Denise Haynes – Business Chick

Featured in Business Chicks Nov/Dec 2015 Magazine “Latte”

Denise Haynes speaks about her Passion For Real Estate and how that started:

How I got my start:

I purchased my first property aged 20 with my then fiancé – a 1930’s weatherboard house on acreage. We diligently saved the deposit from our combined full time employment and were so excited to buy our first home together. It was the catalyst for me becoming a real estate agent and led to me owning my own real estate business, selling similar properties and creating that feeling for other people. Since then, I have purchased many other properties, mostly as investments.

Investment Strategy:

I’ve always purchased properties within a 1 hour radius of where I live, as it is one of the most beautiful areas in Australia. The ocean, city (Newcastle), wineries and farmlands are all close by and it makes for the perfect place to buy property. When buying, I look for a good return on investment, meaning a property that is low maintenance and doesn’t need a lot of structural work but is conducive to a makeover in the future.

Best purchase?

“Orchard Cottage”, my Australian Agricultural Company convict built home located in the heart of historic Stroud village. It’s currently undergoing a renovation but even in its current state is still worth over four times what I paid for it.

My Dream home would include:

Heritage style floorboards, a fireplace, high ceilings, chandeliers and decorated in an abundance of white, located in a private spot within the Stroud Valley. Divine!

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