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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Its great to be able to take a deep breath, slow down “just
a smidge” and reflect on the January period that was. In talking with other
traders and accommodation providers along Mountjoy Parade, there appears to be mixed
messages as to how the busiest month of summer panned out. The constant was
that the Boxing Day to Pier 2 Pub fortnight … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The last day of January and its fair to say that many are
beginning to return to “more normal” routines. Children have returned to
school, most city based work places are now “business as usual” and for many
locals it’s a great time to “take a deep breath”. I like many others in the
tourism industry have worked the past 30 days … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Happy Australia Day long weekend and I gotta say it – where
has the month of January gone! Like most other Lorne business operators whom
have worked every day since Boxing Day, this weekend signals the final book end
of the peak holiday period. With students returning to school next week and February
“opening its arms”, it’s a great time of the … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

January is such a big month in Lorne where one thing runs into another and before you know it, the first half of the month is all over! Whether it was Christmas and New Year celebrations, Pier 2 Pub, Mountain to Surf or the thousands that have been enjoying our environment on a daily basis, our town has … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Seldom
will a year deliver “ups and downs” like we experienced in 2019 and a
“snap-shot commentary” would go something like – disastrous first half of the
year but came home with the “spinnaker flying”, worst transactional January in
the history of our company, new record residential home price set for Lorne and
holiday accommodation bookings stronger than ever.

Add … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Happy New Year! 2020 is well and truly underway with the catastrophic
wild fires burning out of control in northern coastal Victoria and New South
Wales dominating all major news bulletins. The tragic loss of life and huge
volume of residential home loss, in excess of 1,000, paints one of the darkest
periods in Australian wild fire history. To hear that a … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Can you believe it? Christmas 2019 done and dusted and before
you know it, we will be opening the door to greet 2020! Don’t know about you,
but to me it seems like only yesterday that we were entering the new
millennium, everyone was panicky about the year 2K bug that was about to
destroy cyber space and futurists were forecasting how … Continue Reading »

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There was a great article in the Financial Review last week
where Robert Harley outlined how the past 12 months have provided a master
class in the importance of interest rates – and the availability of cash – in
the life of real estate.

According to Harley the fall in mortgage rates kicked off the nascent housing recovery. But real estate, especially lifestyle, is not all about interest … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The countdown is well and truly underway towards Christmas Day
and Lorne has already started to reveal the buzz that helps complete the count
down to the big day. Whether it be the shop fronts that are undergoing last
minute “freshen ups”, the constant line up of delivery trucks ensuring shelves
are well stocked or the tradies that are put under the … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Not that you’d think but summer is officially upon us and
December not only brings the downhill run to Christmas but also “rush month”. A
month that the town of Lorne, and everyone in it, is frantic preparing for the busy
period ahead. Whether its our local businesses busily unpacking and stacking
summer stock and training new team members or tradies completing … Continue Reading »