Seven Eighty Five, Reservoir: townhouse project a sign of gentrification

Invisible flyscreens, electric awnings and rare-for-the-area three-level townhouses are headed to Reservoir. The latest addition to the increasingly gentrified suburb in Melbourne’s north — dubbed Seven Eighty Five for its address on Plenty Road — is half sold thanks to its unusual design and affordable prices. View Bank Homes head of development Leonie Akhidenor said buyers had been surprised to see inclusions such as screen doors that retracted into the wall and [...]

By |2021-04-21T12:43:56+10:00April 21st, 2021|Buying, Investing|0 Comments

5 common concerns about buying off the plan

Buying off the plan is a common way of purchasing a property these days. Buying off the plan means buying a new house before it is completed. There are many benefits to buying a new house in this way. There are stamp duty savings and extended settlement periods, meaning you have more time to save. Sometimes it is the  only way to purchase new houses that are in high demand. For many [...]

By |2020-11-12T15:15:30+11:00July 14th, 2020|Buying, Investing|0 Comments

The benefits of buying a View Bank Homes’ Home

A question we are commonly asked is, ‘how do I differentiate one Melbourne builder from another?’ We understand the sentiment. The importance of purchasing your home from a Melbourne builder you can trust is critical. To find the right builder for you we recommend you do your research. Find out what their reputation is, how long they have been in business for, their area of expertise i.e. townhouses, luxury builds, apartments and [...]

By |2020-11-12T15:15:48+11:00June 23rd, 2020|Buying|0 Comments

The HomeBuilder Grant: Here’s what you need to know

The Australian Federal Government, last week, announced the Homebuilder Grant – a stimulus package set to ignite our property industry from now until the end of 2020. For those eligible, the Government will grant them $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home, provided that construction commences within three months of the contract being signed. Naturally, our emails and phonelines have been ablaze with inquiries as to how [...]

By |2020-06-09T15:28:36+10:00June 9th, 2020|Buying, First Home Buyers|0 Comments

Why buy in Reservoir?

Reservoir, Melbourne has received a lot of attention lately from the property industry. As Melbourne’s northern suburbs continue to boom, all eyes are currently on Reservoir. Its old-world charm has traditionally only been known among the locals; its allure has been shy from the spotlight. Until now. This relaxed suburb of luscious parks and greenery is becoming notorious for its convenient, inner-city lifestyle and laidback flare that locals know and love. These [...]

By |2020-05-12T09:23:04+10:00May 12th, 2020|Buying, Investing, Suburb Profiles|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Next Home In Preston

What was once a rural agricultural area, has grown into the thriving and vibrant suburb of Preston – the ultimate destination for any couple, family, first-home buyer or investor. Once considered a ‘hidden gem’, it is now the ultimate hotspot for buyers in the know. Here’s why you should be considering Preston as the location of your next property purchase: Preston’s growing growth rate Melbourne’s North is heating up, and the suburb [...]

By |2020-04-21T16:55:12+10:00April 7th, 2020|Buying, Suburb Profiles|0 Comments

The Coronavirus and the Property Market – Here’s what you need to know

The sentiment in our world today is one underpinned by uncertainty, confusion and concern. Naturally, people are scared. Lives and livelihoods are on the line. Here, at View Bank Homes, our hearts and thoughts go out to all those directly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. There is no understating the severity this is having on our community. This blog post aims to provide you with facts and statistics on the Australian property [...]

By |2020-03-25T11:18:59+11:00March 25th, 2020|Buying, Investing, Market Update|0 Comments

Here’s how first home buyers can get into the market sooner

Getting into the property market for the first time can be discouraging. For one, there’s the prospect of saving a significant deposit, while also renting and having a life. And the rising house prices in recent years have meant many younger Australians have felt priced out of the market. But there’s no need to give up your smashed avo to be able to afford a house. Flattening market growth and record low [...]

By |2019-10-07T12:52:33+11:00October 7th, 2019|Buying, First Home Buyers, Market Update|0 Comments

Is now a good time to buy in Melbourne’s northern suburbs?

Turn up at just about any social event - be it after-work drinks, the Saturday BBQ or even a 5-year-old’s birthday party - and the conversation will inevitably turn to the property market. Is it a buyer’s or seller’s market? Where are the hot suburbs in Melbourne? Has the property market hit rock bottom? Just about everyone has an opinion about where the property market is headed and whether now is a [...]

By |2019-10-09T15:27:39+11:00September 11th, 2019|Buying, Investing|0 Comments
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