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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The 2019 GMHBA Pier to Pub has been and swum with both female and male divisions being taken out by Queensland junior swimmers Lani Pallister and Hayden Cotter respectively. This year’s event was maimed by the tragic passing of Murray Howard who suffered a fatal heart attack during his twentieth Pier to Pub swim. Murray, a non-permanent resident of Lorne, was very well known to many and was one of the friendliest gentlemen you could ever wish to meet. Our thoughts and wishes go out to Murrays family in this really difficult time.

Lorne swimmers featured prominently across all swim categories, but the highlight was four Lorne Surf Club junior swimmers, all former nippers that finished in the top 20 of the open division. Equally impressive was the efforts of local Pharmacist Randall Forsyth who swam strongly to also record a top 20 finish in his division.

All in all, a super big weekend in Lorne and to see the footage and images of Lorne spread across State and National media under cloudless skies had our town in all her glory on show to the envy of many Australians.

LORNE – MARKET ROUND UP

As we enter the back half of January the local market historically surges to another level and in our opinion the market is well poised to enter this phase. Filtering on from the great finish to 2018 the Lorne market has been a little sluggish in coming out of the blocks but with a number of negotiations underway, we are optimistic of this trend changing. With a sprinkling of new stock on the market, Lorne is looking as good as it ever has and representing such good value when compared to other major coastal destinations. The months ahead are a great time to be entering the local property market.

From Wye River to Lorne, and inland to Deans Marsh, we have been marketing a selection of the most stunning and diverse range of properties on offer for many years and when you compare these to the Lorne residential home price record of $4.8 million back in 2010, it pulls it into perspective the value of these prestige homes that are on offer today.

At the other end of the scale, seldom will you see the opportunity to secure a one-bedroom apartment in the Cumberland Resort for $415,000 which boasts a good rental history driven by its location to the main beach and the ability to walk absolutely everywhere. Check it out here.

OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND

Saturday 19th January

1 – 1:30pm  3/21 Deans Marsh Road, Lorne

Sunday 20th January

1 – 1:30pm  Cumberland Lorne

2 – 2:30pm  10/3-9 Armytage Street, Lorne

LORNE – A LITTLE SECRET

Great to hear on the grape vine that as the Point Grey development sits in limbo that the former “fish shop” is going to be the “temporary home” of the Lorne Historical Society’s photographic display depicting the history of our fishing industry.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Either you run the day, or it runs you”.

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