Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

What a week! As we roll out the last days of the school holidays, the sun has perfectly shone for everyone to enjoy the coast and events we have embraced across Melbourne and Victoria! With Parents and kids feeling worn out from all the activities and fun, the rain has gently set in at just the right time for some well-deserved resting, movies & ipad action.

Last weekend was incredibly busy (except Saturday afternoon) at the open for inspections as a burst of buyers visited us at the open for inspections, many new buyers coming into our market which is positive to see. We had a few experiences of buyers visiting opens, knowing they love the property and moved without haste to secure the property by formalising offers via the contract of sale and vendors statement, which is really the only and best way to get the deal done.

We have been carrying a lot of stock over a million dollars, so it was wonderful to sell 3 this week over that price bracket.

  • 1 Second Avenue, Anglesea – sold close to the asking price $1,250,000 (under contract)
  • 12 Sixth Avenue, Anglesea – sold at the asking price $1,350,000 (under contract)
  • 12 Wray Street, Anglesea – sold close to the asking price $1,150,000 (under contract)

Other properties that also sold well were

  • 9/141 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea – sold within the advertised range $960K
  • 8/105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea – sold over the asking price $825K
  • 98 Harvey Street, Anglesea – sold close to asking price $950K

Big news for Torquay this week was the sale of Rip Curl to Australia and New Zealand brand Kathmandu. Brian Singer and Doug Warbrick founded Rip Curl 50 years ago and have made an incredible contribution to the Torquay community, employing many locals whilst they grew their brand into an international success. The brand has no doubt put Torquay and the surf coast on the map for surf enthusiasts and also being associated with iconic surfing competitions like Bells Beach– Rip Curl Pro, which generates positive tourism and experiences for travellers & locals. Chief Executive Officer of Kathmandu – Xavier Simonet said the acquisition “would transform Kathmandu into a highly complementary, seasonally balanced, global outdoor and action sports business”.

My last words on football as we hang up the boots for the season and charge towards Spring and Summer is of course The Tigers Win!!! I have never seen the MCG with so many Richmond supporters in my life, enjoying a beer at the cricketers before the game, there was literally not one Giants supporter in the entire pub! So many people who love to watch footy, did not enjoy the Huge margin but I did! And great to see a team build up young or up and coming players. I read this week that Marlion Pickett who played in the VFL grand final and then followed up with his debut in the Grand Final, first time since 1952 this has happened. But the news I loved most around this player was of his manager Anthony Van Der Weilen, he manages Marlion for free, he has stuck by him done so much behind the scenes in getting him on the player list. Facilitating meetings with clubs and pleading them to give him a chance, Richmond being the team that did.

Imagine that hey, someone working for nothing / no payment until they get a result!!! Oh hang on – that’s what real estate agents do ….. every day of the week!

Looking forward to seeing you at the open for inspections or private appointments. Have a lovely weekend.


Kellie Saddington

Ph: 0488 980 994



Open For Inspections

Saturday 05th October 

5/4 Noble Street 12.00 – 12.30

210 Great Ocean Road 1.45 – 2.15

25 Second Avenue 2.30 – 3.00 

Sunday 06th October 

8 Sparrow Ave 1.45 – 2.15

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