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Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

There is so
much excitement in the air this week, school holidays kick off today, spring
weather has arrived, surf coast century 100KM, Angair – wildflower and Art
event is on this weekend and footy fever is at its peak… particularly if you’re
a Tigers or Geelong supporter!

Our holiday
accommodation team has been super busy preparing for over 100 check in’s over
the next week, we are very proud sponsors … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

Bank interest rates & savings accounts have been under
the spot light this week, specifically with them being so low it’s hardly worth
having cash in the account! With very little return on savings, older generations
and pensioners in particular are complaining about how they can generate a
return on their investment.

The Reserve
Bank of Australia have made comment; saying an ageing population is actually partly to
blame for … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

Only 2 weeks until School holidays and 3 weeks until the
Grand Final, Spring has launched and whilst today is a bit gloomy, the rest of
Australia is on Bush fire alert with well above average temperatures, taking
most the country from Winter straight into Summer!

After checking in with our Holiday Team, it appears that
most people have already planned their summer holidays too, with only 8
properties … Continue Reading »

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 »

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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 »