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Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

We
are very fortunate to have incredible relationships with local trades as we
rely on their services for our holiday and permanent properties, also sale
properties either pre or post selling. We feel like these contractors are
another arm of our business & team, as we trust the work they do. More
often than not, they drop everything for us and turn things around quickly to
accommodate our property owners, tenants and guests. … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

The last couple of weeks have really seen the commencement
of pre-spring Auctions in the Melbourne market, clearance rates were strong
with 75% compared to this time last year of 62%, however there were less
properties being auctioned with 452 compared with 651. 

General feedback from the market from agents and buyers has
been that they are seeing less stock available, so competition is high and
attendances strong through … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

I recently let you know about a couple of community meetings undertaken by Alcoa to generate feedback on the proposed plans of ‘Eden Project Anglesea’. We received a letter today, keeping us informed on the outcome and response from locals.  More than 800 people, mostly residents attended engagement events in May and June and over 3000 responded online.

The feedback was overwhelmingly supportive of the concept, whilst raising a variety of … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

As we head into August next week, we also start the countdown to spring. Each year July seems to be the quietest month of the year for real estate transactions and there are a combination of reasons for this. Main one being that it seems that most Victorians take off to escape winter or embrace it at the ski resorts.  Every demographic or individual personal situation has similar circumstances. Families … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

When we talk about property and the value of investing, we understand that there can be market fluctuations but generally overall holding onto a property for a longer period of time will ride through any changes to price and always increase in value.

Property owners that have purchased a newer build would have never anticipated that the materials being used to create their dream home, would in fact have potential health … Continue Reading »

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Happy New Year!

Starting a new financial year also gives us a fresh start to think about financial goals and aspirations. I like the idea of it seasonally being winter when most of us, particularly anyone living on the coast, gets the chance to take a breather and time out to look at the bigger picture.

I take this time to file, clean up my desk and sort, it’s time to also … Continue Reading »

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As a real estate agent probably the most common thing I hear not just from buyers but literally anyone I talk to about property, is that they wished they had of purchased a property earlier in life or were more educated in finance as a teenager / young adult. I have to say even I am in that boat myself!  I purchased my first property after sitting in a café … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Anglesea and Torquay

It’s all Positive news on Negative Gearing! As it turns out Australians very much have demonstrated a vested interest in the property market and in my opinion 2 of the biggest policies from a government perspective are ‘negative gearing’ and ‘franking credits’. These unchanged policies secured the existing government the election as it directly impacted the majority of voters.

Every realestate agent across the country was somewhat relieved that this will … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Anglesea and Torquay

I really didn’t want to talk election again this week, however I must say after having a patriotic morning watching so much footage of historical moments with the passing of Bob Hawke, I’m filled with a rush of ‘Australian’ emotions through my veins.

First and foremost, I have to say looking back in time what has been a real stand out for me are the qualities of true leadership and what … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

The start of the school holidays commenced last week and with lovely weather on the radar for the upcoming week, it’s a great time to visit the coast.  Outside of post-Christmas and January, next week is our second busiest time of the year and the majority of our holiday properties are booked right across all of our offices along the coastline. Whilst this week was the first time I lit … Continue Reading »