Out of town, not too far, room to move?

John is moving to our district, and we need to find him a home.  He is coming from the country and he doesn’t want to be in the concrete jungle, so he’d like at least half an acre, up to 2 acres.  Outskirts of Warrnambool through to Port Fairy region would...
Open house or open slather?

Open house or open slather?

Yes, the following video is simply a TV comedy skit from “The Chaser’s War on Everything”.  However, it does bring to light a legitimate concern regarding open inspections, that of security.  With only one or two agents present, and potentially...
How septic systems work

How septic systems work

Recently, while showing a buyer around a property in one of our Western district townships, I was asked a technical, yet fairly elementary, question about the workings of the septic system.  Quite frankly, I should have known the answer, but didn’t! I dutifully...
South West Vic Hay Drive

South West Vic Hay Drive

On St Patrick’s Day weekend 40,000ha of farming land was burnt in several locations in South West Victoria. Upwards of 4,000 head of stock perished and 18 homes were lost. To support the local community and those affected, a fundraising evening on next Saturday...

Brick house under 300k?

Moving to Warrnambool from Melbourne, the priority here is a nice, safe location for her and her daughter. She would like a brick house, ideally close to a primary school. If you think you can help, please phone Lucas Wilson on 03 55612777

Central house with character desired please

Hi Lucas, Here is my property search list. I’m looking to relocate to Warrnambool and these are the following areas that appeal to me: In the triangle bordering the Hopkins hwy, Botanic Rd & Raglan Pde (but not on Raglan Parade) Inner town streets south of Raglan...

Central One or Two Bedroom

This out of town couple is looking for a simple, neat, clean and respectable one or two bedroom unit or apartment to use on holidays and weekends when visiting Warrnambool. Ideally, an easy walk to City Memorial Bowls Club would be most appealing, under 10 minutes...

Central-ish, low maintenence up to 450K

Moving to Warrnambool and already sold, not looking for anything huge but would like 2 bathrooms.  Not too big a block would be good, close to the CBD, beach, or near Albert Park – but maybe not on the highway.  Can spend up to $450,000.  Phone Lucas on 03...

Warrnambool, $380,000-$410,000 family home?

Moving for work from the other side of Melbourne, the requirements for this family are at least 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms, double garage, and enough yard for the family with 2 children.  The move is imminent, ready to buy now!  Please phone Lucas Wilson...

Mortlake up to $230,000

Hi Jeff, We’re looking for a solid and traditional 3 bedroom brick veneer home in Mortlake (30-40 years old is ok) on a quarter acre block, north of the main street, maybe over towards the footy ground if possible. Double garage (and a shed?) would be great too. ...

Looking for a small hobby farm

I’m currently looking for a small hobby farm property to buy. Requirements: Small house in a reasonable condition, doesn’t need major repairs etc 2 bedrooms (or more) 4-6 acres, preferably already fenced into paddocks for horses Anywhere in the Mortlake, Terang,...

UNFUSSY BUYER!

Taking up new job in Warrnambool. Moving as soon as house is found. 2 or 3 B/R. Knows her price range is $250K and understands what she can expect. Garden, garaging are not a priority. Ring now – Mark Wilson – (03) 55612777

MELB ‘NOW’ BUYER

Looked at and missed out on a house in Crawley Street, wants $200,000 – $220,000 range for himself and family. Wants to and can buy now. Please ring Mark Wilson on 03 5561 2777.

A TWO HORSE HOUSE (and land) WANTED NOW!

Sold in Northern Victoria the horses and owners are moving. Can purchase now in a $400,000 to $470,000 price range. Nothing too grand, but well maintained, reasonably modern 3 bedroom house on 2.5-7 acres that is 10-15 minutes from the outskirts of Warrnambool. Please...

Terang, up to $130k wanted

Having just sold their home out of town, these guys are looking to downsize in Terang. 2 bedrooms would be fine. If you can help, please phone Lucas on 55612777 any time.
Fishing and Real Estate?

Fishing and Real Estate?

With estimates of over five million Australians taking part in recreational fishing, it is Australia’s biggest sport and leisure activity. When almost one in four of us partake in this activity, plenty will understand the following analogies to the Real Estate...
Catch of the day!

Catch of the day!

Well it seems that every week amongst the office team here at Wilsons, one of us is talking about the latest fish they or a family member has caught. I suppose this should come as no surprise, given it is estimated that over five million Australians take part in...
Bread and Butter

Bread and Butter

Bread and butter”, as defined online by www.thefreedictionary.com, can mean: bread and butter 1. The essential, sustaining element, as in The quality of the schools is the bread and butter of town property values. This idiom alludes to a basic food, bread spread...
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Team Wilsons are ready to relay!  In the name of raising money for the Cancer Council, we look forward to participating in the 2018 Relay for Life, beginning at 6:30pm Friday evening and going non-stop through to Saturday 1pm, at Deakin University We want to take this...
Relay For Life Garage Sale

Relay For Life Garage Sale

The team at Wilsons are participating in, and fundraising for, the Anti-Cancer Council’s Relay For Life Fundraiser. One of our fundraising efforts is a Garage Sale to be held at our Office at 50 Fairy Street Warrnambool, this Sunday February 4th, from 9:30am....
“Very Pleased!”

“Very Pleased!”

We knocked on Gary’s door to say hello as we were looking for another house in Warrnambool to sell since we sold Gary’s, and we took the opportunity to pull out the iphone and video asking Gary a couple of questions about his selling experience with...
Advertising the house or walking into a web?

Advertising the house or walking into a web?

More advertising equals more buyers. It’s a compelling sales pitch to any home seller but does it stack up against reality? Australia has the highest advertising rates in the world for property sellers. The reason is Australian agents have convinced their clients to...
41 Bornong Road, Cooriemungle  VIC  3268

41 Bornong Road, Cooriemungle VIC 3268

What an opportunity – tucked in the hidden gem of Cooriemungle, 10 minutes away from Timboon and 20 minutes from the coast at Port Campbell is this ideal hobby farm situated on 7 acres. The weatherboard home consists of 3 bedrooms, the master with BIRs an updated...
Instant Reaction

Instant Reaction

Article by Peter O’Malley, author and Real Estate Agent. How to get a rapid market response to your home. To put a property on the market takes effort. There is the effort in selecting the agent and marketing strategy, effort to prepare and present the property...
Pea Soup Paradise

Pea Soup Paradise

On a drive through Port Fairy and along Ocean Drive and Port Fairy’s South Beach on one of the magnificent days of warm weather we have experienced in the south-west over the last 7 days, I was compelled to stop the car and stroll down across the white sand...
Lifestyle meets farming, rural tree/sea change

Lifestyle meets farming, rural tree/sea change

1545 GELLIBRAND RIVER ROAD, CHAPPLE VALE It is not very often that we have the pleasure of presenting the marketplace with such a spectacular property offering the genuine options of lifestyle and rural pursuit.  The current owner has simply enjoyed over 2 decades...
“She never let me down”

“She never let me down”

Have a listen to Ken, chatting with Linda about his recent experience selling with Wilsons – in Ken’s words, Linda never let him down, got him sold at the price he wanted, kept him updated the whole time and helped him get on with the next phase of his...
Buying a Renovator…

Buying a Renovator…

There are many reasons someone will buy a home that needs some TLC or work done to it – it allows you to put your own personal stamp on the character of the property; it is more economical or it may be a “flipper” that you can do up and sell for a profit in a short...
Sell for more in 1-2-3-4

Sell for more in 1-2-3-4

Welcome to the Wilsons ‘How to’ series.  This issue explores the 4 key steps you must follow for a successful property sale. You may be new to the property market and this may be the first property you have sold, or you may be an experienced property...
Conveyancing Conversation

Conveyancing Conversation

Peter O’Malley sits down with Paul Denny of Paul Denny Conveyancing who shares 39 years of experience and advice for people buying and selling property.  This extremely insightful interview also highlights how the relationship between a vendor’s real...
A REAL ESTATE MYTH

A REAL ESTATE MYTH

THAT COULD BE WORTH THOUSANDS TO YOU! Anyone who knows anything about life will know that some common ‘beliefs’ are often the biggest fallacies. Everything from when doctors used to recommend smoking to “calm nerves” to the belief that “if it tastes good, it must be...
Don’t take our word for it!

Don’t take our word for it!

In the world of business, the noise of companies spruiking their wares, and why they are the best fit for you, can be very loud, crowded, and confusing.  It all sounds good.  And if only it were all true. But what says a heck of a lot more about a company is not what...
“Let’s Talk”

“Let’s Talk”

Wilsons Warrnambool & District Real Estate takes this opportunity to thank and congratulate the team at Silvan Ridge Financial Services for initiating and organising the phenomenal evening on Wednesday July 12th at the Wannon Rooms, raising funds and awareness...
“Great Job!”

“Great Job!”

Peter discusses his recent successful sale, which was purchased a generation earlier through Wilson Real Estate, and now sold by the next generation of Wilson Real Estate.  This is what serving the local community for over 4 decades is all...
“A wise choice”

“A wise choice”

Tony discusses his process of interviewing agents, and his successful sale with Wilsons.  Tony interviewed several agents before listing his property for sale, asking each of them “Why should I list with you?  What can you do for me that other agents...
The Tough Truth

The Tough Truth

This article was written in 2008, just after many of the major property markets that had been experiencing prolonged boom market conditions, had hit the brakes and were dealing with low demand and easing prices.  However, for any market that is not experiencing...
Real Estate for sale – on the quiet.

Real Estate for sale – on the quiet.

We have several properties for sale that you may not be aware of – because for one reason or another, there is little to no outward specific marketing associated with them.  You won’t find a sign out the front, nor will you see them feature on any website...
What’s MOST important, when choosing an agent.

What’s MOST important, when choosing an agent.

When you are looking at putting a property on the market, the decision that will likely have the biggest impact on your net financial outcome, and peace of mind, is your choice of agent.  It’s important to know what’s important when making this choice....
In Just 10 minutes…

In Just 10 minutes…

In just 10 minutes of negotiating many home-sellers lose more money than they could save in 10 years!! Here’s a BIG QUESTION for all home-sellers… WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE SELLING YOUR HOME? If you’re like most people, your home is...
Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail

Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail

A gem of the South-West. If you haven’t walked, jogged, or pedalled at least a section of the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail, then do yourself a favour!  Engage the senses, improve your fitness, spend time with your family – or enjoying your own...
A GUARANTEED WINNER!

A GUARANTEED WINNER!

We have hit that time of year when suddenly expert punters appear from the crowds of people whose only equine encounter for the previous eleven months have been the occasional game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey or a pony shaped piñata at one of their kids’ birthday...