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OUR PEOPLE // Graeme Taylor

My parents open their own real estate office in Newtown, Geelong in 1988. I have watched my father auction properties and furniture since I was a teenager and listened for years about my parent's experiences in the real estate industry. It was their resilience and determination to help people get from A to B that I found infectious.

My love for architecture and eye for the finer deta...


Spring Selling in Newtown, Geelong

With two months down and less than one to go... Winter will soon be over, making way for longer days and better weather.

And with the Spring selling season fast approaching there is no better time to put your property on the market in Newtown, Geelong. 

Spring is the ideal selling time. The weather is great, the garden is in full bloom and people are generally in good sp...


We're celebrating an incredible 30 years in Newtown, Geelong this October and we're proud to be offering the same unparalleled service

We have the perfect mix of young blood and old souls, we know Geelong and in particular Newtown, literally like the backs of our hands. Mostly importantly, it's a real family affair here at Graeme Taylor Estate Agents which means we don't compete against each other, we work together to get the best outcome for our clients.

We are privileged to have serviced this incredible city for t...


Residential Property For Lease - 14 Riverglen Court Belmont, Geelong

Position, Comfort, Character
This very well maintained brick veneer home is nestled in beautiful leafy surrounds giving the feel of “country living.” It is perfectly positioned close to the river and schools whilst being central to the Highton Village, K-Mart and Belmont's High Steet.

"With a Bachelor of Business, Edward is an integral and respected part of our team"

Edward entered the Real Estate industry after completing a Bachelor of Business at La Trobe University, Melbourne, alongside several years of developing key customer service skills including experience in management.

With a strong passion for property and architecture, Edward brings all the energy and vitality of a young person embarking on an exciting challenge. He is approachable, ...


"Get it right the first time, engage a team of experienced, mature Property Managers in Newtown, Geelong"

Graeme Taylor Property Managers work with a wide variety of property owners and manage a range of properties from one bedrooms units through to substantial family homes.

Our diligent property managers work for both the landlord and the tenant knowing from our three decades in the industry that the right tenant means a happy landlord and vise versa.

Renowned for the exceptiona...


Residential Property For Sale - 1 & 2 / 6 St Anthony Court Lara VIC 3212

Purchase One Unit or Purchase Both

Units Auctioned Separately; Unit 1 @ 2.00pm followed by Unit 2.
Here is a superb offering to acquire two units on their own titles in the one complex. Live in one and lease the other or add both to your investment portfolio. The low maintenance units are ideally suited to multiple purchasers; first homebuyers...


Residential Property For Lease - 1 Beaumont Avenue Charlemont

Near New Low Maintenance Clean Home

This 12 month old home is positioned in the new estate of Charlemont with easy access to the Marshall station, new shopping centre, as well as the Marshall shops and supermarkets. With a short drive to Barwon Heads and Torquay an inspection will be sure to impress.The property includes;

- 3 Bedrooms, 2 with BIR
- Master has En-suite an...


A Family Affair

Local agent’s brother & sister duo Graeme Taylor and Karen Squires have been working alongside each other in real estate for over 20 years. Graeme, a 28 year veteran in the real estate industry has the strong support of wife Jude, sales administrator, and his nephew, experienced sales agent and social media co-ordinator Edward Arthurson.

Karen leads an experienced mature te...


Commercial Property For Lease - 8/350 Pakington Street Newtown, Geelong

High Exposure Retail Opportunity

Here is an excellent opportunity to lease generous size floor space in the heart of Newtown’s busy cafe/specialty shop precinct.
• Kitchen facilities with plenty of cupboard space
• Excellent lighting throughout
• Large windows for advertising /display exposure
• Rear...


Commercial Property For Lease - 1/339 Pakington Street Newtown, Geelong

Office/Retail/Consulting, Commercial Zone 1

Very well maintained office/consulting rooms/retail space
Ideal gallery/homewares store
Private side courtyard could be used for external retail display
Pakington St frontage
High Exposure
Disability access
Disability bathroom
Well equipped kitchen
3 x Split ...



What makes auctions so memorable? Is it the item up for auction, the crowd, or perhaps the auctioneer? If you’ve ever been to an auction you know what I’m talking about. The event tends to linger in your memory for some time. Auctioneer and Licensed Estate Agent, Graeme Taylor, has been an auctioneer and certified appraiser for over 30 years now. From humble beginnings to the sea...


Residential Property For Lease - 16 Mont Albert Road, Geelong

Perfect Family Home - with Bungalow - Excellent location

This three bedroom character home offers the perfect location, within walking distance to the bay, CBD and easy access to the Melbourne Road for the commuters. The home also offers;3 Bedrooms all with BIR
- Gas heating
- Bathroom with claw bath and sep. shower
- Kitchen with ...


Residential Property For Lease - 2/1 Chelmsford Street Newtown, Geelong

Neat As a Pin - Quiet Location

This unit is located in Newtown in a very quiet location, close to public Transport. The unit offers;

- 2 Bedrooms both with BIR
- Kitchen/meals
- Generous size lounge
- Bathroom with shower and bath
- Separate WC
- Single lock up garage
- Private and secure back yard


Residential Property For Lease - 6/57 Camden Road Newtown, Geelong

Updated and Beautifully Presented

Located in a peaceful position this superbly updated & beautifully presented unit has a relaxed sense of light and space. Fresh interiors, elevated views across a grassed reserve & conveniently close to river walks makes this an excellent option for those seeking a quiet low maintenance lifestyle


Around Geelong’s architectural bay with Graeme Taylor

Speaking with Graeme Taylor it is very clear he appreciates architecture. Quick to reference his favorite local buildings with such candor- you can hear his passion. His anecdotal references to the buildings he likes has left me smiling as I realize Graeme not only works in real estate but is a keen supporter of Geelong’s local architecture. Here’s a quick wrap up of Graeme&rsquo...


Residential Property For Lease - 13 Saturn Street, Newcomb

Updated Home In Convenient Pocket

Tucked away in a convenient pocket this updated three bedroom home is close to schools, Newcomb shopping centre & recreation parks.
The many features include;
• New carpets, new blinds, freshly painted throughout
• Large windows give an abundance of natural light
• Living/...


Residential Property For Lease - 17 Weeroona Avenue, Hamlyn Heights


This home not only offers position close to schools, shops, community centre, ring road and public transport it delivers the following;

- 3 bedrooms
- Generous size lounge with carpets and gas heating
- Kitchen and meals area including ceiling fan
- Central Bathroom and Separate w/c
- Internal Laundry
- Single ...


Residential Property For Sale - 3/34 Nicholas Street Newtown, Geelong

Hidden Gem, Exceptional Locale

Occupying a perfect lifestyle address & set at the rear of a boutique complex of only three this townhouse exudes the very essence of low maintenance living. Immauculately maintained & presented the home offers spacious interiors, a private generous north facing yard and enjoys only a short stroll to Pakington Streets cafe/shop...


Residential Property For Sale - 54 Cashmore Drive Barwon Heads

Stylish Living Set On 1064sqm

Gracious in proportion, a flowing layout and stylish interiors combine in this Master built single level to create an exceptional modern home. Perfectly designed for those seeking low maintenance, privacy, style and comfort, the property displays a selection of both casual and formal living areas leading to superb outdoor spaces.



Evolution of Buying Houses in Newtown, Geelong

Buying houses in Newtown, Geelong, has changed dramatically over the years. Back when we first opend in the 1980’s, house prices around Newtown, Geelong, were generally around the $55,000 and $70,000 range. Anything above this range was considered elite and if anything sold for over $100,000 it was usually found around the Mercer Hill precinct on Aphrasia Street and Virginia Street etc...


Residential Property For Sale - 34 Fourth Loop Barwon Heads

Luxury Living In The Green

Idyllically set in one of Thirteenth Beach Estate’s most select & sought after positions this prestigious property is designed for projecting an abundance of light and a relaxed seamless flow throughout. Immaculately presented & exceptionally well maintained the home exudes a welcoming sense of style and warmth offering all a...


Idyllic Location for Newtown Real Estate Office

Starting in the Otway Ranges and finishing at the Bass Strait the Barwon River covers 160km and approximately 6km of this runs along the boundary of the prime real estate district Newtown, Geelong.

The word “barwon” derives from the Wathawurrung language meaning “magpie”. Judging by the unusual plastic spikes on bike riders helmets the river certainly is still...


Boutique Style Real Estate in Newtown, Geelong

In an age of volume real estate agencies the consumer mindset is bigger must be better right!? Well - not necessarily. You see the personalisation of handling your property can become overlooked. And the level of customer service spread thin.

At Graeme Taylor our superior customer service is A grade.  In fact many of our landlords and vendors have come to expect that fr...


Sell in Newtown, Geelong

Auctions are becoming increasingly popular for many Australians. The growing trend for vendors opting to sell their property using this method of sale certainly has many benefits.  And if you’re in a hurry to sell there is no faster way to sell your property in Newtown, Geelong!

An auction can prove to be the ideal sales platform especially if you want to buy a new propert...


Newtown, Geelong Living

Buying, renting or investing in property in Newtown, Geelong is a sound decision. A premier location with a thriving cafe culture, abundant shopping and excellent schools, you don’t have to think too hard why you may want to call this wonderful neck of the woods “home”.  

As one of Geelong’s oldest neighbourhoods, Newtown remains a popular address for man...


Choosing the right agent in Newtown, Geelong

So you’ve decided to sell your beloved home or investment property. The decision has been made. Next big decision is who will you choose to enlist selling your home?  Choosing the right estate agent in Newtown, Geelong is another big decision and one which could make your selling experience a success or one you’d rather not remember!

Some sales agents will promise yo...


Understanding the sale process

Many people don’t know what a Section 32 is. I for one can admit I had no idea.... until I purchased my first property. Along with many others, this was a foreign language to me as was how much deposit to pay to secure the purchase of my new property.

Let’s be honest unless you work in realestate or property law you probably have no need to know.  U...


Taking the guess work out of your rental application

The rental market can be tough.

As rents continue to climb so too does the competition! Renters need to stay ahead of the pack and maximise their application process. You really don’t want to miss out on securing your dream rental. And with a bit of fine tuning and time taken to prepare your application you  may have just given yourself the edge needed to successfully secu...


Estate Agents in Newtown, Geelong

For the past three decades we have built strong relationships with local businesses and potential buyers. We are your Estate Agents Newtown, Geelong and nobody knows this suburb like we do! 

Homes within Newtown are in high demand, as this desired pocket of Geelong boasts the best of what’s on offer.  To the locals it’s the spot for the latest fashion trends, ub...


Property Management Done Differently in Newtown, Geelong

At Graeme Taylor we do things differently.  Our approach to Property Management is tailored to getting the best result for our landlords.  We currently have a 100% occupancy rate! Bragging rights some may say but the proof is in the pudding!

Quite simply... our Property Management model works.

So what is it that sets us apart from other agencies?  Firs...


The unsung heroes of the RealEstate World...Property Managers

Let’s talk about Property Management. Or more specifically -  your Property Manager.

Everyone from landlords to tenants has an opinion about them. But before you jump in with your complaint perhaps consider this. Property Managers have a lot on their plate.

The fine art of collecting rent on behalf of their landlords - to fixing maintenance issues for thei...


Moving with Pets in Newtown, Geelong

Our beloved furry and feathered friends.

Honestly, where WOULD we be without them!

The joy and love they bring to any family is priceless. However I doubt whether they really care for moving house as much as you do! And when we are busy scouting for the perfect abode and packing in anticipation of the big move -  you may want to consider if your new home is pet- proofed....


Don't know whether to rent or buy in Newtown, Geelong?

Rent V’s Buy

Tough decision to make! Do you rent or do you buy? At the end of the day it’s a decision which at some point in time - many grapple with. So what are the pros and cons to both? Let me break it down for you.

Renting definitely has its benefits and you can move on sooner rather than later if you don’t like where you live! Signing a lease for 12 mo...


Home Preppers .... selling homes Newtown, Geelong

Ok let’s talk Street Appeal.  Does your home have that something that nets a potential buyer? Or will they just drive- by...


Don’t risk letting a potential sale slip through your finger tips! Many buyers thinking of attending an open will do a quick drive-by first to decide if they like what they see, and to get a general feel for the nei...


Pakington Street - under the microscope with Graeme Taylor

Pakington Street Newtown. How it has changed. And how the “river end of Pakington Street” has also changed! Wind back the clock thirty years and this end of Pakington Street was once thought of as less desirable! Now, this trendy strip is anything but.

Witness to it all, Director Graeme Taylor has seen the changes evolve over thirty years of doing business in his...


Property for rent Newtown, or airbnb?

Geelong has become quite the destination for holiday makers, especially over the summer months. And what better way to make some extra cash on the side than to rent out your property while you take the family on a holiday yourself!

Ching ching , I hear you all say... but what if it went horribly wrong? The Daily Mail recently published an article “airbnb host loses a proposed $...


Welcome to our new look!

Welcome to our new look!

Thirty years young and still going strong, Graeme Taylor Estate Agents have a fresh new look and we’re excited to re-introduce ourselves to you.

With renovations now complete and sporting a new logo, which captures our credibility, Graeme Taylor has been synonymous with Real Estate in Newtown since 1988.

Company Director, Graeme Taylor, ...


Selling Houses Newtown

Are you thinking of selling??  Trust me it’s no easy feat! Those of us who have sold before know how challenging it can be.  Geelong’s proximity to the Surf Coast and waterfront appeal has baited more Melbourne and interstate buyers to consider living in our beautiful region.

And upon investigating the local real estate market, Newtown is a standout.



Deceased Estate Property Newtown

Selling deceased estate property is not an easy topic to approach given the overwhelming sadness linked with the process of handling a deceased loved one’s property. This will be one of the most difficult times you will deal with and rightly so.

Navigating your way through this time is not easy. Emotions are high and confusion can set in as the process of selling a deceased est...


Find property for rent in Newtown, Geelong

So you’re looking for a property to rent in Newtown, right?

Yep, you know the drill. Search the internet. Attend the open (along with everyone else) ... and hope for the best!

Sure, today’s rental market can be competitive, but enlisting the help of our property managers could have you moving in no time.

Now I ...


"Paris End" Pakington Street Newtown, Geelong

Back in the late 1980’s when the Pakington Street shopping strip in Newtown was undergoing development, the first group of shops under the iconic Pakington Street clock tower were struggling to attract any tenants. We were entering a recession that affected the local market for ten years.

However, there was a terrific character by the name of Jeff Benham who set up and ran a pa...


Thirty Years of Real Estate in Newtown, Geelong

Graeme Taylor Estate Agents has had an involvement selling real estate in Newtown, Geelong, for three decades.

In October 1988 we started our family business, Wray Taylor Real Estate. Our first office was in one of the thirteen newly built shops under the iconic Pakington Street clock tower.

Pakington Street, Newtown was a very different place thirty years ago. Our office was...


Finding property for sale in Newtown, Geelong

You’re looking for property for sale in Newtown, Geelong. Where do you start?

These days there are multitude resources to help house hunters find their dream home. Whereas the Saturday papers used to be the go-to choice of many property searchers, there are now countless websites, soci...