Jo King’s 3 Top Coastal Runs/Walks

The coastal region is famous for it’s sun and surf. But there are a whole network of trails and tracks to lose yourself in. Before you think that it’s a surfers world down here its time to hit the trail and get immersed in amazing coastal landscape. Jo King, 2 time World Champion triathlete shares her three favorite runs/walks along the coast.

I have lived and trained in some amazing places … Continue Reading »

Spring Planting

Spring is a great time to get out and about once again after the long cold Winter. Down here in Victoria, Spring arrives quickly and with it comes a great chance to give your house a burst of colour.

Here are our top flowers to grow in Victoria in Spring.

First of all it is a good idea to make sure that you prepare your soil or pots. Giving them a fresh … Continue Reading »

Backyard Farming Tips

Who doesn’t love the idea of growing a salad right on the back porch or sowing a small edible garden? There is something very satisfying about growing and eating your own ‘produce’. And the good news is that you can do it just about anywhere.

We have a few great tips to get you started!

Setting up. If you are new to this then first decide what space you will allocate to … Continue Reading »

Making it in a competitive market

A home buyer’s guide to making it in a competitive market

Here’s the thing about being a home buyer today, there are hundreds of other home buyers, investors and holiday home hunters, who look just like you, have the same buying priorities and budget, and ultimately, fall in love with the same home. Here are five key market tips to ensure you are the winner on the day, and can start … Continue Reading »

Is there a best time to sell your property?

Traditionally, the Spring season has been the recommended time of the year to list your home for sale. Gardens are blooming and thriving with greenery, but also buyers have Christmas in their sights, and looking to confirm plans. Similarly, as Autumn rolls in and families have settled back into school and work after the summer holidays, buyers can start to put their plans in place and start the new home … Continue Reading »

Staging Your Home to Sell

Staging Your Home to Sell – How To Make Your Home Buyer Friendly with Focused Staging 

Presenting your home for sale, so that it shines with potential and catches the eye of the right prospective buyer, all comes down to the detail. While it can seem overwhelming at first, a little bit of planning and prioritising can go a long way. Start with these home preparation tips to get you on … Continue Reading »

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Local News

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 »