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As the festive Christmas flags appear along Mountjoy Parade the sounds of the pending festive season begin to ring loader and loader and Lorne is gearing up for a busy summer. Also, along Mountjoy Parade we have three new restaurants opening their doors, one of which is our famous Arab which has been re-leased to an operator/chef who is passionate about his craft. The second that is about to open is MoVida in the sparkling new premises on the ground level of the Bay Street and Mountjoy Parade entry level of the Lorne Hotel and the third being Jorje and Sarah of Lorne Swing Bridge Café fame opening their new sister restaurant Mestizo in Mountjoy Parade. Good luck to them all as the offerings in Lorne continue to cater for everyone.


Pre-Christmas fortnight in Lorne, the actions of buyers and sellers traditionally slows into Christmas Day, but this year has certainly been a little different with activity from both categories being constant. A front row apartment in the “Wonganuk” complex was listed at $1.15 million and within 10 days had attracted multiple interest. Karen & Tyrone successfully negotiated the outcome to see the property sold at full price with both buyers and sellers over the moon with the result.

With a couple of other negotiations underway its shaping up to be a productive festive season which is against the trends of past years. You will also notice a scattering of new listings that have come onto the market and I’m excited to tell you that a couple of Lorne’s finest homes will also appear over the coming weeks. Lorne’s record house price sits at $4.8 million and with two residences about to be listed for in excess of this amount we have never had such an array of top end stock to entice the market. January is shaping up to be a very interesting month and we will be sure to share it with you!


Can you believe it, only ten days left until Christmas!


“If you stumble, make it part of the dance”.

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