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LORNE – MARKET ROUND UP

History has proven that the back half of January has continually produced stronger selling numbers than the first and this trend looks likely in continuing this year and the past few days has seen the market lifting in momentum. With four contracted transactions across the past seven days and a number of negotiations commencing, the market is warming.

The stand out for the week was the sale … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – MARKET ROUND UP

The Pier to Pub weekend historically will be huge and the week following will see the town take a “deep breathe”, put the champagne glasses down (well maybe lifted less frequently) and a more normal pattern return to holiday enjoyment. It’s similar with our market where traditionally the back half of January is always stronger than the front, albeit this year has been stronger than most. … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The town is gearing up for a bumper summer season and there have been some great things happening around Lorne through the winter months – none more exciting than the much anticipated Live Wire adventure park on the Erskine Falls Road adjacent to Lorne’s Industrial Estate.

The vision of Chris and Luke Nisbett, the park is scheduled to open on the Australia Day weekend in January after … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Those regular readers of this column will know that Lorne has been so lucky over the generations to have the exclusive use of the Allen Dam as our sole water source. It was good to hear during the week that construction works on our local reservoir over the next six months will increase the dam’s flood level capacity of the concrete spillway and upgrading the reservoir … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A huge weekend in town last weekend with the Melbourne Cup holiday bringing numbers back to the coast and reinforcement that summer is not far away. Our open for inspections were all well attended and real estate enquiry from both buyers and sellers well and truly on the increase.

It always interests me how vendors look to select their agent when they make the decision to sell … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A super big weekend coming up in Lorne which is already underway with running of the Lorne Country Club’s Annual Golf Open Tournament which continues daily through until Sunday afternoon. If you’re not a golfer, the Lorne Lions Club has their major Foreshore Market all day on Saturday and the Deans Marsh Community have their market on Sunday.

The Lorne S.E.S. also have their fundraising B.B.Q. outside … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

An interesting trend over many years has been the performance by comparison of leisure resorts on the eastern Australian sea-board. Whether it be Byron Bay, Port Douglas, Portsea/Sorrento or Lorne, they all remarkably follow a very similar trend. Being a frequent visitor to far north Queensland, and an interested property following, the trends I have tracked in Port Douglas are all but a replica of what … Continue Reading »

Real Estate Appraisal Lorne VIC 3232

How Much is My Home Worth in Lorne?
Published property statistics on October 23, 2017 put the median price for a house in Lorne at $1,025,000. The median price for a unit at the same time was $340,000. In 2017 there has been 65 house sales and 37 units sold. On average it takes 127 days to sell a house and 103 days to sell a unit. The 12 month capital … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

This week is the first official meeting of the newly created Great Ocean Road Taskforce to protect and grow the Great Ocean Road and fast track the projects that attract visitors to the landmark attraction. This will be the first time that the key agencies responsible for the road have been brought together as one. The taskforce will be co-chaired by former State Government Minister Terry … Continue Reading »

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Lorne – Here and There

The Great Ocean Road is open in all directions, there are no “roads closed” signs and the sun looks set to shine on the coast to welcome the influx of visitors for the Melbourne Cup long weekend. There is plenty on in town with the foreshore markets hosted by the Lorne Lions Club on Saturday and the fundraiser “One for the Otways” from 7pm at the … Continue Reading »