Archive for October, 2020

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

After a big week of grand finals across two national sporting codes that saw Victorian teams reign supreme even while playing interstate, it’s fair to say that the floodgates are about to open. Under current COVID guidelines the Victorian State of Emergency is scheduled to end at 11:59pm on the 8th of November. And at this same time, it’s expected … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Apollo Bay

With plans for the ‘Ring Of Steel’ around Melbourne & Mitchell Shire set to be lifted in a little over a week and our state to become one again, business owners along the Coast are gearing up to welcome everyone back for a much needed holiday in our beautiful region, with Apollo Bay being reported in the Top 10 Most Searched Victorian Holiday Destinations by Australia wide users, … Continue Reading »

Our backyard – Aireys Inlet

We have fielded many calls recently from property owners based in Melbourne requesting if they can come down and do maintenance on their properties, and what the rules and regulations are.

If you live in Metropolitan Melbourne and own property in regional Victoria, you can only travel to that property if you have been issued with a Fire Prevention Notice requiring you to … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

AFL Grand Final weekend is upon us and who would have ever thought when COVID lock downs first hit, that a football season could possibly be completed. Saturday evening signals the final to one of the most tumultuous seasons in the league’s history! The Geelong Cats take on the Richmond Tigers in what will be one of the most valued … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Over the last week the ocean has been alive with activity and Louttit Bay has been a marine playground. With large schools of bait fish being driven to the surface by the strategic feeding patterns of pods of dolphins working as one, Lorne’s “air show” would then begin. Falling from the skies like Japanese kamikaze pilots piercing the ocean surface … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A lot has changed in real estate through the years and from my very first sale of a block of land in Kennett River where 10% deposit was in the form of seventeen $20 notes and one $10 note, to the way real estate is viewed today. I recently had a virtual inspection of a Lorne apartment which effectively had … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The words on everyone’s lips is “when is Melbourne coming out of lockdown?” and the sixty four-million-dollar question is likely to be answered on the 19th of this month when Danial Andrews is scheduled to deliver his update on the journey to the next steps of coming out of COVID-19. I was in a community meeting yesterday and it was … Continue Reading »

OUR BACKYARD – ANGLESEA

If you read our blog on regular basis you will know that Kellie Saddington has recently resigned her post as Anglesea Branch Manager. On behalf of the Great Ocean Rd Real Estate Team I’d like to thank Kellie for her hard work and dedication over the past 6 years to the Anglesea Office. I … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

A big congratulations today to Aireys Inlet’s own Luka Lesosky-Hay who was taken by Richmond at pick 52 in the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s draft yesterday. Luka started playing football at the age of 8 for the Aireys Inlet Eels and was drafted from the Geelong Falcons where she was a member of the 2018 premiership team. We wish her all the best for her career. The reconstruction … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

With school holidays underway and regional visitors and holiday home owners looking to take advantage of the easing regional COVID-19 restrictions we are experiencing a real holiday atmosphere in Mountjoy Parade. Outdoor dining tables are full again, the Foreshore full of colour and surprisingly many enjoying the ocean for the first time. Our local kids returned to Stribling Reserve on … Continue Reading »