After assisting our client in selling her 20+ year home in the Eastern suburbs we began a “tree change” search for her and through the process we all learned that Yarra Bend Park held her heart. Several suburbs were considered and various property types scoured. The convenience of a modern townhouse in the right location ultimately won over the beauty of a period home. We attended the auction of this property with tempered expectations and the thought that we would be bidding at another auction, for a smaller townhouse, later the same day. Our client was ecstatic when our bidding tactics ensured the property was passed in to us over two other bidders. This property, walking distance to Yarra Bend Park and with a North facing garden just the right size for our client to tend but not consume her, suited all of our client’s requirements and was purchased for well below her budget. It allowed her to downsize to a low-maintenance property but maintain enough space to enjoy her garden and the abundance of natural light flowing into the living areas of the home.