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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 »

Our Backyard

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 »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Gotta say that the last couple of weeks have really
driven home the risks that are “part and parcel” of living in bushfire prone
areas like the Otways. It doesn’t matter whether you are a permanent resident property
owner, a holiday home owner, a renter or just a part time Lorne visitor. It is incumbent
on us all to be doing our … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Less than six weeks until Christmas and the coastal crowds
are building week in week out and I love hearing the ongoing stories of our
visitors sharing their love for the beauties of our region. Occasionally we
will be asked “do you ever take it for granted?” Never!!! Is the very simple
undisputed answer. In fact, I feel so incredibly lucky to be able … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

A huge cup weekend has come and gone outside of the great visitor numbers that descended, rain was equally strong in presence with in excess of an inch ensuring our town will be looking at its finest as we approach our busy periods. I’ve heard great reports from multiple people about such a diverse range of activities that … Continue Reading »