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MSFIN Christmas Food & Toy Appeal - Pennisi Real Estate Essendon Collection Point


This year the Pennisi Real Estate Essendon office is taking donations on behalf of volunteer run Victorian charity, Mums Supporting Families in Need Inc (MSFIN).   MSFIN was started with a big heart and a simple idea - the idea that as a community, we can ensure no family is living without their basic daily needs being met, and that no child goes without essentials. You can help MSFIN achieve this goal by making a food or toy donation at our office (255C Keilor Rd, Essendon) on the following days... Sunday December 13th 10am – 2pm Monday December 14th 2pm – 6pm What to Donate Long Life Food Cereal Long life milk  Tea Coffee Tinned spaghetti  Tinned baked beans  Savoury biscuits Sweet biscuits Festive food/treats Pasta  Pasta sauce 2 minute noodles Rice Tinned vegetables Tinned protein (salmon/tuna) Tinned tomatoes Side dish – instant pasta/rice dishes Tinned or packet soup Savoury snacks (chips/BBQ shapes etc.) Tinned fruit ...


Roving Refills & Rhys.Pect.Food Popup at Pennisi Real Estate Essendon


The Pennisi office is exploring ways in which we as a local business and individuals can reduce, reuse & recycle resources to minimise our environmental impact. Pop along to the Pennisi Real Estate car park on Monday December 14th between 2pm - 6pm and refill your empty containers for a weigh-and-pay price with eco-friendly, cruelty-free & ethically sourced products, including… Detergents & Soaps Shampoos & Conditioners Disinfectants & Cleaning products Pantry supplies By refilling existing containers we're eliminating the need to buy new plastic products and saving waste from landfill. The businesses joining us are… Roving Refills Inner North The mobile refill station helping North Melbourne residents reduce their plastic waste by refilling used containers and glass bottles with eco-friendly cleaning, cooking, bathroom and pet products. Rhys.Pect.Food A minimal waste mobile pantry offering high quality ingredients like flour, spices, fruit & nu...


The Mystery Equation Behind Misleading Auction Clearance Rates


The decision of if, how and when to sell is always a difficult one, but today’s market presents challenges that sellers have never encountered and while no one has a crystal ball, there is some sound advice to consider when it comes to selling your home, particularly during a global pandemic.     In an article published for News Corp Australia Network in August this year, property guru, Andrew Winter, gave expert insight on how to achieve the best outcome when selling your property. Despite what most vendors would assume, Winter, warned of the perils of going to auction, saying “an auction is categorically not the best way to sell your home”.   “It can put unnecessary and artificial demands on you as a seller and place you in a precarious and highly stressful all or nothing situation,” the article sites.   With 30 years of experience in real estate, Winter went on to say, “there is an intense focus on the Sydney and Melbourne auct...


The Barefoot Investor's Coronavirus Scare


An update from Scott Pape, The Barefoot Investor, about the intimate link between mental health and financial stress.  “Cough, cough, cough."My wife rolled over in bed and shot me a dagger: “What was THAT?”For the next few minutes I successfully stopped myself from coughing, but it felt like my head was going to explode. Then it burst out again: “Cough, cough, cough.”“First thing tomorrow, you’re getting TESTED”, huffed my six-month-pregnant wife.And the next morning I dutifully did.The lady came out to my car sporting full HAZMAT get-up, two oversized earbuds, and a rough curbside manner:“This is probably going to hurt”, she said from beneath her facemask and protective visor.“You really shouldn’t say that, because …”At that point she stuck the swab deep into the back of my throat. Then, as I was dry-retching, she poked the other stick so far up my nostril it felt like it hit my eyeball. The...


Buying a Property During Covid-19 Stage 4 Restrictions - FAQs


It is our top priority to support our clients, team and community throughout this challenging time.In order to help you understand the current state of play and make informed property related decisions, we have sourced a series of frequently asked questions for your reference. What do stage 4 restrictions mean for real estate? During stage 4 restrictions we are unable to conduct any onsite work, which means our real estate office in Essendon is closed with our team working from home. During this time we can only conduct virtual buyer inspections. Please contact our team for more information and to book a time. What if I have seen a property that I want to purchase? If you have recently visited one of our properties for sale and are interested in purchasing, please contact our team to discuss your options and how you can purchase during this time.We can still facilitate contactless transactions during this period and are here to assist you in buying Moonee Valley and Essendon real esta...


Selling Property During Covid-19 Stage 4 Restrictions - FAQs


It is our top priority to support our clients, team and community throughout this challenging time. In order to help you understand the current state of play and make informed property related decisions, we have sourced a series of frequently asked questions for your reference.  What do stage 4 restrictions mean for real estate? During stage 4 restrictions we are unable to conduct any onsite work, which means our office is closed and our team is working remotely from home. We can only conduct virtual buyer inspections during this time. Can I still sell during stage 4 restrictions? You are able to sell your property during stage 4 restrictions, but to be frank, this may not be possible without inspections. We do encourage you to reach out to us however to discuss your individual circumstances. Preparing a property for sale and a quality selling strategy that aims to get you the best price in the shortest time normally takes a couple of weeks, so now is the perfect time to start pre...