Buying a property in Fawkner 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 Fawkner 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 Fawkner 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 Fawkner. We offer our Vendor Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.
Fawkner Suburb Profile
The suburb of Fawkner is located 12 kilometers from the CBD. A part of the City of Moreland and the City of Hume, it has a population of 14,043 as of the 2016 census. Originally, it was part of the City of Broadmeadows.
The area experienced a population boom after the Second World War attracting immigrants from around the globe. The Italians comprise a significant portion of the population with 13.1 percent while other nationalities residing in the suburb came from Pakistan and Iraq.
The suburb’s name was taken from Melbourne’s pioneer settler, John Pascoe Fawkner. During the time of the original settlers, the area was still a windy place with few trees and few unfinished shacks.
Some 35 houses existed in the area in 1910 while electricity arrived in the suburb by 1920 courtesy of the City of Coburg Electricity Supply Department. It was also during that time when returned soldiers settled in Fawkner. Blocks are bigger and the houses are better quality. They are mostly made from cream brick veneers, with some weatherboards, on 530-700 square metres.
The post-World War II period saw a major development in the suburb. In 1949, the Housing Commission built the first public housing while the 1960s saw the establishment of the Moomba Park Estate.
Fawkner’s main shopping strips are the Bonwick Streeet and the one bordering Sydney Road. A wide range of shops including restaurants and cafes and some stores are situated on Bonwick Street.
Two government primary schools are in place in the suburb – the Fawkner Primary and Moomba Park Primary. In addition, two Catholic primary schools were also built – St. Matthew’s PS and St. Mark’s PS.
There are also two colleges in the area – Fawkner Secondary College built in 1956 and the Islamic college, Darul Ulum College of Victoria built in 1997.
Fawkner can be reached via tram and bus. The Gowrie and Fawkner on the Upfield railway line transport passengers to the Melbourne CBD and the Northland Shopping Centre.
The Coburg North – Campbellfield (K-Mart) bus (route no 530) serves Fawkner and neighboring suburbs while the The Upfield Bike Path, Merri Creek Trail and the Western Ring Road Trail provide facilities can be used by commuting cyclists.
Those who love to stroll close to nature can also do so in Fawkner. The suburb has three major reserves such as the Charles Mutton Reserve, home ground for the Northern Saints; Moomba Park, home ground for Moreland United; and CB Smith Reserve, home ground for the Fawkner Blues Soccer Club.
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.