Buying a property in Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield. We offer our Vendor Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.
Fairfield Suburb Profile
Fairfield is one of Melbourne’s small suburbs close to the Central Business District. Situated six kilometers north-east of the CBD, the area has a population of 6,558 as of 2016.
Fairfield used to be part of the City of Heidelberg back in 1962. Today, it is part of the local government area of the Cities of Darebin and Yarra.
A large part of the area is residential while a small section in the northeast is a light industrial area.
A commercial area is in place specifically on Station Street, considered to be one of the best local shopping strips in Melbourne. This shopping district features 89 businesses including cafes, bars, restaurants, food and wine specialists. A three-storey hotel called Grandview built in 1888 is also in place.
For leisure activities, the suburb is only less than 10 minutes walk or a few minutes bike ride from the parks situated along the Yarra River and Darebin Creek.
Gentrification of Fairfield
Since the 1990s, the suburb of Fairfield has been experiencing much gentrification or a shift to an urban community lifestyle. This has resulted in increasing home prices, a rise in wealthy people living in the area and businesses.
Residents in the area are a mix of varied cultures. Majority or 73 percent are native-born Australian while some 20 percent come from non-English speaking backgrounds such as Greek, Italian, Chinese, Dutch, German and Indian.
In terms of housing, there are more flats in the suburb and many houses are usually rented.
On Gillies Street are renovated double-fronted pre-war weatherboards with driveways and landscaped front gardens. There are plenty of single-storey homes dating back to different eras while there are also some new properties and a few apartment blocks.
Schools and Sports Clubs
Fairfield is ideal for families with kids as schools are in the area. These include the Fairfield Primary School, St. Anthony’s Primary School and the Melbourne Polytechnic campus which offers courses on visual arts, music, horticulture and jewelry creation. The NMIT or the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE is also in Fairfield.
The suburb is also home to various sports clubs such as the Fairfield Cricket Club, Darebin International Sports Centre, Yarra Bend Golf Club and Fairfield Park where the soccer teams Fitzroy City and Yarra Jets play their home matches.
Public transportation is available in Fairfield. A railway station is in place on the Hurstbridge line.
Buses also service the suburb. They are the Melbourne bus routes 246, 250, 508, 510, 567 and 609.
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.