Buying a property in Kensington 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 Kensington 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 Kensington 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 Kensington. We offer our Vendor Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.
Kensington Suburb Profile
Close to the CBD around 4 kilometers away is the inner suburb of Kensington. It has a population of 10,812 as of 2016 and is part of the City of Melbourne.
The suburb is popular for its tree lined streets, cafes and diverse architecture with some hilly areas. Its name was taken after Kensington in London. In the past, the area had major abbatoirs and livestock saleyards, an army ordnance depot and a number of factories.
The original settlers in the suburb were the Wurundjeri people who were mostly hunters and gatherers. Kensington then was still part of the City of Essendon but it later separated in 1882. By 1905, it was amalgamated with the City of Melbourne.
In 1955, a major railway yard was opened adjacent to Dynon Road. The earlier yards built during the Second World War were meant to increase the capacity of railway freight. Through time, they were extended and upgraded.
Housing in the suburb is a mixed of semi-detached row or terrace houses, public housing and apartments. It is estimated that 4,900 private homes exist in Kensington with 91.6 percent of them occupied as of the 2016 census.
There are still well preserved timber and brick terraces featuring Victorian and Edwardian architecture and most can be found on the streets of Ormond, McCracken, Rankins, Bellair, Lambeth and Parsons.
Kensington has a number of parks and open spaces for its residents to enjoy. J.J. Holland is the major park situated adjacent to the South Kensington railway station. Another major one exists on the Maribyrnong River frontage while a smaller open space known as Women’s Peace Park is located west of Epson Road.
Still another park was built by the Melbourne City Council in 2016 to provide more green space in the suburb.
Currently, three schools are in place in the area. The Kensington Primary School was built in 1881 by Alfred Deakin while the Holy Rosary Catholic primary school was opened in 1916. Kensington Community High School opened later in 1975.
There are three train stations that service the suburb. These are the Kensington station, South Kensington and Tram route 57.
Buses are also available. These are bus routes 402 and 404.
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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 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.