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March 03, 2020

Why invest in Clayton now?

The City of Monash is pushing ahead with a solid and bold "long term vision" for the suburb of Clayton.

For the past few years, the Melbourne suburb some 18kms south-east of the city's CBD, has acknowledged the need for "transformative" thinking about the future. For instance, the current population of about 21,000 is set to kick up to 29,000 in the next decade and a half. That number could be even higher now that the Victorian government has...

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February 03, 2020

6 WAYS TO GET YOUR RENTAL APPLICATION TO THE TOP OF THE LIST

Did you know that 32% of households in Australia consist of tenants? That number has grown year-on-year, making renting one of the fastest growing real estate trends, especially for younger people.

If you think about housing affordability, large deposits, and a cultural shift favouring lifestyle and alternative investments, it’s no real surprise to see the rise in renting.

Unfortunately, for those looking to rent, the result has meant a more competitive rental market. Those who have tried and failed to...

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November 04, 2019

Clayton - An Educational Hub

Clayton is well known for being a leading location for education for all ages from primary, secondary and higher education. With schools within walking distance from most streets within the area, Clayton poses an attractive destination for families with kids, local students and international students.

This year, Clayton South Primary School celebrates its 90th year anniversary. As we look back on this milestone, there is no better time to look at how far this ideal suburb has come, from agricultural heathland...

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October 10, 2019

Traffic Delays Worth The Pain For Monash Hospital

If you've read about the huge expansion of the emergency department at Clayton's Monash Medical Centre, we have both good and some not so good news for you.

With works starting now, the Victorian government has pledged almost $80m for the upgrade which is set to be completed by 2022.

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The long-term gain
The upgrade includes a dedicated children's emergency department for an extra 7,000 sick kids, including a special...

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July 11, 2019

The 4 Property Taxes You Need To Know!

The big difference between buying a house and a new pair of shoes is obviously the price -- and for good reason.  Boots may be for walking, but buying a house means waving bye-bye to the landlord while building equity, wealth, security and stability with the soundest investment you'll ever make.

However, national house prices are on the decline, credit supply has tightened, investor and owner-occupier demand is easing, and purchase sentiment is taking a hit with...

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June 07, 2019

The 4 Crucial Tips For Buying At Auction

In past years, buying a house was a matter of attending an open inspection, making an offer, and negotiating in your own time with the Vendor. However, this isn’t the case in the current market.

A recent survey of 1000 real estate agents in the key Sydney and Melbourne markets, found that a staggering 90% of them believe auctions are the best way to maximise the selling price.

For the buyer, this represents a challenge. How should you best negotiate the trickier process of buying when a property is being auctioned - without missing out or paying too much?

Indeed, many Vendors...

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May 01, 2019

The strange history of Clayton's "UFO Park"

Did you know the truth really is out there ... in Clayton?!

Today, kids (and adventurous Mums and Dads) can climb aboard a giant, 3.3 metre high UFO at the Grange Reserve in Clayton South.  It's a brilliant feature of the expansive park on quiet and tree-lined Osborne Avenue that even grandparents and grumpy teenagers will all love to explore.  There's a flying fox, a climbing wall, a tree house, amazing bush surroundings and more. Nothing scary...

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