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The month of April is now behind us and the sight of school holidays and a long weekend are a fair way off in the distant future. It was such a great month on every front but it was certainly one of our driest with only single digit millimetres of rainfall for the entire month, one of the driest on record. May has begun in a slightly different pattern where overnight on the 1st and early on the 2nd of the month we were drenched with 30 mm of overnight rain, a very welcome event. May, along with August, as I’ve mentioned in the past are year in year out our two quietest months of the year. It is a time that many will take a well-earned vacation to various parts of Australia and over parts of the world. A couple of our leading restaurants will now be closed until June long weekend but don’t worry, there are others that never close!


Last week I mentioned that there were a couple of “big things on the boil” in the local property market that were nearing the “pointy end”. Well here we are at the start of May and I can report that Lorne’s long standing (9 years in fact) residential home price record has now been smashed. The $4.8 million residence that sits majestically on multiple titles at the top of George Street is no longer Lorne’s most expensive residence. Through the summer we created an expression of interest campaign promoting the beautiful home at 104 Smith Street in the range of $4.9 to $5.4 million, on the back of a very slow summer we needed to alter our strategy in an endeavour to create a result. A social media “off market” campaign was orchestrated and Karen Stribling used all her skill and amazing “buyer rapport” to successfully negotiate a new record price for Lorne. “A job well done Kaz”. Having personally dealt with the vendor through the journey, it was so pleasing to arrive at an outcome where both vendor and purchaser are delighted, and appreciative of the team work of our Lorne office! A great result for a great house – check it out!


Saturday 4th May

11 – 11:30  18 Dorman Street, Lorne

12 – 12:30  3/11 Staughton Ave, Lorne

Sunday 5th May

11 – 11:30 45 Charles Street, Lorne


Lorne Film has returned! Mark in your diaries July 26 – 28 for the return of Lorne Film. Set against the unique back drop of Lorne’s natural coastal beauty, the fifth instalment of Lorne Film will build on the growing success of the previous festivals.


“Keep your face always towards the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you”.

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