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Real Estate is an industry that is built on relationships, client service and honourable reputations. We reinforce to buyers all the time the importance of being transparent and clear with the brief, so that we can refer properties to meet the criteria.

A wonderful example of this took place this week with our Agent Ben Jackson, he recently listed 8/105 Great Ocean Road and then … Continue Reading »

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 … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

Its Grand Final week & I’m a Tigers supporter so bear with me
whilst I tell my favourite story of the week, about passion, perseverance and
determination for success within a team! I absolutely love seeing people shine
before your very eyes and then wondering where they came from and how they got
to where they are now. Having worked in sales environments most of my life and
a … Continue Reading »

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 »

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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 »