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Are you downsizing? How to choose the best property and staying with them, so ideally speaking they’re still looking for a three-bedroom home but in a much more compact block. So no big backyard or anything like that – very easy to maintain.” Double down on garaging A large garage is important for most downsizers for a couple of reasons, Machuca says.

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There comes a time in many people’s lives when you start to weigh up how big your home really needs to be. The kids have probably moved out, there are extra rooms and unused space everywhere, and you just don’t have the same requirements that you once did.

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“They’re still perhaps both driving, and it provides security and gives them more storage, which is important when they’re downsizing.”

It sounds like you’re ready to downsize your home. But as a downsizer, how do you choose the best property for you?

Adequate internal space Just because you’re downsizing your home, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re prepared to part with a large number of your possessions.

Are you a senior downsizing? Stick with single-level Woodards agent Nelson Machuca says most downsizers prefer homes that are based exclusively on one level, to avoid them having to walk up and down stairs as they get older.

Machuca says that if you’re smart with your property selection, you’ll find a home that will accommodate most of your former house’s contents.

“The ones that we find are most popular for that demographic are properties that are all at ground level,” Machuca says. “They (homes) don’t have any staircases or anything like that. If they do have staircases or that type of scenario, then look for the properties that have the main bedroom downstairs with an ensuite. They’ll probably sacrifice the first level, or rarely ever use it, but they often like to have it for when people visit.” Small enough to maintain, big enough to entertain Dinners with friends, family gatherings and other social occasions are all important to many downsizers, so choosing a house that has large entertaining areas, and room for family and grandchildren to sleep, is important.

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Firstly, the majority of downsizing couples will have two cars. And secondly, a garage provides additional storage space. “A double garage is certainly a necessity for a lot of those people,” he says.

“They want a nice kitchen where they can entertain,” Machuca says. “A lot of these people, even though they’re downsizing, they’re still having friends and family coming

“One thing that’s often extremely important for them is the current furniture that they have, and whether it’s going to fit into the standard of property that they’re going to be moving into,” he says. “A lot of them will try and keep the heirlooms and furniture that they have, so they’ll look for a home that is substantially big enough to maintain their main pieces of furniture.” A familiar location Unless they’re chasing a dramatic sea change or a lifestyle switch, the majority of downsizers are looking for a home somewhere close by to their current location, Machuca says. “A lot of people have spent their entire life there, so they don’t want to go too far from where they are.” “From a financial point of view that also makes a lot of sense, because if they’re downsizing home in the same suburb or area that they’re currently living in, it’s going to be a pretty straightforward transaction and they’re going to end up with some money in their pocket.”

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New

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

597.7m2 blank canvas ready for your dream home

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

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Endless Potential!

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.

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.

Inspect: Saturday, 17th February between 10:00am - 10:30am

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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.

Inspect: Saturday, 17th February between 11:00am - 11:45am

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Sold

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

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Spacious & Stylish Fantastic Family Home!

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

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Executive Waterfront Reserve Living!

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

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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1-3/15 Tallawalla Rd Valentine

3 Off The Plan Incredible Opportunities

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.

Under Contract

6 Joseph Palmer Cl Speers Point $1.29Mil - $1.39mil 4

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448m2

Panoramic Lake Views & Chic Contemporary Living!

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!!

Inspection by Appointment Only

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

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

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Under Contract

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

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545m2

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.

Sold

3 Delta Close Eleebana $820,000 - $870,000 4

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Rare Offering – Brand New Home

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.

Inspection by Appointment Only

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

For Lease $465/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

For Lease $375/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 7 - 2018

Viking Realty Weekly News  

Edition 7 - 2018

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