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MARKET MOVING FENCE SITTERS

by Vivian’s Residential In Uncategorized

25 October 2017

For those of you that are still skeptical of what’s happening in the market take it from me its moving along very nicely now. Now the prices are staying relatively steady with a few sales indicating on some homes that they are very popular as they are more of the entry level homes and there are couples chasing them so there are multiple offers coming in on those which means you don’t have time to ponder and you need to go in with your best price that you are prepared to pay for it.

Units now are moving along and those low ball offers that use to come in well think again you actually need to think about what you are offering otherwise you will miss out like a couple of people on the weekend. Some buyers that know the area and the complexes actually have an idea of what the value should be and realize that currently they are quite cheap and they go for it and quickly. I just wish I had the spare cash to snap a few more up before the prices actually go up.

I know that there are a lot of apartments being built but there are not many around that you can buy in the WESTERN SUBURBS for under that $300k yes they are old apartments but boy have they been built well. The other thing is that you need to look at their reserve account do they have any money, also are they being proactive and getting a maintenance report done on their building (there’s no use sticking your head in the sand).

Please buy within your means allowing for the interest rates to go up as in the coming years it will go up. Dont listen to people that are saying the market will keep going down – it’s not we are in recovery and for how long will the prices stay the same is anyone’s guess, no one has that crystal ball but we are now moving along.

FENCE SITTERS – It’s time for you to take that leap of faith and get into the market now or you will be still sitting on that fence moaning “I should have bought in 2017” heard it so many times.

If you dont trust the agent you are dealing with then hire one you can trust to give you the “real story”.

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND GIVE IT A REAL GO!!
SELLING MOSMAN PARK & THE WESTERN SUBURBS!!
KEEPING IT REAL IS OUR MOTTO!!


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RUBBISH ON THE BEACH WALK

by Vivian’s Residential In Uncategorized

20 October 2017

This morning walking Chester on the usual beach run around Cottesloe (not on the beach but the foot path) there was a lot of litter in the car parks, coffee cups, papers, boxes and other items. I always pick up what I can and put in the bins that are so very close by.

What I don’t understand is why people cannot put these things into the bins (not full at this time of the year) it looks like they are just dumping from their cars even though the bins are literally 5 steps away it absolutely frustrates me.

I just love the fact we are so privileged to live in such a beautiful spot and within 2 minutes of driving from my house all that beautiful beach and views are available for me to enjoy until I see all that rubbish lying around from the inconsiderate people from the night before.

Why? Who do they think is going to pick their rubbish up? Apart from it being very windy down there at times the paper blows in to the sand dunes and if you look hard enough you can see it gathering all there.

Its a pity people that utilize the beach, restaurants, cafes etc don’t respect the area like the residents do, perhaps paid parking might sharpen them up or at least give our Council some revenue to pay for the clean up.

Frustrated resident.

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND GIVE IT A REAL GO!!
SELLING MOSMAN PARK & THE WESTERN SUBURBS!!
KEEPING IT REAL IS OUR MOTTO!


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PAY FORWARD

by Vivian’s Residential In Uncategorized

18 October 2017

It’s nice to do something for someone that is least expecting it.

When you have a truly great friend that is always there to lend an ear, help you with every crisis you seem to go through, gives great advice and is there for your kids behind the scenes.

I decided to put a plan together to completely surprise one of my best friends and get the inside of her house painted for her (it really badly needed it). She had been working very hard getting the house ready for her daughter and son in law who are coming to live with her for 3-4 months (we are renting their house out until next year) and also her daughter is expecting her first baby (my friends second grand child).

A few phone calls to her kids and we hatched a plan. A call to my painters (Jubilee Painters whom I have used for over 17+ years) and they came to the party and gave up their family time on the weekend to achieve the goal of getting most of the house painted over the weekend. My friend and I were doing a Thelma & Louise trip down to Denmark to see her beautiful grandchild and daughter and son in law. They have just bought their first house down there and I must say they have a beautiful piece of paradise down there.

On the way home I was saying to my friend because it looks like it is going to team down lets unpack all the car first before going into the house. (I needed to video her reaction for the kids – mobile phone was fast getting to a very low battery). Plan was hatched and I thought I had it all under control.

Upon the arrival my excitement was nearly uncontrollable and we were unpacking the car as planned when I turned around and she was unlocking the door and had stepped inside.
PANIC – omg had to bolt to my bag (mobile already turned onto video) and run inside to get her reaction. Instead she looked at me and said “what are you doing” she thought the smell of the paint was from the floors that she had just got cleaned (tiles). Took a minute and she saw the kitchen ledge and realised it had been painted and then really looked around. The reaction was priceless and my heart filled full of joy seeing her not knowing whether to cry or laugh.

With doing something like that for a friend and the joy you get out of seeing their astonishment is so worth it !!

Now sometime in the future she can pay forward that good deed to someone else, not necessarily in a monetary fashion but just in her usual way where she goes out of her way to help people less fortunate than herself. Enjoy that paint smell my friend it was not as easy to get that plan hatched as you may think.

On the planning stages the painters turned up to her place thinking she had gone to work – probably because I got her start time wrong – we had to come up with the fact that the painters got the wrong address it should have been 44b in North Fremantle – luckily she bought that excuse. I also said to her you should have got a quote from them whilst they were there – “I would have but I was running out the door to work I had no time” ha ha life is great isnt it?

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND GIVE IT A REAL GO!!
SELLING MOSMAN PARK & THE WESTERN SUBURBS!!
KEEPING IT REAL IS OUR MOTTO!!


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KEEPING YOUR HOME UPDATED

by Vivian’s Residential In Uncategorized

17 October 2017

Over the last 12 years not much attention has been given to my home as the money was diverted to other things – Kids, business etc.

When you have time to stop and think (for me it was when I was sick in bed for 3 days) you look around and you say to yourself gee I must get these things attended to.

When I first built the house I had a strict budget which I had to adhere to – there was simply no more money left and since I was doing it on my own I had only myself to blame.

I remember I told Ross that I wanted wooden windows on the front of the house, I still remember his words “no you don’t, do you want to be painting them every three years? They will get so hammered by that beautiful Norther Sun”. Haha how right you were Ross! I put wooden slats in between my fence and yes they needed painting every 3-4 years alright from the sun and from the bore water continually on them. One thing you were totally wrong about was the size of my wardrobe I could have taken more of that courtyard Ross, should have known myself better than that – All good just using the other bedrooms now.

So the fence after 12 years has had a face lift with aluminium slats coloured blue of course to match my blue and yellow house (yes a great Eagle fan of course).

I have now ordered the white shutters to go inside my house as well which will give it a lift! 6-8 weeks waiting period… good thing I am a patient woman!!

New chandelier in the entry way – OMG how it sparkles!! Apart from the non productiveness of standing there and looking at it constantly a friend of mine and my daughter pointed out that the new piece made the old light look shabby and not up to speed, so I went out and negotiated another one at the same price (sale had finished). So look out diners at my house you will be bedazzled haha…

The one thing I cannot bring myself to do is to move all the furniture out of the house to get the floors sanded (the bedrooms to be done in wood as I couldn’t afford it in the beginning). I really want it done but will have to pluck the courage up to do that.

In hindsight should have set myself a target to do one thing every couple of years instead of doing it all at once -Ttake heed my friends and keep your place updated gradually its worth it.

Painting I have always had done every 3 years as my painter is the best!!

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND GIVE IT A REAL GO!!
SELLING MOSMAN PARK & THE WESTERN SUBURBS!!
KEEPING IT REAL IS OUR MOTTO!!


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ARE YOU TOO LATE?

by Vivian’s Residential In Uncategorized

11 October 2017

Pretty sure I said I thought the market had bottomed out about Xmas last year and its taken all this time, (the last few weeks) for buyers to say to themselves “think I better get in”. Damn straight you better be thinking like that, although I don’t fear the prices will ever spike like they did some years ago, instead you will now be in competition with other buyers thinking exactly like yourself.

Some properties are now receiving 2-3 offers on them at the same time and some agents are just merely telling you to put your best offer in (whatever that is?). Some are now going slightly over ($10-$15k) with this particular method because the buyer gets the fear of missing out – FOMO!!

I am still believing that Openn Negotiation is the fairest and most transparent way for buyers to participate in buying a home.

1) You are not held to the contract
2) You dont pay a deposit
3) You can still continue to look at other properties
4) Putting your bid in on the property means you will not miss out you have to be contacted on that property if anything changes like if the end date is now being brought forward etc
5) You will not bid past your limit – well we hope you don’t or you are in trouble, we do try to find out before the bidding night what is your stop price and if we see you going over that we pause the process to talk to you about that last bid you made.

We are getting resistance from some buyers as they just want the good old fashioned way of simply putting an offer in and getting it countered. Well times are changing my friends and not all buyers share that view anymore and gathering by the amount of success we have had with the old method (transparent) and the new method Openn Negotiation (on an app – free) this is the new way moving forward.

Bonuses for the buyers is that they can see at anytime what’s happening on the property (your agent should still ring you though, keeping you updated of course). On the final bidding night you can choose to participate or not and it has no financial impact on yourself as you have not paid anything upfront.

If you have any questions on this particular process please email me at the office and we will send you an informational brochure, gill@viviansresidential.com

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND GIVE IT A REAL GO!!
SELLING MOSMAN PARK & THE WESTERN SUBURBS!!
KEEPING IT REAL IS OUR MOTTO!!


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REVERSED MORTGAGES

by Vivian’s Residential In Uncategorized

06 October 2017

If your kids are keen for you to get a reverse mortgage please talk to your lawyer/accountant before taking that step.

It has been reported that children (these are 50+ children) of elderly parents are taking out reverse mortgages and taking the money themselves. These parents are totally unaware really of what’s happening to them.

Please if you need money to live off talk to your lawyer or ring your real estate agent and see if selling down and buying something smaller more suitable for you is viable also.

I am absolutely appalled at this disgusting behaviour from these “so called children/carers” of their behaviour.

The Government is now closing in on putting some stops to these actions after several elderly have been absolutely disadvantaged and put into a life of debit which they are now totally stressed and have a terrible life from then on.

Shame on you all that have done this to your parents for your own benefit.

MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND GIVE IT A REAL GO!!
SELLING MOSMAN PARK & THE WESTERN SUBURBS!!
KEEPING IT REAL IS OUR MOTTO!!


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