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I am sure you are aware of the recent infrastructure road improvements between Geelong and Colac.  The road is double laned from Geelong to Winchelsea and it flows incredibly well.  Winch to Deans Marsh and then to Lorne is a scenic and easy drive.  Currently there are road works at Fairhaven SLSC as they construct the pedestrian … Continue Reading »

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‘Lorne – Market Round up’. According to the latest RP data weekly report Melbourne house prices have increased 2.9% from January 2013 until now. Albeit that this increase is only minor the positive is that negative growth appears to have been confirmed as “bottomed out”. If history is our guide it will take some time before we return to double digit average house price growth but we are gradually heading … Continue Reading »

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<strong>‘Lorne – Market Round Up’</strong>
The Real Estate Institute of Victoria reported that after lowering the cash rate last month, the Reserve Bank has decided to hold rates steady last week at 2.5%. In its statement, the Bank notes that the current cycle of easing in the monetary policy has “supported interest – sensitive spending and asset values”. The bank also stated that there are “signs of increased demand for finance … Continue Reading »

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Open Houses this weekend

Saturday 10th April
12:00pm – 12:30pm 73 Grant Street, Forrest
12:00pm – 12:30pm 5/3-9 Armytage Street, Lorne
1:00pm – 1:30pm 15 Grant Street, Forrest
2:00pm – 2:30pm 2630 Colac-Forrest Road, Forrest
4:00pm – 4:30pm 30 Bambra-School Road, Bambra

Auction this Sunday

10-14 Hendy Road LORNE Sun 11th of Apr @ 2:00 pm… Continue Reading »

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Weekend event

A “must do” recommendation in the local region this weekend would be attending the Birregurra Festival and Art Show. Live music, local produce, food & wine, market stalls, garden advice, kids activities, animal nursery, wood chopping, dog jumping – the list goes on!! The iconic annual event sprawls out through the main street and many businesses in the towns hub. The event runs over Saturday and Sunday and provides entertainment … Continue Reading »

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Open houses this weekend

Saturday 4th September
11:30am – 12:00pm 23 Pennyroyal Valley Road, Deans Marsh
12:00pm – 1 Road, Bellbrae
2:00pm – 2:30pm 3 Nestor Court, Torquay
Sunday 5th September
12:00pm – 12:30pm 7 Loch Lomond Crescent, Torquay
1:00pm – 1:30pm 2/153 The Esplanade, Torquay
1:00pm – 5:00pm 25 Longshore Street, Torquay
2:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3 Hoylake Avenue, Jan Juc

Forthcoming Auctions
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The school holidays begin this weekend just as the AFL finals are drawing to a close.

The Surf Coast Century starts this Saturday and will feature solo runners and teams of runners in the 100km event.

There are plenty of spectator opportunities along the course, including check points at Point Danger in Torquay, Distillery Creek picnic ground, Moggs Creek picnic ground and Anglesea Riverbank Park.

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Where do our buyers come from?

For the past two decades we have often considered that our clients come mainly from Melbourne, a smaller segment from Geelong and then the balance regional Victoria (Ballarat/Bendigo/Western District).  A further breakdown reveals the City of Stonnington and the Bayside area of Melbourne present many interested parties looking to holiday in Lorne.

Valuer General reports over an 18 month period confirmed our “gut feel”. See table below of … Continue Reading »

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Lorne – Market Round Up

A few weeks ago, I made mention of higher confidence for people considering the purchase of vacant allotments in bushfire prone areas, obviously the majority of these vacant allotments are zoned residential.

This week I’m pleased to inform you of a great sale at 180 Erskine falls Rd, Lorne which sold for $445,000 against an asking price of $455,000.

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‘Lorne – Market Round up’. RP data have released an interesting article on “why aren’t dwelling values increasing at the same pace as the last growth cycle”, comparing the growth after the Global Financial Crisis in 2009 as opposed to the period post June 30 2012 when there were positive signs returning to the market. The lower rate of capital gains over That, large was time have. Good … Continue Reading »