The Quiet Achiever

18 Wallace Street, Maidstone


The Numbers


3 - Bedroom

1 - Bathroom

1 - Car space



$620,000 + (Price guide)

Auction; August 20, 2016

Our Target Purchase Price


This property is going to auction so there are many influencing factors outside of our hands. This is the price that we believe is the true value based on our market analisys.

Estimated Rental Return



Gross Rental Yield (target price) 




Water - $300 / qtr (approx.)

Council - $625 /qtr (approx.)

Investment Cash Flow (per month) 

Your rent received = $1,820

Your mortgage = $3,014*
Your outgoings = $308 (approx.)

BALANCE = -$1,502/month

*Based on your CBA pre-approval dated 9th of June


General Residential Zone (GRZ1)


This means: Maximum height restrictions that allow a maximum of 2-3 storey developments only.

Opportunity: You can look to add an additional level to the dwelling. Potentially adding 1-2 bedrooms that would increase the value of your property (based on current values of 4 bedroom homes in maidstone).


Renovation Allowance

Not required at this stage


Other Fee's

Professional: Approx. $1,750 

Stamp Duty: $35,780 (based on target price).


Milk Chocolate Fee's

• 0.9% on final sale price + gst ($6,210 + gst based on target price).

Total Outlay

Purchase Price = $690,000

Settlement Misc. Estimate = $1,500

Stamp Duty = $35,780

Professional Fee's = $1,750

Milk Chocolate = $6,210

Milk Chocolate Incidentals = $1,500

= $736,740  


The Recommendations



Building & Pest - Approx. $450 (one off)



Full landlord insurance inc. damage, loss of rent, theft, legal and contents

- Approx. $300 p.a


Quantity Surveyor

Tax depreciation report -

Approx. $400 (one off)


Leasing Agent

Jas Stephens Real Estate - Yarraville

The Documents


Contract of Sale

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Title Search

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The Stats

Distance to CBD

9.8km from the Melbourne CBD.


The population in 2006 was 6,050. Recent data from the 2011 Census suggest the population is now 7,750.

Medium Property Price

The medium price for 3 bedroom houses in Maidstone is $653,000.

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Infrastructure Snapshot


  • A $4.6 million investment in cycle ways and footpaths across our City will make wandering the local neighbourhoods by foot or pedal even more enjoyable

  • $8 million to improve Council-owned roads across the City, making them safer and easier to drive on

  • $970,000 for the renewal of nine reserves and open spaces, with two popular parks made even more appealing on sunny days, with Skinner Reserve receiving shade tree planning and a shade sail for McNish Reserve

  • Renewal works at the Kingsville Kinder and Brenbeal, Angliss, Kingsville and Saltwater Children’s Centres, to give our young residents the best care they can get in the crucial first years of life.

  • $100k for crossing renewals will also make it safer for children and families to get to and from care centres and schools

  • $250,000 for cleaning and an exciting Laneway Activation Project in Footscray, as we continue support and promote the vibrancy and tourism appeal of this cultural hub

  • Support for community-driven events such as the Seddon and Yarraville Festivals, along with supporting the New Little Music Festival and Australia Day favourite, the Stony Creek Music Festival

  • Upgrades to many local sporting clubs to pavilions and club rooms, and new public exercise equipment for North Braybrook – as we remain dedicated to an active and healthy community

  • $500,000 will provide further planting of trees in streets, boulevards, and parks, as we continue to green our City.



The Details    


About the property
As you know, we have not viewed this property yet, however, our research and data leads us to believe the position, the size and location of the property ticks all the boxes and a whole lot more. Discussions with the agent lead us to believe the property is in exceptional condition and would be ready to move in. Original floorboards and a weatherboard finish provides character beyonds it's years. Down the track, you could look at updates to the kitchen and bathroom, however, for the
point of leasing the property out to quality tenants, it's current condition is certainly more than fine.
Agent Advertising Details:
• Inviting living features reverse cycle cooling & ducted heating throughout
• Adjoining dining room offers appealing proportions 
• Separate central kitchen retains original retro cabinetry 
• 3 bedrooms include a main bedroom with garden aspect
• Central bathroom and separate north facing sun room
• Pergola entertaining, productive garden planter boxes
• Off street car parking is a convenient added attraction
• Entirely serviceable, easy scope to update when ready
• Enticing, rewarding opening in a family friendly location 

Your Brief Specifics
• 1.5km from the train station - Although this property does not match this criteria, we note that the        nearest bus stop is 850m from the property and a 45 minute trip to the CBD - door to door.
• Land size 400sqm block / 120sqm house - The land size of this property is 315sqm and the house is     135sqm. Although slightly smaller in overall block size, we believe this still presents a unique                 opportunity regardless of the block specs.
• 10% capital growth / 5% rental yield - We note that the last three years Maidstone has recorded            24.85% capital growth (average 8.28% per year). There is no way to guarantee that the property you    buy will increase in value, but in order to increase your chances, we have carried out detailed                research on the property and Maidstone in general. We estimate that the rental yield will be below      your ideal 5%. Overall Melbourne yields are low in comparison to other markets. We believe as              demand catches up with supply in Melbourne (following suit in Sydney), that demand for housing        will grow and rental yields will increase. This property is in great condition and presents an                    opportunity to attract higher rent and quality tenants. 

Our thoughts
​This is a sit and forget scenario once we get your tenant into the property. It's in a great suburb that is close to schools, shops and transport connections into the CBD. The urban sprawl continues into Maidstone from hip neighbouring suburbs such as Footscray and Yarraville. Wallace Street is quiet and far enough away from Ballarat Road. We anticipate steady capital growth with the potential in years to come to add value through renovating and extending up. Until then, its a sound quality investment, in a great suburb of Melbourne.
Suburb specific data
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Investment data
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RP Data Report
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