Thursday, September 26, 2013

Templestowe power outage update

Power came back on around 12 minutes ago. Outage was for around an hour and a half. Credit to the repair people.

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Williamsons Road and Foote Street Templestowe traffic lights out

The traffic lights at Williamsons Road and Foote Street are out. Police are directing traffic.

Interestingly the police have stopped cars from turning right into Foote Street from Williamsons Road in both directions. If you want to get onto Foote Street you'll have to turn before or after Foote Street.


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Templestowe power outage

Power just went out in Stradmore Avenue Templestowe.


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Friday, September 20, 2013

905 Smartbus running ahead of time.

This morning I decided to get the 905 Smartbus from Templestowe Reserve to the city. I always wonder whether I'll catch the bus.

As I was about 100 metres from the stop I saw the bus go sailing past. I reached the stop at 8:21am. The timetable at the stop had the bus scheduled for 8:24am. I checked online and the bus is scheduled for 8:23am.

The next bus however was spot on time.

When taking a bus it is always a good idea to take one bus earlier than needed. That improves the chances of getting to where you want to go on time.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Templestowe Real Estate Agents don't sell many Templestowe properties.

In November 2012 I decided to post the addresses of properties for sale and the agents selling the properties on this blog. The result has been totally unexpected.

Previously I would have thought most properties advertised for sale would have been listed by an agent in Templestowe or a surrounding suburb. The result is the one agent in Templestowe sells very few, but more surprisingly is the number of properties which are listed for sale by agents in Box Hill,  further away and even interstate. I would have thought most people would have thought to list using a local real estate agent but if that was ever the case, it is no longer the case.

Since the 1st of July I've blogged about 43 properties. One listed by a Templestowe agent, 32 listed by an agent in a surrounding postcode and 10 listed by agents outside of the area. That's nearly a quarter of properties being listed by agents outside of the area. Whilst surprising on the one hard, it does make sense. It really doesn't matter as much where the agent is because most people would now use the internet to find properties and that means it doesn't matter where the agent or the buyer is located.

Whilst I don't wish to promote domain.com.au over realestate.com.au, if I read the site information correctly, domain offers owners the ability to advertise their own property and if domain.com.au became the dominant source of properties, the opportunity for owners to easily and cost effectively advertise their own homes for sale may become a reality.

The internet is certainly changing the way business is done in many areas. We've seen share trading change from a percentage of the value of shares traded to a low cost per trade. Holiday rental properties went from mostly offline to nearly all online in a couple of years. It is only a matter of time until the real estate industry model changes as well. Perhaps not tomorrow, but I believe the day will come.

For those interested in promoting their own property on the internet with your own site you really can do it for next to nothing. A domain for around $20 (for two years), use some free hosting space, create your own pages and your property could be on the internet in a matter of days.

If you're interested in promoting your own home on the internet you're welcome to contact me.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

15 Chivers Road Templestowe Vic 3106

15 Chivers Road Templestowe Vic 3106 advertised for sale by Scott Banks Real Estate.

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1/63 Hawtin Street Templestowe Vic 3106

1/63 Hawtin Street Templestowe Vic 3106 advertised for sale by Barry Plant.

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38/31-33 King Street Templestowe Vic 3106

38/31-33 King Street Templestowe Vic 3106 advertised for sale by Investor Mentor  - Mooloolaba.

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30 Bali Hi Boulevard Templestowe Vic 3106

30 Bali Hi Boulevard Templestowe Vic 3106 advertised for sale by Jellis Craig.

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Proud of their contribution - Achilleas Youth with the Ambassador of Greece HE Haris Dafaranos and his wife Eyvah Dafaranos.

AHEPA's Achilleas Youth has officially announced that $4,000 was raised at the event held at St Haralambos Church Hall in Templestowe, Melbourne.... Read More

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

15 Helmsdale Retreat Templestowe Vic 3106

15 Helmsdale Retreat Templestowe Vic 3106 advertised for sale by Jellis Craig.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Templestowe St Mark's Anglican Church has gone.

Yes, the church on the corner of Foote Street and Glendale Avenue has now gone.



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1 Helmsdale Retreat, TEMPLESTOWE VIC 3106

1 Helmsdale Retreat, TEMPLESTOWE VIC 3106 advertised for sale by Ray White.


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3 Ellen Grove, TEMPLESTOWE VIC 3106

3 Ellen Grove, TEMPLESTOWE VIC 3106 advertised for sale by Ray White.


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Monday, September 2, 2013

6 Lempriere Court Templestowe Vic 3106

6 Lempriere Court Templestowe Vic 3106 advertised for sale by Mandy Lee Real Estate.

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6A Read Street Templestowe Vic 3106

6A Read Street Templestowe Vic 3106 advertised for sale by Jellis Craig.

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9 Chiswick Court Templestowe Vic 3106

9 Chiswick Court Templestowe Vic 3106 advertised for sale by Parkes Property.

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1/5 Verbena Street Templestowe Vic 3106

1/5 Verbena Street Templestowe Vic 3106 advertised for sale by Mandy Lee Real Estate.

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Menzies - Kevin Andrews, Richard Cranston, Manoj Kumar, Agostino Guadiani, Ramon Robinson, Phil Baker, Andrew Conlon

Menzies Electorate

With the election a few days away I decided to check out the candidates for Menzies and their backgrounds. The Menzies electorate is blue ribbon liberal so there is little chance another candidate will win. Still it is worth reviewing each candidate to see what they are offering the electorate.

Area: The Menzies electorate covers the following suburbs or parts of suburbs.

Bulleen, Templestowe Lower, Templestowe, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South, Park Orchards, Warranwood, Wonga Park, Croydon Hills and Croydon North.

In effect Menzies covers The City of Manningham plus a few more suburbs in the east.

Candidates: The candidates for the 2013 election in the order as presented on the ballot paper are:

1 ANDREWS Kevin,Liberal    Member of Parliament
2 CRANSTON Richard, The Greens, Photographer
3 KUMAR    Manoj, Australian Labor Party, International Business Manager
4 GUARDIANI Agostino, Palmer United Party, Business Owner
5 ROBINSON Ramon, Independent, Entrepreneur
6 BAKER Phil, Rise Up Australia Party, Director of Administration
7 CONLON Andrew, Family First Party, Engineer

One interest I have is which candidates live in the electorate. So far the following is public information I've been able to ascertain.

Richard Cranston - Doncaster East
Ramon Robinson - Warranwood

I'm happy to update the list of local candidates should a candidate wish to contact me with their suburb.

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