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As Melbournians eagerly anticipate what announcements the Premier may make on Sunday regarding a rumoured easing of restrictions, demand for properties on all fronts is increasing in the Great Ocean Road region.

Constant requests for short term summer rentals have resulted in the first half of January almost already being booked out. There are also regular enquiries for mid term rentals (between three and six … Continue Reading »

Our backyard – Aireys Inlet

R U OK? Today is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask ‘Are you OK? and support those struggling with life’s ups and downs. You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and a great listener. … Continue Reading »

Our backyard – Aireys Inlet

An article on www.domain.com.au earlier this week reported on what agents along the Great Ocean Road have been seeing for some time. The article claimed that ‘properties along the coastline hugged by the Great Ocean Road are going through a boom season in no small part to the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has hyper-charged the sea-change dreams of many city dwellers by making working from … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Finally some sun! The surf coast has been bathed in sunshine today which provides a welcome relief from the dreary weather we have been experiencing recently.Coinciding with the weather we have had a new groundswell hit the coast as well with good surf today along all the exposed point breaks.It is still eerily quiet … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The coast has a much more typical Winter feel about it now that this second lockdown is in place. It seems that many Melbournians, who were hiding down here, have retreated back to the big smoke and the area is more typically resembling a normal Winter in our area.

I am confident that assuming restrictions are eased in mid-September, we will see a flurry of … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Will we ever shake hands again? There are some people who love to shake hands at every opportunity. There are also those who shun the handshake. Do you have a strong grip, or a soft grip? Have you ever offered your hand and been ignored? These complex social conventions appear to be a thing of the past … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

A brutal week of weather along the Surf Coast this week with wind, waves and wild conditions. The local surfers were happy with the accompanying swells on Monday and especially early Tuesday, before the wind swing around to a strong south-westerly which sent most of the surfers straight into the beach. I’m not sure if it was related but I bumped into a huge leopard seal on the … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

With greater restrictions imposed on Victorians on an almost daily basis, it is surprising to see the number of sales taking place along the Great Ocean Road.

Our Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay branches are all heading for record Julys for sales numbers. These areas have also had the benefit of good numbers of … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

We have had a number of people this week confused as to whether they are able to come from Melbourne to view properties for sale on the Great Ocean Road.To be fair, the messages have been a little mixed with even reports of people being turned away at certain checkpoints by police.The REIV updated all members last night as to the recent updates, and without boring you with … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

It seems that the coastal real estate market is much more resilient that many might have thought.All our branches from Anglesea to Apollo Bay are reporting higher than normal buying activity for this time of year with lots of deals both under negotiation and also coming together. All this under the shroud of Stage 3 Covid restrictions.As we have become accustomed to over the past few years, the … Continue Reading »