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What is a Statement Of Information?

April 11, 2019


On the 1st of May 2017, changes to the Estate Agents Act 1980 came into effect to strengthen laws against underquoting in Victoria. A component of this was the introduction of a ‘Statement of Information’ for each residential property an agent is engaged to sell. What does a Statement of Information include? The Statement of Information must […]

What do you have planned for the school holidays?

April 4, 2019

Lifestyle Real Estate Information

It is hard to believe that term 1 is coming to an end! With school holidays starting tomorrow and a couple of weeks ahead with the kids at home, below are some of our favourite local activities that can be added to your list of ‘things to do’; Sky High Mount Dandenong- Easter School Holidays […]

Putting your property into the hands of buyers

March 28, 2019

Prepare to Sell Selling Sold

It is often quoted that ‘you can’t sell a secret’, to ensure your property has reached as many potential purchasers in the market as possible, we suggest a strong marketing campaign in a range of advertising channels. Our experience and knowledge of current market trends enables us to provide an effective strategy to deliver your […]

Methods of sale

March 20, 2019


It is an important question that vendors face when deciding to sell and we are often asked “Should I auction my home or have a private sale?”  There are many factors that often determines the answer such as; the property location, type, style, demand and timing. Understanding your options can be helpful in deciding which […]

Home maintenance in Autumn

March 13, 2019


With the warm, long days slowly fading and the crisp Autumn leaves appearing, now is a great time to prepare your home for the cooler months ahead. Below are some key areas to consider at this time of year; Decking and entertaining areas Enjoying a BBQ on the deck with friends and family is a […]

Is now the time to purchase an investment property?

March 7, 2019


The question on everyone’s mind is what will the market do in 2019? Depending on who you ask, most will have a different answer. With some sitting back trying to predict what the market holds- is now the time to invest with future growth possible? You could potentially come out on top by jumping in […]

What is the Cooling-Off Period on a Property Sale?

February 28, 2019

Buying home Finance First home buyers Information Property Investment Real Estate Real Estate Information Uncategorized

The cooling-off period and rules varies for each state. In Victoria the cooling off period of three clear business days applies to private sales of residential and small rural property sales.  The purchaser can exercise this right, not the vendor. This period gives you time to consider the offer.  It begins from the date the […]

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

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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. […]