NSW 2280 | e: enquiries@vikingrealty.com.au

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Leased $720/week

8 Meridian Close, Belmont

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Executive Home in Sought After Location

This well appointed and established executive two storey home is located in a highly sought after area in beautiful Belmont. Open plan living consisting of Four Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Study and plenty of living space. Complete with tiered, Mediterranean style garden and large covered entertaining area. Yard maintenance may be negoitable in rent.

LEASED $855/week

8 Corymbia Street, Croudace Bay

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Majestic Executive with Private Tropical Paradise

This majestic, established executive home available on a long term lease, suitable for both family and professionals. With its multiple living areas and fabulous entertaining/pool area, low maintenance yard and gardens. Comprising 4 well proportioned bedrooms, the main with large en-suite. Also an additional bathroom, powder room and toilet. Built in robes and plenty of storage. Beautifully appointed Caesar stone kitchen opening out onto the back entertaining area, leading up to the saltwater pool and cabana. Your own private tropical paradise.

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.

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Natalie Carthew Property Manager M: 0409 587 883

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