Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A big weekend coming up in Lorne with multiple venues hosting live music, fishing competitions and food and wine from some of the best venues out of metropolitan Melbourne. Visitor numbers to town have remained constant in Lorne with our local and interstate holiday makers taking advantage of “holidaying at home”. Coronavirus scares has certainly halted the procession of bus’s, both big and small travelling the Great Ocean Road on a daily basis. In fact, yesterday whilst doing a job with locals of Apollo Bay they were quick to highlight that between 7 and 10 buses a day were cancelling from local Chinese restaurants, and that businesses in town were really experiencing changed trading conditions.

Earlier this morning I was speaking with a friend who just stepped off the Qantas Dreamliner from Los Angeles and I asked whether he wore a mask on the plane? He quickly responded with a “no”, but followed up commenting on how his Sydney based son had forwarded images of supermarkets without toilet paper which he found amazing given the lack of attention the Coronavirus was receiving across the American states. Always curious to learn how individuals, governments and countries alike react to world events.

LORNE – MARKET ROUND UP

With all of what’s going on around the world one can be truly grateful for where and the way we live, and the strength of these beliefs continue to be reinforced by the ongoing demand from consumers who also want to enjoy the coastal lifestyle. The Lorne market has experienced one of its most active summer periods since the Global Financial Crisis in 2009. Demand has continued to be strong and we expect this to be the case through until the “season closing” Anzac Day weekend at the end of April. This week we contracted the older residence at 61 Hall Street, which is one of the last beachfront properties available for purchase. At the same time, we have seen a number of our listings undergo major price realignments to capture this ongoing demand before it seasonally slows.

One such listing is the multiple level 4 bedroom home at 88 Dorman Street which was being offered at $2.1 million and is now listed at $1.895 million and is now well and truly worth a look. Check it out!

OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND

Saturday 7 March
11 – 11:30  22 Stirling Street, Lorne
12 – 12:30   1/26 Hopetoun Terrace, Lorne
12 – 12:30  36 Aurel Road, Deans Marsh
Sunday 8 March
12 – 12:30  19/260 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne

LORNE – A LITTLE SECRET

Don’t know if you’ve been to the Lorne Angling and Aquatic Club to witness their day time activities, and if you haven’t you must! On Sunday the LAAC will host one of their major fishing competitions with weigh in at lunchtime and a lunch to follow. That same evening, they host live entertainment with the “Vulcans” in full swing.

LORNE – QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Either you run the day or the day runs you”.

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