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

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

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

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

How to Find the Right Tenants for Your Property

You’ve got the keys to your first investment property and now you’re ready to start renting it out. While there’s a lot to consider when buying an investment property, the hard work doesn’t end there. The next step is to find the right tenants to ensure your property is taken care of and you enjoy the returns from your investment. But choosing great tenants isn’t as easy as it looks. There’s a [...]

By |2018-07-13T11:12:22+10:00July 12th, 2018|Investing|0 Comments

Tips for Buying an Investment Property

When it comes to building long-term wealth, it’s important to focus on a diversified portfolio of quality investments. With steady growth in capital cities and an ever-increasing population, property investment tends to offer reliable returns. For this reason, property is a popular option for Australian investors. But, investing in property isn’t as easy as some reality shows make it out to be. There are a number of things to consider to make [...]

By |2018-06-15T09:06:04+10:00June 14th, 2018|Buying, Investing|0 Comments

Female Property Developers

Leonie Akhidenor, Head of Residential Developments at View Bank Homes, was featured on Build in Common's website. In the article, Leonie answers the question, "What’s it like leading an organisation in a male dominated industry?". I think I was fortunate to be born when I was, because the tide is clearly changing. As a culture it’s becoming increasingly acceptable for females to lead organisations. In the property industry, we have come so [...]

By |2018-05-22T08:46:28+10:00May 21st, 2018|Investing|0 Comments
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