Pair look forward to new chapter
KEVAN and Lila Thomas have lived in their Dingley Village home for 29 years.
Today their house will go under the hammer as they move on to the next chapter of their life.
“We are downsizing locally now,” Mr Thomas said.
“The close community and village feel really make this a great place to live. It is part of the reason we’ve stayed so long.”
The fact it was a close-knit community gave the suburb a safe feel, Ms Thomas said, something she was sure had attracted many young buyers to the area.
“When you walk down your street you are going to know the people you see,” Ms Thomas said.
“And if you don’t, you’re going to get to know them.”
The couple said they had noticed a generational change beginning in the suburb.
“At all the auctions in the area, young couples and families are buying the houses older people are moving out of,” Mr Thomas said.
“A house sold two doors down a couple of weeks ago and a young couple bought that.”
Ms Thomas added: “Yes, and it was a young couple who bought the house across the road and they just had a baby so it is really nice to see the new face of the suburb.”
While the face of the suburb might have started to change, Ms Thomas felt Dingley Village had maintained its charm.
“The feel is the same, it’s just getting a new lease on life,” Ms Thomas said.
“It’s a natural rotation, out with the old and in with the new.”
The Thomas’ home, at 5 Mungari St, will go to auction with Ray White, Dingley Village, at 11am today.