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Today is the 14th of February, which as most of you should know is also Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day, originated as a Christian feast day honouring one or two early saints named Valentinus. Valentine’s Day is recognised as a significant cultural, religious, and … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Finally some rain, with around 30mm recorded over two days although it has continued to remain dry since. Unfortunately for the weekenders, the rain all came on Saturday and Sunday.

In his first speech of 2020, RBA Governor Phillip Lowe reiterated that interest rates will likely remain low for an extended period of time while cautioning on their impact on house prices. Dr Lowe was concerned that the low interest rate … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Scorching temperatures to end the week with a cool change expected this afternoon, right in time for the weekend…
The beaches have been largely deserted this week as expected and a good swell hit the coast on Wednesday to remind us how lucky some of us are to live and work here. There were not the crowds of the previous weeks and the best surf since December. Thankfully no fires in … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The end of this weekend sees the unofficial end of the ‘silly season’ on the coast. Large numbers of holiday makers will flock back to the city on Monday afternoon so plan for a long trip. For this of us left behind, we will take stock of another season. From a real estate point of view our season will continue strongly until the end of Easter which is when there … Continue Reading »

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I love a sunburnt country

A land of sweeping plains

Of ragged mountain ranges

Of droughts and flooding rains.

As many of you will know this is an extract from Dorothea
Mackellar’s famous poem, My Country. Written in 1908 (long before climate
experts were telling us about climate change) it refers to amongst other
things, the extremes of Australian … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

While we bask in glorious sunshine today, our friends in Eastern Victoria and South Eastern NSW are still reeling from the devastating bushfires that ravaged (and are still ravaging) their towns. Currently the death toll has reached 20, there are 167 fires still burning and over 5 million hectares has so far been burnt.
All the experts I listen to, plead with those looking to help to not send food and … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

We made it. Another year gone, another year begun.
As we enjoy this run of fine weather our thoughts turn to all those affected by bushfires burning across Victoria and New South Wales. Premier Daniel Andrews has declared a State of Disaster as Victoria’s bushfire crisis worsened. Lives have been lost and many, many homes as well.
My brother and his family were directly affected when they spent a night huddled recently … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

It’s our last blog for 2019 and rather than reflect on 2019, since we can’t change it anyway, let’s look forward to 2020, with optimism and excitement.
Have you thought about your new year’s resolutions yet? Can you recall what resolutions you made this time last year and did you follow through on them? Perhaps you planned to lose some weight? To walk/run more? To drink less? I find many people … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

House and land listings remain few and far between with the busiest period of the year about to happen. Christmas shopping, Christmas parties and Christmas preparations mean that sales at this time of the year tend to stall for a week or two. There will be more properties coming onto the market in the next couple of weeks so watch this space for all the latest in listings news.
All of … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

Only two weeks to Christmas! Santa will be climbing down that
chimney before we know it. Again our gorgeous little towns will become full of
holiday makers, the shops will be busy, the roads will be busier and whilst we
grumble about it at times, our coastal towns wouldn’t have half the facilities
we do, without it. So bring it on.

In real estate news, again another reader has … Continue Reading »