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TEESDALE’S Tawarri Estate offers all the benefits of country life just 30 minutes’ drive from the heart of Geelong.
Young families are flocking to the estate to purchase picturesque but affordable blocks, says Ray White Bannockburn founder David Andrews.
“The country air and lifestyle are quite appealing, but I think they’re also getting great value for money out here. It’s quite cheap.
“There have been quite a few first homebuyers because land is quite expensive in other places around the region.”
Born and bred in nearby Bannockburn, David has seen the area develop over the years.
“It’s got great access to Geelong, Melbourne and down the coast,” he says. “There’s a variety of eateries and that sort of thing popping up now.”
The area’s growing infrastructure makes it perfect to start a new family, he says.
The State Government is building a new high school in Bannockburn, due to open in January 2018, and a second private kindergarten recently opened nearby.
“Everything is here. There’s a lot of infrastructure going up around Bannockburn that’s helping out.”
Office manager Julie Ford has lived in Bannockburn for 15 years and loves the lifestyle. Both her adult sons live and work in the area.
“It’s a country vibe without the hustle and bustle of city life, but you’ve still got all the amenities,” she says.
“You don’t have to worry about parking and the people here are very friendly, too.”
David has sold 28 blocks of land in stage one of the estate, which will eventually total 180 properties.
“There’s only few left,” he says. “We’ve only just started on construction over the last few months.
“Now we’re launching stage two to keep the ball rolling.”
Tawarra estate has blocks ranging from 4000 to 6000 square metres and from $205,000 to $219,000 in price.
Each property comes with power, phoneline, town water and rural fencing.
“This development has a central park,” David says. “It caters well a for family environment, picnics and the like.”
“And we can work in house and land packages with the local builders.”
Already buyers are inquiring about stage two.
“My phone has not stopped this morning,” David tells New Homes and Land as his mobile rings in the background yet again.
David has sold homes and land in Bannockburn and the surrounds for 17 years, and says Ray White has half of the local market.
Both his Bannockburn agency and local Ray White agent Michael Stevenson have outstanding reviews on a national real estate website.
David is proud when he sees houses going up in his long-time hometown.
“It’s great knowing that you’re part of it,” he says.
Ray White Bannockburn principal David Andrews, Tawarri Estate, 1/14 High Street, Bannockburn, telephone 5281 2100.