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VIC feedback on Vermont, wantrina

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  1. S0805

    S0805 Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    doing some research on Melb east area for main residence. keen on areas like vermont, v. south, wantrina, w.south, bayswater....looking for 4, 2, 2 combination in good school zone (wantrina college, v.secondary) approx budget is around 780k....

    wondering any of you guys are following this market, or living there and can get some feedback on the market condition. any particular pocket is better than the other..i gather market here has moved from last 2-3 yrs dramatically...wondering if 780k budget will do...any BA recommendation for this area...

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    We settled on ppor in Knoxfield last december so bit of an idea of the area.

    I think you might find it hard to get a 4 bedder in most of those areas for that budget, wantirna & vermont (& respective sth's) that's actually lower end 3 bed prices now. Bayswater would be the exception though it has moved significantly in recent years also.
    That's in regards to houses, if talking townhouse's then obviously much more choice.

    Haven't followed the market too much since moving in but ask away & I'll answer where I can
     
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    I've been in the area for 32 years. Last 18 months prices have jump a few hundred thousand.... Still good buys around though. I'd stay away from Bayswater for ppor, 95% of Wantirna and Wantirna south are very good.

    If you can buy in Wantirna south between high street and Burwood Hwy or in Wantirna between Burwood Hwy and BORONIA road that would be your best bet.
     
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    Thanks for that. I've not spend much time on opens (2 weeks to be specific) yet this looks challenge for sure espcially in vermont. lot of stocks coming as well. good school is our priority for
    this change hence the selection of vermont & wantrina college. can you give us some feedback on knox area schools (scoresby secondary & fairhills) based on your understanding. Knox was in our list but we excluded that mainly due to school scores (i think). we've noticed some of the properties going around similar range also wat's public transport to city like given no
    direct train lines to city....
     
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    This one crossed the list. mrs rejected due to electric cooking.

    3+ study can do for us however looking at the size of atleast 600+. that rules most of the townhouses out and prefer single storey given ageing parents. don't mind buying little bit rundwon property and do a bit of work as we go along.

    Y man any buyers agent you know servicing these areas....appears off market opportunity is our best bet in this budget as once it hits the market crazy prices are being paid.
     
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    Thanks Timmy. Those pockets you've mentioned are absolutely where we started. vermont i've noticed is quite hard in this range even run downs or private sales but wantrina looks to be bit different. I think off market is our best bet in this budget as once it hits the market we looking at some crazy prices.
    bayswater was only added into list as we find out some of the bayswater area falls in wantrina college catchment (yet to be confirmed). vermont secondary & wantrina is driving most of our decisons right now.
     
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    Sorry not much info on the schools, I attended fairhills but that was a while back now! Our little guys 2 so wasn't a big factor for us. Like you wanted 4 bed house ideally on larger block, had similar budget to yourself & after a few months of opens & auctions this is where we ended up.
     
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    BTW - did you ask for and check the S32 for the property to see if there is gas to it?

    If there is, very easy to change the stove.....

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    I should. by default i take that if someone has electric cooking then there is no gas connection available.
    I wonder why would someone not have cooking on gas if it's available. Saying that i did notice on few houses have gas ducted heating but electric cooking.
     
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    I thought, she's running property management business.....are they BA as well...
     
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    She has contacts :)

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    When people reno and move the stove location, it can be easier (cheaper) to get an electrician to make a GPO than to get a plumber to repipe.

    The Y-man