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As I sit in my office at Aireys Inlet on a cold and windy August day it’s good know that we are only a few short weeks away from Spring and some consistently warmer weather. I like this time of year because we start to get calls from property owners seeking our advice as to how best present their home for sale and general market information … Continue Reading »

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Spotlight on Aireys

At Great Ocean Road Real Estate we have noticed a good level of growth in properties priced from $600,000-$850,000 of around 10% over the last 18 months. A couple of years ago good basic beach houses in Aireys, not too far from the ocean and town amenity could be readily picked up  between $550,000-$600,000. This is not the case anymore as buyers wanting to get into the Aireys … Continue Reading »

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I’m sure as you have driven the Great Ocean Road you will have noticed the increased traffic numbers, buses and pedestrians at the Eastern View Archway Precinct. Even to the individuals that will now stand in the middle of the road to ensure they capture the perfect “selfie”?

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee has just completed its “options paper” revealing a selection of ideas for the precinct. … Continue Reading »

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The good news is that we are more than halfway through winter. I don’t know about you but I find that every winter seems to get longer, and colder.

At least the surf has abated this week allowing many to rest their shoulders and prepare for the next run of swell.

Whist we have just ticked over the halfway mark of the season the local market remains surprisingly buoyant.

To give you an … Continue Reading »

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I am often asked my opinion on whether prices will ever stop rising in our region, the Great Ocean Road.  There are many who can remember the mid 90’s when real estate was a little ‘on the nose’.

It’s always hard to know and I am certainly no expert, however there are three factors for me that stand out.

1.  HISTORY – I remember in the mid 90’s when … Continue Reading »

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I read an interesting article this week about property and how our parent’s relationship to property impacts on our own relationship to property.

Obviously housing affordability and income are the major variables as to whether or not we own our own home, however a 2016 report in the US suggests that family history also plays a significant part.

The report found that adults with parents who owned a home … Continue Reading »

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The results of our latest census reveal who we are, where we live, what we do, how we work and how we lead our lives.

Amazingly, our population is 23,401,892.  I’m not very old, yet I can remember when it was around 13,000,000.  Does that mean in another thirty years our population could be around 50,000,000?  Surely not!

Our eastern mainland is still where most Australians call home, with … Continue Reading »

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Our days are getting longer, according to the clocks at least.  Wednesday marked the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.

The surf has continued to pump along the Surf Coast this week with swell predicted to peak on Saturday.

Meanwhile, new forecasts are predicting property prices to fall in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  In fact, according to a BIS Oxford Economics report all Australia’s capital city markets are expected to … Continue Reading »

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The annual migration of whales along the Great Ocean Road is on again with sightings off Fairhaven during the week.  Unfortunately I was unable to capture a worthwhile photo this week.

For those of you interested there is a website which records sightings, so if you were keen you could sneak a peek.

www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/whale-sightings

There has also been a good run of surf this week with classic winter conditions … Continue Reading »

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The Reserve Bank of Australia decided to keep rates unchanged this week for the tenth consecutive month.

Treasurer Scott Morrison warned that the economy’s future is not yet secure as Australia prepares to stumble across the line to grab the world record for the largest period of consecutive growth.

The median updated forecast of all 23 economic institutions surveyed by Bloomberg is for growth of just 0.3 per cent, … Continue Reading »