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Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

The last couple of weeks have really seen the commencement
of pre-spring Auctions in the Melbourne market, clearance rates were strong
with 75% compared to this time last year of 62%, however there were less
properties being auctioned with 452 compared with 651. 

General feedback from the market from agents and buyers has
been that they are seeing less stock available, so competition is high and
attendances strong through … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard- Apollo Bay

Good afternoon Apollo Bay,

TOWN SNAPSHOT- APOLLO BAY

This week we welcome you to take a look at some interesting local statistics. The below data shows a small snapshot of the township as at March 2019 in comparison with that of previous years. Since 2011 our town has had a steady population growth from 1,094 people reported in the data collected during … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The Love Winter in Aireys festival continues this weekend with only one more month to go before we welcome in spring. Now in its eight year, the Love Winter in Aireys festival is a highlight on the Surf Coast calendar.
Tomorrow is ‘Aireysistible’, an evening in support of refugees bringing together music, dance, stories and food. Bookings essential. Aireys Inlet Community Hall.
6-10pm. aireysinletrar@gmail.com
On Sunday is ‘Nurture’. Treat your mind and body … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Another big weekend coming up in Lorne with the return of Lorne Film commencing at 5 pm this evening and running throughout the weekend. The festival program will include two world premieres in its feature length program, three short film sessions, an industry panel and other events.

The films to premier are Filterphonic, a musical drama shot in Melbourne, and Stringybark, a period film created by two … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

When we talk about property and the value of investing, we understand that there can be market fluctuations but generally overall holding onto a property for a longer period of time will ride through any changes to price and always increase in value.

Property owners that have purchased a newer build would have never anticipated that the materials being used to create their dream home, would in fact have potential health … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Apollo Bay

Good afternoon Apollo Bay,

What a hive of activity the coast has been over the holidays! Despite a couple of days of heavy showers its great to see so many families out and about enjoying the school holidays in our backyard! In other great news for our region its been recently reported that the iconic Great Ocean Road is becoming the world’s most “Instagrammed” road trip by tourists and visitors.

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Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The financial year has drawn to a close and we enter 2019/2020 FY.  Look out, Christmas will be here before we know it!

2018/2019 FY can only be described as a challenging year with widely reported tumbling house prices around most of the country as well as being an election year.  On the coast in our area, my impression has been that there are buyers around for well priced property but … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Whales ahoy! You know July is nearly upon us when you have your first whale sightings for 2019 but this year is different – we didn’t have one whale, we had two! The spectacular sighting of the pair of Southern Right whales had the whole of town talking as the large mammals put on a stunning performance to officially declare that whale season is now officially … Continue Reading »

Lorne Profile

Lorne

Lorne, the mere mention of this famous town sends the mind to beautiful beaches, bustling roadside cafes and an endless Summer. Once a place for holidays alone Lorne has fast become a viable town for permeant residents with regional centre Geelong an hour away. Lorne is the jewel in the Great Ocean Road as cruising by tourists and holiday makers are drawn to this place due to the stunning … Continue Reading »

Anglesea Profile

Anglesea is one of the surf coast’s best kept secrets. Where the sprawl from Geelong begins and lengthens the town of Anglesea is largely immune from the developments and still retains an older town feel to it. The biggest appeal is the restricted growth of the town as its land locked by national park. People love the bush and ocean combination. Anglesea has a wide variety of shops, parks and … Continue Reading »