Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

This week my inbox, and I’m sure your inbox as well, has been flooded with emails about Covid-19 and the dreaded virus. Real estate groups, the real estate institute, suppliers, photographers, the list goes on. I had a coffee Thursday morning with a friend of mine whose company laid off fifty workers on Tuesday!

In my almost five decades on earth, these are unprecedented times. Certainly in my adult life.

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Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Well what a week it has been. There is only one thing on people’s minds at the moment it seems and the media is having a field day. Here at Great Ocean Road Real Estate – Aireys Inlet, it is largely business as usual.

Of course we will be taking precautions to protect our team and all our clients. We will have hand … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

This weekend will see Aireys Inlet come alive for the Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival. Now in its 13th year, the festival will see 140 acts on 9 stages across 3 days.  

The festival provides a fantastic opportunity for up and coming
musicians as well as established acts to perform to large crowds with
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Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Who would have thought that a virus could have such a far reaching impact on our lives?

This week the Reserve Bank of Australia announced an emergency rate cut of 0.25 of a percentage point to a new record low of just 0.50 of a percentage point in an effort to ease the economic fallout of the coronavirus.

Australia is sighted to be one of the countries most affected by the economic … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

Norwegian drilling company Equinor announced on Tuesday that it had abandoned its plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. Financial reasons were cited for the company’s motivation to withdraw. Over the past few years several protests have been held on the coast as communities showed their opposition to oil drilling in the bight.

More locally a Surf Coast based … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

The town is saddened by the recent passing of a much loved member of the community. Ted Lithgow passed away last week after a hard fought battle with cancer.

For over 6 years Ted held the important position of lollipop man (or school crossing supervisor to be correct) at the school crossing. Every day, rain, hail or shine Ted was there to … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

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 »