Buying a property in St Kilda 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 St Kilda 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 St Kilda 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 St Kilda. We offer our Sellers Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.
St Kilda Suburb Profile
Known as the bohemian seaside suburb, St Kilda is situated six kilometers south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. It has a population of 17,795 and is part of the local government are of the City of Port Philip.
This inner suburb’s name was taken from a schooner called Lady of St Kilda which moored at the main beach in 1841. Prior to that, the area was known by other names such as Green Knoll, Punk Town and The Village of Fareham.
The Kulin people were noted to be first settlers in the area for up to 40,000 years. The first European settler, meanwhile, was Benjamin Baxter around 1839.
St Kilda used to be the preferred suburb of Melbourne’s elite particularly during the Victoria and Edwardian eras. The place features palatial mansions along the waterfront such as Fitzroy Street, Grey Street and Acland Street, Alma Road and Chapel Stress as well as along the hills.
By the 1960s, St Kilda became popular for its bohemian culture and as home to artists, musicians, subcultures and the LGBT.
The area also had the highest population density in Melbourne for many years. This was evident in the housing which consisted mostly of strata titled units, apartments and flats including a single Housing Commission of Victoria tower. Other types of homes include Victorian terrace houses, Edwardian and interwar homes and apartments to post-war and modern infill development.
St Kilda boasts of many attractions for both the young and old. The most popular is Luna Park, an amusement park known for its “Moonface” entry and historic scenic railway.
The Pier is another famous tourist attraction featuring a long breakwater and a little penguin colony. The St Kilda Pavilion in the area has been listed in the Victorian Heritage Register.
Another must-visit place is the St Kilda Sea Baths. This Moorish-themed building was originally built in the 1920s but was demolished in the 1990s. It was later rebuilt to resemble its original style but on a smaller scale.
Three main theatres exist in the suburb, each catering to a different niche. The National Theatre was built in 1920 and now hosts Beaux Arts performances. The Palais Theatre built in 1927 was originally designed as a cinema and now hosts live music and concerts. The Astor Theatre, on the other hand, is a modern/art deco style cinema constructed in 1935 featuring the largest screen in the southern hemisphere.
The St Kilda railway line is part of route 96, one of the firrst light rail lines in Melbourne. The line ends at Acland Street. Other tram routes serving the area as the tram 12 and tram 16 which connect to the CBD.
Water transport is also available such as ferries and private boating. Cyclists can also use the Bayside Trail off-road bicycle network and the Copenhagen-style bicycle lane.
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.