Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Aireys Continues to “Buck” Market Trends

We are all very aware national capital city house prices have taken somewhat of a beating over the last 18 months or so. It’s interesting to note that our coastal markets have for the most part “bucked’ this trend and had amazing levels of growth during the same period. For example, in August 2018 Aireys Inlet recorded a median house price of $763,873 which was … Continue Reading »

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Back to School….

The July school holidays are drawing to a close for most students this week which means we’re about half way through winter and should start to see the weather improve as we head into spring. We’ve seen increased holiday rental booking numbers this school holidays as has been an emerging trend over the last 5 or so years. Aireys, along with our neighbouring townships have become much less … Continue Reading »

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The financial year has drawn to a close and we enter 2019/2020 FY.  Look out, Christmas will be here before we know it!

2018/2019 FY can only be described as a challenging year with widely reported tumbling house prices around most of the country as well as being an election year.  On the coast in our area, my impression has been that there are buyers around for well priced property but … Continue Reading »

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It’s been a week of glorious weather on the Surf Coast.  Still, sunshine filled days and clear skies.  Just perfect.  Unfortunately it looks likely to take a turn for the worse for the weekend so perhaps aim to curl up by the fire with a good book and a coffee or a glass of red.

Whales were spotted at Lorne during the week and also off Anglesea yesterday, so keep your … Continue Reading »

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Today marks the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.  The word ‘solstice’ derives from the Latin sol for ‘sun’ and sistere meaning ‘to come to a stop or make stand’.  A solstice occurs when the sun reaches its lowest or highest point in the sky during the year as a result of the Earth’s tilted axis.

For us in the southern hemisphere it marks the shortest day of the year and … Continue Reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Wednesday … Continue Reading »

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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 »

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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 »