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Lillydale Lake Fun Run

February 20, 2019


Join us on Sunday March 24 at 9am for the annual Lillydale Lake Fun Run, supporting Spectrum Journeys Inc and Yarra Ranges Athletics. This is an all-inclusive event with a 2km, 5km and 10km option to choose from. Course routes allow you to enjoy the scenic parklands, varying terrain and surrounding neighbourhood of the Lake- […]

Fee structures- what are the different types?

February 14, 2019

Real Estate Real Estate Information Selling Selling houses Sold

With so many different options and structures in the market place we thought it was timely to discuss some common queries we receive regarding fee structures. What is a commission/agent fee? Commission or a ‘success fee’ as we like to refer to it as, is the fee paid to a real estate agent once a […]

FREE Conveyancing

February 6, 2019


When selling your home, additional services such as conveyancing can often be overlooked when calculating your total cost of selling. When preparing to sell your home, there can be a number of things you need to organise and budget for. Employing the services of a conveyancer early in the process is important, to ensure there […]

Tips for making your home more eco-friendly

January 31, 2019

Lifestyle Real Estate Information

With the need to reduce our greenhouse emissions for the future of our planet, most of us have become more conscious of our carbon footprint and the impact we have on our environment. Our ‘carbon footprint’ measures the greenhouse gases that we are responsible for creating. Although greenhouse gases do occur naturally, human activity contributes […]

Should a vacant property be staged?

January 24, 2019


The ‘staging’ of a property refers to hiring or purchasing furniture and decor for the purpose of presenting a property for sale. Professional styling and staging can assist in highlighting a home’s features, making it more appealing to potential purchasers. When walking into an empty home or room it can be hard to see the […]

The Blessing Bag Project- Spectrum Journeys Inc.

January 16, 2019


The Blessing Bag Project is a unique and special opportunity to show Mums/Carers of children on the Autism Spectrum that they are valued, cherished & appreciated.  The Blessing Bags are packed full of pamper items & are beautifully packaged with an affirming card that encourages a Parent or Carer. Blessing Bags are given to schools and […]

Selling in 2019

January 10, 2019


For many, the beginning of a new year is the time to plan your property goals for the year ahead. What are your property plans for 2019? Let us help you plan for a successful year; what is your home worth today? How do you maximise the value of your real estate? Is it time […]

When is the best time to sell?

December 20, 2018

Information Lifestyle Market appraisal Prepare to Sell Selling Selling houses Sold

As we approach the end of the year we are often asked- “When is the best time to sell?” Well your decision to sell is a personal one. Lifestyle changes are often the reason behind deciding to sell. You may be relocating, upsizing or downsizing and working out the perfect time to sell can be […]

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

Information Real Estate Information

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

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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

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  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 […]