Historic Queenscliff Hotel is on the market again

Posted on 24 Feb 2015, 11:22 a.m. in Abercromby's, Auctions, News

Marketed as one of the Bellarine Peninsula’s most celebrated properties, the circa 1887 building was last on the market in 2012 but a buyer was unable to be found.

It is listed with Abercromby’s to sell via private auction.

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/realestate/historic-queenscliff-hotel-is-on-the-market-again/story-fnjy87eo-1227222595655

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RBA cuts rates to record 2.25% low at February 2015

Posted on 4 Feb 2015, 2:34 p.m. in News

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The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut rates to a new record low of 2.25%.

It was the most eagerly debated decision among economists for some time.

The RBA noted credit growth picked up to moderate rates in 2014, with stronger growth in lending to investors in housing assets

http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/financing/interest-rates/39846-feb-3-rba-rates-cut-to-record-2-25-low-at-february-2015-meeting.html

 

 

Season’s Greetings

Posted on 18 Dec 2014, 2:23 p.m. in Abercromby's, News

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued clients for their on-going support in 2014 and wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas.

May 2015 be a wonderful year for you all and we look forward to assisting you in any real estate matters you may have.

Please note our office will be closing for the office of Abercromby’s Real Estate will be closed for business from 1pm Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will re-open for business 9.00am Friday 2 January 2015.

 

Due Diligence Checklist

Posted on 22 Sep 2014, 10:29 a.m.

Due Diligence Checklist:

What you need to know before buying a residential property

Before you buy a home, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it.
This checklist aims to help you identify whether any of these issues will affect you.
Due Diligence Checklist

The questions are a starting point only and you may need to seek professional advice to answer some of them.

You can find links to organisations and web pages that can help you learn more, by visiting: http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/duediligencechecklist

Abercromby’s Coast and Country

Posted on 29 Jul 2014, 11:13 a.m. in Abercromby's, Coast & Country, News

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Abercromby’s Real Estate is proud to introduce the newest division of our business – Abercromby’s Coast and Country.

Established to provide a 100 per cent dedicated and highly experienced resource for vendors of rural lifestyle to large scale agricultural holdings and premium coastal assets, Abercromby’s Coast and Country perfectly complements our market-leading luxury and lifestyle business.

The directors warmly welcome Tim Bennetts to the Abercromby’s family as he steps in to lead Abercromby’s Coast and Country. Tim brings to this role a true passion for the land combined with extensive real estate experience. “After 15 years in commercial real estate, I ran ‘Pardoo’, a 746 hectare cattle property in the Western Districts,” he said. “In perfect synergy, the Abercromby’s Coast and Country division utilises my specialist farming knowledge as well as my broad network of high-net worth clients seeking that very special and premium rural and lifestyle property acquisition.”

In addition, the overall agricultural landscape is an evolving and changing market, becoming more and more sophisticated.  With Tim’s extensive commercial experience we see a real opportunity for Abercromby’s to be a conduit between landowners and the emergence of both foreign and institutional investors.

Director Jock Langley agrees. “Tim’s farming knowledge is extensive. Combine that with his consummate real estate negotiation skills and his committed approach to achieving impressive outcomes for his clients and we have secured the perfect leader for our newest division.

Abercromby’s Coast and Country proudly stands alone in the marketplace – delivering a specialised and tailored service where each prestigious rural land holding is regarded as truly unique and treated accordingly with experience, knowledge and respect.

Please call Tim Bennetts today on 0417 307 363 and learn more about how Abercromby’s Coast and Country will make a substantial difference to the sale of your premium rural and lifestyle property.

MEET OUR TEAM : SAM GODDARD!

Posted on 22 Jun 2014, 11:21 a.m. in Abercromby's, News

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After recently joining Abercromby’s, Licensed Estate Agent Sam Goddard caught up with journalist Nicole Brooks to discuss his life away from the office and his passion for real estate.

As soon as I struck up my conversation with Sam Goddard, bystanders would have most certainly had the impression that we were close friends who were catching up rather than people who had just met minutes earlier.

Immediately engaging and keen to discuss a wide range of topics, Sam lights up when talking about his upbringing in Geelong. The son of a successful small business family with franchise interests in Subway and Muzz Buzz Drive-Thru Coffee, he learnt from an early age about the dedication and hard work required to achieve ongoing success.

When he was 14, Sam’s parents decided to sell the family home and met with a local real estate agent. The agent’s confidence and good nature made a massive impression on Sam who promptly decided that he wanted to be in real estate.

At 19 he set the wheels in motion but not before a brief foray into a marketing degree. He quickly realised that if he wanted to pursue his passion for real estate then he should go directly to the source and get a job in the industry. Ever since then he has remained committed to consistently developing his knowledge, keen to provide the latest information and resources to his clients.

When time permits, Sam heads down to the Bellarine Peninsula to spend time with his family. He appreciates the gently paced lifestyle, especially at Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads where he regularly plays golf. He is also a bit of a foodie who is always ready to experience new and exciting dining experiences in the city and suburbs.

Sam tells me that he was born to sell; that he derives so much pleasure from building rapport and strong relationships. To me this is abundantly clear – we’ve talked about everything, from my kids to his exercise routine and everything in-between.

Right now, he is in his element – selling a luxurious warehouse development in Fitzroy. Recently achieving a strong result of $2.6 million, there would be no doubt that Sam’s 14 year-old-self would be very pleased

Good life flows from established vineyard

Posted on 19 Jun 2014, 11:24 a.m. in Abercromby's, General Interest, News

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A boutique winery and residence is on the market, and will appeal to discerning wine lovers.

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Winemaker Philip Murphy has listed his Mornington Peninsula residence and winery for private sale with an asking price of about $8.5 million.

The move comes after the property, which has views across the southern end of Port Phillip Bay, was passed in at a private auction late last month.

Murphy built the Mediterranean-inspired property at 484 Purves Road in Main Ridge about eight years ago and harvested the first grapes from the 0.8-hectare vineyard in 2007, under his label Philip Murphy Estate. Read more…

Source : The Age Domain

Run Melbourne

Posted on 3 Jun 2014, 11:28 a.m. in Abercromby's, News

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Are you running or walking in The Age Run Melbourne this year? If you’re not a runner, support our very own “Team Abercromby’s” in Run Melbourne and help fundraise for SecondBite.

The staff at Abercromby’s are participating in “THE AGE, Run Melbourne” on the 27th July 2014 to raise money for SecondBite. Help us raise funds for SecondBite by click on the link below. The more people that know about SecondBite, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

https://runmelbourne2014.everydayhero.com/au/abercromby-s-real-estate.

Point Lonsdale in focus

Posted on 26 May 2014, 10:57 a.m. in Abercromby's, News

Specsavers Australia’s founding managing director Peter Larsen didn’t need to check his eyesight when he and his wife Maryann spotted this Bellarine Peninsula opportunity.

6 CHESHUNT STREET, POINT LONSDALE

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Having purchased the property about six years ago, Larsen – now director of professional services at Specsavers as well as having an interest in four stores – says the couple “almost rebuilt” the Point Lonsdale property as they created a family home for themselves and their four kids.

The five bedroom/four bathroom home at 6 Cheshunt Street has three living areas and a rumpus room as well as a heated swimming pool and spa with a pool house and outdoor shower.

Abercrombys’ Rob Vickers-Willis has the property listed for private sale with an asking price in the vicinity of $2 million. Source: The Age Domain

AUTUMN MARKET UPDATE……….

Posted on 14 May 2014, 11:49 a.m. in Abercromby's, News

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SALES MARKET UPDATE:
The real estate market is back in full swing after school, Easter and Anzac day holidays.
The solid early autumn market continues to show positive signs with plenty of competition at auction and private sales from eager buyers.
Abercromby’s have some beautiful luxury and lifestyle properties on offer which include, but not limited to:

  • 2/318 Walsh Street, South Yarra.
  • 5 Davidson Street, South Yarra.
  • 8 Clowes Street, South Yarra.
  • 14 Acland Street, South Yarra.
  • “Como estate” precinct, South Yarra.
  • 104 Park Street, South Yarra.
  • 5 Millicent Avenue,Toorak.
  • 26 Selborne Road,Toorak.
  • 1 Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East.
  • 40 Claremont Avenue, Malvern.
  • 11 Coppin Street, Malvern East.
  • 147 Finch Street, Glen Iris.
  • 231 Burke Road, Glen Iris.
  • 22 Malakoff Street, Caulfield North.
  • 19 High Street, Mont Albert.
  • 278 Lennox Street, Richmond.
  • 272a Dorcas Street, South Melbourne.
  • 6 Dickens Street, Elwood.
  • 239 Alton Road, Mount Macedon.

If you are considering selling or buying, please feel free to call one of our experienced agents on 9864 5300 to discuss your needs.

RENTAL MARKET UPDATE:
Demand for rentals in the inner south east continues to remain strong as we head towards winter.
April and May have been exceptionally busy with constant demand quality family homes up to $5000 per week and we expect this to continue well into the new financial year.
When looking to purchase an investment property it’s important to buy property that’s attractive to quality tenants- always consider the location and the floor plan.
The key to achieving a strong investment portfolio is through a well-planned strategy.
If you are looking to invest and would like to have a chat about the property market, please contact Myles Crowhurst our Business Development Manager on 9864 5353 or mobile 0433 916 155.

OFFICE UPDATE:
Abercromby’s Expands – We’ve Added New Talent to our Team.
Henry Mackinnon: Henry joins us to work with Jock Langley. Henry’s energy and enthusiasm will see him excel and be an important member of Abercromby’s.

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