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When it comes to the property game, Keenan Gorski is making all the right moves. Having just secured his first block of land in Donnybrae, he shares his experiences as a first home buyer and what attracted him to Donnybrae.
“My brother had already purchased a block in Donnybrae two years ago and had a great experience. I was looking to buy a lot in the same estate as I had heard good things about it,” Keenan reveals.
Keenan works as a boarding supervisor at a private college and currently lives at home with his parents. He is also a talented basketballer who played for Queens College in New York for three years on an athletic scholarship and now plays locally in Wallan.
“I live in Whittlesea and my job is in Kilmore, so buying a lot in Donnybrae was close enough to my parents’ house, my work and very close to the station into the city. It was a great location - the cost and the location were key selling points for me.”
It could be that his basketball skills honed his ability to see an opening and act quickly to score a winning deal.
“Being a first home buyer I was looking for the cheapest lot I could get, however there was one that hadn’t been sold yet that was a bigger lot and opposite a park. I weighed up the pros and cons for a while between a smaller block and the bigger block next to the park. The bigger block was in my price range and had vastly more potential in terms of resale value, living space and comfortability. It was an offer that I could not refuse.”
The lot overlooks Donnybrae’s stage 10 park.
“I am an active individual so I will enjoy using the local outdoor facilities. I am also walking distance from the Donnybrook station, so I can get into the city or anywhere with ease without having to drive.”
While Keenan hasn’t chosen the home he will build as yet, he has time to have a good look at what’s available and also save some extra money before the land titles.“My land settlement date is mid-2022, then the house needs to be built, so I probably won’t be moving in until 2023.”
When asked about the buying process, Keenan says he was surprised at how easy it has been.“It is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I am learning a lot as I go which is great and I have found the Donnybrae staff very helpful.” He is also quick to recommend the estate to others. “100%! I am very happy with the staff that helped me and the location of the estate so I would highly recommend Donnybrae to others.”
“I am super excited to own my first home and I want to thank Liliana [Donnybrae’s Sales Consultant] for helping start this journey.”