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  • Great Ocean Report - June 2011 | | Surf Coast News
    The Age this week stating that the overall Melbourne auction clearance rate was 59 however it goes on to report that there are 17 suburbs that year to date have posted clearance rates of above 75 So the sentiment of the property owners in those suburbs is going to be markedly different to those in the outer suburbs where the clearance rates are much lower A look at the specifics of what is happening In a climate of rising interest rates and negative sentiment from overseas property markets Sydney and Melbourne have both shown resilience due to low unemployment and continued population growth In the latest RP Data figures for the twelve months to April Sydney s median house price is slightly up 1 2 and Melbourne s is slightly down 0 8 There is a buildup of stock on the market and price growth will remain subdued while this continues Brisbane is down due to the flooding no surprises there Canberra is up 0 7 No one really cares about Adelaide Hobart and Darwin unless you have property there which we don t so we will move on and Perth we have already spoken about The Queensland coastal market has been affected more than anything by the combination of a high Australian dollar a record year of rain and a lot of aging apartment stock The rain dramatically slowed tourism which is the lifeblood of that coastline so there is no mystery that prices are down and supply is up in that part of the country That brings us to our part of the world In our next report we will be doing our usual end of financial year round up that will give you detailed statistics on the performance of the market But in general terms our immediate proximity and our lack of supply has held us in good stead Similar to Melbourne the volume of sales is down but the prices appear to be holding up well Properties that people are falling in love with are selling well as mentioned in the last Great Ocean Report there was a new record price set in Eastern View recently and the ugly ducklings continue to attract less interest In a rising market buyers will buy properties they don t absolutely love because they don t want to miss out but in a flatter market there is no urgency to do so The soon to be completed final stage of the Geelong Ring Road is a major emotional and practical advantage that is a specific factor to our area which will certainly help underpin prices Between Anglesea Aireys Inlet and Lorne there are approximately 8000 properties in total and with set town boundaries there is no chance for expansion so supply is limited Within a few weeks there will be completely seamless access between these towns and the 4 million plus people of Melbourne We say this is an emotional advantage because if you are a Melbourne resident considering buying

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    monoxide Chlorine Chromium III Chromium VI and much more Which Tweet We need to be told the truth not spin Posted on August 22 2011 0 Comment Boron Thorium How do we get Alcoa to stop the spin and really tell us everything they are foisting on the unsuspecting Let s get this straight Anglesea residents are the human sacrifices for providing Tweet Anglesea Air Quality Posted on August 21 2011 0 Comment Anglesea renowned for its long sandy beaches kangaroos wildflowers on the edge of the surrounding hills where the community flourishes in a stress free zone a tourist destination Where Toxic Emissions occur 24 7 Read more Tweet It s a hard Rain that falls in Anglesea Posted on August 21 2011 0 Comment nitrogen oxides react with water and other chemicals in the air to form sulphuric acid nitric acid and other pollutants These acid pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere eventually return to the ground Tweet ANGLESEA RIVER FISH KILL EVENTS Posted on August 19 2011 0 Comment It was the local Angling Club that first tried to obtain some answers to these Fish Kill events This so called Natural Event took place over the following time line The Time Line of this event was as follows 1st Kill 13 09 2010 Tweet Newer Entries Advertisement News Headlines A Total Fire Ban Declared For Today Surf World International Surf Film Festival Screens January 2014 Low Key Alcohol Free Is Focus For Surf Coast New Year s Eve Celebrations Saturday Declared A Total Fire Ban Day Keep Your Campfire Safe This Summer Aircranes Delilah and Malcolm Fly To Victoria For Summer Kelly Slater Wins Billabong Pipe Masters Florence Takes Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Mick Fanning Claims 2013 ASP World Title at Billabong Pipe Masters Torquay Boardriders

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  • | Great Ocean Report - April 2012 | Surf Coast News
    heading All these indicators are more positive this year than last As most of our buying demographic come from Melbourne what happens in that market place is particularly relevant to our area To label the market steady is probably the most accurate According to the REIV the median house price in Melbourne rose by only 5000 to 535 000 0 9 over the past year from March 2011 to March 2012 This stability is what many potential buyers are looking for In 2011 we were experiencing a lot of potential buyers who were in a position to buy but were taking a wait and see approach What a period of stability assures these fence sitters is that prices are not going to dramatically fall like some media commentators are suggesting With discretionary lifestyle property purchasers their prime motivation to purchase is rarely capital gain but those buyers definitely do not want to lose money So a period of stability gives them reassurance to proceed with their coastal property purchase So what is causing this stability and steady improvement in sentiment Basically Australians who have the capability and or the intention to buy real estate are running out of reasons not to Your capability will obviously vary due to your personal circumstance and your intention will depend on the area in which you want to buy remembering that Australia is not just one property market It is many smaller markets that get affected by local factors What over arches these local factors however is sentiment and we have seen positive sentiment from several sources particularly over the first quarter of 2012 At writing the Australian stock market had risen approximately 8 since the start of the year Australia s unemployment has remained virtually unchanged and currently sits at 5 2 this is a strong stability indicator The Greek debt crisis is becoming old news and although Europe has a long way to go there is a palatable acceptance that they will continue to work it out Even the US economy is reigniting after some tough years and being the largest economy in the world this is significant Looking forward we see a continued year of stability with different sectors of the market having more participation than others which is usual in this part of the cycle Locally this year we have been quite steady up to 1m and this seems to be the experience in most of the coastal markets within 3 hours of Melbourne Above 1m it has been tougher however there are green shoots appearing in this price range also with some large dollar value sales starting to reappear in the inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne This provides confidence to the coastal markets as the buyers generally come from the same areas We have certainly seen enquiry levels in the 1m 3m bracket improve in the past month after a lean 18 month period We hope you found this Great Ocean Report informative We are also pleased to announce

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  • | Great Ocean Properties Report February 2012 | Surf Coast News
    their interest Fixed interest investors look for alternatives and mortgage holders take solace from these Talking to agents in Melbourne the numbers at open for inspections have increased substantially and this is usually the first sign of increased confidence Apart from the usual people who sell or buy for their personal needs as costs of funding reduce first home buyers increasingly engage but particularly investors who want to take advantage of a subdued market to buy correctly In the past as interest rates decline it has usually been on the back of some economic instability This usually causes the stock markets to become volatile investors lose money and investment security becomes a sought after requirement Australian bricks and mortar has an excellent track record in providing this and even if short term capital gain is not assured it is better than losing money The fact that they can physically touch it and have control over it is psychologically comforting and often that is enough to make it attractive In discretionary lifestyle property markets the performance of any particular area will vary substantially based on location The example of this is that we have seen a great summer in Victoria and this has provided some excellent sentiment for buyers looking for justification to purchase The reverse is true the further north you head as the east coast from Sydney up have experienced a second very wet holiday period due to the lingering second year of the La Nina This has been forecast since July and has come to fruition This will effect buying of discretionary property in those areas and no doubt the media will be keen to call it a housing slump but really it is quite logical that there is less incentive to buy if the initial emotional attachment doesn t occur due to adverse weather Our local area has seen enquiry pick up in the past two weeks after a great summer and increased talk of interest rate cuts The enquiry levels are highest around the median ranges and lessen as the prices get higher This reflects who is buying Those with excellent job security are happy to take advantage of a flatter market medical legal whereas the high level corporates who are used to receiving regular bonuses have their eyes on Europe They are usually our buyers over 1 5m and so it is easy to understand why this is a more difficult price range at present Because of that there are some excellent buying opportunities in those upper price ranges at the moment In summary we believe in 2012 you will see volumes the number of sales increase off the historically low levels of 2011 The amount of volume will dictate price rises in any particular area but overall it will be a year of consolidation for most areas Economists who are picking percentage numbers of rise and fall are completely crystal ball gazing and will probably get it wrong as usual This is simply because

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  • | Great Ocean Properties Report - October 2011 | | Surf Coast News
    of the purchase of the land Clearly property owners are not going to spend this amount of money and not use them They may not be all permanent homes but the vision of the split lifestyle between the Surfcoast and Melbourne is an achievable reality with the ease of unimpeded access So who is buying and who is spending at present in these times when much of the herd is sitting on their hands The answer is simple It is those from the medical and legal fraternity and we have seen this before When the GFC hit in 2008 interest rates went south the real estate market flattened and those with total job security from these professions took advantage of those conditions to buy well It is easy to see in hindsight but we can tell you that it is starting to happen again The amount of doctors and lawyers that we are dealing with right now far outweigh any other demographic Why Job security interest rates trending south you can get 3 year fixed interest rates for 6 3 now even without the RBA moving and a flatter market allowing them to buy well Add to this the ring road now and it is not really that difficult to see why Certainly the recent stock market volatility has distracted and cautioned some buyers For most of us it is just annoying We have been forced by government legislation to invest in shares yet the industry that supports and trades in that asset class have simply lost their way They are rarely focusing on fundamentals but are just reactive to the latest headline or report that is produced As the amount of available information has increased so appears has the fear of stock holders and their representatives Any asset market where some participants can profit from falling values has some serious structural issues Real estate as an asset class may be experiencing some negative sentiment from some quarters at present but at a minimum it is stable and you can touch it It isn t subject to daily manipulation and it is actually physically useful Australian property has been incredibly resilient since the GFC and this is simply because the fundamentals remain very strong As real estate is governed by three factors supply demand and sentiment our local fundamentals are some of the strongest in the country We have created a graphic which demonstrates the reason why property prices on the coast remain steady in a flatter market and surge in a buoyant one Look at the total available properties of Anglesea Aireys Inlet and Lorne versus the population of the main buying demographic of Melbourne and all the previous capital growth mentioned in the graphic was pre ring road Links Great Ocean Properties website www greatoceanproperties com au Filed in Great Ocean Properties Report Surf Coast Shire Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name Required Mail will not be published Required Website Submit Comment CAPTCHA Code Advertisement

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  • Urquharts Bluff | Surf Coast News
    Bluff to Aireys Inlet 6km Estimated walking time 1 30 hours Stage 3 Anglesea to Aireys Inlet 10km 3 hours Point Roadknight Beaches ODonohues Gaps Guvvos Hutt Gully Coastal Heathland the Mary White Reserve Toilets and Facilities Urquhart Bluff to Aireys Inlet Occy Pool Sunnymead Sandy Gully Split Point Marine Park Split Point Lighthouse Photo Gallery Map Point Roadknight Beaches ODonohues Gaps Guvvos Hutt Gully Toilets and Facilities Point Roadknight and Urquharts Bluff Photo Gallery Home Jan Juc Bells Beach Point Addis Anglesea Urquharts Bluff Aireys Inlet Moggs Creek Map Advertisement News Archive Select Month January 2014 1 December 2013 26 November 2013 37 October 2013 47 September 2013 45 August 2013 26 July 2013 34 June 2013 59 May 2013 24 October 2012 17 September 2012 30 May 2012 5 April 2012 76 March 2012 100 February 2012 85 January 2012 79 December 2011 102 November 2011 55 October 2011 59 September 2011 22 August 2011 82 July 2011 47 June 2011 38 May 2011 50 April 2011 52 March 2011 46 February 2011 64 January 2011 61 December 2010 50 November 2010 74 October 2010 69 September 2010 11 August 2010 1 July 2008 1 April 2007 1 March 2005 3 January 2005 2 August 2004 1 May 2004 1 September 2003 1 April 2003 4 February 2003 1 November 2002 4 October 2002 1 July 2002 1 October 1989 15 Photos on flick r Events Entertainment Sponsor Coastal Wildflowers Sponsor Local Beach Information Sponsor Administration Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Search Twitter Feed Pick up some rubbish this week and take a pic and trashyselfie to support the push for a 10c solution to this fb me 2AXSynz49 About 2 years ago from Surf Coast News s Twitter via Facebook Interesting development in

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  • Torquay Surf Beach | Surf Coast News
    to 26th January and at weekends and public holidays from the last weekend in November to Easter Monday Torquay Surf Life Saving Club Torquay Surf Beach is one of Victoria s busiest beaches It is also where the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club is located Each summer the club volunteers perform between 20 and 30 rescues and over 270 preventative actions For further information visit the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club s website www torquayslsc com au Photo Gallery Surf Coast Beaches Torquay Beach Information Point Impossible Whites Beach Fisherman s Beach Fisherman s Beach Yacht Club Fisherman s Beach Boat Ramp Torquay Front Beach Cosy Corner Point Danger Torquay Surf Beach Jan Juc Bells Beach Surfing Reserve Point Addis Anglesea Beach Information Aireys Inlet Fairhaven Lorne Advertisement News Archive Select Month January 2014 1 December 2013 26 November 2013 37 October 2013 47 September 2013 45 August 2013 26 July 2013 34 June 2013 59 May 2013 24 October 2012 17 September 2012 30 May 2012 5 April 2012 76 March 2012 100 February 2012 85 January 2012 79 December 2011 102 November 2011 55 October 2011 59 September 2011 22 August 2011 82 July 2011 47 June 2011 38 May 2011 50 April 2011 52 March 2011 46 February 2011 64 January 2011 61 December 2010 50 November 2010 74 October 2010 69 September 2010 11 August 2010 1 July 2008 1 April 2007 1 March 2005 3 January 2005 2 August 2004 1 May 2004 1 September 2003 1 April 2003 4 February 2003 1 November 2002 4 October 2002 1 July 2002 1 October 1989 15 Photos on flick r Entertainment Sponsor Coastal Wildflowers Sponsor Local Beach Information Sponsor Administration Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Search Twitter Feed Pick up some rubbish

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