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Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Despite the time of the year, the ocean this week has resembled the type of ocean we see more often over winter with a solid swell hitting the coast for a number of days.  Most of the point breaks have been near full capacity on a number of days as surfers have been getting their first taste of a solid groundswell for quite some time.

Unfortunately, the large number of surfers … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Much of the media recently has centred on the banking royal commission and its findings which were released earlier in the week.

Since the royal commission began in March 2018, bank lending practices have been under enormous scrutiny. The negative publicity surrounding the banks forced them into action as they cracked down on borrowers living expenses by assessing their ability to repay their home loans.

The good news is that Kenneth Haynes … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The ATO announced that they intend to crackdown on holiday home owners claiming deductions when their properties were not available to be rented, or when they were being occupied by family, friends or relatives for free.

In other cases,  owners claimed deductions for holiday homes that were not available for rent, and were advertised only by word of mouth or outside of holiday seasons. In some situations, homes were inaccessible or … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

A few days of hot weather leading up to the Australia Day long weekend, has seen the beaches busy with those lucky enough to still be enjoying holidays on the coast.

The numbers are naturally down on the previous weeks but the first two weeks of January are by far the busiest. That said, the coast will swell again for the weekend and traffic is expected to be hectic Friday afternoon … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The Lorne Pier to Pub is on again tomorrow. In its 39th year, it is the largest ocean swim in the world. The 1.2kilometre course starts at the Lorne pier and finishes on the foreshore in front of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving clubhouse.

It’s one of the busiest weekends of the year on the coast and the Great Ocean Road will be hectic at times so plan your travel accordingly.

Closer to … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

As I paddled in from an early surf this morning, I grumbled and moaned to another fellow about the number of people in the water. Every year it seems there are more.

As I drove to work following my surf I was listening to a report on the radio about the number of drowning deaths this holiday period around the country. In Victoria alone, there have been six drownings in just … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

In what will be our final blog for 2018, all of us at Great Ocean Road Real Estate – Aireys Inlet, would like to wish you all the best for 2019.

To those of you who have rented, purchased or sold through us in 2018, we thank you for your patronage.  Your custom is very highly valued by each and every one of us.

For those of you looking to purchase, let’s … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

With only a few days to go to Christmas no doubt you, like me are trying to cram in Christmas shopping as well as attending Christmas parties, staff breakups etc.

Whatever your plans, all of us at Great Ocean Road Real Estate Aireys Inlet would like to wish you a safe and happy festive season.

We will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day only and look forward to seeing you … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Unless you have had your head buried in the sand in recent months you will be aware that the real estate market in Australia has and is, undergoing some changes.

Doomsdayers have been getting lots of press talking about a housing crash etc. etc.  They point to falling auction clearance rates, declining house prices in particular in Sydney and Melbourne and even talk of an impending recession largely due to the … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

I have been banging on for a while now about the low number of properties for sale in Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven, Moggs Creek and Eastern View.  During this time there has been quite good buyer enquiry on properties in certain prices ranges.

A statistic, agents often refer to is what we call ‘Days on Market’.  This measures the number of days from when a property is listed for sale to when … Continue Reading »