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Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

With the announcement of restrictions being further wound back to include overnight stays from June 1st we saw a flurry of activity on the holiday accommodation front. After being locked down at home 24/7 (and some juggling home schooling and working) it seems many are very excited about the prospect of escaping! As we slowly ease back into some semblance of normality, buyer sentiment appears to be picking … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Given all the uncertainty surrounding the new world we are living in post Corona virus etc, and its impact on the world as we know it, it has been pleasing to see that buyer sentiment appears to have picked up a lot in the past two weeks with the easing of many of the restrictions that we have been living under, as well as the likelihood of further … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The news was welcomed by all in the real estate industry with the announcement by the Premier Daniel Andrews of an easing of coronavirus restrictions from last Tuesday night.Open for Viewings and auctions can resume but with no more than ten people in attendance at any one time. This does not include the people required to facilitate the auction or OFI. We will be happy to resume Open … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

For many, this recent time spent working from home has been a real eye opener. Personally it has made me realise that much of the time spent actually in the office is not necessarily the most efficient use of my working hours.

For many, gone is the daily commute … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

First Home Owner Grant Extended

The Andrews Government is extending the $20,000 First Home Owner Grant for people buying or building a new home for an extra 12 months, in another measure to support Victorians through the coronavirus pandemic. The extension is intended to give more Victorians the opportunity to live locally, take advantage of current pricing and enter the market for the first time. … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Saturday 25th April will mark ANZAC Day 2020, a significant day as we pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of all those who have served and are currently serving.ANZAC Day 2020 will not look like the ANZAC Day that so many of us are used to participating in. There will be a Dawn Service, wreaths … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Well, what a world we are living in. As I paddled out at a local surf break this morning, for just a moment I was removed from all of the crazy stuff that has been happening. Unfortunately it was only a fleeting moment. Working from home, for many it is schooling from home, bans on non-essential travel. The list goes on…A local plumber was fined $1,600 this week … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

For those of us in real estate it seems that the landscape is changing daily in how we do business and indeed, if we are able to do business at all.In the event of further restrictions in response to the coronavirus, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has written to the Victorian government urging it to consider the sector as an ‘essential’ industry that supports our state’s … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Whilst we are all aware of the fact that we are currently under Stage 3 restrictions due to the COVID 19 virus, the coast seems quite busy. Even more so than one would expect for school holidays.It seems that many holiday houses are being occupied by their owners in an effort to escape the city. This has led some doctors and local councillors to push for state and … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

This week my inbox, and I’m sure your inbox as well, has been flooded with emails about Covid-19 and the dreaded virus. Real estate groups, the real estate institute, suppliers, photographers, the list goes on. I had a coffee Thursday morning with a friend of mine whose company laid off fifty workers on Tuesday!

In my almost five decades on earth, these are unprecedented times. Certainly in my adult life.

Amongst all … Continue Reading »