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Securing your home for holidays

December 12, 2018

Information Lifestyle Real Estate Information

As many of us head away for the holiday break, it is essential to ensure your home is secure whilst you are gone. It is a busy time of year and with the excitement of Christmas, we can easily forget to plan ahead and make sure our home is safe while we are gone. Below […]

Why we love Lilydale!

December 5, 2018

Buying home Lifestyle Real Estate Information Selling Selling houses

Lilydale is a beautiful place to call home. Well known for its array of cafes’, commercial centres, schools, leafy streets and ease of transport, living in the gateway to the Yarra Valley means the opportunities are endless. Lilydale can be described as ‘a lush green town close to both the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra […]

Celebrating Christmas with local events!

November 29, 2018

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Christmas is a great time of year to get involved and support your local community with many events and celebrations as another year comes to an end. Below is a list of some events happening in your area! Saturday December 1-       Maroondah Carols @ Town Square Croydon, 7:30pm. Knox Carols by Candlelight @ […]

Why we love Croydon

November 22, 2018

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With our first office opening in Croydon Main Street in 1958, Croydon holds a special spot in our hearts at Max Brown Real Estate Group. Our company has watched Croydon grow from a small rural town to the bustling suburb it now is. Croydon is known for its tree lined streets, family-friendly lifestyle and easy […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts

November 15, 2018

Information Lifestyle

With Christmas just under 6 weeks away some of us begin to think about our long list of gifts which we need to purchase. With the shops starting to get busy, have you considered making homemade gifts this year? The thought and effort put into a homemade gift makes it extra special to the recipient. […]

Victorian State Election 2018, What's been promised for housing and liveability

November 7, 2018

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The below article written by Melissa Heagney and published by Domain on October 29th 2018, explains what the major parties are proposing for the upcoming state election. Victoria’s state election is less than a month away and the pledges and promises from the major and minor parties are gaining momentum. It’s set to be a […]

Why we love Montrose

November 1, 2018

Lifestyle Real Estate Information Selling houses Uncategorized

Located at the picturesque foothills of Mount Dandenong, known for its ‘community’ vibe, tree lined streets and open spaces, you will find Montrose “the perfect place to call home”. Montrose caters for a range of households from first home buyers to retirees, and to those seeking acreage.  It has something to offer the whole family! The […]

Preparing to vacate a property

October 25, 2018

Information Property Management Real Estate Information Renting

  Checklist *  Mail redirection- please ensure that all mail is redirected to your new address. *  Utilities- please advise all suppliers and cancel accordingly. *  Appliance manuals- please leave them on the kitchen bench. *  Keys- please ensure you return all keys to the property. Preparing the property * Walls- please clean off any […]

The Basement Food Hub

October 18, 2018

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The Basement Food Hub is a non-for-profit charity located in Lilydale. Run by local residents Jim and Kris Roche, The Basement Food Hub offers fresh food and grocery items to those whom are finding it tough to feed their families. With support from the Turning Point Church Lilydale and Cranbourne plus four volunteers, they operate […]

Preparing to move house checklist

October 10, 2018

First home buyers Information Real Estate Information Sold

If you are preparing to move house and don’t know where to start, our checklist will help you out: Change of address checklist: o Friends and Family o Employer o School, Kindergartens and Daycare o Financial Institutions- bank, superannuation, accountant etc. o ATO o Doctor, dentist and specialists o Medicare o Vicroads o Insurance companies […]

Does a swimming pool add value to a property?

October 3, 2018

Buying home Information Real Estate Information Renovating Selling

As the weather warms up, we are often asked by clients ‘does a swimming pool add value to a property?’ We regularly hear of two common reasons for wanting a pool; for personal enjoyment or to add value to a property.   For many adding a pool to their property is the final touch to […]

Selling a deceased estate

September 26, 2018

Information Real Estate Information Selling

  Losing a loved one can be a very difficult and emotional time. When selling a deceased estate, the process can be made easier by engaging an agent with experience and empathy to your situation as well as having a personal understanding of the process. What is probate? The Supreme Court of Victoria suggests ‘If […]

Tips on how to maximise your rental return

September 20, 2018

Property Investment Property Management Real Estate Information

Whilst we believe the return you receive from your investment property is generally determined by how well it is managed, we have collated some other tips on how to maximise your rent and therefore return on your asset; Employ a competent property manager Ensure your property manager understands the importance of a high performing asset. […]

Selling this Spring

September 13, 2018

Buying home Information Real Estate Information Selling

Often referred to as the ‘silly season’ in Real Estate, Spring is upon us again! Spring is traditionally a busy time of year with many waiting for warmer weather conditions to put their home on the market. This is great news for those looking to purchase as stock levels begin to increase, likewise for sellers […]

Pick My Project

September 6, 2018

Information Lifestyle Real Estate Information

  ‘Pick My Project’ is a Victorian-first Government community grants initiative, with at least $1 million in funding available in each metro and regional area for projects voted for by the local community.  Projects were submitted to the ‘Pick My Project’ team during July 2018. The assessment team then reviewed all submitted project ideas and […]

What are the finance options when buying my next home?

August 29, 2018

Buying home Finance Finance Property Investment Real Estate Information

  Many of our customers at Mortgage Choice are surprised to hear just how many finance options are available when you’re looking at purchasing your next home. Compared to when you first bought a house, the options for financing your next home are varied, flexible and suitable for a range of different circumstances. Let’s check […]

A weekend project for you and the kids!

August 23, 2018

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  Growing food at home can help your family gain an understanding of where food comes from, how it grows and the importance of healthy eating. Another bonus- you don’t need an established veggie patch or a big backyard to do it! With Spring and the warmer weather just around the corner, why not spend […]

Presenting your home for sale

August 15, 2018

Information Prepare to Sell Real Estate Information Selling Selling houses

  Whilst first impressions are lasting impressions, we work with you to ensure every impression a buyer has of your home is spectacular. Our team knows exactly what to look for and will guide you to ensure that both the inside and outside of your home give the best impressions every time. Below are some […]

How much deposit is required?

August 2, 2018

Buying home Finance Real Estate Information

A common question we are asked is how much deposit do I need? We recommend that before you decide on purchasing a property discussing finance solutions with your bank or mortgage broker ahead of time. You can then make an informed decision based on how much you can borrow and how much you can afford […]

Kids of Gold

August 1, 2018

Information News Uncategorized

  Founded by Gary Parson in 2003, ‘Kids Of Gold Inc.’ provides an opportunity for children from 9-12 years of age (or attending Grades 4-6) in Primary Schools, located predominantly in the Outer Eastern Melbourne area to participate in subsidised camps for the purpose of building their self-esteem and confidence. There are four different camp […]