Jo and Jase
Jo and Jase and their three beautiful children had been enjoying living in a lovely suburb on the Central Coast but the dream was always to purchase or create their forever home much closer to the beach. In such a hot market, this was going to be challenging enough, but given that their preferred suburb was North Avoca, with prices risking week by week, they were unsure as to whether it would ever become a reality.
Jo and Jase had done their homework which made a real difference; they had already scoured the neighboured and had a sound knowledge of the North Avoca streets that they would love to focus on. We worked together to weigh up the pros and cons of each part of the neighbourhood in terms of block size, proximity to the sand, aspect, privacy and orientation to ensure that they could be ready to pounce as soon as an excellent opportunity arose. Very few properties transact each year on the flats of North Avoca, so it was essential that they could be decisive once we began inspections.
We focused on pre-market and off-market opportunities in order to minimise competition. Within just a couple weeks we were able to access properties and explore the reality of moving a large family from a five bedroom modern home with water views and a pool into a much smaller beach house. We looked at the potential scope of these homes for long-term improvement and also the potential costs involved. What number of bedrooms and standard of accommodation could be managed over the next couple of years in order to make the dream a reality? What immediate short-term improvements could be made to each potential purchase to ensure a comfortable lifestyle whilst planning the perfect long term home? A clear winner emerged and we were able to secure a great property off-market in a premium location which they could make minor adjustments to in order to accommodate all their needs, and the bonus…stunning ocean views to wake up to every day.
With the property secured via unconditional exchange of contracts and a longer settlement negotiated in order to allow them time to sell, Jo and Jase we able to start planning life in North Avoca and, with the market continuing to rise following their purchase, they were able to realise an incredible investment as well as enjoying their new dream lifestyle of living so close to the sand.
‘In short, we would never have realised our forever spot in the heart of North Avoca, something we always dreamed about for our family, if it wasn’t for Cesca. Cesca’s ability to identify our needs efficiently, reach out to her extensive network and arrange swift inspections for off market properties of interest, resulted in a life changing purchase. We will always be thankful to Cesca for her guidance, steady approach and knowledge of the property market. Thank you Cesca, see you at the beach!’