HS Brighton: The Quarterly Newsletter • Winter 2017

The Quarterly Newsletter • Winter 2017

Curly Whiskers is Brighton’s new elegant crêperie 124 Martin St, Brighton

ON THE MARKET with Nick Renna and Mark Staples Winter may soon be upon us but the market is still running at full steam. After the strongest quarterly price growth since 2013, Melbourne’s median house price has risen to $826K according to the REIV. Although the Easter weekend was typically quiet, average clearance rates across the nation’s capitals nonetheless nudged towards 80%, up by approximately 10% over last year’s figures. Robust growth has also been observed in the apartment sector and regional sales, thanks to continued low interest rates and a relative lack of supply in the market. For houses close to the CBD, Thornbury has seen a significant uptick as buyers find themselves priced out of popular inner suburbs like Northcote, according to REA Group Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee. In the larger picture, Consibee observes, affordability remains the driver of suburb popularity, with people prepared to commute if the right home and lifestyle are on the table. Thinking of selling? Call us today for a free appraisal.

An elegant little place specialising in truly gourmet crêpes and galettes. A restaurant where attention to detail is apparent, from the classy monochrome décor, Christina Re teaware serving exquisite Ovvio Organic and Cup Above tea, through to the actual food itself … each dish a sensory work of art made from the best quality local, seasonal, mostly organic ingredients supplied by some

of Australia’s best practice artisan brands and producers. With an open kitchen, transparency is part of the charm of this unique crêperie in Brighton. It’s like you’ve walked right into somebody’s delicious kitchen for a home-style meal. Guests engage with all members of the team, observing the preparation techniques using traditional cookware to make their food. Instagram @curly_whiskers

FORTHCOMING AUCTION Effortless entertaining with architectural inspiration

Nick Renna 0411 551 190 nrenna@hockingstuart.com.au

4 Ralph Street, Hampton • Saturday 27th May at 12:30pm




Architectural brilliance & Eco- Friendly inspiration combine to create this iconic 5 bedroom + study 3.5 bathroom masterpiece, featuring 2 entertaining zones (gas log fire), luxury stone kitchen

(butler’s pantry, Gaggenau appliances), covered deck, heated pool with spa, self contained poolhouse & double auto garage. Walk to Sandy PS, Sandy Village, transport & beach.

Mark Staples 0411 527 174 mstaples@hockingstuart.com.au

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