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Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

How good was Ash Barty’s win at the French Open this week? How refreshing to see an Australian tennis player who wasn’t covered in colourful jewellery (or bling) and was humble and reserved in victory?  It’s a pity some of our mens players can’t take a leaf out of her book.

What a deserving winner. Congratulations.

If you are planning on driving down the Great Ocean Road tonight, … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Last weekend the Great Ocean Road Real Estate sales team attended AREC 2019 (Australasian Real Estate Conference) on the Gold Coast in the presence of around 2500 other agents.

Speakers from all over Australia as well as some international speakers, talked about everything from listing and selling properties, to technology, disruption and a host of other topics.

Two recurring themes throughout the whole conference were trust and resilience.  The latter particularly relevant … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Winter may officially still be twenty four hours away but if this week is anything to go by, then it has certainly come early.

Appropriately, the Love Winter in Aireys 2019 program kicks of next Friday with the Aireys Biggest Morning Tea to be held at The Captain of Aireys.  Now in its eighth year, the festival is a highlight on the Surf Coast calendar.

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Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The federal election is finally over and despite all the predictions there has been no change in government.

Listening to many of the experts over the past few days, it appears that this is very good news for the property market.

Australia’s banking regulator, APRA has announced plans to relax the assessment rate for home loans.  The government has moved to support first home buyers with a deposit scheme.  The fear of … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The Nation Decides

Although the Federal election was announced only a short time ago it does feel like we have been waiting to vote for quite some time. As an Estate Agent it always interests me the effect a Federal Election will have on the activity and common behaviours of our clients both buyers and sellers. Without fail each election year we see people that are looking to buy or sell … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The weather has finally turned cold and we are now seeing some good solid rain which brings with it a whole new feel to our beautiful township. This morning I heard our most recent guest of the ‘Pole House’ comment how amazing it was to witness last nights storm from this very unique location. They said they could feel the full force of the south westerly front passing down our … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

So the Bells Beach Classic is over for another year and congratulations to John John Florence and Courtney Conlogue of Hawaii and the US respectively, who won the men’s and women’s titles in solid surf. The circus has left town, however the swell has left with it, although beautiful weather has graced the coast for the last couple of days after some much needed rain a few days ago. Aireys … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The Bells Beach surfing event is well underway although the much hyped ’50 year swell event’ hasn’t yet transpired.

There is a strong swell running at the moment, but nothing quite like what was forecast.  Perhaps a little Fake News being created by the contest organisers to try and generate more interest in the event?

There were a number of Anzac Day services along the Great Ocean Road on Thursday ranging from … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Traditionally, Easter signals the end of the summer selling season even though summer officially ended some weeks ago. That said, this recent run of warm weather has some of us a little confused. The surf has been small as well which is typical of summer conditions. This presents a problem for organisers of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach which is on again after running for more than 50 … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

So it’s on. The federal election has been called and May 18 we will all head to the polls. Buckle down for the real campaigning to begin.

Locally, works on the Moggs Creek bridge are about to commence with an increase in activity in the area recently. The current bridge built in 1956 is at the end of its design life and needs to be replaced. Expect to see plenty going … Continue Reading »