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


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, 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 »

Aireys Inlet Profile

Aireys Inlet

Further down the coast and under a two hour jaunt from Melbourne Aireys inlet provides plenty to see do and buy on the West Coast. If Dave Dobyn took a look at Aireys inlet he might just start up his famed “Slice of Heaven” crooning because this is exactly what you get. 120Km out of Melbourne and Aireys is a go to destination. Marked by the famous Split Point … Continue Reading »

Moving with Pets

We all know that moving is a day no one enjoys. It’s a two-sided affair. From the excitement of starting something new to the dreaded moving of all those boxes moving day is not an easy one. And, just like we humans have to adjust, so too do our four-legged friends.

Here’s our 5 top tips for moving your pets.

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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.

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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 »