Archive for November, 2009

Did you know?

The Surf Coast Shire has an area of 1556 square kilometres, with some 55 kilometres of coastline and is amongst the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria. The Great Ocean Road attracts over 2.5 million travellers annually, a figure which is growing all the time.

Open Houses this weekend:
SATURDAY
11:00am – 11:30am   7 Highlander Street, Torquay
12:00pm – 12:30pm  30 Highlander Street, Torquay
1:00pm – 1:30pm     19 Headland … Continue Reading »

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY RETURNS

At Great Ocean Road Real Estate we regularly assist landlords, buyers and sellers in relation to rates of return (yields) for residential real estate across all sectors of the markets in Torquay, Jan Juc and districts.

Yields are generally uniformed though can vary subject to location in particular. Other factors affecting returns include age and presentation, proximity to services and facilities and naturally, house size and format.

As a general … Continue Reading »

Great Ocean Road Real Estate Best Practice Accreditation

This week Great Ocean Road Real Estate’s website was awarded the ‘Website of the week’ on the Best Practice Website. Accreditation for Best Practice Real Estate Agents is only awarded to agencies with a written Guarantee of Service and which comply with top 10% levels of performance in each of the following client focused areas:

Customer Service
Standards of performance, conduct and ethical behaviour
Employer training and support
Business Management

Every Best Practice … Continue Reading »

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES!

A year ago today we were marketing 79 listings across Torquay, Jan Juc and districts excluding land subdivisions. A year ago this week the RBA dropped the standard variable rate by 75 basis points – the largest in years. A year ago today buyers and investors were sitting on their hands and we were calling the market ‘the wait and see’ arena in the face of some of the … Continue Reading »