Selling Your Home in 2020

2019 saw the housing market tell two stories; the first half of the year was slow with lower numbers of properties on the market, yet the second half demonstrated some outstanding results. Market forecast Coming off the back of a significant turnaround, we are likely to see a gradual influx of new listings in 2020…

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

The Australian Government has created an initiative designed to support eligible first home buyers get into the property market sooner. It can be a bit confusing to understand so we’ve tried to simplify it and break it down into the important points, focusing on what it is and who is eligible, and tips on things…

‘Rent Fair’ the 2020 Reforms

In 2018, the Victoria Parliament passed the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill with included more than 10 reforms designed to increase protections for renters. While some laws have already been implemented, all reforms will be in place by July 2020. Over the time since the bill has been passed, many real estate professionals have been questioned…

Interior Design Trends for 2020

Bring Nature into the Home Making your home an indoor sanctuary is one of the biggest trends of the moment, not only does it reap many benefits it also brings adds a tranquil feeling into your home. Having indoor plants is said to boast many health benefits such as boosting mood, productivity, concentration and creativity.…

The Bacchus Marsh Boom

Bacchus Marsh – a town once known as a market garden area for its vast amount of fresh local produce, is now amidst a population and growth boom, becoming a well sought-after location for settling in. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that the population in Bacchus Marsh in mid-2018 was 22,223, and upon collaboration…

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,…