Buying a property in Blackburn can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives.
A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment property by:
- removing the stress and frustration of buying a home
- saving you time and allowing you to get your weekends back
- saving you from having to deal with the tactics of real estate agents
Questions such as “where can I find a home I can afford”, “am I paying too much?”, “where can I find someone to bid for me at auction” are easily answered with the assistance of a buyer’s agent specialising in the Blackburn area.
A buyers advocate can manage the entire buying process for you or, where you have found a property, negotiate on your behalf with the agent or bid at auction for you.
WE MAKE IT EASY to get your weekends back and find the perfect home or investment property in Blackburn for a LOW FLAT FIXED FEE. We guide you through the entire process, from selecting a home, market appraisal, negotiating/bidding to the final inspection, and help you purchase with confidence.
We also offer a service for vendors selling in Blackburn. We offer our Vendor Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.
Blackburn Suburb Profile
The suburb of Blackburn is situated 17 kilometers east of the CBD. With a population of 12,796 as of 2011, it is covered under the local government area of the City of Whitehorse.
The first settlers in the area were the Europeans in the 1840s. Initially, orchards and small farms were built there. Among the first structures constructed in the place were the Traveller’s Rest Hotel in 1861 and the Blackburn Creek Post Office in 1876.
By the 1880s, brickworks and quarries were established in the area. Other facilities that were eventually built there were the Blackburn railway station in 1882 and the primary school in 1889.
Houses were constructed much later after the Second World War. The area was subdivided earlier but development was rather slow. Many homes there today still date back to the 1950s and 1960s and made of brick and timber.
Blackburn is rich in history after having been developed around the artificial Blackburn Lake in 1889. The lake is located in the middle of the what is now known as the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. In the later part of the 19th century, the place was a well known day trip destination and today, its village atmosphere remains due to the implementation of strict planning controls around the area.
The suburb is also known for its leafy streets and native birds (kookaburras, ducks and parrots) found at the popular Blackburn Lake. With its pleasant atmosphere and natural environment, Blackburn is ideal for families.
Blackburn has no major shopping center but there’s one in Box Hill which is two train stops away. Forest Hill is also nearby and can be reached by bus.
The suburb has two railway stations – Laburnum and Blackburn, on the Belgrace and Lilydale lines.
Recreation areas are also present. Three bushland parks are in the area such as the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Blackburn Creeklands park, Gardiners Creek and the Cootamundra Walk. The Blackburn Creeklands park feature the Blacks Walk, Kalang Park and Furness Park.
Various sports clubs exist in Blackburn. The suburb has its own Australian Rules football team called The Blackburn Panthers’.
For cricket, several clubs are in place. These are the Blackburn Cricket, Blackburn North Cricket, Blackburn South Cricket and the Laburnum Cricket Club.
Other clubs in the suburb are the Blackburn Soccer, Blackburn North Baptist Covver, Blackburn South Netball, St. Thomas Netball, Laburnum Netball, Blackburn Burners Netball, Blackburn Tennis and the Blackburn Vikings (basketball). The teams under Vikings play in the Victorian Junior Basketball League and the BigV Competition.
Families with school children wishing to live in Blackburn will not have a hard time finding a school as there are six available. These are the Laburnum Primary School, Blackburn Primary School, Blackburn Lake Primary School, Old Orchard Primary School, St. Thomas The Apostle Primary School and the Blackburn High School.
Looking to buy in Melbourne and sick of missing out at auction? Talk to me about how I can help you buy your new home faster, for less.
Give me a call on 03 9686 2288 to discuss how I can help. I offer a free consultation, so why not call today?
By Wendy Chamberlain
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