Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

With such low stock levels in properties under $1 million it was no surprise to me that I had two offers on 47 Murray Street, Anglesea after the first weekend of open for inspections. There is nothing more fulfilling that having sold a property before the board goes up at the property, then even better putting a sold sticker on it when it does! An incredible result selling it $15K more than the asking price, achieving a result of $880K.

Ben also achieved a great result at the higher end with 7 First Avenue, selling at the asking price of $1,650,000. With tennis courts becoming a rare asset in Anglesea due to council guidelines, they are very highly sought after for the simple reason if you take them out, you most likely won’t get them back in unless you have exceptionally large land size.

It’s worth mentioning the basics you need to be aware of in Anglesea when thinking of land and new build or thinking about extensions & renovations. In a nutshell, a dwelling can represent approx. 30% of the block size, then an additional 5% for hard surfaces (ie: tennis courts, swimming pools, driveways, paving etc) then an additional 5% for decking. So overall 40%.

There are also 3 zones in Anglesea with different minimum blocks sizes, this is mainly relevant for subdivision. They are 400-450 sqm, 500-550 sqm & 800 sqm. So basically double these if you’re thinking of a subdivision in specific pockets. All this information can be found on the Surf Coast Shire – planning scheme for Anglesea and there is also one relevant for Torquay which are different again.

https://www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/About-us/Council/Policies-plans-strategies-and-reports/Plans-and-strategies/Anglesea

Another question I often get asked about is trees! These guidelines did change, so a few years ago there was overlays which prevented removing trees, however now for bushfire safety trees can be removed within 10 metres of the house. However there are also protected trees that absolutely can’t be touched like the moonah trees that are mainly found in Point Roadknight. Again I reinforce to check with council for confirmation prior to making any drastic changes. It’s pretty evident given the situation with bushfires around the country that it is now crucial to constantly be clearing your land for safety in a bush environment like ours.

NSW has just implemented the strictest water restrictions for the entire state, due to drought and very low water levels, this makes it so hard to keep land moist for fire safety and keeping gardens green. Such an awful situation, and whilst we have one day at 38 degrees and 19 the next, I have seriously never felt more happy to be living in Victoria in my life, people in Tasmania perhaps even more so!

With new stock coming onto the market every week, keep your eye on this blog and also our website for new listings and ‘off market’ properties.

NEW LISTINGS!

60 Niblick Street – private sale $860K

3 bedrooms, one with ensuite and WIR, the split level design has the bedrooms, bathroom, sep toilet and laundry on a lower level. The open plan kitchen, dining and living has lovely cathedral style ceiling and feature windows making these room bright. There are also glass doors onto the covered entertaining deck. The house backs onto national park, so privately tucked away.

31 Great Ocean Road – private sale $1,300,000

This architecturally designed cedar and timber home has elegant presence, sitting in an elevated position, large feature windows capture stunning views of Point Roadknight. A vast ceiling in the open living and dining room, gives a feeling a space and the kitchen is tucked away but within easy reach. There are two bedrooms on the lower level, both with bathrooms, upstairs hosts’ third bedroom, third bathroom and sitting room with a spectacular outlook. The entertaining deck has east / north orientation for sunshine and is surrounded by a private garden. land approx. 870 sqm.

Extra features include: Separate laundry & lock up storage room. Carport and off street parking. Close proximity to the shopping village, river, beach, school and amenities plus being positioned on a service road, make this home an excellent choice.

SOLD

  • 47 Murray Street
  • 7 First Avenue

UNDER CONTRACT

  • 4/5 Noble Street

HOT PROPERTIES

These properties under $1million are getting plenty of attention and will most likely sell quickly, if you’re keen you had better be quick to inspect!

  • 4 Donald Avenue – $960K
  • 70 Niblick – $810K

In two weeks’ time, we will be recovering from Christmas, Boxing Day and gearing up for a huge weekend of holiday visitors and ready to sell loads of beach houses….. however if you fancy buying one before then, we are around and ready to show you through any properties by appointment given it’s such a busy time.

Because we love everything positive to do with supporting our environment and community, we would encourage you to get along to the Anglesea Twilight Farmers Market, which are the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month – every month until April next year. This market is great way to support local growers and producers using local ingredients. Please support local, seasonal and sustainably produced food! Thank you

Blessings, keep calm and think Beach!

Kind Regards

Kellie Saddington

0488 980 994

Open For Inspection

Saturday 14th December

4 Donald Ave    11.00 – 11.30

8 Seventh Ave   12.00 – 12.30

25 Second Ave 1.00 – 1.30

210 Great Ocean Road 2.00 – 2.30

70 Niblick Street 11.00 – 11.30

Sunday 15th December 

4 Donald Ave 11.00 – 11.30

8 Seventh Ave 12.00 – 12.30 

25 Second Ave 1.00 – 1.30 

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