A Fascinating History:  A Glimpse Of 3934

The Mornington Peninsula has a fascinating history, wrapped up in the prominent families who were the original settlers in the area in the mid 1800s. Names like Coppin, McCrae, Merricks and Balcombe are well known throughout the region, the latter forming a strong foundation in Mt Martha. A residential beach-side suburb on the Mornington Peninsula, Mt Martha is around 52km south of Melbourne and faces Port Phillip Bay. With a gentle, curving coastline that encompasses South Beach and North Beach, Mt Martha’s geography is anchored with a granitic rise known as Martha Point. Balcombe Creek creates the dividing line (a five km boardwalk now winds it’s way along its length from North Beach to th

The Local Files: Simon Smith

The Smith family are among Mt Martha's newest locals.  Simon, Becca and Jemima have long sought a sea change, and with the recent purch

Looking To Buy A Property?

When it comes to selling a property, there is a protocol of stages and steps to follow, and a whole host of ways you can prepare your home to get the best possible result. So what about when you are a buyer? When you are ready to purchase your first house, a new home or an investment property? What steps should you follow? What should you factor in and what should you take into account? Here are our top eight tips for ensuring you buy the right property at the right price. 1. Find the right location: As the saying goes, it’s all about location, location, location. However it’s not all about the best value or best investment, it's important to factor in the right location for you. There

The Process Of Selling - How Does It Work?

The process of selling your home is a series of small steps that lead to your settlement date, but each step is so important in ensuring a smooth process and the best possible result. It’s not as simple as putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign and waiting for buyers to arrive at your doorstep. Being aware of each stage of the sales process will make sure you have the big picture in mind whilst dealing with the details. 1. So you have decided you want to sell your home or investment property. Have you considered the current state of the real estate market in your area, whether it’s the best season to sell, and if it’s your home, will you purchase a new home before or after you sell? 2. Once you ar

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