Why people love to live in Kyneton

It’s true! Kyneton has become the epicenter of cool in regional Victoria.

A once booming piece of the supply chain for the Central Goldfields is now the hotspot for savvy property investors. In 2016, Money magazine named Kyneton as one of their top 50 places to be.

So what exactly is it about Kyneton that attracts buyers?

Proximity to the city and the airport

With a fast train and a great run on the Calder Hwy, Kyneton is smack bang in between Bendigo and Melbourne, making this an excellent choice for the professional commuter.

Better still, the airport is only 35 minutes away which is about the same time it would take someone from Brunswick to travel to the airport.

Epicurean Spoils

Piper Street has become a renown food hub for those seeking local produce made with attention and care. With a concentration of quality operators who value seasonality and good old fashioned hospitality, the spoils of Piper Street are just another reason people want to stay.

Arts and Culture

 With the influx of urban tree-changers came a wave of creative and dynamic professionals enhancing the cultural identify of the town. With an annual calendar bursting with events to suit everyone, the arts and culture scene in Kyneton is one of envy for other communities. The Lost Trade’s Fair, the Kyneton Music Festival, classes at the Stockroom amongst others is a considerable draw card for those wanting to immerse in a cultural life.

Facilities and amenities

When a town has a hospital, people stay. When a town has excellent schools, libraries, thriving retailers and service, more people will come. Kyneton has become a town that people do not have to leave if they need a service or facility. And with a population of older people as well as younger families, this appeal should not be discounted.

 

Its beautiful!

Let us not forget what makes Kyneton truly wonderful. It is beautiful. Historic streets with bluestone beneath your feet. Giant oaks that rain colour upon you every autumn and the mighty Campaspe River flowing as the main artery of the town. Kyneton remains a country town at heart and its community is proud of all that it is.

My top 5 tips for selling your house in autumn

So we’ve already talked about how autumn is one of the best times to sell your house. So now what?

Here are my top sure-fire tips to help you sell your house this autumn.

1. Make sure your garden is looking its best.
Rake the leaves a few times a week to ensure that the garden looks its best for inspection days. If you can, buy some mature autumn flowering shrubs to plant near entryways to greet potential buyers. Pay attention to your outdoor living space just as you would the interiors. Autumn is the perfect time to showcase the exterior of your home because we all know that first impressions go a long way.

2. Commence the de-clutter
This may seem like an obvious one but you’ll be surprised at how many people still don’t understand the value in getting rid of the junk. Mail stacks on the bench, shoes in the hallway, kids paintings on the fridge – it’s time to tidy the house and keep it like that until the home is sold. And while you are at it, try depersonalising the house as much as you can. Buyers want to imagine living in the house however seeing photographs of you on every wall and hard surface might stop them from doing that.

3. Little fixer-uppers count
You may not have the budget to completely renovate the bathroom before you put the house on the market, but the little fix-it jobs around the house can make all the difference. Tighten loose door handles, remove excess hooks from walls and patch them, repair the leaking tap, put new cushion covers on the couch. All of these small things can amount to a large impression.

4. Ditch the bulk – if you can!
Your furniture should fit the scale of the room. That bulky desk that used to belong to grandma might have sentimental value, but its size might de-value the sale price of your house. Put the bulky furniture in storage for the selling period and give your home spacious flow.

4. Let there be light!
Before the gloom of winter hits, make the most of the autumn light. Open all of the windows and let the natural light stream in. If there are dim areas in your home, place a floor or table lamp in those areas to brighten up the space. Inviting people in to a well light home helps them feel at ease and welcome.

So if you are planning on selling your home, take advantage of the magical autumn months. This could be your season.

Kyneton property market has bloomed in spring

If you were looking to buy property in Kyneton over winter, you will have noticed there has not been a lot of opportunity. However, spring is here, and has brought with it new property listings, and great opportunities to buy in the local area.

While there is always a demand for property in Kyneton, during June, July and August this year, buyers lacked choice as relatively few properties were placed on the market.

Spring has seen a revival in the local property market, with more properties being listed, providing many new opportunities for potential buyers.

With interest rates at an all-time low, first home-owners, and investors are in good positions to take advantage of the new properties on the market.

It is also a good time for local buyers who are looking at upsizing, or downsizing, but haven’t been able to find their ideal property and streetscape.

The properties in most demand at the moment are renovated or unrenovated early 1900s weatherboards, and Californian bungalow style homes within walking distance to the main streets and cafes.

The house pictured above is a 1890s period home in Mair street is a great example of the type of properties that are currently available. This particular home was put on the market in October 14th, and sold on October 17th.

If you have been looking for that ideal home in Kyneton but haven’t been able to find it, now may be the time to get back in touch with the local real estate agents to see what new properties have come on the market. You may be pleasantly surprised!

Jennifer Pearce – Raine & Horne

www.jenniferpearce.com.au

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