Buying a property in Carlton can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives.
A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment property by:
- removing the stress and frustration of buying a home
- saving you time and allowing you to get your weekends back
- saving you from having to deal with the tactics of real estate agents
Questions such as “where can I find a home I can afford”, “am I paying too much?”, “where can I find someone to bid for me at auction” are easily answered with the assistance of a buyer’s agent specialising in the Carlton area.
A buyers advocate can manage the entire buying process for you or, where you have found a property, negotiate on your behalf with the agent or bid at auction for you.
WE MAKE IT EASY to get your weekends back and find the perfect home or investment property in Carlton for a LOW FLAT FIXED FEE. We guide you through the entire process, from selecting a home, market appraisal, negotiating/bidding to the final inspection, and help you purchase with confidence.
We also offer a service for vendors selling in Carlton. We offer our Vendor Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.
Carlton Suburb Profile
Carlton is Melbourne’s inner-northern suburb closest to the CBD. It is part of the City of Melbourne with a population of 18,535 as of 2016.
The suburb is known as Australia’s Little Italy owing to the existence of Italian cafes and restaurants mostly situated on Lygon Street. It also features 19th century Victorian buildings and beautiful gardens and is a center of education having the highest population of international and local university students in the country.
Carlton was founded in the year 1851 at the start of the Gold Rush in Victoria.
Housing in the suburb is a mix of medium to high density types. These include apartments, student accommodation, attached and semidetached terraces.
Apartments are most common in Carlton making up 83.2 percent of the total housing. They cover walk-up flats with four to five storeys and high-rise towers with 22 storeys.
The other types of housing are the semi-detached which make up 14.7 percent. Most of them are terrace houses built during the Victorian era. Some have been converted for mixed use.
Known for its beautiful gardens, Carlton has several so-called garden squares that date back to the Victorian period. There are five of these green spaces such as the Carlton Gardens, University Square, Lincoln Square, Argyle Place and MacArthur Place.
Carlton Gardens is the largest of the five measuring 26 hectares. Lincoln Square, on the other hand, features a Bali Memorial dedicated to the victims of the 2002 bombings in Bali while Argyle Square has a Piazza Italia with a giant sundial.
The suburb boasts of several landmarks and heritage sites listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The Melbourne Trades Hall and the Royal Exhibition Building are just two of them. The others are the ruins of the old Carlton Brewery, the Melbourne Museum situated in the Carlton Gardens and the collection of buildings constructed between 1864 and 1927.
Carlton is an education center due to the existence of a number of major universities. These are the The University of Melbourne, the CBD campus of RMIT University and the Fitzroy campus of Australian Catholic University. Melbourne Business School and Melbourne Law School are also in the area.
In terms of primary education, the suburb has Carlton Gardens Primary School (founded in 1884 and is one of Melbourne’s oldest schools) and Carlton Primary School.
Carlton can be reached by public transportation. Tram routes from Melbourne normally serve the area notably Routes 1 and 6. Buses are also available.
Looking to buy in Melbourne and sick of missing out at auction? Talk to me about how I can help you buy your new home faster, for less.
Give me a call on 03 9686 2288 to discuss how I can help. I offer a free consultation, so why not call today?
By Wendy Chamberlain
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With a passion for all things real estate spanning over 20 years, Wendy loves that her role as a Buyers Agent and Sellers Advocate gives her buying and selling clients an experienced voice they can trust when it comes to negotiating to buy or sell something as important as their home or investment. Wendy considers it a privilege to be asked to help others realise such an important goal as home ownership and to be trusted with that honour. Get in touch today via www.wendychamberlain.com.au for a no obligation chat about how Wendy can work with you and help you save time and money to secure your new home sooner.