Heart Of Hawthorn

This one bedroom is in a fantastic location, you may not need a car, everything is right near your front door. It is fully furnished, with a well-equipped kitchen with DW, flat screen television, glass top dining table with 2 chairs, wall to wall carpet, modern bathroom, good size bedroom with access to the north facing the courtyard. Communal laundry on site.
Don’t miss this apartment, last time it was snapped up and this time it will be as well.

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Glenferrie Road Opportunity!

  • Fantastic Location
  • walking distance from Swinburn university
  • walking distance from public transport
  • surrounded by established retailers, cafes and boutiques

Barry and Matthew Iles Experience in Glenferrie road.



The Glenferrie Road shopping strip is pumping and thriving due to all the hard work from all of the business owners.  These three comments show what is happening in this strip at the moment.

Our agency Matthew Iles Pty Ltd has been part of the Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn area for 35 years when Mr Barry Iles opened his shop as a real estate agent providing sales and rentals in Residential and the Commercial area for 50 years and more.  Barry is no longer with us, and we miss his grand stature walking down Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn to one of the restaurants he loved to go to. But we are still here, in fact, Barry’s son Matthew is now running the business and loves the area as much as Barry did. Matthew has had many years in the real estate business with his father and at other firms.  He likes to have his finger on the pulse and loves Glenferrie Road so much that he and the staff eat in different cafes or restaurants in every day.  When we have our office parties we often frequent one of the restaurants in the strip of course and they can influence our clients to try them as well.

The office now has portfolio’s in residential and commercial property and growing fast.  We can offer appraisals, opinions to assist any owners in Hawthorn or just even answer a small query at any time.

Susie Mason

Property Manager at Matthew Iles Pty Ltd.

Prime Location in Fitzroy

-Suits various businesses

-Available now

-Surrounded by other established retailers

-Near public transport

Bright Open Office Space

Centrally located just off of Hawthorn’s Busiest strip, this office space is not going to last long! Open and bright with a large grassed balcony, equipped with all the newest amenities.


Why you should hire a property manager

Managing your own investment property can be fraught with problems, the tenant not paying the rent on time, the property not being looked after in the way the tenant should, and a myriad of other things that can be a problem and if there is a lack of knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, then anyone can find themselves taking up their precious time, trying to sort out where to go and then what to do. So clearly that is why so many people choose a professional who has been trained in this area and hires a property manager to take care of all these issues for you, so all you do is collect the rent every month and leave all of the hard work to the person you employ to act for you.

Constant income:

Have you ever had an untrustworthy tenant that didn’t pay his rent on time or just didn’t pay at all? A property manager will ensure that rent is paid on time and therefore you receive constant income every month.  The choice of a good tenant is really the key to having all the boxes ticked when renting the property. The property manager knows as a good tenant from a not so good tenant. Any applicant has to provide references and have a good rental history and a steady job and basically have a strong case that they will be the best person for the property.  The property managers job is to really choose well and both the owner and the property manager can make life easy for themselves.

Routine inspections:

A routine inspection is very important and tells the property manager if the tenant is looking after the owner’s property as they should.  These inspections are done 3 months after a tenant signs a lease and then 6 months after that.  An inspection involves going through the property and ticking off a checklist for any damage or potential damage that might need attention.  The report provides photos and identifies any damage, The report is then sent to the owner and the property will suggest a course of action to take if necessary. It is our policy that if there is maintenance that needs attention then the owners are notified and their approval sought.

Marketing your property:

If a vacancy occurs, a property manager will market and advertise your property and will source out which tenant is the most suitable.  To enable your property to have the best marketing there are other real estate portals that are used to advertise the property.  One ad on the Iles website and then ads on realestate.com, domain, home and also social media), sending out emails to people who are looking for properties from our database.  When advertising to lease a property it is very important to advertise properly to have as many leads as possible.

Our senior property manager commenced her career at this office and now has come back after 25 years armed with experience and knowledge that she has gained over the years in Melbourne, Sydney, and London and she will comprehensively enable to assist you with any queries you may have. She is very enthusiastic to lease and  manage properties so please do not hesitate to contact Susie Mason on 0413 236 590 or our office – 98183580

682 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

Securely leased shop and dwelling, returning $72,000 on 5 x5 year lease. Hot bread bakery producing and selling items including savouries, pastries, pies, cakes, sandwiches, etc.

Ground floor 87sqm and first floor 32sqm (approx)

Prime Retail Location

Surrounded by established retailers and traffic exposure on one of Melbourne most iconic strip, this is the perfect place to do business in Hawthorn.

791 Burke Road!

This is one of the best locations on Burke Road! Do not miss out on a rare opportunity to lease this superb premises. Surrounding retailers include Laura Ashley, Bed Bath N’ Table, 2XU, Mecca Cosmetica and the body shop.

This shop has a very wide and open front window making it a very open and light area. Burke Road is just minutes from the city centre and brings high traffic to this iconic shopping strip.

Close to cafes, other retailers, restaurants and public transport it is a retailer’s delight!

benefits of renovating your investment property

Renovating your investment property can significantly increase the value of your property’s value. Updating your home, if done correctly, can also save you from future home issues for your tenant such as cracks, leaks, and other costly problems.

Renovating and upgrading your property will not only put your investment property higher on the market but it might just save you tax time. By giving valuable deductions to claim on your tax return before and after you renovate you could be saving money. Make sure you research these deductions before you renovate because you could be eligible for ‘scrapping’ deductions.  scrapping allows you to claim an instant deduction on the entire residual value of items you throw away.  Talk to an expert before you renovate because you could claim more than you think.

Ensure that you do not overspend because paying more for your property than what your property is worth will waste money not gain it. Even though it is tempting indulge in expensive fixtures and detailing but you need to consider what will be beneficial in helping you get the most out of your investment property.  Start by researching, budgeting and even talk to an agent or property manager to get an understanding of what people are looking for in your area or type of property.

If you are looking to renovate but sure what improvements should be made you should first look at your property overall look, is it outdated? impractical? Modernising it will instantly put your property higher on the market. If you feel you have already met that requirement you can look at extending. adding an extra room or even a larger outdoor living area can make a huge improvement. If you wish to spend less but still make a few tweaks, simply by putting up new curtains, new flooring, new appliances (oven, stove, heating and cooling, lighting) and a fresh coat of paint can improve your property’s appearance.  Ensure to stick to neutral colours like white and beige when renovating or just painting an investment home. Having bold colours can scare many kinds of tenants. Having a more simple theme in your home will welcome a broad range of potential tenants because keep in mind that tenants can make their home as bold as they like with artwork and furniture.

I hope these tips help in your next renovation or inspire to do so.  If you wish to contact a leasing expert or property manager call our office on 9818 3580 or check out the rest of our website for more information.