West End Newsletter – August 2021Edition – Spotlight on Drysdale

Hello August!

It’s officially the last month of Winter. But guess what that means? Spring is coming!
Winter or not, we still have plenty of news from the world of real estate for you, including

  • Taking a drive down to Curlewis and Drysdale in our suburb insight series
  • Chatting to Rosa Romano, Director at West End Real Estate about what makes her tick; and
  • What you need to know about vacating rental premises being demolished; and

Selling your property?

After years of matching quality renters with homes to live in, we are now helping people sell their homes.

Renting your property?

We have a list of quality, pre-qualified tenants urgently waiting for properties.

If you have a property you want to rent or sell, contact us now on 03 5291 3529 for a confidential discussion about renting or selling your property with us.

Suburb Profile
Let’s visit Drysdale and Curlewis…Making our way down the Bellarine Peninsula, there’s gorgeous scenery, boutique wineries and water views. All compelling reasons to picture yourself living and enjoying the lifestyle here.As suburb neighbours, Drysdale and Curlewis are experiencing growth as new estates have welcomed new residents into the area, keen to enjoy the benefits of the region.

With more and more people looking for a lifestyle change, interest in properties in both areas are growing with limited properties on the market.

Notes on the data.
*2016 census figures, so look out for these to change following the 2021 census. We sourced median rent and house price data from realestate.com.au on 28/7/21.
More information is available at these links:
People want to live in Curlewis and Drysdale because:

  • Lifestyle location, water views, golf clubs and local wineries
  • Drysdale has village-like atmosphere, shopping and historic buildings
  • Both areas have great access to good public and private schools
  • Housing stock is a good mix of older established homes and new homes.
Our highlights and recommendations if you’re visiting.

Our favourite bit! Interesting places to check out (usually for food!). There are more amazing places than I have space for in this newsletter. Here is a glimpse…

Little Wings Artisan Bakery
Voted #1 for fabulous bread.Located at 2/34 Murradoc Rd, Drysdale
Just Vintage, Village Walk, Drysdale A shop full of gifts and curios to bend your mind. Set aside some time for pottering and browsing.
You can check out the Just Vintage wares on instagram
Bungalow, 32 High Street, Drysdale A big yes to coffee at Bungalow. One for a brunch visit, enjoy the extensive menu.
Meet the team!

Rosa Romano, Director West End Real Estate

Rosa has been in property management since 1993, and has a wealth of knowledge, gathered over 28 years of industry experience.

What is your role at West End Real Estate? 
I’m a Property Manager and also the other Director of West End Real Estate. I manage properties and also make decisions about the business.

What is your favourite part of your job at West End?
It’s definitely meeting people and helping them either find the right tenants for their properties or also helping people find homes that suit their needs.

What was your first job? Did you love it or hate it with passion?
My first job was working in a video shop (remember those?). It was actually quite fun because I got the chance to see a lot of movies before they came out.

What’s one thing you love to do in your spare time?
I’m a fan of going out for dinner and taking myself off shopping.

Last question – coffee or tea drinker?
Always coffee!

Notice to Vacate – Update

From 6 July 2021, the rules around issuing a Notice to Vacate a rental property due to planned demolition have changed.

Under section 486A of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) a notice to vacate for demolition requires at least 60 days’ notice and be accompanied by relevant supporting documentation, including:

  • a building permit for demolition
  • a contract with a suitably qualified builder-demolisher, stating the date that demolition will occur.

For all the finer details, including other changes visit the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.

That’s all for the August edition! Stay warm and have a great month.

From Gina, Rosa and the West End Team

Feeling inspired for some more relaxed living?  
We have two properties for lease in Curlewis. You can view them both online via the links below.

West End Real Estate is a professional, boutique Geelong property management firm with a focus on bringing back friendly, efficient service to the real estate industry.

Find out more about our team and available properties here.