Archive for May, 2013

Our Backyard – Torquay

Greetings from Great Ocean Road Real Estate, Torquay  / Jan Juc,

AREA PROFILE

The size of Jan Juc is approximately 6 square kilometres. It has 2 parks covering nearly 9% of total area.

The population of Jan Juc is 2006 was 3,156 people. By 2011 the population was 3,520 showing a population growth of 11% in the area during that time.

The predominant age group in Jan Juc is 0-14 years.

Households in Jan Juc … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Torquay

Greetings from Great Ocean Road Real Estate, Torquay / Jan Juc,

Knowledge is Priceless

I was lucky enough to attend Australia’s largest real estate conference AREC13, which was held at Broadbeach, Queensland over Sunday and Monday. With around 3000 attendees this is the second largest real estate conference held worldwide. We heard from a diverse range of world class speakers including Alan Jones, John Symonds from Aussie Home Loans and Chris Gardiner … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Torquay

Greetings from Great Ocean Road Real Estate, Torquay / Jan Juc,

How to dodge a super pitfall

Using superannuation to buy an investment property is becoming immensely popular with baby boomers. Do-it-yourself super is by far the fastest-growing segment of superannuation, with about $14 billion in superannuation being transferred out of externally managed funds each year and put into self-managed super funds. For many SMSF trustees, property ticks all the right boxes. … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Torquay

Greetings from Great Ocean Road Real Estate, Torquay / Jan Juc,

Surprise Interest Cut

The Reserve Bank surprised today by announcing a cut in the official interest rate by 0.25 percent to a new record low of 2.75 percent. Today's announcement followed three months of rates on hold with the last cut of 0.25 percent in December last year.

Rates have now fallen by a full 2 percent since the beginning of the … Continue Reading »