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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 […]

The benefits of using a local agent

July 25, 2018

Information Market appraisal Prepare to Sell Real Estate Real Estate Information Selling

Whilst there is a lot of criteria and information to consider when choosing an agent to sell your home, many would argue it is important to choose an agent who is active in your local area.  An active agent will have strong results in your local area, with positive feedback and reviews supporting their results […]

Using essential oils in your home

July 18, 2018

Information Lifestyle Real Estate Information

The growing popularity in using essential oils is nothing to be sniffed at! With an oil suitable for just about anything, many are turning to essential oils to alleviate ailments, encourage a positive mental state or to purify their homes. Essential oils are most commonly used through a ‘diffuser’ using water to carry the oil […]

Lack of transparency in Agent Selection Services

July 12, 2018

Buying home First home buyers Information Property Investment Real Estate Information

As the amount of agent selection services continues to grow, we believe the article published in ‘Your Investment Property’ by Michaela Mata on April 18, 2018 is of importance to our clients in understanding how these services ‘actually’ work: “Agencies that provide real estate agent selection services should be treated the same as financial advisers […]

Should social media be included in your advertising schedule?

July 4, 2018

Prepare to Sell Real Estate Real Estate Information Selling

Our experience and knowledge of current market trends enables us to provide an effective strategy to deliver your property to all buyers. Social media is of growing importance in a property advertising campaign. Advertising on social media can be a complicated task if not executed correctly, so to ensure your advertising investment is utilised efficiently, […]

Take a day out in the Yarra Valley ...

June 28, 2018

Information Lifestyle Real Estate Information

The Yarra Valley has many fantastic places to visit and lots to explore.  Next time you have a free weekend, spend some time discovering this great area! Head down the highway through Lilydale and past Coombe Estate, once the home of Dame Nellie Melba the world-famous opera singer, and now an award winning estate. Coombe […]

Why budget/cheaper property management can end up costing you money

June 20, 2018

Information Leased Property Investment Property Management Real Estate Information Renting

As a Landlord and Property investor it is easy to question what could the difference be between the fees and service offered by budget options and a reputable agent? Whilst the cheaper option may be tempting, it can often cost Landlords time and money in the long term. Our Property Management team is reliable, passionate […]

Should I advertise my property in the local paper?

June 14, 2018

Information Prepare to Sell Property Management Real Estate Real Estate Information Selling Selling houses

Hello, my name’s Jo Parker from the Max Brown Real Estate group. Welcome to this week’s edge report. With the local paper, I get asked this question nearly every time I pop in and see people about selling their home. Should we advertise in the local paper? Yes you should. But why is that? The […]

Don’t forget to print those precious memories!

June 7, 2018

Information Lifestyle Real Estate Real Estate Information Renovating

Gone are the days of having a cupboard full of photo albums, we now often store our precious memories in the ‘cloud’ and seldom print our favourite snaps to display in our homes. Personal touches are what makes a house a home and incorporating your prints can be the perfect finishing touch to a room. […]

Helping your children prepare to move house

May 31, 2018

Buying home Information Lifestyle Real Estate Real Estate Information Selling

A lot of factors can impact your children’s reaction to moving to a new house. Their age and complexity of the move are some key factors.  For some they take it all within their stride and enjoy the change and for others it can create a sense of loss and confusion. Below are some tips […]

Should I get my conveyancer to look at the contract first?

May 24, 2018

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

Once you have found ‘the one’, the legal process of purchasing a property begins. By law, you don’t require a legal representative to navigate you through the steps. However, the paperwork and process is extremely complex and we highly recommend that both sellers and purchasers engage a conveyancer who can assist in the transfer of […]

What are you doing Sunday afternoon?

May 17, 2018

Information Lifestyle Real Estate

Probably one of the best kept secrets in our local area is the Redwood Forest and it’s only just a few kilometers outside of Warburton!  Who knew? The following information is from the Victorian Heritage Database to give you an idea of what this magical place is all about: ‘The Californian Redwood trees were planted […]

What is a Section 27?

May 10, 2018

Information Real Estate Selling Selling houses

    Hi, I’m Allan Dowdell from the Max Brown Real Estate Group, and welcome to this week’s Edge Update. The topic to discuss this week is a section 27, and what is a section 27, and how do we go about getting an early release of the deposit? What is a Section 27/Early release […]

How do you make an offer on a property and what happens if there is more than one offer?

May 2, 2018

Buying home First home buyers Property Investment Real Estate Information

Making an offer on a property is an exciting and tense time, at the end of the process you may secure your dream home or continue your search. Our team works with both the vendor and potential buyer to ensure the offer and negotiation process is as transparent and effective as possible. Through enquiry or […]

Luxe homewares without the price tag

April 26, 2018

First home buyers Information Lifestyle Real Estate Information Renovating Selling houses

There is no shortage for inspiration on interior design and styling your home thanks to social media sites such as Pinterest and Instagram. Even the most novice home stylist can create an aesthetically pleasing room and thankfully retailers have jumped on board, offering luxe décor items without the hefty price tag we were used to […]

Buying off the plan

April 19, 2018

Buying home Information Real Estate Real Estate Information

There are many benefits to buying a residential property off-the-plan, but for a majority, it is a completely new way of purchasing. An off the plan property is one which has not been built yet, or is currently under construction. You are relying on floor plans, concept drawings, price lists and other related property documents […]

What is the settlement period?

April 12, 2018

Buying home First home buyers Information Prepare to Sell Property Investment Real Estate Real Estate Information Selling

What is the settlement period on a property sale and can it be negotiated? Within the Contract of Sale, a settlement date is specified. This settlement date refers to the day ownership passes from the seller to purchaser and the balance of the sale price is paid. Property settlement is a legal process conducted by […]

Spectrum Journeys Inc

April 4, 2018

Lifestyle Uncategorized

Spectrum Journeys Inc Spectrum Journeys supports children on the Autism Spectrum to flourish. They offer a range of services for families and carers including affordable workshops, events, their Blessing Bag initiative and publications. Through their ‘Hub’ based in Lilydale they are able to be the ‘one stop shop’ for families with children on the Spectrum. […]