Wednesday, 02nd June 2021 A POSITIVE ATTITUDE Melanie Quirk Anthony Ryan, Director of Sounding Board Project, is passionate about the Mornington Peninsula and the clients that he and his team work with. Read Further
Wednesday, 19th May 2021 YOUR FINANCIAL STORY samdanckert Jonathan McCarthy established JMC Lawyers with a key goal in mind. Read Further
Tuesday, 18th May 2021 FIRST CLASS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT samdanckert Imagine being able to engage the services of a professional to manage your rental property... Read Further
Tuesday, 27th April 2021 THE LOCAL FILES: "GATHER" AUTHOR - FIONA HAMMOND samdanckert Food columnist, recipe developer and food stylist Fiona Hammond made the Mornington Peninsula her home over 20 years ago. “I grew up on a farm in country Victoria and really wanted my children to experience the sense of space I did as a child. I reconnected with the earth, growing vegetables, planting fruit trees and eating seasonally. We enjoy the very best of the hinterland and the sea, and living off the land.” Read Further
Friday, 16th April 2021 THE LOCAL FILES: PAULINE BIGNELL samdanckert Pauline Bignell is a passionate, enthusiastic and committed professional who truly wants to help her clients achieve their dreams in a safe and measured way. Read Further
Wednesday, 17th March 2021 CREATIVE COLLABORATION samdanckert Our combined passion for high quality design and bespoke creative means everything we deliver is designed with depth. Read Further
Thursday, 04th March 2021 The Essence of Peninsula samdanckert I am so mindful that the local community wants to read about the area, wants to experience all that the area has to offer. Read Further
Wednesday, 17th February 2021 KWD Update samdanckert At Danckert Real Estate we firmly believe in the power of great design to maximise the value of a property. Read Further
Thursday, 04th February 2021 THE LOCAL FILES: MICHAEL SIER samdanckert Buying a home can be tough. The good properties have strong competition and often prices go higher than you expect. Too many weekends are... Read Further
Thursday, 21st January 2021 JOIN US FOR A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS... samdanckert In 2018 Danckert Real Estate launched a very special community event, The Kilburn Cinema. Held in the grounds of Mt Martha Community... Read Further
Thursday, 07th January 2021 DANCKERT REAL ESTATE GROWS Melanie Quirk Alex Corradi made the Mornington Peninsula his home when his family moved back from Adelaide to Mt Martha in 2005. He went straight into... Read Further
Thursday, 24th December 2020 THE LOCAL FILES: LOCHLAN TANGAS samdanckert The story of Lochie Tangas and his journey into the world of videography started in his high school days. He was always interested in... Read Further
Thursday, 10th December 2020 A MOUNT MARTHA VILLAGE CHRISTMAS Melanie Quirk If you are still on the lookout for some Christmas present inspiration, now more than ever is the time to shop local. Read Further
Wednesday, 25th November 2020 READING INSPIRATION samdanckert With summer here, and Christmas holidays on their way, we'll hopefully find time to catch up on some of reading. Are you looking for... Read Further
Thursday, 19th November 2020 HOLIDAYING CLOSE TO HOME Melanie Quirk As Australians we are well known for our wanderlust. Regional Victoria is calling, and we are being lured by all there is on offer. Read Further
Thursday, 22nd October 2020 THE LOCAL FILES: RICHARD JEFFARES samdanckert Entrepreneur Richard Jeffares launched TWØBAYS Brewing Co in 2018, and it has been a journey of discovery. Read Further
Thursday, 08th October 2020 PREPARING YOUR PROPERTY FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON... Melanie Quirk And with Christmas only 11 weeks away, the end of the year is heading our way fast. Read Further
Thursday, 17th September 2020 THE LOCAL FILES: JASON QUIN Melanie Quirk ETCH Sparkling proudly offers choice to consumers so that they feel more included in social occasions where alcohol rituals tend to dominate Read Further
Wednesday, 02nd September 2020 THE LOCAL FILES: DUNCAN FROOMES Melanie Quirk “We run a tight team and concentrate on architecturally designed homes and challenging extensions rather than more simple renovations. We ar Read Further
Thursday, 20th August 2020 IN SAFE HANDS Melanie Quirk Glenn and Julie Stevens moved to Mt Martha in 2014 after living and working north of the city for many years. It was when they got to... Read Further
Thursday, 13th August 2020 EVOLVING ONLINE Melanie Quirk Life is always evolving, changing, morphing – particularly during times of crisis. And we are indeed faced with a crisis unlike anything... Read Further
Thursday, 06th August 2020 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME Melanie Quirk With a focus on new builds, finding suitable land is the trickiest part of the process. There's the same level of land releases that you Read Further
Thursday, 23rd July 2020 A POSITIVE ATTITUDE Melanie Quirk Overall I think the peninsula is really well-placed for recovery, and given the restrictions on international travel I think the area will p Read Further
Thursday, 09th July 2020 LIGHTING DESIGN SOLUTIONS Melanie Quirk Meeting with an electrical expert and having a lighting design created to suit your property and your lifestyle is one of the most important Read Further
Thursday, 11th June 2020 YOUR DESIGN SOLUTION Melanie Quirk Now is the perfect time to look at updating your home and getting that renovation done that you have always hoped you could but never had th Read Further
Thursday, 14th May 2020 FIRST CLASS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Melanie Quirk Let us introduce you to Shae Lawrie, and Exclusive Property Management. Read Further
Thursday, 23rd April 2020 THE NEW NORMAL? Melanie Quirk Guidelines for social distancing and mandatory closures have changed daily since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, creating a challengi Read Further
Thursday, 16th April 2020 GUIDANCE, STRATEGY & COLLABORATION Melanie Quirk Without exception, everyone is unsure about the future prospects of their investments and retirement savings. If you have questions or conce Read Further
Thursday, 09th April 2020 THE LOCAL FILES: MITCHELL & CLAIRE ANNEAR Melanie Quirk Mitchell and Claire Annear are formible creative pair. The husband and wife team are the force behind Seven Seas Creative – one of the more Read Further
Monday, 06th April 2020 WE WILL NOT STOP Melanie Quirk "It has been an unprecedented few weeks where we have worked non-stop to bring you the most up-to-date information possible. Our websit Read Further
Thursday, 19th March 2020 THE LOCAL FILES : JONATHAN McCARTHY - JMC LAWYERS Melanie Quirk Explains Jonathon, “I love the Mornington Peninsula. So after years of doing the hard yards in the city I decided to come home and to set up Read Further
Thursday, 12th March 2020 THE LOCAL FILES: SIMON WEILL Melanie Quirk “We hosted a lot of weddings, special birthdays and corporate functions too which have been really well received. Our food offering is first Read Further
Thursday, 05th March 2020 TICKING ALL THE BOXES Melanie Quirk “This full range of services underpins our holistic conveyancing experience, whether you need the full suite of services or just aspects of Read Further
Thursday, 13th February 2020 THE LOCAL FILES: NICK ROBERTS (OAM) Melanie Quirk A few years ago we introduced you to Nick Roberts - one of the first Mt Martha locals we profiled on our blog, The Local Files. And now... Read Further
Thursday, 09th January 2020 THE LOCAL FILES: CHRISTOPHER VINE Melanie Quirk Christopher Vine grew up in Adelaide and moved to Melbourne when he was 18. His first art exhibition was held just one year later.... Read Further
Thursday, 19th December 2019 LOCAL FARE: MARTHA'S TABLE Melanie Quirk Set against the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay, Martha’s Table is a meeting place to come together, catch up and relax. You can now... Read Further
Thursday, 05th December 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: LUKE WILLIAMS Melanie Quirk Luke Williams has lived on the Mornington Peninsula all his life, and understands the local landscape more than most. Luke’s grandfather... Read Further
Thursday, 21st November 2019 PREPARING YOUR PROPERTY FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON Melanie Quirk Preparing for the festive season is so important, and it’s not just about the Christmas shopping list. If you’re heading away on holidays yo Read Further
Thursday, 07th November 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: SAM HOBAN Melanie Quirk A Mornington Peninsula local, born and bred, Sam Hoban grew up in Mornington and stayed in the area until his late teens. Going in search... Read Further
Thursday, 17th October 2019 WHO'S BUYING? Melanie Quirk Victoria’s holiday home market has reached new heights because cashed-up downsizers are buying multiple properties after selling their famil Read Further
Thursday, 03rd October 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: SOPHIE PEREZ Melanie Quirk The Local Files talks to Sophie Perez, an award-winning artist who lives and works on the Mornington Peninsula. Read Further
Thursday, 19th September 2019 STATE OF PLAY Melanie Quirk The state of the real estate market is, in part, a self-fulfilling prophecy. When the media tells us all about the doom and gloom we are... Read Further
Thursday, 05th September 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: MELISSA WALSH Melanie Quirk Melissa Walsh grew up in a home her parents built in Bulleen, on what was known as ‘Mortgage Hill’ back in the 1970s. It’s here that she... Read Further
Thursday, 22nd August 2019 Now You Can Blog from Everywhere! samdanckert We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your... Read Further
Thursday, 22nd August 2019 Design a Stunning Blog samdanckert When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out... Read Further
Thursday, 22nd August 2019 Grow Your Blog Community samdanckert With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog... Read Further
Thursday, 15th August 2019 GOOD DESIGN MAKES GOOD SENSE. Melanie Quirk Whilst the real estate market can be difficult to navigate, and house prices are at the mercy of financial markets and psychological... Read Further
Thursday, 01st August 2019 MORE THAN A GALLERY Melanie Quirk Many of you will know Southern Buoy, established on the Mornington Peninsula in 2001 by Micah Mills. Now operated by Micah and his wife... Read Further
Thursday, 18th July 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: SORRENTO FURNITURE Melanie Quirk Gerry and Cynthia Walsh are the force behind Sorrento Furniture. Well respected for their expertise in custom-made sofas and armchairs,... Read Further
Thursday, 04th July 2019 THE MOORINGS: READY WHEN YOU ARE Melanie Quirk "A habitat of modern lifestyle inspired by the spirit of the Mornington Peninsula." At Danckert Real Estate we are truly inspired and... Read Further
Thursday, 20th June 2019 FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT Melanie Quirk Creating The Best First Impression: Our Top 12 Tips When you decide to sell your property, you want the best possible result which means... Read Further
Thursday, 06th June 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: NED BAKER Melanie Quirk A new generation is making its mark in Mt Martha and in the world of delicious home cooked family recipes. Ned Baker’s father bought Mt... Read Further
Thursday, 23rd May 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: CHIEFS SON DISTILLERY Melanie Quirk Naomi and Stuart McIntosh made Mornington Peninsula history when they opened their whisky distillery in Somerville on March 28th, a short... Read Further
Thursday, 09th May 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: TOM PUTT Melanie Quirk Tom Putt grew up Bayside in Melbourne, and whilst he only made the move to the Mornington Peninsula four years ago, he has already made... Read Further
Thursday, 25th April 2019 OPEN FOR INSPECTION? Melanie Quirk So you've made the big decision to put your property up for sale on the open market. And now it’s time for your series of ‘Open For... Read Further
Thursday, 11th April 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: SIMON ROYLANCE Melanie Quirk Simon Roylance is a Mornington Peninsula local. He moved to Mt Eliza in grade 2, attending Mt Eliza North Primary School followed by... Read Further
Thursday, 21st March 2019 HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUY A HOME? Melanie Quirk Are you about to embark on your first foray into the real estate market? Buying your first home is one of the most exciting, and... Read Further
Thursday, 07th March 2019 NAVIGATING THE REAL ESTATE MARKET Melanie Quirk Most of us have bought and /or sold a property at some point in our lives, and we know that the real estate industry can be a complex one... Read Further
Friday, 22nd February 2019 THE LOCAL FILES : PAUL MCQUILLAN Melanie Quirk Paul McQuillan is the quintessential Mornington Peninsula local. Growing up on the southern peninsula, surfing was a major part of Paul’s... Read Further
Thursday, 14th February 2019 COMMUNITY EXPERTISE Melanie Quirk Familiar with WKH Architects? The practice was established in Mornington in 1973, and traded from Main Street as Bryan J. Williams,... Read Further
Thursday, 31st January 2019 A STEP AHEAD Melanie Quirk Mt Martha Village is alive and well with an incredible array of bars, cafes, restaurants, designers, boutiques, hair salons and gift... Read Further
Thursday, 24th January 2019 THE LOCAL FILES: IAN ROSS Melanie Quirk Originally from Mauritius, Ian Ross moved to Melbourne with his family in 1985. After spending his growing up years in the Wheelers Hill... Read Further
Thursday, 17th January 2019 A Place To Call Your Own? Melanie Quirk Are you looking to buy a home? A place to call your own? Get out of the rent trap and onto the property ladder? Take advantage of... Read Further
Thursday, 10th January 2019 LOCAL LUXURY Melanie Quirk Robert and Victor Zagame are well known local entrepreneurs in the hospitality and automotive fields, the latter being the passion of... Read Further
Thursday, 03rd January 2019 THE LOCAL FILES : CAMERON McCULLOUGH Melanie Quirk Cameron McCullough grew up on the Mornington Peninsula at his father’s farm in Tyabb and he has spent his whole life in the area. Says... Read Further
Friday, 28th December 2018 NEW AGE IN CONVEYANCING Melanie Quirk Most of us have had to engage a Conveyancer at some point, it’s a stage that is an integral part of buying or selling a property. It can... Read Further
Friday, 14th December 2018 THE KILBURN CINEMA Melanie Quirk When the Danckert Real Estate team decided it would be a wonderful idea to host a very special corporate event for all our our valued... Read Further
Thursday, 06th December 2018 THE EYES, EARS & VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY Melanie Quirk RPP FM is a community-based radio station. It’s one of about 300 license holders in Australia managed by the Australian Broadcasting... Read Further
Friday, 30th November 2018 THE LOCAL FILES: JAMES O'HALLORAN Melanie Quirk James O’Halloran loves the Mornington Peninsula. Growing up in Mt Eliza and attending The Peninsula School (now Peninsula Grammar), James... Read Further
Thursday, 22nd November 2018 Why Renovate When You Can Knock Down And Rebuild? Melanie Quirk Planning to move because your house is too small for your family? This can be really tough if you love your current neighbourhood, the... Read Further
Friday, 09th November 2018 THE LOCAL FILES: KATE WALKER Melanie Quirk Kate Walker grew up in Geelong before moving to Melbourne to study. Her parents have had a holiday home base in Mt Martha for many years, so Read Further
Thursday, 25th October 2018 NEW HOME OR ESTABLISHED HOME? Melanie Quirk Is it better to buy brand-new? Or do houses with age and character make for a more sound investment? There is of course no one-size-fits-all Read Further
Thursday, 11th October 2018 THE LOCAL FILES: NINA PROVAN Melanie Quirk Nina Provan grew up in Melbourne and was a city girl her whole life until she met her partner Ryan who was based in Blairgowrie. Once... Read Further
Thursday, 27th September 2018 LOOKING TO PURCHASE AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY? Melanie Quirk When it comes to buying an investment property, there are a number of considerations that you should take into account. And whilst some the Read Further
Thursday, 13th September 2018 THE LOCAL FILES : NIKKI OSBORNE Melanie Quirk Nikki Osborne’s a sunshine girl. Growing up in Queensland she knew at a very early age that performing was her thing. In fact at the age... Read Further
Thursday, 30th August 2018 THE NORTH BEACH DILEMMA Melanie Quirk There’s a controversy affecting Mt Martha - it’s residents, property owners and holiday makers... Read Further
Thursday, 16th August 2018 THE LOCAL FILES : PETA DONALDSON Melanie Quirk Multi award-winning garden and exterior designer, Peta Donaldson, designs gardens bursting with texture, complementary contrasts and layers Read Further
Thursday, 02nd August 2018 Instagram. It Works. Melanie Quirk Visual social media content is a vital element of the new suite of digital marketing that is designed to instantly attract the attention of Read Further
Thursday, 19th July 2018 THE LOCAL FILES: MATT HILL Melanie Quirk Matt Hill is an Aussie larrikin, a dedicated surfer and a much awarded and lauded sculptor. There’s nothing obnoxious or arrogant about... Read Further
Thursday, 05th July 2018 HOME. Melanie Quirk As Dorothy said, there’s no place like home. At a fundamental level, a home is a dwelling that provides shelter, a roof over one’s head, a Read Further
Thursday, 21st June 2018 THE LOCAL FILES : TASH MATHERS Melanie Quirk Tash Mathers is a shining example of a local entrepreneur who is also an incredible ambassador for the Mornington Peninsula. Growing up... Read Further
Wednesday, 06th June 2018 RE-MARKETING REVOLUTION Melanie Quirk In a world of constant change, advertising and marketing is an arena that has seen more change than most. The internet, social media and... Read Further
Thursday, 24th May 2018 The Local Files : David Weill Melanie Quirk David Weill (pictured far right), his brother Simon (centre) and close friend Nathan, are the trio behind the much loved local family... Read Further
Thursday, 19th April 2018 THE LOCAL FILES : Lisa Walton Melanie Quirk Lisa Walton is a local success story. Her family, her history and her career are intertwined with the fabric of the Mornington Peninsula... Read Further
Tuesday, 03rd April 2018 REAL ESTATE HOTSPOT Melanie Quirk Why is Mt Martha a real estate hotspot on the Mornington Peninsula? "The Real Estate Conversation" believed their customers were very... Read Further
Friday, 23rd March 2018 THE LOCAL FILES : Kate Donnelly Melanie Quirk Giving up what you know, for what could be. Read Further
Thursday, 08th March 2018 TOP TIPS: Premium Price Melanie Quirk What does it take to get a premium price for your property? A premium price is data driven. It's about looking at comparable blocks of... Read Further
Wednesday, 28th February 2018 Danckert Real Estate: March Update Melanie Quirk Welcome to March! Traditionally one of Melbourne's most temperate months, March has brought with it a welcome dose of autumnal sunshine,... Read Further
Friday, 16th February 2018 The Local Files: Mark Foster Melanie Quirk "I was born in London and was educated at Haileybury (UK). I then attended officer cadet school at Eaton Hall after which time I went to... Read Further
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 Dedication To Education Melanie Quirk What really drives residential property markets? What makes certain areas flourish and boom whilst others stagnate or receed? Lifestyle... Read Further
Thursday, 18th January 2018 A Brief History Of: McCrae Melanie Quirk There’s another ‘M’ suburb we love, in addition to Mt Martha, Mt Eliza and Mornington. It’s McCrae, and the township has a fascinating... Read Further
Thursday, 11th January 2018 The Local Files: Nick Roberts Melanie Quirk Originally from Yorkshire, Nick Roberts is a long time Mt Martha resident who loves everything about the area. His family emigrated from... Read Further
Thursday, 04th January 2018 The Mornington Peninsula: Golfing Heaven Melanie Quirk There is so much to love about the Mornington Peninsula right? The beautiful coastline, both bay and back beach, the wineries, the... Read Further
Thursday, 28th December 2017 New Year's Resolutions? Melanie Quirk So here we are, three days before New Year’s Eve. Another year over, and a new one just about to begin. How has 2017 been for you? For... Read Further
Thursday, 21st December 2017 The Local Files: Bronwen a'Beckett Melanie Quirk “Mt Martha has always been a part of my life. “While I grew up in Melbourne, we always had a holiday home in Mt Martha. So every... Read Further
Friday, 15th December 2017 A Brief History of Mornington. Melanie Quirk Mornington is a cosmopolitan seaside suburb that offers more than a kilometre of shopping with over 370 retail outlets, including designer Read Further
Thursday, 07th December 2017 Get Local : A Mt Martha Village Christmas Melanie Quirk There are two types of people in this world, when it comes to Christmas anyway. There are those who are well underway with their... Read Further
Thursday, 30th November 2017 Preparing Your Home For The Holiday Season... Melanie Quirk It’s that time of year we all love! Christmas parties, holiday planning, (work cramming), present shopping and late night wrapping.... Read Further
Thursday, 23rd November 2017 Focus On: Mt Eliza Melanie Quirk Recently ranked as the 14th best suburb in (greater) Melbourne by homely.com.au, Mt Eliza residents would prefer to keep Mt Eliza a... Read Further
Thursday, 16th November 2017 The Local Files: Penny & Clive Blazey Melanie Quirk Owners of Heronswood and The Diggers Club, Penny and Clive Blazey are a formidable team. Married for over 50 years, the couple met in... Read Further
Thursday, 09th November 2017 The Racing Spirit - Mornington Racecourse Melanie Quirk In the spirit of Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival, we couldn’t help but feature the Mornington Peninsula’s very own Mornington... Read Further
Thursday, 02nd November 2017 Talking Beach Boxes... Melanie Quirk Our beautiful Mornington Peninsula offers vibrant coastal villages, a breathtaking hinterland, award winning wineries and acclaimed... Read Further
Thursday, 26th October 2017 A Fascinating History: A Glimpse Of 3934 Melanie Quirk The Mornington Peninsula has a fascinating history, wrapped up in the prominent families who were the original settlers in the area in... Read Further
Thursday, 19th October 2017 The Local Files: Simon Smith Melanie Quirk The Smith family are among Mt Martha's newest locals. \n\nSimon, Becca and Jemima have long sought a sea change, and with the recent purch Read Further
Thursday, 12th October 2017 Looking To Buy A Property? Melanie Quirk 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... Read Further
Thursday, 05th October 2017 The Process Of Selling - How Does It Work? Melanie Quirk 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... Read Further
Thursday, 28th September 2017 Creating The Best First Impression: Our Top 12 Tips Melanie Quirk When you decide to sell your property, you want the best possible result which means achieving a fast sale for the top price. Preparing... Read Further
Thursday, 21st September 2017 The Local Files: Talking To Michael a'Beckett Melanie Quirk "I was born in the country, grew up in a little holiday town and now I live in an outer suburb of Melbourne, all without having moved... Read Further
Thursday, 14th September 2017 About Sam, And Why He Loves 3934 samdanckert Sam Danckert grew up in Mt Martha on the Mornington Peninsula, and he established very early on in life that he loved real estate. Sam... Read Further
Wednesday, 06th September 2017 Danckert Real Estate Launches In Mt Martha Village samdanckert On September 1st, Sam Danckert officially launched his first solo enterprise – Danckert Real Estate – with an office in Mt Martha... Read Further
Saturday, 08th July 2017 Where Are Buyers Coming From? samdanckert It's obvious that the Mornington Peninsula secret is out. All year around we are seeing a vast number of residents and tourists out and... Read Further
Saturday, 10th June 2017 Selling For A Premium samdanckert There are a few significant controllable variables which will have the greatest bearing on the outcome of a property sale: 1. TIMING 2.... Read Further

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