Our Backyard

AFL Grand Final – But Not as we Know it.

This year’s AFL Grand Final between Richmond and Geelong will be, like most things in 2020, completely unprecedented. It will be the first night Grand Final (being played at 7.30pm, Saturday) and the first time the decider has been held outside of Melbourne, gracing the turf of Brisbane’s Gabba. The game will also be the first all-Victorian … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

The conversation around COVID-19 seems to have been amplified over the last couple of weeks as our clients, friends and family in Melbourne continue to endure strict lock down measures. As I talk to people that were once very supportive of the first lock down measures, and the early stages of the second lock down, they are now very critical of the state government and its management of … Continue Reading »


If you read our blog on regular basis you will know that Kellie Saddington has recently resigned her post as Anglesea Branch Manager. On behalf of the Great Ocean Rd Real Estate Team I’d like to thank Kellie for her hard work and dedication over the past 6 years to the Anglesea Office. I know Kellie was greatly respected by many of our past and current clients and … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

 I think if we can all get through the next few weeks; we may just be thinking how good it was to be in lockdown during winter. A little taste of Spring today and tomorrow is just what we all needed to lift our spirits and dare to dream about the upcoming warmer months.

With property stock levels being so low and excellent qualified buyers … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

A few of my friends have been celebrating milestone birthdays this week, its so hard to not see your besties and give them a hug on such special occasions. The beauty is though that we have had to find creative ways to connect and send our love. All our friends caught up and had 5pm ‘zoom’ drinks and then later I joined a ‘zoom’ dinner party!… Continue Reading »

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There is not a moment of my day that I don’t think of my beautiful mum or feel her presence, the heartbreak of losing her certainly put life in perspective. When she died in April, the Anglesea nursing home had been in lock down for the first time and I was unable able to visit her for a month.

We were new to the restrictions … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Anglesea

The Anglesea property market is still abundant with enquiries from buyers wanting to relocate to the coast on a permanent basis.

Whilst the stage 3 covid19 restrictions will slow the number of visitors to our coastline, the light at the end of the tunnel for a lot of people is the potential to change their life and future, after lockdown.

Buyers that … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

Today is the commencement of private school holidays & next week the public sector, usually this time of year most of Victoria head away to warmer climates to escape the winter. Given our restrictions with interstate borders, again we see strength in local holiday accommodation.

We have also seen very strong buyer interest for coastal properties, and we are getting very different feedback from the … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

As we head into winter our coastal towns traditionally slip into hibernation, suddenly our seasons have changed. With an easing in restrictions and interstate borders still closed, our phones have been ringing off the hook with holiday bookings with guests wanting an escape. This long weekend plus school holidays coming up at the end of the month and into July is looking very busy.

Separately … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

 What a stunning day!

It is so lovely to get some sunshine and warmth, which makes it even more appealing to get outside and enjoy some level of exercise. To keep myself balanced, each morning I do a little bush walk and then head to the beach for a walk and meditation. I stop and listen to the crashing waves wash upon the shore and … Continue Reading »