Andris Crawford

Sales Consultant with Ray White Carnegie

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  • Reviews 8
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About Me

Dedicated to detail, determination and powerful possibility, Andris’ creative flair and commitment to marketing and presentation stems from a background in industrial design, where vision, strategy and well-defined processes separates competitors and provides the winning edge for clients. These skillsets have served Andris well, as he has achieved Ray White Premier Agent status 4 years in a row and currently holds an industry highest recorded sale price for a period property in Hughesdale. Cross referencing disenchanted Carnegie purchasers being a key ingredient in many of his successes.
A long-term senior sales executive at Ray White Carnegie, Andris excels in all aspects of real estate sales and is a much-admired specialist throughout the City of Glen Eira, especially Hughesdale and Murrumbeena where he is a property owner and local resident for the last 11 years.
Married to Lisa and with 3 young children at locally based schools, Andris has forged a strong community bond and is proud to be a sponsor of the Hughesdale Art Group.

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Just now

"Bletchley Road"

Bletchley Rd is similar to Clapham and Wilbur Cres in that it links up Neerim Rd to Euston Rd. However this is where the similarity ceases. Bletchley is heavily built up with many townhouses. The handful of period homes that remain are well looked after with the odd exception. Seemingly narrow it can be difficult to traverse with cars parked either side of the street. It can also carry a lot of traffic especially at peak times with drivers running through in order to by pass the Warrigal Rd and Dandenong Rd intersections.
It is one of the most built up streets in Hughesdale, but by no means the worst.
Excellent location with everything within easy walking distance.
Pros
  • Great location
Cons
  • Very built up. Lots of townhouses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
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"Wilbur Cres one of Hughesdale's Prettiest."

Wilbur Cres is a very small 'street' that links Euston Rd with Neerim Rd. It is arguably one the prettiest streets in Hughesdale. It is a fine example of how and why a heritage overlay should be in place for the right type of street. The majority of homes are Spanish Mission style and are largely very well maintained. Most are on relatively small parcels of land circa the 550m2-600m2. The street is tree lined and has a very distinctive bend in the road, which is very much out of character for Hughesdale. It can carry some through traffic during peak times, however outside of this it is very quiet. The childcare centre on the corner of Neerim Rd is well patronised and well looked after.
Location is excellent with all amenities including Chadstone Shopping Centre, Poath Rd strip shops, Hughesdale and Oakleigh railway stations all within very easy walking distance.
The last house sold in the street was 9 Wilbur Cres for $937,000 back in 2013.
Pros
  • Lovely period architecture
  • Brilliant location
  • Picturesque street scape
Cons
  • Can carry excess traffic during peak periods.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Just now

"Clapham Road more like a Street"

Clapham Road runs in a North / South direction linking Willesden Rd up to Neerim Rd. Essentially stretching over two blocks it has a lot going within a small area. To the South on the corner of Willesden Rd is the Greek Orthodox Church and the Greek Private School, now renamed - Oakleigh Grammar, which is rapidly improving and getting excellent VCE results.
The street has a mixture of Californian Bungalows, older style apartment blocks (1970's) and late 1980's homes. The street can swell with traffic during school drop off and pick up times, also during Sunday church hours. Parking restrictions have been posted in the street to ease access for traffic coming through during the busy periods. Outside of these times the street is largely quite, though drivers do use it to bypass the intersection at Warrigal and Dandenong Roads.
Located within easy walking distance to Chadstone Shopping Centre and Oakleigh Centro as well as and both Hughesdale and Oakleigh train stations.
Pros
  • Close to Chadstone Shopping Centre
  • Close to either Hughesdale or Oakleigh railway stations
Cons
  • Can carry excess traffic during school drop off and pick up times.
  • One apartment block is unsightly.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
Just now

"Carlisle Crescent"

Carlisle Cres curves around from Kangaroo Rd eventually straightening and ultimately running parallel with railway line until it reaches the Warrigal Rd overpass, which from this point changes its name to Haughton Road.
The Warrigal Rd end can be extremely busy with through traffic and buses during peak periods both in the mornings and late afternoons. The other end, closer to Kangaroo Rd isn't as busy.
Most of Carlisle Cres has a heritage overlay, which has helped to retain its charm and character. The odd non character/ period home has been able to sneak in over time. The majority of homes that are on the northerly side back onto the railway line. A bike track and stretch of greenery form part of border from the houses to the rail track.
The houses are very much Federation style with some sharing driveways, a sign of a bygone era.
Location like much of Hughesdale is very good. Oakleigh or Hughesdale railway stations as well as easy walk to Oakleigh Centro are the stand out features.
Traffic can be a nuisance, otherwise it's a great spot.

Andris Crawford Hughesdale Specialist and Resident
Ray White Carnegie
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
Just now

"Maroo St"

Maroo Street runs in an East- West direction linking Poath Rd and Princes Highway service lane. A wide street it is predominantly used to locals as it essentially ends in a T- intersection at either end.
The street has a combination of period homes on large blocks and many 1970/1980's units. No doubt in its heyday it would've been quite an impressive street prior to development.
Unfortunately the large tower at Chadstone Shopping Centre over looks the street in almost a menacing way. It is literally ' there' for all to see.
Stemming from the street to the South is Bushbury Court and to the North is the leafy and almost tranquil Fellows St. Both are located down towards the Poath Rd end.
The location overall is brilliant. It is within easy walking distance to Hughesdale Railway Station and Poath Rd strip shops, not to mention even closer to Chadstone Shopping Centre.

Andris Crawford
Hughesdale Specialist and Resident. Ray White Carnegie
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Just now

"Austin Street Hughesdale - Changing Rapidly"

Austin St along with Simmonds St, and Brine St's are going through considerable change. Once viewed as the' less desirable' streets in Hughesdale, they are now being highly sought after and it is no surprise. These streets have quite a few old housing commission properties which are now being knocked over and replaced by large modern family homes and townhouses. Austin St is going through considerable change and will be largely unrecognisable in the coming years. The old concrete housing commission properties were prefabricated in a munitions factory that had manufactured tanks during the Second World War. The factory was located where it is now Holmesglen TAFE. Many of these homes were manufactured in the 1950's and sit on generous blocks. Renovating the old homes is near impossible due to the original methods of construction.
Straddling Hughesdale Primary School, the street is growing rapidly with families. Outside of school hours the area is quiet, however understandably it does swell with traffic during school drop off and pick up times.
The 701 bus runs off North Rd to Oakleigh Railway Station/ Haughton Rd via Austin St. It runs approximately every 25 minutes on a weekday.
Check this link for me details -https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/next5/diva/10014318.

Andris Crawford Ray White Carnegie Hughesdale Specialist
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
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"Bowmore St - short and sweet."

One of the 'alphabet streets' in Hughesdale, Bowmore St is a stunning little street. It is obvious that the home owners in the street have great pride in their homes. Tightly held, it boasts its own playground/ mini park. Essentially a no through, only local traffic use the street.
It is conveniently located within easy walking distance to Hughesdale/Poath Rd strip shops and Hughesdale railway station. The ever popular Temperance Society along Kangaroo Rd is even closer, perfect for those needing their coffee pronto.
Unrenovated properties such as number 20 Bowmore St sold for $1,260,000 whilst fully renovated homes such as 14 Bowmore St have fetched up to $1,700,000.
One can do much worse than live in Bowmore Street Hughesdale.

Andris Crawford
Ray White Carnegie - Hughesdale Specialist
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5
Just now

"So where is Hughesdale?"

Hughesdale is in the middle of everything! Chadstone Shopping Centre is the local 'corner store', Oakleigh Centro is literally around the corner and is as cosmopolitan as it gets. Located just 15km from the CBD Hughesdale is exceptionally serviced by major shopping centres, Zone 1railway stations in Hughesdale and Oakleigh, Dandenong Rd, Monash Freeway and North Rd. With inner Melbourne's boundary now at Warrigal Rd, Hughesdale is technically classed as an inner suburb. Boasting stunning period homes mostly Californian Bungalows, Edwardian and the odd double fronted Victorian it is one the last suburbs through the south eastern corridor that has retained its period charm.
Property values are increasing. I have not sold a property recently on a 'full' block for under $1m. Top of the market properties that are fully renovated are edging towards the high $1m and will no doubt reach the $2m shortly. Unrenovated properties are now selling circa $1.1m range.
I have no doubts the values will continue to increase over time. In my time here they have almost quadrupled. Quite simply if you purchase in the area you will not lose.
Young families are now moving in and the area has a great community feel. Hughesdale Kindergarten is fantastic, so too are the choice of local Primary Schools, namely Hughesdale Primary School, St.Patricks Primary, Oakleigh Primary School and Murrumbeena Primary School.
Secondary schools aren't as abundant as primary schools in the immediate area. Interestingly Oakleigh Grammar on the corner of Willisden Road and Clapham Roads in Hughesdale is gaining an excellent reputation. It has gone through significant change of late with many singing its praises. I am now coming across buyers that are specifically looking to purchase in the area to be closer to Oakleigh Grammar
Having lived in Hughesdale for over 14 years now ( at time of writing) and bringing up my family here, I have no hesitations in recommending Hughesdale to anyone interested in moving into the area.
Pros
  • Walking distance to major shopping centres
  • Excellent public transport services
  • Geographically centrally positioned
  • Access to arterial roads
  • Kindergarten
  • Friendly
  • Period style homes
Cons
  • Traffic congestion around railway crossings
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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