Selling Around the Christmas Period

Warmer months in Australia usually generate a busier property market; however over the Christmas/New Year period, things can sometimes slow down. Focus tends to shift to celebrating the holiday and agencies typically take a well-deserved short break. However, there are definitely still advantages to selling at this time of the year.   Spring is over…

End of 2019 VPA Update

VPA has been in contact with communities across Victoria to hear about their priorities for future homes and infrastructure. OUTER MELBOURNE UPDATE Shenstone Park Precinct Structure Plan The draft *PSP for Shenstone Park applies to approximately 628 hectares of land and proposes a long-term plan for urban development. Integrating with neighbouring Wollert and Donnybrook-Woodstock PSPs,…

Top 3 Tips for Purchasing Rural Land

  1.Have a realistic expectation Make sure you have a realistic expectation of living in Rural and do a thorough research about the use of land surrounding your property. Most of Rural Victoria is busy with agriculture that can impact neighbouring properties and affect residential amenity such as odours, noise, dust and smoke. So, it…

Chattels and Fixtures

So you’ve decided to sell? Let’s clarify what’s allowed to come with you to your new home… Vendor and buyer disputes, although not commonplace, can occur because of discrepancies in mutual agreement of what should have stayed/gone. The legal terminology that can be found in contracts is chattels – moveable items that are generally left…

To Build or To Buy

We’ve broken down the golden comparison for home buyers – experienced and new – to make life easier for everyone! It’s one of the timeless questions in real estate – should I build my own home or buy an already established house? Which option is cheaper? Which option will make me happier? It’s a topic…

Investing while Abroad

Work, family commitments, or simply leisure; there could be many reasons why one might need to travel and leave their home behind. Whether it’s only a temporary move or you just like the concept, renting out your home might seem like a convenient idea. However, it can be very stressful and financially burdening if not…

VPA Launches PSP 2.0

The VPA has been working to review the approach taken to precinct structure plan over the past six months. The PSP 2.0 concept has responded to stakeholders that requested for much better collaboration, shorter time frames, more innovation and streamlined PSP document.   Craigieburn West PSP   Craigieburn West will be the first PSP to…