Archive for October, 2009

Are we starting to see the benefits of the Geelong Bypass?

Geoff Bennett

Extremely strong activity in recent weeks has agents talking about the ‘good old days’.

Just this week our agency has received offers from three parties on the one property which has only been on the market for around a week. The end result to the vendor being a sale well above the asking price. Clear evidence of the strength of the … Continue Reading »

Great time to grab a Coastal Bargain

According to RP Data Property Pulse, it’s a ‘Great time for buyers to grab a coastal bargain’.

Following is an edited version from the October release:

“For those prospective buyers who have aspired to buy into one of Australia’s coastal lifestyle markets but couldn’t quite afford to do so, now may be a good time to consider your options…. It is becoming increasingly clear, however, that many of those lifestyle markets … Continue Reading »


GOLD SPONSORS – GREAT OCEAN ROAD REAL ESTATE Annual Golf week is one of the Torquay Golf Club’s biggest events for the year. Great Ocean Road Real Estate was privileged to be involved as a major sponsor this year and whilst the Torquay team did not fare well in the prizes, their efforts were gallant in wintry conditions at the Great Ocean Road Real Estate Challenge held on Wednesday October … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

With Melbourne’s best view in my rear vision mirror from beneath the Australian flag on top of the Westgate Bridge, I pressed the start button on the stop watch of my iphone to time the journey back to the Waurn Ponds round about. I arrived after precisely 51 minutes at the gateway to “Our Backyard”. All of a sudden Torquay, Aireys Inlet, Lorne and Apollo … Continue Reading »

Seasonal return of Great Ocean Road Holiday lovers.

The siren of the AFL Grand Final sends a significant message to the coast.

* The 2009 AFL premiership cup again sits proudly in Geelong.
* The third term school holidays vacating are almost complete.
* Visitations and focus of local owners, absentee owners, would-be owners and visitors alike is again re-aligned to “our backyard”.
Many coastal traders report that their businesses are re-born with the … Continue Reading »