AUCTION REMINDER: ‘ALLANGATE’

Posted on 17 Oct 2013, 4:33 p.m. in Abercromby's, Auctions

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MALVERN  65 Stanhope Street
Auction 10:30am, Saturday October 19, 2013
An ingenious approach to re-modelling a classical Victorian residence has produced stunning results that ensure an ongoing relevance to contemporary needs. More than that, the aesthetic appeal is exceptional and the marriage of period character and modern comfort is brilliantly compatible

Should you have any queries  please contact either Sam Goddard 0448 870 454 or
Jock Langley 0419 530 008

Market Update

Posted on 19 Sep 2013, 5:27 p.m. in Abercromby's, Market Updates, News

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Spring has sprung!

The spring residential real estate market for 2013 will be hotter than ever.

The weather is getting warmer, the days getting longer and the flowers are blooming.

The Federal election is finally over with a new government that will give us a clear direction for the next three plus years.

Stock levels for the next three months will increase dramatically, continued improved confidence and low interest rates will see a wonderful selection for buyers in all price points.

At Abercromby’s, 71% of our business is by private sale. We have built one of the finest international databases of clients /buyers – from expatriates in Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Dubai to migration agents in Asia and beyond.

We have a number of well qualified prospective purchasers wanting to buy quietly and discreetly “off market”.

If you are considering selling or would like to learn more about the Luxury and Lifestyle specialists please feel free to contact us on 9864 5300.

Rental Update

Posted on 19 Sep 2013, 5:25 p.m. in Abercromby's, News, Renting

Its spring in the city, with the warmer weather bringing out the crowds!

We have seen increased numbers at our inspections which is translating into properties leasing quickly. There is currently still a shortage of larger family homes with some clients having budgets of up to $3000per week to spend. We expect this demand to continue as we head towards the end of the year.

Whilst the market continues to be strong, landlords need to consider the following point’s in today rental market:

• Be willing to negotiate rentals with tenants and meet the market. If you have been lucky enough to achieve a higher rental previously, understand the rental may not always go up with the next tenant
• Have a buffer account for renovations. Remember rental properties deteriorate over time and it’s important to freshen up your investment between tenancies.
• Hold on to good tenants by keeping rental increase to a minimum.

Should you like more information on our property management services, or if you know of anyone who may need our assistance, Myles can be reached on 98645353 or mobile: 0433916155.

First time offered in 35 years

Posted on 19 Sep 2013, 5:21 p.m. in Abercromby's, Just Listed, Selling

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27 Linlithgow Road, TOORAK

First time to be offered in 35 years this classic Tudor style 1940’s duplex, in this highly sought after tree lined street, is to be sold as one. Both dwellings offer comfortable three bedroom accommodation with bright entertaining spaces and formal zones, ripe for renovation. Very close to excellent schooling and parks, waking distance to Toorak Village, Kooyong shops and train station. Land 750 sqm approximately. Future possibilities could suit redevelopment S.T.C.A

Inspection Times: Sat 21st Sep, 3:00pm-3:30pm

Property Agents:
Jock Langley 0419 530 008
Tim Derham 0438 332 844

Bought : 10 Yarradale Road Toorak

Posted on 19 Sep 2013, 5:12 p.m. in Abercromby's, News, Sold

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A crowd of 80 or so are comfortably gathered in the backyard of this 1930s home.
Seated on the outdoor furniture and behind trees many look more prepared for a
drink with an umbrella sticking out of it then they do for an auction. A vendor
bid of $4,200,000 is casually lodged by auctioneer Tim Derham… read more

Affordable, certain to sell

Posted on 29 Aug 2013, 10:25 a.m. in Abercromby's, Auctions, Just Listed

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2 Elgin Avenue, ARMADALE, 3143

Affordable, certain to sell and entirely tempting, this two-three bedroom Edwardian’s period traditions and well maintained, previously renovated spaces are attractively matched. Completely comfortable today, exercising the option to give this home a contemporary treatment will take even greater advantage of north westerly rear aspects in a location enjoying immediate proximity to High Street. A classical living room and separate dining room that provides third bedroom flexibility lead to two principal bedrooms and a modern central bathroom. Sunny granite kitchen/meals opens to under-cover decking above a private courtyard and convenient carport. The essence of ‘opportunity’ in an ideal address.

Inspection Times:
Sat 31st Aug, 11:00am-11:30am
Thu 5th Sep, 11:00am-11:30am

Should you have any queries about this property, or any other real estate matter please do not hesitate to contact:

Kate Cusack 0438 334 374
Tim Derham 0438 332 844

Auction this Saturday : A coveted family position

Posted on 29 Aug 2013, 10:22 a.m. in Auctions

150 Finch Street, Glen Iris is scheduled for auction this Saturday August 31, 2013

The property will be open:
Thu 29th Aug, 2:00pm-2:30pm
Sat 31st Aug, 12:00pm-12:30pm

Should you have any queries about this property, or any other real estate matter please do not hesitate to contact:
Jeff Gole 0419 401 677
Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807

Save your sanity, your marriage … even your life!

Posted on 27 Aug 2013, 10:34 a.m. in Abercromby's, General Interest, News

Psychology experts rank moving house up there among the most stressful things in life, even ahead of relationship problems. Avoiding the stress can be easy, if you know what you’re doing.
But the trouble is, most of us only move about once every 10 years. So it’s not something you gain much experience at.
How to keep calm when moving on
For most people, moving house involves the most expensive and life-changing transaction they’ll ever undertake. On top of that, many sellers do it under already stressful circumstances, often one the ‘three Ds’ – death, divorce or debt!
Or maybe they’re moving interstate, or just feel pressured because they’ve already bought elsewhere. Not many vendors call an agent to say ‘take your time, I’m in no hurry’.
In these cases, the potential stress of moving house can be magnified by other stressful conditions. And if stress doesn’t kill you, it can sure play havoc with your love life!
So, in the interests of a long and happy life, here are the three things sellers must avoid:
– pushing your spouse into the sale process before he/she has committed to it,
– having unrealistic price expectations, and
– appointing the wrong agent.
The third point is vital. Once you and your family have decided to sell, your most important decision is which agent to appoint. You need one so professional, so good at their job, and so in tune with the market, that the sale process becomes plain sailing.
You should also look for an agent who shows empathy for your situation because after all, for the next 60 days, you’ll probably spend more time with them than with your other half!
Psychologists will tell you, best way to deal with stress is to recognise what’s causing it and have a plan to deal with it. Remember, things will only be stressful if you don’t feel in control. A great agent puts you in control and on top of the situation.
Your agent should be able offer:
• Trustworthy guidance and advice. Experience counts.
• Pricing accuracy. It’s vital to get it right.
• Proven market expertise. Buyers these days are savvy, but a top agent will always know the market better.
• Respect and consideration. Your agent must be someone you trust to show your home, and conduct open homes in your absence.
• Constant feedback. The best agents keep you informed, always.
• Skillful negotiation. Negotiation is the key. A quality agent not only knows how to attract genuine buyers, they can draw out those buyers’ best possible offers.
Change isn’t scary if you know what you want, have a plan to achieve it, and feel organised and secure.
Houses can be bound up with memories. But the memories don’t stay in the house. They move with you. Don’t worry about what you’ll miss, be excited about what’s ahead. Your house should be about who you are now, not who you were then.
These days, there are plenty of self-appointed property experts out there only too keen to tell you what they think. But without informed research and experience, their views are only that … opinions.
Choose your agent carefully, and enjoy the selling journey.

Still grabbing headlines

Posted on 19 Aug 2013, 10:44 a.m. in Abercromby's, News

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A 1930s property, designed by architect Marcus Martin, has gone on the market in Toorak with expectations of $4.8 million-plus.

The property, at 10 Yarradale Road, was featured in Australian Home Beautiful in 1937 – the year after its completion. For the past 15 years, it has been the home of Judy Ward, a former PricewaterhouseCoopers partner, and her late husband, Philip Molyneux, a former chairman of Equity Trustees.

The two-storey house has multiple living spaces including a dining room with attached marble-topped bar opening to a courtyard, separate study, and four bedrooms around a central first-floor retreat.

Amid the Edna Walling/Robert Boden-designed gardens is a solar-heated swimming pool with cabana and a treehouse.

Jock Langley, of Abercromby’s, has the listing. It goes to auction at 11.30am on September 14.

Source : The Age/Domain/Aug 16-17/Private Property.

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