Buying a property in Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg. We offer our Vendor Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.
Heidelberg Suburb Profile
The suburb of Heidelberg West is part of the City of Banyule local government area and is situated 10 kilometers north-east of the CBD. Its population as of 2016 was 6,225.
As early as the 1920s, the suburb already had its first post office. By 1941, the Heidelberg Military Hospital was put up.
Heidelberg became well known in 1956 when it was chosen as the site of the Summer Olympics athlete’s village. After the games, the village was converted to a Housing Commission of Victoria estate.
The suburb offers an affordable lifestyle and is close to most local amenities. It has great access to the ring road and close to La Trobe Uni where many students reside.
Residents have varied choices when it comes to public transportation. Buses, trams (via Preston) and trains (via Heidelberg or Ivanhoe) also service the suburb.
The suburb’s main commercial district is at The Mall, an open style shopping centre. This shopping complex dates back to the 1950s and Dad’s Fruit Shop was the first store that opened there in 1956, a week ahead of the Olympic Games.
A second shopping strip in the area can be found at Bell Street.
Parklands surrounding the Darebin Creek are public open spaces where people can enjoy some leisure time.
Several sports clubs are also in Heidelberg West. These include the Heidelberg West Football Club, Olympics Colts Cricket Club which resides at the Olympic Village Reserve, Heidelberg United Alexander FC and Heidelberg West Cricket Club.
Three schools are available in the suburb. These are the Audrey Brooks Pre-School, Charles LaTrobe P-12 College and Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.
In the past, the two primary education facilities in Heidelberg West were the Banksia Secondary College and Bellfield Primary School. However due to a low population of students, they were closed for good.
In terms of housing, medium to low-density housing and development is in place. Homes in the area offer good value and there’s always an opportunity to renovate or re-develop which has been a popular trend in recent years.
Residents needing medical care need not go anywhere else as two health care facilities are in Heidelberg West. These include the Bellfield Medical Centre and Repatriation Campus of the Austin Hospital.
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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.