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Rushcutters Bay, NSW

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Rushcutters Bay, NSW."

We viewed the property on Thursday — showed clients on Saturday — were advised that owners were open to offers prior to the auction so did all the due diligence and submitted the offer on Monday. The vendor was in Singapore so we had to wait for an overnight response but purchased it on Tuesday. We negotiated a later settlement due to Christmas shut down to avoid downtime and not being able to get trades in.

The reason we focused on this property was a) its location (close to Rushcutters Bay, parks, transport, shops, restaurants, cafes) and b) its rooftop terrace — as big as the apartment which has a Harbour & city view.

Summer Hill, NSW

Buying an investment

Buying an investment

"Summer Hill, NSW."

Strategy is the purchase of high-growth property assets and using the sale proceeds to reduce other properties’ debts.

Purchase price: $583,500 (Jan 2014)
Value: $976,000 (May 2021) ~ annual capital growth of 7.4% through the holding period.

Wavell Heights, QLD

Buying an investment

Buying an investment

"Wavell Heights, QLD."

Clients are 44 and 39 who are left out of the Sydney market because of unaffordability. As the clients are still at the early stage of building their portfolio, a recommendation was made to focus on building the foundation of their portfolio by getting exposure to high-growth property assets.

Purchase price: $580,000 (August 2020)
Value: $830,000 to $850,000 (September 2021) ~ 44.8% capital growth in a year.

Aspley, QLD

Buying an investment

Buying an investment

"Aspley, QLD."

A first-time purchaser who was undecided between purchasing her first home or an investment.

Strategy options were discussed and it was concluded that the best strategy for her was to rentvest. We found her a neat and tidy house that was immediately tenantable in Brisbane’s inner ring, and that she could add some value to at a later point.

Purchased in 11/2019 for $571,500 and appraised in 9/2021 for $800,000 – $850,000.

Holland Park, Brisbane

Buying an investment

Buying an investment

"Holland Park, Brisbane."

A seasoned investor was looking to add an investment-grade property to their portfolio.

Given their time frame and passive income goal requirements, and after factoring in their existing portfolio, the recommendation was to purchase a property in Brisbane with development potential.

Property was purchased in 3/2020 for $832,500 and appraised in 6/2021 for $975.000 – $1,025,000.

Tarragindi, QLD

Buying an investment

Buying an investment

"Tarragindi, QLD."

Young Couples First Investment

Lily & Matt were busy young professionals looking to improve their circumstances by investing in property for their future. Their budget would not allow for a Sydney purchase, so we advised them to consider Brisbane.

We helped them locate a property 5km southwest of the Brisbane CBD, in one of Brisbane’s best-performing suburbs. Metropole assisted by being able to source and negotiate the property prior to the first open home.

The property was purchased for $740,000 in 2018. The average growth was 27% over that time. This property was revalued recently for $1.2mil a gain of 62%.

Everton Park, QLD

Buying an investment

Buying an investment

"Everton Park, QLD."

Invest for Retirement

Bill & Anita came to us in 2011 and wanted us to assist them to build a property portfolio to assist them to retire comfortably over the next decade. They had a $500,000 budget back then and were looking in Brisbane, but were not sure where to start.

We were able to find a property in a strong northside suburb 8km from the Brisbane CBD. The property is located close to schools, shops, and a small walk to local parks and green space.

The property was secured for $480,000. Fast forward a decade and the property just sold for $881,000 after receiving multiple offers.

Hampton, Melbourne

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Hampton, Melbourne."

Selina and John – busy professionals with a young family, who have never bought a home before knew it was important to have a professional on their side.

We viewed and shortlisted many homes prior to viewing 3 bayside properties with Selina and John, the 3rd property being the right fit.

Selina and John also took guidance from the Metropoles Construction Team and set out a plan of action on these items and had the work carried out prior to moving in.

Marrickville, Sydney

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Marrickville, Sydney."

Young couple looking to achieve financial independence in the next 20-30 years. Dona James-Wells purchased an investment-grade apartment for them in Marrickville in late July 2018 for $495K which was well below market value.

The estimated appraisal as of October 2018 (less than 3 months on) is $550K+ which represents a 57.12% appreciation. As a result, Ema and Sean are now in a position to proceed with another investment-grade property.

Mitchelton, Brisbane

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Mitchelton, Brisbane."

Kelly is a time-poor businesswoman looking to grow her wealth, so she did not have the time to research and attend open homes.

Metropole assisted by being able to source properties that were on market and also off-market. Our Buyers Agents were able to navigate and find a property where we could add equity with an immediate cosmetic renovation.

We were able to assist them with the project management of the renovation and hand it over to find a tenant. Estimated Equity upon completion of $45,000.

Bondi, Sydney

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Bondi, Sydney."

John and Lily — an older couple wanted their first home together after renting for their entire life. As they were older we had to be conscious of access and walkability considerations. Plus they wanted to be close to transport and lifestyle precincts.

We were able to purchase at auction an apartment for them:

— Two bedrooms
— Great ocean and district views
— Internal access to lock-up garage
— Internal laundry with the potential to add a second toilet
— Easy level access with short walking distance to all amenities

Aspley, QLD

Buying an investment

Buying an investment

"Aspley, QLD."

First time purchaser who was undecided between purchasing her first home or and investment.

Strategy options were discussed and it was concluded that the best strategy for her was to rentvest.

We found her a neat and tidy house that was immediately tenantable in Brisbane’s inner ring, and that she could add some value to at a later point.

Purchased in 11/2019 for $571,500 and appraised in 9/2021 for $800,000 – $850,000.

Glen Iris, Melbourne

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Glen Iris, Melbourne."

Stewart and Bree – rentvestors, who understood the importance of buying a house that would offer excellent long-term growth.

Initially, they were looking to purchase a large apartment within the CBD as they felt it would best fit within their budget, lifestyle, and family needs.

During our discussion, we suggested they consider a villa unit, which is similar to a small house that would allow them to obtain their own outdoor space and room for their growing family.

Bentleigh East, Melbourne

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Bentleigh East, Melbourne."

Family of 5, Paul and Virginia, and their two teenage daughters and one primary-school-age son. On looking to return to Melbourne they had lost touch with the market and what they would obtain for their budget and needs.:

— Schools to suit all three children that were a short drive or bus ride
— No more than 40 min Bike ride for Paul into the CBD
— 4 Bedrooms

Within 24hrs of Virginia arriving and taking her through three houses, we selected the most suitable one. In another 24hrs of negotiation, we were successful in securing the property along with lining up the settlement with the families moving time.

Coogee, Sydney

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Coogee, Sydney."

Jack and Melissa wanted to purchase their first home together in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The market was moving at a fast pace and they kept missing out.

Some of the important criteria that were given to us:

— Close to all amenities & easy commute to work;
— Potential to put their own stamp on the property;
— 2 Bedrooms
— Parking

There was stiff competition but we were able to secure a suitable property despite one of the competitors being the tenant.

Stafford Heights, Family Home for 4

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Stafford Heights, Family Home for 4."

Dave and Melanie wanted to buy their next home and at the same ensure it meets our strict investment criteria.

Some of their important criteria were:

— Primary school to be a short drive or walk;
— 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars;
— 2 living areas;
— Northside of Brisbane, close to the Airport

The purchase and renovation took place all within their budget and left them with an additional $40,000 in equity upon completion.

Kedron, Brisbane

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Kedron, Brisbane."

Stuart and Emma came to us looking to purchase their first investment property and to start their journey towards financial independence.

We purchased a house for them in a strong owner-occupier suburb on the north side of Brisbane, walking distance to some of the best schools in Brisbane. The suburb is in high demand and slowly gentrifying with more and more million-dollar homes.

We purchased the home for $530,000 back in 2013 and it has recently been appraised at $720,000. They have since re-financed which has allowed them to secure another high-growth asset to continue building their portfolio.

Coogee, First home

Buying a home

Buying a home

"Coogee, First home."

Lex and Nancy were looking for a home in close proximity to the city but also with ocean views and cafes on the doorstep. Moving to Sydney and not knowing the city, they have been looking for a while and couldn’t secure their ideal home. They were highly motivated as they had already been looking for themselves for some time but had been unable to secure anything.

We were able to purchase a family home for them that ticked all the boxes: two bedrooms, panoramic ocean and district views, internal access to lock-up garage, separate laundry, North, South & Eastern access – only one small common wall, 500M to beach & purchased prior to the auction!

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Christiane Wolfe."

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Julia Ilies."

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Dan Pronk."

Buying an investment

MELBOURNE, VIC

"Creating lifetime wealth through property investment."

Helping a couple who wanted to grow their lifetime wealth through property investment by taking the holistic Metropole 360 degree approach from purchase, to development and property management.

38 Windsor Ave, McKinnon

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Constructions gallery

"38 Windsor Ave, McKinnon."

This side by side development was designed and built for a client, who like many of our clients, was time poor but understood the benefits on investing in high growth property in areas that out perform the market.

24 Northcote Ave, Caulfield

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Constructions gallery

"24 Northcote Ave, Caulfield."

This build called for not only high-end selections, but also very specific finishes and attention to detail in order to delivery this duplex style investment property to a discerning market. 4x bedrooms, 3x bathrooms, gas fireplaces, multiple living zones, custom built American Oak stairs and flooring and outdoor kitchen.

32 Leckie St, Bentleigh

Constructions Gallery

Constructions gallery

"32 Leckie St, Bentleigh."

Designed and built for investment, this side by side townhouse project ticked all the boxes for our client. Built in 10 months, following the planning approval process, this development was both designed and build to maximise both market and rental returns.

27 Wright St Bentleigh

Constructions Gallery

Constructions gallery

"27 Wright St Bentleigh."

Build for a long-term repeat client, developments like this are our “Stock in Trade”. Having built in excess of 50x similar side by side developments, our team, processes, trade relationships and suppliers go a long way to the successful delivery of these projects.

24a Dickens St, Elwood

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Constructions gallery

"24a Dickens St, Elwood."

Originally built in the 1960’s this cream brick block of flats not only undertook a significant makeover including new kitchen, bathroom, windows, new balconies and secure glazed foyer/entrance, we designed and obtained planning approval for an additional apartment within the under-croft carpark of the building. A 12-month project that completely transformed a tired and dated building into a modern and desirable investment property.

95 Carlingford St, Caulfield Sth

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Constructions gallery

"95 Carlingford St, Caulfield Sth."

Frustrated with the process of a high-profile volume builder, we worked closely with the client to get the design just right for this luxury home client. The brief was for a modern, luxury family home to include 4x bedrooms, office, separate living area, both formal and casual entertaining areas and opulent swimming pool and alfresco space.

Apartment purchase

Buying an investment

Chifley, NSW

"Apartment purchase."

Our Sydney Buyers agent team helped a couple relocating from Melbourne to Sydney due to work.

Our clients preferred the Sydney Eastern Suburbs as they had a boat and wanted to get out onto the water but didn’t think they could afford a home close to the ocean and to the city, and thought they would have to live further out, but we surprised them with what we found.

Investment apartment in Bondi

Buying an investment

Bondi, NSW

"Investment apartment in Bondi."

We provided our client with the benefit of decades of research and analysis as we outlined why this particular property meets out strict search criteria. We secured the property prior to auction as our client wanted to avoid auctions.

Character Home with Huge Potential

Buying an investment

Paddington, QLD

"Character Home with Huge Potential."

We purchased this home which is approx. 3km to the CBD in the blue-chip suburb of Paddington in a quiet, tree lined street for one of our clients. It is within walking distance to all amenities and close to their work. The property has character and charm so they can live comfortably now but also provides a blank canvas and they can add value with future renovations.

A-Grade Suburb and a Property with Development Potential.

Buying an investment

Tarragindi, QLD

"A-Grade Suburb and a Property with Development Potential.."

We snared this property at a great price for one of our clients. The location was superb being around 6km from the Brisbane CBD in the suburb of Tarragindi. However we originally ruled this property out of consideration as it was priced around $100k over our client’s budget. Having originally gone under contract for close to that figure, the contract fell over and with the sellers needing to sell urgently and because of our strong relationship with the selling agent, we snared this property at around our client’s budget the very next day.

A Grade Suburb and a Property with Development Potential

Buying an investment

Bentleigh East, vic

"A Grade Suburb and a Property with Development Potential."

We purchased this property for our client in the highly sought-after school catchment of Bentleigh East. The existing house was able to be tenanted while we undertook the next steps in the development process thus ensuring a holding income, prior to commencing construction. End product of two luxury townhouses is in demand from young professionals and downsizers seeking a low maintenance lifestyle, close to all amenities.

Character Home with Huge Potential

Buying an investment

Preston, VIC

"Character Home with Huge Potential."

We found this property for our client in the blue-chip suburb of Preston in their required school catchment in a quiet, tree lined street. It is an easy walk to schools, parks and amenities. The property exudes character and charm and have engaged our renovation services to add their personal touches to an amazing new home.

Investment Grade Property to Sit in an SMSF

Buying an investment

HIGHETT, VIC

"Investment Grade Property to Sit in an SMSF."

We sourced a new Townhouse in a high growth location, east of the Melbourne CBD. Ignoring off the plan and larger complexes, we sourced a stylish and spacious property in a small complex of only 3. A larger land component and an element of scarcity adds room for superior growth over the longer term.

Buying an investment

Melbourne, Paul & Valerie

"Metropole gave us a lot more clarity."

Paul & Valerie were looking for a partner rather than just a service to invest in a new property. They feel that Metropole has helped them to ‘remove the blinkers’ and give them confidence to invest into a property development outside of their suburb and in fact in a different city.

Buying an investment

Brisbane, Tim Jack

"We had a direction, but did not know how to get there."

The team at Metropole helped Tim purchase a property in Stafford, Brisbane with a future potential to develop multiple properties.

Buying an investment

Brisbane, Grace Judd

"Their knowledge far outweighs our own."

Grace tried to secure the right property herself, but then quickly realised how much time, research and effort it was costing her. What’s more she realised that there were simply parts of the property investment process that she did not know and understand. Listen how Grace shares her experience and what happened when she contacted the team at Metropole.

Second investment property

Buying an investment

Kedron, QLD

"Second investment property."

Buyers Agents were able to find a property where we could add value over the longer term, by developing the site. We purchased the property without the sellers or sales agent knowing it could be subdivided. By spending around $15,000 on the DA they would be sitting on around $50,000 worth of instant equity.

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Pete Wargent."
Home with long term investment potential

Buying an investment

Stafford, QLD

"Home with long term investment potential."

Our Buyers Agents were able find a site on the market where the agent, nor seller were able to identify the development upside. They were able to purchase a 726sqm site for $670,000 and spent $15,000 on approval for subdivision. The site would now be worth close to $750,000.

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Brett Warren."
Apartment with long term investment potential

Buying an investment

Leichardt, NSW

"Apartment with long term investment potential."

We purchased an investment grade 2 bedroom apartment for them in Leichardt in April 2009 for $358,000. The estimated appraisal as at August 2019 is $690,000 which is 9.04% average annual growth over 10.3 years.

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Leanne Jopson."
Apartment with long term investment potential

Buying an investment

Marrickville, NSW

"Apartment with long term investment potential."

We purchased an investment grade 1 bedroom apartment for them in Marrickville in May 2013 for $312,500 which was well below market value. The estimated appraisal as at July 2019 is $490K which is 9.33% average annual growth over 6.1 years.

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Graham Doessel."
Home with long term investment potential.

Buying an investment

Geebung, QLD

"Home with long term investment potential.."

We were able to assist our clients Laura and Binay and find them a home to which they could add value through some minor cosmetic upgrades which increased its liveability and “manufactured” around $30,000 of instant equity. Purchase price: $493,000. Upgrades: $17,000. New Value: $540,000.

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Scott Bywater."
Home with long term investment potential

Buying an investment

Bronte, NSW

"Home with long term investment potential."

We purchased an investment grade semi for them in Bronte in October 2016 for $1,992,000 which was well below market value. The estimated appraisal as at April 2019 is $2.5M which is 10.93% average annual growth over 2.3 years.

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Adam Noble."
Home with long term investment potential

Buying an investment

Mitchelton, QLD

"Home with long term investment potential."

Our Buyers Agents were able to navigate and find a property where we could add equity with an immediate cosmetic renovation. We were able to assist them with the project management of the renovation and hand over to find a tenant. Estimated Equity upon completion of $45,000.

Business Mastermind

Business Mastermind

"Ken Raiss."
Home with long term investment potential

Buying an investment

Holland Park West, QLD

"Home with long term investment potential."

Purchased in 2013 for $656,000 –these type of sites now attract a price tag of between $930,000 -$950,000. A gain of almost $300,000 in a flat Brisbane property market.

Appartment purchase

Buying an investment

Ormond, VIC

"Appartment purchase."

Sydney couple grow their asset base to one day achieve a level of financial independence and supplement their income.

Young family wanting to set themselves up financially

Buying an investment

Kedron, QLD

"Young family wanting to set themselves up financially."

Ibrahim and Rachel had reduced their mortgage and wanted to start to grow their asset base with a purchase in a high growth suburb in Brisbane.

Home with long term investment potential

Buying an investment

Hawthorn East, VIC

"Home with long term investment potential."

These buyers had been searching for the right home with long term investment potential for over a year before they found our services.

Luxury Home

Buying an investment

Balmoral, QLD

"Luxury Home."

We helped our clients break into the luxury end of the market and into a strong school catchment.

Family upsizing from an apartment to a townhouse

Buying an investment

Bentleigh, VIC

"Family upsizing from an apartment to a townhouse."

This family had been our clients prior, we helped them buy their first investment property. With their family growing having 6-month-old twins it was time to find their first family home. We secured this townhouse within walking distance to a station and access to good schools.

Apartment purchase

Buying an investment

Randwick, NSW

"Apartment purchase."

This 2-bedroom apartment in Randwick purchased in 2012 at $655K which is now worth $1M+. This is $345K in growth in 6 years for an annual growth rate of 8.89%.

Apartment purchase

Buying an investment

Monterey, NSW

"Apartment purchase."

We purchased this property for our investor client for $610,000 in March 2017 and the property was revalued in June 2018 for $700,000+. This was an increase of $90,000 which equates to an annual growth rate of 14.75%.

Investment town-house purchase

Buying an investment

Bentleigh East, VIC

"Investment town-house purchase."

After reviewing our clients’ existing property portfolio and their finance options we formulated a property strategy to help them take their next steps.

Apartment purchase

Buying an investment

Coogee, NSW

"Apartment purchase."

We purchased the Coogee apartment in May 2012 for $485K and as at Sep 2018 is now appraised at $760K+ which is 9.58% average annual growth over 5.9 years.

Property with long term investment potential

Buying an investment

Cannon Hill, QLD

"Property with long term investment potential."

We secured a property that ticked all the boxes in one of the best performing suburbs on the south side of Brisbane, close to good schools, shops and train.

Town House

Buying an investment

Bentleigh East, VIC

"Town House."

After reviewing our clients’ existing property portfolio and their finance options we formulated a property strategy to help them take their next steps. This strategy included of purchasing an established town-house in Melbourne up to $1.2m.

Townhouse home

Buying an investment

Ashburton, VIC

"Townhouse home."

We secured this beautiful free-standing townhouse in the leafy suburbs for a young investor couple.

Large Family Home

Buying an investment

Vermont South, VIC

"Large Family Home."

We secured this home prior to auction day for a growing family with no time to spare.

First Home purchase

Buying an investment

Footscray, VIC

"First Home purchase."

These first home buyers’ needed a property central to their work needs. We found the ideal home prior to auction.

Education location

Buying an investment

McKinnon, VIC

"Education location."

This family needed access to high-quality schooling, so we found the ideal property in the right location for them.

Off-market purchase

Buying an investment

Kangaroo Point, QLD

"Off-market purchase."

We purchased this home for our client on the door step of the CBD and the Brisbane River off market.

Renovator

Buying an investment

Mansfield, QLD

"Renovator."

We purchased this home for a young family to renovate in their preferred suburb, in a high demand school catchment.

Home for financial independence

Buying an investment

Virginia, QLD

"Home for financial independence."

Metropole assisted young family by selecting a property strategy based on our 6 stranded approach and were able to show client both on market and off market opportunities. We secured a property that ticked all the boxes in a strong performing suburb on the north side of Brisbane, close to good schools, shops and train.

Investment appartment

Buying an investment

Elwood, VIC

"Investment appartment."

The property increased in value by $75,000 with 12 months which significantly outperformed the averages for this asset class in its location.

Investment apartment

Buying an investment

Croydon Park, NSW

"Investment apartment."

We purchased this apartment in May 2014 for $415K which was well below market value. The estimated appraisal as at November 2018 is $ 590K + which is 9.19% average annual growth over 4.6 years.

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