Buying a property in Coburg 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 Coburg 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 Coburg 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 Coburg. We offer our Vendor Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.
Coburg Suburb Profile
Situated 8 kilometers north of Melbourne’s CBD, the suburb of Coburg has a population of 24,977 as of 2011. It belongs to the local government of the City of Moreland.
The earliest inhabitants of Coburg were the Wurundjeri people from Kulin. They were fond of corroborees and sacred rites which they held on Merri Creek.
Pentridge was the original name of Coburg. It was named in 1940 by a surveyor named Henry Foot who was then a resident and worked near Merri Creek. The name Pentridge was taken after the birthplace of his wife in Dorset, England.
Through the years, the place experienced progress and saw the establishment of its first inn called The Golden Fleece in 1842. The inn was built on Sydney Road in the northern portion of Page Street.
Eventually, Sydney Road became a vibrant commercial district as more hotels were set up there. Seven years after in 1849, 21 farms were in existence in the area.
By the 1850s, quarrying of bluestone was noted in the area and years after, Coburg had 41 quarries. This also lead to the increase in its population.
The year 1870 saw the changing of Pentridge’s name to Coburg.
Infrastructures for public transportation came later. In 1884, the Upfield railway line was opened and the Coburg railway station followed in 1888. A year after, the horse tram service started to operate. The more modern electric trams began operating in 1916.
Currently, the Upfield railway line has four stations. The Coburg and Moreland stations service the south while Batman and Merlynston service the northern section.
Trams are also available today. These are routes 1, 8, 19 and 55. Cyclists enjoy their own access through the bike lanes, Upfield bike path and Merri Creek trail. Buses are an additional option.
Commercial centers, education and sports facilities are now in place in Coburg. Sydney Road is considered the main commercial hub where shops, restaurants and cafes can be found. Schools are mainly for primary and secondary education.
In terms of housing, majority are separate houses. A quarter of residential property are rented while nearly half are fully-owned.
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 or 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.