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As we continue to dissect our sales figures for Lorne over the financial year ended June 30 just gone, the most interesting indicator to me was the “narrowing” in the gap between Lorne’s average and median house price. The average is self-explanatory to all and for those unsure, the median is the “middle ground”. For example, if there were 100 sales, sale number 50 would be … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Hard to believe that we are almost half way through the last month of winter and knocking on the door to spring. But then again, the 35 ml of rain over the past week is a good reminder that its not over year. It’s the time of the year that the local winter sport begins to approach their last home games for the season. If you’re … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

August! Never a month of much at all really, school holidays are well behind us, no upcoming long weekends but we can still extract one large positive – it is the last month of winter and spring is all but knocking on the door!

It’s a time of the year when our team schedule leave and embark on new and refreshed learning experiences. Yesterday we had a … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

I’ve spend my entire life growing up and loving Lorne and its probably fair to say that I hold within a fair bit of bias and passion toward the town I have been lucky enough to enjoy since birth. Just as the four generations of Stewarts before myself in Lorne, have also lived and breathed the beauty of our region, as one has been lucky enough … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

What a wild week of weather here on the coast over the previous days. With wind at speeds in excess of 50 km’s per hour on Tuesday and a large ocean swell hitting the shorelines, the only big winners over the week have been the local board riders, and there are plenty of them.

Call them keen, call them crazy, but the numbers in the ocean have … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

These winter school holidays have defied the trends of past years with great numbers enjoying Lorne and the coast. The flow of international visitors has continued, and winter holiday makers using Lorne as their base for a multitude of activities whether it be passive or adventurous, we are lucky to have it all.

Members of my family experienced the brilliant Live Wire Park and its entire diverse … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

I’m sure there are many that are interested to continue to follow the progress of the Point Grey Precinct and following the recent announcement of the competition winning architects and project manager. The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) in its ongoing design consultation process is hosting a series of open homes, online surveys and listening posts both in Lorne (on two occasions) and Melbourne through … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The diversity and offering of our coast is so different from town to town along the entire Great Ocean Road corridor and constantly we will experience multiple sales in one of our four office locations, while other locations can be quiet. The past seven days is a great example of that, where our Apollo Bay office completed three contracted deals in the price ranges of $536,000 … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

It is great to see the civil works at the Oceania Development on the corner of Smith & Armytage Street nearing the final stages in preparation for the building construction to commence. With only three remaining residences of fifteen available in the project, it is shaping as one of Lorne’s most exciting. The 240 sqm residences over multiple levels have attracted unprecedented buyer interest at full … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

It can’t go without saying that the Lorne Football and Netball Club has been kicking goals on and off the field. The club has six netball teams, four football teams and a core group of volunteers that are the heart and soul of what this proud club continues to deliver. One of the real success stories over recent years has been the continuing growth and attendance … Continue Reading »