Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music festival returns this weekend. Kicking off on Friday at the Aireys Pub, the festival is now in its twelfth year and will consist of around 140 acts playing across 11 stages in the town.

The festival concludes on Sunday, also at the pub, with the special mystery guest. In the past the mystery guest has seen some big names such as the Hoodoo Gurus, Mark … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Victorian home sellers are no longer the nation’s happiest, with Tasmania taking the title amid our state capital’s price slump. However vendors in regional areas-led by Moorabool Shire, the Surf Coast and Greater Geelong- and a handful of Melbourne areas remain buoyant, according to new research from RateMyAgent.
The real estate rating site asked more than 36,000 successful sellers across Australia over the nine months to December 31 whether the price … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

We have had a gorgeous week of weather here on the Surf Coast with warm sunny days and light winds all week. The beaches have been largely deserted allowing a few locals to enjoy long walks on the beach with the sun as the only companion.

In real estate news we are delighted to let you know that for the second year in a row, we were awarded the Rate My … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Once again, a savvy reader of this blog has snapped up a property prior to it going to market.

The ‘sneak peek’ from two weeks ago was sold earlier this week.

We also sold this week, the stunning new listing in Hopkins Street, Aireys Inlet after only a few days on the market.

Stock levels continue to remain low and this is unlikely to change if houses keep selling so quickly!  We have … Continue Reading »

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 »